These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Vanguard News Nigeria as left-center biased on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to publishing misinformation in the past.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Vanguard News is a daily newspaper in Nigeria covering a wide range of topics, including politics, relationships, business, entertainment, and sports. The website aims to provide the latest news and breaking stories in the country.
Funded by / Ownership
Vanguard Media owns and publishes the paper. Revenue is generated through advertising, subscriptions, and newsstand sales.
Analysis / Bias
Vanguard News provides articles that cover both news and opinion pieces. The articles are generally well-written and neutral in tone. For example, an article about the International Monetary Fund raising the alarm over rising inflation in Nigeria is presented with factual information and quotes from relevant authorities.
Editorially, we found that more articles favor the left-leaning ruling party, such as this: Tinubu waives ‘no work, no pay’ policy for resident doctors. While this article is fact-based, it discusses a policy waiver granted by Tinubu for resident doctors, which could be seen as a favorable action by the ruling party. In general, more stories favor the left, and some have promoted misinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
- In September 2019, a pastor died after fasting for 30 days in an attempt to “equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days.” – Unknown
Overall, we rate Vanguard News Nigeria as left-center biased on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to publishing misinformation in the past. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2023)
Last Updated on October 21, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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