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Bombshell: 'Everyone with a camera phone has become a journalist,' ---Lai Mohammed complains

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The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said media practitioners are going through a time which calls for u...

The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said media practitioners are going through a time which calls for utmost caution in their reportage of activities about Nigeria.

Mohammed made the call at a forum to mark the 2021 Global Media and Information Literacy Week organised by UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja.


Represented by Mr Buki Ponle, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the minister said, "The media is a veritable instrument to promote the public good."

He expressed dismay at recent developments in the media space with the advent of fake news, saying certain reports were manifestly exploiting the country’s faultlines.



"In many instances, the media had exploited our fault lines of ethnicity and religion to undermine Nigeria’s democracy and even threaten national security.

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