Nigerian govt threatens to deal with subversive rumour mongers on President Buhari’s health

President Muhammadu Buhari watching TV

The Federal Government says the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on the authors of subversive messages being circulated on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The government said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

“The source/sources of the fabricated messages are already being investigated and the authors should prepare to face the consequences of their actions,’’ the minister said.

According to Mr. Mohammed, the President is hale and hearty and there is no iota of truth in the subversive messages being circulated on his health.

He noted that there was no truth in the messages on the president’s health and the purported emergency meetings of state governors in Abuja or anywhere.

The minister urged Nigerians to disregard the messages being circulated via text messages and the social media, saying the fabricated messages were being orchestrated by those who felt threatened by the emerging order.

Mr. Mohammed noted that the naysayers had also resorted to the use of ethnicity and religion as tools to divide Nigerians, over-heat the polity, and cause panic among the citizenry.

“While opposition and criticism are all part of democracy, the crafting and circulation of subversive materials and scare-mongering are not.

“The emerging trend of resorting to destabilisation and scare-mongering is not unexpected, considering this government’s clamp-down on the corrupt elements in the society.’’

The minister said the scare mongering was because government had blocked all financial leaks, enthroned probity and transparency and derailed the gravy train of the looters of public treasury.

Mr. Mohammed said government would neither stifle press freedom nor abridge the citizens’ right to express themselves freely through constructive criticism or protests.

He, however, warned that “the security agencies will neither allow any resort to violence nor a wilful subversion of the state for whatever reason.”

(NAN)


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  • Gary

    Just send a NAN or NTA crew to interview the President live instead of blowing smoke about clamping down on rumor-mongers on the Internet. The Americans could not do anything about the Russians who did it to help Trump win; so how do you hope to stop fake news on Social Media? Send the Police to arrest Mark Zuckerberg?

    • Daniel Chika

      We do not need any Nigerian news media to go and interview anybody, rather, the BBC, or CNN, should be the media to go and find out.

    • Night Crawler

      You know nothing about investigation… Anyone wishing others dead will leave before his time

      • woman leader1

        Certainly!

      • front man

        Nice 1

    • front man

      Long live Pmb

      • dele20

        Amen

  • Justice and Fairness

    Please let’s stop pursuing shadows. Nigerian Government should rather be pursuing the Fulani killers, the kidnappers and all those sentencing us to darkness. It is too trivial to be pursuing rumor mongers. What effect has that on Buhari’s actual health. Am beginning to agree the country is adrift with people who are empty upstairs and sycophants running and ruining our affairs.

    • suleiman

      I absolutely support you here. If there is nothing they are hiding they should let the president address the nation to dispel the rumors, play and simple. Is it a false story that the president is sick? Isn’t it the same group of people who continued to full Nigerians that Yar’aduwa was well until they brought his corpse and turned off the light at the airport so that Nigerians will not see the corpse being taken out of the plane? It is Yar’aduwa deja vu! they them go and sit down and stop deceiving the,selves. No one wish the president dead, but when his time comes, he must die just like everyone of us will some day die. Death is inevitable and no matter how they hide it, the bell will soon ring just as it did of Yar’adwua. I am praying for the president’s recovery!

      • Kallah Bature

        Don’t throw constructive thinking to the wind please.When American Presidents go on leave rubble rousers don’t infringe on their privacy like we do here.

  • Justice and Fairness

    I mean Killer Fulani. Just Consider the thousand of lives they’ve criminally wasted since their cousin got into power.

    • Night Crawler

      This has nothing to do with the issue ground, go and hide your face, you are not needed here

      • front man

        Correct

    • dele20

      I’m very sure, you are drunk

  • Al

    Rumour mongers will end up committing suicide bcuz there wishes will not change any destiny, buhari till 2023, even after buhari no show for chop chop agai. Go and buy hoe to farm

  • Washington

    Morons and Jokers instead of threatening Nigerians that voted for the president please release video chat of the president in the hospital where he is.Nigerians wants to know where there president is death or alive.Why the threat?We are beginning to see some signs of desperation as if somebody is trying to play smart on Nigerians.Connect the man on video to talk to Nigerians,SIMPLE

  • ijelumba

    Why is the presidency so much nervous about Buhari’s health rumours? How could they be so immature in their interaction with the Nigerian public? If he is alive and well, then just ignore the rumours. Their reaction is the kind you would see only in North Korea, where you could lose your head if fail to take notes when their leader is speaking.

