Tag: Wole Soyinka

‘I refuse to accept that Igboho committed any offence except agitating against Fulani tyranny’ – Wole Soyinka

Renowned author and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has asked the government of the Republic of Benin to release Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, because he has committed no offence. Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday during an interactive session titled ‘Sanctions on the[Read More…]

Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped by the Federal Government’ – says Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has claimed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was kidnapped by the Federal Government.  Kanu was extradited to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27 to face trial after he jumped bail and fled the country in 2017.  The circumstances surrounding his arrest has[Read More…]

Soyinka: Nigeria may not celebrate another Democracy Day

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned that the country may not celebrate another Democracy Day if the system of government is not decentralised. Soyinka states this on Monday when he featured in an interview on an Arise TV program, Arise News. In the interview which focused on Democracy Day,[Read More…]

Wole Soyinka: Mad cows and madder narratives

The most distressful aspect of my recent interaction with cows and herders is that it has created a most unwanted distraction from the ongoing life and death Nigerian narrative. One has to take time off to deal with distortions and fake versions, while students are being reportedly waylaid and killed[Read More…]

Wole Soyinka scolds National Assembly

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday criticised the National Assembly for not concretely taking up the clamour for the restructuring of the country. Speaking on a live TV programme, Soyinka urged the National Assembly to listen to the calls for the restructuring of Nigeria and take responsibility towards the[Read More…]

‘Talking about Buhari’s administration is not good for my sanity’ – Wole Soyinka says

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has said he will no longer express his opinion on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The professor who has been a critic of the Buhari-led administration was on board in the recently launched train when he spoke to Kaftan TV on Monday. “I don’t[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…]

Wole Soyinka agrees with Obasanjo; says Nigeria is divided like never before under Buhari

Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka, has said the country is more divided as never before under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari Professor Soyinka in a statement signed from his Autonomous Residence of Ijegba, Idi-Aba Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law,” said though not[Read More…]

Wole Soyinka says National Water Resources Bill is a move towards RUGA colonisation

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has warned that National Water Resources Bill “is a deliberate, flanking move towards RUGA colonisation”. Professor Soyinka who spoke Monday while presenting 107 copies of several books to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state for onward distribution to persons taking refuge in Internally Displaced Persons,[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…]