Nigerian Ambassador To US, Prof Adebowale Adefuye Dies Of Heart Attack Few Days To End Of Tenure

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Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, Prof Adebowale Adefuye is dead.
Adefuye, whose tenure as ambassador ends on August 31, 2015 died after suffering from an heart attack in a Washington, DC hospital.

Born in Ijebu-Igbo, in 1947, Adefuye received his First Degree in History at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1969, and in 1973 earned a Ph.D. in History there, with a dissertation on “The Political History of the Palwo, 1400-1911.” As a Fulbright scholar he studied at Columbia University, the University of North Florida and the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Adefuye was a one time ambassador to Jamaica, with concurrent accreditation to Haiti and Belize, a job he kept from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 to 1994, he served as Deputy High Commissioner at the Nigerian Embassy in London, U.K.,when he was hired by the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth of Nations) as Deputy Director of Strategic Planning.

After fourteen years with the Commonwealth, Adefuye took a job with the Economic Community of West African States, where he served as an Advisor from 2008 to 2010. He became the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States in 2010.

With his death coming just a few days to the end of his tenure, officials at the Nigerian embassy in the US had already planned a send-forth party for him, scheduled to hoold next week.


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beneno at 07:06 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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eyaaaaah.RIP
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Blessed75 at 07:28 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP Sir
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temi_1 at 07:31 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Rip
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erhubeauty at 07:32 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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winace at 07:44 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Eyah. May his soul rest in peace.
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dickman2 at 07:48 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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na buhari kill am
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proly at 07:50 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Rip
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segland at 07:57 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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What a profile he's gat R.I.P
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ignis99 at 08:07 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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Camara77 at 08:28 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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ngfineface at 08:30 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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May his soul rest in peace.
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angesco at 08:39 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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May his soul rest in peace.
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stluke at 08:44 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Rip
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gogoman at 09:16 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP Ambassador
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eoadex2003 at 09:21 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
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Fashoney at 09:28 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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A life well spent..RIP!
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elchymo at 10:13 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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This is sad. RIP!
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chealseafc at 11:07 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP.
but why this heart attack no dey see these our stealing politicians sef?.
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jimtex777 at 11:14 AM, 28/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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