Top 20 Nigerian Newspapers Online

Gone are the days when you have to buy hard copy or printed newspaper in order to get informed about happenings in Nigeria and the world around you.


These days, you can get all the information you need right online. All you have to do is to visit the website of these newspapers and read up as much information as you need.

Many of the print media outfits of those days have gone online. Virtually all the newly established ones too have online presence. In this write-up, you will be shown the top 20 Nigerian newspapers online.

Vanguard newspaper

It was established in 1984. The founder was Sam Amuka, who is a very popular columnist and journalist. He is a columnist of Sad Sam Fame.  Before he founded the vanguard, he was the first managing director of the Punch Newspaper. Also, he was an editor with Sunday Times.

The Punch

The newspaper has been around for quite a while. For several years, they won the award for the Most Widely Read Newspaper in Nigeria. This is an award they held for a number of years consecutively. They give information about various happening in Nigeria. This is one of the newspapers in Nigeria identified with integrity.

The Nation

This is yet another very popular newspaper in Nigeria. They started as ordinary print outlet. However, they ventured into online news reportage in the late 2000s. News on this site are always updated very fast and information given are referred to by many Nigerians as authentic.

Sahara Reporter

The online newspaper is focused on Nigeria and other African countries. It has its headquarters in the United Kingdom, unlike the other ones mentioned earlier.  They are known for giving controversial and properly investigated news updates.  They are known to have exposed several hidden corrupt activities of Nigerian politicians.

This Day

This is yet another lading newspaper in Nigeria. They report on business, politics, health & well-being, education, life & style, sports and the likes.  It started operation in 1995, January 22 to be precise.  Headquarters is located at 35, Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria. However, they have offices across the 36 states in Nigeria, including Abuja.

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The Guardian

Website is at started operation in 1983.  The outfit had been presenting considerably balanced event coverage since then till date.  The outfit’s logo denotes equal access to national resources, probity in public life and justice.

They make effort to promote Truth and Conscience.  Principle of the outfit was inspired by Uthman Dan Fodio.

The Sun

This is yet another very popular newspaper in Nigeria.  Website is at  The newspaper started operation in 2003, January 18 to be precise.

Publication of weekly newspaper began first before daily publication was added on 16th of June, 2003. Corporate head office is located in Lagos. They have regional offices in various other parts of Nigeria.

Premium Times

Website is at  The outfit has its base in Abuja and it has a vision to promote the right of Nigerians, strengthen their social-economic wellbeing and also help in advancement of democracy.

Premium Times was founded in the middle of 2011. It has grown over the years to become one of the most reliable news outfits in Nigeria.

Nigerian Tribune

Website is at  The newspaper outfit had been around for a very long time now.  They have their head office at Ibadan and they have offices in other parts of Nigeria, like Ikeja, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

The head office is located at Tribune House, Imalefalafia Street, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, G.P.O. Box 78, Dugbe, Ibadan.

Daily Trust

This news outlet is also making waves in Nigeria today. Since inception till date, it has cut a niche for itself to be among the most popular news outfits in Nigeria. The news outfit is being run by Media Trust Limited.

They started publication in 1998 and have grown stronger over the years. Website is at

PM News

Website is at  Its first publication was made in 1994 and it has grown stronger over the years.  It is viewed in the same light as outlets like SaharaReporter. Its head office is located at 27, Acme Road, Agidingbi, P.M.B. 21531, Ikeja, Lagos.

Leadership Nigeria

It has its head office in Abuja. Its website is at  It started operation in 2004, October 1st to be precise.  It started with weekly publication, but later transformed to daily publication.

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Head office is at 27, Ibrahim Tahir Lane, Off Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Way, Utako District, Abuja.

Daily Post

Website is at This is yet another leader in the Nigerian online news industry. News reportage has gained popularity since they started publishing. They are considered as an outfit providing investigative reportage and this has won them trust among Nigerians

Daily Independent

Head office is located at both Abuja and Lagos. Also, they have branches in other cities across Nigeria. They equally have television station, making them to stand out among other news outlets. Website is at

The Sun News Online

Website is at  They have officer both in Abuja and Lagos.  Lagos office is at No 2. Coscharis Street, Kirikiri Industrial layout, Apapa, Lagos.

Abuja office is at Orji Kalu House, Plot 322, Adjacent Bandex Junction Flyover, Wuse-Jahi-Gwarimpa Expressway, Mabushi, Abuja.

This is among the most popular news blogs in Nigeria. Its website is at It gives updated news about happenings in Nigeria and aboard. It is known for very interesting and engaging news too

Channels Television

Website is at Head office is at 44 to 48, Channels TV Avenue, Isheri-North, Lagos, Nigeria. Email address is  They have yet another office in Abuja

Daily Times

The outfit has offices both ion Lagos and Abuja. Website is at They have been around for a very long time and are among the most revered news outlets in Nigeria.


This is a relatively new news outfit and it is already gaining popularity. It has offices all over Nigeria. Website is at According to the management, their news reportage is focused on the next generation.

National Mirror Newspaper

They too have national spread. Website is at  News reportage is of top quality and they are highly respected across the country.



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