Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tag "Pius Adesanmi"

    Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing, aircraft manufacturer, has set aside $100 million to support families of those who died in two 737 Max crashes, according to CNN.Boeing's 737 Max jets were grounded worldwide after one of its aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff in March.Pius Adesanmi, renowned writer, and Biodun Bashua, a former UN and African Union (AU) deputy joint special representative in Darfur, Sudan, [...]

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    Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Lois Olufunke, mother of late Pius Adesanmi, and the deceased’s daughter, Iyabo Toluhi, have sued the Boeing company over the plane crash that killed the renowned writer.Boeing is the manufacturer of the ill-fated 737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that crashed in March killing all passengers onboard.The two Nigerians aboard the Nairobi-bound flight were Adesanmi, and Biodun Bashua, a former [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi’s books soar on Amazon bestseller lists

Pius Adesanmi’s books soar on Amazon bestseller lists

Books written by Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigerian literary icon, have been soaring on the Amazon bestseller lists since his death, TheCable can report.Adesanmi died in a plane crash in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019, while making a trip from Canada to Kenya for an African Union conference.Since then, his award-winning book, You are not a country Africa, has been soaring on [...]

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    ‘His books will be available in our libraries’ — Kogi immortalises Adesanmi

‘His books will be available in our libraries’ — Kogi immortalises Adesanmi

The Kogi state government says it will immortalise Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigeria-born Canadian professor, by making all his books available in the state’s school libraries.It also promised to organise an annual lecture in his memory.Rosemary Osikoya, the state's commissioner for education, science and technology, disclosed this during a tribute organised in honour of the deceased in Abuja.Adesanmi was born in [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi’s widow: I’m a living witness to my husband’s kindness

Pius Adesanmi’s widow: I’m a living witness to my husband’s kindness

Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, wife of Pius Adesanmi, has expressed her gratitude to everyone for their kind words, support and condolences on the passing away of her husband.Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, died in a plane crash that claimed 157 lives in Ethiopia on March 10.The native of Isanlu, Yagba east local government area of Kogi state, was aged 47.In a statement issued on [...]

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    UNILORIN organises candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

UNILORIN organises candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

The University of Ilorin has described the death of Pius Adesanmi as a colossal loss to the country and humanity in general.Adesanmi, Canadian-based professor of African studies and critic who graduated from the university in 1992, was killed on Sunday in a plane crash in Ethiopia.In a statement on Saturday, Sulyman Abdulkareem, vice-chancellor of the university, said Adesanmi was “a [...]

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    Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Associates of Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, gathered in Lagos to pay their last respect to him on Thursday.Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.At a memorial, tagged "An Evening of Reminiscences" at Ouida House, GRA, Ikeja, many said inspiring things about the deceased.Lola Shoneyin, a writer [...]

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    Letter to Pius: You are not a dead man

Letter to Pius: You are not a dead man

BY ADEDOKUN SEYIYou don't know me. I am sorry for introducing myself after sitting at your table, eating all your beverages and wallowing in your bathroom basin of lots of soupy dishes. I have made it a responsible for myself to pay you the truest respect, which won't even be the last. I have said, even in the grave, you [...]

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    Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Saraki, Melaye, Aisha Yesufu… Abuja ‘stands still’ for Pius Adesanmi

Some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) paid last respect to Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, on Wednesday.Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.All the 157 persons on board died in the accident.At the Unity Fountain, different people, mostly clad in black and teary-eyed, recounted how [...]

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    OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

"I am at an age now where I should be confident that, should anything happen to me and I quit this realm eternally, somebody like you would go out of your way to find Tise and worry about her welfare," Pius Adesanmi wrote in a mail to a friend when he slipped in the snow and hurt his ankle in [...]

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    ‘Our great son and proud ambassador’– Yahaya Bello showers encomium on Adesanmi

‘Our great son and proud ambassador’– Yahaya Bello showers encomium on Adesanmi

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi State, has described the demise of Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian- born Canadian professor as “one death too many”.Adesanmi, who hailed from Kogi, was among the 157 who died in an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday morning.In a statement issued through Onogwu Muhammed, his chief press secretary, Bello said [...]

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    ‘I saw God’s face in this experience’ — how Adesanmi recounted his near-death experience

‘I saw God’s face in this experience’ — how Adesanmi recounted his near-death experience

BY PIUS ADESANMIThe trouble with the proverbial one thousand tongues of gratitude is that they do not bode well for a just commissioned book project. When your thousand tongues owe endless gratitude to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, you may end up spilling materials and narratives you promised your publisher that you would reserve [...]

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    ‘Your memory lives’ — and other reactions to Pius Adesanmi’s death

‘Your memory lives’ — and other reactions to Pius Adesanmi’s death

The news of the demise of Pius Adesanmi, one of the 18 Canadians, who died on the Ethiopian Airways flight from Addis Ababa Ethiopia to Nairobi Kenya has sent shocking waves to many.Speculations on social media around the news of his death has been laid to rest as it has been confirmed by various sources.Here are some reactions from twitter.https://twitter.com/gimbakakanda/status/1104809295085010949 https://twitter.com/aminugamawa/status/1104811168680546304 https://twitter.com/railsting/status/1104844192843513863 https://twitter.com/ChifeDr/status/1104817959212584966 https://twitter.com/atiku/status/1104831816719052803 https://twitter.com/Omojuwa/status/1104816527767994368 https://twitter.com/lolashoneyin/status/1104829350585778187 https://twitter.com/akandeoj/status/1104818306853335041 https://twitter.com/elnathan_john/status/1104800533808861185 https://twitter.com/ayosogunro/status/1104781571658260480 https://twitter.com/A_Salkida/status/1104819274655387648 https://twitter.com/AbdulMahmud01/status/1104807912692695041 https://twitter.com/DeleMomodu/status/1104803939889934336 https://twitter.com/KadariaAhmed/status/1104814418897051649 https://twitter.com/monaeltahawy/status/1104815371708743681 https://twitter.com/julietkego/status/1104776088188846087 [...]

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    One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

One for Adesanmi: Lawlessness is now a west African curse

Over the past few days, I have not stopped thinking about Professor Pius Adesanmi, the witty professor of English and African studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, who was involved in a car accident while returning to Lagos from Ilorin and was virtually left for dead.Gracefully, the professor and king of boys survived this one, and he can say like [...]

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    Pius Adesanmi: With the noise Buhari made over Chibok, he should have resigned over Dapchi

Pius Adesanmi: With the noise Buhari made over Chibok, he should have resigned over Dapchi

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.Boko Haram insurgents raided Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, last week, abducting 110 students.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Adesanmi said Buhari made so much "noise" when a similar incident [...]

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    Roundtable seeks community policing solution to Boko Haram

Roundtable seeks community policing solution to Boko Haram

Three panellists at a roundtable at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, have recommended community policing as one of the solutions to insurgency.At a forum titled 'Boko Haram in Nigeria – A Critical Roundtable', the panellists blamed government's failure to control the group to the lack of strong will.Pius Adesanmi, a professor of English at Carleton; Nduka Otiono, an [...]

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