Nairaland is an online community and it is said to be the largest forum website in Nigeria, created by Seun Osewa in March 2005.
It is targeted at Nigerians and cover area like politics, culture, business, event, entertainment and many others.
Type of site: Forum
Available in: English
Owner: Seun Osewa
Created by: Seun Osewa
Alexa rank: 986 (September 2019)
Launched: March 2005
Current status: Online
Nominations: Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Website/blog of the year
The website is ranked as the 10th most visited site in Nigeria as at August 2018,(and the 4th most visited indigenous site) according to Alexa.com.
This statistic suggests that a maximum 3% of Nigerian Internet users are registered on the website compared to Facebook’s 11 million Nigerian users which corresponds to approximately 20% of the Internet population. Registration is only necessary for posting.
Figures published by Nairaland in June 2013 suggest that they had 16,668,654 visits from 6,845,453 unique visitors and 60,031,356 page views in the 30 days of that month.
In January 2019, website witnessed 37,865,408 visits from 9,251,361 unique visitors, totaling into 260,881,761 page views.
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Nairaland down period
Following a successful hacking attempt, the website went offline briefly on the 22 June 2014.
The hackers were able to get access to the website’s host server and backup, and maliciously deleted all its content. Three days later, it was back online after some data had been recovered from a remote backup.
However, data from 10 January 2014 through the date of the attack was unrecovered. A good number of people lost their membership and had to re-register on the forum.
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