Buhari appoints Tolu Ogunlesi head of new media team

Tolu Ogunlesi Photographer: Femi Sunmonu courtesyTEDxEuston-1

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media.

Mr. Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011.

Before his appointment, Mr. 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.

Mr. 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).

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


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  • Iskacountryman

    again…did they not appoint this character to the same position before?…confusion break bone…

    • share Idea

      No amount of media packaging can change the directionless government of Buhari. Nigeria we hail thee

      • scimitar

        Wailers, your expiration and man dates are not showing well.Nafdac and SON are coming , run into the furnace pit behind the warehouse quickly.

  • Damilola

    With this appointment it’s Objectivity minus one. The voice will be missed in the benches of Objective observance. All the same congratulations man. Try your best to retain ur integrity and sincerity sir. The appointment is just a passing thru, the name sounds on.

  • MC

    Na you dem send? We’ll run you over. Welcome aboard.