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February 18, 2018 2:36 AM Buhari mourns, as renowned playwright, Prof Akinwunmi Isola dies at 79

According to family sources, the revered poet passed away yesterday morning in Ibadan at the age of 79 after a protracted illness that spanned over two years. The late Isola, who was best known for his literary works, authored Efunsetan Aniwura, O le ku, Madam Tinubu and also translated Prof Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and Aké: The Years 16

February 13, 2018 8:54 PM 2019: Listen to Oyedepo, Suleman, Obasanjo, Babangida, Soyinka – Fani-Kayode tells Buhari

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the statement credited to Prof. Wole Soyinka on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari was under many unknown forces. Fani-Kayode told President Buhari to heed advice from both spiritual and political leaders in the country and resign. According to the former Minister, notable spiritual leaders 17

February 13, 2018 2:16 PM Too many unforced errors under Buhari – Soyinka

Nobel laureate and activist, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. Soyinka said this while reacting to a question on the three things he would tell the President if he meets him in an interview with Punch. “The sooner the President got out of the trance, the better for the nation. Asked on the form of trance the President 20

February 1, 2018 12:55 PM Soyinka, Oby Ezekwesili, Tunde Bakare to launch new political movement in February

Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Pat Utomi, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Barrister Olisa Agbakoba, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Fela Durotoye are some of the notable names expected to be present, when the Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) launches its third force initiative. This was revealed in a statement signed by NIM’s Deputy Director-General 20

October 18, 2017 9:14 PM Buhari and the stigma of sectionalism

The reformist inclination of President Muhammadu Buhari has never been helped by what has become an historical perception of sectionalism in the direction of his leadership. The damage was done during his leadership debut between December 1983 and August 1985 when key southern politicians and opinion moulders assumed he favoured the North at the expense 56

October 18, 2017 8:25 PM PDP Chairmanship: Daniel as chair‘ll kill the party- Kashamu

Reacting to Daniel’s official declaration to contest the position, the lawmaker said Daniel was the least qualified among those aspiring for the post. “When I heard that he was vying for the post, my initial reaction was that it was a joke. But, now that he has decided to make a formal declaration, I would say it is a joke taken too far. Let me say with all sense 32

October 16, 2017 11:18 PM Can Nigeria and Cameroon learn any lessons from Catalonia?

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence, as BBC Pidgin editor Adejuwon Soyinka reports. Many Nigerians and Cameroonians were looking to Spain, hoping it would find a peaceful solution to demands for independence in the Catalan 40

October 11, 2017 7:10 AM Anyaoku’s glorious day as UNIZIK names institute after him

IT was indeed a glorious day for one of Nigeria’s elder statesmen and foremost diplomat, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, last week when authorities of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, named the proposed university’s Institute of International Studies and Diplomacy after him. At the colourful ceremony which took place at the UNIZIK auditorium, Anyaoku, who was the third 32

October 1, 2017 2:43 AM X-Raying Arts Culture, A Blossoming Industry Of Global Relevance

As Nigeria celebrates 57th independence anniversary as a sovereign nation today, it becomes pertinent to take a critical look at the performances of the two key sectors of the economy, culture and entertainment in terms of their contributions to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nation’s economy. In the area of culture, the National Cultural Policy 23

September 12, 2017 11:15 AM Soyinka denounces those canvassing 2nd term for Buhari

Lagos – NOBEL Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, said Nigeria is long overdue for reconfiguration saying it is sickening for some people to be agitating against it. Soyinka, in an interview with some newsmen at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, Lagos, said those who said that what Nigeria needed was just a restructuring of the mind were not saying the obvious 24