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The News Journal (Nigeria)

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Type  Weekly newspaper
Owner(s)  Layipo Concepts
Founded  2013
Format  Berliner
Editor  Sunday Ajayi
ISSN  2350-2088

The News Journal is a community development newspaper serving the area that used to be known as Western State, Nigeria now comprising the main Yoruba states of Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti. It is headquartered in the South East division of Ibadan and is owned by Layipo Concepts. Its stated aim is "to publish news of developmental value to the Nigerian audience and other audiences who shall need high quality and unbiased information / news reports on and about Nigeria."


Coverage area

The News Journal covers Western Nigeria most in-depth, but also offers limited coverage of north central Kwara and Kogi and south south Niger Delta, mostly by means of short news briefs. The paper publishes national and international articles from wire services.

The News Journal also maintains an Abuja bureau, mainly for covering Western Nigeria's delegation at the Nigerian National Assembly.


Regular sections
  • News
  • Local & Business
  • Sports
  • Life and Style
  • Classified
  • Business Strategy
  • Embrace of technology

    The News Journal entered into publishing at a time that the Internet has reshaped how information is distributed. As a result, it commenced operations by launching a website The News Journal. The website features an online edition of all local content in the paper, as well as editorials and features.

    The paper also launched itself on social networking websites and began offering an online news update as it breaks. While The News Journal breaks news through its social network and website, the print version is used in providing context and analysis to the news.

    Community involvement

    As part of its local engagement, The News Journal translates its major news into Yoruba language of the local people to foster access to information by people who could not read the official English language.

    In June 2013, The News Journal provided the Ibadan Poetry Festival with a NGN 10,000 grant to organize the Festival. The Ibadan Poetry Festival was hosted by the Ibadan office of Alliance Francaise. It also supported the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students (ACLAS) of the University of Ibadan in its 2013 Student Week.

    The News Journal has also earmarked NGN 100,000 in newspaper grants to the Department of Communication and Language Arts of the University of Ibadan, and continues to support the student Press Club.


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