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Nigeria Plans to Resettle 2.2m People Despite Boko Haram Threat

President Muhammadu Buhari and his propaganda minister Lai Mohammed claimed in December that Boko Haram had been “technically” and “largely” defeated. Buhari backtracked on this claim in his New Year message to Nigerians. Nigerian plans for those displaced by Boko Haram terror to move back to their homes is seen as putting their lives at risk. This article by the …

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Boko Haram and the defeat that never was

President Muhammadu Buhari declared just before Christmas that Boko Haram had been “technically” defeated. This followed on from a statement made by his propaganda minister Comical Lai Mohammed that the war against the insurgents had been “largely” won. Both left themselves open to ridicule after deadly attacks by the terrorists two days later left scores dead and wounded. This article …

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Lies, damned lies and Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Minister for Propaganda Lai Mohammed are fast losing whatever is left of their credibility. Someone once said that the truth is the first casualty of war, but it appears that lying has become a weapon of choice in the war against Boko Haram. In August the president told his new military chiefs: “You need to …

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Buhari, what is “technical defeat”?

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the BBC today claiming that “technically, we have won the war” against Boko Haram. He stated that they could no longer carry out “articulated, conventional attacks. Watch the interview: The president and his information minister appear to be creating new meanings of “victory”. In August the president gave his military commanders a deadline of the …

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Boko Haram deadlier than Islamic State

Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed claimed today that: “The war against Boko Haram is largely won. “I can confidently say this because just recently, I led a group of 33 journalists from both the local and international media to the hotbed of the insurgency, that is, Maiduguri, Kondugua, Kaoure and Bama. “Today, I can report to you that the entire …

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Lai’s list of what Nigeria gained from Buhari’s US trip

The All Progressive Congress (APC) publicity secretary Lai Mohammed took part in a Lagos TV station debate whether President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent US visit was “fruitless”. Mohammed said there were gains in four areas – diplomacy, economy, security and anti-corruption. The gains from the visit according to Mohammed included being invited to the US within two months of the new …

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Is Lai telling lies?

Lai Mohammed, the All Progressive Congress (APC) national publicity secretary told the press today that there were two reasons why there’s been a delay in the new Buhari regime appointing ministers. Firstly, he claimed that this is the “first real transition” Nigeria has had from a ruling party to a different party. Secondly, the new regime has been handicapped by …

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