11 December 2012

Nigeria: Kano to Re-Open Triumph Newspaper Soon

Kano State government yesterday disclosed its intention to re-open the state owned Triumph newspaper.

The state closed the press this year over what it described as "serious operational problems."

Information Commissioner Dr. Umar Faruk said this yesterday when he visited the headquarters of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and Aminiya newspapers, in Abuja.

Faruk, who did not disclose the actual date for the opening of the press, said the state government was looking into various reports on the press.

He said the present administration in the state was determined to create a new media outfit that would compete with any other press.

"The state government is planning is to come up with new Triumph and at the same time, to maintain the online edition of the paper."

Speaking, the Chairman of Media Trust Limited, Malam Kabiru Yusuf, said Kano should work hard to come up with a strong and viable newspaper.

Speaking on the Media Trust mode of operation, the Editor-in-Chief, Mannir Dan Ali said the company has been trying to maintain high standard and responsible journalism in its operation.

He said it was not the intention of the Media Trust to run down anybody.

"We are on the same page but maybe not in the same line. We will not do anything that will bring the house down; we try to do the work in a very responsible way and objectively," he said.

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