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Friends plan Wednesday candlelight vigil to honour Pius Adesanmi



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A CANDLELIGHT vigil will be held this Wednesday, March 13, in Abuja to honour the memory of Pius Adesanmi, foremost writer and professor, who died in a plane crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 MAX on Sunday.

The vigil has been scheduled and will be funded by friends of the late professor as part of ongoing discussions on how to pay tribute to the memory of him.

It is to take place between 4pm and 7pm at the Unity Fountain located in the nation’s capital territory.

It was agreed that the event will be held nationwide and that there will be other activities spanning across different days for the same purpose.

The official announcement on the sequence of events for the nationwide remembrance, it was decided, will be made on Tuesday.

Adesanmi was one of 157 people on board the plane that  crashed during a routine flight to Nairobi, Kenya. No one survived the crash.

The plane with registration number ET-AVJ, carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, departed from Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa at 08:38 am and crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline had said.

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Adesanmi was scheduled to attend a meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Nairobi. Also on board was Abiodun Bashua, former AU Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan.

'Kunle works with The ICIR as an investigative reporter and fact-checker. You can shoot him an email via [email protected] or, if you're feeling particularly generous, follow him on Twitter @KunleBajo.

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