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.