List of Hausa Newspapers in the History of Nigerian Press

Local language newspapers constitute a strong pillar in the history of the Nigerian press. Though the environment was very robust and competitive environment for indigenous or local language newspapers to survive, a number of them still did well and share in the credit of developing a vibrant newspaper industry in the country. The first Nigerian newspaper was a Yoruba language newspaper, Iwe Irohin, which was also the first indigenous language newspaper in Africa. It was established in 1859. Fiercely competitive business environment of the newspaper industry in Nigeria and the growing interest of publishers to establish English language newspapers contributed in stifling numerous local language publications that came up after Iwe Irohin. Despite the toughness of survival for indigenous language newspapers, a number of them played and are still playing various roles in making the print media industry in Nigeria colourful and vibrant.

Hausa language newspapers were major vehicles for information dissemination among audience in Northern Nigeria and Hausa speaking people across the nation. Hausa newspapers are still very popular in Northern part of Nigeria today; some of them are even more sought-after than English language newspapers. Many Hausa language newspapers existed in Nigeria’s press history. Here’s a list of Hausa language newspapers in Nigeria’s press history. They are more than this but these are the ones records showed they existed.

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

2. Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo – First published in 1939 by the Northern regional government.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

12. Albishir – First published in 1954 for Borno province by Northern Regional Literature Agency (NORLA). It also had Fulfulde contents.

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

14. Alfijir – Published by NORLA.

15. Jakadiya – Published by NORLA.

16. Aboki – Published by NORLA.

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

 

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

19. Amana – First published on 12th August 1981 by Concord Press Nigeria Limited, publishers of Weekly Concord, Saturday Concord and Weekend Concord.

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

21. Albishir – First published in 1981. This weekly newspaper was published printed by Triumph publishing company owned by Kano State Government.

22. Alfijir – This is different from the one earlier published by NORLA. This one was first published on January 1982 by Triumph publishing company. It was written in ajami script.

 

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23. A Yau – First published in February 1996 by Today Communications Limited, publishers of Today Newspaper and Abuja Mirror.

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

Fitilar Katsina – Published by the Katsina State Government.

25. Aminiya – First published in 2006 by Media Trust Nigeria Limited, publishers of Daily Trust, Weekly Trust and Sunday Trust.

25. Leadership Hausa – The Hausa version of Leadership newspaper first published in 2007 by leadership newspaper group.

27. Zuma

28. Al-alami

29. Bagaruwa

30. Nasiha

31. Dandalin Hikima

32. Jakadiyar Musulunci

33. Abokiyar Hira

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

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

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