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BIOGRAPHYAjuri Ngelale Biography, Education, Career, Wife and Kids, Achievement

Ajuri Ngelale: Biography, Education, Career, Wife and Kids, Achievement and Controversy
Ajuri Ngelale: Biography, Education, Career, Wife and Kids, Achievement and Controversy

Ajuri Ngelale: Biography, Education, Career, Wife and Kids, Achievement and Controversy

Ajuri Ngelale is an editor, columnist, and an investigative reporter.

Is Ajuri Ngelale a Nigerian?

Yes. Ajuri Ngelale was born on 12 November to Chief Precious Osaro Ngelale, former Honourable Minister of State for Water Resources and a German US-born mother.

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Ajuri Ngelale: Biography, Education, Career, Wife and Kids, Achievement and Controversy

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Ajuri Ngelale is an editor, columnist, and an investigative reporter.

Is Ajuri Ngelale a Nigerian?

Yes. Ajuri Ngelale was born on 12 November to Chief Precious Osaro Ngelale, former Honourable Minister of State for Water Resources and a German US-born mother.

Photo: Twitter/@AjuriNgelale

Ajiri was raised in the creeks of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.

He served as the Special Assistant to former President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in July 2023, appointed Ajuri as the official Spokesperson & Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

Education

Ajuri had his secondary education at Government Secondary School in Port Harcourt before heading to the University of Kansas, where he bagged a degree in Political Science.

Afterwards, Ajuri acquired another degree in History from the same university.

Career

Upon returning to Nigeria from the United States, Ajuri worked as a reporter for African Independent Television (AIT) News.

Ajuri has also worked as a  Lead Consultant, Public Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Power.

Subsequently, Ajuri also spent some years of his

reporting career with Channels TV, where he started working as a TV presenter, producer and senior news correspondent.

After his exit from Channels TV, he was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs by ex-President Muhammadu Buhari.

In this capacity, Ajuri is known to be a staunch defender of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and policies.

Marriage

Ajuri Ngelale is married to an Igbo lady and has three kids.

Achievements

Ajuri is an author with two books credited to his name –  Struggle for Nigeria’s Soul and Buhari: From General to President.

He is also an accomplished investigative journalist with his ‘Eagle Eye’ report.

He also bags a portfolio with the immediate past government as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs.

Controversy

While doing his job as the Special Assistant to the president, which requires defending the president and his economic policies, Ngelale has always been a victim of public backlash and criticism from the public.

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