Olusegun Adeniyi « Back to Speakers

Olusegun is the Chairman of the editorial board, THIS DAY Newspapers and Former Special Adviser on Communications to Late President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. He is the author of Power, Politics and Death: A front-row account of Nigeria under President Yar'Adua

Segun Adeniyi is a 1989 graduate of International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and holds a Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos. Adeniyi began his journalism career as a Staff Reporter at The Guardian in December 1990 and moved to the now rested African Concord magazine in April 1992 as a Senior Staff Writer.

In September of the same year, he became the magazine’s Abuja Bureau Chief and State House Correspondent. In 1995, he joined Sunday Concord as Assistant Editor. He then joined THISDAY in January 1999 as Deputy Editor of the Sunday Newspaper. A year later, he became the editor of the Saturday newspaper.

In 2001, he became the Editor of the Sunday newspaper and in 2005, he was appointed THISDAY Editor, a position he occupied until he left to join the Yar’Adua government as Special Adviser on Communications.

After serving for nearly three years as spokesman to late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Adeniyi spent one year in the United States as a Research Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University where he conducted his research and titled it ‘The factors that shape incumbent presidential elections in Africa’.

On his return, Olusegun Adeniyi was again given an appointment by THISDAY newspapers but this time as the Chairman of the editorial board. Olusegun Adeniyi is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Power, Politics and Death: A front-row account of Nigeria under President Yar’Adua“.

Olusegun Adeniyi will be speaking at The Harbour Point, VI

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