Olusegun Adeniyi, a former editor of THISDAY and currently chairman of its editorial board, was appointed Special Adviser to the President on communications on May 30, 2007, a position he held until May 5, 2010, when his boss, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died.
Author of four books (The Last 100 Days of Abacha, Fortress on Quicksand, Abiola’s Travails, and Politricks), he is a founding member of the National Stakeholder Working Group of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and Fellow of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI). He conducted research on the factors that shape incumbent presidential elections in Africa at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, where he recently completed a one-year fellow’s programme.
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