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Obasanjo, an overgrown child of circumstance – Soyinka

The Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an overgrown child of circumstance. Soyinka sharply criticised Obasanjo in his (Nobel laureate’s) new book, titled InterInterventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie – A Personal Odyssey in the Republic of Liars, presented in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday. Although Soyinka […]

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I want to draw blood with my new book — Soyinka

Playwright and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said he wants to ‘draw blood’ with his latest book, ‘Interinventions.’ He explained that the book was his tool of ‘vengeance’ against what he termed ‘unprovoked assault of public lies’ many of which he claimed were directed at him. He said this on Saturday at the June […]

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Obasanjo, Soyinka, 2Face, Others Make List Of Those Who Inspire Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, popular Nigerian artiste, 2Face Idibia, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and 87 other Nigerians from all walks of life made list of Those Who Inspire: Nigeria, book. The 212 pages new book is billed for launch on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Abuja. In a statement made available to Leadership in […]

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Buhari is ‘born again’ phenomenon, who is ready to make amends for his past mistakes – Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka has described President Muhammadu as a “born-again” phenomenon on the Nigerian political landscape, who is ready to make amends for his past mistakes. Soyinka, who spoke in an interview with Zero Tolerance, a periodic publication by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, noted that Buhari has already paid some debts to […]

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Buhari can go anywhere he likes but he must defeat Boko haram –Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in this interview with Success Nwogu (Punch) addresses topical national issues Read excerpts:   A lot of Nigerians still wonder why you chose to endorse the candidature of Muhammadu Buhari. Why did you do that? I was exercising my democratic right. So, how do you see Buhari as someone who is […]

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Jonathan worse than Nebuchadnezzar – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, says President Goodluck Jonathan is worse than neo-Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, describing Jonathan as a President that embraces impunity. Soyinka at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday blamed Jonathan for the fracas at the National Assembly in which lawmakers resorted to scaling the gate of the Assembly complex in order […]

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Soyinka, Falana condemn soldiers’ rampage (Must read)

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka and human rights lawyers, Messrs Jiti Ogunye, Festus Keyamo and Femi Falana, SAN, on Saturday described as a disdain for civil authority, the destruction of some Bus Rapid Transport buses by rampaging soldiers in Lagos on Friday. They also condemned the victimisation of residents of the Palmgrove and Onipanu areas […]

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