Sunny Odogwu, top Nigerian businessman, dies at 87


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Sunny Odogwu, a Nigerian businessman, is dead.

According to a family source, Odogwu was said to have died in his home on Monday.

Born on March 20, 1931, in Calabar, Odogwu hails from Delta state and holds a high ranking traditional title of Ide Ahaba of Asaba.

He had his secondary school education at Ilesha Grammar School, Osun state and thereafter joined an insurance firm to work as a trainee.

The Delta-born high chief later travelled abroad for further studies.

Odogwu established the Sunny Iwedike Odogwu (SIO) Group of Companies, a firm with investment in property development, shipping, finance, industrial relations and hotel management.

He also established Robert Dyson and Diket, an insurance brokerage firm.

Odogwu was the publisher of now-defunct Post Express Newspapers.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa and nine children.


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