Former Nigeria's Minister for Information, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode says the banning of 50 prominent Nigerians who are all members of the opposition from travelling out of the country by Buhari's Executive Order and the power to confiscate their assets with court a judgement is "utterly shameful" and condemnable.

It is nothing less than a descent into fascism and a violation of the fundamental human rights and civil liberties of Nigerians, Fani-Kayode said, Saturday.

In a press statement mailed to MKB, FFK as he is called described the President's actions as a "usurpation" of the role of the Judiciary.

"Buhari is so desperate to remain in power that he has now resorted to attempting to muscle and intimidate the opposition.

"He forgets that he is not God and that he will soon leave power.

"I condemn his lawless and desperate ways in the strongest terms.

"Only dictators behave in this way and Buhari has proved to be the most brutal and callous of them all in the history of our nation.

"I challenge him to do his worse and enjoy the short time that he has left in office.

"Sadists never last. Soon it will all be over and he will account for his evil ways and brought to justice," the statement says.