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The media in Nigeria is regarded by independent observers as partly free. The 1999 Constitution guarantees freedom of expression and of the press. New Nigerian and Daily Times are government-owned and The Guardian has the highest circulation. Other private newspapers include The Punch and The Comet.
There are more than 100 national and regional papers, some state-owned, as well as Sunday papers, business weeklies and news magazines. Established titles with national distribution include Daily Independent (Lagos), Daily Sun (Lagos) and Daily Trust (Abuja).
The Federal Corporation of Nigeria and Nigerian Television Authority provide national and regional public radio and TV services respectively. The state governments in all 36 states provide radio services, and most provide TV services as well. A number of private TV and radio stations operate, mainly in urban areas. These include Galaxy TV and Silver Bird TV.