Ademola Oni has been appointed editor of The Punch newspaper. The management of the newspaper made the appointment on Tuesday following the sack of Martin Ayankola, the paper’s longest serving editor.
Oni was the Sunday Editor of the newspaper before his elevation as the Daily Editor.
Ayankola got the axe over an offensive cartoon published on the paper’s back page last Thursday. Also asked to resign was the Saturday Editor, Olabisi Deji-Folutile, for allegedly playing a role in the publication, while the cartoonist of the newspaper was sacked.
The opinion on the paper’s back page column responsible for the sack was written by Abimbola Adelakun, with the title “What Does Mrs. Fatoyinbo Know.” The article was illustrated with a cartoon of a man desecrating the bible with urine generating displeasure against the newspaper for publishing such offensive cartoon.
Also, Dayo Oketola has been appointed the Weekend Editor for both Saturday and Sunday publications.
Oketola was formerly the Business Editor of the Daily newspaper.
Ayankola became editor in 2013.
The Punch has since tendered an apology to the public over the offensive cartoon.