Former THISDAY Editor Launches The Congress


A new magazine, The Congress, which focuses majorly on the activities, politics and behind-the-scene gambits in the parliament at the federal and state levels has made its debut. Some federal legislators and top bureaucrats of the National Assembly who, at the weekend, received complimentary copies of the magazine with the cover story: “How Mark Runs the Senate” were excited about the product.

They were unanimous on the fact that the magazine was beautifully packaged in form and content and advised that the standard should not be lowered.

Editor-in Chief of the magazine, Mr. Sufuyan Ojeifo, who was Politics Editor (Abuja) in charge of Senate for THISDAY newspapers until very recently, said in a statement in Abuja that the enterprise was part of conscious efforts to break the culture of under-reporting of the legislative arm of government.

Ojeifo said: “the magazine, which is starting off as a monthly, will benefit immensely from our wealth of experience-my team members and I- in the coverage and/or reportage of the Legislature, first, in the ill-fated Third Republic and, second, from 1999 till date.

“There is no doubt that the Legislature, both at the federal and state levels, has been grossly under-reported. We have entered the market to add some intellectually refreshing perspectives to the reportage of contemporary issues that crystallize within the ambit of the Legislature.

“We will keep to our motto which is reporting the legislature authoritatively; and by doing so, we will be contributing to strengthening the Legislative institution.”

“Ojeifo said the magazine would also focus in part on the activities of the Executive and the Judiciary arms of government, pointing out, “that is why we have created a section in the publication christened ‘From the Other Arms’ to interrogate issues from there.”