Vanguard (Nigeria)

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Vanguard
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Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Vanguard Media
Founded 1983
Headquarters Lagos
Website http://www.vanguardngr.com/
This article is about the Nigerian daily. For the white supremacist website, see Vanguard News Network.

The Vanguard is a daily newspaper published by Vanguard Media, based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Vanguard Media was established in 1983 by veteran journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu with three friends.[1] The paper has an online edition.[2] The newspaper is one of the few in Nigeria that is considered independent of political control, the others being Thisday, The Punch, and The Guardian.[3] In June 1990, the paper was briefly suspended by Col. Raji Rasaki, Military Governor of Lagos State.[4]

In December 2008 the US-based Pointblanknews.com published a story that alleged the wife of the publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, was involved in a ritual killing. The Vanguard took the reporter to court, claiming he was attempting extortion.[5] In December 2009, a Niger Delta peace activist commended Vanguard Newspapers for its reporting on the government's intentions, which he said helped persuade the militants to accept amnesty.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media - Nigeria". Centre for Intercultural Learning. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Countries: Nigeria: News". Leland Stanford Junior University. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Media: Is Bola Tinubu The Biggest Media Entrepreneur in Nigeria?". M2 Marketing Management. 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  4. ^ "Shutting down the Press: The Practice of Newspaper Closure & Proscription in Nigeria". Media Rights Agenda. June 11, 1995. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Moral, Legal and Press War between Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper and US-based PointBlankNews.com: Goliath vs. David". Africans In America News Watch. March 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  6. ^ Emma Amaize (9 December 2009). "Amnesty - Activist Lauds Vanguard, Uduaghan, Sylva". Vanguard.