TOP 50 NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS OF ALL TIMES

What are the top 50 Nigerian Newspapers in Nigeria? You’ve probably been wondering about it which is why we have put together the list.

Before the advent of the Internet, people made use of radios, televisions and hard copy newspapers to get information and news.

However, with the conception of the internet, many people now make use of it to get news and information online in a much easy way than before.

This has even caused the majority of the offline newspaper companies to start providing online platforms where people can also get news and information from without buying their hard copies again.

The following list of top 50 Nigerian newspapers to be discussed are all focused in disseminating different kinds of news related to but not limited to lifestyle, business, sports, entertainment, gossip, technology and many more topics.

Majority of them are available in hard copy and online newspapers, a minority of them are only in hard copy while the others are only available in electronic versions or e-newspapers only.

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So, let’s get started on the list.

LIST OF TOP 50 NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS YOU SHOULD READ AND FOLLOW

1 THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://punchng.com/

Punch Newspaper is the most widely read newspaper in Nigeria according to their tag.

Punch newspaper was founded by the duo James Aboderin which was an accountant and Sam Amuka, a columnist and former editor at Daily Times Of Nigeria.

The newspaper was registered on the 8th Of August, 1970 under the Companies Act Of 1968.

Punch was originally created to pass information, educate, entertain Nigerians and the world at large.

They have both offline and online version.

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2 THE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

WEBSITE: https://tribuneonlineng.com/

Nigerian Tribune newspaper provides breaking news in Nigeria today.

Nigerian Tribune is the oldest private Nigerian newspaper established by late Obafemi Awolowo in the year 1949.

The private newspaper was originally designed to provide real-time updates on politics, business, sport, health, entertainment and breaking news in Nigeria.

They have both offline and online version.

3 VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.vanguardngr.com/

Vanguard newspaper provides daily publication in Nigeria covering the latest news, breaking news, sport news, and business news in Nigeria

Vanguard newspaper was founded by Mr Sam Amuka in 1984. Mr. Sam Amuka is a veteran journalist and he was an editor of Sunday Times and first Managing Director of The Punch Newspaper.

They have both offline and online version.

4 THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://guardian.ng/

The Guardian newspaper is the leading Nigeria newspaper that provides breaking news, top news from Nigeria, Africa and around the world

The Guardian was established in 1983, it is an independent newspaper designed to bring the latest headlines, opinions, political news, business reports, and international news.

They have both offline and online version.

5 THE SUN NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE:  https://www.sunnewsonline.com/

The Sun newspaper gives the latest news headlines in Nigeria and around the world. The Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, is the chairman of The Sun publishing house.

Though The Sun newspaper was incorporated on the 29th Of March, 2001, it started its weekly production on 18th Of January 2003 and daily production on the 16th Of June, 2003.

They have both offline and online version.

6 THE NATION NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://thenationonlineng.net/

The Nation is the second most read newspaper in Nigeria according to a survey that Advertisers’ Association Of Nigeria (ADVANS) too in 2009.

The Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Nation Newspaper is Victor Ifijeh.

The Nation brings you the latest Nigerian News, politics, business, fashion, entertainment, Sports and others.

They have both offline and online version.

7 THIS DAY NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.thisdaylive.com/

This Day Newspaper is one of the most authoritative news media available on all platform.

This Day Newspaper was founded on the 22nd Of January, 1995 and the current chairman of the editorial board is Olusegun Adeniyi.

The newspaper was designed to informative news on politics, business, markets, arts, sports.

They have both offline and online version.

8 PM NEWS NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/

Pm News was founded by BAYO ONANUGA in 1993. He is the managing director of Independent Communication Network Limited (ICNL) the publisher of Pm News and also the editor-in-chief of Pm News.

9 DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/

Daily Trust talks about Nigeria news today, breaking news and daily news.

The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Daily Trust is Kabiru Abdullahi Yusuf a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Political Science.

Daily Trust was launched in January 2001.

