By: Nkemjika Clpress

The leadership of All Progressives Congress [APC], Rivers State chapter says it is proud to note that, as a mark of profound respect to the living and fallen heroes of the Nigerian armed forces, its Rivers State governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, deliberately suspended his campaign yesterday, January 15, being the Nigerian Armed Forces Day. Indeed, this is true to his nature as a patriotic and nationalistic minded Nigerian

The party said this in a press statement signed by its Publicity Scretary, Chris Finebone

However, APC condemned the Rivers State PDP candidate, Nyesom Wike, in what it described as “usual clueless nature of their doomed party”, continued on his campaign.

The rest of the statement read:

“Beyond living with the clueless bug that characterise their band, it is very likely that he did not care a hoot or did not understand the importance of the Red Poppy in the national life of countries of the world. Obviously, it clearly shows that this is a man that is driven by mere crass greed to seek an office that is over and above him in terms of content, character and understanding.

“As Rivers people, we will not cease to remind ourselves that ours is not state of nitwits, where beer-palour characters suddenly thrust themselves upon the people. Rivers people will always reject those who promote the laws of the jungle. They did so in 1999; they will repeat it in 2015. History surely will repeat itself!

“Again, we congratulate Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside and urge him to remain focussed and not be distracted by the violence and other antics of the occult minister – a candidate that true Rivers sons and daughters have already rejected”.

Jonathan’s Administration is a Disaster In Nigeria’s History, Says Ex-New PDP National Publicity Secretary

The six years administration of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as Nigeria’s President has been described as the most disastrous in the country’s history.

This verdict was given by one-time National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (New PDP) and APC Chieftain, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, in a statement issued Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

“We should have been celebrating in recognition of Nigeria’s 54 years of nationhood but what we are rather seeing is a pervasive atmosphere of gloom as Nigerians are groaning day and night under the wicked rule they are being subjected to through the government of Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, which has abdicated its responsibility to the people, and in every way possible shows the wickedness of its reign,” Eze said.

According to him, “To say that Nigeria is currently at the cross roads – confused and not knowing what tomorrow portends, occasioned by the visionless and misguided leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the centre – is to say that appropriate words to describe the state of our nation under an uncaring and corrupt government can’t be found. Today, we have a government that cannot protect or guarantee our security as contained in the Constitution.

“To worsen the nation’s situation, President Jonathan has proven himself as incapable of running this country as his six years of administration have been most disastrous to the country’s history. Our hospitals have become more of consulting and mortuary centres; our federal roads are now death traps, after billions of naira had been budgeted and wasted and looted. We have an elected Government that hates democracy, but prefers ‘lootcracy’! Under this administration, the civil war years can be described as haven, as Nigerians are killed in droves today, without any solution at sight! Under this administration, Nigerians are so divided in both tribal and religious matters! Salaries of civil servants are not paid! Graduates are produced in millions yearly without any plan of employment for them. Instead of allowing these unfortunate graduates to live in peace, they are being defrauded by government agencies, while a good number has lost their lives in their search for non-existent jobs! We now have a government of deceit, which major achievement is making our nation a laughing stock before the international community. A government that has succeeded in making us a mockery before the international community and African leaders; which major achievements are traumatising and transforming the nation into darkness as well as digitalising corruption to such a level where a whopping sum of $10 million can be said to have developed wings, and unaccounted for. For leading Nigeria to its present comatose state, one cannot be far from the truth if one says that President Goodluck Jonathan is a colossal failure, in terms of his leadership style.”

Chief Eze berated President Jonathan for nursing the ambition to contest for re-election next year, describing it as dishonourable since Jonathan signed an agreement not to seek re-election and publicly reaffirmed that decision in newspaper interviews while begging Nigerians to give him a chance in 2011.  “After spending six years in office by 2015, he is still offering himself to contest the 2015 presidential election, which if he wins, will make him to rule the country for ten years; against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that stipulates that nobody should rule the country exceeding eight years,” Eze said.

