Legit.ng is celebrating seven years this Wednesday, May 15. Since 2012, when Legit.ng was founded, there have been ups and downs, but the company has always stayed true to publishing news that impacts the lives of Nigerians.
News contents have the ability to impact both negatively and positively, and Legit.ng has tried the possible best to stay on the positive part to stay true to our loyal readers.
One of the contents of priorities to Legit.ng is to find Nigerians who are in need of help in any way possible. Their stories are shared with the world on Legit.ng website so they can receive the help they need.
As we celebrate seven years of existence, Legit.ng would take a look at the articles published about the lives of individual Nigerians, and how it impacted them positively.
1) Airport Cleaner Josephine Ugwu:
Josephine Ugwu had returned millions of naira found while she working at Murtala Muhammed Airport on four different occasions. The woman had even gone viral for it, but she never got the accolades she truly deserved for her kindness.
After an interview with Legit.ng, Ugwu received financial help from Nigerians who were moved by her story.
2) 28-year-old Boli seller:
28-year-old Isioma who sells roasted plantain in Anambra state received help from Nigerians after she told her story in an interview with Legit.ng. The widow, who lost her husband in 2018 in a fatal car accident, was given N150,000.
3) William Zanu:
William Zanu is an intelligent young man with a poor background. His main desire is to study and after doing an interview with Legit.ng, his wish came true.
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4) Historic Siamese separation:
Parents who lost their first child were over joyed when they found out they were expecting twins, only for the babies to arrive as conjoined twins. The twins were successfully separated in a 4-hour surgery.
In an interview with Legit.ng, the mother, 31-year-old Courage Buzugbe, revealed that they still need help as they are both without jobs, therefore lacking the finances to cater for their babies. Help came to them after the video went viral.
5) Uchenna Okeigbo: God gave me quadruplets after 18 years of marriage
6) Groudnut seller:
A groundnut seller, Regina Helen, was able to get finance to pay her child's school fees after her story was shared on Legit.ng. Readers who were moved by her touching story sent money through Legit.ng to her.
7) Damilola Falodun
The heartbreaking story of Damilola Falodun had moved many Nigerians into showing their love and support. The young girl had been a victim of human trafficking.
8) Missing child found after 2 months in Lagos:
Legit.ng published the story of a 2-year-old girl identified as Ojo Esther who had gone missing. However, 2 months after she was declared missing, the girl was found and her family thanked Legit.ng for publishing the news.
The girl was found with the help of the police after the culprits were tracked down with ransom money as bait.
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