President Muhammadu Buhari has named US-based journalist, Laolu Akande as Vice-president Osibanjo’s spokesperson, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN has reported.
Akande, a former North American Bureau Chief of The Guardian, was also a former editor of Saturday Tribune. He began his journalism career at The Guardian in 1989, and was a foundation staff of The NEWS magazine. He moved to the the United States in 1997, when former Nigeria head of State, late Sani Abacha, began harassing him over perceived critical stance of his paper (Saturday Tribune) to the administration. Mr. Akande is 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.
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