Media Trust

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Daily Trust logo.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Media Trust
Founded 2001

Media Trust is a privately held Nigerian newspaper publishing company based in Abuja that publishes the English-language Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and the Hausa-language Aminiya newspapers, as well as a new pan-African magazine, Kilimanjaro.

History[edit]

The Weekly Trust was established in March 1998 and the Daily Trust was launched in January 2001. The two papers are the largest circulating newspapers in Northern Nigeria.[1] The group of newspapers ranks among the top seven in Nigeria in advertising revenue.[2]

Content[edit]

The newspapers have online editions, accessible through www.dailytrust.com and content from the newspapers is republished by AllAfrica and Gamji.[3] The company presents the "Daily Trust African of the Year" award, recognizing and celebrating Africans who have made positive contributions that impact the lives of other people and elicit a pan-African attention during the award year.[4]

Personnel[edit]

The Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive officer is Kabiru Abdullahi Yusuf. He was a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Political Science, Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, and has worked as a columnist and commentator for companies that include the Daily Triumph, Citizen Magazine, Newswatch and BBC Africa Service.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Media Trust". Media Trust. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Tope Templer Olaiya (3 August 2009). "Daily Trust...surviving where others failed". The Guardian (Lagos). Retrieved 18 December 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Countries:Nigeria:News". Stanford University. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Media Trust African of The Year Nominee to Be Named January". Daily Trust (Abuja). 22 November 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Board". ABC Transport. Retrieved 18 December 2009.