Nigeria’s ambassador to Qatar, Abdullah Wase, dead in Doha.

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Nigeria’s ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Wase died Friday night after battling with an undisclosed illness, according to Tope Elias-Fatile, Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, received the news of his death with shock and prayed that God grant his family and the nation the fortitude to bear the great loss.”

The late envoy would be buried in Doha at 7.00pm today.

Wase, is a non-career ambassador from Plateau State.

This is the third diplomat to die in service this year. A Nigerian diplomat was found dead at his home in Khartoum, Sudan in May.

Queen Imaria Worlu, Nigeria’s ambassador to Sao Tome also died in service in July.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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