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Corrected: Still in search of Nigerian who ordered Soyinka out of his seat

The young Nigerian who ordered Prof. Wole Soyinka out of his seat on a flight has broken his silence and opened up on why he took the action.

Soyinka at 85: Ezekwesili to lead conversations on good governance in Nigeria

Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and Co-Founder of #BringBackOurGirls Movement, will give the keynote address on the theme, ‘Rethinking credible elections, accountable democracy and good governance in Nigeria’, at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series scheduled to hold on Saturday, 13 July 2019.

My generation has failed Nigeria – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said his generation has failed the country.

Soyinka’s love for nature and eco-friendly home

From a distance, the house, built of a combination of burnt clay brick, red Nigerite roofing sheets and concrete pillars, lies prostrate like a lion. Under the smiting equatorial sunlight, this lion is yawning after what seems to be a delicious meal. But in place of spiky canines, this giant cat has grey pillars as teeth, upon which half of the structure rests. And in its big mouth stands a sport utility vehicle with which the owner goes hunting and traveling on Nigeria’s crater-ridden roads.

Flashback: Soyinka at 84: Speaks on the 1965 Radio Station Tape Substitution Drama

Professor Wole Soyinka who is 84 today was charged with armed robbery for breaking into the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation studio in Ibadan during the heady days of the Western Region’s political crisis in 1965. Fully armed, he was alleged to have asked the man in the studio to use his own (Soyinka’s) recording, asking the premier to get out.

Soyinka lauds FG over Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Friday commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail project.

Soyinka endorses Moghalu for President

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has endorsed the flag-bearer of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, Kingsley Moghalu for president and asked Nigerians to cast their vote for him in next week's presidential election if they want a change in the country.

Count me out of any Convener’s council or Third Force – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Sunday debunked claim that he is a member of any convener's council or Third Force.

2019: Buhari, Atiku not the solution; we need alternative – Soyinka, Falana, Aborishade

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; human rights lawyer, Femi Falana; Femi Aborishade and Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin on Thursday alerted the nation that the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar is not what the nation need now, but an alternative that will take Nigeria to the desired haven.

Count me out, I will never vote for Buhari, Atiku – Soyinka 

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday vowed not to vote for the presidential candidates of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari and that of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar in next month's presidential election. 

Flashback: Soyinka to Obasanjo: You’re unfit to lead a mission to rescue Nigeria

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has hit out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo again, saying that he is unfit to lead a mission to rescue Nigeria and restore the nation to sanity in view of the various atrocities he committed during his reign as the number one citizen of the nation.

Soyinka attacks Obasanjo for supporting ‘a devil’ to become Nigeria’s president

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo again, saying he is supporting a man he called 'a devil' several years ago to become Nigeria's president.

Soyinka, journalists, writers celebrate Khashoggi’s memories

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday led scores of journalists, publishers and writers to celebrate the memories of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and writer who was allegedly killed by the Saudi Arabia authorities on October 2, 2018 while visiting Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

My identity has been stolen on Facebook, Soyinka cries out

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday cried out over his stolen identity being used on Facebook by a Nigerian who lives in Poland.

No more conferment of honorary awards on me – Soyinka

The Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka on Friday said he was done with the conferment of Honorary awards on him.

Soyinka draws ovation over Annan in Stockholm

African Literary statesman, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, earned prolonged applause when he dedicated his keynote address at the ‘Nobel Teachers Summit’ to the memory of the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr Kofi Annan.

Stop subverting rule of law, Soyinka warns Buhari

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stop subverting the rule of law.

Soyinka condoles with Ghana over death of Kofi Annan

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has condoled with the people of Ghana over the demise of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

Soyinka to Obasanjo: Swear that you never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has challenged former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to swear by this nation that he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification during his reign at the helm of affairs of the country.

There is cheapening of lives under Buhari’s administration – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday lamented that the lives of Nigerians have been so cheapened under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, while calling for the election of new generation of leaders to overhaul the system.

Soyinka to Obasanjo: You’re unfit to lead a mission to rescue Nigeria

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has hit out at former President Olusegun Obasanjo again, saying that he is unfit to lead a mission to rescue Nigeria and restore the nation to sanity in view of the various atrocities he committed during his reign as the number one citizen of the nation.

Soyinka: It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his “Tormentor-in-Chief”

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday said it was confusing for President Muhammadu Buhari to honour the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola while at the same time admiring his 'tormentor-in-chief.'

Soyinka: How tackling corruption issues’ll address electoral rigging 

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Wednesday said tackling corruption issues in Nigeria will address electoral rigging that has marred the nation's political system.

Beware of Obasanjo’s coalition, it’s enemy of democracy – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka on Sunday called on Nigerians to be vigilant and beware of a coalition formed by former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo purportedly claiming to be on a rescue mission to salvage the nation, saying that the coalition was formed by people who are enemies of democracy.

Herdsmen crisis: Buhari is under a trance – Soyinka 

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday said Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari is under a trance in view of wanton insecurity that has engulfed the nation, especially the herdsmen crisis.

Fuel crisis: There is something rotten in Nigeria – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Saturday said there is something rotten in the state of ‘Naija’ (Nigeria) following persistent fuel crisis and the blame passing of those in authorities who are supposed to remedy the situation.

Echoes from Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism

The 12th annual Wole Soyinka Award for investigative journalism held on Saturday, 9 December 9, 2017 at the NECA House, Agidingbi Lagos.

People are trying to use me start tribal war – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday lamented that some people are trying to use him to start a tribal war in the country.

Soyinka: Federal Govt must probe alleged maltreatment of Biafra supporters

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has called on the Federal Government to urgently investigate allegations of maltreatment of Biafra supporters in the Eastern part of the country by the military with the aim of punishing those found culpable.

Soyinka: Nigeria long overdue for reconfiguration

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Monday said Nigeria is long overdue for reconfiguring, saying it is sickening for some people to be agitating against it. 

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