Vanguard (Nigeria)

Vanguard is a daily newspaper published by Vanguard Media, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vanguard Media was established in 1983 by veteran journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu with three friends.[1] The paper has an online edition.[2] The newspaper is one of the few in Nigeria that is considered independent of political control, the others being Thisday, The Punch, The Sun and The Guardian.[citation needed] In June 1990, the paper was briefly suspended by Col. Raji Rasaki, Military Governor of Lagos State.[3]

Vanguard
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherVanguard Media
Founded1983
HeadquartersLagos
Websitevanguardngr.com

In December 2008, the US-based Pointblanknews.com 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]