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Soyinka hits Odumakin’s house, says Yinka was a fighter

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Wednesday visited the house of late Afenifere's spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, describing him as a fighter.

Zamfara schoolgirls kidnap: Buhari’s government has failed Nigeria – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigeria after terrorists abducted hundreds of school girls in Zamfara State.

Mad Cows and even Madder Narratives

By Wole Soyinka The most distressful aspect of my recent interaction with cows and herders is that it has created a most unwanted distraction from...

Soyinka breaks silence: ‘Fulani herders, cows attacked my property, police lied’

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday broke the silence on purported attack by Fulani herdsmen, saying that he was not physically attacked, but that the herders and cows attacked his property.

Okei-Odumakin condemns attack on Soyinka’s house

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, has condemned herdsmen attack on Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka's house in Abeokuta.

Fulani herdsmen attack Soyinka’s home in Abeokuta

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday reportedly attacked the home of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

Trump was a monster president, I won’t re-apply for Green Card – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka says he is happy that Joe Biden has assumed the president of the United State, saying Donald Trump was a monster and racist President.

The Kukah Offence and ongoing Offensives

Of course, not all such tendencies represent the true face of any professed religion, we need only remark that all religions are plagued by a lunatic fringe.

Soyinka backs Kukah: ‘No part of his comment on Buhari denigrates Islam’

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday said no part of the comment made by the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah against President Muhammadu Buhari denigrated Islam.

I, CIA agent? I will pursue my women accusers to hell!- Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate, vows to pursue two women writers, Caroline Davis and Juliana Saphr, who accused him of being a CIA agent to the end of the earth

Soyinka: Katsina students abduction, a slap on Buhari’s face

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday said the abduction of 333 students by bandits in Katsina State is a slap on the face of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Those trying to steal my identity to promote ethnic revanchist are sick – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said those trying to steal his identity to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to leave Yoruba land, are sick and cowards.

Lekki shooting: My enquiry indicates Sanwo-Olu didn’t invite Army – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Wednesday said his enquiry so far indicated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu did not invite the army to shoot at #EndSARS protesters in Lekki.

Lekki shooting: Governors must demand withdrawal of soldiers now – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has asked State Governors where the Federal Government has deployed military to quell protests to demand their withdrawals now to avoid further escalation of crisis.

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and ‘Divider-In-Law’

I am notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice former president and co-architect with other past leaders of the crumbling edifice that is still generously called Nigeria.

Soyinka: Obasanjo is right, Nigeria close to extinction under Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday said Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari is close to extinction.

MLK’s ‘Mighty Stream of Righteousness’

They will re-awaken the convictions that gave birth to the world acclaimed oration of the twentieth century, delivered by the militant preacher and advocate of non-violence.     

Soyinka writes ANA to cancel planned 50th anniversary of his prison memoirs

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has written the National Executive of the Nigerian Association of Authors, ANA, to put off the commemoration that is being planned for a 50th anniversary of his prison memoirs, 'The Man died.'

Lockdown: Ex-Oyo attorney-general faults Soyinka

Mr Seun Abimbola, a former attorney general in Oyo State, on Tuesday described as mere academic exercise any argument against the lockdown order in two states and Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari to check the spread of the coronavirus.

Insecurity: Why FG must declare security emergency in Southwest – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to declare security emergency in the Southwest in view of rising wave of insecurity in the region.

Sowore’s arrest travesty, he has not committed treason – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Sunday described the arrest of activist, Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Security, DSS, as a travesty and violation of the fundamental rights of citizens to congregate and make public their concerns.

Interview: How Nigeria’s problems can be solved – Soyinka

We must be bold enough. We shouldn’t shy away from what I call a frank national Indaba in which representatives of various interests across professions, across religions, across states and ethnic groups come together. I don’t care whether it lasts three months in which we abuse, insult one another, enter into recriminations, give examples of how this happened, why should this still happen?An exhaustive Indaba in which we get out of our systems all these issues we’ve been papering over, sweeping under the carpet, failing to recognise that the destructive power of an accumulation of these little bits of frictions, sometimes unforgiven and unforgiveable acts of hostility, between the units that are still there, simmering.

Buhari doesn’t have what it takes to govern Nigeria properly – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not have what it takes to govern a complex country like Nigeria properly.

Soyinka denounces The Nation over his comments on Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday denounced the story published by The Nation on his birthday over his comments on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Soyinka @ 85: “Why I Detained Him for 2 Years During the Civil War- Gowon

Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate, is 85 today. This is indeed a ripe age in a country where the average life expectancy hovers between 45 and 50 and may, given the worsening social progress index of the people, plummet.

Buhari sends message to Soyinka at 85

Despite his hard criticism of his administration, Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has a good message for Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka as he clocks he age of 85.

Soyinka to Youth: Start organising yourself for leadership

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday urged the youth to start organising themselves for leadership positions before the 2023 general elections.

Soyinka, Falana, others remember Abiola, lay wreath on grave

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says closure over the death of Chief MKO Abiola will be achieved when some of the challenges faced in...

Herdsmen: Nigeria can’t survive another Civil War, Soyinka, Ooni warn

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi  have warned that Nigeria cannot survive another Civil War, occasioned by the way and manner a section of the country is acting as if above the law and wanting to dominate the rest of the nation.

WSICE celebrates Wole Soyinka at 85

The Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange, WSICE clocks 10 on July 13, 2019 and plans to use the day to mark the 85th birthday of Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

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