Top news platforms you should be paying attention to

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The news media’s transition to digital has brought major changes to the industry – including a multitude of new providers and ways to get to news. In Nigeria, there are news platforms who have upped their games and have become epitome of credibility. We take a look at them in no particular order.


  1. Vanguard


Vanguard News is a daily news publication in Nigeria covering the latest news, breaking news, politics, relationships, entertainment, and sports. Vanguard is one of the top Newspapers in Nigeria today. It has developed a rich reputation as the incisive, entertaining and authoritative.

As at the time of filing the report, they have 3.1 million followers on Facebook and 456,000 followers on Instagram. The platform posts more than fifty stories daily.



  1. Guardian

The news platform describes herself as an independent newspaper, established in 1983 for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria. It owes allegiance to no political party, ethnic community, religious or other interest group. Its primary commitment is to the integrity and sovereignty of the Federation of Nigeria, and beyond that to the unity and sovereignty of Africa.


As at the moment of filing this report, they have  426,000 followers on Instagram and 2.5 million followers on Twitter.



  1. Punch

On November 1, 1976, the daily tabloid, THE PUNCH, was born. Designed as “the lively paper for lively minds”, it was to address most of the shortcomings and inadequacies of the established Nigerian newspapers and to be “swingingly elegant as well as socially concerned and seriously responsible.” Its pioneer editor was Dayo Wright.

The Punch shares over fifty news content daily. The news platform has 1m followers on Instagram as at this moment and over 2 million followers on Facebook.



  1. Premium Times

Premium Times is a  multimedia Nigerian publication delivering fresh, factual & reliable news. Nigeria’s leading newspaper for fast, reliable breaking news and deep investigative reports about Nigeria. Premium Times provides you with current news from Nigeria and the world, business news, sports news, weather forecasts, video reports, analyzes and comments.




  1. Kemi Filani News


Kemi Filani News is a Nigerian news platform that shares news, entertainment, lifestyle, weddings and sports content to her mostly youth centric demographic.


The platform’s first publication was on 20th May, 2012.As at the time of filing this report, the platform has over 400,000 likes on Facebook and over 500,000 followers on the same platform. It has over 1 million monthly views .On Instagram, KFN has more than 50,000 followers


The news platforms’ movie review segment also helps movie watchers gain clarity on the kind of movies they should watch and the ones they should avoid. The reviews may be brash at times, but the truth has to be told.


The news platform has also carved a niche for herself in covering weddings. Their exceptional reportage of celebrity wedding ceremonies and trending society events makes them outstanding.





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