The Nation (Nigeria)

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The Nation
The Nation logo.png
Type Daily newspaper
Publisher Vintage Press Limited
Editor Gbenga Omotoso[1]
Founded 31 July 2006
Language English
Headquarters Mushin, Lagos State, Nigeria

The Nation is a daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria. According to a 2009 survey it was the second-most-read newspaper in Nigeria, and this result was repeated in a 2011 report by The Advertisers' Association of Nigeria (ADVANS).[2] The paper's website says it stands for freedom, justice and the market economy. Its target audience is the business and political elite, the affluent, the educated and the upwardly mobile.[3] The Nation has printing plants in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.[4] The newspaper covers business and economy, public policies, the democratic process and institutions of democracy, sports, arts and culture.[5] The newspaper became the first of its kind to gain nationwide circulation across the 36 states of Nigeria within 2 years of operation. This was a result of its popular 8 pages pull out Thursday publication titled Campuslife, a medium specially dedicated to student journalists and writers across the tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The Campuslife pull-out with late Ngozi Agbo (née Nwozor) as pioneer editor helped the newspaper to become a household name across Nigeria, and several student journalists and correspondents whom the paper gave the opportunity to write for it as undergraduates are now renowned in their various professions.[6][7]

In April 2010 Edo Ugbagwu, a reporter who covered court cases for The Nation, was killed by gunmen. The reason was not known.[8]


  1. ^ "Gbenga Omotoso, The Nation confirms Class as editor wins award - The Nation, Nigeria". 
  2. ^ Hollingsworth, Mark; Kemedi, Von (2015). Against The Odds. Troubador Publishing Ltd. p. 164. ISBN 9781784621339. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "About Us". The Nation. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  4. ^ "The Nation Newspaper". Nigerian Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  5. ^ "World-Newspapers > Africa > Nigeria". World Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ Ojo, Gbenga (28 May 2015). "Ngozi Agbo: The unforgettable impact - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation, Nigeria. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Campus Life Girl Ngozi Agbo Dies At 36 - Politics - Nigeria". 30 May 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Nigeria: 3 journalists killed in weekend violence". China Daily. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2011-04-14.