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COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Islie: 9:07pm On Jul 09
See earlier thread https://www.nairaland.com/5286305/photo-man-urinating-bible-punch

The PUNCH has removed its Daily Editor, Martin Ayankola over an offensive cartoon published in the newspaper last Thursday.

Also asked to resign was the Saturday Editor, Olabisi Deji-Folutile over the same issue.

There have been an outrage and backlash over a cartoon published on the back page of the PUNCH last Thursday. The opinion on its back page column 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.

The publication had generated lots of displeasure against the newspaper for publishing such offensive cartoon aimed at casting aspersion on the Christian faith and the Lord Jesus Christ.

PM News gathered that the board held an emergency meeting on Monday where Ayankola, was ordered to appear and forced to resign his appointment.

It was learnt that Ayankola had just completed a one-week suspension before he was fired by the newspaper over the offensive cartoon.

Ayankola has been the longest serving PUNCH Editor, having been appointed to the office in 2013 and during his tenure, the PUNCH towered higher.

A source in The PUNCH told PM News that the editor was forced to resign for bringing the newspaper into disrepute.

The Saturday Editor, Deji-Folutile was also asked to resign for allegedly playing a role in the publication, while the cartoonist of the newspaper was sacked, with more people still being investigated, while the columnist, Abimbola Adelakun, was asked to rest her column.

The PUNCH had also tendered apology to the public over the offensive cartoon.

The apology reads: “On the back of the page of the Thursday, July 4, 2019 edition of the PUNCH, we published a cartoon to illustrate an article titled, ‘What does Mrs. Fatoyinbo know?’ The cartoon features a character desecrating the Holy Bible.

“We apologise for the offensive cartoon and assure our esteemed readers that we hold the Christian faith in high regard. We have since commenced the process of applying appropriate sanctions to the members of staff responsible, and we shall be reviewing our editorial process to prevent re-occurrence.”


https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2019/07/09/coza-saga-the-punch-removes-editor-over-offensive-cartoon/

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Tolexander: 9:08pm On Jul 09
There have been an outrage and backlash over a cartoon published on the back page of the PUNCH last Thursday. The opinion on its back page column 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.
it was actually semèn, not urine.

Well, good he was sacked.
The holy books should be respected

If it was a Quran, trouble would have happened in Kaduna, Zaria, Kano and Gusau just because of the cartoon

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by TheGiftedOne(m): 9:16pm On Jul 09
One crate of cold kunu for the poster above me. Everything well said.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Xisnin(m): 9:30pm On Jul 09
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Omoluabi9: 9:31pm On Jul 09
Good...

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Kingosytex(m): 9:33pm On Jul 09
I just thank and appreciate the ALMIGHTY GOD for christianity.

Its a pity!! The editor deserve what he got.

Many imams and alfas have been accused of raping minors even in the mosque, so the question is:

has the editor ever used a cartoon of a man urinating on the quran to buttress his point? The answer is a NO...

That Christians are peace loving doesn't mean we are fools!!!

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Kingosytex(m): 9:40pm On Jul 09
Xisnin:
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.


Its very obvious that you are yet to realise that Nigeria is a religious country

The editor deserved to be sacked, what he did was tantamount to mockery of christianity. Is it because christians are not violent and blood thirsty?

There have been news of imams raping minors even inside the mosque, how many times have the said editor used a cartoon of a man urintating on a quran to buttress his point and prove his editorial brilliance?

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by JosEast(m): 9:42pm On Jul 09
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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Xisnin(m): 9:43pm On Jul 09
Kingosytex:



Its very obvious that you are yet to realise that Nigeria is a religious country

The editor deserved to be sacked, what he did was tantamount to mockery of christianity. Is it because christians are not violent and blood thirsty?

There have been news of imams raping minors even inside the mosque, how many times have the said editor used such cartoon to buttress his point and prove his editorial brilliance?
I have never read a story where worshippers defend an Imam against a criminal act.
I can bet you that the reason these editors were sacked is that there are some fanatics
among the management, nothing to do with Nigeria being a religious country because
media houses get away with everything in Nigeria.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Firefire(m): 9:45pm On Jul 09
How people disrespect the Holy Bible. Try that rubbish with the other ‘holy book’ and see real war & bloodletting across Nigeria.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by joseph1832(m): 9:45pm On Jul 09
I didn't even need to read the entirety of the post to tell myself that, this is how it's done. People being held accountable for their actions.

