Soyinka

Muslim-Muslim ticket: We are in a very difficult situation – Soyinka

Muslim-Muslim ticket: We are in a very difficult situation – Soyinka

By Kennedy Mbele Professor Wole Soyinka, in this no holds barred interview, speaks on the state of the nation. Specifically, the Nobel laureate shares his perspectives on the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the 2001 murder of then Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, and issues surrounding Biafra war, among others. […]
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No one’s in charge of Nigeria — Soyinka

No one’s in charge of Nigeria — Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said nobody was in charge of the affairs of the country at present. Soyinka, who described the year 2020 as the most challenging in the country, made the comment at the launch of his new book, ‘’Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth,’’ in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday. […]

Soyinka to Igbo: Ignore call to leave Yorubaland

Soyinka to Igbo: Ignore call to leave Yorubaland

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has asked Igbo to ignore the call to leave Yorubaland. In a statement last night, Soyinka said: “As for our brother and sister Igbo, I hope they have learnt to ignore the toxic under which some Nigerian imbaciles seek to drown the nation.” The statement was apparent in response to […]

Literary efforts in rescuing a nation in bondage

Literary efforts in rescuing a nation in bondage

By Prisca Sam-Duru With the removal of history as a subject from the Nigerian school curriculum, one can’t help but commend individuals in the creative industry who have through their works, helped in the preservation of events that have so far shaped the existence of the most populous black nation. It’s been six turbulent decades […]

Soyinka queues behind Obasanjo on state of nation

Soyinka queues behind Obasanjo on state of nation

Says the nation under Buhari is divided as never before By Osa Amadi Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka Tuesday released a detailed document titled “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law.” Which announced his support to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s warnings that the nation is being driven towards disintegration by president Muhammadu Buhari and his government. The document […]

I’m notoriously no fan of Obasanjo, but Nigeria more divided than ever ― Soyinka

I’m notoriously no fan of Obasanjo, but Nigeria more divided than ever ― Soyinka

Victor Ogunyinka Professor Wole Soyinka has uncharacteristically backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement on Nigeria slowly becoming a failed state. Soyinka expressed that Obasanjo’s warning apparently fell on deaf ears with the Presidency’s reaction, stating that Nigeria “has been obliged to endure has been insolent distractions from garrulous and coarsened functionaries, apologists and sectarian opportunists.” […]