The Nigerian news media has come a long way. Before the days of the internet, Nigerians deepened on the print media. The very first newspaper in Nigeria, referred to as Iwe Iroyin, was published shortly before Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Since then, a number of other newspapers had been established. Among the first ones were Daily Sketch and Concord newspapers.
However, entrant of the internet into the scene had since transformed the way Nigerians get informed. In times past, offline newspapers, radios and televisions were the source of information to Nigerians about happenings on both the local and foreign scenes. However, invention of the internet has taken things to the next level; many Nigerians now visit the internet to get information on various issues.
Many of the newspapers operating today have presence online. Consequently, Nigerians that have internet access prefer to read the news presented by these newspapers directly online. Many of the former newspapers established before the time of the internet have gone out of business and new ones have replaced many of them.
The internet has however been able to keep the new ones in business till date. This is because they have more exposure online than they could ever hope to have if they had depended only on print route to sell their brands.
Many of the Nigerian newspapers available online today still maintain consistent printing of hard copies. However, there are some of them that only concentrate on updating information on their websites without delving into print form of newspapers.
The online newspapers to be discussed below are not focused on providing breaking news alone; some of them are actually forums where Nigerians also get informed about issues in various fields of human endeavour. The efforts of these websites ensure Nigerians are up to date about the world around them.
Considering how very important information is, the online news sites mentioned below have been able to feed Nigerians with helpful information that ensure nothing passes around without Nigerians being aware of them. Many of the online newspapers sites are so popular to the extent that even foreigners do visit them to get information about happenings in Nigeria.
Many Nigerians, who reside abroad, also have found these sites to be the right place to get informed about happenings at home. In short, these websites have become the connecting points for these Nigerians in Diaspora and it ensures they feel at home even when they are away from home (Nigeria).
It is very easy to access news of different kinds on these websites. The beauty of it is that you do not need to register as a member before you can read information they provide. Just visit their website and start accessing all available information. This is one factor that places the online newspapers above the print newspapers. You may never be able to read any of the print newspapers if you do not pay to buy the papers. However, you can read the same set of information online and pay nothing for it.
The outlets providing the online newspapers to Nigerians are not running at a loss at all for giving information on their website free for Nigerians to access online. They too make money when you visit their websites. They get more popular with increasing number of visitors on their websites. They equally sell advert spaces on their websites and they monetize these websites using various means. At the end of the day, it is a win-win situation for both the online newspapers and those that visit them to get information.
In this write-up, you will get to learn about the best 50 among Nigeria newspapers online. They will be arranged in their order of popularity.
- Vanguard: Their website is at vanguardngr.com.
- The Punch Newspaper: Their website is at punching.com
- This Day Newspaper: Their website is at thisdaylive.com
- The Nation Newspaper: Their website is at thenationlineng.com
- Nigerian Tribune Newspaper: Their website is at tribune.com.ng.
- The Guardian Newspaper: Their website is at ngrguardinanews.com
- Sahara Reporters: Their website is at www.saharareporters.com
- Leadership Nigeria newspaper: Their website is at leadership.ng
- The Sun Newspaper: Their website is at sunnewsonline.com
- PM News: Their website is at pmnewsnigeria.com
- Daily Trust: Their website is at dailytrust.com.ng
- Premium Times: Their website is at premiumtimesng.com
- NEXT: Their website is at 234next.com
- Daily Independent newspaper: Their website is at dailyindependentnig.com
- Osun Defender Newspaper
- Daily Post: Their website is at www.ng
- Daily Times Newspaper: Their website is at dailytimes.com.ng
- Channels Television: Their website is at channelstv.com
- National Mirror Newspapers: Their website is at nationalmirroronline.net
- Nairaland Forum: Their website is at nairaland.com
- Businessday News: Their website is at business day online.com
- Daily Newswatch: Their website is at my daily news watching.com
- Complete Sports: Their website is at completesportsNigeria.com
- Nigeria World: Their website is at nigeriaworld.com
- The Advocate: Their website is at theadvocatengr.com
- The Nigerian Observer: Their website is at Nigerian observer news.com
- Nigerian Pilot: Their website is at nigerianpilot.com
- The People’s Daily: Their website is at peoplesdaily-online.com
- Champion News: Their website is at champions.com.ng
- Business News: Their website is at businessnews.com.ng
- National Daily Newspaper: Their website is at nationaldailyng.com
- Compass: Their website is at compass newspaper.com
- The Tide: Their website is at the tide news online.com
- The Abuja Inquirer: Their website is at theabujainquirer.com
- The Abuja Voice: Their website is at abujavoice.com
- Daily Post Nigeria: Their website is at dailypost-ng.com
- Weekly Trust: Their website is at weeklytrust.dailytrust.com
- Blueprint: Their website is at blueprint.ng
- National Accord: Their website is at nationalaccordnewspaper.com
- Urhobo Voice: Their website is at urhobotimes.com
- Sunday Trust: Their website is at sundaytrust.com.ng
- Africa Punch: Their website is at africapunch.com
- Tell Magazine: Their website is at tell.ng
- The Times of Nigeria: Their website is at thetimesnigeria.com
- Imo Trumpeta: Their website is at imotrumpeta.com
- Nigeria 24 News: Their website is at nigeria24news.com
- Biafra Nigeria World: Their website is at Biafra Nigeria world.com
- Nigerian News: Their website is at nigeriannews.com
- The Triumph Newspapers: Their website is at triumphnews.ng
- News Naija: Their website is at naij.com