Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "punch"

    Aboderin, PUNCH chairman, dies at 60

Aboderin, PUNCH chairman, dies at 60

Gbadebowale Aboderin, chairman, PUNCH Nigeria Limited, is dead.According to PUNCH, Aboderin, aged 60, died on Wednesday at 6:05am after a heart surgery.Until his demise, Aboderin was also the chairman of Punch Commercial Printing Limited and Lukahed Properties Limited.A sports enthusiast and philanthropist, Aboderin was the founder and chairman of the Dolphins Female Basketball Foundation, and also a former chairman of [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

INTERVIEW: Leaving Punch was like amputating a part of my body, says Toyosi Ogunseye

Toyosi Ogunseye is one of the most respected journalists on the continent. In her career which has spanned 14 years, the biochemistry graduate of the University of Lagos has won over 30 awards, including CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year Awards (2011 and 2013), Knight International Journalism Award; Nigerian Academy of Science Journalist of the Year; and the Diamond [...]

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    Expelling a journalist and other presidency blunders

Expelling a journalist and other presidency blunders

Undoubtedly, the last thing President Muhammadu Buhari wants to put up with now are blunders that will bring unnecessary attention to how well he should be performing in managing the country.But it really appears some of the president’s aides are oblivious of this fact; and of the danger of the failure to oversee the affairs of citizens that are [...]

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    PUNCH reporter: CSO told me no man can stop Buhari from ruling for 8 years

PUNCH reporter: CSO told me no man can stop Buhari from ruling for 8 years

Olalekan Adetayo, state house correspondent of the PUNCH newspaper who was expelled from Aso Villa on Monday, says Bashir Abubakar, the chief security officer (CSO), told him the president could rule Nigeria for eight years.Abubakar had summoned Adetayo on Monday over two reports – ‘Seat of power’s event centres going into extinction’ and ‘Fresh anxiety in Aso Rock over Buhari’s [...]

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    PUNCH demands apology, says Buhari’s CSO should be sanctioned

PUNCH demands apology, says Buhari’s CSO should be sanctioned

The PUNCH newspaper has demanded that an apology be tendered by the presidency over the “unwarranted, unjustified and condemnable” expulsion of its reporter from Aso Rock.On Monday, Bashir Abubakar, President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief security officer (CSO),  expelled Olalekan Adetayo, state house correspondent of the newspaper, from the villa.Abubakar had summoned Adetayo over two reports – ‘Seat of power’s event centres [...]

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    Punch ‘pulls out’ of NPAN over arms controversy

Punch ‘pulls out’ of NPAN over arms controversy

Punch Nigeria Limited, publishers of the PUNCH titles, has announced its withdrawal from the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) over issues relating to the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.In a letter signed by Wale Aboderin, its chairman, Punch said it was taking the decision to protect its reputation.The company wondered why the association would be involved [...]

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    TheCable editor, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, shortlisted for 2015 Thomson Foundation Journalist Award

TheCable editor, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, shortlisted for 2015 Thomson Foundation Journalist Award

‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, has been shortlisted as one of 12 journalists from across the developing world for the Thomson Foundation Young Journalists Award 2015.Soyombo, who won the online category of the 2014 Wole Soyinka prize for investigative reporting for his work, Blood on the Plateau, is joined by one other Nigerian, Motunrayo Joel of Punch newspapers.Other journalists aged 30 or under [...]

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    Outrage widens over military ‘siege on media’

Outrage widens over military ‘siege on media’

Newspaper owners and journalists have condemned the "siege on media" by soldiers, which entered the second day on Saturday.On Friday, consignment of Leadership and Daily Trust were seized by the soldiers who said they were acting on "orders". This continued on Saturday, with more newspapers being seized.Defence headquarters issued a statement on Friday alleging that there was an intelligence report [...]

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