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Zuma Rock: History, Myth & Pictures



Zuma rock is a very popular landmark in Nigeria. As a child from Kogi States that grew up in Kaduna State, daddy had always told us numerous tales regarding the gigantic Zuma rock especially when we drive pass it and mummy tries very hard to show us the human face on the rock.

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Picture showing Zuma rock

Obviously, we never did see the face then until a day dad deemed it fit to stop by. That moment was what prompted me to write this after several other visits, driving by and of course extensive research… I hope you enjoy what you will read below.

AN OVERVIEW OF ZUMA ROCK

Zuma rock is located in Madalla, Niger State some 45 minutes drive from the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. It stands gigantically at an intimidating height of 725m above the surrounding area with an impressive circumference of 3.1km. Interestingly, no other Mountain is standing close to it. Not because there are no Mountains around…. But because they stay at a reasonable distance away paying homage. No wonder the locals then see it an a sacred rock.

Geologically, Zuma rock is a monolith. It stands gracefully at the northern end of Abuja on the Abuja Kaduna express Road. Zuma rock is something known as the “the gateway to Abuja” and due to it popular nature, had been depicted on the one hundred Naira note. In historical times, the rock is used by the gbagyi people to defend themselves.

MYTH SURROUNDING ZUMA ROCK

Yeah… We call it myth but to the locals surrounding Zuma rock, it is no myth as they still nurses some of these believes till date. One of such might is the geologically masterpiece that looks like the human face which gives the locals the impression that there’s a mysterious power behind the rock.

The myths surrounding Zuma rock was upheld again by the now abandoned 5-star hotel that was supposed to serve as a guest in for tourists. They believed it was the gods of the rock that made it to be abandoned as it frowns at it. This was because the hotel will bring about infidelity close to it. There had been other cases of an attempt been made to make the place a standard resort only to be foiled by the mysterious power of the rock.

Another case been mentioned by the locals around Zuma rock is the case of some white men that can to blow the rock off using dynamite only to get stricken by the angered diety of the rock. The last one I can remember is the one that even made wave in our national dailies. A loud sound came out of the rock which possibly was a geologically phenomenon but the locals claimed the gods are angry. These and many more are the myths surrounding Zuma rock. You can find out more from the locals when you get there, they are quite eager to show you how powerful the power behind Zuma rock is.

Worthy of mention is the reported cases of rituals carried out around the though the police and elders there denied the idea.

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Some Group of Tourist At the Zuma Rock Site

CLIMBING ZUMA ROCK

With all these controversies the rock, do people still go Zuma rock? Yes, they know and it one of those places many people want to go. One of the activities that is been carried out here is the rock climbing done mostly by experienced climbers with the right climbing tools. It takes nothing less than 4 hours approximately 5 hours to climb it but when you do…. It is actually worth it. You will have the whole of Abuja in sight.

Animal Zoos in Nigeria And Their Locations: Full List



The list of animal zoos in Nigeria and their locations is what this article is all about. If you are looking for a good zoo in the country to visit in any of the 36 states, then this write up is for you

A zoo is a place or establishment where wild animals are kept securely for conservation, display to the public or even for research purposes. It can also serve as a major tourist attraction centre that helps boosts the tourism sector of the country.

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All Zoos in Nigeria and their locations

In Nigeria, the locations of the different zoos in the country are spread in various states of the Federation. Some of these animal zoos in Nigeria include: Jos Wildlife Park, Kano Zoo, Nekede Zoo, Enugu Zoo, Ibadan University Zoo, Abuja Children’s Zoo, The Port Harcourt Zoo, etc.

In this post we shall list all popular zoos in Nigeria and their locations plus the animals that exist in these wildlife conservation centres.

List Of Zoos In Nigeria And Their Locations

Audu Bako Zoo

Also known as the Gidan zoo, this wildlife conservation centre is located in Kano state. It is one of the best animal zoos in Nigeria opened to the public. It was named after the former military governor Audu Bako.

In terms of size, the zoo land area covers 46 hectares and it has the following animals in its care: Lions, Zebras, Elephants, Antelopes, Goats, Camels, Ostrich, Giraffes, Hippopotamus, etc. The number of these animals are over 150.

Managed by Kano State Zoological & Wildlife Management (KAZOWMA), the Audu Bako Zoological and Botanical garden is open to visitors from different parts of the country from 9am to 6pm. Adults pay an entry fee of ₦100 while ₦50 for children.

