Nigerian Dailies: Best Daily Newspapers in Nigeria – Top 10

Different types of newspapers in Nigeria exists and millions of copies are sold around the country on daily basis. For the sake of this article, we shall list the popular newspapers in Nigeria. If you looking for the list of daily newspapers in Nigeria today or even daily Nigerian newspapers online, this article will help list the best Nigeria’s daily newspapers around.


Nigerian Newspapers are printed materials that contains educative, political and entertaining information that is passed from a print medium or media and its put out for public consumption. Information on a newspaper are permanent and can be used for reference in the future.

Although the idea of newspapers fading away globally is taking shape as the online medium (internet) disseminates information faster than the print medium, some people still prefer newspapers because their perception is that information on newspapers are seen as trustworthy when compared to the information seen on the internet.

In no particular order, below are the list of top daily newspapers we have in Nigeria today.

Most Read Newspapers in Nigeria

1. Leadership Newspaper

This newspaper is ranked as one of the most popular and widely ready newspapers in the country. They boast of having a readership base of 12 million Nigerians and they are always current and up to date.

2. National Mirror Newspaper

The National Mirror also falls under the popular newspapers in Nigeria today. Although, not as widely read as the likes of Punch and Guardian. They also report factual news.

3. The Guardian Newspaper

The Guardian Newspaper is regarded as the daily newspaper of the elites in the country. It is mostly read by the westerners, i.e the Yorubas. They are also among the print media with an online presence.

4. Sun News (Online)

The Sun Newspaper is owned by one of the richest entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. This print medium has what it takes to be rated among the best in the country. The printed copies of this newspaper outlet sells better in the south eastern part of the country.

As for its objectivity, its hard to save due to its owner belonging to the ruling party, the APC. They also are one of the best newspaper you can read but have a near average online newspaper outlet.

5. Nigeria Tribune

Often regarded as one of the oldest newspapers in the country, the Nigeria Tribune has lived up to its expectation as one of the best dailies to read in the country.

6. This Day Live

This media outlet holds the record as the first Nigerian newspaper to print in full colour. They are also among the best daily newspapers you can trust with factual information.

7. The Nation Newspaper

Due to ownership, we can’t vouch for the objectivity of this newspaper. The reason why its on the list of Nigerian dailies is that it is one of the most widely read news print in Yoruba land.

8. The Punch Newspaper

The Punch is the second most read newspaper in Nigeria both online and offline and has lived up to its bidding, values and objective. They have seasoned journalists, reporters and editors who work tirelessly to transmit factual, objective and easy to read content to their audience.

They have functional and top notch online newspaper. Their website is among the best and it is ranked number 8th most visited site by Alexa.

9. Vanguard Newspaper

Just like Punch, the vanguard has a strong online presence and also a functional offline news print. They are among the best Nigerian dailies you can read and also provide up-to-date news.

10. Nigerian Telegraph

They are also one of the best daily newspapers in Nigeria too.


Most Nigerian dailies now have online platform, some also publish weekends. Other Newspapers not mentioned here are also reliable but the above listed are the most popular read newspapers in Nigeria.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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