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Pius Adesanmi a Nigerian-born Canadian professor, writer, satirist and columnist was among the casualties of the Boeing 737 plane crash this morning en route to Nairobi, Kenya from Ethiopia, Adis Ababa.

The news circulated on social media by John O. Oba via Twitter with tributes pouring in.

According to Sahara Reporters three sources have confirmed the death of Mr. Adesanmi. A close friend, family member and Canadian officials.

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