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If there is one thing @MBuhari is right about, it is that we love foreign stuff more than our own.

That includes him. He could have got @innosonvehicles, not that Maybach. He could have patronised an Aba shoemaker rather than Gucci (or is it LV? I don't have a sense of fashion)
With that in mind, I recommend, very strongly, that you read this work by @FisayoSoyombo, it was syndicated across various Nigerian media outlets, so it will be hard for you to miss it. bit.ly/2MFcs6M
@fisayosoyombo took great personal risk to do this, because from my own knowledge of @PoliceNG, he could very easily have gotten lost and never come out again.
After you have read that, then read this, also by @fisayosoyombo, about how he drove a car from Abuja to Lagos and back, without papers. bit.ly/2q7bmZK
When you are done reading Fisayo, read this one by @nicholasibekwe about #sexforgrades in Nigerian schools. bit.ly/2oEtji1

It was from four and a half years ago.

Then watch this one by @GuardianNigeria from October 2017, about codeine. goo.gl/8iqcPV
What is common to all of them?

They are excellent pieces of investigative journalism that were done by Nigerian outlets which hit the airwaves, made a small wave, and then the wave died.

Then a foreign outlet did the same story, and something gave.
When I talked about that attitude a year ago I was called a misogynist, but here we are.

Funny thing is that the codeine ban that followed, was as always, an attempt to look like doing something. It did not lead to the institutional changes that would make a dent in drug abuse among Nigerian youth.

But hey, I like talking ba?
Then finally, read this by @eadewunmi, just so you will get a sense of what the media in #Nigeria goes through. link.medium.com/ScqL3hhvC0
One big problem is a lack of resources, which leads to a lack of time to focus, which is the result of almost all media houses being short-staffed.

It took @KikiMordi a year to film her excellent documentary.

Which Nigerian editor will give you that time?
Which Nigerian media would have the resources and time to chase @HqNigerianArmy's Guards Brigade like @nyt had for this excellent video?
There is so much more to list: the Senator that assaulted a woman in a sex shop, what has happened?

What happened to Babachir for the cut grass?

The soldiers that killed policemen what happened? The expose on Governor Ganduje, what was the result?
The money found in the Ikoyi flat, has anyone gone down? Have we fucking convicted one major financier of Boko Haram?

There's a lot more, but it's Monday morning, and I have a staff meeting in a bit.
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