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Online Publishers’ Guild Celebrates 2 Members; Soneye, Agbo, Others, Appointed To Top Govt Jobs


The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has brought out the drums and trumpets to celebrate two of its members: Mr. Olufemi Oladapo Soneye, Dr. Malachy Agbo and others who have so far been appointed to high government offices in Nigeria.
While Soneye was appointed as Chief Corporate Communications Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Dr. Agbo, the pioneer President of the Guild, was recently sworn in by the Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah as Commissioner for Human Development and Poverty Eradication.

The current President of GOCOP and publisher of RealNews online magazine, Maureen Chigbo, who reacted to the development in a statement today, October 19, applauded the appointments and enjoined them to remain good ambassadors of GOCOP while counting on the Guild for maximum support.
The statement by GOCOP Publicity Secretary, Remmy Nweke, quoted President Chigbo as recalling that another high-ranking GOCOP member, Malam Rasheed Olawale of Sahel Standard, was recently appointed as the spokesperson to the Osun State Governor, while Ajagbe Adeyemi Teslim of August24news was also appointed Special Adviser on Digital Communications to the Lagos Island Council chairman.

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The GOCOP President noted that Soneye, until his appointment, was of the Per Second News online while Dr. Agbo was Founding Publisher of The Citizens online.
She wished all the political appointees success in their new roles, reiterating that the Guild is ever ready to support and partner with them to ensure that they deliver on their mandates.
GOCOP, a registered non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organisation, comprises owners of online publications. It recently held its annual national conference in Abuja.
The conference was chaired by Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), while the first Nigerian professor of Capital Market, Professor Uche Joseph Uwaleke of Nasarawa State University Keffi, delivered the keynote.

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