Tag: Nobel laureate

Wole Soyinka says religion is the reason Nigerians are unable to think rationally

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has singled out religion as the reason hindering Nigerians from being liberated as “rational beings.” He said, “All over the place, I find that religion has been cosseted too much. And liberty has been taken by religionists, which would not be considered to other movements which[Read More…]

Soyinka says Nigeria’s sovereignty now in the hands of insurgents and murdering herdsmen

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka says the sovereignty of Nigeria is now in the hands of insurgents and murdering herdsmen who have no respect for national integrity. Soyinka spoke exclusively with ARISE News on a range of burning national issues and noted that the security situation in the country has gone beyond a[Read More…]

Prof Wole Soyinka says Buhari acted in an “authoritarian manner” by deploying soldiers on #EndSARS protesters

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has condemned the shooting of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday evening, saying the army has replaced the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, killing several youth. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Soyinka[Read More…]

“Gambari was an Abacha man” – Wole Soyinka says Buhari’s Chief of Staff is part of the structure

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, was in the circle of late Head of State, Sani Abacha. Soyinka made these claims in an interview with Plus TV Africa. NewsWireNGR recalls that, Gambari was announced as replacement for the late Abba Kyari,[Read More…]

Olusegun Obasanjo At 81 And The Cusp Of Historical Relevance

  By Dr. Godknows Igali At the marquee (event centre) of the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta,  the high and low of society from the four corners of the world gathered on Monday, 5th March, 2018. Why? To  honour, one whom even the aged and most venerated of men prefer to[Read More…]

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Is Not Pleased with El-rufai’s Remarks Advocating for the Second Coming of “Messiah” Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday, in Lagos, expressed disgust with emerging debates on re-election by some politicians in the country. Some northern governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and some allies of President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday backed the President for a second term. Nasir[Read More…]

Buhari Must Reveal the True State of his Health To Nigerians, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka Says

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari must reveal the true state of his health to his people, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka in Paris on Sunday. Buhari spent nearly two months in Britain on medical leave. After he returned to the country, the 74-year old president acknowledged that he was terribly and that[Read More…]

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka Slams Police For Stopping #IStandWithNigeria

  Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has lambasted the Nigeria Police Force for its plan to stop the #IStandWithNigeria protest. In a statement issued on Sunday Soyinka said Freedom of Expression was a Fundamental Human Rights that should not be trampled upon. See Soyinka’s full statement below: AGAIN AT RISK[Read More…]

Soyinka Says Anyone Found Guilty of Corruption Should Be Jailed

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said anyone who is found guilty in the current Federal Government’s anti-corruption war should be jailed. He said this on Thursday in Abeokuta at the sideline of activities marking his 82 birthday. He clocked 82 on Wednesday. Punch Newspaper reports that Soyinka had earlier played[Read More…]

How Fulani Herdsmen Invaded Wole Soyinka’s Home

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has disclosed that herdsmen invaded his home while he was abroad with the cows leaving a “motorable” path. In an address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism on April 27, Soyinka decried the ruthless manner with which the herdsmen have conducted their business[Read More…]