BBC letters from African journalists – Nigeria’s ‘brown envelope’ journalism by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Nigerian journalists are typically paid wretched salaries, and even the pittance to which they are entitled is often owed for months at a stretch. A former editor with Nigeria's ThisDay newspaper last month became something of a celebrity in local media circles after an Abuja court awarded him damages against the newspaper's publishers. Paul Ibe …

BBC Letter from Africa: Why journalists in Nigeria feel under attack by Mannir Dan Ali

Former cabinet minister Femi Fani-Kayode launched into a tirade against a journalist on live television In Nigeria questions are still being asked about why some public officials consider journalists to be their errand boys. This follows the outrage that greeted a tongue-lashing one reporter received from a former government minister and member of the opposition …

Transformation of Nigeria’s Corruption from Outrage to Comedy  By Farooq A. Kperogi

News of corruption used to outrage our moral susceptibilities. Now they excite our faculty of humor. In Nigeria’s increasingly dreary and despairing political and economic climate, people now look forward to news of bizarre acts of corruption as a source of cathartic hilarity. We thought politicians faking illnesses and enacting histrionic displays in the courtroom …

Nigeria History through Quotations

It was the first day of the session and a new direct entry student, Mensah, a Ghanaian, joined the class in one of Nigeria's universities. The Lecturer said, "let's begin by reviewing some Nigerian history." The Lecturer asked who said, "I shall return to die in the land of my fathers?" She saw a sea …