The National Children’s Park and Zoo

The location of the National Children’s Park and Zoo is in Asokoro District of Abuja (FCT) and this animal zoo is safe to visit if you have a family or a loved one you would want to take for outing.

The large area in the park is wide enough for children especially where the playground is situated. The cafe within the zoo makes it easy for parents and visitors to buy snacks and drinks for themselves while they walk around the zoo premises.

The National Children’s park and zoo management deemed it fit to tag the cages where the animals are kept for easy identification. Some animals within the zoo include: ostriches, giraffe, camels, donkeys, lion and even cheetah.

The gate fee for adults at the entrance of the National Children’s park and zoo is ₦200 while ₦100 is collected for kids. This animal zoo is open to the public from 9am to 6pm daily.

Jos Wildlife Park

The Jos Wildlife park is one of the popular animal zoos in the country located along Miango road in Jos, Plateau state. Also known as Jesse Aruku Wildlife Park, you can find various animals such as Monkeys, Buffalo, Varieties of birds, Elephants, Chimpanzees, Crocodiles, etc.

This state of the art zoological garden is very beautiful and has a museum where animal artefacts are displayed to the public. The presence of the picnic spots inside the zoo area makes it a good place for relaxation.

Ogba Zoo

Ogba zoo location is in Edo state and it is a forest reserve area covering over 20 hectares of land. Within its vicinity is the presence of refreshment and picnic centres, a car park large enough to park many cars, event hall and even playgrounds for recreational functions.

The wide variety of animals in Ogba zoo include different kinds of snakes, python, tortoise, hyena, peafowls, turkey, horses, etc.

Lekki Conservation Centre

LCC is one of the best and largest zoos in Nigeria covering a 78 hectare land area in Lagos state. The centre was built by Chevron Corporation for education and research purposes. The company also provides funding annually for the wildlife conservation centre upkeep.

With natural species in the country going extinct to urbanization, the need to protect and preserve wildlife, aquatic specimens and forest in its natural form arose and that’s why the Lekki Conservation centre which is located at Lekki-Epe Expressway, just opposite Chevron was constructed.

As a side attraction well managed, its expansive marshland and rich savannah grassland plus its aquatic view is a joy to behold. The LCC also has children playground, picnic centres, amusement park, a modern view where various bird species, crocodiles, squirrels, ducks, and other reptiles can be seen.

It is also an expensive animal zoo in terms of gate fee and price, having the longest canopy walkway in the African continent.

Omu Resort

Another animal zoo worthy of visiting in Nigeria is the Omu Resort which is located at Ibeju Lekki in Lagos. This resort is very serene and beautiful as you behold the works and wonders mother nature.

Facilities such as the wax museum, mini-golf course centre, zoo, amusement parks, eateries and so much more are all within the premises of the resort.

Port Harcourt Zoo

PH Zoo as it is popularly called is located in Obio-Akpor LGA of Rivers state. It was established in 1974 and it is a zoo opened to the public.

It is also one of Nigeria’s major attraction site and conservation centres. You can also find various animal specie in this zoological park.

Imo State Zoological Garden

The Imo State Zooligical garden came into existence on October 10, 1976 and occupies an area of about twenty-two hectares. This zoo was created after Imo State was separated out of the former East Central State. This was done to promote recreation, tourism, animal education and boost the revenue for the state.

The location of the zoo imo state is in the south-east area of Owerri, the capital city of the state. This is just two kiometeres on the Old Nekede road Opposite Songhai farm also known as Imo State Agricultral Development Corporation. The zoo has a tropical rain forest which is good for animal preservation and plants alike.

You can vist the zoo when its open to the public on a daily basis from 8am to 6pm, and during the weekends form 11am to 6pm.

University Of Ibadan Zoological Garden

The University of Ibadan Zoological Garden was established was created for the conservation of animal life, and education for those interested in zoology or animal studies. The zoo is located inside the University of Ibadan itself.

Over the years, This zoo has undertaken some innovations and transformation in terms of ICT, facilities, structures and research. With the addition of different animal species which are arranged in various sections of the zoo, University of Ibadan Zoological Garden is one of the best zoos to visit in Nigeria for tourism purposes.

Sanda Kyarimi Zoo

The Sanda Kyarimi Zoological Park was officially established in 1970 and has its location along Shehu Laminu way, Maiduguri, Borno State. This animal forest reserve centre is blessed with a botanical park alongside a 42 acre wildlife sanctuary.

Various species ranging from reptiles, mammals, rodents, etc can be found there and is a very good tourist attraction site to visit.