He reminded President Jonathan of his recent statement while reacting to calls from some quarters for him to seek re-election: “In deciding on an appropriate response to such calls, I will place the greater interests of national harmony, cohesion, unity, security, political stability, progress, equity, justice and fairness above any personal ambition or sectional agenda.” Jonathan, according to Chief Eze, “must know that his contesting will not be in the greatest interest of national harmony. He must, therefore, perish the thought if he really loves Nigeria and wishes to promote the greatest interest of national harmony.”

The former New PDP Spokesman also lambasted “the shameless PDP leadership that nominated President Jonathan, who has demonstrated incompetence as a hobby, to fly the PDP flag during the 2015 general election.” He lamented that “not minding the massive failure in all sectors of our economy, the immorality and the political implication on our nation of President Jonathan contesting the 2015 general elections; the various echelons of PDP leadership has adopted him as the party’s sole-candidate for the 2015 presidential election.”

On the way out, Chief Eze said: “Nigerians have no option than to rally together and ensure that this evil calculation is not allowed to see the light of the day as any extra day after May 29, 2015 with PDP leadership at the centre will be hellish for all of us.

“Are Nigerians actually tired of these evil cabals that have hijacked governance in the country? If yes is the answer; how to correct these anomalies associated with the poor leadership of our country by PDP lay in their hands. The fate of our country can only be ratified and put back on track if Nigerians rise and get PDP sacked by 2015. If not, the woes ahead on all of us may not be described. We have done too much talking!

“The fact remains that should APC lose out in the 2015 general election, but God forbid, the true colour of President Goodluck Jonathan will be revealed to Nigerians. And the heat may be unbearable. The ball is now in the court of all Nigerians to do that which is necessary to rescue our dear from the imminent doom that awaits her, should we fail in this mission.”

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come down hard on the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for disgracing the State in the Federal Capital, Abuja. Rivers APC made the condemnation while reacting to the unruly behaviour of Rivers State PDP leaders who engaged in a show of shame at the PDP National Headquarters on 9th October, 2014, brazenly exchanging blows during a reconciliation committee sitting for the party’s chapters in the Niger Delta region of the country.


“Nigerians can now see what we have been experiencing in Rivers State and those who thought that we were wrongly accusing Rivers PDP and its leader, Minister of State for Education Nyesom Wike, of being agents of violence, can now see that we have been vindicated,” Rivers APC said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt and signed by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.


“Other Nigerians may have been shocked by the disgraceful behaviour of the characters that call themselves PDP leaders but to us in Rivers State we are not by any means surprised because we are used to their violent ways. In fact, the second name of the Rivers PDP is trouble and they have exhibited this severally in Rivers State. Their stock-in-trade of causing mayhem and unprovoked attacks against anybody who is not a member of the drowning party is not strange to us at all,” Ibiamu said in the statement.


He recalled how PDP leaders in Rivers State organised ex-militants from neighbouring Bayelsa State to march round Port Harcourt some months ago in order to cause a breakdown of law and order and mobilised some unruly youths to molest six Northern Governors led by Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who came to visit and sympathise with their Rivers State counterpart, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi who was under siege during the period of exhibition of impunity by the National Leadership of PDP under the then leader, Alh Tukur who supervised the illegal suspension of Governor Amaechi for defeating Governor Jona Jang of Plateau State in the Governors Forum election with 19 votes to 16 votes contrary to the calculation and thinking of the Presidency who believe that 16 is higher than 19 votes and that five lawmakers at that time can impeach Governor Amaechi in a State House of Assembly of 32 members.


“We are fully aware of their impunity, violent acts and antecedents and that is why Rivers State people have massively rejected the party. Let us reiterate that no amount of thuggery and intimidation as associated with PDP will allow such uncivilised and evil party to have a place in Rivers State anymore. We therefore urge the relatively good people still in PDP to leave en masse and join APC that will surely form the next government come 2015 before it is late,” the statement concluded.

Just when we were coming to terms with the precipitous foray to the political scene of some entertainers like Gongo Aso crooner, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice, gospel singer, Kenny Saint Best and actor, Desmond Elliot, all of whom have in recent time declared their political ambition and aligned themselves with political parties, Tony Tetuila (reals names, Anthony Olarenwaju) has quickly joined the burgeoning list of Nigerian artistes vying for elective positions in next year’s general election. Even if the joke sounds too expensive and only himself believes it, popular stand-up comedian, Julius Agwu, thinks he can become the next governor of Rivers state. The list of intending artiste-politicians keeps growing as the bandwagon syndrome catches up with more of them. Before the end of the year, more artistes will throw their hat in the ring.

