Punch Newspaper Protest Against Oppression Of President Buhari To Be Addressed as Major General

Published 2 months ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 11-12-2019 11:12AM (2 months ago)

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Punch Newspaper says it will henceforth address Buhari with his rank as a military dictator, to refer to his administration as a regime over alleged lawlessness. The national daily reiterated that it will not adopt the self-defeating attitude of many Nigerians looking the other way after each violation of rights and attacks on the citizens, the courts, the press and civil society, including self-determination groups lawfully exercising their inalienable rights to peaceful dissent.



PUNCH will not adopt the self-defeating attitude of many Nigerians looking the other way after each violation of rights and attacks on the citizens, the courts, the press and civic society, including self-determination groups lawfully exercising their inalienable rights to peaceful dissent. This regime’s actions and assaults on the courts, disobedience of court orders and arbitrary detention of citizens reflect its true character of the martial culture. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) ran a ham-fisted military junta in 1984/85 and old habits obviously run deep. Until he and his repressive regime purge themselves of their martial tendency therefore, PUNCH will not be a party to falsely adorning it with a democratic robe, hence our decision to label it for what it is – an autocratic military-style regime run by Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).

As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.



jahlovesme at 11-12-2019 11:30AM (2 months ago)
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buhari everywhere
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ikpotokin at 11-12-2019 01:25PM (2 months ago)
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The man is not even qualify for that rank of major general. He is an illiterate
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Mashbol at 11-12-2019 02:48PM (2 months ago)
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Punch editor in chief might soon be invited for questioning. #NextLevel
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