Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, July 13, 2015

Looking like change

The president takes a pay cut. Now he fires the top military officers. That's change. Is it progress?

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari replaces military chiefs
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new defence chiefs after sacking the heads of the army, navy and air force.

The sackings were expected as the president has repeatedly criticised the military's inability to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram…

Both the new head of the army, Maj Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and the National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno, are from Borno State which is at the heart of the conflict…

The new military chiefs will be expected to work closely with neighbours Chad, Cameroon and Niger as they join forces to tackle Boko Haram…
A Buhari campaign billboard

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