Tosin's Story: A modern parable about the impact of corruption in journalism.

· Onyinye Ough
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About this ebook

Tosin is a young journalist, determined to write about issues that affect the poor. When a nearby building collapses, killing many local residents, Tosin is determined to uncover the truth. Can she expose the corruption and cover-up before more buildings collapse? Written by Onyinye Ough, author of ‘Emeka’s Money’ and ‘Halima’s Vote’, this book is a modern parable about the impact of corruption in journalism. It teaches children aged 9 to 14 how corruption undermines the coverage of important issues. It also shows how investigative journalists with integrity and courage can make a difference. It aims to encourage young people to turn away from a culture of ‘brown envelopes’, and be willing to speak out to make a difference.
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Step Up Nigeria
July 7, 2020
Excellent children's book. Strong female lead character and an interesting but realistic plot. Highlights important values of integrity and courage.
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About the author

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specializing in anti-corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognized that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a series of books for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation 'Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment' (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges. In 2020, her first book Emeka's Money was turned into a short animated film for children.

For more information about the work of her organisation please visit them at or follow them on twitter @Step_Up_Nigeria

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