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



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


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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.

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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.


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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.


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

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He became famous for his report ”EAGLE EYE.”

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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.

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

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

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He has appeared in various media outlets to defend the president locally and internationally.


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


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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.

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


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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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