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30 Jul
The Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed will be on 'Politics Nationwide' live on the network service of @radionigeriahq today by 8:00am.

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“The decision to hand over the National Theatre was informed by the need to reposition the entire Creative Industry and as you know, the NT is the hub of that industry. This handover is one of the many steps taken by the FG to reposition the industry”-HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed
“The agreement btw the @NigeriaGov and the CBN is very clear. They will renovate and upgrade the mainbowl,the cinema halls,the banquet halls,conference center,upgrade the sanitary facilities, the ACs,accoustics, lighting and handover a brand new NT to us”-HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed
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12 Jul
National Theatre Restoration To Generate 10,000 Jobs - Minister

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the planned restoration and upgrade of the iconic National Theatre will generate about 10,000 jobs during and after the restoration
The Minister stated this during the formal handover of the edifice and the adjoining 134-hectare fallow land to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers' Committee in Lagos on Sunday
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30 Jun
REMARKS BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF INFORMATION & CULTURE, ALH. LAI MOHAMMED

*THE CALL FOR PAY-AS-YOU-GO (PAYG) SUBSCRIPTION MODEL FOR PAY-TV IN NIGERIA*

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Please permit me to thank you, Honourable Chairman,for inviting me, as a critical stakeholder,for a discussion and presentation of a position paper to the Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the non-implementation of Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) plan by broadcast satellite service providers.
BACKGROUND

The clamor for the abolition of the monthly billing system or the introduction of a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) plan has been directed at Pay TV operators in the past by Nigerian subscribers due to reasons such as epileptic power supply or...
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17 Jun
Atiku's Scaremongering on Debt Profile Based on False Premise - FG

The FG has said the apocalyptic scenarios on the country's debt profile, as painted by former VP Atiku Abubakar in his press statement on Tuesday, is nothing but scaremongering anchored on a false premise.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said while the Federal
Government welcomes constructive criticism, such must be based on verifiable facts rather than conjectures and innuendos.
''There is no doubt that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar loves our country and wishes it well, otherwise he would not have sustained
his serial quest for the country's highest position.
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4 Jun
STAGE SET FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREATEST AGRIC REVOLUTION IN NIGERIAN HISTORY

Being The Text of The Press Conference Addressed By The Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Thursday, 3 June 2020
Good afternoon gentlemen, and thank you for honouring our invitation once again. While briefing you last Friday on the 1st anniversary, second term of the @MBuhari Administration,...
I hinted at the agricultural revolution that the Administration is about to embark upon, and I said that the Hon. Minister of Agriculture and I will be providing details.
Well, we are here to do just that today.
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2 Jun
Happening Now: Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed virtually inaugurates the Ministerial Committee on Audience Measurement.
TEXT OF THE SPEECH BY THE HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, AT THE VIRTUAL INAUGURATION OF THE TASK TEAM ON AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY, 2 JUNE 2020
1.   Good afternoon,ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this virtual inauguration of the Task Team on Audience Measurement.Though I announced the establishment of this Task Team in Lagos on Mar. 5th 2020, the #COVID19 pandemic has delayed its inauguration. But here we are today!
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29 May
1st Anniversary (2nd Term) of @MBuhari Administration: A Year of Momentous Change:

Being The Text of The Press Conference Addressed By The HMIC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, To Mark The First Anniversary (Second Term) of The Buhari Administration....in Abuja on Friday, 29 May 2020
Good morning gentlemen, and thank you for honouring our invitation to this press conference. It's been a while. Of course, the #Covid19 pandemic has left us all either locked down or engaging in social distancing and avoiding mass gathering,
...as part of the overall safety and survival strategy in the face of the virulent virus that has taken the world by storm. I urge you all to continue to stay safe.
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27 Apr
ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE CUMULATIVE LOCKDOWN ORDER OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON COVID- 19 PANDEMIC AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA MONDAY, 27th APRIL, 2020
1. Fellow Nigerians

2. I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation.
3. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of #COVID19 have been recorded globally with about 900,000 recoveries. Unfortunately, some 200,000 people have passed away as a result of this pandemic.
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18 Apr
#COVID19: Unprofessional conduct at Gudu cemetery

The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration has noted with concern the video trending on social media, showing a man pulling off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) unprofessionally after...
... after participating in the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja.
The Public Health Department has since taken neccasry action.
The said PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery has been decontaminated.
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13 Apr
ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA
MONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020
1. Fellow Nigerians

2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020.
3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions.

