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Why Buhari’s executive order should be opposed and rejected

THE President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has once again provided further evidence of why many Nigerians continue to view the administration as at once anti-democratic and incompetent. The latest gaffe of this fumbling administration comes via a so-called ‘executive order 6’ or EO6 that the President’s Senior Special Assistance on Media, Garba Shehu, announced last weekend. A salient element of the executive order is the placement of some fifty Nigerians on a security watch list that demands the seizure of their passport and by that the restriction of their movement to Nigeria until cases of financial crime brought against them by the state have been determined.

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Executive Order No. 6 of 2018: Between corruption and national security

WHEN he ran to be Nigeria’s president for the fourth time in 2014, Muhammadu Buhari pleaded that he was a converted democrat. Since Nigerians granted him his wish in 2015, he appears to have found it difficult either to show off the new livery of a converted democrat or to shake off his old habits as a humorless dictator. In his Presidential Executive Order, PEO, No. 6 of 2018, President Buhari buries any illusions as to his preference.

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