Tag: Professor Wole Soyinka

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…]

Rivers State Govt Wants Soyinka To Refund N82million Amaechi Used In Hosting Him

Press Release Rivers State Information Commissioner , Dr Austin Tam-George has declared that the state government will demand a refund of the N82million expended by former Governor Amaechi on Professor Wole Soyinka’s dinner if it confirms that the Nobel Laureate received part of the the funds in cash. Also, Dr[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…]

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…]

“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: Our Lion And Our Jewel

By Bayo Oluwasanmi Eightieth birthday is a special occasion and ideal opportunity to tell Wole Soyinka the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, how much he means to us. When people think of Wole Soyinka, it’s probably as the author of the powerful autobiographical work, The Man[Read More…]

Dele Momodu: As Wole Soyinka Clocks 80 Tomorrow

Fellow Africans, it is difficult to imagine how fast time flies. I can confidently say it is highly supersonic. Just imagine that in less than 24 hours, our own Nobel laureate, novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, polemicist, speaker, raconteur, actor, director, activist, seadog, animist, musicologist, hunter, connoisseur of wines and much[Read More…]

Professor Wole Soyinka Loses Daughter

Reports just reaching us says the daughter of the Nigeran novelist and nobel prize winner Professor Wole Soyinka is dead. The late Iyetade Soyinka was born June 6, 1965 and she passed on at the university teaching hospital Ibadan. She died in the hospital where she was being treated for[Read More…]