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   THE MEDIA   

  Nigeria's media scene is one of the most vibrant in Africa. State-run radio and TV stations reach all parts of the country and operate at national and regional levels. All 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, run their own radio stations and most of them operate TV services.

There are more than 100 national and local newspapers and publications, some of them state-owned, and include revered dailies, popular tabloids and ethnic-based publications. Criticism of the Government mostly comes from the private press.

Under Obasanjo, media freedom has improved substantially.

Radio: State-run Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) operates "Radio Nigeria" stations in Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Enugu (AM and FM)
Television: State-run Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) operates national and regional stations
The Press:
. Prominent newspapers: The Champion, Daily Times, Vanguard, This Day, New Nigerian, Daily Trust, Abuja Mirror, Post Express, The Guardian (private), New Age, The Sun, Weekly Trust
. Prominent weekly magazines: Newswatch, Tell
News Agency: Government-owned News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)