Vanguard (Nigeria)

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Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Vanguard Media
Founded 1983
Headquarters Lagos
Official website
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 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]


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  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 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.