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Buhari inherited “terribly” divided Nigeria from Jonathan – Presidency claims

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has claimed the present administration inherited a “terribly” divided country from the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015. The president’s media aide while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, insisted Nigeria has always been divided. Adesina was responding to comments made Read more

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Failed State: Wole Soyinka backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria divided like never before under Buhari

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said the country is more divided as never before under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The revered playwright, in a statement signed from his Autonomous Residence of Ijegba, Idi-Aba Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law,” said though he has never been a fan Read more

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Imo governorship: Gen. Abubakar, Soyinka, Pat Utomi others to monitor Supreme Court judgment review

Following the decision of the Supreme Court to review its judgment on Imo governorship election, a Third Force Movement, consisting of eminent academics and organized civil society, has engaged the services of former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Prof. Pat Utomi, leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Read more

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Solidarity: Soyinka, Sani, other activists in court as Sowore’s trial resumes [Photos]

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and a former Senator 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. Their presence is believed to be Read more

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Hate Speech bill, an attempt to silence critics – Soyinka writes NASS

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka says the national assembly is attempting to silence the voice of criticism with the reintroduction of the hate speech bill. The senate had reintroduced another bill seeking to establish a commission for the prohibition of hate speech in the country just a week after it introduced a bill to regulate social media. The Read more

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Soyinka reacts to charges against Sowore, says ‘Buhari’s govt has attained unprecedented paranoia’

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has attained an unprecedented level of paranoia.  He stated this while reacting to the government’s charge against the #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, who is accused of treason and of insulting President Buhari. In a statement issued on Saturday, the professor said at first he Read more

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Soyinka, Lolu Akinwunmi, Other Global Thought Leaders Set For Inaugural Advertising Week Africa in Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 19, 2019/ — Advertising Week Africa – the very first African edition of the world’s premier event for advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology professionals – will be held in Johannesburg from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 October 2019 at 1FOX Precinct. Renowned Author and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka Read more

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Declare insecurity an emergency, Soyinka tells FG

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Thursday expressed concern over ‘upsetting’ insecurity in the country, describing the situation as calamitous. He, therefore, called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on insecurity currently ravaging the country. However, President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the security crisis and the menace of corruption plaguing the country on Read more

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Soyinka: Sowore’s activities does not suggest a violent overthrow of government

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said recent activities of the human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore does not indicate a violent overthrow of the government. In his reaction to the arrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow by the Department of State Services, Soyinka said that the deployment of alarmist expressions such as “treason”, “anarchist”, “public Read more