Following the alleged re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian Journalist and Activist, the media as led by The Punch has called out the likely impunity on the path of the government. Punchng.com is Nigeria’s second most visited news website after Yahoo.com with over 15.8 million visits in November 2019.
Talkabout covers the whole Sowore debacle here.
In an Editorial, the Punch stated;
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) 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.”
Here is the full editorial.
Following this declaration by one of Nigeria’s most read newspapers, there has been public reactions. Here are some.