There is no doubt that there are many news websites in Nigeria. While most of the news websites in Nigeria are based on politics and entertainment, there are only but a few indigenous sports related websites in Nigeria. Amongst the most visited news websites in Nigeria are Nairaland, dailypost, legit.ng and so on. Here are the top 10 most visited News websites in Nigeria
Nairaland is online Nigerian forum founded by Seun Osewa in 2005. Nairaland have been on the top chart of one of the most visited websites in Nigeria. Nairaland as at January 2019, it had an average of 260,881,761 page views. Nairaland covers categories ranging from news on politics, entertainment, sports, tech and so on. Visitors spend an average of 9.08 minutes on Nairaland.
Dailypost is a Nigerian national newspaper written exclusively for Nigerians and covers both national and international news. Dailypost is estimated to have an average page view of 7 million and 50 million impression monthly. Visitors spend an average of 5.31 minutes on Daily post.
Legit.ng formerly known as Naij is one of the most visited news platforms in Nigeria. It covers news on politics, entertainment, sports and so on. Legit.ng was founded in 2012 as Naij but was renamed to legit.ng in 2018. Today it’s available in both a English and Hausa. Legit.ng is the biggest media publisher on Facebook. Visitors spend an average of 13.26 minutes on Legit.ng
Punch was founded in 1971 by Wale Aboderin. It is one of the most widely read newspaper in Nigeria, with over 80,000 hard copies in circulation daily. In 2003 Punch launched its online version of the newspaper punchng.com . Punch visitors spend an average of 9.05 minutes on punch website.
Naijaloaded was launched in 2009 as a music download website. It subsequently diverged to news focusing mostly on entertainment and Nigerian celebrity news. Naijaloaded has millions of page views monthly and visitors spend an average of 7.03 minutes on the platform.
Vanguard is one of the leading newspapers in Nigeria. It was founded by Sam Amaka-Pemu alongside his friends in 1983. Vanguard later launched the online version of its newspaper vanguardngr.com. Vanguard visitors spend an average of 4 minutes on the website.
7. Linda Ikeji blog
Linda Ikeji is one of the pioneer blogs in Nigeria. Linda ikeji blog was founded in 2006. Linda Ikeji blog is one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria. The blog is centered on entertainment and celebrity news. Visitors spend an average of 9.50 minutes on Linda Ikeji’s blog
8. The Nation
The Nation is a Nigerian daily newspaper founded in 2006 by Adeniyi Adesina. As at 2009, the Nations newspaper was the second most read newspaper in Nigeria after it gained nationwide circulation in two years. The Nation is centered on both local and international news on politics, sports entertainment and so on. It’s online platform Thenationonlineng.net is the one of the most visited online news websites in Nigeria. Visitors spend an average of 7.33 minutes on The Nation’s website.
TooXclusive is a Nigerian music and review website founded in 2010 by Olutayo “Tyler” Duncan Sotubo. The website later ventured into news covering mostly entertainment and celebrity news. TooXclusive is the 26th most visited website in Nigeria. Visitors spend an average of 5.07 minutes on TooXclusive.
10. Premium Times
Premium Times is one of the leading online news platforms in Nigeria. It was founded in 2011 by Dapo Olorunyomi. Premium Times mostly cover news related to politics, sports, education, entertainment and so on. It’s popular for carrying out investigative journalism. Premium Times visitors spend an average of 3.22 minutes on Premium Times websites