Updated: Feb 2, 2021
The internet is a large space and home to over a billion websites. There are many reasons for which people use the internet and visit various websites, some of which are: news and information, media uploads and downloads, social networking, online shopping, and lots more.
In Nigeria, the internet has been made readily accessible and this has been made possible by internet service providers and internet-enabled devices such as phones, computers, digital players, televisions, and much more. Today, we bring you a compilation of top websites in Nigeria. In no particular order, below is a list of the most visited websites in Nigeria.
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These top websites are also considered as top brands in Nigeria in their various niche.
Top Websites In Nigeria
These are the most popular websites in Nigeria based on popularity and traffic:
Established in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google is a multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products such as cloud computing, online advertising, a search engine, and more. Among its products, the Google web search engine is the most used search engine on the web, across all platforms.
Google also has other subsidiaries such as Firebase, YouTube, YouTube TV, and more.
Known as Nigeria’s number one betting website, Bet9ja is a licensed Nigerian bookmaker company that offers sports betting across several sporting events. It was founded in 2013 by Chairman, Kunle Soname and CEO, Ayo Ojuroye with its headquarters in Lagos.
Operational since 2007, 1xbet is another popular bookmaker country in Nigeria which creates an online betting platform for its users. They are also a betting partner with Barcelona Football Club.
Owned by Jumia Group of Companies, this is an e-commerce retail website for consumer goods and also doubles as a logistics company. Jumia began operation in Nigeria and has a presence in more than 10 African countries.
5. PULSE NG
A popular entertainment and lifestyle blog that delivers to its users, the latest and trending gist cross the media. Find information about music, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment, sports, business, and lots more on Pulse.
Vanguard is a popular Nigerian newspaper that was started in 1983 by famous journalist, Sam Amuka-Pemu. The media house extended its coverage to its online platform for wider search, offering its users the latest on sports, politics, business, entertainment, and more.
7. PREMIUM TIMES NG
Launched in 2011, this is an online Nigerian newspaper from Abuja, which is notable for investigative journalism. The media platform covers news on the business, economy, public policies, democratic culture, sports.
8. LINDA IKEJI’S BLOG
Owned by Nigerian blogger, writer, and entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji, this is your goto website for hot and trending gist and gossips across the country. The website is home to several news updates from politics to entertainment, events, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.
9. INFORMATION NG
Often referred to as Nigeria’s largest information portal. Find breaking Nigerian news, trending news on business, politics, job listings, SME listings, music, entertainment, and much more on this website.
10. LEGIT NG
Formerly naij.com, users visit and check this website for breaking news in Nigeria on sports, politics, entertainment, and much more.
11. THE NATION ONLINE
This is the official website of The Nation newspaper. It serves its users with news update and happenings across the country, on politics, sports, fashion and entertainment
The official website for the most widely read Nigerian newspaper, The Punch. It provides local online dailies on sports, politics, business, health, and more.
13. DAILY POST
Daily post reports on local and national news, politics, business, metro, sports, and opinions. Daily Post is featured in Google News and is one of the top news sites in Nigeria.
Nairaland is an online community created by Seun Osewa in 2005 and a forum for discussions across several topics- News, politics, business, trends, education, social media, celebrities, job vacancies, career, love romance, automobiles, online marketing and much more.
Established in 2010 by Olutayo Duncan Sotubo, Tooxclusive takes pride in its establishment as the number source for Pan-African music entertainment. Users across Africa visit this website for music and music video downloads, music reviews, trending news as well as entertainment news. The website is also notable for organizing its yearly tooxclusive Online Music Awards.
Naijaloaded was established in 2009 and has since been delivering fresh Nigerian music and music videos. The website is home to mp3 downloads of numerous Nigerian songs and DJ mixtapes. It also offers the latest on sports and entertainment.
This is a Nigerian and African based entertainment and lifestyle website founded in 2009 by Nigerian blogger and fashionista, Noble Igwe. the website is commonly known to deliver the best entertainment news, latest songs and music videos, movies, fashion tips, and much more.
18. U FIT FLY
Ufitfly is a reputable travel agency located in Ikeja, Lagos which is dedicated to catering to their customers’ travel needs- hotel reservations, visa preparations, touring, holiday plans and travel tips, and more.
This is the official website for Nigerian multinational financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC. With a large customer base across the country, this is one of the most visited websites when online/internet banking and other financial online services are concerned.
20. FIRSTBANK NIGERIA
First bank was founded in Lagos in 1979 by Alfred Lewis Jones and has grown into one of Nigeria’s largest financial institutions by total deposit and gross earnings.
Headquartered in Lagos, it operates in over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom, with representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, and Beijing.
Their website provides online banking services to serve their customers.
KONGA is an E-commerce company founded in 2012 by Sim Shagaya. They provide direct retail and third-party online marketplace for various categories of products- gadgets and electronics, household and office appliances, furniture, clothes, healthcare products, and lots more.
Jiji.ng is a Nigerian online marketplace that provides an avenue for buyers and sellers to meet and exchange goods and services- from basic items to property and more. Jiji was founded in 2014 by Anton Wolyansky.
The official website for the Online exchange group, OLX. It is an online marketplace for the sales and purchase of varieties of goods and services. It is owned by the South African media and technology group, NASPERS, and headquartered in Amsterdam.