4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities
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29 Mar
ADDRESS BY H.E. @MBuhari , PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE #COVID19 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020
Fellow Nigerians, From the first signs that #Coronavirus, or #COVID19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.
The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis.
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26 Mar
#CoronaVirusInNigeria

Happening Now: Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed updating the Press on Federal Government's continuing
efforts to combat the #COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria. 26/04/20.
TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HMIC, ALH. LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY,26 MARCH 2020

Good afternoon gentlemen,and welcome to this press conference, called to update you on the measures being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.
I want to say straight away that our strategy at containing this pandemic is working, but we still have a long way to go. We know our priorities and we know our challenges.
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24 Mar
#FMICPRESSRELEASE

FG Alerts Nigerians To Existence of Coronavirus Ransomware

The FG has alerted Nigerians to the existence of an Android-based malicious and fraudulent Coronavirus Ransomware Application, which claims to provide updates on the virus and infections near the user.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Ransomware blocks access to users' personal data and accounts and threatens deletion, unless users pay One Hundred US Dollars ($100) in Bitcoin within 48 hours.
He said the Ransomware App, detected on the website coronavirusapp.site, prompts users to download an Android App purportedly for coronavirus map tracking and heat map visuals.
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23 Mar
#COVID19

#FAKENEWS ALERT!!!

1. AN AUDIO RECORDING THAT IS BEING CIRCULATED ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA, ESPECIALLY ON WHATSAPP, HAS MADE SOME BOGUS CLAIMS, INCLUDING THAT NIGERIA IS SEEKING TO BUY USED PROTECTIVE GEAR FROM CHINA, WAITING FOR MONEY FROM THE WHO BEFORE DOING ANYTHING,
...THAT NIGERIA HAS NO FUNDS TO TACKLE THE DISEASE BECAUSE THE FOREIGN RESERVES HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED AND FUNDS STOLEN, THAT NIGERIA IS UNDERSTATING THE FIGURES OF THOSE
INFECTED, ETC.
THIS IS A MOST IRRESPONSIBLE, INACCURATE AND DEFINITELY ORCHESTRATED JOB BY A CHARLATAN AND SHOULD BE DISREGARDED BY ALL NIGERIANS. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THIS HATCHET JOB IS AIMED AT DISTRACTING THE HARD-WORKING HEALTH OFFICIALS AND MISINFORMING NIGERIANS IN ORDER TO CREATE PANIC.
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13 Mar
“I did not attack President @MBuhari, I was emotionally attached to his outstanding virtues of honesty and craved to shake him” -Mohammed Jamil Bello, the man alleged to have attacked President @MBuhari at #ArgunguFishingFestival2020
“I did not attack President @MBuhari, I was emotionally attached to his outstanding virtues of honesty and craved to shake him” -Mohammed Jamilu Gunddare, the man alleged to have attacked President @MBuhari at #ArgunguFishingFestival2020 /1
“I am alive and the DSS never tortured me; nobody ever tortured me, I was well cared for and given food” -Mohammed Jamilu Gunddare, the man alleged to have attacked President @MBuhari at #ArgunguFishingFestival2020
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29 Feb
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CORONAVIRUS

29/02/20

What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are normally transmitted between animals and people. The COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

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It was first reported to @WHO on the 31st of December, 2019 in Wuhan, China
What is the source of COVID-19?

Scientists and public health officials are working hard to identify the source of the SARS-CoV-2 which is the virus that causes COVID-19.
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9 Jan
#FMICPRESSRELEASE

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 (@nbcgovng) 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...
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20 Nov 19
PRESIDENT BUHARI SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER 009 ON THE OPEN DEFECATION-FREE NIGERIA BY 2025

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled, The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order.
The Order declares as follows:

1. That by this Order, Nigeria is committed to being open defecation free by 2025.
2. That the National Open Defecation Free (ODF) Roadmap developed by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources with support from other key sector players across Nigeria be put into effect.
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29 Oct 19
Happening Now: Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed addresses the Media in Abuja on developments in the Ministry’s campaign against #FakeNews & #HateSpeech
TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING BY THE HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY, 29 OCT. 2019

- As usual, let me start by thanking you, gentlemen, for always responding to our invitation, and for your usually-reliable reports after our briefings.
- Today's briefing, as you would imagine, is on the #NationalCampaignFakesNews and #HateSpeech, which we launched last July.
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20 Oct 19
Happening Now: HMIC Alh. Lai Mohammed in an interactive session with Online Publishers in Lagos, Nigeria.
TEXT OF THE REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, DURING A MEETING WITH ONLINE PUBLISHERS IN LAGOS ON SUNDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2019.
Good afternoon gentlemen.

2. Please permit me to start by thanking you for honouring our invitation today. We have invited you here today for two main reasons:
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6 Oct 19
Happening Now: HMIC Alh. Lai Mohammed in a media engagement with Culture and Tourism correspondents in Lagos to share information by unveiling his plans for #CultureandTourism for the Next four years.
TEXT OF THE SPEECH BY THE HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, DURING MEETING WITH TRAVEL JOURNALISTS/ARTS AND CULTURE WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA IN LAGOS ON SUNDAY, 6 OCT 2019

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Good afternoon gentlemen. I am delighted to be here, and to meet with you again. I have called this meeting to enable us rub minds on how to move the Tourism and Culture Sector forward.
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