- Legit.ng has been recognised by the Suncity Champion of Democracy and Development Awards
- Nigeria's number one online medium received an award for the most people friendly online platform for election coverage during the 2019 polls
- The organisers of the awards described Legit.ng as a giant in the Nigerian media industry
Legit.ng on Thursday, July 11, received an award for the most people friendly online platform for election coverage during the 2019 polls.
The recognition for Nigeria's number one online medium, was at the Suncity Champion of Democracy and Development Awards held in Abuja.
The award ceremony was organised by the Suncity news media and it was held at the Nigeria Law School in the Nigerian capital.
The organisers of the awards described Legit.ng as a giant in the Nigerian media industry, emphasising that the online news site coverage of the 2019 polls was exemplary and top notch.
Responding on behalf of Legit.ng on the sidelines of the awards ceremony, Mudathir Ishaq; the head of Hausa project in the news site, said the award is an encouragement.
His words: “We feel very happy, we believe this will be an encouragement...encourage to use to continue in the robust reportage of democratic news and also to improve democracy in Nigeria.”
Also speaking, Jerrywright Ukwu, senior content editor, said: “This serves as a reward of the hard work we have done over the years especially the 2019 general elections where we had massive coverage. We thank the organisers for recognising and we promise to do more in the coming years.”
Legit.ng has consistently maintained its position as Nigeria's number one online media and the biggest news website in the country over the years.
Legit.ng has the biggest Facebook community in Nigeria among the news portals: 4.3 million of Likes. Every day Legit.ng readers leave over 25,000 reactions under our Facebook posts. Our Twitter page have over 500,000 users since it was opened in May 2012.
Last year, Legit.ng was awarded the outstanding ICT-driven media organisation (online news media category) at the inaugural national media communication and information technology conference.
The programme which was held on Tuesday, October 31 at the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun state brought together students, academics and stakeholders in the information technology industry.
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