  • Isi Agwo

    Go to court and stop threatening people. Does Nigeria still operate a democracy? Dictator Bokohari and his propaganda chief, Liar Mohammed, are making 1984 “real again.” The same illiterate, venomous viper from Katsina State and Liar Mohammed from Kwara State speaking of fire and brimstone, just like his fellow Kwaran, Idiagbon, spoke with his dictator boss from Daura.

  • bashkano

    Do not worry so much Hon. Minister. All those obsessed with the hatred of Mr. President are just wasting their time. At the end of it all, their hatred will only gravitate them to implosion. What God has destined no any wretched person can ever go against it and succeed. Go on with your hatred please.

  • emmanuel

    Wether Liar likes it or not, the Northern Governors and their Emirs already know what is happening. They are on Osinbajo’s neck to resign in case Buhari goes the way of the World soon.
    My question to them, do they want to make a foolani a VP?
    Nigeria is bound to go down soon at the rate the foolanis are going. But the Yorubas will never learn a single lesson.

    • sanetalk

      Another lie from the pit of hell just to suit your imagination. Anyway remember the fate of the person who waits for the crab to sleep or the hunter who is keeping vigil for the heavens to open so he could see God

    • Powerlessconscious

      God will continue to disgrace biafraud concerning Nigeria matter.

      • stackCrawler

        Gbam

      • woman leader1

        Amen, they will continue to be disgraced and exposed..

        • dele20

          Amen oooo

  • sanetalk

    There we go again. How come you are not condemning the act of falsehood peddling by those who concocted and circulated the fake news. Read the newspapers and understand the purpose of the IGP’s visit to London, it has nothing to do with PMB and I recall that the Presidency released a photograph of PMB watching Channels TV on this vacation. Heck! Why a live interview, it will only fit into the scheme of the mischief makers, I will rather they keep embarrassing themselves

    • Gary

      You will spend the rest of your waking hours if not life condemning fake news if you so choose.
      The responsibility of the Aso Rock Media Office is to TRUTHFULLY inform the people about the activities and policies of the president; irrespective of rumors or fake news out there.
      If they are proactive with information, there will be no legs for rumor peddlers to stand on.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Na biafraud dey carry rumor. We know them. They spread an audio record last week on whatsapp declaring the president dead. Biafraud. God will continue to disgrace them.

  • musa aliyu

    Den no get work. No point arguing with fools. People might not notice the difference

  • thusspokez

    The Federal Government says the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on the authors of subversive messages being circulated on the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Tosh! These people think that they are still living in the 1980s. Well, leave yourself behind if you want to; the rest of the world wouldn’t be waiting for you to catch up!

    The government said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

    Lai Mohammed is extremely too old to be minister of Information and Culture.

    Visit the ministry’s website at fmtcgovng/

    And you will find the following notice:

    Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

    This means that Lai Mohammed had forgotten to put money in the meter — in a manner of speaking — to get more bandwidth to run his ministry’s website — the ministry of information and culture, no less! What an embarrassment to Nigeria. Lai Mohammed is extreme embarrassment to Nigeria.

    Lai Mohammed and his ministry can’t even run a website, let alone understand how the media works in the modern world.

  • musa aliyu

    A begi you should do your work, instead of wasting your time here, if U have any. President Buhari or no Buhari, Osinbanjo is our president. What more?!

