List of Nigerian Newspapers – Nigeria Online Newspapers

Full list of Nigerian Newspapers

Below is a list of Nigerian newspapers that have national circulation. There are some regional print newspapers also included in the list.


Vanguard is a daily newspaper published by Vanguard Media, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vanguard Media was established in 1983 by veteran journalist Sam Amuka-Pemu with three friends. The paper has an online edition.

The Punch

The Punch is a Nigerian daily newspaper founded in 1971.

The Nation

The Nation is a daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria. According to a 2009 survey, it was the second-most-read newspaper in Nigeria, and this result was repeated in a 2011 report by The Advertisers’ Association of Nigeria. The paper’s website says it stands for freedom, justice and the market economy.


The newspaper published by the Guardian newspapers limited.

Dailytrust – Media Trust

Media Trust is a privately held Nigerian newspaper publishing company based in Abuja that publishes the English-language Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, Sunday Trust and the Hausa-language Aminiya newspapers, as well as a new pan-African magazine, Kilimanjaro. It is one of the leading media companies in Nigeria.


THISDAY is a Nigerian national newspaper. It is the flagship newspaper of Leaders & Company Ltd and was first published on 22 January 1995. It has its headquarters in Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State. Founded by Nduka Obaigbena, the Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the THISDAY Media Group and ARISE News Channel.

The Sun

The Daily Sun is a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in KiriKiri Industrial Layout, Lagos, Nigeria. As of 2011, The Sun had a daily print run of 130,000 copies, and 135,000 for weekend titles, with an average of 80% sales. This made The Sun the highest selling newspaper in Nigeria.

PM News

P.M. News is a daily newspaper published in Lagos, Nigeria by the Independent Communications Network Limited. The company also publishes the weekly TheNEWS magazine and Tempo, a tabloid.

Nigerian Tribune

The Nigerian Tribune is an English-language newspaper published in Ibadan in Nigeria. It was established in 1949 by Obafemi Awolowo and is the oldest surviving private Nigerian newspaper. In the colonial era, the newspaper served as the mouthpiece for Awolowo’s populist welfare programs.


Leadership Newspaper is the leading daily news source in Nigeria covering breaking news, Politics, Business, Sports, Entertainment and more.

Complete Sports

Complete Sports is a Nigerian daily national sports newspaper and has its headquarters in Isolo, a local government area in Lagos State. It was first published in 1995 as the flagship newspaper of Complete Communications Limited and has gone on to become one of the most widely read newspapers in Nigeria.

Business Day

Business Day, established in 2001, is a daily business newspaper based in Lagos. It is the only Nigerian newspaper with a bureau in Accra, Ghana. It has both daily and Sunday titles. It circulates in Nigeria and Ghana.

Daily Times of Nigeria

The Daily Times is a newspaper with headquarters in Lagos. At its peak, in the 1970s, it was one of the most successful locally-owned businesses in Africa. The paper went into decline after it was purchased by the government in 1975. What was left was sold to a private investor in 2004.

The Tide

The Tide is a Nigerian daily newspaper. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Rivers State and one of Nigeria’s major newspapers. Owned and funded by the state, The Tide began printing operations on 1 December 1971 and has a digital version.

Osun Defender

The Osun Defender founded in 2006, is a privately owned tabloid newspaper that publishes news about Osun State, Nigeria, as well as national and other news. It is published by Moremi Publishing House Ltd, of Osogbo, Osun State. Kola Olabisi is the managing editor.

Nigerian Observer

The Nigerian Observer is a daily newspaper published in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. It has been published since 29 May 1968. The publisher, Bendel Newspapers Company Limited, is owned by the Edo State Government.

National Mirror Newspapers

The National Mirror is a daily newspaper published in Nigeria. It has a tabloid format. The National Mirror was founded by Prince Emeka Obasi in 2006. Editions include the Daily Mirror, Saturday Mirror and Sunday Mirror. In August 2008 Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim acquired 100% of the shares of the National Mirror.

National Network

The newspaper published in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The newspaper published by Network Printing and Publishing Company.

Premium Times (Wuse, Abuja)

Premium Times is a Nigerian online newspaper based in Abuja. It launched in 2011. The online medium is notable for Investigative journalism among other fields.


The daily newspaper based in Lagos.

New Telegraph

The New Telegraph was an all-national newspaper in Nigeria, with a circulation of up to 100,000 copies per day.

National Daily

The National Daily is fast becoming the newspaper of choice for balanced and well-researched reports.

Nigeria CommunicationsWeek (Lagos)

The Nigeria CommunicationsWeek is Nigeria’s leading ICT newspaper, headquartered in Lagos State, Nigeria.


Blueprint Newspaper is a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in Abuja, Nigeria.

Peoples Daily

The Peoples Daily is a newspaper in Nigeria. It was launched as a weekly in November 2008 and became a daily in November 2009.

