I am using nightTab as a custom NTP. Unfortunately that seems to completely block me from using Brave News - as far as I can tell it’s either using a custom NTP or the default Brave NTP with Brave News.
I would like to suggest to give Brave News a custom URL (e.g. brave://brave-news) so it can be loaded independently from the NTP for those of us who prefer to use a custom NTP.
Also … more ad revenue for you guys if you’d implement this. :-p