Religious rights violations: CAN insists Christian persecution exist in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has alleged religious persecutions in the Northern part of the country. Their allegation is in reaction to federal government’s denial of any religious freedom violations, as accused by the United States. Recall that recently, the US had placed Nigeria, among other countries on a religious freedom blacklist. The Christian... Continue Reading →

Nigerian govt replies US on violation of religious freedom

Nigerian government, on Tuesday, refuted claims by the United States of America, that the country abuses religious freedom, insisting that both Christians and Muslims are victims of terrorism in the country. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, made the remark in a statement made available to the public. Mohammed described the allegation as a... Continue Reading →

Lai Mohammed denies announcing increase in hate speech fine to N5m

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied announcing an increase in the hate speech fine to N5million. The minister, who stated this in a counter-affidavit filed in response to an originating motion filed by a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, at the Federal High Court, Lagos, said the constitution allows for the... Continue Reading →

Netherlands returns smuggled 600-year-old Ife terracotta to Nigerian govt

The Kingdom of Netherlands on Thursday officially presented a smuggled Ife Terracotta antiquity dated to be at least 600 years old to Nigeria. The repatriated antiquity was presented to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at a ceremony held in Abuja. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria,... Continue Reading →

CNN dares Nigerian govt, releases second damning report on #EndSars protests

Atlanta based Cable Network News station, CNN has released a second damning report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, which elicited global outrage and condemnation. In the fresh report issued on Tuesday, CNN revealed more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020. The fresh report by CNN... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Lai Mohammed under fire for threatening to sanction CNN

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has criticized Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture over his comments on the investigative report by Cable News Network, CNN, on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate. HURIWA, a frontline Rights group, described Mohammed’s comments as unbridled, irrational, irresponsible, emotional, and totally provocative. Mohammed had threatened... Continue Reading →

Lai Mohammed: We need to ‘dominate’, control what Nigerians post on social media

The Federal Government has solicited the support of the National Assembly in formulating a national policy on use of social media to control fake news and misinformation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the request in Abuja while defending the 2021 budget proposal of the Information sector of his ministry. Mr Mohammed, who appeared... Continue Reading →

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