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MYSTERY: Nigerian Professor Found Dead Inside His Office

A sudden and mysterious death of a United Kingdom-trained professor, Prince Ayibaye Efere, found dead in his office, has thrown the residents of Bayelsa into mourning.

Prof. Efere, who is the Dean of the School of Foundation Studies at the University of Africa (UAT), Toru-Orua, was found dead in his office, after he failed to attend a scheduled meeting.

Some of his close friends, who confirmed the unfortunate incident to The Guardian, said he was found resting his head on his table in a sleeping position. He was confirmed dead after attempts to wake him failed.

He was appointed Acting Rector of Bayelsa State Institute of Tourism Catering and Hotel Management by the state governor, Seriake Dickson, following the formal passage and signing into law of the bill establishing the school in 2013.

In 2017, Efere, a holder of two doctorate degrees in Health Services Management and Education from two American universities, was made Dean of the newly established University of Africa, Toru-Orua.

His death has left many in shock.