Nigerian Journalists back The Punch for referring to Buhari as Major General

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has commended The Punch for its editorial, which which assessed President Muhammadu Buhari and his leadership style.

The Punch had stated that it 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.”

The newspaper said its decision shows its protest against autocracy and military-style repression under Buhari’s administration.

But the presidency said the newspaper’s decision to call Buhari ‘Major General’ is not out of order.

In a statement on Thursday, Shuaibu Usman Leman NUJ National Secretary, said the declaration was not done in bad faith, but…

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