Nigerian Billionaire, Ambassador Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernandez has died at the age of 79. His death was announced by Ovation Int’l publisher, Dele Momodu hours ago.
Nigeria, and indeed Africa, has just lost one of its greatest sons; Ambassador Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernandez is gone!,” Momodu wrote.‎

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Regarded as one of the richest men in Africa, the diplomat held the following positions;  Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations, advisor to the Angolan Government on economic matters, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations, Special Adviser to the President of Mozambique on International Economic Matters amongst others.