10 SAHARA REPORTERS ONLINE NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://saharareporters.com/

Sahara reporters is an online source to get updated with the latest news.

Sahara Reporters was founded in 2006 by NewYork based Omoyele Sowore.

Sahara was designed to encourage Nigerian citizens to be vocal and report corruption, human rights abuses and other political misconduct in the country

11 PREMIUM TIMES NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/

Premium Times is an online newspaper which is based in Abuja.

The online newspaper was founded in mid-2011,

12 BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.blueprint.ng/

Blueprint Newspaper is a Nigeria daily newspaper published in Abuja, Nigeria. The newspaper started its weekly publication in May 2011 and its daily publication in September 2011.

The founders of the newspaper are Mohammed Idris (The Publisher), Salisu Umar, Zainab Suleiman (Editor-in-chief) and Ibrahim Sheme.

13 COMPLETE SPORTS NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.completesports.com/

Complete Sports newspaper is a Nigerian sports newspaper that focuses on the latest football news and sports personalities most specifically Nigerian footballers and the world.

They also have reach in two other countries which are Cameroun and the Benin Republic.

According to a survey by All Media and Product Survey (AMPS) in 2008 and 2009. Complete Sport is tagged as the most widely read Nigerian newspaper and the most circulated newspaper in West Africa.

Though Complete Sport was established in 1984 and incorporated as CCL in 1987, the sports newspaper made its first publication in December 1995.

Complete Communications Limited is the publishing company that handles the newspapers’ publication.

14 LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://leadership.ng

Leadership newspaper is Nigeria most influential newspaper according to their tag.

The daily Nigerian national newspaper was established in October 2004 and published by Leadership Newspaper Group.

Abraham Nda-Isaiah is the managing director of Leadership Holdings.

15 INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.independent.ng/

Independent newspaper gives the latest news from Nigeria, Africa and world news in Politics, Showbiz, Business, and Sports.

Independent Newspaper launched its publication on the 1st Of October, 2001, they are based in Lagos and was registered on the 17th Of July, 2001.

The Managing Director/Editor-in-chief of the Independent newspaper is Ade Ogidan.

16 NATIONAL MIRROR

WEBSITE: https://www.nationalmirroronline.net/

The National Mirror is a daily newspaper for the latest news in Nigeria and also have other editions like Saturday Mirror, Sunday Mirror.

The National newspaper was founded in 2006 by Prince Emeka Obasi.

Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim bought 100% shares of National Mirror in August 2008.

17 NEWSWATCH

WEBSITE: https://www.newswatch.ng/

Newswatch is a Nigerian weekly publication by Newswatch Communication Limited.

Newswatch was designed to give the latest Nigeria breaking news, world news, sport news, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and lots more.

Newswatch was founded in 1984 by some Nigerian journalists Dele Giwa, Dan Agbese, Ray Ekpu and Yakubu Mohammed and made the first publication on the 28th Of January, 1985.

18 NATIONAL ACCORD

WEBSITE: https://nationalaccordnewspaper.com/

The National Accord is a Nigerian electronic newspaper that was upgraded from the regular hard copy newspaper to become a full-fledged online newspaper only.

National Accord newspaper is designed to show the best practice of online journalism with a strong commitment to truth, fairness, and justice in its news presentation and editorial policy.

The founder and Editor-in-chief of National Accord newspaper is Tom Chiahemen, he is also the Principal Consultant/CEO of Cattigan Communication Limited.

They provide information on news, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, opinion, and columnists.

National Accord made its first publication in March 2011.

19 THE ABUJA INQUIRER

WEBSITE: http://www.theabujainquirer.com

The Abuja Inquirer in the pride of the city according to their tag.

The Abuja Inquirer is published by Gazetta Communication Limited with Head Office in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

The Editor-in-chief and Publisher is Dan Akpovwa and the Editor is Emmanuel Ogbeche.

