25 Hausa Language Newspapers You May Never Have Heard Of

You may have heard of Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo, Albishir, Amana, or Leadership A Yau. But you may never have heard of Gamzaki or Bazazzaga. Well, the Hausa language newspaper history is very eventful and interesting with a lot of publications you may never have come across even as a student of Nigerian press history. Here’s a list of 25 Hausa language newspapers you may never have come across but they actually existed and some of them made great impact among audience in Northern Nigeria the past.

1. Jaridar Nijeriya Ta Arewa – First published in 1932 by the Northern regional government.

2. Suda – a forth-nightly newspaper first published in 1941.

3. Zaruma – First published in 1954 for Sokoto province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

4. Himma – First published in 1954 for Katsina province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

5. Gamzaki – First published in 1954 for Plateau province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

6. Zumunta – First published in 1954 for Bauchi province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

7. Bazazzaga – First published in 1954 for Zaria province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

8. Haske – First published in 1954 for Niger province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

9. Ardo – First published in 1954 for Adamawa province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA). It also had Kanuri contents.

10. Sodangi – First published in 1954 for Kano province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA).

11. Jakadiya – Published by NORLA.

12. Aboki – Published by NORLA.

13. Maganar Kano – an independent weekly newspaper first published in October 1980 by Sarki Media Kano; printed by Gaskiya Corporation.

14. Yancin Dan Adam – First published on 5th of November 1980 by Plateau Printing Publishing Corporation, publishers of Nigerian Standard.

15. Maishela – a monthly newspaper first published in 1981 by the Federal Ministry of Information.

16. Gamzaki – Published by the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Fitilar Katsina – Published by the Katsina State Government.

17. Zuma

18. Al-alami

19. Bagaruwa

20. Nasiha

21. Dandalin Hikima

22. Jakadiyar Musulunci

23. Abokiyar Hira

24. Maishela – a monthly newspaper first published in 1981 by the Federal Ministry of Information.

25. Yancin Dan Adam – First published on 5th of November 1980 by Plateau Printing Publishing Corporation, publishers of Nigerian Standard.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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