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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, commended Punch Newspaper for changing Muhammadu Buhari's title from President to "Major General."

IPOB said the newspaper took a tough stand against what it described as "autocracy and military-style repression" and "insufferable contempt for the rule of law" of the cabal allegedly controlling Buhari.

The group made the disclosure in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful.

According to IPOB: "On December 11, 2019, the Punch newspaper took a tough and admirable editorial position against what it called "autocracy and military-style repression" and "insufferable contempt for the rule of law" of the Cabal that is ruling in the name of Buhari.

"While we commend the Punch for this courageous act, we must not fail to go down the memory lane to recall how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has, in his broadcasts, vigorously criticized what is generally referred to as the 'Lagos-Ibadan axis' media in Nigeria.

"The Punch's editorial shows that what Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been saying about the complicity and docility of the so-called Yoruba media in this era of Fulani impunity is beginning to sink in.

We can only hope that the editorial board of Punch will stay the course and reject any financial inducement like Ray Ekpu did at the Newswatch after Dele Giwa was killed with a parcel bomb.

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