Frank Aigbogun is a journalist and publisher of BusinessDay newspaper, which he founded in 2001. He began his journalism career at the Guardian in 1982 and moved on to Vanguard where he rose to the position of editor of all the titles of the newspaper. Mr. Aigbogun served for many years as the Lagos correspondent of the Associated Press, AP the world’s largest independent news agency.
Mr. Aigbogun who first studied Mass Communication is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He was appointed by then military government into the vision 2010 committee tasked with drawing up a long term economic vision for the country and he served as deputy leader and alternate rapporteur for the sub-committee on competition and deregulation.
It was while he worked on the vision 2010 project along with the elite of Nigeria’s business community that Mr. Aigbogun was inspired to launch what is today Nigeria’s first and only daily financial and business newspaper. BusinessDay is Nigeria’s only major newspaper with a pluralized shareholding and boasts of a solid corporate governance structure. The newspaper maintains content partnerships with the Financial Times, the Economist as well as the Harvard Business Review.
Today Mr. Aigbogun serves as a director of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG and he also chairs the board of the Constitutional Rights Project, a leading human rights and advocacy group.