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History of print media in Nigeria

Compiled by Oyelami Temitope Olaoluwa

History of print media in Nigeria

  1. 1. OYELAMI TEMITOPE OLAOLUWAQUESTION: - History of the Print Media in NigeriaThe history of print media in Nigeria goes as far back as the 1840s when theEuropean missionaries established community newspapers to propagate Christianity. This initiative latergave rise to the establishment of newspaper outfits likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe in 1937; title “WestAfrican Pilot”, Azikwe’s paper pioneered a general protest against attainment of independence in 1960.The New Nigeria Newspaper Limited, with its head office along Ahmadu Bello way Kaduna, wasestablished by the then government of the northern region on 23 rd October 1964. The first copy of thepaper was issued on 1st January 1966. Its initial name was Northern Nigerian Newspapers Limited, butwhen states were created it was changed to New Nigeria Newspaper Limited up till today.Before the establishment of NNN, The Northern Nigeria Government had established a HausaNewspaper in Zaria called Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo in 1965. In March 1973, the company set up the southernplant alongside the one in kaduna. They simultaneously printed newspapers which enhanced the widespread of newspaper in Kaduna and Lagos.As at today, Nigeria has various newspapers ranging from the Nigerian Tribune – established 16 thNovember, 1949. The Punch, The Vanguard, The Pilot, The Sun, The Weed Kay, This Day, etc. at present,Nigeria have a number of language papers ranging from Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Itsekiri and so on.
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    Apr. 2, 2020

Compiled by Oyelami Temitope Olaoluwa

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