Moribund national daily Sketch Newspaper is set to return to the stands. This is according to Mr Bode Oyewole, Chairman of Spark Communications Limited, the firm engaged to revive the publication.
“The project is in progress and would hit the newsstands soonest. People should remain hopeful and expectant that the idea would not be an abandoned project,” said Oyewole in a statement made available in Ibadan.
Sketch which was owned by Odu’a Investment Company Limited before it became moribund published daily, weekend and Sunday editions as well as a Yoruba edition, Gbohungbohun. The Odu’a Investment Company Limited is a conglomerate co-owned by Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states.
Oyewole recalled that Mr Adewale Raji, the Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investment Company Ltd, had assured that the newspaper would be revamped soon.
“We have been working assiduously to ensure that we don’t derail and all the available signals have been positive.
“We are sure of what we are doing and where we are going, and I want to assure all and sundry that there is no looking back,” he said.
“I equally appeal to all and sundry to remember the project in our prayers for a successful take-off and to surmount the teething problems hindering us presently,” Oyewole added.