What I mean by ‘You can’t defeat Biafra’ – Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka has explained that people misunderstood him when he said “you can never defeat Biafra”, noting that it was simplistic to think he was referring to the battlefield. The Nobel laureate made the clarification in an interview on Channels TV, while responding to a question on the Civil War, agitators and history. According […]

Soyinka slams those claiming he installed Buhari as President in 2015

By Sodiq Adewale Chocomilo Professor Wole Soyinka has slammed those claiming that he “installed” Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President in 2015. This was made known by Soyinka in a pre-recorded interview aired on Channels Television on Monday August 22. Soyinka said those claiming he installed Buhari are talking “rubbish.” He said; “When people talk about […]

Why I don’t care if Nigeria’s next President, VP, Speaker are of same religion – Soyinka

By Don Silas Ahead of the 2023 general election, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has given a reason he doesn’t care if Nigeria’s next president, vice-president, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are all from the same religion and village. Soyinka also said that the same faith ticket won’t be a problem in a […]

Video: Emi Lokan: Soyinka reacts to Pyrates Confraternity’s song mocking Tinubu

SEE VIDEO BELOW By Adekunle Dada Elder statesman, Prof Wole Soyinka, has reacted to a viral video showing some purported members of the National Association of Seadogs, otherwise called Pyrates Confraternity, mocking the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a song. The one-minute video captured some Pyrates Confraternity members dressed in red […]

Osun election: Bola Ige’s voice resounded from grave – Soyinka reacts to Adeleke’s victory

By Ifreke Inyang Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded Osun governorship election, is “the voice of Bola Ige resounding from the grave.” This was contained in a statement Soyinka released on Sunday. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the […]

Prof. Wole Soyinka loses younger brother, Femi

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Prof. Wole Soyinka loses younger brother, Femi Professor Femi Soyinka, a renowned researcher and former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has died at 85. Femi was the younger brother of Nobel laureate and professor of comparative literature, Professor Wole Soyinka. The family in a […]

I did not pay tribute to Tinubu – Soyinka

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has debunked claims that he paid tribute to the Presidential standard bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Ahmed Bola Tinubu. The elder statesman had earlier in the year also dismissed a social media post endorsing Tinubu for the 2023 Presidency. A tribute titled, ‘Prof […]

Why Soyinka visited Sunday Igboho — Sources

Why Soyinka visited Sunday Igboho — Sources Professor Wole Soyinka By Dapo Akinrefon & Olasunkanmi Akoni LAGOS—FRESH facts emerged on why Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, visited Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, fondly called Sunday Igboho, in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Soyinka had visited Igboho and leaders of the Ilana Omo Oodua, IOO, Professor Banji Akintoye […]

Soyinka hits Buhari: Pardon for Dariye, Nyame a putrid egg squashed against Nigerian faces

Buhari and Soyinka Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for granting presidential pardon to former governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame who were jailed for stealing billions of naira, saying that the president’s action is one egg squashed against Nigerian faces that they shall not forget or wipe off in a […]

Igboho can’t go home yet, lawyer reveals Soyinka’s role

Igboho can’t go home yet, lawyer reveals Soyinka’s role Sunday Igboho Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho, cannot leave Cotonou, Benin Republic, though he is out of prison. His lawyer Yomi Aliyyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said Igboho was only released from jail for medical reasons. He also revealed the role […]

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