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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.