20 NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

WEBSITE: https://www.nan.ng/

News Agency Of Nigeria was established by the Nigeria Government via Decree 19 in 1976, to provide news for Nigeria’s newspapers, online media, and bloggers via subscription.

The newspaper has a group of journalists headed by Malam Yusuf Zango as the Editor-in-chief and Mr Bayo Onanuga as the CEO appointed by President Muhammad Buhari in May 20016.

News Agency Of Nigeria launched its website on the 8th Of August, 2016 to provide to the world news on politics, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, metro, and general news but distinguish what is offered as free content and premium content.

21 BUSINESS DAY

WEBSITE: https://businessday.ng

Business Day newspaper is a Lagos Based business newspaper that was established in 2001. The newspaper’s publisher, Frank Aigbogun, was a former Vanguard newspaper editor.

It is also the only newspaper in Nigeria that has another office that operates in Ghana. As a result, their newspaper circulates between Nigeria and Ghana.

Business Day provides updated news and analysis on the Nigerian economy, trends, policy, business, politics and governance.

22 NIGERIAN OBSERVER

WEBSITE: https://nigerianobservernews.com

Nigerian Observer Newspaper is an Edo State published newspaper and is owned by the Edo State government.

The newspaper was founded around May 1968 and published by Bendel Newspapers Company Limited.

23 TRIUMPH NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://thetriumphnews.com/

Triumph newspaper was founded in 1980 by Triumph Publishing Company in Kano State. The newspaper was closed in 2012 for incapability of growth and development.

However, it was re-opened in 2018 and promises more success than ever. As of this writing, the Triumph newspaper website is unavailable.

24 ENTERTAINMENT EXPRESS

WEBSITE: https://expressng.com

Entertainment Express newspaper is a newspaper that provides news and information related to sports, movies, music and entertainment generally. The newspaper was founded in 2011.

EE newspaper was started by Weekend Concord, Complete Sports and The Sun Newspaper who are media giants in the country.

25 NIGERIAN COMPASS NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://www.compassnewspaper.com.ng/

The Nigerian Compass Newspaper is a publication owned by one of the previous governors of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel which covers business, news, politics and sports.

The newspaper was later acquired in 2012 by Segun Oyebolu who was stated to purchase the publication rights for a huge sum of N1 Billion naira from the previous owner.

The Compass is now being published under Compass FreePaper Limited.

26 URHOBO VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://urhobotoday.com/

Urhobo Vanguard Newspaper is a newspaper publication founded in 2012 and is being published Urhobo Vanguard Publishing Limited.

The newspaper is into the dissemination of news and information related to Delta State, Nigeria as a whole and international news.

They also have headquarters at Abuja and Warri.

27 NEW TELEGRAPH

WEBSITE: https://www.newtelegraphng.com

The New Telegraph newspaper is a 100,000 copies per day circulation newspaper focused on providing data, information and news on social, political and cultural issues concerning Nigeria and other countries.

The newspaper is presided over by Dr Orji Uzor Kalu who is also the Chairman of The Daily Sun and SLOK Holdings.

28 THE AUTHORITY

WEBSITE: http://authorityngr.com/

The Authority newspaper is a daily newspaper established in 2015 by Ifeanyi Ubah, the CEO of Capital Oil and a Nigerian entrepreneur, politician and businessman.

The newspaper covers entertainment, leisure, lifestyle, sports, national and international news and they have three titles which are The Authority Daily, Authority Saturday and Authority Sunday.

29 NATIONAL NETWORK NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.nationalnetworkonline.com

The National Network Newspaper is a Rivers based weekly newspaper owned by Jerry Needam that was launched in 2004.

The newspaper covers topics related to sport news, business, international and local news, personalities and political events.

Their head office is situated at Port Harcourt in Rivers State and the newsprint is published by Network Printing and Publishing Company.

30 THE TIDE NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://www.thetidenewsonline.com/

The Tide daily newspaper is one of the major newspapers in Nigeria funded by Rivers State. Established in 1971 and published by Rivers State Newspaper Corporation, the paper is focused on providing new and updated stories on politics, restaurant reviews, nightlife, current affairs, technology, sports among others.

