January 15, (THEWILL) – Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appointed Mahmud Jega, as Special Adviser, Public Affairs and Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, as Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
The appointments were conveyed on Sunday, in a statement signed by Tunde Rahman, the Media aide to Tinubu.
Until his appointment, Jega was an in-house analyst for Arise TV and ran a weekly column for Thisday newspaper. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of an online publication, 21st Century Chronicle.
He would be joined in the Tinubu team by another seasoned journalist, Abdulaziz, who was until the appointment, Deputy General Editor of Daily Trust Newspapers.
He also anchored a morning show for Trust TV, an arm of the Media Trust Group.
Rahman said the two appointees would deploy their expertise and deep understanding of political issues across the country particularly the North in shoring up the activities of the media team.
Following his stint as a lecturer in Biological Sciences at his alma mater, the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Jega has practiced journalism non-stop for more than three decades, the statement noted.
He was Managing Editor, Editor, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Chairman of Daily Trust Newspapers spanning 13 years.
He, at a time, served as Editor, New Nigerian Newspapers, Editor of The Sentinel magazine, Kaduna, and Assistant Editor, Citizen magazine.
Abdulaziz has experience spanning print, online, broadcast and social media, the statement added.
It pointed out that he also worked as Correspondent, Bureau Chief and Regional Editor for the LEADERSHIP Newspapers, before he joined Blueprint Newspaper, which he left in 2017 as Deputy Editor.
Before joining Daily Trust at the beginning of 2021, Abdulaziz also worked with the frontline online newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, as Associate Editor.