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FRSC names GOCOP as partners for 7th Annual Lecture

Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has named the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) as one of its partners for its forthcoming 7th Annual Lecture series scheduled to hold in Abuja. The GOCOP is an association of professional journalists who rose to the top of their profession in the print media before taking their practice online. A statement earlier ...

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Prof. Onigbinde, Bayo Onanuga, others for Nigerian online publishers’ maiden forum

Bayo Onanuga

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced that its 1st Annual Conference will hold on August 10, 2017 at Renaissance Hotel, Isaac John Street, Ikeja, Lagos State. A statement by the Guild’s Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, gave the theme of the conference as: “Sustaining Growth through Diversification of the Economy.” The theme of the conference will be addressed ...

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The online warriors, by Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati

My criticisms of the excesses of the online phenomenon in terms of its brazen abuse in an unregulated environment has often made me the target of attacks, with many insisting on quoting the opening paragraph of a piece I once wrote along these lines as if it is a memorial verse, but further developments have shown that indeed, liberal, accommodative, ...

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GOCOP decries move by rival group to ‘distort facts’

Musikilu Mojeed

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) on Sunday described as unfortunate and ridiculous a statement credited to members of the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) with respect to the meeting held on Friday between the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and online publishers in Lagos. Besides, GOCOP decried a deliberate attempt by OPAN to distort ...

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Govt will not regulate online publications – Minister‬

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that the Federal Government will not regulate online publications in the country, saying the publishers are responsible enough to regulate themselves.‬ The Minister gave the assurance on Friday (January 22, 2016) in Lagos when he met with members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), in continuation of his ...

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Online publishers’ president emerges LG chairman

Malachy-Agbo

The President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), Malachy Agbo, has been appointed the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State. Agbo, alongside 16 others were appointed by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday. Ugwuanyi immediately inaugurated the chairmen and their deputies on Thursday. Others appointed alongside Agbo as chairmen ...

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GOCOP urges Senate not to deny Nigerians freedom of expression

Bukola-Saraki

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on the Senate not to deny Nigerians of their universally recognised right to freedom of expression. In a statement in Lagos on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, the Guild said the draft bill to “Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Connected Therewith,” which passed Second Reading in the Senate ...

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Adesina, Eke call for responsible online journalism

GOCOP

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the Chairman of Zinox Group, Stan Leo Eke, have emphasised the need for responsible online journalism in the country. Adesina and Eke spoke on Thursday at the launch of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), a body formed by professional journalists with not less than 10 ...

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Online publishing comes with its own responsibilities – Ogunshola

Special Adviser to the President

A former Chairman of Punch newspapers, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, has said the practice of online journalism comes with its own responsibilities. Ogunshola said just like the traditional media, practitioners of online must be ready for the consequences of their actions whether good or bad. Speaking on Thursday at the launch of an association formed by professional journalists who have taken ...

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Femi Adesina: Buhari won’t demand for stories to be ‘killed’

GOCOP dinner

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has disclosed that his principal will not request any journalist to “kill” stories for him. Adesina said instead of doing that, the administration will rather encourage newsmen to run stories that will critically examine the workings of government and provide it with the way forward. A statement ...

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