Wole Soyinka

Soyinka rebukes DSS, Buhari govt, says Sunday Igboho not criminal

Soyinka rebukes DSS, Buhari govt, says Sunday Igboho not criminal

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has maintained that Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho is not a criminal. Soyinka said the Nigerian Government should tag herdsmen killing people and raping women as criminals and not Igboho. Speaking with journalists at the Freedom Park in Lagos on Friday, the Nobel Laureate said Igboho’s agitation cannot be criminalized because it’s peaceful. Soyinka also criticized the Department of State Services, DSS, for raiding Igboho’s residence in Ibadan, Oyo State. He said: “I refuse to accept that Igboho is being chased because he peacefully demonstrated his position vis-a-vis the destiny of this…
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Wole Soyinka: Present political arrangement ‘not working’

Wole Soyinka: Present political arrangement ‘not working’

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said that the present political arrangement in Nigeria is not working. During a recent interview with BBC Pidgin, Soyinka expressed his preference for a united Nigeria – but not in its current shape. The professor asked those calling for the Yoruba Nation to define what it really means. He said, “I don’t like the sound of a Yoruba Nation any more than I like the sound of a Tiv nation or an Igbo nation. The reason is this: there are certain pejorative overtones, chauvinistic overtones attached to it. That’s not the issue. When you talk…
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Wole Soyinka: I don’t like the sound of Yoruba or Igbo nation

Wole Soyinka: I don’t like the sound of Yoruba or Igbo nation

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said he does not like the sound of a Yoruba or Igbo nation and would prefer an improvement of what we have. The Nobel Laureate made his point on Monday, during an interview with BBC. He was asked to take a stand on the creation of a Yoruba Nation, being canvassed by Sunday Igboho and other Yoruba groups. ” I don’t like the sound of a Yoruba Nation any more than I like the sound of a Tiv nation, Igbo Nation, Itsekiri Nation. “No. The reason is this: there are certain pejorative overtones attached…
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Soyinka: Why Buhari’s government cannot unite Nigeria

Soyinka: Why Buhari’s government cannot unite Nigeria

Prof. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is unable to unite Nigeria due to structural failure. On Saturday, Soyinka announced this at a book reading and signing in Abuja for two of his books, titled “Trumpism in Academe” and “Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.” He was responding to former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who asked if he could write a story that would inspire unity among the various tribes in the country. In response, Soyinka claimed Nigeria had lost a key opportunity to unite. “We had a critical moment and we…
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