ADENIYI, Olusegun

Born November 6, 1966




B.Sc. International Relations;
Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD)

Nigerian journalist, current chair of the editorial board of ThisDay newspapers and a former presidential spokesman to the late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Tosin Adeniyi
Father's Name
Mother's Name

three children

Profession Journalist
Working Experience

Current Chairman of the Editorial Board of ThisDay Newspapers

Previous Appointments:

Staff Reporter, The Guardian on Sunday, 1991-92;

Senior Staff Writer and Abuja Bureau Chief, African Concord, 1992;

Deputy Editor, ThisDay newspaper (Saturday newspaper), January 1999;

Editor of the Sunday THISDAY;

Editor of the THISDAY paper, August 2005;

Former presidential spokesman to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, May 30, 2007- May 5,2010;

Member of the Panel of Judges for the Nigeria Breweries Plc ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016’;

Member of the advisory board for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).

A fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI);

Founding member of the National Stakeholder Working Group of the Nigeria Extractive Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

Obafemi Awolowo University, 1989; USIS/ NUJ course for Political Reporters, 1992; University of Lagos in 1997; Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Havard University, 2010-2011

1992 Jakande Prize or Political Reporter of the Year at Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA)

The Last 100 Days of Abacha;

Abiola’s Travails;

Fortress on Quicksand;

POLITRICKS: National Assembly under Military Dictatorship;

Power, Politics and Death: A front-row account of Nigeria under the late President Yar’Adua;

Against the Run of Play: How an incumbent president was defeated in Nigeria.

Last Update

“Please send your updated CV to: [email protected]” – Editor

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