Femi Adesina

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Femi Adesina is a Nigerian journalist and government official, the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.[1]

Adesina wrote for Vanguard Newspapers and National Concord Newspapers before joining the staff of The Sun Newspaper, where he rose to editor-in-chief.[2][3] In this position, he was named Editor of the Year for 2007 by the Nigeria Media Merit Awards.[2][3] He also served a two-year term as president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.[2] Although re-elected for a second term as Guild president,[2] Adesina stepped down after receiving his government appointment.[4] He also stepped down as editor-in-chief of The Sun.[2] Adesina was sworn-in as special adviser on media and publicity to Buhari on August 31, 2015 alongside with Babachi Lawal, the incumbent Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Buhari Swears in Lawal, Monguno, Adesina". THISDAY LIVE. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Buhari Appoints Femi Adesina Special Adviser on Media and Publicity". Thisday. September 1, 2015. Archived from the original on August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Femi Adesina. Biography". Nigerian Biography. 10 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Nigeria Guild of Editors elects new president to replace Femi Adesina". Premium Times. 1 September 2015.