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Twitter Agog As Nigerians React To President Buhari’s ‘Major General’ Title


Twitter Agog As Nigerians React To President Buhari’s ‘Major General’ Title

Reactions have continued to trail Punch Newspaper’s editorial published on Wednesday 11th December, 2019.

Since the news of the editorial broke out on social media, Nigerians have taken to micro-blogging site, Twitter to state their views on the decision of Punch Newspapers to address president Mohammadu Buhari as ‘Major General’.

In the editorial titled “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our stand” which has gone viral, Punch took a position to henceforth refer to President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as a regime and restore his military title of Major-General as a military dictator.

Thelagostimes had earlier reported that the Special adviser on media and publicity to President Mohammadu Buhari, Femi Adeshina, while reacting to the editorial, dismissed Punch’s stance. According to him, calling the president ‘Major General’ is not out of order.

“If you decide to call him Major General, he wasn’t dashed the rank, he earned it. So, you are not completely out of order. The fact that you can do so is even another testimony to press freedom in Nigeria,” Adesina tweeted this morning.

Meanwhile, Nigerians who took to twitter have pitched their tent with Punch newspapers, supporting Punch’s decision.

See some twitter reactions below:

Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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