The Point

The Pointer News Online

The pointer news online is a digital news website for Delta State Nigeria.

Champion Newspapers

The Chino Champion, along with the Chino Hills Champion, is a weekly newspaper serving the Chino Valley area of Southern California. The Champion publishes every Saturday morning and is zoned into Chino and Chino Hills editions.

Fresh Angle

Breaking news from Nigeria in politics, sports, opinions, entertainment.

Desert Herald


Abuja Times

Royal Times of Nigeria

Abuja Inquirer


Port Harcourt Microscope

Port Harcourt Microscope is a new entrant into the online and print media industry.

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Daily Post

Daily Post is a Nigerian newspaper established in 2011. It reports on local and national news, politics, metro, business, entertainment, sports, and opinions. The chief executive officer and publisher of the newspaper is James Bamisaye. Daily Post won the “Custodian of the Nigerian Dream” Award in 2016.

Sahara Reporters

Sahara Reporters is an online news agency based in New York City that focuses on promoting citizen journalism by encouraging everyday people to report stories about corruption, human rights abuses and other political misconduct in Africa, with a special focus on Nigeria.

Politics Nigeria

Politics Nigeria – A Nigerian Newspaper for Nigerian news, breaking Nigerian news, breaking news, and Headlines. is a Nigerian digital media and news platform. It is ranked as the #1 news and entertainment platform and the 7th overall most visited website in Nigeria by Alexa Internet. is the biggest publisher on Facebook by the audience in the ‘Media’ category.

Channels Television

Channels Television is a Nigerian independent 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos, Nigeria. The parent company, Channels Incorporated, was founded in 1992, a year before the Nigerian government deregulated the broadcast media. It began broadcasting in 1995.


Cable Newspaper Ltd was established on November 29, 2011. TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper was launched on April 29, 2014. The newspaper was founded by Simon Kolawole, a Chevening alumnus, Mo Ibrahim Fellow, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and former editor of This Day newspapers, Nigeria.

Naija News

Nigerian Gists

Latest Naija News and Nigerian Breaking News. Read Nigeria News Headlines and Breaking News In Areas Of Celebrity Gists, Gossip and Rumours.

Eagle Online

Nigerian news site covering latest on politics, business, sports, national news and more.

All Nigeria Soccer

Nigerian football (soccer) portal based in Lagos.


YNaija is a Nigerian online content publishing platform, founded by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams of RED Africa media group. YNaija launched in May 2010 with columnists and various news sources.

Naija Loaded News is Nigeria’s most popular information portal loaded with the latest news, music, videos, entertainment and interesting content.

Nigerian Monitor


Stears Business

Stears Business is a Nigerian business publication based between Lagos and London with a focus on business, economic and political news. Stears Business is published by Stears and its journalists are predominantly based in Lagos. As of September 2017, the Editor-in-Chief was Michael Famoroti.

Voice of Nigeria

The Voice of Nigeria or is the official international broadcasting station of Nigeria.

The Citizen

Galaxy TV

Galaxy Television channel 53 was not only the first privately registered television station in Nigeria but also the first one to broadcast. Galaxy started full broadcasting in May 1994 from the hills of Oke-Are, Ibadan with 10 kilowatts Aerodyne transmitter.

Business News



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‎Daily Nigerian

Daily Nigerian is a Nigerian newspaper publishing company based in Abuja that publishes in English-language and Hausa-language

Ripples Nigeria

Ripples Nigeria is a Nigerian online newspaper based in Lagos. It was launched in 2015. It is an independent, pro-investigation multi-media online news platform focused primarily on politics, policy and the economy.

Nigerian Bulletin

Find the best Nigeria News links to trending News and articles from Nigeria, Africa, and across the world. Get on Nigerian Bulletin today for top news and more.

Daily Advent Nigeria

The daily newspaper based in Abuja with national circulation in Nigeria.

‎Nigeria World

Nigerian Eye


Hallmark News

Linda Ikeji’s Blog

Freedom Radio

Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria is Nigeria’s publicly funded radio broadcasting organization. Its subsidiary is the domestic radio network known as Radio Nigeria, with FM stations across the 36 states and Zonal stations in the 6 geopolitical zones that broadcast on the SW.


Nigerian Watch

UK Nigerian community newspaper.


Online news service based in California, USA.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

The News Agency of Nigeria is a news reporting agency owned and run by the Federal Government of Nigeria just like the Nigerian Television Authority. NAN was formed in part to disseminate news easily across the country and to the international community and also as a means to counter negative stories about Nigeria.

Google News – Nigeria

Google News is a news aggregator service developed by Google. It presents a continuous flow of links to articles organized by thousands of publishers and magazines. Google News is available as an app on Android, iOS, and the Web. Google released a beta version in September 2002 and the official app in January 2006.

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