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GOCOP re-elects Maureen Chigbo as president, 14 others

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has re-elected Maureen Chigbo, the publisher of Realnews, as president, alongside 14 other members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) for another two years.

Maureen Chigbo
Maureen Chigbo being sworn in

Chigbo was initially elected in 2021 and she took over from the publisher of The Eagle Online, Mr. Dotun Oladipo, who completed his two terms in office as president.

With this development, Chigbo, who is the fourth President of GOCOP, is on her second term following a successful 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 4, in Abuja.

Equally re-elected were Mr Danlami Nmodu, as the Deputy President; Mr Ken Ugbechie as Vice President, South; and Mr Tom Chaiheman as the Vice President, North; Mr Collins Edomaruse returned as General Secretary, likewise Mr Olumide Iyanda as Deputy General-Secretary.

Equally returned were Remmy Nweke as Publicity Secretary, Azuh Arinze as Financial Secretary, and Mrs Yemisi Izuora as the Treasurer.

GOCOP National Executive Committee (NEC)
Other members of GOCOP National Executive Committee (NEC) stepped out to take oath of office for their second term till 2025

Additionally at the AGM, Messrs Max Amuchie, Horatius Egua, James Ume, Akeem Oyetunji, Raymond Ukaegbu and Tony Edike were elected Zonal Coordinators for the North Central, North East, North West, South West, South-South and South East in that order.

Speaking after the re-election on behalf of her NEC for another term, Chigbo appreciated GOCOP members for the confidence on her team, pledging they will strive to deliberately position GOCOP for continuous growth and recognition in the marketplace.

The 2023 GOCOP Election Committee was chaired by Yusuf Ozi-Usman, publisher of Greenberg Reporters, while Victoria Ibanga of NewEdition was the Secretary. Other members of the committee include Dr. Monday Ashibogwu of QuickNews; Kemi Yesufu of Frontline News Online, and Barr. Afolabi Odeyemi of YouNews as Legal Adviser.

GOCOP, a registered non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organisation, comprises owners of online publications.

The newly re-elected NEC were inaugurated on Thursday, October 5, 2023, in Abuja at the ceremony witnessed by the chairman of this year’s conference, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

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