Remarks by The Hon Minister of Information And Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, During Advocacy Visit By The National Human Rights Commission

Please permit me to formally welcome the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, and his entourage, on the occasion of this advocacy visit. I want to commend your commission for its ongoing advocacy campaign against rape and gender-based violence generally. Your campaign couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time. […]


Information and Culture, Women Affairs Ministries Plan National Campaign Against Rape

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his ministry is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to launch a national campaign against rape and gender-based violence in the country. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Thursday when he received a delegation of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), […]


FG Sets to Take Actions Against Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Assault

The Federal Government (FG) has expressed its discontentment over rape and other forms of abuses and has vowed to eliminate gender –based violence in the country. The Honourable Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, (HAGF) stated this during the Federal Ministry of Justice (FMOJ) Joint –Press Briefing with the National […]


FG Joins UNHCR, ECOWAS, and NCFRMI to Mark World Refugee Day

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has joined the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Nigerian Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) to mark June 20, as the World Refugee Day (WRD) with the theme “Everyone […]


“My 14-day sojourn at the Isolation Centre was an eye-opener” – Adamawa COVID-19 hero

Yola, 18 June, 2020 – After testing positive to COVID-19 and isolated for treatment, 36-year-old Mr Abubakar Jauro, who hails from Mubi in Adamawa state now has much to say about fighting and surviving the disease. “My 14-day sojourn in Adamawa Specialist Hospital isolation centre changed my perception about COVID-19,” says Abubakar. It all started as […]


Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 175 | 8 – 14 June 2020

A total of 1,878 movements were recorded, comprising 1,473 arrivals and 405 departures, between 8 and 14 June 2020. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Gwoza, Jere, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the most-affected Nigerian State of Borno. Arrivals were also recorded in Demsa, Gombi, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, […]


Government to harness investment opportunities on highways

The Federal Government has presented a Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI), to harness investment opportunities on the 35,000 federal highways, for economic development. The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola made the presentation at a Joint Interactive Session of the Senate and House Committee on Works, in Abuja. The meeting was to deliberate on “Public-Private Partnership […]


NITDA clears 62 IT Projects worth over 1trillion Naira

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, through its IT project clearance mandate, had assessed and cleared 62 Information Technology related projects worth 1,168,145,213,150 between January and May this year. The Director-General of NITDA, Mr. Kashifu Inuwa disclosed this at a virtual meeting organised by a subsidiary of the Agency, Office for Nigerian Content development […]