- Nigeria has lost one of its prominent sons, Adiewere Nsofor
- Nsofor, a former justice of the Court of Appeal and ambassador to the United States died at the age of 85
- The deceased had succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye as Nigeria’s ambassador to the US on November 13, 2017
A report by This Day indicates that a Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, is dead.
Legit.ng gathered that he died on the night of Thursday, December 10, at the age of 85.
According to the newspaper, although no official statement has been issued, competent sources confirmed his death.
Nsofor, who was a retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, assumed office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States on November 13, 2017.
The envoy succeeded Prof. Adebowale Adefuye, who died towards the end of his tenure as Nigeria’s ambassador to the US.
Born on March 17, 1935, in Oguta, Imo state, Nsofor 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a prominent retired ambassador, Olusola Ojemame Orevba, died at the age of 61 on Tuesday, June 30, after a brief illness at the national hospital in Abuja.
It was reported that Ambassador Orevba was born on May 21, 1959, in Lagos to the family of Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Adeyemi Orevba.
He began his primary education at the Methodist Primary School Surulere, Lagos, from 1964 to 1971.
He proceeded to Baptist Academy, Shepherd Hill Lagos in 1972 and graduated in 1976 where he obtained his West African School Certificate.
The late ambassador continued his education in the same institution (Baptist Academy) in 1977 for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 1977 and graduated in 1978.
He then proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1978 for his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and graduated in 1981 Ambassador Orevba participated in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Teacher’s Training College in Surulere Lagos between 1981 and 1982.
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