We just thought: it would be fun to put up a list of some of the politicians in Nigeria who own major media houses.
Not a long list. But interesting regardless.
James Ibori – Daily Independent
Bola Ahmed Tinubu – Radio Continental, TV Continental, Adaba FM, The Nation
Ben Murray Bruce – Rhythm FM, Silverbird TV
Hot FM – Chris Anywanwu
Sam Nda-Isaiah (we should say failed politician though) – Leadership
Jimoh Ibrahim (ugh) – National Mirror
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu – The Champion
ifeanyi Ubah – Authority
Interesting: Only one woman. Great national spread.
We know former vice president, Abubakar Atiku has Gotel TV/Radio. But we said major national media – not kurukere under-funded movement.
Oh and there is Raymond Dokpesi – hustling politics and media, and every now and again, owing his staff salaries while he lives a lavish lifestyle.
But AIT is powerful, however you look at it. Next in influence only to the NTA. So good on him.
H/T to Naij.com’s Micheal Abimboye for correcting us on Nda-Isaiah and updating the list with Ubah!