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August 8, 2018 7:20 AM Wole Soyinka under fire for attacking Obasanjo

The Yoruba Consultative Forum has slammed Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for his “undisguised campaign of calumny” against former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement by its President, Prof. Tejumade Rhodes, the YCF berated Soyinka for “revelling in a poisonous vendetta and egregious abuse” against the ex-President. “He (Obasanjo) frustrated 22

August 3, 2018 1:32 PM Day Lagos, Asaba stood still for Mandela– The Sun News

Lagos and Asaba last week stood still in commemoration of the goodwill and life of former South African president and Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela. Led by the South African Consulate Lagos, the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations, was in collaboration with South African Tourism West Africa, United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and National 28

July 10, 2018 11:56 PM Gambari, others to speak on conflict reporting at 10th Wole Soyinka centre lectureThe Sun News

Amidst mounting concerns over violence and conflicts in some parts of Nigeria and the media coverage of same, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar, diplomat and former Minister for External Affairs, will lead discussion on the issues at the 10th Wole Soyinka media lecture series, billed to hold on Friday, at NECA House, Alausa, Lagos. To join Ibrahim 24

June 23, 2018 10:29 AM Fighting Obasanjo is futile – Omokri tells Soyinka

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has warned Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka against fighting Olusegun Obasanjo. DAILY POST reports that Professor Soyinka had on Friday in Abuja said he will expose the atrocities of Obasanjo to Nigerians on July 3. Omokri in reaction to Soyinka’s statement urged him to fight for Nigeria 29

June 17, 2018 1:58 AM Abiola’s June 12 honour: We won’t thank Buhari –AfenifereThe Sun News

Leaders of the pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, Afenifere, have said that the Yoruba nation would not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition despite the recent honour bestowed on the late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election. Two prominent leaders of the group, Senator Femi Okunrounmu and Chief 34

June 9, 2018 7:27 AM Buhari invites Soyinka, Tinubu, pro-June 12 activists to Abiola's investitureThe Sun News

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka and other major stakeholders in the struggle for the revalidation of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election to the post-humous investiture of the presumed winner of the election, Chief Moshood Abiola, as the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR). The ceremony is slated 146 1

June 5, 2018 10:32 AM Soyinka compares Leah Sharibu to Kudirat Abiola, says schoolgirl represents ”all of us”

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has likened the courage of Leah Sharibu, the kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl, who is being held by Boko Haram to that of late Kudirat Abiola, wife of Chief Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election. Soyinka stated this at a brief 22nd remembrance anniversary held at Abiola house, Ikeja, Lagos 28

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 32

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 29

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 52