Washington Post Analyzes Buhari’s Campaigns Using Religious Repression

Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests? The Nigerian government appears to be taking a hard line on religious opposition — though not against the usual suspects. Even as the Boko Haram insurgencypersists in the north, peaceful demonstrations by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) sparked a recent round of state repression. In late October, protests in and around the capital left at least 45 IMN members dead and more than another 100 wounded after Nigerian security forces used automatic weapons to disperse the crowds. Government officials claim…

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First Lady Knocks Husband, Advises Citizens To Vote Wisely

Aisha Buhari, the first lady has knocked her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, decrying the impunity that has characterized his regime and party. Using her Twitter handle for the swipe on the way their party was conducting its affairs, as she said, despite the party’s “cardinal principle (of) change” and headed by a “comrade/activist” whose major concern should have been the common man. Turning particularly to address her husband’s inadequacies, she criticized the lack of basic amenities as she wrote, “It is important for the populace to rise against impunity and…

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Song Of Buhari Criticism Rock the Airwaves

Spectacular songs criticizing the “wicked” rule of President Muhammadu Buhari are currently rocking the airwaves across parts of Nigeria, a thing that was unthinkable some years back. One of such songs in Hausa openly declared that “Baba has failed, he is unable to save Nigeria. Instead of saving the country, he has spoiled everything.” The very melodious song, referred to the President to be as “stubborn as a mule” who thinks he alone is right and everyone else is wrong. The song went on, to cite examples of his stubbornness,…

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