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PUNCH Online newspaper a daily tabloid

PUNCH online newspaper is daily tabloid, a Nigerian online newspaper website. PUNCH (Nigeria) Limited was registered on August 8, 1970, under the Companies Act of 1968 to engage in the business of "publishing newspapers, magazines" and other periodicals of "public interest". It was designed to perform the tripartite functions of the popular mass media: informing, educating and entertaining Nigerians and the world at large. The company has a Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which is the highest policy-making organ of the company.

Its policies and directives are implemented by a Management team led by the Managing Director (MD) who is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. As a corporate business entity, the company exists to make profit and by doing so, seeks to improve the lot of its owners and employees and also contribute its quota to the country’s economic development.

In 1971, the company made its debut with the publication of HAPPY HOME, a glossy family-oriented magazine. Its first editor was Bunmi Sofola. On Sunday, March 18, 1973, its first weekly newspaper, Sunday PUNCH, hit the newsstands. Edited by Ajibade Fashina-Thomas, the newspaper was designed “to give our country a unique Sunday paper which combines the best in serious and popular journalism” with refreshing information and entertainment.

THE PUNCH, a daily tabloid followed on November 1,1976. Designed as “the lively paper for lively mind “, it was to address “most of the shortcomings and obvious inadequacies of the Nigerian newspapers, both old and new” and to be “swingingly elegant as well as socially concerned and seriously responsible”. Its pioneer editor was Dayo Wright. However, by the 1980’s, the two tabloid had been repackaged to meet the pressing demand of changing political, social and economic needs of their teeming readers.

PUNCH is the most widely read online newspaper in Nigeria for two consecutive years – 1998 and 1999 – the research and marketing services (RMS) Lagos, published independent surveys in which PUNCH was rated as the most widely – read newspaper. Read More

: www.punchng.com/
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