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A BRIEF ON THE DELTA PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED

PREAMBLE

The Pointer is a leading regional publication with quality investigative and detailed work in development focused libertarian journalism geared towards upholding the highest ideals in reporting the news with objectivity and fairness, based on its editorial independence and articulate presentation.

The Pointer has also been in the frontline in the crusade for safe environment especially for the people of the Niger Delta region, South –South geo political entity and Nigeria in general.We fit in aptly into the sensitization, information dissemination role of the media in a democracy.

Through our publication, we strive to promote freedom, justice and equality in the South-South region as well as Nigeria.

We have consistently reported politics, economy, environment and contemporary issues that bother the people with adequate balance and fairness.

Our aim is to encourage and stimulate interest in the study of journalism to defend freedom of expression and to combat political and religious prejudice. We stand in solidarity with the powerless and vulnerable and we strive for a just and concerned Nigeria, Africa and the world.

The Delta Printing and Publishing Company Limited, the Publishers of The Pointer titles, is wholly owned and funded by the Delta State Government as specified in Edict No. 65 of December1, 1995. The Company commenced printing as a weekly newspaper. On October 28, 1995, published its first edition. Itbecame a bi-weekly newspaper in that same year 1995.

The Pointer editions increased to four times weekly in 1998. While the Daily production started on 24th May, 2000. On the July 1, 2011, the company began Colour production of all titles

Mile Stones

  • The Company commenced printing as a weekly newspaper.
  • The first edition was published on October 28, 1994.
  • It became bi-weekly newspaper in 1995.
  • The Pointer editions increased to four times weekly in 1998.
  • Daily production started on 24th May, 2000.
  • Colour production of all titles began on July 1, 2011.

The Delta Printing and Publishing Company Limited has had several General Managers right from its inception. Below are the list of General Managers from inception till date:

CHIEF EXECUTIVES FROM INCEPTION

1 Chief Sunny Adidi - Coordinator
2 Chief ELO Ekeli - General Manager 1994-1997
3 Mr. Willy Bozimo - General Manager 1998-1999
4 Mr. Festus Rupee - General Manager 1999-2003
5 Mr. Mike Oputa - Acting General Manager 2003-2004
6 Mr. Bosah G. Iwobi - General Manager 2004-2019)
7 Mr. Celestine Ofuani - Acting General Manager 2018-2019)
8 Mr. Monday Uwagwu - General Manager 2019-Till Date

Mission Statement

To promote newspaper journalism in its classical tradition and ensure secured printing services that generate benefits for l Deltans and all other levels of stakeholders and identified interest groups.

Vision Statement

To be a global leader in the media industry. Today, it is the best public sector newspaper in Nigeria in terms of reach, consistency, aesthetics and quality content.

Core Values

  1. Professionalism
  2. Partnership
  3. Integrity
  4. Innovation
  5. Learning/Training
  6. Excellence
  7. Creativity
  8. Resourcefulness
  9. Timeliness

Our Core Mandate

(a) To operate news and features services, including press photography;

(b) To promote, encourage and stimulate interest in the study of journalism;

(c) To print, publish and sell newspapers, periodicals, broadsheets and advertisements devoted to news, reports of outstanding general interest, well-informed criticism and features;

(d) To give publicity of, and encourage, the arts and industries of DeltaState of Nigeria;

(e) To undertake and arrange for broadcast programmes;

(f) To encourage, by competition and other channels, the composition of music and literature of all kinds;

(g) To maintain depots for the distribution of periodicals, literature and books.

Target Markets

Our target markets include:

  • Delta State
  • The South-South
  • Nigeria
  • Africa
  • And other Parts of the world

Structure

The company has six departments as follows:

  • Administration
  • Editorial
  • Production
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Accounts/Finance

PROSPECT

The Pointer with the Motto “Truth and Unity”,has the prospect of earning an enviable niche in the newspaper industry and to market Delta as a credible brand on a sustainable basis.