News Agency of Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is a news reporting agency owned and run by the Federal Government of Nigeria just like Nigerian Television Authority.[1]

On 10 May 1976 the agency was founded and established by Onitsha noble Onuora Nzekwu who was its first official Managing Director and Chief Editor. On 2 October 1978 its operations began.[2][3] NAN provides General News Service to subscribers in three bulletins published daily. The agency’s website was launched on 8 August 2016, to offer news to the worldwide audience interested in news primarily about Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country. The current Managing Director of NAN is Bayo Onanuga.


  1. ^ NAN. "About Us - News Agency of Nigeria." NAN. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  2. ^ "News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)" News Agency of Nigeria. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ All Nigeria news internet broadcaster since 2006.

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Over 90,000 Nigerians living illegally in Brazil without proper documentation before 1 February 2019 and are to be benefited from amnesty offers by the Brazilian Government. The Nigerian Ambassador to Brazil, Kayode Garrick, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Brasília. Garrick, said that over 2,000 Nigerian potential beneficiaries of the Brazilian amnesty proclamation were among the 5,000 Nigerians currently living in the country. In September 2008, the Nigerian government opened the Casa da Nigéria or "Nigerian Culture House" in the historic Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, with the support of the governments of Bahia and Brazil.

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