It’s wrong to say Nigeria can’t be restructured – Soyinka

Noble Lareate, Playwriter and Poet, Prof Wole Soyi Nigeria’s unity is negotiable—Dickson By Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu THE arguments against restructuring of Nigeria were Friday countered by Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, who said it was wrong to say that the country’s structure should be left the way it is. Corroborating Soyinka’s position, Governor Seriake […]

Niger Delta Avengers denies picking Soyinka, Kalu for talks

Ovie Okpare, Warri The Niger Delta Avengers has refuted the claim that it nominated Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; a former Abia State governor, Mr. Orji Kalu and five others to negotiate with the federal government on behalf of the group. A statement by the spokesman of the militant group, Mudoch Agbinibo, late on Saturday […]

Buhari’s reaction to herdsmen killings shocking – Soyinka

Prof. Wole Soyinka Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for his reaction to increasing attacks and killings by herdsmen in several states in the country. Soyinka in an address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism on Wednesday said he was shocked by the President’s claim that the attacks would soon be […]

80th Birthday Dinner: Soyinka replies Rivers govt

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described as ‘abominable distractions,’ statement by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr Austin Tam-George, that the state would demand refund from him (Soyinka) if he collected cash from the  N82 million allegedly spent by immediate-past Governor, Rotimi Amaechi on a dinner to honour him. Soyinka, who reacted in […]

Soyinka opens up on Biafra, Buhari

• Agitation in South-East not surprising By Doris Obinna Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, yesterday spoke frankly on the agitation in the South East and declared that Biafra cannot be defeated. Soyinka added that the agitation did not come to him as a surprise. He also defended his choice of President Muhammadu Buhari as a […]

Ribadu later realised Obasanjo was using him –Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka | credits: File copy Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said that former President Goodluck Jonathan was becoming authoritarian while in office. Soyinka also said that the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu admitted to him in the UK that he (Ribadu) realised late that […]

Gov forum’s crisis paved the way for PDP defeat –Tinubu, Soyinka

Tinubu, Soyinka The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday in Lagos said the 2013 Nigeria Governors’ Forum crisis paved the way for the end of the 16-year rule of the   Peoples Democratic Party. They made the observation during the public presentation of ‘Dynamics […]

Power grabbers want to truncate Nigeria’s democracy –Soyinka

  Prof. Wole Soyinka Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has raised the alarm that “illegal, sinister and power-grabbers” are bent on scuttling the country’s current democratic process. The power-grabbers, according to him, are the ones pushing for the imposition of interim government on the country. He said during an interview with SaharaTV, a United States-based […]

Soyinka: I won’t advise anyone to vote for GEJ

February 05 Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has questioned the basis for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, saying he has not done enough to receive the votes of Nigerians on February 14. The revered scholar, who had earlier denied endorsing any candidate in the election, said at the appropriate time he would make his stand known. “Whenever […]

Fayemi’s loss a mystery, says Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the loss of the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the June 21 governorship election as a mystery which the All Progressives Congress must unravel. He said with the various programmes and legacy projects put in place by Fayemi, his successor must continue on the […]

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