Soyinka says he’s forgiven Gowon, reveals those he can’t forgive

Professor Wole Soyinka has said that he had since forgiven Nigeria’s former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. Gowon, while serving as Nigerian leader, had in 1967 arrested Soyinka and locked him up in confinement when the Nigerian Civil War started. However, the Nobel laureate told Channels Television on Thursday that he held nothing against Gowon,... Continue Reading →

Soyinka, Sani In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes

Nobel laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and a former Nigerian senator Shehu Sani are currently at the Abuja High Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore’s trial resumes today, Wednesday, February 12 Channels TV reports. Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony for organizing... Continue Reading →

Amotekun: Govs To Meet Buhari As Soyinka, Agbakoba, Others Lampoon AGF

The South-West governors will meet the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  over the Federal Government’s declaration of the Western Nigeria Security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as illegal. Punch NG gathered that the talks with the President would be preceded by a meeting of the South-West governors this week. The Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar... Continue Reading →

“Stop Display Of Power Abuse And Release Sowore Now” – Prof Wole Soyinka Tells DSS

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has warned the Department of State Services, DSS, to stop the charade and display of crude and naked power by releasing the Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore still being kept in their custody despite meeting his stringent bail conditions Linda Ikeji reports. Operatives of the DSS had on Tuesday fired... Continue Reading →

Charges Against Sowore Shows Buhari’s Govt Has Reached Unrivalled Level Of Paranoia – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has attained an unprecedented level of paranoia. Soyinka said this while reacting to the government’s charge against Omoyele Sowore, who is accused of treason and insulting the president. In a statement issued on Saturday, the renowned playwright said at first he did not believe... Continue Reading →

Soyinka Calls For State Of Emergency In South West Over Insecurity

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called for declaration of state of emergency due to the security challenges in the South West Zone. Soyinka made the call on Thursday in Akure on the sidelines of the D.O Fagunwa Study Group International Conference held to celebrate his 85th birthday. The conference had as theme: ”Wole Soyinka,... Continue Reading →

“Buhari Has Failed, He Can Not Solve Nigeria’s Problems” – Prof. Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has failed. According to him, the problems confronting Nigeria were beyond Buhari. Soyinka stated this while playing host to students who paid him a visit on his 85th birthday. The literary icon made it clear that while state governments differ in success rates,... Continue Reading →

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