Tag: Nobel laureate

Amaechi Wants Wike To Go To Court Over N82 million Spent To Host Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka

Former Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi has denied claims by the Rivers state government that he spent N82 million to host Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka to a dinner in the state when he was in office. The state Commissioner for information had in a statement released on Tuesday alleged that[Read More…]

Soyinka Says Nigeria Wouldn’t Have Survived If Ex-President Jonathan Had Won 2015 Presidential Election, Do You Agree

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he does not regret supporting President Muhammadu Buhari during the electioneering, adding that Nigeria would not have survived four more years of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s rule. Soyinka added that the revelation of stolen loot such as the arms purchase fraud justified his position[Read More…]

‘What Can We Do To Make Igbos Feel They Belong’ –Says Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has urged the Federal Government to employ more diplomacy in handling the agitation for the Republic of Biafra. Soyinka said statements like “Nigeria is indivisible”, “This won’t happen under my watch,” “Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable” would not help matters. The Nobel laureate spoke in an[Read More…]

Buhari Inability To Rescue Chibok Girls Is Shameful- Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka chose the occasion of the commissioning of a mega school named after him in the state of Osun to lash out Monday at President Muhammadu Buhari and his team over the non-rescue of 219 Chibok schoolgirls, almost six months since Buhari’s inauguration. “It is a[Read More…]

Soyinka Frowns At School Pupils Dressed In Uniforms Depicting Religious Affiliations As Osun Honours Him

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday frowned on the situation where pupils wear uniforms depicting their religious affiliations to schools across the country. Soyinka spoke during the inauguration of a N750m school built by the Osun State Government in Ejigbo. The school was named after him. Though Soyinka expressed[Read More…]

Obasanjo Suffers” Intellectual Inferiority” Says Afenifere Chieftain

Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has described Ex President, Olusegun Obasanjo,  as , “a man suffering from intellectual inferiority.” Obasanjo had stated that Awolowo was never the leader of the Yoruba but was only elected leader by his loyalists. The former leader, also in his three-volume autobiography, My Watch, labelled[Read More…]

Nobel laureate, Soyinka, Has Described President Buhari As A “Born-Again”

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a “born-again” phenomenon on the Nigerian political landscape, who is ready to make amends for his past mistakes. Soyinka, who spoke in an interview with Zero Tolerance, a periodic publication by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, noted[Read More…]

According To Wole Soyinka, Jonathan Was Caged As A President

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has described the former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as a president in cage. In the interview in Zero Tolerance, an in-house publication of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Soyinka claimed that Jonathan was unaware of certain raging national issues until he brought them to[Read More…]

According To Obasanjo, Soyinka Is A Better Wine Connoisseur Than Political Critic

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he maintains his view, as expressed in his three-volume autobiography, My Watch, that Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has better expertise in wine matters than in political analysis. In the book, Obasanjo wrote, “For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything[Read More…]

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka Says Tinubu And Amaechi Are Agents Of Change

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, extolled the contributions of former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to nation-building, describing them as architects of the change that made the All Progressives Congress (APC) to emerge victorious at federal level as well as in[Read More…]