About Legit.ng - Nigeria News

Legit.ng is Nigeria’s no. 1 online and entertainment news publisher by audience, meeting the news needs of over 10 million unique readers monthly via our website. We publish various news and editorial content, including entertainment, business, politics, current affairs, and human interest stories.

Our team of experienced journalists brings our readers the day's most important news stories. We cover breaking news and provide in-depth coverage of events and unique stories across Nigeria and worldwide.

Legit.ng was founded in 2012 by Legit (ex-GMEM) and has grown into a widely read news and entertainment website with over 50 million monthly views. We are the world’s largest news publisher on Facebook, leading the way through news amongst other globally acclaimed international publishers.

Legit.ng History and Awards








  • November: Legit.ng awarded the most outstanding ICT-driven media organisation (online news media category) at the National Media Communication and Information Technology Conference.
  • October: Legit.ng receives Entertainment Blog Award by Couponcode.ng.
  • August: Legit.ng correspondent awarded by the Miss Black Europe (International Best Street Journalist of the Year).
  • March: Legit.ng starts a local journalism project to connect the reporters representing all 36 states and the FCT.
  • March: Legit.ng launches the missing person initiative, which makes our platform and multi-million audience available for free in case of need.



  • Legit.ng launches inclusive news vertical Hausa to reach underserved communities without access to news reported in vernacular language.



  • Legit.ng Facebook page becomes the first digital media company in Nigeria to reach 1,000,000 likes (in the news & media category).


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Legit News editorial team


Rahaman Abiola
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Rahaman Abiola is a Reuters-trained journalist with over seven years of experience in digital and traditional media, as well as social media communications. He joined the Legit.ng team in 2018 as a Current Affairs and Politics Editor, was promoted to the Human Interest and Diaspora desk manager in 2021 and became the company’s youngest Editor-in-Chief in 2023.

Rahaman has been published in Nigerian national newspapers, 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, and Paradigm.

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.

Business Desk Manager

Victor Enengedi
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Victor Enengedi works closely with the Public relations team to produce the company’s digital business series, Digital Talks. He has over 10 years of experience in news reporting, website compliance, copywriting, and other journalistic skills.

Before joining Legit.ng in 2022, he headed editorial operations at Nairametrics. He studied History and International Studies as a first degree at Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Entertainment Desk Manager

Sola Sanusi
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Sola Sanusi, a journalist and writer in the entertainment industry, is a graduate of English and Education from the University of Ilorin, Kwara state. She joined the Legit.ng team in 2015 as an entertainment editor, was promoted to Entertainment desk manager in 2020.

She has been in the media industry as a celebrity journalist for almost two decades (City People, Daily Newswatch).

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.

Politics and Current Affairs Desk Manager

Nurudeen Lawal
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Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist and fact-checker (completed the Dubawa Fact-checking fellowship in 2020) with 8 years of experience. He got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and English from OAU in 2012. He got an award for Professional Coverage of US 2020 Elections and was distinguished as Top Politics and Current Affairs editor. Previous workplaces include Saraba Magazine (Intern, 2015), Lantern Books (Content Editor, 2015-2017). Nurudeen joined Legit.ng in 2017. Currently, he is the Head of the Current Affairs/Politics Desk at Legit.ng, where he covers political events and current affairs in Nigeria.

Head of Human Interest and Diaspora Desk

Joseph Omotayo
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Joseph Omotayo joined the Legit.ng team in 2019 as a writer for the human interest desk, which later he started to lead as the Head of the Desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. Joseph has 11 years of experience in journalism.

Head of Hausa Desk

Aminu Ibrahim
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Aminu Ibrahim is the Head of Desk for Legit.ng Hausa. Before that, he was a freelance digital journalist within Legit.ng (Hausa) with over four years of experience in reporting, translation, and transliteration. Aminu graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a degree in Microbiology and is currently working towards a master’s degree at the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa State. He won the award of the best editor in Hausa Desk in 2020.

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