Nigerians react as Punch changes Buhari’s title to ‘Major General’

A cross-section of Nigerians have reacted to an editorial by Punch Newspaper changing Muhammadu Buhari’s title from President to, “Major General.”

In an editorial titled, “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our Stand,” 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 made the decision while making reference to DSS non-compliance to court orders on trial of Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of SaharaReporters; invasion of courtroom and trial of Shiites’ leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky amongst others.

Punch said its decision was a protest against autocracy and…



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