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Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Prof. Pius Adesanmi,
Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, the wife of late Pius Adesanmi, has released the statement below about her husband’s death and condolences that have poured in.
The University of Ilorin, says it will organise a candlelight procession for one of it’s alumni, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who died aboard the Boeing 737 Max–8 that crashed on Sunday.
The Kwara State University (KWASU) has expressed shock over the death of Prof. Pius Adesanmi, in the Ethiopian Airbus 737 Maz 8 that crashed in Addis Ababa on March 10.
Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
For involving in two fatal crashes in five months, the China Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), Indonesia, Cayman Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have ground the entire Boeing 737-800 Max in their airspace and fleets.
Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with families of the two Nigerians, Amb. Abiodun Bashua and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday.
Two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua, and Prof. Pius Adesanmi, were among the 157 persons who died in yesterday’s air crash involving Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing737MAX plane that had barely taken off from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Bashua was United Nations and African Union Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan.
A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 155 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday.
Pius Adesanmi, a professor of literature and African studies at Carlton University, Canada, says President Muhammadu Buhari should have resigned over the abduction of some schoolgirls in Yobe state.
The suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Dr Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday, told an FCT High Court Maitama that the prosecution did not establish any prima facie case against them to enter any defence.
The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned banks and other financial institutions not to succumb to threats and pressures from the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to obtain last-minute loans, overdrafts and other financial instruments barely two months to the end of his tenure.
A group, the Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi), said on Monday that no fewer than 50 children would benefit from its educational initiative, aimed at removing children from the streets in Kwara.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.
Senegal's Montpellier forward Souleymane Camara has become the first player to score in 15 different seasons in France's Ligue 1 in the 21st century.
A group Delta Coalition for Ogboru has accused a governorship candidate of a political party of allegedly rolling out Banga rice that was served at various polling units in Delta central to swing votes in favour of governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Oluwaforijimi Adewale, Nigerian disk jockey better known as Jimmy Jatt, says his drive to help artistes be themselves is the secret behind his success.
An FCT High Court in Maitama, on Monday, granted leave to the EFCC to amend the charge in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and three others, over alleged N544 fraud.
Dr. Eddy Olafeso, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice National Chairman, South West, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is highly incompetent and subjects itself to the whims and caprices of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Tuesday appealed to residents to remain calm over Saturday’s inconclusive governorship election.