This is a daily newspaper published by Vanguard Media, based in Lagos, Nigeria. This newspaper was established in the year 1983 by a veteran journalist called Sam Amuka-Pemu and his friends. Overtime, the paperís popularity has grown to become one of the leading newspapers in Nigeria. It circulates about 20, 000 copies in Lagos each day, 12,000 copies in Abuja, 15,000 in South west, 25,000 copies in South South, 15,000 copies in South East, 18,000 copies in North Central, 1,500 in North East and 7,500 copies in North south. This makes 120,000 copies each day. This totals to approximately 120,000 copies each day. This paper has an online edition and is one of the few papers in Nigeria that is considered independent of political control. The online version of this paper is called Vanguard News. This website is one amongst the most visited sites in the country.