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May 15, 2018 5:39 AM SERAP backs Soyinka, says trial of past leaders overdue

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has supported the call for the trial of Nigeria’s past leaders by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said this would make the fight against corruption in Nigeria sucessful. Soyinka was quoted saying “Until we make some of our past leaders walk through those doors of the EFCC new office 20

April 10, 2018 7:48 AM Why Tinubu, Fashola, Amaechi are looters – Jonathan’s ex-aide, Omokri

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide, Reno Omokri has described Bola Tinubu, Babtunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi and Rochas Okorocha as “looters.” Omokri made the remark while rubbishing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing anti-corruption war. He said until the above-named politicians were included in the looters’ lists, the ongoing anti-graft 21

March 22, 2018 6:32 AM 2019: Soyinka tells Third Force how to upstage APC, PDP

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned the Nigerian Intervention Movement, NIM, the ‘Third Force’, against ‘experienced spoilers’. Soyinka spoke yesterday at the group’s grand national summit and launch of a grand political coalition on the future of Nigeria in Abuja, yesterday. The Nobel laureate said they must be vigilant and watch out for “experienced 39

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 26

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 24

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 24

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 29

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 63

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 35

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 45