Newspapers published in Nigeria

Newspapers published in Nigeria have a strong tradition of the principle of "publish and be damned" that dates back to the colonial era when founding fathers of the Nigerian press such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ernest Ikoli, Obafemi Awolowo and Lateef Jakande used their papers to fight for independence.

Until the 1990s, most publications were government-owned, but private papers such as the Daily Trust, Nigerian Tribune, The Punch, Vanguard and the Guardian continued to expose public and private scandals despite government attempts at suppression.

Laws related to the media, including newspapers, are scattered across various pieces of legislation. There are few good sources of discussion and analysis of these laws.

Some Newspapers depend heavily on advertisements that may be placed by companies owned by powerful people. In some cases, this makes the papers cautious in reporting details of crimes or suspected crimes, and sometimes they carry articles that paint clearly corrupt individuals in a favourable light. An analysis of newspapers shows a strong bias towards coverage of males, reflecting prevalent cultural biases. Few articles discuss women and there are few photographs of women outside the fashion sections. Although earnings have declined since the late 1980s the number of publications has steadily grown.

As of 2008 there were over 100 national, regional or local newspapers.

Online newspapers have become popular since the rise of internet accessibility in Nigeria; more than ten percent of the top fifty websites in the country are devoted to online newspapers. Due to improved mobile penetration and the growth of smartphones, Nigerians have begun to rely on the internet for news. Online newspapers have also been able to bypass government restrictions because content can be shared without the need for any physical infrastructure. The result has been a disruption of the traditional sources of news which have dominated the media industry. Recent online newspapers include Sahara Reporters, Ripples Nigeria, and Premium Times.

List of newspapers

This is a list of newspapers in Nigeria. The list includes print and online newspapers currently published in Nigeria that have national circulation or that are major local newspapers.

Newspaper Location First issues Publisher
Naija News Lagos 2016 Polance Media Limited
NewsOnline (newspaper) Lagos 2020 Winner's Media Concept
TheNiche Lagos 2014 Acclaim Communications Limited
Newswatch Lagos 28 January 1985 Global Media Mirror Limited
Idoma Voice Benue State July 2009 Idoma Voice and TV Limited
P.M. News Lagos 1994 Independent Communications Network Limited
ThisDay Lagos 1995 Leaders and Company
The Herald Kwara 1973 Leaders and Company
Complete Sports Lagos 1995 Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase
Daily Trust Abuja 1998 Media Trust Ltd
The Sun Lagos 2001 The Sun Publishing Ltd
Independent Nigeria Lagos 2001 Independent Newspaper Limited
National Network Port Harcourt 2004 Network Printing and Publishing Company
Next Lagos 2004 Timbuktu Media group
Leadership Abuja 1 October 2004 Leadership Group Ltd
Business Day Lagos 2005 Frank Aigbogun
National Mirror 2006 Global Media Mirror Limited
The Nation Lagos 2006 Vintage Press Limited
Verified Ng Lagos 2020 Verified Nigeria Media
Uhuru Times Ogun 2007 Journal Communication Limited
Peoples Daily Abuja 30 November 2008 Peoples Media Ltd
Newsdiary online Abuja 2009 NewsDiary Communication Limited
Netng Lagos 23 November 2009 Adekunle Ayeni
TheCable Lagos 2011 Cable Newspaper Ltd.
Premium Times Abuja 2011 Premium Times Services Limited
Blueprint Abuja May 2011 Mohammed Idris
Daylight Lagos January 2014 Azuh Amatus
New Telegraph Lagos 3 February 2014 The Telegraph Publishing Company
The Authority Abuja 2015 The Authority Media & Publications Limited
Ripples Nigeria Lagos 2015 Richmond Hill Media Limited
Stears Business Lagos 2015 Stears News Limited
Politics Nigeria Lagos 2016 Dumebi Emmanuel
Daily Nigerian Abuja 6 June 2016 Penlight Media Limited
Sahara Reporters New York City 2006 Omoyele Sowore
Business Hallmark Lagos 2009 Prince Emeka Obasi
Daily Champion Lagos 2011 Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu
Daily Post Lagos 2011 Daily Post Media Limited
Nigeria CommunicationsWeek Lagos 2007 Ken Nwogbo
Nigerian Compass Ogun State 2008 Gbenga Daniel
Urhobo Vanguard Delta State 2012 Urhobo Vanguard Publishing Ltd
Thinkers Newspaper Abuja 2015 Thinkers Communications Limited
Vanguard Lagos 1983 Vanguard Media Limited
The Punch Lagos 1971 Wale Aboderin
The Guardian Lagos 1983 Guardian Newspapers Limited
Nigerian Tribune Ibadan 1949 African Newspapers of Nigeria Ltd
Peoples Gazette Abuja 2020 Peoples Gazette Limited
The Will Lagos 2009 Austyn Ogannah
Triumph Kano 1980 Triumph Publishing Company Limited
Read Nigeria Network Kwara 2020 E-Gracia Limited
Nigerian Observer Benin City 1968 Bendel Newspapers Company Limited
The Tide Port Harcourt 1971 Rivers State Newspaper Corporation
Nigeria Standard Jos 1972 Benue-Plateau Printing Publication Cooperation
Obaland Edo 2009 Obaland Magazine and Multichoice Media House
Osun Defender Osogbo 2006 Moremi Publishing House Limited
Lagos Daily News Lagos 1925 Herbert Macaulay
Federal Character Maryland 2019 Etcetera Ejikeme
Daily Times Lagos 1925 Folio Communications
Alaroye Lagos 1985 World Information Agents
Nigerian Daily Sketch Ibadan 1964 Spark Communications Limited
Yohaig NG Lagos 2013 Ubaso Nwaozuzu
The Informant247 Ilorin 2017 The Informant247 Limited
Nairametrics Lagos 2015 Obi-Chukwu Ugodre
Prime 9ja Online Edo 2016 Prime 9ja Online Media
The Hope Newspaper Akure 1989 Owena Press
KORNER MAG Port Harcourt 2022 The Korner Magazine
Pulse Nigeria Lagos 2013 Pulse Africa

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