Complete Sports, Nigeria’s first all-sports daily, clocks 25 today!
Nigeria’s first all-sports daily newspaper Complete Sports is 25 years today! The newspaper kicked off a revolution in the media industry when it hit the newsstands on November 18, 1995 thus debunking the notion that an only-sports daily publication will not fly in the country.
Before its coming, sports news was confined to the back pages of mainstream newspapers.
Now, the most authoritative and longest running all-sports daily publication in Nigeria, Complete Sports is the pioneer for all other similar publications in the country and has also served as a training ground for a majority of today’s top sports journalists.
According to Dr. Ojeagbase, Executive Chairman of Complete Communications Limited: “Our 36-year journey as a publishing business started with Sports Souvenir in 1984, and we thank the almighty God for the successes that we have recorded as an organization since then. As we celebrate 25 years of Complete Sports newspaper this year, we are firmly focused on the future with our new digital platforms. To the glory of God, Complete Communications Limited has transformed fully into a digital media group while maintaining it’s presence in the traditional media space. We thank our millions of readers who have stuck with us on this journey. There’s more to come.”
In the words of Mumini Alao, Group Managing Director of Complete Communications Limited, Twenty-five years on, Complete Sports continues to play a pivotal role in the total renaissance of Nigerian sports. And with digital online media publishing now prevalent, the company has also established several footprints on the worldwide web.