This Day (Lagos)

9 February 2013

Nigeria: Jang Signs N749 Million Contract to Rescue Standard Newspaper

In a frantic effort to rescue the collapse of the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC) and Plateau Printing Press (PPP), publishers of Nigerian Standard Newspaper, Plateau State Government has signed a contract worth N749 million for the supply of modern printing equipment and vehicles for the companies.

The Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr. Yiljap Abraham, who signed the contract on behalf of the State Government on Friday, said the installation of the machines will enhance the quality of production and circulation of the state-owned newspaper.

Yiljap further stated that this action will restore the glory of the state owned newspaper which he described as "a strong voice that could not be ignored" in its heydays.

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