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Adesina Lauds GOCOP: You Have Done Better Than Some Traditional Media Houses

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has applauded members of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) for setting a high standard in the online journalism space as thorough-bred professionals. Adesina, a two-time President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) gave the commendation on Friday, 4 October while delivering his goodwill message at the just concluded third annual conference of GOCOP at the Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos. The presidential spokesman, who…

GOCOP Condemns NBC’s Revocation Of AIT, Raypower Licenses

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers has expressed grave worries over the sudden revocation of the operating license of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, by the Federal Government. In a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, the Guild urged the National Broadcasting Commission to reconsider its stance in the interest of free press and Nigeria's growing democracy While GOCOP urged all media practitioners to operate with every sense of…

Online Journalism Threatened By Mischief, Blackmail – Osoba

Online Journalism Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, on Friday said that fake news and blackmail were some of the factors negating online journalism. Mr Osoba who is also a journalist was speaking as the chairman at this year’s annual conference organized by the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos. The theme of this year’s conference this, “Online Publishers’ Role Towards A Sustainable Economy, Credible Election and Security in Nigeria.” Osoba who was…

GOCOP Set For Its Second Annual Conference

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has announced that all plans for its second annual conference have been concluded. This was contained in a statement signed by the group's Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda on Wednesday confirming that the conference themed “Online Publishers’ Role Towards a Sustainable Economy, Credible Election and Security in Nigeria” will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. According to the statement the conference will have Former Governor…

GOCOP Calls For Immediate Release Of Premium Times Journalist

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called for the immediate release of Premium Times Security Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. Ogundipe was detained by the Nigeria Police Force over a report on a correspondence sent by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura. Recall Daura was dismissed last week by Osinbajo for deploying DSS operatives to the National Assembly in a show of power.…

GOCOP Executives Visit Presidency, Seek Accreditation Of More Members

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called for accreditation of more of its members to cover activities at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. The Guild made the appeal after its new President, Dotun Oladipo, alongside some of the newly elected executives, paid a visit to the presidency on Friday. The GOCOP team was received by Special Adviser to the President on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu. Oladipo, who thanked…

GOCOP Named As Partner For FRSC 7th Annual Lecture Series

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has been named among partners for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) 7th Annual Lecture series. The FRSC, in a statement by its Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, tagged the event: “Achieving the goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety in Africa”. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, according to the FRSC, will be special guest of honour at the event. The Corps equally named Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as chairman of the occasion, while…

Budget Minister Hails New GOCOP President

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has hailed Dotun Oladipo on his emergence as the new President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). In a statement signed by one of his aides, Akpandem James, Senator Udoma felicitated with Oladipo and other newly elected executives of GOCOP. The Guild had held a successful election that ushered in the new executives on Wednesday last week in Lagos State. Senator Udoma particularly noted Oladipo’s “untiring efforts at building the Guild and…

NAN Woos Media Outlets, Lowers Subscription Rate

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, is set to lower its subscription rate to lure more online subscribers, the agency’s Head of Lagos Operations, Kate Popoola, has announced. Popoola made the disclosure at a meeting with leaders of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, GOCOP, on Monday in Lagos. She said the agency will ensure the online operators subscribe to NAN at special rates that will be beneficial to the agency’s operations. “This is a good beginning and we appreciate the environment in which you are…