NIGERIA’S PROF. PIUS ADESANMI KILLED IN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PLANE CRASH

NIGERIA’S PROF. PIUS ADESANMI KILLED IN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PLANE CRASH

Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, was on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday, SaharaReporters can confirm.

SaharaReporters had reported earlier on Sunday morning that an Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, crashed, killing 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard.

It has now emerged that Adesanmi, a native of Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government area of Kogi State, was among the passengers.

Three different family members, plus a close friend of Adesanmi’s and a Canadian official, confirmed the sad development to SaharaReporters.

Until his death, Adesanmi was a Professor of English at Carleton University.

“This morning, I was very sad to hear that Prof Pius Adesanmi, one of Nigeria’s foremost thinkers and academics residing in Canada, was on the Ethiopian Airlines flight 304 yesterday and tragically lost his life. This man was all the goals, a post-colonial educator and writer who ignited the passion for our continent in many of our hearts and never failed to critique and hold a mirror up to us so that we can remain true to ourselves. I had hoped one day I would meet him in person and thank him for his fantastic scholarship that has inspired young people like me. May his soul and those of others who passed with him, rest in peace and power. Death is such a jealous and evil thing, Lovelyn Nwadeyi, said.

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