Bámidélé Upfront

Pius Adebola Adesanmi: Like A Dew On Grass, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a week since the crash that took you from me, from Your death shook Nigeria, Africa, Canada and the world. You were a change maker in life and in death. Because you died, many will now be spared the horror of death in Boeing 737 Max 8. They…
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Opinion

Adesanmi: The Final Flight Home, By Mahfouz Adedimeji

To remind the present and future generations that there was a scholar who broadened our horizons and illuminated our paths with the profundity of his thoughts, monuments in Adesanmi’s honour are well-deserved. But the greatest honour is to play our parts in actualising the Nigeria of his dream, where mediocrity…
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Opinion

Pius Adesanmi: An Uncommon Star In the Firmament of God’s Creation, By Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi

Pius Adebola Adesanmi, the whole family misses you. I miss you. I miss your laughter, ebullience, reassuring presence as well as the effervescence and incandescence of your person. ‘Bola, you were an uncommon star in the firmament of God’s creation. Oko mi, sun re o (sleep well, my husband). I…
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Opinion

Things I Couldn’t Say At Pius Adesanmi’s Candlelight Vigil, By ‘Tope Fasua

I am glad to have known such a warrior up close; one of the greatest Generals, not in the Nigerian military service, but in the Nigerian emancipation revolutionary force, with purview for all black people, all minorities, all vulnerable people, and all humanity at large. Pius himself knew who he…
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Columns

An Adiye Irana For Pius Adesanmi, By Festus Adedayo

He is an ecumenical spirit which can never die. The global celebration of his brief life is a confirmation of the wisdom in Yoruba traditional African philosophy, which celebrates a man who dies young, rather than one who dies at old age without affecting humanity. Like Western philosophers, theologians, necromancers,…
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Columns

Ethiopian Airline Flight ET 302: When Stars Went Down At Sunrise, By Owei Lakemfa

This tragedy is global and the issue now is not who to blame, but to understand why and how the crash occurred and how to get past what at first glance, seems a failed wrestle between man and computer. Nigerian intellectual star, Pius Adesanmi, shone brightly across the globe. The…
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Columns

Pius Adesanmi Lives That Many Others May Live, By Majeed Dahiru

Beyond the oratorical tributes of the obsequies, the greatest tribute to the memory of our beloved Pius will be for Nigeria’s clan of pen warriors to continue his struggle for a better Nigeria through the upholding of the tenets of citizens' obligation to the state, duties of the state to…
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