Vanguard Media Limited
IN THE BEGINNING
Vanguard Media Limited, publishers of Vanguard Newspapers was established in 1984 by Mr. Sam Amuka (a renowned, veteran journalist and columnist of the Sad Sam Fame. Sam Amuka was editor of Sunday Times and the First Managing Director of the Punch Newspaper.) He is from Itsekiri land in the present Delta State of Nigeria. Vanguard Media limited
The maiden copy of VANGUARD hit the news stands as a weekly on Sunday June 3rd, 1984 with the motto: Towards a better life for the People. It went daily on July 15, 1984. It aims to serve the people through unflinching commitment to free enterprise, the rule of law and good governance.
DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
Between 1988 and 1995, it published among others, Mr. & Mrs. Magazine (a compilation of the popular comic cartoons on the front page of the paper), Lagos Mirror (an evening paper), Vanguard Yellow Pages (a directory), Lagos Law Directory and Sports Now (a weekly publication devoted entirely to sports). As at today, the paper has on its stable, the Daily Vanguard, Saturday Vanguard and Sunday Vanguard. It has since added other titles taken care of specialised interests. These include: Financial Vanguard, Allure, Sweet Crude, Hitech, Sports Vanguard and Cyber life. These titles are so-product specific that no serious policy maker, businessman, Politician, student and/or interests groups would ignore.
Major among Vanguard’s features include: Sports, Advertising, Management and marketing, Maritime, Energy, Hi-tech and Computer, Aviation, Business and Banking, Tourism, Health, Labour, Human Angle and Women affairs, Politics, Education and Insurance. In addition, the paper also features respected columnists like Kola Animasuan, Dele Sobowale, Pini Jason, Tony Momoh, Bisi Lawrence, Ocherome Nnanna, Les Leba, Helen Ovbiagele, Bunmi Sofola, Treena Kwenta, Obi Nwakanma, and many others and also until recently, Aig-Imoukhuede who passed on 23 January,2007. These names make VANGUARD a compelling read for discerning minds.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIETY
In pursuit of its aim and objective of a better life for the people of Nigeria, the paper organized a public lecture in 1995 with the topic: Crisis and Reconstruction of the Nigerian economy by Prof. Bade Onimode. By 1996, another lecture was held with the topic: Understanding the Nigerian Economy and Polity in the 20th Century. It was delivered by the renowned historian, Dr. Yusufu bala Usman. In order for a broader perspective to be achieved, another lecture was organized on â€œAfrica and Global Competitiveness in the next millennium (i.e. 21st century). This lecture was delivered by a Ghanaian Professor, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, Director, Africa Programs and Research, Harvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge, USA. VANGUARD has also contributed greatly to finding solutions to the Niger Delta crisis by initiating public discuss and setting agenda for dialogue. It organised the “ONE VOICE” Conference for stakeholders in the South South. VANGUARD has successfully organised the ANNUAL BANKING AWARDS, an event held in high esteem locally and internationally.
To be the Best Media group with the Widest Reach through innovation backed by excellent service delivery, highly motivated human capital and latest technology.
To impact positively on our Readers/Clients and society by providing high quality, reliable and affordable media products for promoting knowledge, political stability and economic prosperity.
- Equity and Fairness
- People- centerdness
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