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Communications Under the Buhari Administration; A Perspective of Chat GPT AI Model

I asked Chat GPT what it thought was wrong with communications under the Muhammadu Buhari administration in relations with its various partners and stakeholders. As is typical of responsible AI, the thorough training of the model influenced the modest tone of its return. But it still highlighted issues that indict that administration. Since the knowledge cutoff of the AI model was September 2021, I had to correct the tenses of the article.  Well, here is what came out.  Enjoy the AI perspective: Title: Wrong Communications Practices in the Government of Muhammadu Buhari Introduction: Wrong communication practices in government can undermine trust and hinder effective governance. Here's how these practices relate to the government of Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria. Lack of Transparency: The Nigerian government under President Buhari faced criticism for a lack of transparency. This includes concerns about handling information on security, corruption, and government expenditures. Enhanci

What did international media & monitors say about the 2023 Nigerian presidential elections?

Issues from the Nigerian elections rage on, months since the Electoral body, INEC announced winners. The election petition and issues tribunal, headed by members of the nation's judiciary has also given their verdict, followed by the Supreme Court. Now, let us find out what the International society thinks about the contentious Presidential part of the elections. Starting with the European Union! Through their Election Observation Mission, they released a report that read out their position. Abuse of incumbency by various political officeholders distorted the playing field and widespread vote buying detracted from the appropriate conduct of the elections. Incidents of organized violence shortly before and on election days in several states created an environment deterring voter participation." The BBC Zeroed in on Rivers State: "While the official result in this state gave a clear majority to Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), our tally suggested t

17 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Udom Emmanuel


Buhari Facing Mutiny From Hard-line Supporters By Uduak Umo In not-too-far past, Muhamma du Buhari was a No-No of a presidential candidate. Right thinking Nigerians knew that this man could never be president over smart-headed Africans. However, to prosecute an agenda to take Nigeria by removing Goodluck Jonathan, APC politicians, backed by disgruntled former PDP leaders like Obasanjo, lined up behind the same Buhari and labored hard to patch-work an, otherwise, dowdy sore image of the ex-general. To do this, they needed to recruit thousands of hard-line supporters who would maximize the atmosphere of speech liberty made possible by a most humane administration - that of a mild Commander-in-Chief – to cast aspersions at the image of the incumbent President. They called Buhari ‘Saviour’, ‘Redeemer’, ‘Final hope’ and many other sobriquets reserved for God and in the end they succeeded to make Buhari so popular that Attahiru Jega, the nations Elections chief, could rig in th


The Akwa Ibom State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has waded into the on-going media onslaught between PR managers of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Umana Okon Umana and that of the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. The State Chairman of NUJ, Elder Patrick Albert stated this when members of the Coalition of Online Publishers in Akwa Ibom State (COOPA) paid a courtesy call on him in his office on Monday. Elder Patrick said the level of total falsehood, mudslinging, abuse and personal attacks emanating from both camps are alarming, and may degenerate into some bigger if there is no ceasefire. The number one journalist in the state said he has invited media managers of the governor and the APC guber candidate to a roundtable to discuss on better ways of handling PR and media publicity for their principals. Earlier, the Chancellor of Online Publishers in the state, Ifreke Nseowo had decried the rate at which blatant lies is being propagated in the social media i

Umana Mega-Loot Revelations: AEC Works, Civil Service Funds, Sister In-law Named

Incriminating details have emerged concerning Mr Umana Okon Umana’s long mysterious source of wealth, for which his boisterous spokespersons have sa dly kept a tight-lip on, an d it is a long suspecte d multi million dollar heist of public funds. These revelations will certainly warrant a response from standard bearer of the APC in Akwa Ibom state an d former commissioner for Finance and Secretary of the State Government. It has already been a much talked about topic the mystery of Mr Umana’s wealth. He is said to have bought over the APC in Akwa Ibom and became their flag bearer after being a member in the party for just 11 days; which led to his long-running battle with Senator John Udoedeghe, the de facto political leader of the party and founding father. His ability to single-handedly bankroll the fiery resurgence of APC campaigns in Akwa Ibom has only gone to baffle people. Scuttlebutt has it that the former SSG, who is popularly believed to have become generous as