Naijat News – Top 10 Newspapers in Nigeria. There are various newspaper companies in Nigeria and many more are still spring forth, all thanks to the internet world (information technology). The freedom of speech and reporting policy in Nigeria has made it possible for these dailies or news companies to give accurate and valuable information to the public.
Virtually everybody in Nigeria today, reads newspapers on a daily basis, either on hard copy or via the internet. Most of these newspapers companies has an electronic site where one can easily access information via the internet on the go. So weather you are in the kitchen or in your office you always have access to information about the affairs of the country and all sectors of the country. All thanks to the almighty internet, information now travels fast to all end of the country under micro seconds.
Some of these newspaper companies only cover a single sector (that is they focus on one aspect of information like sports, business, entertainment, life style and so on and so forth). Example of such newspaper is the COMPLETE SPORT which total base on matters arising for various sports in the country and how they are properly dealt with. Complete Sports newspaper is indeed one the finest newspaper company in the country as its reports are well facts and accurate. They are also straight forward, always hitting the nail on the head and no beating around the bush.
While most of the newspaper companies in the country cover virtually every sector in the country (these sectors includes Sport, Business, Education, Finance, Stock or Capital market, Economy, Life style, Entertainment, People and Culture, Adverts, Hangout and many more). Despite they cover almost every sector in the country, yet these sectors are divided along the days of the week in which a more detailed report about the sector is being given or well elaborated on. Take for example the Guardian Thursday newspaper well focus on educational matters in and around the country. Educational matters are well discussed in the Thursday guardian newspaper to the fullest in all level of the sector (i.e. Primary level, Basic level, Secondary level and the higher Institution in the country), the ministry of education is a major sport light for the Thursday newspaper.
Rating the newspaper company will yet be a difficult take but not an impossible one. This is because there are over a hundred different newspaper company in the country, some of which are privately own while other are owned by the state government or even the federal government.
Therefore we shall be rating these newspaper companies base on the following artributes
- Newspaper with the highest number of awards (Best newspaper Award of the year)
- Most purchased newspaper
- Newspaper with easily accessed from all part of the country
- Readers views and comments
- Affordability (the Prize of the newspaper)
BELOW IS THE LIST OF THE TOP TEN BEST NIGERIAN NEWSPAPER
- The Vanguard:
This newspaper stand’s the test of time as one of the best newspaper company in the country. It is one of the most influential paper and also the most circulated paper in the country with the widest network so far. Their head office is located in Lagos state and has various branches is almost all the states in the country. The paper also have its correspondences in likely almost all the public sector and a good number of p*****e sectors. The paper is always rich with political matters and finical issues of the country.
- The Punch Newspaper:
The paper ranks second on the list mostly due to its mode of presentation of the subject matter to the public. The paper is well known for its focus on sports news, entertainment news, local and international news.
- COMPLETE SPORT:
Being the only sport paper to make it to the list. It is of no doubt or surprise to see them on the third sport of the list. The paper is a complete sport paper highlighting only on the issues of sport in the country and around the world. They are well known for their great reports on soccer, long tennis, and track events. The paper is really affordable even to the lower class of the economy at a very cheap prize. The complete sport paper is also well circulated around the country. This paper is mostly enjoyed by youths with passion for sports.
- The Nation:
The paper publishes its news mostly for the common people in the county. Their vocabularies are well used and minimal so that an average educated person or someone with poor educational background will not find many difficulties in reading and understanding the information provided. The paper has a vast distribution network; therefore they are also well circulated all over the country. Well never the less they are in fourth place.
- The Guardian:
The guardian newspaper is likely the oldest newspaper in the country and well circulated all over the country, even more circulated than the Nation paper. The Guardian is mostly read by the working class people and students in the society due so the fact that this paper is highly enriched with information in business and education. There are also outstanding adverts in the paper like vacancies and change of names, which really attracts its readers. The guarding paper is indeed worth buying or reading.
- The Sun:
The sun newspaper was introduced in 2003 and it is owned by the sun publishing limited. The paper has an outstanding picture quality that’s hard to beat. The paper mostly focuses on entertainment, life style and celebrities gossips. Each and every page of the paper, convinces you that it’s worth every penny.
- Nigeria Tribune Newspaper:
This paper was established in 1949 by chife Obafemi Awolowo over six decade now. The paper is of great legendry, reading by all class of people in the country. But this paper is not as circulate compared to Vanguard, guardian or the sun, their picture quality is great and there information is also well presented.
- THISDAY Newspaper:
Thisday newspaper was established in 1995 and since then has been one of Nigeria best publishing company. It always finds its way every year to the top ten list. THISDAY newspaper is a mind blowing paper. They have great editors who are well skilled in keeping their readers engaged. An hour with this paper seems to be like a minute.
This is yet another popular newspaper in Nigeria. They have also been around for a while and have been doing well in terms of circulation but still lacking behind alittle. The paper is currently online and can be read on the go.
Being the only online newspaper that doesn’t have and offline paper or a hard copy to make the list, Sahara Reporter brings information in real time and can be accessed via any platform. They are well informed and should be toping the chart, but due to the fact that they don’t have a hard copy medium. Even at that they are still a great newspaper company.
In conclusion, Nigeria is richly blessed with a lot of newspapers. These newspapers are doing their very best to keep the public informed.