Media Trust

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Daily Trust logo.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Media Trust
Editor Mohammed Maina Gimba
Founded 2001
Language English language

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.


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]


The newspapers have online editions, accessible through 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]


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]


  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.