Soyinka is set to present the 50th-anniversary lecture for PUNCH on February 29th


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, is set to deliver PUNCH Newspapers’ 50th-anniversary lecture on February 29.

The celebrated playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist will critically analyze a significant national issue during the event.

The lecture, a key component of PUNCH’s weeklong 50th-anniversary celebration, will take place at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Expressing profound appreciation, Mr. Adeyeye Joseph, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Punch Nigeria Limited, conveyed the company’s delight at Soyinka’s acceptance as the Guest Speaker.

Joseph highlighted the esteemed writer’s decision to undertake the responsibility without any cost to PUNCH, terming it a pleasant and gratifying surprise.

Joseph acknowledged Soyinka’s rescheduling of prior commitments to accommodate the invitation, emphasizing the global significance of his life and values that align with PUNCH’s enduring principles.

As Nigeria’s premier print and digital media group, PUNCH Nigeria Limited commemorates its 50th anniversary with various landmark events in Lagos.

The celebration, originally slated for March 2023, was moved to this year due to its coinciding with an election month and year.

The festivities kick off on February 24 with a novelty match between The PUNCHERS and MEDIA Amalgamated, followed by a three-day photo exhibition from February 28 at the Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre.

The pinnacle of the anniversary will be the distinguished public lecture on February 29, expected to attract leaders from both the public and private sectors.



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