Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule on 1 October 1960. So for this reason, Nigeria celebrates its independence on 1st October every year.
The first newspaper in Nigeria is the Iwe Irohin fun Awon Ara Egba (literally means the newspaper for Egba people). Doubling as the first indigenous language newspaper in Africa, it was established in Abeokuta, Ogun State by Henry Townsend, a Christian missionary.
The Nigerian Tribune – Ibadan – African Newspapers of Nigeria Ltd
Triumph – Kano – Triumph Publishing
The News Journal – Ibadan – Layipo Concepts
The Daily Post – Lagos – James Bamisaye
Vanguard – Lagos – Vanguard Media
What is the Oldest Newspaper in Nigeria?
Nigerian Tribune. The Nigerian Tribune is an English-language newspaperpublished in Ibadan in Nigeria. It was established in 1949 by Obafemi Awolowo and is the oldest surviving private Nigerian newspaper. In the colonial era, the newspaper served as the mouthpiece for Awolowo’s populist welfare programmes.
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