Mohammed: Away with political correctness

If there is one quality that is in short supply among many of our politicians, it is the ability to muster the courage, to take decisions that could threaten their comfort zones. For many politicians, the ultimate strategy is to strive, to look good before the people, to maintain popularity among the electorate and to remain in the good books of their sponsors, financiers or godfathers. Such politicians are risk averse; to them, innovation is anathema while creativity is absurd. What is important is to simply play safe, and with…

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I desperately needed money, says suspected kidnapper

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man, Sani Mohammed, for allegedly attempting to kidnap a lady, Stella Agbachi, of Top-Medical Road, Tunga, Minna, Niger State. Mohammed told interrogators that he embraced kidnapping to get rich quickly. The suspect met his waterloo when police detectives attached to Anti-Kidnapping Squad trailed and apprehended him on a tip-off while trying to escape to an unknown destination. The suspect confessed to have carried out a number of attempts in various parts of the state but could not succeed. Mohammed, who is a mechanic and hails…

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Defection: No cause for alarm in Kwara APC – Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said there was no cause for alarm in his home state in the gale of defection in the All Progressives Congress (APC). The minister said instead, there was overwhelming support for President Muhammadu Buhari from across Kwara, in the wake of the defections by federal legislators from Kwara State. In a statement yesterday, Mohammed expressed gratitude to APC members and supporters in the state for their unflinching commitment to ensuring that the party emerged stronger than ever in the state. “That commitment…

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Accounting firm names managing partner

The firm of Chartered Accountants, Shehu Mohammed & Company has appointed Mallam Shehu Olaitan Mohammed as its managing partner. A statement by the firm describes him as a seasoned professional with over 25 years cognate experience spanning professional accounting practice, commerce and finance both in public and private sectors, a statement from the firm said. Shehu is coming on board at the time the firm is implementing its strategic business development and transformation plans. The company said that Mohammed’s appointment was expected to reposition the firm for quality service delivery…

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Mohammed solicits travel writers’ support for UNWTO/CAF Meeting

As Nigeria prepares to host the 61st session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/CAF Meeting and in continuation of nationwide campaign for support, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for the backing of Nigerian travel writers towards a successful hosting of the event. In a meeting with members of the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos during the week, Mohammed, which expressed delight over the support that the ministry has been receiving from the group, called on them…

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Mohammed: How to reduce Internet cost in Nigeria

Mr Rudman Mohammed is the Chief Executive Officer of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), an organisation connecting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and network operators to exchange traffic between their networks. In this interview with SAMSON AKINTARO, he speaks on the recipes for achieving lower Internet cost in Nigeria and other industry issues   What are the roles being played by IXPN in the Internet ecosystem in Nigeria and what has been your achievements so far? The core role we are playing is to interconnect all Internet service providers, all…

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Primary school dropout poses as doctor, runs hospital, lab

Police in Lagos State Police have arrested a fake medical doctor, who cannot read or write. The suspect, Abdulrahman Mohammed, 39, from Borno State, was arrested for operating as a medical doctor at No.3, Bamishiele Street, Idi-Araba, Lagos. According to the police, Mohammed was not even able to complete his primary education. Rather, he used to hawk drugs and later graduated to owning a shop. The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that further investigations into the activities of the suspect, who had been posing as a medical doctor,…

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APC/PDP looters’ lists: Acceptance of shame

  The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus recently apologized to Nigerians in the interest of himself and his party members for the 16 years of mismanagement. Secondus in his expression of remorse guaranteed Nigerians that the party had developed and gained from its mix-ups and is prepared to do things differently if it gets back to control. The remorse set off a response from the Presidency and the ruling APC, who believed that the PDP ought not to only apologise but return the stolen public…

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Looters’ list: Between selectiveness and breach of law

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government recently responded to the challenge by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to name looters under its watch by naming some chieftains of the opposition party as those who looted the nation’s treasury, but a cross section of Nigerians have raised issues over the propriety of the action, Temitope Ogunbanke reports   As reactions continue to trail the list of treasury looters recently released by the Federal Government, it was knocks for the government as a cross section of Nigerians described its action as a breach of the…

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Neglect of culture responsible for failure of devt agenda – Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alahaji Lai Mohammed has said that the neglect of culture is responsible for the failure of development agenda of many countries.   He also said that it was the importance of culture to economic development that informed Mohammadu Buhari-led administration’s focus on creative industries.   Mohammed stated, this in his welcome address at the opening ceremony of the Annual Roundtable on Cultural Orientation (ARTCO), organised by National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) and held in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Commending NICO for…

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