Nairabet is a leading in-play bookmaker company in Nigeria. Popularly known as the home of sports betting, they offer a variety of betting across all sports as well as virtual racing and games
9jaflaver is a Nigerian entertainment website that brings updates on entertainment and gist across the country, music and video downloads, hottest songs and charts, mixtapes, and so on. 9jaflaver was founded by Joseph ‘Mr. Ejump’ Umeh
With over 1.2million viewers per month, Notjustok is one of Nigeria’s top music and entertainment website. It was created in 2006 and has since been delivering hot and crisp music videos, latest songs and a variety of entertainment gist
This is an online betting platform and bookmaker for live and virtual games. They offer sports betting across various sporting events from soccer to basketball, volleyball, and so on.
Wakanow is a popular travel agency that offers the opportunity to book cheap flights, go on tours, hotel reservations for your vacation plans to whatever destination in the world. Wakanow was establishes in 2008 by Obinna Ekezie.
A subset of the parent organization, SystemSpecs, Remita is a multi-device electronic payment platform that enables individuals and organizations to make and receive payments anywhere, anytime. Other financial activities and schedules like bill payment, employee payroll, and so on could be managed via this platform.
Founded in Ikeja, Lagos by Ezra Olubi and Shola Akinluade in 205, Paystack is a platform/gateway which creates an avenue for merchants and businesses to accept credit and debit card payments from users. It represents a modern infrastructure for African businesses
31. THISDAY LIVE
The official website for the Nigerian newspaper, THISDAY newspapers limited which was founded in 1995. On THISDAY, you would find daily news on Nigerian politics, business, health and wellbeing, lifestyle, and sports.
Ynaija is an online news platform targeted towards Nigerian millennials. Founded in 2010 by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams. Visit Ynaija for the latest news articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, politics, activism, sexuality, and lots more.
33. THE GUARDIAN
This is the official news website for Nigeria newspaper, The Guardian. Founded in 1983, it is popularly described as “Nigeria’s most respected newspaper” and known for news updates around the country and the world on politics, entertainment, business, technology, sports, and lots more.
Created in 2009, The Net Naija is a Nigerian forum and entertainment hub for media downloads- music, music videos, short clips, movies, comedy, trending gist, and lots more.
35. THE CABLE
Known as Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, The Cable brings to your desk, top stories and news updates on business, policy radar, politics, lifestyle, sports and more
Spectranet is an internet service provider that offers fiber-optic broadband services to residential, business, and enterprise customers.
Having being awarded the license to promote internet services in Nigeria by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in 2009, Spectranet was the first Internet Service Provider to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria and aims to be a leader in the Internet Services space.
Their users visit the website to access products and services, purchase data subscriptions, and manage their accounts.
This is a Nigerian entertainment blog that provides its website users with most viral content, among several other entertainments and lifestyle news, latest Nigerian music and music videos, comedy skits, and more.
Established in 2008, the company Bitly, Inc., creates a platform for URL shortening service and link management. It is privately held and based in New York City. Bitly shortens 600 million links per month, for use in social networking, SMS, and email.
Headquartered in Lagos, Bellanaija is a top entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle blog that encompasses subsets- BellaNaija weddings, BellaNaija style as a collective brand. They provide information and news on the latest in the entertainment and fashion industry. The platform was founded in 2006 by Uche Eze to showcase the evolving Nigerian and African landscape
This is the official website for Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, established in 1948. The website provides news and information about the institution, research, and e-learning, admissions inquiry, a forum for students and alumni, and more.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Abuja, the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian examination board which conducts entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for students into Nigerian universities.
Candidates visit this website to learn about exam schedules, admission status and more
The National Youth Service Corps is a program set up by the Nigerian government to engage university graduates in patriotic and loyal service to the country, with the aim of nation-building and development of the country. The scheme was formed in May 1973.
43. INTERSWITCH GROUP
Founded in 2002 by Mitchell Elegbe and headquartered in Lagos, Interswitch Group is an Africa-focused integrated payment processing and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis.
44. SAHARA REPORTERS
This is an online news agency that encourages citizen journalism, motivating the public to report stories about corruption, human rights abuse, and other political misconducts in Nigeria.
Sahara reporters have its headquarters in New York City, United States was found in 2006 by human rights activist and former presidential candidate, Owoyele Sowore.
Eskimi is a social networking platform that creates an avenue for its users to meet new people, make friends, and chats online. It also offers entertainment news updates on music, football, lifestyle, and more.
46. DPR GOV
This is the official website for the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, the petroleum regulation agency of Nigeria which has the statutory responsibility of ensuring compliance to petroleum laws, regulations, and guidelines in the Oil and Gas Industry. The website is also home to the DPR newsletter, an in-house publication of the organization. Its headquarters is located in Victoria Island, Lagos.
47. WAEC DIRECT
This is the official e-Registration and results checking website for examination board, West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Registered candidates can access this website for information regarding examination schedules, timetables, and results. WAEC was founded in 1952
This is an online platform that publishes daily, latest, and trending jobs and job vacancies in Nigeria as well as career opportunities for Nigerians. Nigerian users frequently visit this website to find their dream jobs or find a new career.
Created in 2005, Careers24 is an online recruitment site which advertises jobs in South Africa as well as international job opportunities. Careers24 offers recruiters the opportunity to post job ads as well as access to its database of CVs while also allowing candidates to apply for job positions and upload their CVs. They have their offices located in South Africa
This is an online news platform that brings you real-time news updates across the country and around the world. They also provide the latest on politics, business, and economy, showbiz and entertainment, sports, lifestyle, and more
51. The LotteryNigeria
The LotteryNigeria is an online lottery marketplace in Nigeria that's features top lottery brands in Nigeria such as Lotto9ja, Westernlotto, Baba Ijebu, Golden Chance Lotto, and also they help players learn how to play the lottery games effectively.
Their website generates a decently large amount of traffic monthly.