Who is Azubuike Ishiekwene?
Azubuike Ishiekwene was the former executive director of Punch Nigeria until an internal financial scandal in March, 2010 led to his departure from the newspaper. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from University of Lagos and a B.Sc in Mass Communications. Ishiekwene, is a member of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, and an Associate member of the World Association of Newspapers.
Azubuike was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ishiekwene of Ndokwa West Local Government in Delta State, he attended Christ The King Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos; Gaskiya College, Cardoso, Ojora, Badiya, Lagos for School Certificate; Jibril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos for HSC; University of Lagos from 1985 to 1988 and University of Lagos from 2003 to 2005.
Azu joined Punch in 1989 and has at various times been staff reporter, investigative reporter, features writer, senior features writer, deputy features editor, features editor, and deputy editor of Toplife magazine. He was also a member of the Punch editorial board, and Editor of Saturday Punch between 1996 and 2001.
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- Feb 19, 1965
- University of Lagos
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