Tag: Wole Soyinka

March 6, 2014

Okey Ndibe: A national insult rejected

by Okey Ndibe How did we quickly forget that Abacha’s looting of public funds from the vaults of the Central ...

March 6, 2014

US freezes $458 million stolen by centenary award winning dictator, Sani Abacha

by ‘Jola Sotubo In a seemingly unending chase, more public funds embezzled by the former Nigerian dictator, Sani Abacha, have ...

March 2, 2014

Why we honoured Abacha – FG explains

by ‘Jola Sotubo The centenary awards recently doled out by the Nigerian government to celebrate 100 years of amalgamation have ...

February 18, 2014

Opinion: When government security personnel decide to go gaga

by Dolapo Aina Like the Italian and South American drug and crime gang leaders you watch in crime movies and ...

January 17, 2014

Send Rivers police commissioner to fight Boko Haram – Soyinka tells Jonathan

by ‘Jola Sotubo The crisis in Rivers has been analyzed by Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and he puts the blame ...

January 10, 2014

Wole Soyinka’s daughter buried in Oyo, Amaechi, Duke attend (PHOTOS)

by Oge Okonkwo   Iyetade Soyinka, second daughter of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka was today, interred at Ultimate Gardens, Ibadan ...

January 8, 2014

Okey Ikechukwu: Those who call 1914 a mistake are mixing things up badly

by Okey Ikechukwu No one cried foul over Awo’s politics in the South West before he engineered Zik’s ouster using ...

December 30, 2013

Sad news: Wole Soyinka loses daughter to illness

by ‘Jola Sotubo Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has lost one of his daughters. Iyetade Soyinka, the second daughter of the ...

December 20, 2013

Tunde Ajileye: Death and the politician’s horsemen

by Tunde Ajileye The Constitution we have agreed to be governed by sets term limits for them and all attempts ...

December 19, 2013

Ogaga Ifowodo: Being man and poet, at the Mandela Secretariat

by Ogaga Ifowodo His likes may never walk the earth again. When I was elected secretary-general of the students union ...

December 6, 2013

Genevieve Nnaji, Wole Soyinka, others pay tribute to Nelson Mandela (READ)

by Oke Efagene Nigerian celebrities and prominent personalities have reacted to the death of the hero of freedom and former ...

November 17, 2013

NGF crisis: 8 govs, 5 deputies attend retreat in Sokoto

by Akan Ido The nineteen member strong Rotimi Amaechi-faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum were in Sokoto yesterday for their ...

October 13, 2013

Ayokunle Odekunle: Femi Fani-Kayode should stop haranguing us with witless theories

by Ayokunle Odekunle I have nothing against Mr. Fani-Kayode but he insults our senses by coming to town with some ...

October 12, 2013

Hauwa Gambo: On the madness of Femi Fani-Kayode (Y! FrontPage)

by Hauwa Gambo His is tainted with malice, with evil, with the basest of human sentiments ­ support of tyrants and dictators, ...

October 8, 2013

Wole Soyinka: Muslims, take back Islam

by Wole Soyinka These butchers continue to evoke the mandate of Islam, thus, we exhort our moslem brother and sister ...

October 1, 2013

Opinion: To our nation’s youth at Independence

by Adeshola Komolafe Whichever way we want to look at our history,  the role of youth in Nigeria’s historical blocks offer ...

September 28, 2013

How I escaped Kenya terrorist attack – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that the late Ghanaian diplomat and poet, Kofi Awoonor and himself could have been together ...

August 21, 2013

Opinion: University of Ibadan still towers highest at 65

by Tunji Olaopa Yet, UI has weathered the storms. In close to 65 years of its existence, the University of ...

August 19, 2013

Opinion: On Wole Soyinka’s verbal overreach

by Ebenezer Obadare Yet, for all her innumerable personal flaws, Mrs Jonathan still deserves to be treated with some courtesy. ...

August 19, 2013

Opinion: The sermon according to saint Obasanjo

by Tunji Adegboyega Trust the former president; he also seized the opportunity to sing his usual song of self-glorification: “In ...

August 8, 2013

Opinion: Domestic appendage – Wole Soyinka should recede from frontline politics

by Corlenius Segun-Ojo Culturally, it is indisputable that our society does not condone assault of any kind on womanhood. When ...

July 23, 2013

Opinion: Dame Jonathan – A domestic appendage

by Morenike Taire Had Rotimi Amaechi been impeached by the intrigues of the anti-Amaechi segment of the Rivers Assembly, Dame ...

July 21, 2013

Opinion: Wole Soyinka and his army of nay-sayers

by Obi Nwakanma But to demean her, and to ask the president to “call his wife to order” without as ...

July 18, 2013

Abimbola Adelakun: Let’s leave Patience Jonathan alone

by Abimbola Adelakun The First Lady’s controversy is however, instructive. In future, when we go to the polls, we should ...

July 17, 2013

“You can’t take the swamp out of the hippopotamus” – Soyinka lays it on Rivers gladiators

by Isi Esene Professor Wole Soyinka has again commented on the political crisis that has engulfed Rivers state. The Nobel ...

July 15, 2013

Collins Uma: What an eventful week in the life of Nigeria

by Collins Uma  Sunday came with the news of George Zimmerman being found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon ...

July 15, 2013

Sam Nda-Isaiah: Soyinka’s counsel to Dame Patience

by Sam Nda-Isaiah My candid advice to our dear first lady is to find a role for herself in furthering ...

July 12, 2013

Rivers crisis: “Too much is too much” – Soyinka, Falana blame Jonathan, wife

by Isi Esene Internationally renowned playwright, Prof. Wole Soyinka has flayed President Goodluck Jonathan over his suspicious posturing regarding the ...

July 3, 2013

CLICK: Experience chivalry and luxury as Chivas presents its ‘Top 100 Men in Nigeria’

by Akan Ido The Market’s leading Scotch whisky, Chivas, in conjunction with the new luxury 5-star hotel, InterContinental Lagos, are scheduled ...

June 20, 2013

Wole Soyinka: The village mourners association

 by Wole Soyinka As a teacher, I lament your failure to use the opportunity of the passing of a revered ...

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