THISDAY Newspapers


THISDAY 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, Lagos State. Founded by Nduka Obaigbena, the Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the THISDAY Media Group and ARISE News Channel.

As of 2005, it has a circulation of 100,000 copies and an annual turnover of some $35 million (US). It has two printing plants, in Lagos and Abuja. The publishers of the newspaper are the THISDAY Newspapers Ltd., a company that was noted for its early investment in colour printing, giving the paper a distinctive edge among the few durable national newspapers that exist in Nigeria.


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THISDAY publisher Nduka Obaigbena has previously been criticised for late and non-payment of the paper’s staff and suppliers. The headquarters of THISDAY is in Lagos. It also has offices and correspondents in the 36 states of Nigeria and other parts of the World. THISDAY provides a rich content in demand by the business, economic, political and diplomatic elite; middle class professionals as well as aspirational millennials.

THISDAY, named Newspaper of The Year, was the first Nigerian newspaper to print in colour at a time when most newspapers and the industry were in black and white around the world. It was also one of the first to go digital in Africa.

THISDAY also creatively pioneered the idea of devoting the back page of the newspaper to informed commentaries from nationally acclaimed columnists as well as guest writers occasionally drawn from among the leading lights of public service and seasoned technocrats in the private sector.

The Newspaper Company has hosted conferences, town hall meetings and global dialogues which have seen global leaders like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Gerhard Schroder, John Howard, Collin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Dominique de Villepin amongst others, attending. It has also promoted cultural events with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Lionel Richie, Seal, Diana Ross, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg, Naomi Campbell, Liya Kedebe and Alec Wek, among others.

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