Before now, some entertainers have already delved into the murky waters of Nigeria’s politics. Tony Muonagor (aka Tony One Week), in 2011, rode on the back of his popularity to win a seat at Anambra state House of Assembly, making history as the first Nigerian entertainer to win an elective position. Should 9ice fulfill his claim, he will follow in the footsteps of Rotimi Makinde, who was elected into the House of Representatives in 2011 to represent Ife Federal Constituency. And like every other Nigerian politician, Makinde is interested in seeking re-election. Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Senior Special Adviser on movies/entertainment industry to former governor of Anambra, Peter Obi, retained the post after Governor Willie Obiano came into office. Udokwu seem not to be content with a political appointment, he is now gunning for the Anambra state House of Assembly to represent Idemili north constituency. Sir Victor Uwaifo, famed highlife musician, was Commissioner of Tourism and Culture twice in Edo state. Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, appointed Nkiru Sylvanus as Special Assistant on Lagos Affairs. Kanayo O. Kanayo was recently announced as the Chairman of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies, a new body that oversees the Nigerian Toursim industry. Several Nollywood actresses like Onyeka Onwenu, Hilda Dokubo, Actors like; Dickson Iroegbu, Sam Dede and Richard Mofe Damijo, have all bagged various political appointments between 2011 and now.

This latest fad among entertainers has sharply divided Nigerians especially on social media with many claiming they have joined politics for pecuniary reasons. These artistes have argued that elsewhere entertainers have made a success of their political foray citing notable instances like Arnold Schwarzenegger, two term Governor of California and Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States, as examples of actors who ventured into politics. However, they failed to add that both men joined politics at the pick of their careers in a democracy where the President of the world’s most powerful country earns less than a Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria! The debate for a drastic reduction in salaries and allowances of Nigerian politicians to serve as a disincentive to pretenders masquerading as aspiring political leaders, has once again, gained traction.

Unlike the American actors highlighted above, most Nigerians think these entertainers could be drifting to politics in a bid to arrest their nose-diving careers, a last ditch attempt to bounce back to relevance. Or could it be that the wealth acquired from the entertainment industry is less fulfilling than what political offices have to offer? Is their ambition borne out of a genuine intention to serve the people or an attraction to the stupendous wealth and power political office holders wield? Unlike the Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti whose songs and lifestyle resonated the streets, this new crop of entertainers seldom compose music with such lyrical content or act movies that speaks truth to power and trumpet the change they seek to effect through the ballot. How many of them have been arrested for demanding accountability and transparency from the present government through their roles in the entertainment industry? What gives them the impression that they can effect change in ways ‘regular’ politicians can’t? In what way have they given back to the society that made them stars? What makes us think they will act differently as politicians? How have they demonstrated that they can bring the much needed changed by redefining leadership when a good number of them have not previously garnered or exhibited any sterling leadership qualities at any level, not even from the entertainment industry they’re hibernating from. These are people whose businesses and daily lives are even managed by Managers! A few could not even manage their marital lives; they’re still single after going through divorce(s). How can the welfare and lives of millions of Nigerians be entrusted to persons with credibility issues of scandals ranging from relationship to behavioural? Nigeria is in dire straits and in need of astute, shrewd and intellectual leadership. Technocrats, not entertainers thought of by many, as people not to be taken seriously, especially in matters political. Moreover, what is their political ideology? Can it move the country forward? I doubt if their ‘brand of politics’ is sellable because there are a lot of question marks over their competence. Without necessarily venturing into politics, they can make more impact and inspire change from within the entertainment industry they already find themselves, with the their music, like late Fela, and right from the movie scripts to the roles they act.

Political fans and entertainment fans are different. Their popularity in music arena should not be misinterpreted as acceptance by the general public. Showbiz and politics are two worlds apart. The hope of riding on the crest of that popularity to occupy elective political office might be fantasy, after all. They should not attempt to exaggerate their fame.

