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Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Sylvester Nsofor is dead



The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, is dead.

He died Thursday night at the age of 85.

Ambassador Nsofor died in a Maryland hospital, in the United States.

Though no official statement has been issued, competent sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed his death.

A retired justice of Nigeria’s Court of Appeal, Nsofor 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 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.