The Punch newspaper has threatened to sue
Vanguard newspaper, the SUN and Thisday over a
fake advertorial published on different days by the
Punch has given the newspapers 5 days to tender a
public apology and publish it prominently in their
respective newspapers or face litigation.
Here’s the genesis of the problem: A faceless group
known as ‘Agents for Collective Transparency”, an
anti-Jonathan group, photoshopped the cover pages
of Punch newspapers and put copies of the pictures
in advert form and gave Thisday, Sun & Vanguard to
publish as advert, which the papers did.
Punch now says it has affected their integrity which is
politically neutral. Also, the photoshopped headlines
targeted against GEJ were never published in the real
Punch newspaper, they were all fake stories.
The affected newspapers are yet to react.