The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) is an umbrella body created to build, coordinate and protect the activities of Nigerian bloggers.
The association was ‘born’ 13th of October, 2015 to coordinate the practise of blogging in Nigeria and fully re-position blogging as a serious minded profession in Nigeria for effective and certified dissemination of information.
Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the association, the National President of the association, Mr Chris Kehinde Nwandu (CKN) emphasised the need to build an association readily poised for the emerging world in the area of information dissimilation and management.
In his words:
“The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria will not only raise the standard of blogging in Nigeria but it will also work with relevant individuals and corporate organisations towards raising the standard of the profession in the country through consistent training and advocacy”.
GPBN Membership is open to all Nigerian bloggers living within and outside the shores of Nigeria who have been blogging consistently for at least one full calendar year.
Bloggers in Nigeria currently constitute over 50% of sources of information on the super highway (internet)
GPBN has a code of ethics committee which deals with all issues relating to ethical behaviours of Nigerian bloggers.
The committee is saddled with the responsibility of dealing with all forms of complaints raised (or that will arise) from aggrieved individuals and corporate institutions against any member as it relates to ethical behaviour.
The aims and objectives of GPBN are:
- To streamline the practise of blogging in Nigeria;
- To bring professionalism into the profession of blogging in Nigeria;
- To act as a forum for interaction and exchange of ideas between practitioners of Blogging in Nigeria and the public;
- To work with relevant individuals and corporate organizations towards raising the standard of blogging in Nigeria through consistent training and advocacy
- To act as an avenue for social and professional interaction among members;
- To act as a forum to discuss National and international issues of common interest among bloggers
- To act as a cohesive voice on issues of interest among members
- To protect the rights and privileges of members
- To set out ethical standard for the practise of the profession.