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Nigeria’s ambassador to US, Nsofor, dies at 85

Nigeria’s ambassador to US, Nsofor, dies at 85

Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Nsofor, has died at 85. He died on Thursday, December 10.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, confirmed this to BusinessDay on Friday.

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Before his appointment as Nigerian ambassador to the US, Nsofor was a retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal. He took office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017, succeeding Adebowale Adefuye, who died towards the end of his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to the US.

The late Nsofor was born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo State. He graduated from London’s now-defunct Holborn College of Law in 1962. He also bagged an LL.M from the London School of Economics in 1964.