Buhari names Ogunlesi as New Media aide

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has named an award-winning journalists and blogger, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi as his special assistant on digital and new media.

Ogunlesi graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004 obtained an Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.

A statement from the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said Ogunlesi is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards, and a 2015 New Media Fellow of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP).

Ogunlesi, according to the statement, would be assisted by Bashir Ahmad, who is a Personal Assistant to the President on New Media.

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

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