Top Newspaper Publishing Companies in Nigeria: Full List

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.

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

Newspaper Location First issued Publisher Notes
Blueprint Newspaper Abuja March 2011
Business Day Lagos 2005 Frank Aigbogun
Business Hallmark Ikeja, Lagos Prince Emeka Obasi
Compass Abeokuta 2008 Gbenga Daniel
Complete Sports Lagos State 1995 Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase
Daily Champion Lagos Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu
Daily Times of Nigeria Lagos 9 March 1925 Folio Communications
Entertainment Express March 2011
Nigerian Entertainment Today Lagos State March 23, 2009 Adekunle Ayeni website
Guardian Lagos 1983 Felix Ibru
Independent Lagos 2001 Independent Newspapers Limited
Leadership Abuja 1 March 2004 Leadership Group Ltd
Mirror 2006 Global Media Mirror Limited
Daylight Nigeria Lagos March 2014
Nation Lagos 2006 Vintage Press Limited
National Network Port Harcourt 2004 Network Printing and Publishing Company
New Telegraph Lagos 3 March 2014 The Telegraph Publishing Company
Newswatch Lagos 28 March 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 March 2008 Peoples Media Ltd
Premium Times Abuja 2011 Premium Times Services Limited
Punch Lagos 1971 Ajibola Ogunsola
SaharaReporters Lagos Omoyele Sowore
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
Triumph Kano 1980 Triumph Publishing
Daily Trust Abuja 1998 Media Trust Ltd
Vanguard Lagos 1983 Vanguard Media
The News Journal Ibadan 2013 Layipo Concepts
Daily Post Lagos, Nigeria James Bamisaye
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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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