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Herders’ crisis: Afenifere, ACF, MBF, PANDEF back Soyinka, ask Buhari to avert civil war

Herders’ crisis: Afenifere, ACF, MBF, PANDEF back Soyinka, ask Buhari to avert civil war

By Peter Duru, Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Davies Iheamnachor & Ibrahim HassanWuyo Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, Middle Belt Forum, MBF, and Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, yesterday rose in support of Nobel laureate , Professor Wole Soyinka, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to act fast on the herders’ crisis to avert another civil war in the […]
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Between the writer and the Demagogue

Between the writer and the Demagogue

By Obi Nwakanma Wole Soyinka, writer and Noble laureate in literature, does not need any introduction. Nor does he need anyone to defend him, or speak for him, in any battle in which language – the word – is arrayed against cant. So, this column is not in defense of Soyinka. I’ll like to make […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Buhari’s declaration requires no legal backing ― APC Govs Forum DG

COVID-19 Lockdown: Buhari’s declaration requires no legal backing ― APC Govs Forum DG

By Omeiza Ajayi Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has again asked those still debating the legality of the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to focus on the bigger picture, saying asking President Muhammadu Buhari to have consulted a National Assembly that is on recess is unrealistic, simplistic and […]

COVID-19: Soyinka, Falana fault Buhari on lockdown order

COVID-19: Soyinka, Falana fault Buhari on lockdown order

LAGOS—NOBEL Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s restriction of movement order pronounced on Lagos and Ogun States saying Nigeria is not at war.

Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: Soyinka denies being on team monitoring Supreme Court Ruling

Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: Soyinka denies being on team monitoring Supreme Court Ruling

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in a statement on Tuesday said that contrary to the widespread report, he had nothing to do with politics and any group, adding that those peddling wrong information about him should desist from doing so. Soyinka said: “A link to a report by one of the national newspapers on […]

RESTRUCTURING: Afe Babalola, Soyinka, others to speak at VOR lecture

RESTRUCTURING: Afe Babalola, Soyinka, others to speak at VOR lecture

To address the needs for Government to shift focus from traditional economy to building a knowledge-based economy, eminent Nigerian Scholars, Social Entrepreneurs, Stakeholders in Education, Research and Innovations Industry will on February 19th 2020 converge at the VOR Lecture scheduled to hold at Muson in Lagos.

Soyinka flays Balarabe Musa on Amotekun

Soyinka flays Balarabe Musa on Amotekun

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described the statement by former Governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa on the creation of “Operation Amotekun, a” security outfit in the South West region “recipe for tragedy.” In a statement he personally signed on Tuesday, Soyinka said he wished Nigeria to avoid the blunder by […]

AMOTEKUN: We’re considering similar outfit — Middle Belt

AMOTEKUN: We’re considering similar outfit — Middle Belt

S-West governors dare FG No going back on outfit — Akeredolu Malami lacks power to ban it — Makinde Amotekun has come to stay — Soyinka By Dayo Johnson, Dapo Akinrefon, Peter Duru, Ola Ajayi, Henry Ojelu & James Ogunnaike Following Tuesday’s declaration by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, […]

50 YEARS AFTER CIVIL WAR: We must embark on sober reflection – SOYINKA

50 YEARS AFTER CIVIL WAR: We must embark on sober reflection – SOYINKA

Last year October, about a week after the nation space that we have generously agreed to refer to as Nigeria, celebrated her 59th year of Independence from colonial rule, I found myself at the Athens Democracy Forum, Athens being of course that former nation-state that claims the honour of pioneering a system of governance that we all today, celebrate under the name – Democracy.

Why DSS must release Agba Jalingo ― Soyinka

Why DSS must release Agba Jalingo ― Soyinka

By Dapo Akinrefon Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Monday, called on the Department of State Service, DSS, to release detained journalist and activist, Mr Agba Jalingo. Soyinka said this on the sidelines of the 50th anniversary of the country’s Civil War with the theme: “Nigerian Civil War: 50 years after.” ALSO READ: Soyinka lauds […]

Soyinka lauds South West governors on Amotekun

Soyinka lauds South West governors on Amotekun

By Dapo Akinrefon Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Monday, commended governors of the South West for initiating and launching the security outfit codenamed: Operation Amotekun. ALSO READ: Amotekun is tokenism, struggle for real solution continues — Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman Soyinka, who said he had earlier given up on the governors, commended them for listening […]

Rights Violation: Nigerian Government tells UK, US, EU to stay clear

Rights Violation: Nigerian Government tells UK, US, EU to stay clear

….Says Nigeria is not answerable to them The Nigerian Government has asked the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union to stop meddling in its affairs. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, advised the countries and organisation to rather address the issues in their respective domains. He […]

Speech: The open society endangered ― Wole Soyinka

Speech: The open society endangered ― Wole Soyinka

(Being a talk delivered at the UN World Anti-Corruption Day, Abuja, Dec. 9. 2019)   Present here, I fully expect, is the youth contingent of this undertaking. We are still within the United Nations designated Year of the Child, and that makes youth involvement doubly appropriate as an integral part of our encounter. This is […]