A former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says he was asked by his seven-year-old grandson asked him why he is called ‘liar Mohammed’ on social media.
The former minister said this on Tuesday at the Senate, during his screening as a minister-nominee for a second term.
According to Mr Mohammed, he didn’t take the name seriously because it is what is used to describe him on social media.
He then asked the Senate to ignore the name ‘Liar Mohammed’, and focus one what he has on his Curriculum Vitae.
“Mr President, there is only one small issue, I want to draw your attention to my name in my CV, it’s about my name as it appears on my CV, it’s my correct name, which is Lai Mohammed.
“Please don’t believe what they say on social media, they call me all sorts of names there. I used to ignore it until one day when my 7-year old grandson called me and said grandpa, tell me the truth, why do they call you Liar Mohammed?
“I looked at him, what do you say to a 7-year-old son, how do you explain politics to him?
“So, I said no, don’t mind them, they are the bad guys. He said you mean like Joker? I had no idea what he meant, but I said yes.
“Later I found out that the name (Joker) is the name of their cartoon bad guys.”
The former minister was then asked by Senator Ibikunle Amosun to ‘take a bow and go’, following his capacity to perform and there was an ‘hi’s’ when senate president, Ahmed Lawan asked for those in support of Mohammed taking a bow.
#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.
Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.
￼Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.
He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death
Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.
The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.
Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:
“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”
I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.
While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama's soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/EaFIlq3Uv3
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 15, 2020
INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.
Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.
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