It is also widely circulated in Rivers state and the whole of Nigeria as a whole.

31 BUSINESS HALLMARK / HALLMARK NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://hallmarknews.com

The Business Hallmark that started operation in 2009 is a newspaper focused on finance, business and policy news, small medium enterprise, entertainment and health articles with well-researched contents.

Business Hallmark newspaper is now known as Hallmark Newspaper.

32 DAILY CHAMPION NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.champion.com.ng

The Daily Champion Newspaper is a privately owned newsprint by one of the wealthiest Igbo people in the country, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.

The paper was founded in 2011 and the publisher is the owner of  Iwuanyanwu Nationale Football Club Hardel and Enic Construction Company apart from the newspaper company.

33 DAILY POST NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://dailypost.ng

Established in 2015, the Daily Post Newspaper is a Lagos and Abuja published newspaper founded by James Bamisaye.

It delivers news on the local, political, business, metro and national news.

34 DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://dailytimes.ng

The Daily Times newspaper is a private limited liability company being managed by Folio Communications Limited who assumed ownership in 2004.

However, the newspaper was founded in 1970 and was labelled as one of the locally owned businesses in Africa when it was started.

35 DAYLIGHT NIGERIA NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://daylight.ng/

Daylight Nigeria Newspaper was created by a multiple award-winning journalist and founder of Daylight Annual Leadership Awards, Azuh Amatus in 2014.

The newsprint focuses on different topics like sports, politics, society, interviews crime and showbiz.

36 NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT TODAY NEWSPAPER – NET

WEBSITE: http://thenet.ng/

NET Newspaper is an entertainment newspaper launched in 2009 and best known for getting exclusive interviews from celebrities in the entertainment industry.

The Net website is ranked in the top 100 websites in Nigeria and they also have hardcopy publication which is said to sell averagely 10,000 copies weekly.

37 NEXT NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://nextedition.com.ng/

Started by Dele Olojede, a former editor of Newsday, Nigerian journalist and winner of Pulitzer prize in writing, NEXT Newspaper is published by Timbuktu Media Group.

The print paper has branches both in Nigeria and South Africa and provides news on business, arts and culture, entertainment and opinions.

38 OSUN DEFENDER NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://www.osundefender.com/

The Osun Defender Newspaper is one of the newspaper companies in Nigeria privately owned and published by Moremi Publishing House.

The print majorly publishes news related to Osun State and then other national news as well. Its headquarters is situated in Osogbo, Osun State.

39 PEOPLES DAILY NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://peoplesdailyng.com

The Peoples Daily Newspaper is one of the daily newspapers in Nigeria that was set up in 2008 but became a daily newspaper in 2009.

The paper is published by People Media Ltd. and owned by more than 40 professionals in the media industry.

40 POLITICS NIGERIA NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://politicsnigeria.com/

Politics Nigeria Newspaper is a Nigerian independent daily newspaper online covering news on politics in Nigeria alone.

The newspaper is published by Mr Dumebi Emmanuel and one of the top 300 websites in Nigeria according to Alexa ranking.

The online newspaper was founded in 2016.

41 STEARS BUSINESS NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.stearsng.com/

Stears Business Newspaper is a Nigerian business newspaper that provides news and information on the business, political and economic news.

The print is published by Stears and is a Lagos – London based publication.

42 NIGERIAN NEWS DIRECT NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: http://nigeriannewsdirect.com/

Nigerian News Direct Newspaper was established in 2010 and is a Nigerian newspaper that publishes news from sectors such as education, power, oil and gas, politics, capital entertainment, aviation, tourism, maritime and aviation.

43 NIGERIA NEWS LIVE NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.newsliveng.com

News Live Nigeria Newspaper is a Nigerian publication that aims to provide Nigerians with news on local, national, sports, entertainment, business and others.

