|Former Commissioner for Works in Akwa Ibom, Mr. Don Etim reading Daily Detail|
A visit to the newsstands in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State shows that there is an array of assorted newspapers in circulation. According to the League of Newspaper Publishers, there are 91 (yes, I said ninety one) local newspapers who have registered with them. This is quite alarming. But there are many other newspapers who have not registered with the body. As at the last count, there are over 150 newspapers in circulation in the state. Now, that’s mind-blowing; right? That is the situation Akwa Ibom has found herself.
Apart from the commercial capital of the country, Lagos and the nation’s seat of power, Abuja, Akwa Ibom is rated as the state with the most vibrant media.
|Commissioner for Environment in AKS, Dr. Iniobong Essien with Daily Detail|
Most of these papers don’t come out regularly. They hit the newsstands “once in a blue moon”. Few have been consistent in the ever competitive market and have carved an enviable niche for themselves.
One of such papers is Daily Detail. The paper is barely a month old in the newsstand but has become the new kid on the block. It is garnering massive attention and readership.
From the beautiful graphics on the cover(s) to the nice page-planning of the inside pages, Daily Detail is fast warming its way to the hearts of many newspaper readers.
|Commissioner for Education, Aniekan Akpan reading the paper|
The newspaper, published by the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of The Nigerian Pulse, Ndanti Ekuh circulates in Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers and Delta States. According to the management of the paper, before the end of the first quarter of 2016, circulation of the paper will expand to other states in South-South Nigeria.
For a paper to have set such high standards and great impact within its short stint in the newspapering business is highly commendable.
Bravo to #TeamDailyDetail.