The Sun (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]

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

The Daily Sun was incorporated on March 29, 2001. It started production as a weekly on January 18, 2003, and as a daily on June 16, 2003. The target audience is young adults in the 18 – 45 years age bracket and in the A, 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 succeeded Awoyinfa, and the first Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dimgba Igwe, was replaced by Femi Adesina.[4] 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 August 9, 2019, Onuoha Ukeh, then Editor Daily, was appointed Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief to replace Osagie.[5]


  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 2011-05-13.
  3. ^ "Nigerian Sun Newspaper". 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 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-13.