The newspaper is Kwara based and published by Hamfaiz Media Concepts.

44 TELL MAGAZINE

WEBSITE: https://www.tell.ng

Tell Magazine was founded in 1991 by TELL Communications Ltd and it was tagged by BBC News in 2007 as one of the business magazines that is most respected in Nigeria.

The magazine is a Lagos based magazine whose founding editors left Newswatch due to disagreements with the management.

45 CHANNELS TELEVISION

WEBSITE: https://www.channelstv.com

Channels Television is one of the most popular online newspapers in Nigeria and was launched in 1992.

The online print is focused on providing news and interesting programs on Nigerian issues by acting as a watchdog on government activities and policies.

News is carried throughout 24-hours of the day.

46 LEGIT

WEBSITE: https://legit.ng

Legit previously known as Naij.com is the top and first online news and entertainment site for the majority of Nigerians. They provide latest and updated news, breaking news 24/7.

They are also in the top 5 websites in Nigeria and have had the opportunity to receive global funding from Google Initiative.

47 THE BREAKING TIMES

WEBSITE: https://www.thebreakingtimes.com

The Breaking Times is a Nigerian online newspaper that provides Nigerian news, world news, breaking news on global events, people and country issues.

It started operation in 2015 and has continued to grow ever since.

48 NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://nationaldailyng.com/

The National Daily Newspaper is a Nigerian online newspaper that provides news, information and reports on topics like business, politics, editorials, I-report and others.

49 INFORMATION NIGERIA ONLINE NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://www.informationng.com/

Information Nigeria is an information portal that provides news and information on politics, trending news, entertainment, sports and lifestyle to Nigerians.

50 TECHNOLOGY TIMES NEWSPAPER

WEBSITE: https://technologytimes.ng/

Technology Times is an online technology newspaper which provides news and information on information and communication technology issues, interviews, polls, topics and articles in Nigeria.

The Nigerian technology news site was founded in 2004 and boasts of having a large following of readers in Nigeria Media Industry.

How Many Newspapers Are In Nigeria?

More than 50 newspapers. Nigerian newspapers are a blend between online, offline and those that can be found in both versions.

Summary

To sum it up, here are the top 50 Nigerian newspapers in Nigeria that are most read by the people.

THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
THE NIGERIAN TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER
VANGUARD NEWSPAPER
THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
THE SUN NEWSPAPER
THE NATION NEWSPAPER
THIS DAY NEWSPAPER
PM NEWS
DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER
SAHARA REPORTERS
PREMIUM TIMES
BLUEPRINT NEWSPAPER
COMPLETE SPORT
LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER
INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
NATIONAL MIRROR
NEWSWATCH
NATIONAL ACCORD
THE ABUJA INQUIRER
NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
BUSINESS DAY
NIGERIAN OBSERVER
TRIUMPH
ENTERTAINMENT EXPRESS
NIGERIAN COMPASS
URHOBO VANGUARD
COMPLETE SPORTS
NEW TELEGRAPH
THE AUTHORITY
NATIONAL NETWORK NEWSPAPER
THE TIDE NEWSPAPER
BUSINESS HALLMARK / HALLMARK NEWSPAPER
DAILY CHAMPION NEWSPAPER
DAILY POST NEWSPAPER
DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER
DAYLIGHT NIGERIA NEWSPAPER
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT TODAY NEWSPAPER – NET
NEXT NEWSPAPER
OSUN DEFENDER NEWSPAPER
PEOPLES DAILY NEWSPAPER
POLITICS NIGERIA NEWSPAPER
STEARS BUSINESS NEWSPAPER
NIGERIAN NEWS DIRECT NEWSPAPER
NIGERIA NEWS LIVE NEWSPAPER
TELL MAGAZINE
CHANNELS TELEVISION
LEGIT
THE BREAKING TIMES
NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER
INFORMATION NIGERIA ONLINE NEWSPAPER
TECHNOLOGY TIMES NEWSPAPER

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