Maps showing locations of zoos in Nigeria

Zamfara State: List of Local Government Areas & Towns



Zamfara is one of the thirty-six states in Nigeria. It has a state capital in Gusau, a prominent town. There are other urban areas which make up the state’s local government areas. This write-up will incorporate the towns which are in the fourteen LGAs of the state.

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Overview of Zamfara State

The then military regime of General Sani Abacha took a decorous move to create Zamfara State from the old Sokoto State. This was realised on October 1, 1996 with the new state becoming an independent entity.

The State is situated in the North Western part of Nigeria, and it occupies an area of 39,762 square kilometres. Zamfara State shares common boundary with Sokoto State and Niger Republic to the north, Katsina State to the east and Kaduna, Niger and Kebbi States to the south.

The Hausa and Fulani people make up the state population. A considerate number of Gwari, Kamuku, Kambari, Dukawa, Bussawa and Zabarma ethnic groups are also found within the state. Others which are residents include Igbo, Yoruba, Kanuri, Nupe and Tiv tribes. Hausa is the official language of Zamfara state due to their vast population. Other notable languages spoken in the state are English, French, Fulfulde, Arabic, and minority languages like: Yoruba and Igbo.

On economy, Zamfara state is basically an agricultural state as a vast number of the people engaged in various forms of agriculture, from subsistence to commercial farming. Agricultural products like millet, guinea corn, maize, rice, groundnut, cotton, tobacco and beans are available in commercial in the state. No doubt the state has its slogan ‘farming is our pride’.

List of Local Government Areas and Towns in Zamfara State

Zamfara State has fourteen (14) local government areas and they include:

  • Anka
  • Bakura
  • Birnin Magaji/Kiyaw
  • Bukkuyum
  • Bungudu
  • Chafe (Tsafe)
  • Gummi
  • Gusau
  • Kaura Namoda
  • Maradun
  • Maru
  • Shinkafi
  • Talata Mafara
  • Zurmi

There are many urban areas in the state. Gusau the state capital and Gummi are the prominent towns here. Below is the rundown of the fourteen local government areas in Zamfara State with their respective towns and districts:

Anka Local Government Area

Anka LGA is one of Zamfara State Local Government Areas. With an administrative headquarter in the town of Anka, which the area got it name from, there are many other notable urban areas. They include the following towns and districts: Dan Galadima, Bagega, Waramu, Wuya, Yar’sabaya, Magaji, Sabon-Birni, Matseri and Barayar-Zaki.

Bakura Local Government Area

Bakura LGA of Zamfara State is headquatered in Bakura town. The list of notable urban areas in the local government area include the towns and districts of Bakura, Dakko, Damri, Dan Manau, Dankadu, Nasarawa, Rini, Yar Geda, Yar Kufoji and Birnin Tudu.

Birnin Magaji-Kiyaw Local Government Area

Birnin Magaji-Kiyaw LGA is one of Zamfara State Local Government Areas. The area consist of notable urban areas and districts of Birnin-Magaji, Darifami, Sabon-Birnin, Gora, Gusami Gari, Gusami Hayi, Kiyawa, Modomawa East, Modomawa West, Nasarawa-Godol East and Nassarawa-Godol West.

Bukkuyum Local Government Area

Bukkuyum Town acts as the administrative headquarter of Bukkuyum LGA. The area got it name from this prominent town. There are many urban areas and districts which make up the area, and they include: Zauma, Zarummal, Jema, Yashi, Ruwan, Nasarawa, Masama, Adabka, Gwashi and Kyaram.

Bungudu Local Government Area

Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State is one of the state’s Local Government Areas. The areae is made up of communities and urban areas which include: Bungudu, Bingi South, Bingi North, Tofa, Sankalawa, Bela, Samawa, Karakkai, Furfuri, Kwai-Kwai, Gada, Kwatar-Kwashi and Nahuce.

Gummi Local Government Area

Gummi LGA is a well-known Local Government Area in Zamfara state. It has an administrative headquarter Gummi, a notable town in the state.  Gummi local government area council is made up of urban communities of Bardoki, Birnin-Magaji, Birnin-Tudu, Falole, Ubandawaki, Shiyar-Rafi, Gayari, Gyalange, Famo, Felfeldu and Illelar-Awal.

Gusau Local Government Area

Gusau is the principal local government area in Zamfara state. This is due to the fact that it houses the state capital. Being a developed area, there are many urban areas which make up. They include the following: Bye Pass, Emir, Janyau, Magaji, Tudun Wada, Ungumar, Dawaki, Wonaka, Wanke, Galadima, Mada, Madawawoki, Magami, Mayana and Rijiya.

