Nigerian punch newspaper has certainly made a significant impact on the political and cultural scenes in Nigeria. It has consistently maintained its unwavering commitment to excellent journalism that is recognized both at home and overseas. It has won several awards, a few of which includes the newspaper of the year award presented at the Diamond Award for Media Excellence in Lagos recently, and the best designed newspaper of the year award. Nigerian Punch is the most widely read Nigerian newspaper. The Punch newspaper was founded
in 1971 by two friends, Sam Amuka, a columnist and editor at the Daily Times
and James Aboderin, an accountant. The paper has
won several awards as a reputable Nigerian newspaper.