Newspapers published in Nigeria
Newspapers published in Nigeria have a strong tradition of the principle of "publish and be damned" that dates back to the colonial era when founding fathers of the Nigerian press such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ernest Ikoli, Obafemi Awolowo and Lateef Jakande used their papers to fight for independence.
Until the 1990s most publications were government-owned, but private papers such as the Daily Trust, Nigerian Tribune, The Punch, Vanguard, and the Guardian continued to expose public and private scandals despite government attempts at suppression. Laws related to the media, including newspapers, are scattered across various pieces of legislature. There are few good sources of discussion and analysis of these laws.
Newspaper reporters are often poorly paid[according to whom?] and 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 articles that paint clearly corrupt individuals 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. As of 2008 there were over 100 national, regional or local newspapers.
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 newspapers have also been able to bypass government restrictions because content can be shared without the need for any physical infrastructure. The result has been a disruption of the traditional sources of news which have dominated the media industry. Recent online newspapers include Sahara Reporters, Ripples Nigeria, Nigeria News, TODAY.NG and Premium Times.
Most modern online newspapers have focused on political news reporting, with very few focused on other topics including business news. The entertainment industry has been dominated by blogs and gossip websites which do not usually identify as newspapers.
List of newspapers
|Blueprint Newspaper||Abuja||May 2011|
|The Hope Newspaper||Akure||Owena Press Limited|
|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 Post||Lagos, Nigeria||James Bamisaye|
|Daily Times of Nigeria||Lagos||9 June 1925||Folio Communications|
|Daily Trust||Abuja||1998||Media Trust Ltd|
|Daylight Nigeria||Lagos||January 2014||Daylight.ng|
|Entertainment Express||July 2011|
|Independent||Lagos||2001||Independent Newspapers Limited|
|Leadership||Abuja||1 October 2004||Leadership Group Ltd|
|Mirror||2006||Global Media Mirror Limited|
|Nation||Lagos||2006||Vintage Press Limited|
|National Network||Port Harcourt||2004||Network Printing and Publishing Company|
|Nigeria News||Lagos||2017||Nigeria News|||
|Nigerian Entertainment Today||Lagos State||November 23, 2009||Adekunle Ayeni||website|
|New Telegraph||Lagos||3 February 2014||The Telegraph Publishing Company|
|Newswatch||Lagos||28 January 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|
|Politics Nigeria||Lagos||2016||Dumebi Emmanuel|
|Premium Times||Abuja||2011||Premium Times Services Limited|||
|Stears Business||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|
|TODAY.NG||Akwa Ibom||2014||Recode Ltd|
|The News Journal||Ibadan||2013||Layipo Concepts|
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