This Day

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This Day is a Nigerian national newspaper. It is the flagship newspaper of Leaders & Company Ltd., and was first published on 22 January 1995. It has its headquarters in Apapa, Lagos State.[1] Founded by Nduka Obaigbena, the chairman and editor-in-chief of the This Day Media Group and Arise News.

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nduka Obaigbena
PublisherLeaders & Company Ltd.
FoundedJanuary 22, 1995; 29 years ago (1995-01-22)
HeadquartersApapa, Lagos Edit this at Wikidata

This Day is a member of the Belt and Road News Network.[2] Since 2014, it has maintained a close relationship with the Chinese embassy.[3]

This Day publisher Nduka Obaigbena has previously been criticised for late and non-payment of the paper's staff and suppliers.[4]



In 2001, several This Day editors survived a plane crash at Maiduguri airport in North East Nigeria.[5][6]

In 2012, This Day's offices in the nation's capital Abuja, and in Kaduna were attacked in suicide car bombings thought to have been carried out by terrorist group Boko Haram.[7][8]

See also



  1. ^ "About Us - thisdaylive". This Day. Archived from the original on 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  2. ^ "Adeniyi Joins Chinese Belt and Road Media Council – THISDAYLIVE". Archived from the original on 2023-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-29.
  3. ^ Batchelor, Kathryn; Zhang, Xiaoling, eds. (2017-06-26). "Newspaper coverage of China's engagement with Nigeria: Partner or predator?". China-Africa Relations: Building Images through Cultural Cooperation, Media Representation and Communication (1 ed.). Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315229096-10. ISBN 978-1-315-22909-6.
  4. ^ Jon Gambrell (10 May 2013). "Newspaper Staffers Strike Against Publisher Nduka Obaigbena In Nigeria". The Huffington Post. AP. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Nigeria: This Day Editors In Plane Crash". P.M. News. 24 January 2001. Retrieved 6 July 2020.[dead link]
  6. ^ Odusile, Waheed; Umar-Omale, Peter (26 January 2001). "Nigeria: Maiduguri Plane Crash: IBB, Ibori, Afenifere, Others Greet THISDAY". THISDAY. Retrieved 6 July 2020.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Nigeria's ThisDay newspaper hit by Abuja and Kaduna blasts". BBC News. 26 April 2012. Archived from the original on 26 September 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ Eboh, Camillus; Mohammed, Garba (26 April 2012). "Suicide car bombs hit Nigerian newspaper offices". Reuters. Archived from the original on 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.