U.S – Based Journalist, Laolu Akande Has Been Appointed VP Osinbajo’s Spokesperson

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has named a former North American Bureau Chief of The Guardian, Laolu Akande, as a Senior Special Assistant to lead the media and communication unit in the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Mr. Akande, a pastor, is a former editor of Saturday Tribune.

He cut his journalism teeth at The Guardian in 1989, and was a foundation staff of The NEWS magazine.

He is said to be the only Nigerian journalist so far to have interviewed a sitting American president in the White House when he interviewed former President George W. Bush.

Mr. Akande has also interviewed American folk hero, General Colin Powell, as well as billionaires like Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Donald Trump.

His appointment according to Premium Times would be among several others to be announced Monday or Tuesday.



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