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Showing posts with label ambassador. Show all posts

Buhari mourns 85-year-old Nigeria’s ambassador to U.S.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, friends and associates of Nigeria’s out-going Ambassador to the United States (US), Justice Sylvanus Adiewere Nsofor, over his demise.

In a telephone call to Jane, widow of the retired Justice in New York, yesterday, the President described Nsofor as “an outstanding Judge of rare courage and truth, who is not afraid to give justice to whom justice is due.”

Apparently referring to the 2003 presidential election during which Nsofor delivered a minority judgment as a member of the Election Appeal Panel in his favour as candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the President said the country would miss people with such exemplary pedigree.

Buhari, who directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work with Nsofor’s family on the burial arrangements, prayed to God to comfort all that mourn the departed jurist and grant his soul eternal rest.

Nsofor reportedly died on Thursday night at 85.

A retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Nsofor assumed office as Nigeria’s ambassador to the US on November 13, 2017. He succeeded Professor Adebowale Adefuye, who died towards the end of his tenure.

Born on March 17, 1935 in Oguta, Imo State, Nsofor graduated from London’s now-defunct Holborn College of Law in 1962 and bagged an LL.M from the London School of Economics in 1964. Theguardianng

NSE appoints Tuface Idibia as ambassador

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has appointed musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, as its Good Cause Ambassador.

Tuface was unveiled as an ambassador on the floor of the Exchange on Tuesday.

Tuface said further to his appointment, he would lend his voice to raising awareness and mobilising support for the Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability initiatives of the NSE. This, he said, would be geared towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.

He said, “I am honoured to join the NSE family as a Good Cause Ambassador. I have always used my music to inspire change in the world and this has been the focus of the campaigns I have supported over the years.

“I am indeed delighted to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I will like to assure all that I will be dedicated to the good cause of promoting sustainable development as championed by the Exchange.”

The Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr Oscar Onyema, said, “We are pleased to welcome Tuface Idibia as the first NSE Good Cause Ambassador.

“His focus on promoting social causes such as raising awareness on peace, the fight against fake drugs and various other ills that plague the Nigerian society through his music aligns with our commitment to creating sustainable value for our diverse stakeholders as well as increasing impact in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Onyema stated that the NSE ran an inclusive corporate sustainability strategy that promoted market-based approach to environmental, social and governance imperatives among all stakeholders.
He said the appointment of Tuface was aimed at inspiring accelerated progress towards the advancement of the SDGs.

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