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Nigerian Newspapers History - Timeline
1859 Rev. Henry Tennsend published Iwe Iroyin fun Awon Ara Egba ati Yoruba ( The Newspaper for the Egbas and Yorubas ) in Abeokuta. Iwe Iroyin fun Awon Ara Egba ati Yoruba was published in English and Yoruba. 1863 The Anglo African was published by Robert Campbell, its focus was both local and international news.
1880 Lagos Times emerged in November 1880 it was owned by Richard Beale Blaize and edited Andrew Thomas and Mojola Agbebi. 1882 The Lagos Observer arrived on the newsstands fifteen months later and was established and edited by J.Bagan Benjamin. 1887 The Eagle was established; the newspaper was edited and owned by Owen Macaulay. In the same year Adolphus March launched The Mirror. 1908 Two newspapers founded by Kukoyi Ajasi came hit the news stands; The Nigerian Chronicle and The Nigerian Pioneer. 1926 Richard Barrow, Adeyemo Alakija started the Nigerian Daily Times. 1936 Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe established the West African Pilot. 1949 Chief Obafemi Awolowo set up the Nigerian Tribune in 1946. Nigerian Newspapers recently launches of the more popular titles; 1971: Punch 1983: Vanguard 1983: Guardian 1995: This Day 2001: Daily Trust 2003: The Sun 2006: The Nation