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Tinubu’s Administration committed to press freedom — Minister of Information



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Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has described President Bola Tinubu’s administration as being highly receptive to media freedom.

Idris, on Tuesday, provided these insights after touring the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) headquarters in Abuja.

However, he stated that adherence to the guidelines specified by regulatory authorities is a requirement for all media owners.

Earlier, ThePressNG reported that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) issued what they described as a “final warning” to the TV station, Arise TV, over derogatory remarks and insults aired on their stations.

Following the issuance of the letter, many people have accused the Federal government of an attempt to gag the media and control the narrative to favour the ruling party.

For instance, a PDP chieftain, Philip Shaibu alleged that the development from NBC is part of the APC-led administration to stifle freedom of the press following the release of Tinubu’s Chicago academic records.

Shaibu stated that NBC’s threatening to sanction Arise Television News was merely the beginning.

He further alleged that the Tinubu administration had grown increasingly exasperated with the Chicago State University scandal and was gearing up for a substantial counteraction in the days ahead.

He said,