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Mgt shakeup: Oketola named PUNCH Daily Editor, Oni promoted as Head of Content

by Emmanuel Ogundele
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The Saturday/Sunday Editor of Punch Newspaper, Adedayo Oketola has been elevated to the postion of Daily Editor, the widely read newspaper’s highest editorial position. However, the current daily editor Ademola Oni has been moved to head content unit of the newspaper.

All changes take effect from April 4th, 2022 according to the official statement of the paper.

The company also named a new chairman for its Editorial Board and deputies for the print newspaper titles. 

Ademola Oni, the Editor of The PUNCH, was promoted Head of the newspaper’s Content Division, while Adedayo Oketola, the Editor, Weekend Titles (Saturday PUNCH and Sunday PUNCH), was appointed Editor, The PUNCH.

Oni, whose three-year tenure as Editor, The PUNCH, would have ended in July, will oversee the operations of PUNCH’s print and online platforms in his current role.

Oketola, also a former Business Editor of The PUNCH, is by this promotion expected to leverage his leadership and media skills to sustain and enhance PUNCH’s leadership of the nation’s newspaper market.

Abiodun Sonowo, a senior member of the newspaper’s Editorial Board and one of its finest analysts, was announced as the Chairman of the Editorial Board.

The company also renewed the tenure of the Deputy Editor, The PUNCH,  Niyi Odebode, while the Deputy Editor, Weekend Titles, Olusola Fabiyi, was appointed Editor, Weekend Titles.

Akinpelu Dada, a former Business Editor of The PUNCH, was appointed Deputy Editor, Weekend Titles.

Oni, who holds a Master’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Ibadan, joined the company in 2003, and was later deployed in Ogun State as the state correspondent in 2007.

A former Editor of Sunday PUNCH, he also served as the editor of the newspaper’s flagship online platform, Punchng.com.

Under his leadership, The PUNCH won several awards, including the Newspaper and Editor of The Year awards, while the newspaper also consolidated its leadership position in the news publishing market in Nigeria.

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