FG lauds Pearlena Igbokwe on Promotion To Chair Universal Studio

The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government was very delighted at the news of the promotion, which he said was the latest in a string of successes that had been recorded by Igbokwe. ”The fact that, in her new role, Igbokwe will lead the…

Lai mourns Ex-Kwara Deputy Speaker, Ayodele Shittu

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the late former Deputy Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Ayodele Shittu. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister said he was saddened by the demise of Hon. Shittu who, until his death, was a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. ”In his lifetime, Hon. Shittu contributed his own quota to the development of Kwara State, and he deserves accolades for…

Lockdown: Your ID Card is Your Pass, Minister Tells Journalists

All working journalists and other media staff in Lagos and Ogun statesas well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had been advised to use their valid Identity Cards to access their places of work and assignment venues during the 14-day lockdown directed by the President in the two states and the FCT. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the clarification became necessary in view of the inadequate time to properly accredit working journalists in the affected states and…

Information Minister Directs NBC To Implement Measures To Re-position Broadcast Industry, Create Jobs

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately implement measures aimed at re-positioning the broadcast industry with a view to sanitizing the industry, creating jobs, promoting local content, boosting the advert industry and bringing the broadcast industry up to par with the best practices from around the world. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said the directive becomes necessary following the submission of the report of the committee which he set up to work out the…

Information Minister Mourns Chief Akinyele

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of a former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, Alhaji Mohammed described the death of Chief Akinyele a monumental loss to his family, the people of Ondo State and Nigerians in general. The Minister said the late Chief Akinyele, to whom he was well acquainted in his lifetime especially in the realms of public relations, as an astute administrator and a highly-respected public relations…

Minister Commends Women’s Leading Role In Creative Industry

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has lauded the leading role being played by women in the country’s creative industry. Alhaji Mohammad gave the commendation at the opening of the 2019 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos on Sunday. He hailed the organizers of AFRIFF, which was founded by a woman, Chioma Ude, for using this year’s edition to celebrate women, hence the theme of the event, ‘Shero’. Alhaji Mohammed identified Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Road to Yesterday’, Bolanle Austen Peter’s ‘The Bling Lagosians’, ‘Waka The Musical’, Saro…

Let’s Work Hard to Justify Mr. President’s confidence, Minister Charges Staff

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has charged the management and staff of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to work harder to justify the confidence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister, who made the remarks in Abuja on Wednesday at his inaugural meeting with the Permanent Secretary and directors of the ministry immediately after he was sworn in by the President, said his re-appointment and subsequent posting to the ministry was a mark of confidence reposed in him by the President. “My charge to all…

APC sacks Saraki-controlled Kwara executives

The National Working Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the Kwara State Executive of the party, finally breaking the control of Senate President Bukola Saraki on the party affairs in the state. The party’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole and its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni announced this on Monday in Abuja after the NWC meeting. The party said a caretaker committee to be led by Bashir Bolarinwa shall be appointed to head the state Executive Committee. The caretaker committees would also be constituted in the…

FG CONDEMNS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY INVASION,ORDERS PROBE

The Federal Government has expressed shock at the invasion of the National Assembly and the subsequent snatching of the Senate mace by thugs on Tuesday.   In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the security agencies have been directed to immediately unravel the circumstances surrounding the breach of security that led to the invasion.   He said the security around the National Assembly complex would also be reinforced to prevent a recurrence.    

Terror Attack Alert: FG assures of Adequate Security Measures in FCT

The Federal Government has assured of adequate security measures to thwart any possible terror attack in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and elsewhere around the country, saying there is no cause for alarm despite the latest travel advisories by some Western countries. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the security agencies have not let down their guard, despite the fact that there has been no terror attack in the FCT since the Buhari Administration assumed office. ”We know…