Between Buhari the military dictator and Buhari the ‘reformed democrat’


“I am the most abused and insulted president in the world, but when I leave office you will all remember me for the total freedom you enjoyed under my government,” – Goodluck Jonathan, ex-Nigerian President.

Nigerians are quick to make reference to the above quote by former President Goodluck Jonathan each time President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration disobeys a court order or goes after helpless citizens like it did in the scandalous invasion of a court to rearrest Omoyele Sowore.

The ill-treatment of Mr Sowore, an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, by Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service (SSS), has attracted outrage within and outside the country.

The incident has not only put Mr Buhari on the spot but has prompted a retrospective look at the…



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