Leadership is a Nigerian daily national newspaper. It was established in October 2004 and is published by Leadership Newspaper Group based in Abuja, Nigeria. Leadership Newspaper asserts that: “We shall stand up for good governance.
Managing Editor: Abraham Nda-Isaiah
Publisher: Leadership Newspaper Group
General manager: Sam Nda-Isaiah (chairman)
Headquarters: Abuja, Nigeria
We shall defend the interests of the Nigerian state even against its leaders and we shall raise our pen at all times in defence of what is right. These are the values by which we intend to be assessed”
In December 2009, the Nigeria Union of Journalists named Leadership “Newspaper of the Year”. The award was accepted by Abraham Nda-Isaiah, its Group Executive Director.
In a restructuring effective 1 January 2011, Azubuike Ishiekwene was appointed the first managing director of Leadership Newspapers, while Abraham Nda-Isaiah became managing director of Leadership Holdings. Ishiekwene had formerly been editor of The Punch, and then managing director of that newspaper.
In the April 2011 elections Golu Timothy, a former editor of the newspaper, was elected to the State House of Assembly in the Kanke Constituency of Plateau State. He ran on the PDP platform. Golu was reported to be seeking the position of Speaker in the Plateau House of Assembly.
On July 17, 2013, the Leadership reprinted the writer Shai Afsai’s photographs and first-person article “Igbo Jews of Nigeria Strive to Study and Practice” under the title “Igbo-Jews Of Nigeria Study And Practise Judaism,” citing the Leadership’s Igho Oyoyo as its author. After being threatened with legal action by the New English Review’s editor, the Leadership issued an apology for the plagiarism and a corrected byline, ten days later.