Prof. Wole Soyinka @ 86 – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 11, 2020 – Nigeria’s wordsmith extraordinaire and master of quotable quotes, Professor Wole Soyinka (born Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka on July 13 1934), turned 86 last Monday. Coincidentally Wole Soyinka became the first black Nobel Laureate in literature in 1986 so his birthday this year has a special […]

Soyinka in court for resumption of Sowore’s trial

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka is currently at the Federal High Court, Abuja in solidarity with Omoyele Sowere, who is being tried in court for organising the “Revolution Now” protest. Omoyele Sowore who was the presidential candidate for the Action Alliance Congress in the 2019 Presidential elections, was arrested by the Department of State Service […]

How my wife reacted when I was diagnosed with cancer-Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his journey battling cancer has been uncomfortable, but easy. The literary icon was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 when he went for a routine checkup. Speaking to BBC, Soyinka said the disease was discovered in its early stage so it was easy to control and treat. He said he […]

Photo: “Outrage as a passenger onboard a flight asks Prof. Wole Soyinka to vacate his seat

The Internet was abuzz, yesterday, after Tonye Cole, billionaire politician, shared his flight experience on how Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, was asked to vacate a seat by a passenger onboard a flight. Cole, the co-founder and former group executive director of Sahara Group and Energy, had taken to his Instagram page on Sunday to narrate […]

Obasanjo awarded oil blocks for sex, says Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a degenerate, liar, predator and sadist, has challenged him to swear whether he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria. Soyinka spoke in his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’ meaning “Gani’s Unfinished […]

Soyinka to Nigerian youths: Vote out old politicians in 2019

SOYINKA Soyinka to Nigerian youths: Vote out old politicians in 2019   — 26th April 2018 Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka on Thursday declared that the old politicians need to voted out in the next General Elections. Soyinka advised Nigerians youths to take up the challenge of leadership by showing interest in […]

Buhari in a trance – Soyinka

Gbenga Adeniji Revered playwright, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. Soyinka, while reacting to a question on the three things he would tell the President if he meets him, stated, ” I will say Mr. President you are in a trance.” He added that the sooner the President got […]

Soyinka, Anyaoku, Ezekwesili, Bakare, others, launch Third Force Movement February

Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Pat Utomi, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Barrister Olisa Agbakoba, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Fela Durotoye are among dignitaries expected to be present at a summit where the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) will formally launch its third force initiative. As disclosed in a statement signed by the movement’s deputy director […]

PHOTOS: Wole Soyinka’s son, Tunlewa, weds in Atlanta

Son of Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka, Oretunlewa, over the weekend got married to his sweetheart of eight years, Nneka Ekechukwu, in Atlanta, USA. Close friends and relations were invited for the wedding. See the photos: The Soyinkas and the couple. The bride’s mother and her friends

50 years after: Soyinka, Kukah regret Igbo massacre in Asaba

From PAUL OSUYI, Asaba Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has frowned at the practice of naming national institutions and infrastructures after leaders known to have committed grievous harm against humanity. Prof. Soyinka bared his mind in Asaba, Delta State capital as special guest of honour at the ceremony marking the 50th Commemoration of  Asaba Massacre with theme […]

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