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Major Milestones of Legit.ng

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2021 Best News Website in Africa

The annual African Digital Media Awards  has announced  Legit.ng, Nigeria's news website with over 10 million monthly readers the Best News Website at the 2021 Africa Digital Media Awards.
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Proud Member of Legit

Legit.ng was founded in 2012 by Legit and has grown into a widely read news and entertainment website with over 50 million monthly views.
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Member of Sustainable Development Goals Media Compact

Legit.ng has made another major milestone by joining the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact.
About Us

Who we are

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Legit.ng (former NAIJ.com) is a modern Nigerian digital media platform.
In today's world, there are tons of informational clutter. But we are here to select and emphasise the vital information that is interesting, entertaining and useful.
our mission
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Our mission is to be your quide that leads the way through the news.
Our editorial team works to continually improve our audience experience by analyzing their content preferences, while our engineers implement the cutting-edge technology to build the most convenient digital platform in Nigeria.
We are known through the country
Every 3rd Internet user in Nigeria is a Legit.ng reader.
Every 4th Nigerian who is on Facebook is Legit.ng page subscriber.
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we create content that matters

Our content is not only interactive and outstanding but also makes an impact and changes the world for the better
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President Buhari finally honours airport worker who returned millions after Legit.ng report
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After Legit’s Report, Ogun PDP Gov Candidate Ladi Adebutu Builds Bridge Over Deadly Canal Girl Fell Into
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After Legit.ng report, Good Samaritan gifts female okada rider car to use as cab
Strong Beliefs

Our Values

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We put our audience first by creating relevant content and using multiple distribution channels.


We double-check our facts before publishing and avoid using misleading or clickbait headlines.


We stick to "do no harm" policy, show the world in its diversity and never justify violence.


We cover the most trending and significant topics with an emphasis on local news to enrich Nigerians' everyday life.


We apply cutting-edge technology to create the newsfeed based on people's preferences and to improve the site speed.

Our Story


Legit.ng’s Editor-in-Chief, Rahaman Abiola, together with TUKO.co.ke’s Managing Editor, Jacob Otieno, led the International News Media Association’s webinar “Harnessing technology to grow audience reach and engagement.”
Legit.ng became the finalist of of Digital Media Awards Africa 2024 in the category “Best Fact Checking Project.”
INMA appointed Legit.ng’s Editor-in-Chief Rahaman Abiola to join its Africa Advisory Council Board.
Legit.ng honoured top business figures in Nigeria in terms of its Business Leaders Awards 2024.
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Legit.ng was listed among Nigeria’s top ten most visited online news platforms under the news and current affairs category, which grossed a cumulative traffic volume of 250.6 million between August and October 2023.
Legit.ng is recognised as the world’s most trusted project at WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide for the Media Literacy Campaign.
Legit.ng becomes a member of the International News Media Association (INMA) alongside the New York Times and Washington Post.
Legit.ng is recognised as one of the most popular online news publishers by weekly online reach in Nigeria, in the Digital News Report 2023 published by The Reuters Institute of Journalism.
Legit.ng website wins in the category ‘Best Trust Initiative’ at the Digital Media Awards Africa 2023 for ​​its Media Literacy Campaign


The launch of Legit.ng news media literacy campaign in collaboration with top Nigerian celebrities, including Aproko Doctor, Teminikan, Tochi Oke, Tega Dominic, Chizzy Official, Kayvee, and others.
Legit wins the Humanitarian Service Company award of the year from Nigerian Media Nite Out Award.
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Legit.ng launches Digital Talks community for business professionals yearning to succeed
Legit.ng on a mission to change lives, starts Patreon charity programme
Facebook features Legit.ng in a case study about Instant Articles success
Legit.ng named as the Best News Website in Africa at 2021 Africa Digital Media Awards
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Legit.ng grants 230 000 N for talented students in Nigeria
Legit.ng entered a list of top Facebook news publishers among CBS News, The Guardian UK, BBC, CNN, New York Post and Forbes
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Legit TV YouTube channel receives global funding from Google News Initiative
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Jan 10
NAIJ.com content is included into Opera News mobile app.
June 8
Receiving the status of Facebook media partner.
Sep 18
NAIJ.com TV YouTube channel reaches 100,000 subscribers and receives verification on the platform.
Oct 17
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Mar 9
The start of the local journalism project to connect the reporters representing all the 36 states and the FCT on NAIJ.com.
Mar 17
The launch of missing person initiative, which makes our platform and multimillion audience available for free in case of need.
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Feb 11
The rollout of the first Facebook instant articles in Nigeria.
Records 62.5M visits and 228.5M page views on the web version, which became the most successful month for the project so far.
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The launch of a news section in the Hausa language.
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The release of an Android mobile app that soon becomes №1 in its category in Nigeria and is featured by Google Play Market. The app hit 500,000 installs in 10 months. All-time number of installs is now getting close to 5M.
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NAIJ.com Facebook page the first in Nigeria reaches 1,000,000 likes (in the news & media category).
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The launch of NAIJ.com website and Facebook page.
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