I generally find it extremely difficult to find time to read newspapers. I tried valiantly last year to buy and read newspapers everyday. What happened was that I often had no time and the papers piled up until the weekend. However, by then, my thinking was "Who wants to read old news anyway?"
My paper of choice then was This Day, mostly because it appeared to be so highly regarded. After trying it out for a few weeks, I realized how much I did not like that paper. So much of the news in This Day (and this is common to a lot of Nigerian newspapers) is focused almost exclusively on politics. Yes, politics affects virtually every sphere of our lives, but there is surely more to report than that. Not being very interested in politics myself, I had to admit to myself that This Day was not the paper for me. I recently tried The Guardian and while I enjoyed that, I remembered that I had read an issue of Business Day sometime last year on a flight to Abuja and actually read it cover to cover.
So, now I have switched to Business Day and I have to say that I am loving it. I have discovered that I enjoy reading economic and business reports far more than I do another article about an impeachment or non-impeachment. I also like that the stories are well written with background situations to events properly explained without assuming that the reader already knows what’s going on. At least, my undergrad degree in Economics appears to be of some use now.