Submitted by tola adenle on November 20, 2011 – 18:53.
The passing of Alex Ibru, one of the Ibru Brothers, marks a watershed in the newspaper industry in Nigeria. The Guardian was the standard that all newspapers tried to emulate. In spite of the challenges of the Abacha scorched-earth years, it – and the Punch – plodded on and both seemed to have emerged stronger, at least financially although the glittering array of writers of the past was gone.With Maiden, his widow, at the helm as she has been for many years, the future cannot be bleak. Alex Ibru’s legacy, as that of his baby, The Guardian, to newspapering in Nigeria is to have fostered a can-do swashbuckling newspaper like The Nation. May he find rest with the Lord. emotanafricana.com