This is the very reason why I support the move for social media to be regulated. By regulated I mean let's know who and who is posting what and what so who and who, can be held accountable for whatever they post.

Nowadays anybody can just post whatever for the sake of generating traffic, and it what they post is false, they go scud free because nobody knows who they are.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Gracealone(m): 9:48pm On Jul 09
They have taken the peaceful nature of Christians for granted for too long.

The foul-mouthed blasphemy of elrufai against the Lord Jesus Christ for example, if it were to be the other way round, so many lives would be lost within the first day.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by 2mch(m): 9:53pm On Jul 09
But did Fatoyinbo not desecrate the Bible with all his scandals? Why the sack? His members probably don’t read Punch. Or is this request for sack coming from older perverts aka pastor? Maybe the image is too inconvenient for them?!

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Racoon(m): 9:54pm On Jul 09
Just imagine if it were the book of the headslammers that was involved in this desecration.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:57pm On Jul 09
Firefire:
How people disrespect the Holy Bible. Try that rubbish with the other ‘holy book’ and see real war & bloodletting across Nigeria.
By now lots of churches would have been burnt down and lots of lives would have been lost as well.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Lovelive: 9:58pm On Jul 09
Xisnin:
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.
You are not only the biggest idiot but you are also a retardedd, a wasted sperm.

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Kingosytex(m): 10:03pm On Jul 09
2mch:
But did Fatoyinbo not desecrate the Bible with all his scandals? Why the sack? His members probably don’t read Punch. Or is this request for sack coming from older perverts aka pastor? Maybe the image is too inconvenient for them?!


Many Imams and Alfas have been accused of raping minors even inside the mosque. Why hasn't the editor ever used a cartoon of a man urinating on the quran as an illustration?

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by 2mch(m): 10:07pm On Jul 09
Kingosytex:



Many Imams and Alfas have been accused of raping minors even inside the mosque. Why hasn't the editor ever used a cartoon of a man urinating on the quran as an illustration?

I wouldn’t mind that illustration either

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Kingosytex(m): 10:11pm On Jul 09
2mch:
I wouldn’t mind that illustration either

Hell will be let loose if they eventually try that.
With all due respect, muslims are not as tolerant as christians

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Realbelieveer(m): 10:13pm On Jul 09
Xisnin:
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.
sense u no get

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by bastardmod: 10:17pm On Jul 09
Xisnin:
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.
There's one idiot I can see who doesn't know he is one

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Zuorom: 10:28pm On Jul 09
Xisnin:
The Punch management are idiots.
They sacked brilliant editors because some snowflakes expressed outrage over an instructive illustration.
Shame on Punch.
Stop being foolish

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Zuorom: 10:29pm On Jul 09
If he tried that rubbish with the Qur'an, a fatwa would have been declared on his head by now. Foolish journalist

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by BabaIbo: 10:35pm On Jul 09
Good riddance to bad rubbish

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by DIKEnaWAR: 10:42pm On Jul 09
His sin was that he drew a cartoon, but some of you in reality, piss on the bible. When you fail to obey the commands of the Bible, you are pissing on it.

Piss on you madafackas!

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Nukilia: 10:50pm On Jul 09
They're lucky they didn't do such with Islam.... By now the whole country is on fire

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by MrAnele(m): 10:54pm On Jul 09
... His sense of humor must be faulty





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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Cutezt(m): 10:54pm On Jul 09
Wow
Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by Fuckthamods: 10:54pm On Jul 09
The editor is even a lady, probably one of those bitter ones, so it's expected for her to be daft as usual. Good thing she was booted out

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by salbis(m): 10:55pm On Jul 09
To say na dey other people, cata cata for don start..grin

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Re: COZA & Man Urinating On Bible: The PUNCH Removes Editor Over Offensive Cartoon by JeromeBlack: 10:56pm On Jul 09
joseph1832:
I didn't even need to read the entirety of the post to tell myself that, this is how it's done. People being held accountable for their actions.

This is the very reason why I support the move for social media to be regulated. By regulated I mean let's know who and who is posting what and what so who and who, can be held accountable for whatever they post.

Nowadays anybody can just post whatever for the sake of generating traffic, and it what they post is false, they go scud free because nobody knows who they are.


What happened to privacy and freedom of speech?

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