  • Darlynstar

    When lai Mohammed was lying to nigerians with his crew of rumour mongers between 2011-2015…no one threatened them…so let us be

    • Night Crawler

      Alh Lai Mohammed will never go so low to wish anyone dead, and within those period you were mentioning above, were the truth because previous administration were desperate

      • Darlynstar

        My God…night crawler….where have you being…did you see the missing $50b that GEJ stole…welcome back…lai Mohammed has always being a world class lair…there is no truth in him

        • woman leader1

          You know nothing, it is very difficult for you to differentiate between lie and truth.
          OLODO!

          • Darlynstar

            Wise woman…how far with services you dey give lai Mohammed ?….

          • woman leader1

            Ask your mother that.

          • Darlynstar

            Na you know lai Mohammed…na you dey break head on top the guy…

          • woman leader1

            Trash!

        • dele20

          You are the one who is blind to see the truth

    • woman leader1

      Your comment just shows that you know nothing.

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  • Political ninja

    Jonathan has snipers that want to kill us……remember that lie?

    Buhari dead! Inshort i saw him in the uk and he screamed ti ku oooooooo

    • stackCrawler

      Mumu

      • Political ninja

        Cow piss drinker! Una done forget that lie just now? Make sango rape you for yansh!

    • Night Crawler

      Smh for your stupidity

      • Political ninja

        Night crawler, pls crawl into a dark corner and die like your cow worshipper of a president.

    • dele20

      Senseless

      • Political ninja

        Hahahahahaha cow piss drinker.

  • AFRICANER

    This liar Mohammed guy na waoo! If person say another person don kpafuka, wetin the person wey say him neva dead-die go do no be to come out and declare say the rumour about his demise is exaggerated, no be so? Government go punish somebody wey think say somebody don die?

    • Night Crawler

      It seems you have lost your sense of reasoning try and receive some sense now

      • stackCrawler

        Abi now

    • woman leader1

      You are seriously sick unknowingly, read the trash you are saying.. Odeh nsi…

  • Powerlessconscious

    That is the work of biafraud. God will continue to disgrace them.

    • Otile

      Does it mean that if Governor Fayose says that Imam Buhari has leprosy Imam will go after him again?

      • Night Crawler

        Fayose keeps running his mouth because his under immunity and no one takes him serious anymore

        • stackCrawler

          Nasooo

        • dele20

          Fayoshame does not behave like a governor, I sometimes wonder if truly he is

      • woman leader1

        Fayose is now a nuisance, he has turned himself to a nuisance, so, he will always be ignored.

        • dele20

          Fayoshame is an Attention-seeker

          • woman leader1

            We all know that.

      • progressive

        Who is taking fayose so serious he is not okay at all I know that by the time he leaves office come 2018 he will surely be probed

        • dele20

          Fayoshame is childish and thuggish

    • Night Crawler

      Their end is near

      • stackCrawler

        Surely

    • stackCrawler

      They will fail

    • progressive

      It also the work of the useless pdp and Reno who are all jobless

      • dele20

        Pdpigs and biafratrubbish

  • Powerlessconscious

    Why do you want to know answers to all the quests you wrote? Are you part of government? Must you know everything?

  • Otile

    Wallahi. Najeriya Najeriya, Najeriya is about to touch the depth of the pit. So if somebody says that Buhari is dead Imam will send DDS, SSS and other frightful forces to go after him? When did the country sink this low?

    • AFRICANER

      My brother, see me , see trouble oo??

      • woman leader1

        Mtshweeee, keep shut jooo.

    • Night Crawler

      Why in the first place will they spread false news, kindly put it to yourself seeing obituary which belongs to you, how will you react

      • stackCrawler

        Abi oooo. I wonder

    • stackCrawler

      Dihh

    • progressive

      Those who are flying useless kite must be silly they are just only looking for buhari mistake but they will surely fail with their evil plot

    • woman leader1

      Keep shut, stop all this nonsense of yours, it a must they stop the nonsense they are saying…

  • Razorblade007

    The government has blocked all leaks?..Please Lai you have not blocked the one that cuts grass for 250 million naira o

    • Night Crawler

      What has this got to do with the issue on ground, stop displaying your stupidity in a public forum

      • stackCrawler

        Abi o

    • progressive

      You must be sick in your head , where were you when 20 billion dollars was missing from gej account

      • Olatubosun

        Yes o… He must be sick

    • woman leader1

      You need to take your medications before coming here to say nonsense.

