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Monday, December 31, 2012

Nigeria's first newspaper, Iwe-Irohin, resuscitated after 140 years

Nigeria's first Newspaper, Iwe Irohin, has been resuscitated after 140 years of its demise. The newspaper was founded in 1859 by a missionary named Henry Townsend in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Iwe Irohin was published bi-weekly in Yoruba and English language and ran for about 8 years before its demise in 1867. It's been brought back by the Nigerian Union of Journalists, who launched it's first edition just last week.

33 comments:

Rukky said...

Nice one! I believe it would be sustained this time around...

OHYEAH said...

OGUN STATE RUNS NAIJA. WE HAVE THE TORCH AS THE MOST EDUCATED, MOST EXPOSED, MOST PASSIONATE, MOST ENLIGHTENED. ONLY IN OGUN STATE WILL YOU FIND A GREAT GREAT GRANDMA WHO CAN READ AND WRITE IN ENGLISH. MY GRANDMA IS 91 AND IS ON FACEBOOK AND USES IT WITH EASE. TOO SMART. IWEROYIN WELCOME BACK. TRUE SOLIDERS NEVER DIE

Anonymous said...

That's very commendable. Good job guys!

Anonymous said...

Iwe iroyin fun awon ara egba ati Yoruba.Wow!!! Nice one

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Legendary!!!

aproko ntwork said...

Lin lin . Lemmee share 1 tiny little aproko I saw on d net. Saw one gist dat u are getting married to a yoruba guy nxt year. Na true? U no evn invite us#straight face#. Google ur name and u will c it

Inemesit Udoituen said...

Heheheee.. By dat tym I didn't even exist,not 2 tok of being created

Anonymous said...

Iwe irohin fun awon ara Egba! Huh! What a welcome relief!

Endy Edeson News Network said...

That's good. i hope to get a copy of it soon.

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Kunle said...

That's great. Can't wait to feel it. I read Alaroye especially the history aspect and it has broaden my yoruba reading ability. Hope this will seems better.
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Anonymous said...

Abegi, Iwe Irohin Ko, Onuma Irohin Ni, of what use?

slickjay said...

Are you sure it was the missionary-townsend? Or the business man Ricard beale Blaize that founded iwe-iroyin.

Anonymous said...

Wow,great,awesome I hope it will be more creative n abt investigative journalism #maddingcrushonu

zed brush said...

I sure hope the can count corrupt dollars in billions at their office cos last time they went to press na shilling we dey count for naija

Anonymous said...

And your state is still radically underdeveloped environment wise. I school in Ogun state and it beats me how a place can be so impoverished and un-couth. Ogun state is only second to Oyo state when it comes to "Underdevelopment and unsanitary outlook". The hygene level in Ogun state is -30%, and yet they play home to the second richest LG (pardon me if my stats is wrong). I think all citizens of Ogun "ugly-looking" state should wear sack clothes and seat on ashes with earth on their heads, whilst fasting. Upon all the industries (commercial and educational), Ogun state still remains a subject of environmental sinister. I think the first solution to their problem is to change the name of the state from "Ogun" and educate the shallow minded hoodlums that gallivant the streets. God bless "Ogun" state, God bless y'all, God bless Nigeria.

ugochysom said...

I'm so happy for this news. Hope they maintain And run it well

Anonymous said...

Sorry, actually the most learned and educated yorubas are the ekitis/ondo. The most industrous yorubas and wildly travelled are the oguns. The most lazy yorubas who are danfo drivers, conductors, vulcanisers, meat sellers and agberos are from oyo state, osun state is the pride of yorubas because of ile-ofe. You cannot be more yoruba than an osun man! They carry their heritage wherever they go.... That's it!

Anonymous said...

You have a point but honestly ogun state might be the new lagos in some 10-15 years to come. Have u seen the way people are buying and building big structures. Starting from berger to oke-aro to ifo down to mowe , most of all this big industries are in ogun state wiv dangotes own being the bigest. That factory is like the whole of lagos island. its really spreading more than u know. Its just that development in naija is slow.

Amoo Babatunde said...

Nice one indeed

Kass Babs said...

4 ur mind abi...

