List of State Government-Owned Newspapers In Nigeria

Government owned newspapers used to be the pillars of the print media landscape in Nigeria. At federal and state level these newspapers had large audience base and reporters of great repute. The situation is no longer same today as most of them are either defunct or appear in the newsstands once in a blue moon. There is no federal government-owned newspaper in Nigeria today as the Daily Times which used to be the only ne is now in private hands. Most state-owned newspapers died long ago, to the extent that the present generation of journalism students might not even know of existence and enviable exploits of such newspapers in the past. We decided to fill that gap in knowledge by providing a list of newspaper titles published by state governments in Nigeria.

Here is a list of State-owned newspapers in Nigeria. As we stated earlier, most of them are either defunct or published irregularly. Even where they are still published the quality is unbelievably poor in terms of production and story content, when compare to privately owned newspapers. But these are the newspapers that were the pride of some states in the past but they were stifled off the newsstand by fierce competition from privately-owned newspapers and a combination of other factors among which are poor funding, lack of advert, attitude of staff to work, and overbearing influence of the state government leading to lack of editorial independence. .

 

The Tide (Rivers State)

The Chronicle (Cross River State)

Horizon, Eko Today (Lagos State)

Nigerian Observer (First Bendel State, now Edo State owned)

Pointer (Delta State)

Ogun Update (Ogun State)

Pacesetters News (Oyo State)

Nigerian Statesman (Imo State)

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Ambassador (Abia State)

Hope Newspaper (Ondo State)

Legacy (Zamfara State)

Osun Defender (Osun State)

National Light (Anambra State)

Daily Star (Enugu State)

Voice (Kebbi State)

Herald (Kwara State)

The Pioneer (Akwa Ibom State)

The Patriot (Ebonyi State)

Nigerian Newsday (Nasarawa State)

Triumph (kano State)

Standard (Plateau State)

Confluence (Kogi State)

 

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    Nice one

  2. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Wow!! I didn’t know that we still have government owned newspapers.

  3. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Never knew some of these papers exist

  4. Why is Imo state not among?
    Ogbonna Florence

    1. Statesman newspaper
      IMO state

  5. Chiekwe Blessing. N.

    Information is key.

  6. Wow very nice i never knew about this

  7. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    Thanks for the info

  8. This is really good..
    Dibia Esther

  9. Government owned newspapers are becoming extinct because they don’t tell us what is happening rather they tell us what the govt. Wants us to hear

    1. Okeke Chioma Onyinye

      I never knew such things existed

  10. I thought Government owned all newspapers in Nigeria

  11. Information is life

  12. Thought they don’t exist anymore

  13. Lazarus Kelvin chidiebube

    It’s good to know there are govt owned newspaper but do they tell the truth or what the govt wants us to know

  14. Obi Chikaodili Aigustina

    Wow they exist

  15. Micheal Nwazuloke

    Good nice job

  16. Okwwudili chidimma.E

    Is very nice …we need information’s

  17. Akaforonye oluebube patience

    Information is the key

  18. oluoha chinelo lorita

    just knowing about some newspapers nw ..nice

  19. information is life I never knew of this

  20. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    These papers are no longer heard of or as functional as they uses to be

  21. Emmanuella Ezeifeka

    Glad this has enlightened me

  22. Ezedimbu uchenna Vivian

    Nice one ,hope them re also the voice of the people not the government alone …

  23. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella

    Thanks for the information

  24. Anagbogu Mary Ifeyinwa

    Thanks for the information

  25. Thanks for the information.. I wasn’t so sure about this

  26. Igboachusi Jonathan

    This is good

  27. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    Great post

  28. Knowledge is power!!! This is good!

  29. Arinzechi flourish

    This is great

  30. At least we no dey carry last

  31. Ebulue Ruth Oluchi

    Nice one

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