In last week’s column titled “Psychoanalyzing Dishonest, Low-IQ Buhari Apologists,” I quoted a sentence from my April 4, 2015 column titled “After the Euphoria, What President-elect Buhari Needs to Know” to show that I put the president on notice from the get-go that, although I supported him, I would be a critical watchdog, not a fawning lapdog.
It was Sigmund Freud who first put forward a psychological concept called “projection.
No non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari government’s most potent tools of governance.
The Buhari government is an absolute propagandocracy, that is, a government conducted by intentionally false and manipulative information.
The National Orientation Agency isrelaunching a pointless andmisguided campaign to preserve the appellative“originality” of “Nigeria”-and to save it from voguish diminutive terms of endearments such as “Naija.
Today’s column is a revised version of a column I wrote in 2012 to celebrate the Black History month.
The Nigerian mass media-and the online echo chambers they have spawned on social media and elsewhere-have normalized the pathologization and criminalization of the Fulani ethnic identity through their popularization of the odious “Fulani herdsmen” collocation.