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GOCOP Backs New Media Code For Election Coverage In Nigeria

The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has expressed optimism that the newly launched Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised Edition 2018) will to a large extent guide operators and separate trained journalists from those who suddenly  found themselves reporting simply because they have access to a laptop or phone and data. Dotun Oladipo, President of GOCOP, made this declaration on Friday at the public launch and presentation of the Code during the ongoing International Press Institute Congress holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Oladipo said: “The Guild…

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Buhari Opens IPI Conference, Tasks Jornalists On Fake News, Hate Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, declared open the 2018 International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech for the good of humanity. The President, who was speaking at the State House Conference Hall, Abuja, said good journalism was panacea for prevalent fake news, disinformation and hate speech. According to him, the changing media landscape, the explosion of the social media and the rapidly evolving new technology have had profound impact on media business and media “It…

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Nigerian Media Code Of Election Coverage Receives High Rate Of Endorsement

Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections. This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry for self regulation and checking of excesses. The Code will be launched in Abuja, Nigeria on June 22, 2018 as part of the activities of the World Congress of the International Press Institute. A statement by Lanre Arogundade, Director…

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MINISTER CONDOLES WITH WALE ABODERIN’S FAMILY

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the family of the late Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin and the management of the Punch Newspapers over the death of the media mogul.   In a statement issued in Oro, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister also extended his condolences to the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) over the death of Mr. Aboderin.   He said although his death was untimely, Mr. Aboderin made his mark as an administrator, philanthropist, publisher as well as sports enthusiast and promoter,…

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Presidential Spokesman , Femi Adesina, Joins Others For Seminar In China

The Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, has joined his other contemporaries from other countries, June 1, 2018, at opening ceremony of 2018 Seminar on National Governance for Presidential Advisers of Developing Countries, holding in Beijing, China. The seminar is under the auspices of Graduate School, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It holds from June 1-14.

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Aboderin’s Death Shocking, Sad Says Osun Gov, Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osuu State has described the death of the Chairman of Punch Newspapers, Mr. Wale Aboderin, as shocking and very sad. In a statement Governor Aregbesola said the late Aboderin exited at a time he was most needed in the media and sporting sectors. The Governor noted that while alive, the deceased was a pillar of sports, particularly basketball, on which he devoted time and invaluable resources. Aregbesola stated that with the little time he spent in the media industry, he proved himself to be a shrewd…

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MEDIA MOURNS PUNCH CHAIRMAN, WALE ABODERIN

The Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), consisting of  the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE)  and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), is saddened at the news of the untimely death of the Chairman of the Punch Group of Newspapers, Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin, who died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.   Wale , a consummate sport enthusiast, was jovial, amiable  and  easy going. His death is a big blow, not just to the Punch Group, but to the entire media  landscape of Nigeria and Africa….

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Punch Chairman’s Death: Saraki, Friends, Family Mourn

President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of the Chairman of Punch Newspaper, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne Aboderin.  Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described Late Aboderin, as a philanthropist, sports lover and a businessman who left indelible footprints on the sands of time.  He noted that the deceased lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation and contributed immensely to national development through the media, youth and sports development, among others.  He commiserated with…

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GOCOP President Joins Panel To Unveil 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer Report

Chain Reactions Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s leading Public Relations and Integrated Communications Consulting Firms and the Exclusive Nigerian Affiliate and the Preferred West Africa’s Partner of Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm with presence in 65 countries across the globe, will on May 31 host an event to unveil the report of the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer. Edelman Trust Barometer is the annual global trust and credibility survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence, the independent research arm of the Edelman global network. The survey consists of 25-minute online interviews whereby respondents…

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PRNigeria Bags Multiple African PR Awards In Botswana

…. Nigeria Re-elected APRA President   Image Merchants Promotion Limited, the publisher of PRNigeria and Economic Confidential has yet again won multiple Public Relations awards at the 2018 annual Conference of African Public Relations Association (APRA) in Gaborone, Botswana.   African PR Practitioners at the conference also re-elected Yomi Badejo-Okusanya from Nigeria as APRA President for another two-year tenure. Robyn de Villiers from South-Africa and Jane Gitau from Kenya were reelected as Vice President and Secretary General of the association respectively.   The annual award organised by the Holmes Report…

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