Vanguard is a daily newspaper published by Vanguard Media, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vanguard Media was established in 1984 by journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu and three friends.[1] The paper has an online edition.[2] It is one of the few newspapers in Nigeria considered independent from political control, the others being This Day, The Punch, The Sun and The Guardian.[citation needed]

TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherVanguard Media
Founded1983; 41 years ago (1983)

In June 1990, the paper's publication was briefly suspended by Col. Raji Rasaki, the Military Governor of Lagos State.[3]

In December 2008, "current affairs resource" website Point Blank News published a story that alleged the wife of the publisher of Vanguard Newspapers was involved in a ritual killing. The Vanguard took the reporter to court, claiming he was attempting extortion.[4]

In December 2009, a Niger Delta peace activist commended Vanguard Newspaper for its reporting on the government's intentions, which he said helped persuade the militants to accept amnesty.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "About Us". Vanguard News. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  2. ^ "E-editions". Vanguard News. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Shutting down the Press: The Practice of Newspaper Closure & Proscription in Nigeria" (PDF). Media Rights Agenda. 11 June 1995. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Moral, Legal and Press War between Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper and US-based Goliath vs. David". Africans In America News Watch. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009.
  5. ^ Amaize, Emma (9 December 2009). "Amnesty - Activist Lauds Vanguard, Uduaghan, Sylva". Vanguard. AllAfrica. Retrieved 18 December 2009.