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Online Publishers Association of Nigeria Gets New Executives

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Nigeria’s premier association of digital and internet publishers, Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), has elected new executives to lead the group.

A statement issued on Tuesday by OPAN explained that at the association’s meeting held on Monday, members unanimously elected publisher of THEWILL, Prince Austyn Ogannah, as its next President, while publisher of Huhuonline, Mr Emmanuel Asiwe, was elected as the Vice President.

Prince Ogannah takes over from Mr Femi Awoyemi of Proshare and he is expected to lead the group for the next two years.

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Also elected yesterday were Mr Daniel Elombah of Elombah.com as General Secretary, while Mr Peter Obiora of InvestAdvocate was elected General Liaison Officer.

Commenting after handing over the mantle of leadership to the new leader, Mr Awoyemi said it was an honour to serve as the pioneer president of the association and thanked all for their support during his tenure.

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“It was a privilege to serve as pioneer president of this association and I want to thank members of the executive that worked with me to ensure that we met our mandate,” he said.

On his part, Mr Ogannah, who until his election had served as Vice President, in his speech, thanked members of OPAN for the mandate given him to lead the group and assured members and the new executive of effective leadership.

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“Today, I receive the baton of OPAN presidency with humility and dedication to duty.

“OPAN under my leadership will meet all the targets we have set forth through God’s grace and mercy.

“The new executive committee will work even harder as a team as we continue to push for a self-regulated, transparent, fair, credible, reliable and well-structured Nigerian internet news and media publishing space,” he said.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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