About Us – Letter from the editor

Validinfo.ng is solely a privately held business financed and managed under the property of Havgate Enterprise a multi-national organization involved in several businesses across the globe. We are committed to reporting the news accurately and with energy and vigor. Our website is another sort of production established by columnists and storytellers. We need to enable you to comprehend the world better, feed your interest, challenge your presumptions, and show you something new.

How our journalists work

Ethics Policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of validinfo business philosophy. Our journalists work according to The Editors’ Code of Practice, which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism and enforced by the N.U.J. On joining the validinfo team, all editorial staff completes a training course in the Code and legal refresher training.

At Validinfo, we recognize that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgments, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organizations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

Verification and fact checking

We expect our staff to use their best endeavors to verify the stories being put forward for publication.

Unnamed sources

Journalists have an obligation under IPSO’s Editors’ Code of Practice to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.

When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience, and professionalism of its staff.

Corrections Policy

If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: +(234) 810 186 0755
  • Write to Readers’ Editor, Validinfo, Lagos Nigeria

Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

If you have an issue about how validinfo, has written about you personally or has treated you and wish to make a formal complaint about a potential breach of the Editor’s Code of Practice, please see Reach C.M.H Complaints Policy and Procedure.

You can also contact IPSO for advice.

Tell us what you think

There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

  • Got a story? Tell us about it
  • Have more information about the story you are reading? Contact the journalist (click on their name at the top of the story to find their contact details)
  • Leave a comment on a story to give your opinion, join the conversation or add your expertise
  • Vote in a poll
  • Message us on Facebook or Twitter
  • Look out for opportunities to talk to our journalists with online Q&As or comment responses. Our editors discuss the week’s stories in a video on Twitter every Friday
  • Fill out a form in a story where we are asking to hear about your experience
  • Apply to join our reader panel
  • If you have feedback or a complaint, find out who to contact

Our People

Founder: Coker Samuel Kehinde

Editor in chief: Adebayo Odufisan

CMH editor: Omotayo Folashade

CMH Online editorial director: Francis Jumi

Our Business

validinfo is published by the validinfo team, part of Havgate Media. CMH is an independent magazine and digital publisher,  an online portfolio reaching 38.6million people every month. The award-winning validated publications stretch across Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States. These iconic brands sit at the heart of their communities, forming part of the fabric of everyday life for thousands of people across Africa.

validinfo.ng does not have a paywall and is available free to readers both on the web and as an app. As such, you are kindly asked to whitelist Mirror Online if you are running an ad-blocker.

Diversity Policy

The organization is committed to increasing the service quality, profitability, and efficiency of the Company by attracting and recruiting the people who are best suited to meet the standards for the role and the Company without regard to race, creed, color, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex change, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

We pursue a policy of equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Equal Opportunities

Validinfo continues its commitment to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices to ensure we attract and retain the best people. In 2016, both the number of women within the company and the number of women occupying senior managerial roles increased to 42% of staff (2015: 37%) and 31% (2015: 24%) respectively. Senior managers have responsibility for key businesses or functions within the company.

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Disclaimer

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