      • Olatubosun

        Imagine……. Am wondering how he could talk that way, not only medication but to tie him and take him to psychiatric hospital for proper treatment….
        Cos…. He is insane.
        An insane person can never reason that way

        • woman leader1

          You are very correct..

      • Demi

        It is a pity that you as not facing reality. The yesterday opposition with Lying Mohammed as the engine of attack using all form of propaganda and rumors then is now crying clampdown on rumor mongers . The best thing to do is to prove them wrong at least London is not heaven that human being will not be able to validate facts and figure if I’m doubt. PROVE NIGERIA WRONG….this is not military era. I don’t wish anyone dead, long live Nigeria long live the President but remember Yar Asia.

  • Tundeji

    True talk!

  • Muhammad Lawan

    When you hide information about your leaders people will always find other means of getting the information alas in a distorted format. All information about leaders be it health or otherwise should be made known to the people as of right. If not you only encourage dangerous rumours!

    • Night Crawler

      This is a rumor and anyone wishing the President dead will surely meet his waterloo

    • progressive

      It is rumours indeed, the bad elements out there don’t want this administration to succeed but they will surely fail with their evil plot.

    • woman leader1

      This rumour should be stopped, those wishing this government bad and think they wont succeed must be dealt with.

  • stackCrawler

    Very nice one coming from HMIC

    • dele20

      Exactly, HMIC is the voice of the masses

      • emmanuel

        Since when? O ga o.
        Is this person you have praised to high heavens Alhaji Liar Mohammed? The one that calls blue; white?
        I suspect the four characters above with same pattern of praises are Alhaji himself
        God have mercy!

        • dele20

          For you to realise the sacrificial efforts of HMIC, you need to stop taking much alcohol

  • stackCrawler

    Yess. Some people needs to be taught lessons

    • dele20

      I concur

  • stackCrawler

    I don’t know why some bad minded people would be saying thrash

  • stackCrawler

    Alh Lai Mohammed has really spoken well

    • Olatubosun

      Yes my guy….
      Alhaji Lai Mohammed deserves to be honored….
      For updating us frequently…
      God bless Alhaji Lai Mohammed

      • dele20

        HMIC is always effective, efficient, zealous and sacrificial to his duity

        • adeade

          You amd your goons here are daydreaming

  • Night Crawler

    Keep your hands crossed, ten days will come and too, you will see our president hale and hearty

  • progressive

    Lai Mohammed have said it all those ehonsre fabricating bad news against the president must be dealt with

    • front man

      Yes oooo

  • woman leader1

    Alhaji lai Muhammad thank you for saying the real fact.

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o…. That is our honorable minister of information….
      The mouth piece of our country..
      God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

      • woman leader1

        Amen oooooooooo, haters will soon know that this government is the way forward..

    • front man

      Thank you

  • woman leader1

    Those people should be dealt with, wishing the president of the country bad.

    • dele20

      That is the best thing, why disseminating an unreal information?

      • woman leader1

        Imagine that

      • Olatubosun

        Imagine that

    • Olatubosun

      Yes o…..
      The criminal must be prosecuted

      • woman leader1

        Certainly!

    • Otile

      What is the punishment for anyone wishing the president of country bad? Are you saying that if Buhari discriminates against a southerner and the man curses Buhari such a man should be badly punished? Mam, people do not like their oppressors.

  • Malik Isah

    not necessary to send security agents after anyone, they just have a death wish to die before Buhari as it was with Zik’s death wishers.

  • Olatubosun

    Yes o….. The author must be dealt with

    • front man

      Yes ooo

  • Olatubosun

    Imagine how they spread the false

    • front man

      Don’t mind them

    • dele20

      Can you imagine their false rumours

  • front man

    Long live Pmb

    • dele20

      Yes ooooo, for PMB, long life and prosperity