The rise of Buhari-like dictators across the world threatens the survival of democracy.
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in totality, the invasion of the Abuja residence of Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku, by police operatives alleged to have been detailed by Presidential authorities.
The NBC’s Code and Guidelines are regulatory rules of engagement with media houses that are themselves subject to the clear provisions of the 1999 Constitution. Section 22 thereof provides that the press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in chapter 2 of the Constitution and to “uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people”. Section 39 of the same Nigerian Constitution goes further to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and of the Press and the right of every person to own, establish and operate any medium for the dissemination of information, ideas and opinions.
In 1984, Buhari ordered military men to move into markets and force traders to sell Omo, Peak Milk, Bournvita, Rice etc at below cost price. Women were flogged. Men were made to do frog jump. Locked shops were broken into and goods carted away by military men.