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Nigerian Ambassador to US is Dead

Foremost diplomat and Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, Prof. Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye is dead. He died on Thursday after suffering a seizure while being driven by his chauffeur in Washington D.C., the U.S. capital.

Sources said before he could get to the hospital, he gave up the ghost.

Last month, Adefuye, among several other Nigerian envoys, had been recalled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was expected to handover to the Consular General this month, pending the appointment of a new ambassador.

One of his last major assignments was to receive President Muhammadu Buhari and his delegation during the president’s three-day official visit to the U.S. last month.

Embassy officials, who confirmed his demise, said a send off reception was planned for him next Wednesday, but this will now be turned to a memorial service.

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