Kass Babs said...

U are happy about wht was dead n revived n wht shud those who hav held grip of dias do oo?

Anonymous said...

It was Rev Townsend.. Richard Beale Blaize started Lagos Records(Weekly Records).. Nice one NUJ!

Anonymous said...

Your grandma no get work at all nd I guess u ve gotten an automatic ticket to heaven.

Anonymous said...

which one be your own. you no hear say na missionary na start the news paper no be even ogun state person. before your month they run like motto my own ground mother wey die at the same age wey you mention do all those thing wey you talk and she nor even be yoruba.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry 4 dis newspaper I just hope dey practice ethically and write objectively. and to those who are lost concerning the pulisher go and searh for your infomation 4rm a reliable source introduction to mass communication by ifedayo daramola. Loi may u na stop to dey talk rubish.

Yworryyyy said...

Hehehe...hahahaha.....Nigerianz....Nawa ooo.....Oga gan ooo......CAN SOMEBODY TELLz ME WEN WILL NIGERIANz EMBRACE OURSELVEz as BRODA'z n SISTA'z????....MUST WE CONTINUE CRITICIZIN OURSELVez COS WE'RE NOT FROM D SAME FADA or MODA....IN NOTHERN STATE....BOKO HARRAM KiLLz YORUBA......IN SOME EASTERN PART.....SOME PPl CRITICiZe n WANTed TO CRUCIFY uS.......But WHY?? WHY?? WHY?? WHY??? Y naw ppl......Must we YORUBA'z CONTINUE TO B FIGHTin OURSELVEz OVER WHICH STATE IS BETTER or MORDENIzed.......haba......OMO YORUBA......Pls E je ki a STOP SheBE..........LIKE MA SEF..........I WAS BORN n BROUGHT UP IN OGUN STATE....MY PRIMARY SKooL....OGUN STATE.......MA SECOnDARY SKooL is OYO STATE while I AVE MY OND IN OSPOLY IREE OSUN STATE.......I'M A BONAFIDE INDIGENE of OYO STATE n PRESENTLY WORKIN IN ILE IFE.......So I kno d difference btw d 3 State but will never criticize one for another

steph okocha said...

My name is Stephanie Okocha, i am a 300 level mass communication student, studying at caleb universoty, Imota lagos. I have been taught about this newspaper, it's history and everything there is to know about it, and i am happy it has been resuscitated, at least i would now be able to see it.

Essi said...

I schooled in ogun State,and I must say that my people are very versatile, intelligent, hardworking, hospitable, funny, I could go on.
My experience in Ogun State has made me who I am today. God bless Ogun State, God bless Nigeria. Egba bawa

Nwams said...

Wow! Iwe irohin!. Great news. We actually learnt dis in our 100 level in skol

CLINTON AGOH said...

IWE-IROHIN THE FIRST NEWS PAPER TO BE PUBLISHED IN NIGERIA (Dec 1859)BY REV.HENRY TOWNSEND, HAS PAVED WAY FOR OTHER NEWSPAPERS IN NIGERIA TODAY,IT ALSO REDUCED THE RATE OF ILLITERACY IN NIGERIA AND WAS SOLD AT AFFORDABLE PRICE .

CLINTON AGOH (CALEB UNIVERSITY IMOTA,LAGOS)

MARIA IYABI said...

My name is IYABI MARIA, am a 200l student of CALEB UNIVERSITY IMOTA LAGOS NIGERIA studying MASS COMMUNICATION. Am glad this paper is coming into existence again.... i have been taught about it by my able lecturer Mr Ogbonna and have discovered that its fully loaded. Big thanks to NUJ for making it a reality for us to witness this paper after several years of its demise.

osisami gbolahan(caleb university imota lagos) said...

Osisami g
That's great. Can't wait to feel it. I read Alaroye especially the history aspect and it has broaden my yoruba reading ability. Hope this will seems better...

Ademola Shade said...

I'm really excited that this newspaper is being resuscitated. It was the newspaper that paved the way for development in the journalism industry, and I hope that with the proper running this time, it'll continue to be the pacemaker it once was. (From Caleb University, Imota, Lagos).