Top Newspaper Publishing Companies in Nigeria

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.

According to Wikipedia, below is a table showing the newspaper publishing companies operating in Nigeria today

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NewspaperLocationFirst issuedPublisherNotes
Blueprint NewspaperAbujaDecember 2011
Business DayLagos2005Frank Aigbogun
Business HallmarkIkeja, LagosPrince Emeka Obasi
CompassAbeokuta2008Gbenga Daniel
Complete SportsLagos State1995Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase
Daily ChampionLagosEmmanuel Iwuanyanwu
Daily Times of NigeriaLagos9 December 1925Folio Communications
Entertainment ExpressDecember 2011
Nigerian Entertainment TodayLagos StateDecember 23, 2009Adekunle Ayeniwebsite
GuardianLagos1983Felix Ibru
IndependentLagos2001Independent Newspapers Limited
LeadershipAbuja1 December 2004Leadership Group Ltd
Mirror2006Global Media Mirror Limited
Daylight NigeriaLagosDecember
NationLagos2006Vintage Press Limited
National NetworkPort Harcourt2004Network Printing and Publishing Company
New TelegraphLagos3 December 2014The Telegraph Publishing Company
NewswatchLagos28 December 1985Global Media Mirror Limited
NextLagos2004Timbuktu Media group
ObserverBenin City1968Bendel Newspapers Company Limited
Osun DefenderOsogboMoremi Publishing House Ltd.
P.M. NewsLagos1994Independent Communications Network Limited
Peoples DailyAbuja30 December 2008Peoples Media Ltd
Premium TimesAbuja2011Premium Times Services Limited
PunchLagos1971Ajibola Ogunsola
SaharaReportersLagosOmoyele Sowore
Stears NewsLagos2015Stears News Limited
SunLagos2001The Sun Publishing Ltd
The TidePort Harcourt1971Rivers State Newspaper Corporation
Tell MagazineYaba, Lagos1991TELL Communications Limited
ThisdayLagos1975Leaders & Company
TribuneIbadan1949African Newspapers of Nigeria Ltd
TriumphKano1980Triumph Publishing
Daily TrustAbuja1998Media Trust Ltd
VanguardLagos1983Vanguard Media
The News JournalIbadan2013Layipo Concepts
Daily PostLagos, NigeriaJames Bamisaye

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