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NAIJ.com wins best online news platform in Nigeria (photos)

Nigeria’s number one news portal, NAIJ.com was yesterday, September 20, awarded the Best Online News Platform in Nigeria.

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NAIJ.com country manager, Mr Goke Olaegbe and Editor-in-Chief, Mr Bayo Olupohunda receiving the award

The award was presented to the management of NAIJ.com at the Nigeria Rebirth Conference which was held at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

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NAIJ.com country manager, Mr Goke Olaegbe and one of the organisers of the award, Mr Joseph Ibeh

The country manager of NAIJ.com, Mr Goke Olaegbe and the Editor-in-Chief, Mr Bayo Olopohunda were on hand to receive the award.

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NAIJ.com country manager, Mr Goke Olaegbe being interviewed by Arise TV

The father of the day, the Ooni of Ife; Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi commended NAIJ.com for the award. Oba Ogunwusi noted that he knows and reads NAIJ.com.

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The Ooni of Ife congratulating the NAIJ.com management

He commended the management of NAIJ.com for a job well done and urged the medium to continue its good work in the Nigerian media space.

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The Ooni of Ife commended NAIJ.com for a job well done

Among special guests at the grand ceremony were the Obong of Calabar; Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu (V), deputy Senate leader; Bala Ibn Na’Allah, chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum; Alhaji Ibrahim Ahamadu Coomassie, media guru; Eugenia Abu, former footballer, John Fashanu and other prominent traditional leaders across Nigeria.

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The NAIJ.com team pose with the award plaque

The Nigeria Rebirth is an initiative of passionate and patriotic Nigerians from all walks of life with a collective and dedicated aim to restructure the deep yearnings of the country into an enabling framework.

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The NAIJ.com team pose for an award on the red carpet

NAIJ.com has consistently maintained its position as one of the biggest websites and online communities in Nigeria.

Goke Olaegbe and Bayo Olopohunda

NAIJ.com management pose with award plaque

Our monthly audience exceeded 17 million unique readers in August 2016. That is about 81% of the population of Lagos, the largest urban city in Africa!

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A cross section of guests at the ceremony including veteran musician, Zaki Adzaay

Each week NAIJ.com readers spend, in total, about 20.7 million minutes interacting with our engaging posts. That equals almost 39.5 years of reading!

NAIJ.com has the biggest Facebook community in Nigeria among the news portals: 3.14 million of Likes. That means every fifth Nigerian who is on Facebook prefers to be informed and entertained by us! Every day NAIJ.com readers leave over 25,000 reactions under our Facebook posts.

Our Twitter page is also growing: over 360,000 users have already followed our Twitter page since May 2012.

READ ALSO: Wow! Airtel introduces unlimited free data plan for NAIJ.com readers

Last year, NAIJ.com attained the status of the fastest-growing media profile in Nigeria according to socialbakers.com.

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