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Femi Adesina is a Nigerian journalist and government official, the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari. [1] [2]

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Adesina wrote for Vanguard Newspapers and National Concord Newspapers before joining the staff of The Sun Newspaper , where he rose to editor-in-chief. [3] [4] He also served a two-year term as president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors. [5] Although re-elected for a second term as Guild president, [5] Adesina stepped down after receiving his government appointment. [6] He also stepped down as editor-in-chief of The Sun. [5] Adesina was sworn-in as special adviser on media and publicity to Buhari on August 31, 2015 alongside Babachi Lawal, the incumbent Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Femi was a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Osun State. He also attended Lagos Business School and other institutions of education.

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