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 Nation
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherVintage Press Limited
EditorAdeniyi Adesina[1]
Founded31 July 2006
HeadquartersMushin, Lagos State, Nigeria

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 two years of operation. This was a result of its popular eight-page 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 the late Ngozi Nwozor-Agbo 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]

In April 2010, Edo Ugbagwu, a reporter who covered court cases for The Nation, was killed by gunmen. The reason was not known.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "Adeniyi Adesina, 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. ^ "Nigeria: 3 journalists killed in weekend violence". China Daily. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  8. ^ "Names of Editors at the Nation Newspaper". No. VOL.13, NO.4407. Vintage Press Limited. NATION NEWSPAPER. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Here comes The Nation Archive". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2021-06-14.