National Light Adds Igbo newspaper To Its Stable


The Anambra Newspapers and Publishing Corporation, ANPC, Awka publishers of ‘National
Light’ newspaper has after a three-year-long preparation, added to it stable an Igbo language newspaper, entitled Ka Ọ Di Taa’. The vernacular publication made it debut on the news stands last week.

According to the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of ANPC, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, ‘Ka Ọ Di Taa’ is a newspaper written in Igbo language with the defined mission of serving news and communicate current affairs to Igbo readers while also projecting the usage and sustenance of the mother tongue, especially at this period, when according to a recent United Nations’ report the usage of Igbo language is threatened by extinction in the next half century hence the mother tongue needs to be projected widely in order to avoid the extinction.”

He added that ‘Ka Ọ Di Taa’ which presently is a pull-out section of the main stable, National Light Newspaper also aims to soon come out alone as a title on newsstand. The newspaper will chronicle activities from all parts of the world and Igbo land.

It will also give our people the opportunity to read about development in their areas. ‘ka O di taa’ will be on the newsstand every week starting from last Thursday. He informed that it as much a fulfilment of a yawning media service opportunity to the newspaper’s core audience as it is a business and social responsibility role of his organisation hence the Management’s decision to give birth to the newspaper. The vernacular publication comes on the newsstand after about three decades of absence of a known Igbo language newspaper in circulation.

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