THE oldest surviving private newspaper in Nigeria, Nigerian Tribune, is 67 today.
Established on November 16, 1949, by the sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the newspaper served as the mouthpiece for Awolowo’s populist welfare programmes.
It played an important role in defending the interests of the Yoruba people in a period when different ethnic groups were struggling for ascendancy.
Nigerian Tribune is one of the nation’s top-rated newspapers and certainly one of the most widely read since it was established and co-founded by Chief (Mrs) HID Awolowo
The newspaper prides itself in providing its readers with cutting edge information and news, by keeping up with the latest developments.
In the face of fierce competition, Nigerian Tribune has managed to sustain its credibility as one of the most reliable news sources, promoting unity among Nigerians and serving as a voice for the common man.
Presently, the chairman of the company is Reverend (Mrs) Omotola Oyediran and the co-Chairman is Ambassador (Dr) Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu.
Nigerian Tribune, which has since moved from one title to three titles, also has a strong presence online.