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Tolu Ogunlesi heads Buhari’s new media team

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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.

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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.

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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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