NAN News Today: Read Nigeria News From the News Agency of Nigeria. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is a state-run news reporting agency in Nigeria. On 10 May 1976 the agency was established, and on 2 October 1978 its operations began. The Managing Director of NAN News is Bayo Onanuga. A news agency is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters. A news agency may also be referred to as a wire service, newswire, or news service.