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“Corrupt Nigerians Must Not Go Free” Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka Warns Muhammadu Buhari

by Deji Abiodun Nigerian playwright, poet and thought leader Wole Soyinka, is a powerful voice in the country’s social-political space. CNBC Africa sat down with the Nobel laureate to find out his views on Nigeria’s new president, Boko Haram’s presence in the country and his expectations from the new government.[Read More…]

“Clear Indications Of A Military Intervention,” Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka Raises Alarm

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has raised the alarm that “illegal, sinister and power-grabbers” are bent on scuttling the country’s current democratic process. The power-grabbers, according to him, are the ones pushing for the imposition of interim government on the country. He said during an interview with SaharaTV, a United[Read More…]

“President Jonathan, It’s Not Too Late To Lift The Siege” – Wole Soyinka

by Deji Abiodun Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Saturday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to lift the military siege on Nigeria’s opposition party leaders following accusations that the federal government is using the military and police to threaten the opposition. He disclosed this in a statement released on Saturday. Soyinka[Read More…]

Wole Soyinka Says Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan’s Regime Has Been A Complete Failure

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, declared on Thursday that no one should vote for the continuation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, saying that there has been a total failure in leadership. He said he has sixty reasons not to vote for the Jonathan regime. “I will not vote and I[Read More…]

Soyinka Says Obasanjo Is An Irredeemable Liar, Who Takes Delight In Denigrating People

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has described former president, General Olusegun Obasanjo, as an irredeemable hypocrite and a liar who takes delight in denigrating people. Soyinka, in his reply to the attack on him by Obasanjo in his latest controversial book, My Watch, pillories Obasanjo for invoking God all the[Read More…]

Winning The Nobel Didn’t Affect My Writing — WOLE SOYINKA

By Japhet Alakam Nobel laureate, Professor. Wole Soyinka, is not somebody you meet every time, not to talk of interviewing. But at one of the programmes of the just concluded Ake Art and Books Festival held at June 12 Cultural centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, tagged In the Shadow of memory: An[Read More…]