The present crop of politicians have failed us but entertainers, without a clear ideology of what political leadership entails, moving in droves in their direction is the last thing we want. Their political participation is not about themselves but about the rest of us because it determines the welfare of many Nigerians.

At a time we’re trying to arrest the tragedy of leadership failure and breaking the vicious circle of leadership bankruptcy, we cannot allow the system to throw up more of such ‘leaders’ who obviously lack a clear vision of what political leadership is all about. We’ve had enough drama in the political scene already; the least we want is for Nollywood to add to it. The country needs true leaders who have prepared themselves adequately to take up leadership positions.

Cynics doubt if these artistes can clinch their party’s ticket. Can they survive the intrigues and stormy internal politics of power and raw cash? Will these political parties shove aside loyal party members and chieftains for ebbing celebrities? Are they seemingly hoping to be game changers by ‘settlement’ with political appointments?

It is too early to say categorically, how far they can go, as it remains to be seen if they will get their party’s nod considering the ever-slippery and tricky game of Nigerian politics where political juggernauts and gladiators are sometimes beaten to their game.


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Nigeria is one of the most populated and largest countries in
the African continent. The country prides itself in having some of the most
hardworking and richest men in Africa. In fact, some of the richest Nigerians
are considered to be among the richest men in the world. While there are many
Nigerians that should have been counted among the richest in the world, there
are a few who have made the Forbes list of the richest men in the world.

The primary reason is that companies like Bloomberg and Forbes
estimate the current wealth of individuals, and rank them according to the
value of shares they hold in companies listed on the stock exchange. In this
post, we have discussed 6 Richest Nigerians.

Aliko Dangote (Consumer

Alhaji Aliko Dangote is currently worth around $16.1 billion US
dollars. Aliko Dangote is considered to be the richest men in Nigeria, and even
Africa. Among the world’s richest men list, he stands on 43. Aliko was born on
10th April, 1957 in Kano, Nigeria. Before investing into consumer goods, Aliko
studied in Al-Azhar University, Cairo to receive his education. In the
University, he studied Business Studies.

Aliko Dangote is the CEO and Chairman of Dangote Group of
Companies. Among his many business interests include the field of mining,
steel, cement and petroleum. The company’s operations are spread throughout the
African continent, including Cameroon, Zambia, South Africa, Togo, Benin and
Ghana. There’s no doubt that Aliko Dangote will be one of the richest men in
Africa for years to come.

Mike Adenuga
(Telecoms/Oil and Gas)

According to his current wealth, Mike Adenuga is considered to
be the second richest man in Nigeria. He is considered to be the fifth richest
in Africa. Mike Adenuga is estimated to be worth around $4.7 billion US
dollars. According to reports, the Nigerian businessman was able to amass his
wealth from the oil industry and telecommunications sector.

Mike Adenuga founded the second largest telecommunications
company in Nigeria – Globacom. This cellular phone company has more than 24
million customers in Nigeria. Besides Nigeria, the company also operates in

Abdulsamad Rabiu
(Consumer Goods)

Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu is currently worth more than $670
million US dollars. According to a recent report released by Forbes, his net
worth might be more than $1.2 billion US dollars. Abdulsamad Rabiu was born in
Kano, Nigeria in 1928. He has always been one of the most prominent businessmen
in Africa. Rabiu was born in a business oriented family. His father taught him
everything about running a business. Even he was a successful businessman.
Besides being a businessman, his father was also a renowned religious scholar.

Abdulsamad Rabiu’s primary line of business involves trading in
various consumer goods and commodities, including rice, vegetable oil and
sugar. Currently, Rabiu acts as the chairman of BUA group. The company is also
involved in sugar refining, vegetable oil processing and flour milling.
Abdulsamad Rabiu is not only one of the richest Nigerians, but also one of the
most respected men in Africa.

Jim Ovia

Currently, Jim Ovia is estimated to be worth around $825
million US dollars. Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank. It is the second
largest business organization in Nigeria. The headquarters of the company are
located in Victoria Island, Nigeria. In addition to this, the Zenith Bank also
has branches in South Africa, Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the United
Kingdom. Jim Ovia is considered to be the third richest men in Nigeria. Most
people consider him to be one of the most determined richest Nigerians.

