Greg Mbajiorgu presents a golden jubilee book to former President Jonathan – Norbert Oyibo Eze

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is, undoubtedly, a passionate lover and patron of the art. Even when he was the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, state craft never constrained him to relegate the artists to the background. He had a…

Obasanjo awarded oil blocks for sex, Soyinka reveals (Vanguard)

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, calling former President Olusegun Obasanjo, a degenerate, liar, predator and sadist, has challenged him to swear whether he never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification while he presided over the affairs of Nigeria.…

Don’t crucify Ortom for leaving APC, says Soyinka (Punch)

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said on Thursday that no power or force should crucify Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, for returning to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress. Soyinka, while clarifying that he was not campaigning…

University of Ibadan names theatre after Wole Soyinka

  The Council and Senate of the University of Ibadan have decided to rename the Arts Theatre of the University after Professor Wole Soyinka. A statement released by Dr. Tunde Awosanmi of the Department of Theatre Arts of the university…

Macron’s visit a good omen -Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has commended the visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to Nigeria, describing it as “a positive development”. Obi spoke as part of the dignitaries that received the French President at Fela’s…

9th WSICE84 turns searchlight on the pursuit of truth

The ninth edition of Open Door Series ProjectWS, the annual Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Project (WSICE84) will take place from July 12 -15 in Abeokuta, Ogun State under the theme: “The Pursuit of Truth (Truth and the National Psyche)”,…

June 12, the mandate – Wole Soyinka

(As prepared for the formal recognition of June 12, 1993, and conferment of national honours on stalwarts of that struggle.)   The annulment of the presidential elections of June 12, 1993 was a negative watershed in Nigerian history. It opened…

June 12: Stop showing loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells President (Punch)

Twenty-five years after the military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief Moshood Abiola, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday formally apologised to the family of the deceased who died in…

Na God go punish that Fela – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

When Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died on August 2, 1997, one holier-than-thou friend became outraged that I was mentioned in The Guardian’s front page report of the passing as one of the notable apostles of the Afrobeat legend. I shut the poor…

The story of Borojah, the Poor but Aristocratic Poet? – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Lagos, my Lagos, is fast losing its beans. It breaks my heart no end that the choice spots that used to give Lagos its onions are no longer there. For instance, the first ever hotel I lodged in can no…

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