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Nigeria news has had a colourful, interesting and fascinating history. Traditionally, Nigeria news was transmitted with a variety of local instruments: drums, sticks, gongs, fire, and voice e.t.c.

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The local people have to find a way to transmit news of joy, death and war to their community without the benefits of cell phones, radios, tv and all latest technology.

This is where the story gets interesting.

The people devised ways to communicate long distance with the 'famous talking drums'. It's fascinating to watch masters of this act; send and receive messages merely by beating a drum. To the unwary onlooker, the drummers are causing a cacophony of sounds, but to the trained ears of the drummers; a lively, heated argument or conversation akin to cell phone chat of today is going on.

In jest, drummers have been known to question the beauty and womanliness of the other community and strength of its male folk. The drum was an integral part of the communal life. The drum marked calendar of festivals of the communities. It recorded deaths, births.

Today, Nigeria News is transmitted mainly through the radio, newspaper and electronic version. First, Nigeria news was transmitted through the newspapers, state owned radio and later government owned TV stations. During these periods, the government had monopoly of dissemination of information to Nigerians. In time, private owned newspapers, radio and tv stations came on board to challenge the government owned corporations.

Some of the radio stations:

Radio Nigeria (government owned)

Raypower

Newspaper:

Guardian Newspaper

The Sun Newspaper

ThisDay Newspaper

The Nation