There are a lot of newspapers companies in Nigeria. These companies have been doing their very best to bring to the masses daily reports on politics, education, economy, energy and power, oil and gas and these events occurs. In theses article, I will be listing the top ten best of them all.
Top Ten Best Newspapers In Nigeria
1. The Vanguard This newspaper has truly stood the test of time as the most influential and most read newspaper. Based in the city of Lagos, the Vanguard is poised to be the most widely circulated newspaper in the country with the widest coverage of news, balance and truthfulness and top-notch service delivery.
A glance reveals that Vanguard Newspaper has got a general section for Nigerian news, as well as region-specific news covering the Southwest, East, Niger Delta and the North.
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There is also a separate section to carry readers along called readers’ opinions. Vanguard Newspaper is available both in print and online versions.
2. The Punch Newspaper ranks second as the most popular newspaper in the country mostly due to the very high level of presentation skills. The Punch Newspaper is reputed most notably for its strong focus on entertainment, sports, local and international news.
It is a mobile-friendly, online version which is accessed by millions of readers in Nigeria and overseas according to monthly stats. It boasts of an enhanced coverage of international news, political and social news.
Recently, the Punch newspaper has been very vocal against injustice and the editors spare no energy in criticizing government’s actions and inaction where necessary.
3. Complete Sports is no doubt Nigeria’s number 1 all-sports daily newspaper. Complete Sport focuses primarily on sport news in Nigeria and showcases the talents of sport stars at home and abroad.
You will find the Nigerian news paper widely circulated and enjoyed both at home and in neighboring countries such as Cameroun and Benin Republic.
This Sports newspaper ranks highest in the sports category because they have the largest circulation figures, as well as the second most widely circulated newspaper in the general news category.
4. The Nation is yet another fascinating newspaper publishing news for the common people and elite of the country. It is not just a regional newspaper for the South western part of Nigeria.
Indeed, The Nation Newspaper has its tentacles far-reaching the nooks and crannies of the country. A reader will be interested in its reach balance of coverage in areas such as local news, sports news, social and political issues, business affairs, news regarding important festivals and events.
While The Nation Newspaper strives to be truly in defense of truth and freedom, it strongly criticizes government policies where government seems to be ineffective.
5. The Guardian is widely recognized as one of the oldest newspapers in the Nigerian print media industry. Because of the long years of existence, the Guardian attracts a huge local and international readers. The online version is also endowed with a huge number of audience in and out of the country.
The Guardian newspaper excellently covers news in the business, politics, jobs and vacancies and entertainment arenas.
It is a newspaper thriving on the governments good books for showcasing many of the government policies aimed at improving the Nigerian society.
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6. Sun News: Sun News also makes it to this list for being widely read. The newspaper is published by Sun Publishing Limited. Sun News was introduced in January 2003 as a periodic tabloid.
Six months latter (June 2003), the newspaper was officially converted into a daily publication. In 2005, Sun News was fused with the Soccer star; one of the most popular sports tabloids in Nigeria boosting the newspaper’s popularity immensely. The newspaper has an impeccable reputation both online and offline which is precisely why it is featured in this list.
7. THISDAY Newspaper: THISDAY newspaper dates back to 1995. The newspaper was first sold in Nigerian news stands on 22nd January 1995.
The newspaper’s focus was on reporting business and politics. Over the years, the newspaper has won very many awards the most notable being the Newspaper of the Year Award.
The newspaper is also credited for being the 1st Nigerian newspaper to use full colour paper printings. To date, THISDAY Newspaper is still one of the most popular business and politics newspaper in Nigeria. The newspaper is also popular for being a pace setter in the Nigerian newspaper industry.
8. Nigeria Tribune Newspaper: The Nigerian Tribune newspaper derives most of its popularity from age considering the newspaper dates back over six decades (established in 1949).
The newspaper is the oldest private Nigerian newspaper. Chief Obafemi Awolowo started the newspaper with focus on the needs/interests of the common Nigerian. The newspaper is among the most credible newspapers from a Nigerian masses perspective.
9. National Mirror Newspaper: This is another popular newspaper in Nigeria. The National Mirror Newspaper is available online and offline.
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The newspaper is owned by Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim; a billionaire businessman and lawyer. Barrister acquired the newspaper in 2008 with the aim of transforming the paper into one of the best newspapers in Nigeria.
Looking back, Barrister achieved just that. The National Mirror Newspaper is among the few Nigerian newspapers printed via a decentralized printing system.
The newspaper is printed in 6 different geopolitical zones in Nigeria making the newspaper available to the people earlier than any other newspaper in Nigeria.
10. Sahara Reporters: The Sahara Reporters makes it to this list for being highly rated and extremely unique. The newspaper’s content is prepared by international reporters as well as social advocates dedicated to reporting news from a Nigerian and African perspective.
All stakeholders of the Sahara Reporters strongly believe in the freedom of opinion & expression which includes the freedom to express opinions without any interference.
The stakeholders also believe in the right to receive and impart ideas and information through all media channels regardless of frontiers.
From the above information, it’s obvious that the Sahara Reporters is among the most (if not the most) unique Nigerian newspaper.
There are very few newspapers in Nigeria prepared with such commitment to seeking the truth. No wonder the newspaper is so popular.
In conclusion, Nigeria is richly blessed with a lot of newspapers. Yes, Nigeria news papers stand out and the quality of the content delivered can stand at par with that of any tabloid in the world.
This article reviews just 5 of the most popular newspapers in the country. It is noteworthy that there are even many more newspapers which time and space may not permit me to review in this article.Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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