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Presidency denies clamp down on new online newspaper, says Buhari will never gag Nigerian media

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Presidency has denied shutting down an online news platform, Peoples Gazatte, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari will never tamper with the independence of the media.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this on Monday, on AriseTV’s The Morning Show monitored by The Nation.

He said: “…This government never clamped down on the media, it has never done, and will never do.

“This government will never tamper with the independence of the media, and freedom of the press. If any columnist is alleging that, it is within his right…

“Peoples gazette is a paper that lies everyday. It has lied against me, and has lied against several people. So why should we bother ourselves against a platform that is full of lies?”

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