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Wole Soyinka warns President Buhari over Obasanjo’s letter

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told President Muhammadu Buhari, that he cannot ignore the four-page open letter addressed to him, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday.
Funke Olakunrin

Police arrest suspected killers of Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter

The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti.

Wole Soyinka: Current security challenges are beyond President Buhari-led government

Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka has declared that the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country are beyond the capacity of the government in power led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Wole Soyinka: Oby Ezekwesili, others call for value-based democracy

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) along with other speakers at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series, held on Saturday, 13 July 2019 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, have called on Nigerians to insist on values in determining those who become their leaders and how the polity is administered.
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President Buhari greets Wole Soyinka at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm felicitations to Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday, July 13, 2019, rejoicing with the literary icon for being one of the country’s greatest prides, and a universal brand.
Tunde Kelani

Oscars: Tunde Kelani, two other Nigerians make Academy’s members list

Three Nigerians have made The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences newly released a diverse list of 842 members.
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Wole Soyinka urges Nigerian youth to start organising themselves ahead 2023 elections

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday urged the youth to start organising themselves for leadership positions before the 2023 general elections.
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Wole Soyinka: President Buhari’s refusal to obey law emboldening anarchists

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there cannot be closure on the death of Chief MKO Abiola until some of the challenges and anomalies in the country have been addressed and eliminated.
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Wole Soyinka: Flight incident ‘a non-issue’

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has broken his silence on the incident between him and an airline passenger describing it as a non-issue.

Seadogs: We are not a secret cult

The National Association of Seadogs, (NAS) has said that the confraternity was not a secret cult as erroneously believed.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere asks President Buhari to end herdsmen killings in South West

Pan-Yoruba socio cultural organisation, Afenifere, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to end all forms of extra-judicial killings, especially the ones perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the South West geopolitical zone.
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Wole Soyinka backs ex-President Obasanjo on Islamisation claims

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has berated the Federal Government for attacking former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the latter’s comments that Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen crisis had become an agenda to ‘Fulanise’ West Africa and ‘Islamise’ Africa.
Yekini Nabena

APC: Nigeria bigger than Ayo Adebanjo

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said Nigeria was bigger than Chief Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and one of the leaders of

Wole Soyinka: How Fela father’s cane shaped my life

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that the strict discipline he got as a child growing up with his uncle, father of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oludotun Ransome Kuti, shaped his life to become what he is today.
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Wole Soyinka: How to demilitarize former leaders

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, said he has gotten a “final solution” to former military officers-turned-politicians’ inability to do away with military traits even as civilians or democrats.
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Wole Soyinka: My generation has failed Nigerians

Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says his generation has failed the country as the dreams people of his generation had about the country had not materialised.
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Wole Soyinka: President Buhari failed on security

Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria.
Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Amosun: I’ll hands off governance by 12 midnight on May 28

Outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Tuesday said he would hands off governance of Ogun state by 12 midnight on May 28, 2019 with the inauguration of projects executed by his administration.

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