Media Trust

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TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Kabiru Yusuf
PublisherMedia Trust
Editor-in-chiefNaziru Mikailu
EditorHamza Idris
Deputy editorAbdu'azeez Abdu'azeez
Managing editorStella O Iyaji
LanguageEnglish-Hausa language's
HeadquartersAbuja, Nigeria
Sister newspapersAminiya

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. It is one of the leading media companies in Nigeria.[1]


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.[2] The group of newspapers ranks among the top seven in Nigeria in advertising revenue.[3]


The newspapers have online editions and content from the newspapers is republished by AllAfrica and Gamji.[4] The company presents the "Daily Trust African of the Year" award, recognizing and celebrating Africans who have made positive contributions that affect the lives of other people and have attracted pan-African attention during the award year.[5]


Daily Trust has been involved in really controversial reportage that has made a lot of people tag the newspaper as sensational.[6]


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.[7] Jaafar Jaafar the Editor in Chief of Daily Nigerian was one of their staff between 2007 and 2011.


  1. ^ Olawale A.; Omotayo O. (March 25, 2018). "Daily Trust Looks to Digital Future at 20". Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "About Media Trust". Media Trust. Archived from the original on 23 July 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  3. ^ Tope Templer Olaiya (3 August 2009). "Daily Trust...surviving where others failed". The Guardian. Lagos. Retrieved 18 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Countries:Nigeria:News". Stanford University. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Media Trust African of The Year Nominee to Be Named January". Daily Trust. Abuja. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  6. ^ "77Newspapers Framing of Herdsmen-Farmers' Conflict". African Journals OnLine. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Board". ABC Transport. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009.

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