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Today Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says that the Federal
government has nothing to do with the recent arrest of Dapo Olorunyomi,
Publisher of the online newspaper Premium Times, and a reporter working
for the paper, Ms. Evelyn Okakwu.

In a statement released , Lai said the Federal Government will not
do anything to stifle press freedom in Nigeria because it is keenly
aware that free press is vital to the success of any democracy.

Read his statement below….

”We have said it before and we want to re-state it: The Federal
Government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom.

Even the Social Media, with its warts and all, will neither be
regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” he assured Nigerians.

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