Kaura Namoda Local Government Area

Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara state has it headquarter in Kaura Namoda, a famous town in the state. The area has other districts and urban communities of Banga, Dan Isa, Gabake, Kagara, Galadima, Yankaba, Sakajiki, Marafa, Madaro and other notable towns.

Maradun Local Government Area

Maradun LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Zamfara state. The area is made up of towns and urban communities like Birnin-Kaya, Tsibiri, Maradun South, Maradun North, Dosara Damaga, Garo, Damagiwa, Faru, Magami, Gidan-Goga and Janbako.

Maru Local Government Area

Maru LGA is one of Zamfara state Local Government Areas. With an administrative headquarter in Maru, a prominent town which the area got it name from, there are many other notable urban areas which make up. They include the following: Bindin, Bingi, Dorowa, Ruwam, Mayandii, Kuyan Bana, Kanoma, Dan Kurmi, Dan Sadau and Dan Gulbi.

Shinkafi Local Government Area

Shinkafi LGA is one of Zamfara state Local Government Areas. It has an administrative headquarter in the town of Shinkafi and the area council covers other towns and urban communities of Badarawa, Shinkafi South, Shinkafi North, Shanawa, Katuru, Kurya, Kware, Jangeru, Galadi and Chiki.

Talata Mafara Local Government Area

Talata Mafara LGA is one of the fourteen Local Government Areas in Zamfara state. Headquartered in Talata Mafara town, other notable urban areas which make up the area include: Makare, Garbadu, Gwaram, Jangebe, Kagara, Ruwan Bore, Ruwan Gizo, Gora Shiyar, Galadima Shiyar and Kayaye.

Tsafe Local Government Area

Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state has it headquarter in Tsafe, a town which the name of the area is derived from. Notable urban areas in the area include: Tsafe, Bilbis, Chediya-Danjibga, Kunchin kalgo, Dauki Keta, Kizara, Kwaren, Ganuwa, Yan Kuzo, Yan Waren, Daji Yandoto and Daji Yankuzo.

Zurmi Local Government Area

Zurmi LGA is one of the Local Government Areas in Zamfara state. Headquartered in Zurmi town, which the area got it name from,  other towns and urban communities in Zurmi LGA include: Boko Dauran, Birni Tsaba, Dole Galadima, Yanruwa, Dutsi, Mayasa, Kwashbawa, Mashen, Rukudawa and Yan Buki.

Conclusion

Zamfara is a state known for it agricultural resources. The state is alluded with the slogan “farming is our pride” because of its investment in this sector, which has resulted to jobs opportunities. Zamfara State holds some renown tourist attractions which are of historical or religious importance. These include Jata ancient settlement; Kanoma Hills; Kiyawa City Walls; Kuyambana Game Reserve; Kwartarkwashi Rock/Water Spring; and Namoda’s Tomb in Kaura Namoda.

This article covered the list of notable towns in Zamfara state, and the local government areas they are located in.

List Of All Yoruba States in Nigeria



The major Yoruba states in the country are six in number and they are all located in the south-western geopolitical zone in Nigeria.

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Map showing Yoruba states. Credit: Nigerian finder

Being one of the major tribes in the country, people that belong to this ethnic group are numerous in Nigeria and as such, they span across different states in the country.

In fact, about 21% of the Nigerian population are Yorubas and they are among the popular languages spoken in Nigeria today.

This article will give the full list of Yoruba states in Nigeria. It is important to note that aside Nigeria, the Yoruba speaking people can also be found in other areas.

In fact, the Yoruba-land spans the present day Nigeria, Togo and Benin. However, the highest population of them is found within Nigeria.

In Nigeria, the South West Geopolitical Zone is the home to the Yoruba speaking people. States in this region includes:

  • Oyo State
  • Ogun State
  • Lagos State
  • Osun State
  • Ondo State
  • Ekiti State

Aside the South-Western part of the country, The Yoruba land also comprises Kwara state. In Kogi and Edo state respectively, a number of people that speaks the Yoruba language exist and their settlements are well known to all.

List Of All Yoruba States in Nigeria

Below is an overview of each of the Yoruba speaking states found in Nigeria.

1. Oyo State

The first Yoruba speaking state is Oyo and its slogan is the pace setter state. It is located in southwestern Nigeria and home to the University of Ibadan, the first University in Nigeria.

The first skyscraper built in Africa is located here; it is known as the Cocoa House and built from cocoa earning.

