The media and online news websites in Nigeria has a long history when compared to most other African nations. Historically, Nigeria has boasted the freest and outspoken press of any African country you can think of. Almost all Nigerian newspapers have an online presence. The emergence of the internet or what you can refer to as the New media has brought about several websites which are dedicated to allowing Nigerians air their opinions on a variety of topics.
The steady growth of the internet has given rise to a number of news platforms, all leading in entertainment news, politics, business, Technology just to name a few, not just in Nigeria but in Africa as well.
From over 100 news websites in Nigeria, our analysts have selected Top 20 truly Nigerian Outstanding News Websites, If you’re a Nigerian interested in the latest Nigerian news, everything from business to politics, technology, sports and celebrity gossips, then you should have these websites in your bookmarklet.
Although some news platforms listed here are more established than others, while compiling this list, we decided to side with younger, lesser-known but authority websites that have shown huge potential to scale phenomenally. If there’s one thing these blogs share in common, it is the desire to keep innovating.
These young yet innovating sites that made it on our list include Pulse.ng, Thenet.ng, PM News.com, YNaija.com, Nigeriamaster.com, NigeriaEye.com, Ogbonge blog, 247 news update, New Telegraph, The Eagle, Olodo Nation, Abusidiqui, Worldstage, Lilian’s blog, CKN Nigeria, Vent Naija, Updating Naija, Naija Famous, Daily Onus, BuzzNigeria and TooXclusive.
Let us talk about a few of these news websites
This news site has witnessed a tremendous growth in the past few years, entertaining Nigerians with news, sports, gist, music, movies, shows and events updates and lots more.
Nigerian Entertainment Today, NET went online on November 23, 2009, and has so far been circulated in more than 37 Nigerian cities. According to Alexa, it is ranked among the top 100 websites in Nigeria. So for news stories, gist, entertainments, sports, news etc, be sure to visit this site.
Founded in 1993 by Bayo Onanuga, P.M News is run by the Independent Communications Network Limited (ICNL). The company that is in charge TheNEWS magazine and Tempo, a tabloid. According to Alexa PM News is ranked 339 in Nigeria and 46,056 in the world.
YNaija which was founded in 2010 by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams (both of Red Africa media group.) has today become one site to reckon with. It offers news, original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy and healthy living.
In July 2012, it was ranked #5 top blog in the country by CPAfrica.
Aside from being a home for all manner of news stories, sports, politics, entertainment and more, New Telegraph also features prominent domestic and foreign columnists, including human rights lawyer Emmanuel Onwe and many more. Currently, it is ranked among the top 1000 sites in Nigeria by Alexa.
The Eagle Online
Looking for latest news in Nigeria and around the world? Then this is a site to visit for updates and breaking news on an hourly basis.
BuzzNigeria is one site that has created a niche for itself. Beyond finding news on the site, you will also find out all about your favourite Nigerian celebrities and in-depth biographies of notable people, trending stories, and updates.
You will also discover lesser-known facts about celebrities that matter to you including those that shape Nigeria.
TooXclusive is a music and review website Launched in 2010 by Olutayo Tyler Duncan Sotubo. The website is notable for organizing its yearly “tooXclusive Online Music Awards”.
They also pride their establishment as the number one source for everything pan-African music entertainment, reviews, trending news and celebrity updates. So for anything music, visit tooXclusive.
The Nigerian Eye is an online news and promotional site committed to keeping Nigerians abreast of happenings in the country and beyond.
Ventnaija is an online news site that covers all round news, politics, business, arts & culture, entertainment, and many others.
Feel free to visit any of these sites to see things for yourself, and to also publish this infographic below on your website, with a link (reference) to http://buzznigeria.com