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- Overall, we rate The Guardian Nigeria Least Biased politically but questionable due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and numerous failed fact checks.
Questionable Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1983 by Alex Uruemu Ibru, Guardian Nigeria is a daily newspaper based in Lagos, Nigeria. The publisher is Guardian Newspapers Limited. Guardian Nigeria’s coverage includes National and World News, Opinions, Sports, Culture, Lifestyle, and more.
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Funded by / Ownership
Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru is the Chairman, CEO, and publisher of The Guardian Nigeria’s Newspaper. The website lacks transparency, as ownership information is not disclosed. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Guardian Nigeria has a balanced approach when reporting national politics. They utilize minimally loaded headlines such as ”2023 presidential election must be challenged, says Atiku.” This article features a speech by the presidential candidate of the Center-Right PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Another article titled “Election: APC says Tinubu victory well deserved” consists of quotes from APC’s publicity secretary, Mr. Felix Morka. Finally, in another article about the elections, “We will follow legal, peaceful procedures to reclaim our mandate, says Obi,” features reporting on Mr. Obi’s Speech. Mr. Obi is the Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 election. In other words, they cover all sides.
In general, the Guardian Nigeria does not hold significant political bias, but they poorly source by not always using hyperlinks, lack transparency in ownership, and have failed numerous fact checks.
Failed Fact Checks
Solar panel factory in Nigeria’s Borno state not Africa’s ‘biggest’ for production capacity. – False
- The paper has failed numerous fact checks, according to IFCN fact-checker Africa Check.
Overall, we rate The Guardian Nigeria Least Biased politically but questionable due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and numerous failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 03/04/2023)
Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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