Legit.ng Press Office Section

Welcome to our Press Section, where we bring you news and updates about Legit.ng published by other news agencies. In this section, you will find curated articles and stories from reputable news sources highlighting our progress, achievements, and impact in the industry. You can stay informed and up-to-date on everything related to our company and how our colleagues evaluate our work.

Legit.ng’s Editor-in-Chief shares strategies for prioritising the business of news

The INMA blog featured Rahaman Abiola, Legit.ng’s Editor-in-Chief, with his case study “Bringing the newsroom into the business of news”.

How to boost your newsroom’s growth on TikTok – experience of Legit

The Fix interviewed Anna Krokhmaliuk, Media Project Manager at Legit (Legit.ng parent company), and distilled key insights and lessons from the company’s approach to TikTok.

Legit’s manager opens up about the company’s first experience in approaching Threads

Media Project Manager at Legit, Lesia Kozachevska, shared her expert insights with The Fix on how the media company is finding new potential in the social media platform Threads.

Legit.ng becomes the only Nigerian brand to win on WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Africa 2023

Bizzcommunity highlights Legit.ng’s win of Best Trust Initiative for its Legit.ng Media Literacy Campaign.

Legit.ng holds Media Literacy Webinar for journalism students and media enthusiasts

In February 2023, This Day reported that Legit.ng would be hosting Nigerian youths to a free webinar on media literacy, ethical reporting, and fact-checking as the Nigerian elections drew closer.

Legit.ng surges to the top of Facebook publishers' ranking list to become No.1 global publisher

In November 2022, real-time media monitoring platform, NewsWhip reported that Nigeria’s digital media company, Legit.ng had leapt up the list of global Facebook Web Publishers to claim the number one Facebook publisher in the world for the first time.

How CEO of Legit (ex-GMEM) manages a remote team of workers across the world

An article published by The Fix in September 2022 conveyed the leadership prowess of Legit’s co-CEO, Yelena Boginskaya, and how she successfully manages a team of over 250 remote workers worldwide.

Legit.ng and WARIF partner to provide support for domestic abuse survivors

Legit.ng partnered with the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) in September 2022, to raise awareness about domestic abuse, provide survivors with access to resources, and help them get back on their feet.

Nigeria’s top-tier daily, Vanguard Newspaper, published a news report on Legit.ng’s donation to WARIF to provide survivors of gender-based violence with proper medical care.

ID Africa confirms Legit.ng as partner for 9th edition of NECLive

On April 3, 2022, TheNETng announced Legit.ng as an official partner of its ninth edition of West Africa’s biggest and longest-running entertainment conference NECLive.

Facebook recognizes Legit.ng’s parent company for the use of Instant Articles

In July 2021, Facebook recognized Legit.ng’s parent company, Legit (ex-GMEM), for honing its Instant Articles strategy through its news companies in Nigeria (Legit.ng), Kenya (TUKO.co.ke), Ghana (YEN.com.gh), and South Africa (Briefly News) to save users’ time and improve the reading experience.

22 media innovators selected for the second GNI challenge in Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey

In July 2021, Tech City reported that Google had announced the names of 22 media innovators set to receive $2.1 million funding through the second Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

In Vanguard and The Nation reports, Legit.ng was said to have been selected for ReCo, a solution that improves internet user experience by making content recommendations based on user preferences on their home page and within articles.

Legit.ng among 227 recipients of Google News Initiative

In July 2021, Google reported that Legit.ng would be among the 227 recipients of its news initiative launched to fund projects that inject new ideas into the industry. Legit.ng was recognised for its game-changing content technology - ReCo, which it leverages to improve user experience by making recommendations based on users’ preferences on the home page and within articles.

Legit.ng wins Best News Website/Mobile Service Award Category at the 2021 Annual African Digital Media Awards

In July 2021, WAN-IFRA reported that Legit.ng won the best digital category - Best News Website or Mobile Service Award at its 2021 Annual African Digital Awards on account of its technical prowess and user accessibility.

Nigeria's biggest publisher, NAIJ.com, upgrades to Legit.ng

Nigeria’s newspaper, Tribune, reported on October 18, 2018, that NAIJ.com had rebranded to Legit.ng to become even better for existing readers and attract new audiences.

HuffPost applauds Legit.ng for leveraging data utilisation to become one of Nigeria’s leading news sites

In July 2018, the Managing Director of Digital Media Group and HuffPost contributor, Sam Davtyan, applauded the efforts of organisation’s media project in Nigeria (Legit.ng) in leveraging data utilisation to become one of Nigeria’s leading news sites.

How the most popular Nigerian website makes money

In 2017, Techpoint listed Legit.ng, formerly called NAIJ.com, as the most visited Nigerian website by audience (according to Alexa ranking). Techpoint founder Muyiwa Matuluko mentioned that they analysed what Legit.ng does to stay afloat.

Facebook reports Legit.ng’s strategic use of Audience Network

In 2017, Facebook published a success story highlighting how Legit.ng leveraged the power of Audience Network in growing their business and improving the lives of Nigerians.