News Agency of Nigeria is the primary news content provider for Nigeria’s newspapers, electronic media  and bloggers.

Established by the Nigerian Government via Decree 19 in 1976,  NAN became operational on 2 October 1978, providing General News Service to subscribers in three bulletins published daily.

With the introduction of satellite technology in 1998, the agency began to transmit stories to its clients simultaneously as they were edited and fit to print. This continues today, via the world wide web and e-mail, with subscribers now able to log-in to our portal,,  to pick the news they want.

With substantial reach and mobility across the 36 states of Nigeria,  and with 501 editorial staff nationwide and a correspondent in New York,  we are always where the news is.  We produce more than 200 stories per day, with additional collaboration with Reuters and Xinhua news agencies.

No other news organisation covers Nigeria more than us. And none reports the world better.

At the moment, NAN  journalists  are headed by Malam  Yusuf Zango as Editor-In-Chief. He has an array of editors helping to smoothen stories pouring in from correspondents nationwide.

Mr. Bayo Onanuga, a veteran editor and magazine publisher is at the moment the CEO of the agency. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2016.

The agency’s website was launched on 8 August 2016, to offer news to the worldwide audience interested in news primarily about Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country.

Designed by Metric Internet, the site has a bouquet of stories on politics, lifestyle, metro, general news, entertainment and sports.

This site finally separates what we offer the general public as freebies and what we offer our subscribers, as premium content.