* Army’s claims on ‘error’ killing of policemen are untrue – police (Guardian) * Eid-el-Kabir: FAAN strengthens airport security (Punch)

Army’s claims on ‘error’ killing of policemen are untrue – police (Guardian) The Nigerian Police Force has said the claims by the Nigerian troop on the killing of three policemen and one civilian is an “obvious distortion of facts.” Police’s…

Surely, not again!!! – Wole Soyinka

Deployment of alarmist expressions such as “treason”, “anarchist”, “public incitement” etc. by Security forces have become so predictable and banal that they have become meaningless. Beyond the word ‘revolution’, another much misused and misunderstood word, nothing that (Omoyele) Sowore has…

Re: Misrepresentation of Statement by The Nation’s Reporter – Wole Soyinka

I denounce, in very strong terms, the report in THE NATION of July 15, 2019, regarding my exchange with school pupils who visited me in Abeokuta, on Sunday, July 14, as part of the organised events on my 85th Birthday.…

‘Igho Goes to Farm’ is love letter to my childhood, culture journalist tells youngsters

Culture journalist and The Guardian’s head of politics, Mr. Anote Ajeluorou, told the 85 student guests of Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka and other dignitaries that his debut children’s fictional storybook, Igho Goes to Farm, is a love letter to…

Journalist presents debut children’s book at Soyinka’s 85th birthday

Culture journalist and The Guardian’s head of politics, Mr. Anote Ajeluorou, will present his debut children’s storybook, Igho Goes to Farm, to the 85 student participants and dignitaries in Lagos and Abeokuta on July 12 and 14 as part of…

Buhari’s refusal to obey law emboldening anarchists —Soyinka (Punch)

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says there cannot be closure on the death of Chief MKO Abiola until some of the challenges and anomalies in the country have been addressed and eliminated. Soyinka, who  said this at a wreath-laying ceremony…

Ruga can cause explosion, Soyinka warns FG (Punch)

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday warned the Federal Government that its handling of Ruga herdsmen settlements could spark an explosion in the country. Soyinka, at the inauguration of the United Nations Solutions 17 SDG programme in Lagos, said…

A Democracy Day Primer – Wole Soyinka

Long Read This year’s recall of an uplifting day in the year 1993 comes up against a background of its most shameful disavowal: the 2019 elections – still under judicial contestation – an event that would be more accurately described…

UBA’s Africa Conversations: Leaders emphasise importance of history to African development

African leading minds have called on Africans to be mindful of their rich history, which according to them creates the path towards the socio-cultural, economic and political development of the continent. The strong African voices which included Group Chairman, United…

*My generation has failed Nigerians, says Soyinka (Punch) * FG vows to prosecute perpetrators of Kajuru attacks (Guardian)

My generation has failed Nigerians, says Soyinka (Punch) Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says his generation has failed the country. Speaking on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, the professor said the dreams people of his generation had about the country…

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