Business Day (Nigeria)

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Business Day
Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Frank Aigbogun
Editor Anthony Osae-Brown
Founded 2001
Language English
Headquarters Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Business Day, established in 2001, is a daily business newspaper based in Lagos.[1] It is the only Nigerian newspaper with a bureau in Accra, Ghana. It has both daily and Sunday titles. It circulates in Nigeria and Ghana.

BusinessDay Media Ltd is the leading medium for up-to-date news and insightful analysis of business, policy and the economy in Nigeria. A critical decision-making tool for investors and managers. It provides unbiased news and informed analysis on politics, governance, social and economic trends.

The publisher is Frank Aigbogun, a former editor of the Vanguard newspaper.[2][3] The editor-in-chief is Onwuchekwa Jemie while the editor of the daily paper is Anthony Osae Brown. John Omachonu is the deputy editor of the daily title. Similarly, the editor of the Sunday title is Zebulon Agomuo while Chuks Oluigbo is his assistant. The newspaper has creative writers such as Iheanyi Nwachukwu, Patrick Atuanya, Onyinye Nwachukwu, Jumoke Akiyode, Chuka Uroko, Obodo Ejiro, Ifeoma Okeke, Hope Moses Ashike, Olusola Bello, Odinaka Anudu, Obinna Emelike, Teliat Sule, and Chuks Oluigbo, among others.[4]

The newspaper has produced many award-winning journalists. Anthony Osae-Brown was a finalist for Best Business News Story in May 2011, a Diageo Africa Business Reporting Award.[5] Godwin Nnanna, a former assistant editor, has won several international journalism awards including gold and silver medals in UN Foundation Prize for humanitarian and development reporting, and the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize for written media.[6]

Obodo Ejiro and Teliat Sule have both won the Citi Journalistic Award, while Iheanyi Nwachukwu and Patrick Atuanya won the Securities and Exchange Commission Capital Market Essay Competition in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

The newspaper worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the "Most Respected Company and CEO" survey in 2006. Survey results showed the opinions of Nigerian CEOs. Awards based on the survey were presented in a ceremony in Lagos.[7] In February 2011, Business Day organized its annual Capital Market conference.[8] In March 2011 the newspaper organized the Business Day SME Forum 2011 in Lagos. The forum was attended by entrepreneurs, consultants, financiers and representatives from various industries.[9]


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  2. ^ "2006 Awards". Diageo. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Our tourism heroes, past and present". Daily Sun. February 9, 2008. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Business Day. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2011 - Finalists Announced". Diageo. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Godwin Nnanna". The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  7. ^ Craig E. Carroll (2010). Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-Setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets. Taylor & Francis. p. 384. ISBN 0-415-87153-0. 
  8. ^ "Nigerian Bank Nigeria Nigerian Stock Exchange – Foreign Investors Maintain Interest In Nigerian Capital Market". Next (Nigeria). February 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  9. ^ "ConnectNigeria features in Business Day SME Forum 2011". ConnectNigeria. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-13.