Monday, October 4, 2010
JIMOH IBRAHIM’S NEWSPAPER OUT THIS MONTH
Billionaire businessman, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim has scored another goal again. In the next few days, his much talked about newspapers, National Mirror and Sunday Mirror will hit the streets. The launch of the newspaper has been slated for second week of October,2010.
Already, the Pilot Edition of Sunday Mirror is out. It is a 56 page colorful edition. When the machine are fully operational, National Mirror will be printed from 6 locations scattered around 6 geographical locations of the country. Already, brand new machines are being installed in all of these locations.
Right now, the Lagos press is fully operational, while Abuja is also ready. There will be other machines installed in Ogbere, Makurdi, Bauchi and Sokoto. The lagos office is starting with a staff strength of 500 and staffers have moved into their new broad street office of the newspaper.
Once the newspaper project takes off, he plans to focus on his Radio and TV project to follow next year. The Radio and TV will operate from the same complex.
To run his media empire, Jimoh Ibrahim has appointed ex-Punch Editor, Steve Ayorinde and Biodun Raufu as MD of the newspaper which will sell for free for the first one week.
Apart from the brand new machines, Jimoh has bought hi-tech equipment to link the 6 operational zones. He is also bringing in about 25 Indian expatriates as sub-Editors to clean up all the copies. He has already applied for Radio and TV license.