Legit.ng, Nigeria’s leading digital news platform, continues to solidify its position as an influential
player in the media landscape. The International News Media Association (INMA) has
welcomed Rahaman Abiola, Editor-in-Chief of Legit.ng, to its Africa Advisory Council Board.
INMA is a global association for top news publishers in the world like The New York Times,
Bloomberg and The Washington Post. This appointment marks a significant step forward for
Legit.ng and underscores its commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation within the
African media industry.
The decision was announced following a review process where the Editor-in-Chief’s profile was
examined for role fit. Not only does Rahaman’s appointment reflect the competence of
Legit.ng’s newsroom head, it also reinforces Legit.ng’s dedication to innovation, impactful
journalism, and excellence.
Sharing his excitement and resolve to support the board in every way possible, especially as it
concerns African newsrooms, Rahaman said:
“Joining INMA in 2023 was a huge milestone for Legit.ng. Taking this relationship further by
making the Africa Advisory Council board shows how committed we are in changing the face of
media in Africa. After staying at the forefront of the industry in Nigeria, I am confident that this
position is very deserving, and I will do my best to work with other African media leaders to meet
the association’s goals for the continent.”
Rahaman expressed his gratitude to INMA for his appointment and thanked the Legit.ng team
for their unending support.
As a board member, Rahaman will support the INMA’s intelligence gathering and editorial
strategy for Africa. He will also lead masterclass sessions and webinars, alongside influential
media figures across the globe.
Reaffirming the International News Media Association’s excitement to have Nigeria as a strong
media landscape, represented by Legit.ng on the board, Sandy Naude, Chair, INMA Africa
Advisory Board and Executive, INMA International Board, said:
“We commence a new and exciting chapter as INMA Africa Advisory Board and we are
delighted to have Legit.ng’s Editor-in-Chief, Rahaman Abiola, an award-winning journalist, as
part of our team. We look forward to the insights and expertise that he would bring on board.”
The objectives of the INMA board members include: growing the INMA corporate membership in
Africa; sharing and inspiring; networking together to ensure the development of partnerships
that celebrate Africa’s unique creativity; showcasing Africa’s best lessons for the media industry;
walking with global friends through the challenges faced by current media owners; among
others.
Rahaman Abiola joins the other board members including Monicah Ndung’u, Chief Operating
Officer, Nation Media Group, Kenya; Katharina Link, Chief Executive Officer, Pulse Africa,
Ghana; Mapula Nkosi, Managing Editor, City Press, Media 24, South Africa; Denise Laila, Head
of Strategy, Standard Group, Kenya; Sandy Naude, CEO, Africa Community Media, South
Africa; and Doreen Mbaya, INMA Africa Manager.
INMA is known for reinventing how news media publishers connect with audiences,
emphasising innovation and leadership. With over 18,000 active members and expertise
spanning nine decades, INMA is a leading force shaping the future of the media industry.
Being a member of INMA allows publishers to participate in conferences, webinars, and
exclusive events to gather insights and cutting-edge strategies on how to succeed in the digital
media landscape.
Legit.ng became a member of the International News Media Association (INMA) along with
other news websites of the parenting company, Legit Media Group. TUKO.co.ke from Kenya,
Briefly News from South Africa, YEN.com.gh from Ghana, and global SportsBrief.com also
joined INMA in June 2023.

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