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The people in this room are waiting for a hearing, but this isn't a court room. It's a radio talk show in Nigeria.>> People must be->> Protected.>> Must->> Brekete Family offers to help people looking for justice who couldn't find it through the official legal system.
>> Nigeria's judicial system is without a doubt flawed. People's cases can be in court for years if not over a decade.>> Reuters Paul Carsten is in Nigeria where the legal system ranks 79th out of 113 countries. Hundreds queue outside to get a spot and to have their cases broadcast across the country.
]>> Many complain about police injustice, beatings, blackmail, bribery, and extortion. There have even been huge nation wide campaigns to end particularily notorious police units. It's little wonder that people turn to programs like the Brekete Family where they're promised that no matter who they are, their background, their religion, their ethnicity, where they come from, they have a shot at seeking some kind of dispute resolution.
>> Nigeria must move forward.>> That's what the radio show tries to do. It tries to bring people together, whether it's within a family, whether it's an individual against a government agency or their former employer. And settle their problems outside the courts in a way that hopefully is amicable to both parties.
In some cases the show puts its guests in touch with government departments. In the past it's named and shamed officials for failing the public, even publishing their phone numbers, encouraging its listeners to call and badger for a response.