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Buhari Appoints Ogunlesi As Special Assistant On Digital/New Media

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[caption id="attachment_5467" align="alignnone" width="689"]Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi (Special Assistant on Digital/New Media To President Buhari)[/caption]

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, appointed Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media with immediate effect.

A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, noted that Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004.

He obtained a Masters’ degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.

Before his appointment, Ogunlesi had worked as a Features Editor and Editorial Board member of NEXTNewspaper. He also worked as a West Africa Editor for The Africa Report magazine from 2014 to 2015.

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Ogunlesi is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards, and a 2015 New Media Fellow of the United States State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme.

The statement said that Ogunlesi will be assisted by Bashir Ahmad, who is a Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.