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Buhari-Inspired Political Ideology “Buharism” Enters English Dictionary


President Muhammadu Buhari has inspired a new word in the English dictionary known as ‘Buharism.’

With this, Buhari has broken the nation’s record as the first Nigerian to have a political term – “Buharism” named after him enter the dictionary.

Wikipedia defines Buharism as a term, “rooted in the politics of Nigeria, referring to the economic principles and the political ideology of the military government of Nigeria headed by General Muhammadu Buhari from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985 when he and his deputy were removed in a palace coup for ‘continuous misdirection’.”

“This ideology shares common features with fascism; the government was a right-wing nationalist government that pursued corporatist economic programs and curtailed personal freedoms. Economic reforms were characterised as moving the political economy away from the control of a group of people the Buhari administration labelled as a ‘parasitic’ elite, and into the control of a group of people the same administration labelled as an emerging ‘productive’ class.”

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“At its root, Buharism represented a return to harsh right wing military dictatorship after 4 years of civil rule in Nigeria, 1979-1983.”

“After 30 years the Buharism has returned again this time under democratic rule.”

President Buhari has spent a large number of his days in office, in London due to his poor health condition. This has fueled Nigerians suspicion that the President’s health is worse than his officials have disclosed thereby leading to speculations that he may be dead or better yet, would be succeeded by his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo.


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