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Buhari Appoints Dr. Uzoma Emenike As Ambassador Designate Of Nigeria To The US


President Buhari Reappoints 11 Ambassadors, Retains 8 in Countries Of Posting.

Dr. Mrs. Uzoma Emenike the Abia state born diplomat with diplomatic experience of almost 30 years was an Ambassador of Nigeria to Ireland and has recently been posted as a non-Career diplomat to the United States.

Uzoma is a PhD holder in International Relations, from University of Reading (UK) with two Bachelor’s degrees, two Master’s degrees, (a B.Sc Sociology and Anthropology from the University Of Maiduguri and an LL.B from the University of Reading in the U.K.

She earned a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos and another Master’s in International Management from University of Reading in the U.K.).

Dr. Emenike kick started her career in the Nigerian diplomatic mission at the Protocol Department and Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Proceeding to the Nigerian Embassy in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire in 1992, where she served for six years and upon returning to the headquarters in Nigeria, she was variously deployed to other departments of the Ministry, during which she represented Nigeria in numerous bilateral and multilateral missions.

MediaOrchid recalls the Nigerian Senate had confirmed a list of 52 non-career diplomats  and 43 career ambassadors.

Some of the Ambassadors retained are ; 

Deborah Iliya (Congo)

Gani Buda (Lebanon)

Baba Madugu (Switzerland)

Mohammed Rimi (UAE)

Yusuf Tuggar (Germany)

Jidda Baba (China)

Adeyinka Asekun to be retained as high commissioner to Canada,

Muhammad Bande to be retained as permanent representative to the UN.

Newly deployed are; 

The Former minister of Mines and Steel, Sarafat Ishola to serve  as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 

Demola Seriki a former Defence Minister has been deployed as Nigerian Ambassador to Spain and also, to serve as Nigerian Ambassador to Togo is Debo Adesina the Editor-in-chief of TheGuardian Newspapers.

On the list of Non-career diplomats posting are:

Oma Djebah (Thailand)


N.A Kolo (Israel)

Ali Magashi (South Korea)

G.Y Hamza (Ghana)

Haruna Manta (South Africa)

Abdullahi Shehu (Russia)


A.N Madubuike (Australia) 

Kayode Laro (France)


Mrs Opunimi Akinkugbe (Greece)

O.C Onowu (Belgium) 

Abubakar Moriki (Japan)

Paul Adikwu (The Vatican)

M.O Abam (Italy) 

Haruna Manta (South Africa)

Ms Ijeoma Chineyerem (Ireland)

A.Sule (India) 

The following are envisaged to serves as either head of missions or Deputy Ambassadors;

G.E  Edokpa (Deputy Permanent Representatives to the UN) 

G.M Okeke (Deputy Head of Mission to Switzerland) 

A.E Alleboy (Deputy Ambassador to France) 

I.A Iwejuo (Deputy Ambassador to Ethiopia) 

Ben Okoyen deployed to Cuba 

S.Sani deployed to London

I.R Ocheni (Germany)

I.A Alatishe (Deputy Ambassador to Russia)

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