Wole Soyinka

By IndepthAfrica
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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-...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 30th, 2013
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by Oyedokun Julius Babatunde On this day, May 29 2011, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (FCA) became the Governor of Ogun State after a funfair swearing-in which took place at the Moshood Kashimawo Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta; Auto mobiles making noise, Bands playing, Crowd cheering while Governor Amosun, son ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 24th, 2013
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by Chido Onumah “Indiscipline pervades our life so completely that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society”- Chinua Achebe, The Trouble with Nigeria. Prof. Chinua Achebe, literary giant, celebrated author, humanist and patriot par excellence, w...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2013
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When I was coming of age in my part of the African continent, I was oriented to four major metaphors for what my environment considered most important in our social discuss. The first was Zik, which I later learnt was short for the name of Nigeria’s founding nationalist and Africa’s foremost Pan-Afri...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 20th, 2013
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by Professor Wole Soyinka As a celebrated author, Professor Chinua Achebe’s final burial rites hold this week, I was on the road between Abeokuta and Lagos when I first learned about his death. Who called first – BBC or a Nigerian journalist? Can’t recall now, since other calls followed fast and furi...