Daily Champion

Daily Champion
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherEmmanuel Iwuanyanwu

The Daily Champion is an English language newspaper in Nigeria. The Champion is privately owned, and is published in Lagos.[1] As of March 2011 the Executive Chairman and publisher of Champion Newspapers was Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.[2] Iwuanyanwu is one of the wealthiest of Igbo people.[3]

According to Iyara Esu, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, the Daily Champion is "the major paper we have east of the Niger, a paper that is indigenous to our people, that is the voice of people, this part of the country".[3] The Daily Champion covers a wide variety of news, sports, business and community events. The typical article cites two or more sources, slightly higher than the average for Nigerian newspapers, but the newspaper relies more heavily on government and business sources than others, often reporting what the source has said with little analysis or criticism. Compared to other papers, the Daily Champion tends to report more positively on the oil industry.[4] The newspaper is usually cautious in its coverage of issues, and does not stray far from the government line.[5]


  1. ^ "Print Monitor" (PDF). Media Rights Agenda. January 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  2. ^ "I'm still owner, publisher of Champion Newspapers - Iwuanyanwu". Champion Newspapers. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-10.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Eugenia Siapera (2004). At the interface: continuity and transformation in culture and politics. Rodopi. p. 67. ISBN 90-420-1732-5.
  4. ^ Michael Behrman; James Canonge; Matthew Purcell. "Watchdog or Lapdog: Limits of African Media Coverage of the Extractive Sector" (PDF). Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ Festus Eribo; Enoh Tanjong (2002). Journalism and mass communication in Africa: Cameroon. Lexington Books. p. 136. ISBN 0-7391-0377-6.

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