The state also houses the old Oyo National Park, Ado-Awaye Suspended Lake and other tourist hubs. Ibadan is the capital of this state.

The main occupation in this state is agriculture. It has 33 LGAs.

2. Ogun State

The Gateway state, Ogun is the most industrialized state in Nigeria that’s, it is Nigeria’s industrial hub. Many companies are located strategically within the 2km Government acquisition area of the Lagos – Sagamu Expressway.

Aside been an industrial zone, it also a host to many religious organization headquarters as well as many tertiary institutions.

The state has 20 LGAs and it is located in South Western Nigeria and shares border with Lagos. The capital of this state is Abeokuta.

3. Lagos State

This is just one of the Yoruba states in the country that stands out economically. It is unarguably the most economically important state in the country.

Lagos is also the second most industrial state in the country directly following Ogun state (Yes, Ogun state is Nigeria’s No.1 industrial zone).

Its strategic location makes it a commercial hub and the “hustling zone in Nigeria”. Lagos state is home to Africa’s largest metropolitan city; Lagos. This city is termed as one of the world’s growing city.

According to the 2006 census, Lagos state is the second most populated state in Nigeria, directing behind Kano despite being the smallest state in the country in terms of land mass and size.

Talking of economy, Lagos has the largest economy in Nigeria. It had been said that if Lagos was to be a country, then it will be the 5th largest economy in Africa.

It is home to one of the busiest and largest ports in Africa as well as the busiest international airport in Nigeria. It is also houses a lot of manufacturing industries as well as many startups.

To crown it up, it is the economic nerve of Nigeria. No wonder the state prides’ itself as the centre of excellence.

Like some will argue, Lagos is a no man’s land! This is false as Lagos is a Yoruba state though, due to its economy, it is now like a mini-Nigeria where almost all ethnic groups can be found. The state has 20 Local Government Areas.

4. Osun State

This is another Yoruba speaking state located in the south west and a home to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University as well as the Osun-Osogbo Grove, a world heritage site.

This states houses Ile-ife; an important Yoruba cultural location. The state has 30 LGAs and it has “Land of Virtue” as it slogan.

History has it that Osun State is the birthplace of the Yoruba race and where the origin of Yoruba civilization began. Their ancestor, Oduduwa, was the first Ooni of Ife and his descendants established most Yoruba ruling houses we hear of today.

The popular Osun river, which is among the major rivers in Nigeria is revered by the inhabitants of this state. According to tradition, the Osun deity is worshipped as godess of fertility and protection. The state’s capital is located at Osogbo.

5. Ondo State

The sunshine state is located in the south western geopolitical zone in Nigeria and it is an oil producing state. The state is home to the much talked about Idanre Hill which is a popular tourist hub in Nigeria.

Ondo state is the largest producers of cocoa in Nigeria. It is also a producer of timber among others. The state has 18 LGAs, it is dominated by the Yorubas and some patches of Ijaw.

6. Ekiti State

Nicknamed the land of honour, Ekiti state is a Yoruba state located on the western highland otherwise known as the Yoruba highland. The Yoruba highland seats gracefully in the southwestern part of the country.

Ekiti state has the highest number of professors in Nigeria and also pride itself as a state with several pioneer academics.

Ekiti state is home to the Ikogosi Warm spring. Talking of mineral resources, Ekiti boast of having granite, kaolin, columbite,iron ore, limestone, gold, gemstone, aquamine, barite, phosphate, etc.

The state is predominantly made of the Yoruba ethnic group and it has 16 LGAs.

7. Kwara State

The Yoruba states with a lot of Fulanis; this is what best describes Kwara. It is located in North Central Nigeria and has 16 Local Government Areas. Yoruba still remains the major ethnic group in Kwara state.

This state has a number of industries in it. It is also an agricultural state as agriculture is the most important economic activity in the state.

They grow oil palm, coffee, kolanut, tobacco, cotton and beniseed among other crops.

Mineral resources in Kwara includes gold, limestone, marble, feldspar, clay, kaolin, granite and quartz.

Aside the Yoruba majorities and Fulani minorities, there are other tribes like the Nupe and Bariba. Islam is the major religion in this state.

8. Edo State

Unlike the states above, the place occupied by the Yoruba ethnic group is the Akoko Edo Area.

Edo State is an oil producing state in Nigeria and it is located in the South South Geopolitical zone.

Aside being an oil producing/Niger-Delta states, agriculture is the major occupation of the people living in the area.

