Browsing: Lai Mohammed

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the Olupo will be sorely missed for his wisdom, his love of the people and the rare leadership he provided during his memorable reign.

There’s no need to fuss. And I’m pleased that not one of the high-profile seers involved has, so far, tried to make any excuses or to defend themselves. There’s nothing to defend, really, other than to swallow the humble pie, flush it down with a warm glass of lemonade and move on.

Though the Minister of Information and Culture, who stated the position of the Federal Government on Saturday did not mention any name, the statement came a day after the Bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, Rt. Rev. Hassan Matthew Kukah, took a swipe at the Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration in his homily on Christmas Day

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dismissed the claim on Saturday when he featured on a special edition of the Nigeria Television Authority programme: “Good Morning Nigeria.”

The first anecdote narrated by Akande, Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, was one he was told by a senator whose team had visited Somalia as parliamentary delegation to the war-torn country, some years ago. Somalia, you will recall, is a mono-ethnic nation which bore all indices of nationhood.

The Minister, who made the call when he received Dr. Okediran on a courtesy visit to his office on Friday, said the main challenge that confronted African writers in the pre-decolonization era was the struggle for political independence.