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Pius Adesanmi: AND THE SUN SET SO SUDDENLY…..”1972-2019″

“Full of expectation, full of preparation, Pius Adesanmi set out for Kenya to attend the African Union ECOSOCC committee in Nairobi. He was ready for a thorough representation as usual. But alas, he couldn’t reach the destination. His Ethiopian Airlines plane came down forcefully in Ethiopia, shortly after take off, taking his life in its prime, and that of 156 others on board.

A citizen of Nigeria, Adesanmi, who was a Professor of Literature and African studies at the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, was born in February 1972, in Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government area of Kogi State, Nigeria.

Adesanmi had his education in Nigeria before attending the University of Ilorin in 1992 where he obtained a BA Honours in the first class honours category. He followed it up with a Masters in French from the University of Ibadan in 1998, and afterwards a PhD in French Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2002.

Professionally, Adesanmi served as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University, USA between 2002 and 2005.

He joined Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 2006 as a Professor of Literature and African studies. He has also been a Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), a position he held from 1993 to 1997, as well as of the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) in 1998 and 2000.

A prolific writer, Adesanmi had been writing on a regular basis for front line online platforms such as Premium Times and Sahara Reporters.

Wikipedia reports that his writings are “often satiric, focusing on the absurd in the Nigerian social and political system…, adding that “his targets often include politicians, pastors, and other relevant public figures.”

Culled from the Boss Newspaperc

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.