Media Organisations In Nigeria Fuel Corruption In The Profession

On 25th August 2020, a Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode, publicly derided a journalist with Daily Trust, a Nigerian news publication outfit, who had asked him a question during a press conference. The journalist had only asked who was bankrolling the politician’s numerous travels across the country for political reasons during that period. Fani-Kayode took umbrage, considering it a “stupid question”. The journalist had innocently asked the politician: “Who is bankrolling your PR junkets these days?”

One of the notable points raised by the politician was that he is not one of the politicians who offer brown envelopes to journalists. The confrontation was revealing. It opened the can of worms that is “brown envelopes” in Nigerian journalism…..

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