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Nigerian newspaper, Punch, to start addressing Pres. Buhari by his military title
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Politics and Society Nigerian newspaper, Punch, to start addressing Pres. Buhari by his military title

A leading Nigerian newspaper, Punch, has said it will henceforth prefix President Muhammadu Buhari’s name with his former military title he used when he ruled the country in a brutal manner in the 1980s. The publication says its stance is “a symbolic demonstration… against autocracy and military-style repression”.

Press freedom and judicial independence threatened under Pres Buhari’s rule
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Politics and Society Press freedom and judicial independence threatened under Pres Buhari’s rule

Nigeria’s democracy is under threat, with press freedom and judicial independence in serious peril. State Security Service officers brazenly cocked guns at a Federal High Court leading to the re-arrest of Nigerian activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, raising concerns on the country’s shrinking democratic space.