Top Newspaper Publishing Companies in Nigeria
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 article that paint clearly corrupt individual 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.
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 newspaper have also bypass government restrictions because content can be shared without the need for any physical infrastructure.
This post contains the full list of newspaper publishing companies in Nigeria. These publishers are the best around and are mostly private owned. Some of these private newspapers such as The Punch, The Sun, Daily Trust, Vanguard etc are authorized to operate and also have large readership in the country.
It is no surprise that modern online newspapers have taken center stage since internet became available in Nigeria. This has really affected the print industry as most newspaper organizations have winded up. Some of these top publishing companies also have online presence as they compete with bloggers who also disseminate political news, gossips and even human interest stories. Some of these popular online newspapers include Sahara Reporters and Premium Times.
Below is a table showing the newspaper publishing companies and their locations in Nigeria.
|Blueprint Newspaper||Abuja||May 2011|
|Business Day||Lagos||2005||Frank Aigbogun|
|Business Hallmark||Ikeja, Lagos||Prince Emeka Obasi|
|Complete Sports||Lagos State||1995||Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase|
|Daily Champion||Lagos||Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu|
|Daily Times of Nigeria||Lagos||9 June 1925||Folio Communications|
|Entertainment Express||July 2011|
|Nigerian Entertainment Today||Lagos State||November 23, 2009||Adekunle Ayeni||website|
|Independent||Lagos||2001||Independent Newspapers Limited|
|Leadership||Abuja||1 October 2004||Leadership Group Ltd|
|Mirror||2006||Global Media Mirror Limited|
|Daylight Nigeria||Lagos||April 2014||Daylight.ng|
|Nation||Lagos||2006||Vintage Press Limited|
|National Network||Port Harcourt||2004||Network Printing and Publishing Company|
|New Telegraph||Lagos||3 April 2014||The Telegraph Publishing Company|
|Newswatch||Lagos||28 April 1985||Global Media Mirror Limited|
|Next||Lagos||2004||Timbuktu Media group|
|Observer||Benin City||1968||Bendel Newspapers Company Limited|
|Osun Defender||Osogbo||Moremi Publishing House Ltd.|
|P.M. News||Lagos||1994||Independent Communications Network Limited|
|Peoples Daily||Abuja||30 November 2008||Peoples Media Ltd|
|Premium Times||Abuja||2011||Premium Times Services Limited|
|Stears News||Lagos||2015||Stears News Limited|
|Sun||Lagos||2001||The Sun Publishing Ltd|
|The Tide||Port Harcourt||1971||Rivers State Newspaper Corporation|
|Tell Magazine||Yaba, Lagos||1991||TELL Communications Limited|
|Thisday||Lagos||1975||Leaders & Company|
|Tribune||Ibadan||1949||African Newspapers of Nigeria Ltd|
|Daily Trust||Abuja||1998||Media Trust Ltd|
|The News Journal||Ibadan||2013||Layipo Concepts|
|Daily Post||Lagos, Nigeria||James Bamisaye|