Theophilus Danjuma (Oil
& Gas)

Theophilus Danjuma is believed to have a net worth of around
$600 million US dollars. Danjuma was born on 9th December, 1938 n Takum,
Nigeria. The hardworking multi millionaire started off as a low rank soldier.
He served in the Nigerian army. Besides serving as a soldier, Theophilus
Danjuma also ventured into politics. Under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s
leadership, Danjuma served as the Minister of Defense. Theophilus Danjuma is
the current Chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum – SAPETRO.

Folorunsho Alakija (Oil
& Gas)

Folorunsho Alakija’s net worth is around $2.7 billion US
dollars. Her journey to become one of the richest women in African started in
London. In the United Kingdom, she pursued fashion design and secretarial
studies. When she returned to Nigeria, she started working as an executive
secretary. It wasn’t long before she founded her tailoring company – Supreme

In the beginning, she had many famous clients, including Maryam
Babandiga. She was quickly becoming one of the most prominent women in
Nigeria’s high class society. She was quite close to Babandia, and it allowed
her to acquire the oil prospecting license. This granted her a lucrative
investment in the coastal waters.

She was able to set up Famfa Oil. Currently, the company own a
60% stake in the Nigerian oil field. It pumps around 200,000 barrels every day.
She has also been actively involved in charitable work and sch ventures.
Folorunsho Alakija is one of the few women to be among the richest Nigerians.

Just like other hardworking and determined people in the world,
even the richest Nigerians have some secrets to their success. Besides being
committed to amassing more wealth and uplifting communities, these people have
been true to their love toward Nigeria. This has been the most important secret
to their success. Their love for the country made them invest heavily in
Nigeria. These people had everything it takes to move their wealth elsewhere,
but they still chose to invest in Nigeria because of their dedication and commitment.

The love for Nigeria is so prevalent that Aliko Dangote even
advocated the need for business organizations and entrepreneurs to believe in
Nigeria. Instead of going to other countries, he encouraged people to invest in
Nigeria. It’s a simple concept that when you strike it rich in your own
country, it’s likely that you believe in the country.

It is important to understand that the richest Nigerians have
played a major role in the upliftment of various communities throughout the
country. These people are not only the richest people in the country, but have
also successfully imprinted their names on the sands of time. They have used
exceptional strategies, skills and talents to amass their wealth and respect in
the country. The richest Nigerians have always worked for the upliftment of the
country, and plan to continue the task in future.

Overview: The most popular Nigerian newspapers

Very many newspapers are published in Nigeria on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as print or online newspapers, or both. In this article, we will be interested in the most
popular newspapers in general i.e. online, offline or both. Below is a list of top 10 most popular Nigerian newspapers based on readership, scope and age among many
other factors.

10. Leadership Newspaper: The leadership newspaper is undoubtedly
one of the most popular newspapers in Nigeria. This can be attributed to the
fact that the newspaper is dedicating to defending the interest of Nigerians against
powerful businessmen and politicians. The newspaper has won many awards the most
notable being the Newspaper of the Year Award in 2009. The newspaper is owned
by the leadership Newspaper Group based in Abuja. The media group was formed
with an aim of promoting good governance as well as defending the interests of
Nigerians. To date, the Newspaper Group still holds those very same values dearly.

9. National Mirror Newspaper: This is another popular
newspaper in Nigeria. The National Mirror Newspaper is available online and offline.
The newspaper is owned by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim; a billionaire businessman
and lawyer. Barrister acquired the
newspaper in 2008 with the aim of transforming the paper into one of the best
newspapers in Nigeria. Looking back, Barrister achieved just that. The
National Mirror Newspaper is among the few Nigerian newspapers printed via a decentralized
printing system. The newspaper is printed in 6 different geopolitical zones in
Nigeria making the newspaper available to the people earlier than any other newspaper
in Nigeria.

8. The Guardian Newspaper: The Guardian Newspaper is also
among the most popular newspapers in Nigeria. The newspaper derives its popularity
from many things the most notable being its scope i.e. reporting
trustworthy/accurate up-to-date information on politics and business. The
Guardian Newspaper is undoubtedly one of the most trusted newspapers in regards
to conservative news reporting. The newspaper’s slogan is; conscience nurtured
by truth.

