The Sun (Nigeria)

Daily Sun
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Founder(s) The Sun Media Group
Publisher The Sun Publishing Ltd
Editor-in-chief Onuoha Ukeh
Language English
Headquarters Lagos, Nigeria
Website http://www.sunnewsonline.com

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]

The Daily Sun was incorporated on 29 March 2001. It started production as a weekly on 18 January 2003, and as a daily on 16 June 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 9 August 2019, Onuoha Ukeh, then Editor Daily, was appointed Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief to replace Osagie.[5]

The logo is similar to the United Kingdom paper The Sun, but the two papers are unrelated.

References

  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 13 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Nigerian Sun Newspaper". NigerianDailyNewspaper.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  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 13 May 2011.


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