Wole Soyinka

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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By Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Mr. Buhari is quoted as saying: “…Yes, I am a politician. Yes, I am in the opposition. Yes, there is the tendency for my statement to be misconstrued as that of a politician rather than a statesman. But I owe it as matter of duty and honour, and in the interest [&hell...
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Jul 16th, 2014
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By Dr. Anayo Unachukwu In less than six decades–since its independence–Nigeria has had over half a dozen of coup d’états, a civil war, and different attempts at democracy in various guises. That’s some political baggage for a relatively young nation–just a century old. Throw into th...
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Jul 8th, 2014
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By Kallys Albert Sr. Based on my own personal recollections, some families, parents and I, regard the military as an institution embodied with discipline, enlarged union, commitment and drive, while others perceive it as a chastisement ground. Perhaps this later perception derives support from the ri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 24th, 2014
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by Wole Soyinka “We must protest seriously against the sycophants who hide under religion to perpetrate evils in our land; it must be done nationwide. We reject everything that Boko Haram represents. Our religion rejects everything these evil characters project in the name of islam. We must not...
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Mar 9th, 2014
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by Akintokunbo A Adejumo This article is not meant to hold brief or a rejoinder for Prof Wole Soyinka – I am most confident he, and others, can do this for himself more effectively than me; rather it is to seek to protect Nigerians from the insult and onslaught of the spectre of brazen and […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 7th, 2014
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By Dr. ‘Leke Otunuga, Dear Sodiq Abacha, I am going to appeal to the wisdom of the ‘law of excluded middle’ you so brilliantly espoused. I am going to shoot straight and unequivocally by telling you the hard truth. For one, you should have stayed out of the discourse for whether you...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2014
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by Prof Wole Soyinka The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to that outrage, small indeed, but of an inversely proportionate significance. This was the name of the hospital...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 29th, 2013
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From the title, you know I’m not yet a tribalist, but becoming one is now my all-consuming ambition. My preferred brand of tribalism is one popularized by the late sage, Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo. Before the rest of you ultra-nationalists ‘bomb’ me to smithereens, let me rehearse my resume. I am full-...
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Aug 26th, 2013
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Selam Kidane The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. Wole Soyinka … is anyone else thinking that Eritrean poletika is really a conspiracy to confuse commentators? Why else would there be three festivals, four feuds and several launches of projects taking place all at the same time...
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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Gumsu Sani Abacha, the daughter of Nigeria former head of state General Sani Abacha, on twitter today ridiculed Wole Soyinka and called him “a mad professor”. “Wole Soyinka is a “Mad Empty Professor that lives on criticising negatively his Motherland an...