7. Nigeria Tribune Newspaper: The Nigerian Tribune newspaper
derives most of its popularity from age considering the newspaper dates back
over six decades (established in 1949). The newspaper is the oldest private Nigerian
newspaper. Chief Obafemi Awolowo started the newspaper with focus on
the needs/interests of the common Nigerian. The newspaper is among the most
credible newspapers from a Nigerian masses perspective.

6. THISDAY Newspaper: THISDAY newspaper dates back to 1995. The newspaper was first sold in Nigerian news stands on 22nd January 1995. The newspaper’s focus was on reporting
business and politics. Over the years,
the newspaper has won very many awards the most notable being the Newspaper of
the Year Award. The newspaper is also
credited for being the 1st Nigerian newspaper to use full colour
paper printings. To date, THISDAY Newspaper
is still one of the most popular business and politics newspaper in Nigeria. The newspaper is also popular for being a pace setter in the Nigerian newspaper industry.

5. Sun News: Sun News also makes it to this list for being
widely read. The newspaper is published by Sun Publishing Limited.
Sun News was introduced in January 2003 as a periodic tabloid. Six months
latter (June 2003), the newspaper was officially converted into a daily
publication. In 2005, Sun News was fused with the Soccer star; one of the most
popular sports tabloids in Nigeria boosting the newspaper’s popularity immensely.
The newspaper has an impeccable reputation both online and offline which is
precisely why it is featured in this list.

4. Sahara Reporters: The Sahara Reporters makes it to this
list for being highly rated and extremely unique. The newspaper’s content is prepared
by international reporters as well as social advocates dedicated to reporting
news from a Nigerian and African perspective. All stakeholders of the Sahara Reporters
strongly believe in the freedom of opinion & expression which includes the
freedom to express opinions without any interference. The stakeholders also
believe in the right to receive and impart ideas and information through all
media channels regardless of frontiers. From the above information, it’s obvious
that the Sahara Reporters is among the most (if not the most) unique Nigerian
newspaper. There are very few newspapers in Nigeria prepared with such
commitment to seeking the truth. No wonder the newspaper is so popular.

3. The Nation Newspaper: The nation is another popular
Nigerian newspaper dedicated to publishing high quality credible information
which isn’t beholden to any private or public interest group. As the name suggests,
the Nation Newspaper’s loyalty lies with Nigerians. The newspaper was established with the
intention of providing Nigerians with information that is supposed to be free and
self governing in any democratic society. The newspaper’s scope is therefore one of the
main reasons why the newspaper is so popular.

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2. The Punch Newspaper: The Punch Newspaper makes it to the top
three spot in this list for being the most widely circulated paper in Nigeria.
Although the newspaper has a strong online presence, over 80,000 copies of the
Punch are published daily. The Punch was started by James Aboderin and Sam
Amuka. The two were friends when they started the paper. Aboderin is an
accountant while Amuka is a columnist & editor with Daily Time. The
newspaper has become extremely popular because it covers a wide range of issues
which interest most Nigerians. It is however worth noting that the newspaper’s
popularity hasn’t come without a price. For instance, the newspaper has been
targeted many times in the past by political interests during Nigeria’s
authoritarian military rule. All in all, the paper has managed to become one of
the oldest and most popular newspapers in Nigeria.

1. Vanguard Newspaper: The Vanguard Newspaper is undoubtedly
the most popular Nigerian newspaper in regards to scope and readership. For
instance, over 130,000 copies of the Vanguard are printed daily. The newspaper is also extremely popular
online. The first copy of the Vanguard Newspaper was printed on 3rd
June 1984. The newspaper’s intention was serving people through an unflinching commitment
to good governance, free enterprise and the rule of law. Three decades later,
the paper is the most popular in Nigeria statistically. Over 20,000 copies of
the Vanguard are circulated daily in Lagos. The paper is also popular in many
other cities in Nigeria i.e. Abuja where 12,000 copies are circulated daily. There
is therefore no doubt that the Vanguard is the most popular newspaper when you
look at the numbers.