The Sun (Nigeria)

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Daily Sun
Daily Sun Nigeria logo.gif
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)The Sun Media Group
PublisherThe Sun Publishing Ltd
Editor-in-chiefOnuoha Ukeh
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria

The Daily Sun is a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in KiriKiri Industrial Layout, 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]

History & About[edit]

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 age bracket and in the A, B, and C social-economic classes.[2] The paper is similar in format and logo to a popular newspaper, The Sun, in the United Kingdom,[3] but the two papers are unrelated.

The chairman of the publishing house is Neya Kalu who in May 2022, succeeded her father [4] Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State who currently serves as the Chief Whip of the House of Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The first Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief was Mike Awoyinfa. In January 2010 there was a shake-up in which Tony Onyima succeeded Awoyinfa, and the first Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dimgba Igwe, was replaced by Femi Adesina.[5] Awoyinfa and Igwe remained as directors on the company's board. Adesina replaced Onyima in December 2013. In June, 2015, Eric Osagie succeeded Adesina as Managing Editor/Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Publishing Limited. On 9 August 2019, Onuoha Ukeh, then Editor Daily, was appointed Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief to replace Osagie.[6]


  1. ^ "Countries: Nigeria: News". Stanford, California, USA: Stanford University. Archived from the original on 4 November 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b "About Us". The Sun. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Nigerian Sun Newspaper". Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Kalu steps down as The Sun Publisher, Neya Kalu takes over". Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Change of Guards At the Sun". ThisDay. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Management changes in The Sun". The Nation. Nigeria. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2011.

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