is a Nigerian
. It is the flagship newspaper of Leaders & Company Ltd
and was first published on 22 January 1995.
As of 2005, it has a circulation of 100,000 copies and an annual turnover of some $35 million (US). It has two printing plants, in Lagos
. The publisher was noted for his early investment in color printing, giving the paper a distinctive edge among the few durable national newspapers
that exist in Nigeria
The founding editor-in-chief
is Nduka Obaigbena
THISDAY is published by Leaders and Company Limited. It hit newsstands on January 22, 1995 and quickly carved out a niche for itself in business and political reporting and for breaking big news stories. It soon became Nigeria's newspaper of record.
In its first years of publication, THISDAY won the Newspaper of the Year Award for three consecutive years. In 1997 THISDAY also became the first Nigerian newspaper to introduce full colour printing. It now has printing plants in Lagos
and in the Niger Delta
Today THISDAY remains the preferred newspaper among the business, political and diplomatic elite, and is easily the most recognisable and influential national media brand globally. It is also the corporate and political advertiser’s first choice. THISDAY is the only high profile newspaper that appeals to both young and old because of its straightforward news reporting, strong editorial content, lifestyle features and business coverage.
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