Edo state is dominated by the Edo, Okpe, Esan, Afemai/Etsako, Ora, Akoko-Edo, Igbanke, Emai and Ijaw. Edo is divided into 18 LGAs.

9. Kogi State

There is a part of Kogi state occupied by the Yoruba tribe. Kogi state is also listed among the Yoruba speaking states in the country. Even if you wouldn’t find majority of indigenes in the state that communicates in Yoruba language, they are also part of the community that speaks Yoruba in Kogi.

That’s the Okun part of the state. These includes Ijumu, Yagba West, Yagba East, Kabba/Bunu and Mopa – Moru.

Best Yoruba Newspapers in Nigeria: Top 5



The print media in Nigeria is blessed with so many newspapers in various languages. There are popular Yoruba newspapers which are written for those who can’t understand English language and these publications are printed mostly in Yoruba speaking states in the country.

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Looking at the Nigerian newspaper market, one will reach a conclusion that all papers are written in English language.

This assumption is drawn from the fact that in many big cities with a heterogeneous tribal base, the major newspaper stands sell papers written in English.

However, we have newspapers that are written in Nigerian Languages. Growing up in the northern part of the country, I know the Aminiya newspaper written in Hausa Language.

There are newspapers in Yoruba land written in Yoruba language. In fact, when it comes to the origin of newspaper in the country, this tribe have been a frontier in history. What if I tell you that the first Nigerian newspaper was published in Yoruba language

The name of the newspaper is Iwe Irohin and it was established in 1859. Aside this, other newspapers had been published in Yoruba.

In this article, the top best Yoruba Newspapers in Nigeria that are popular and provide information and news events in the country will be discussed.

Alaroye

Alaroye, a weekly newspaper started in 1985 by a then 25-year-old Musa Alao Adedayo had grown to be the most popular and the most widely read newspaper published in the Yoruba Language.

The main aim of the newspaper is to help sustain reading and writing in Yoruba Language. Since its establishment in 1985, Alaroye have had its down times which had kept it strong till date.

First, after it first publication, it only published few editions before packing up. After about 5 years in 1990, it came up again. This comeback never lasted as it folded up in about two years.

However, since it returned in 1996, it had remained strong in the newspaper business till date. These ups and downs can be attributed to it was then a one-man business with limited fund and the experience level of its founder.

With better planning, enough resources and a post-graduate diploma in journalism, Adedayo was able to ensure Alaroye was able to become a viable publication.

It was considered as the new innovation in community reportage and strict adherence and application of the basic tenets of professional journalism.

The publisher’s discipline and managerial acumen makes Alaroye stand out among other Yoruba newspapers. No doubt, Alaroye (The explainer) is one of the best Yoruba newspaper.

Among other recognition, it was one of the newspaper at the forefront of the October 12 election that MKO Abiola was considered the winner. The neutrality of reporting and analyzing the situation, resulted in the increased circulation of the paper to around 150,000 copies per week, competing favourably with other national dailies such as Punch and The Guardian.

Akede Eko

Akede Eko (Lagos Heralds) is one of the popular newspapers in Yoruba Language. The mission of this newspaper is even stated in Yoruba Language.

It is “Lati Kede Anu Fun Awon Otosi Ati Meekunu Ati Lati Gba Awon Ojiya Enia Kuro Lowo Idamu Awon Alagbara”.

In English Language, it means “to seek help for the poor and masses and to free the oppressed from the oppression of the powerful ones”.

This bilingual Yoruba- English newspaper was founded by Isaac Babalola Thomas in 1927.

Since its establishment, it had lived strong till date and still a force to reckon with. rocked the media world in the late 1920s.

Its bilingual concept and style brought it into limelight and found itself competing with other popular newspapers.

Alariya

Alariya, a popular newspaper in Nigeria had become one of the best Yoruba newspapers loved by the Yoruba people of south western, Nigeria.

This newspaper is published by Lanre Dodo Balogun. It is one of those papers that is preserving the reading and writing culture in the Yoruba Language.

Irohin Owuro

Irohin Owuro is one of the indigenous media that preserve indigenous languages – Yoruba language to be precise.

The visit of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammad in 2016 to this newspaper confirms the status of this newspaper as one of the best in Yoruba news publishing.

The paper is one of the recent functional newspapers and it is published by Mr. Yinka Alabi.

Gboun Gboun

To complete the list of top Yoruba newspapers in Nigeria, we have to add the Gboun gboun newspaper.

This newspaper is published in the Yoruba and had grown to be one of the best in the newspaper market.