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Legit team has won more than 12 awards including the 'most people-friendly online platform' for the coverage of the 2019 elections in Nigeria, named as the Best News Website in Africa at 2021 Africa Digital Media Awards and Google News Initiative grant. After entering the Nigerian news market in 2012, Legit.ng is now a major online news outlet, having been ranked the number 1 online publisher by Alexa as well.
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Wale Akinola - Politics and Current Affairs Desk Manager
Twitter handle: @wale_akinola
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Wale Akinola is the Head of Politics and Current Affairs at Legit.ng. He holds both Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Master’s degrees in Communications and Language Arts from University of Ibadan.
He also holds Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media.
He had worked at Nigerian Compass newspaper, Daily Newswatch and The Authority newspaper. He also worked as a special adviser on media to a former minister of police affairs.
He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.
Rahaman Abiola - Human Interest & Diaspora Stories Desk Manager
Twitter handle: @ShugabanR
Rahaman Abiola is a Reuters-trained journalist and content writer with a firm grip of over 7-year experience stranding diverse roles in digital & traditional media and social media communications.
A literary writer, PR professional, freelancer and public commentator with over 100 essays covering diverse issues on economy, politics and current affairs, sports and leadership, Rahaman has been widely published in notable Nigerian national dailies including The Nation, The Punch, Nigerian Tribune, and THISDAY.
His works have appeared in top digital media platforms including Sahara Reporters, The Cable, The Capital, YNAIJA, Lawyard, Paradigm, LEGIT.ng, Yen, Tuko, Briefly and others.
A graduate of English and Literature from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Rahaman is one of the 25 journalists in Africa selected for the Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking Fellowship in 2021.
Sola Sanusi - Entertainment Desk Manager
Twitter handle: @SolaBodunrin
Sola Sanusi is a journalist and writer popular in the entertainment industry, is a graduate of English and Education from the University of Ilorin, Kwara state.
She has been in the media industry as a celebrity journalist for almost two decades cutting her teeth with top celebrity magazines, City People, among others. She also worked with Daily Newswatch. She is a lover of football (Nigerian matches), loves reading, travelling and meeting new people.
Sola won the best and hardworking staff awards at City People in 2005, she was runner-up Celebrity Media Awards in 2005. She is a recipient of the Mother Drum Golden Awards as best Arts/Entertainment Writer in 2012. She is currently the head of the gossip and entertainment desk.
Mudathir Ishaq - Hausa Desk Manager
Mudathir Ishaq is the head of the Hausa desk at Legit.ng.
He studied ICH as first degree at the University of Abuja, Journalism (Coursera Specialisation) with the Michigan State University School of Journalism, and runs MSc ICH at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
He is experienced in news reporting, translation, transcription and Interpretation from English to Hausa/Arabic and vice versa.
With about a decade practice, he has interviewed influential personalities in Nigeria.
Temitope Olaiya - Video Team Manager
Twitter handle: @temiwrites
Temitope Olaiya is a seasoned writer and presenter. Despite having a science background, she has proved herself in the literary world with her tremendous growth and contribution to the field.
Her educational path did not end after she pursued a master's degree, she went on to study broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism where she emerged as the best graduating student of her set.
Temitope is a complete natural in front of the camera as she has a firm grip on the audience and is able to keep them engaged. Behind the camera, her directive skills come to play as she is able to steer her team in the right direction. She currently heads the video department of Legit.ng.
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