Posts Tagged ‘Wole Soyinka’

Soyinka, Sani in court as Sowore’s trial resumes

by Chuks Azotanion February 12, 2020
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and a former Nigerian lawmaker Shehu Sani are at the Abuja High Court at the resumed trial of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore on Wednesday. Also in court is the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and activist Deji Adeyanju. Sowore was arrested on Saturday, […]

“It curtails the possibility of an open society” – Soyinka reacts to hate speech bill

by Chuks Azotanion December 10, 2019
Prof Wole Soyinka has opened up on why he is against the controversial hate speech which made it to the floor of the Nigerian senate.  The Nobel Laureate who spoke in Abuja at a summit to mark the United Nations International Anti- Corruption Day, said he will be the last person to support any idea terminating a […]

“There Are Names In This Country I’ll Never Mention Again” – Wole Soyinka

by Chuks Azotanion October 14, 2019
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there are some names ofprominent citizens in Nigeria that he will never mention again. Soyinka stated this at the Freedom Park in Lagos during a pre-launchevent of his latest book, ‘Beyond Aesthetics’ and the launch of‘Beautiful: The Exposition’, an art collection. The rights activist and playwright is considered a […]

“Buhari should stop using security agencies to silence Nigerians” ~ Wole Soyinka

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 25, 2019
Nobel Laureate, Professors Wole Soyinka, has warned the Federal Government and security agencies, to stop trying to silence Nigerians. Soyinka stated this, while speaking in Badagry on Saturday, at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. The police, Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday, sealed […]

Yoruba elders back Soyinka’s call for state of emergency in South West

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 11, 2019
Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has thrown its weight behind the call by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka for a declaration of emergency in the Southwest, owing to the level of insecurity in the region. According to the elders, the forests in the region have been invaded and the people are in danger. Soyinka, a […]

Wole Soyinka slams Buhari over Sowore’s Arrest

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 4, 2019
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has condemned the arrest of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore was arrested and detained for organising a protest against bad governance in Nigeria. Soyinka, in a strongly-worded statement, also berated the Inspector General of Police for propagating a false narrative that the use of the word “revolution” implies violence. The […]