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The Anglo-African was a newspaper established in 1863 by Robert Campbell and was the first paper published in Lagos. It was a paper of its times, as the title indicated African self improvement through the utilization of Western and African systems of knowledge. The paper in its run usually had four pages of ads, local and international news and short notes on novels and poems.

The paper was printed at a location close to the Holy Cross Cathedral. At the foundation of the paper, the Governor, Freeman wanted to impose a tax on newspapers to endanger further publications but further inquest led him to believe the paper was not hostile to the British interest.

However, lack of subscribers contributed to the paper's end about two and a half years after it started.

See also

Pastor Isaiah Ogedegbe

NigerianWiki and Warri Times edited by Pastor Isaiah Ogedegbe.


  • (1)R. J. M. Blackett. Return to the Motherland: Robert Campbell, a Jamaican in Early Colonial Lagos, Phylon (1960-) > Vol. 40, No. 4 (4th Qtr., 1979).