Tag: Prof Wole Soyinka

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…]

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…]

It Is Obvious The Nigerian Economy Is So Bad Says Soyinka Who Appealed For An Emergency Summit

Worried by the continuous decline in the nation’s economy, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an emergency economic conference to enable experts brainstorm on the way forward and future of the economy. The Nobel Laureate made the call when he paid a[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…]

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 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…]