A STATEMENT BY THE FIRSTNEWS MEDIA LIMITED, OWNERS OF FIRSTNEWS ONLINE & FIRSTTV ON THE OCCASION OF THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIGITAL MULTI-MEDIA COMPANY.
Hurray, FirstNews Online is one!
We landed safely on Nigeria’s supposedly saturated but interesting media turf on June 14, 2020. But within this short period of one year, we’ve been able to prove to the entire world that we are not just here to join the fray, so to say. We’ve been striving and succeeding in our quest to make a big difference, particularly in online journalism, our forte. We’ve surely carved our own niche beyond the imagination of our admirers and to the consternation of our critics, as well. True to our masthead, we’ve in this past one year ensured you get the news first from us. And this we have resolved to continue to do without flagging. We’ve indeed emerged a shining star in the constellation of reputable news publications and media in Nigeria and across the world.
Our beautifully designed and captivating daily front page, an innovation in online journalism in Nigeria and across the world, has continued to attract readers/traffic and has earned us rave reviews on some radio and television stations in Nigeria with national and global reach as well as on other internationally recognised online platforms. In this past one year, through dint of hard work consummated by divine grace, we have broken into the rank of the first 10 national newspapers in Nigeria with our timely delivery of breaking news to our readers in Nigeria and elsewhere across the world!
At the risk of sounding immodest, FirstNews is a digital media outfit that is committed to factual and credible reporting of the news behind the news in politics, business, education, sport, health, entertainment and many more. This Lagos-based online medium, published by First Media Network Limited, has been conducting its activities with strict observance of the high standards of ethics, accountability, professionalism and legality, while exercising its rights to freedom of expression and information. We assure you that these cherished principles and values we will continue to hold firmly unto while we play our role as a responsible member of the Fourth Estate of the Realm. Our reports will remain factual, credible and balanced without a modicum of bias against any interest.
At First News, therefore, we remain determined and committed to making a big difference in our reportage of events and happenings, both on the national and international scenes.
With our FirstTv channel, we’ve been backing our stories with the relevant interesting visuals. We’ve continued to avail newsmakers the opportunity to tell their own stories themselves on our YouTube channel designed to meet your information and entertainment needs. By and large, FirstNews Online and FirstTv have remained your one-stop media company for everything news, politics, business, entertainment, captivating documentaries and sports.
Our array of tested professional journalists and new media experts with decades of meritorious practice behind them have continued to dish out the best in exclusive news stories, interviews, features and documentaries in politics, business, economy, society, entrepreneurship and sports. So, for your authentic and timely news, you can continue to rely on us.
On our own part, we’ll continue to hold your trust by giving you the best exclusives in all areas in terms of news, interviews and documentary features.
Our gratitude to the management and staff of FirstNews, for their commitment and hard work from the gestation period to this auspicious moment, remains undiminished. They have continued to work assiduously to ensure that the flagship of online newspapers in Nigeria gains recognition and respect and also stands out as a serious player in the industry within such a very short time.
We also owe some appreciation to all our friends in the media and others who in one way or the other have contributed to our success but cannot be mentioned here due to space and time constraints. To you all, our sincere gratitude.
As part of our own efforts to continue to improve on our delivery as a reputable online newspaper, FirstNews will soon begin its special weekly Editorial Series – another enviable innovation by the online newspaper – the first digital media organisation to go into a practice which is only common in the print media.
Towards this end, the FirstNews Editorial Board will soon be unveiled. We promise you that the FirstNews Editorial Board will feature an array of distinguished Nigerians and first class intellectuals drawn from the academia and media as well as leading economists, business moguls and public policy experts.
As we move ahead and advance in age, we also promise to remain your dependable ally in this onerous task of adequately informing Nigerians and the entire world, while not shirking in our determination to make a mark in the highly competitive and volatile Nigerian media industry.
First Media Network Limited