The Sun (Nigeria)

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Daily Sun
Daily Sun Nigeria logo.gif
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher The Sun Publishing Ltd
Editor-in-chief Mr. Femi Adesina
Language

English

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Headquarters Lagos, Nigeria
Website http://www.sunnewsonline.com

The Daily Sun is a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.[1] As of 2011 The Sun had a daily print run of 130,000 copies, and 135,000 for weekend titles, with an average of 80% sales. This made The Sun the highest selling newspaper in Nigeria.[2]

The Daily Sun was incorporated on 29 March 2001. It started production as a weekly on 18 January 2003, and as a daily on 16 June 2003. The target audience is young adults in the 18 – 45 years age bracket and in the B and C social economic class.[2] The paper is similar in format to the popular Sun newspaper of the United Kingdom.[3]

The chairman of the publishing house is Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State. The first Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief was Mike Awoyinfa. In January 2010 there was a shake-up in which Tony Onyima succeeding Awoyinfa, and the original deputy editor, Dimgba Igwe, was replaced by Femi Adesina.[4] Awoyinfa and Igwe remained as directors on the company’s board.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countries: Nigeria: News". Stanford, California, USA: Stanford University. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us". The Sun. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Nigerian Sun Newspaper". NigerianDailyNewspaper.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Change of Guards At the Sun". ThisDay. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Management changes in The Sun". The Nation (Nigeria). 7/01/2010. Retrieved 2011-05-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)