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Soyinka to Buhari: Nigeria’s crumbling, close to extinction

…says OBJ’s warnings, accurate reading of situation Nobel Laureate and civil rights activist, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, joined the raging debate on the state of the nation, declaring that Nigeria was not just a failing state, but a crumbling edifice and a contraption teetering on the very edge of total collapse. Soyinka said that even […]

Arts & Entertainments

WSICE 2020: Three days of intense, thought-provoking performances

After three days of intense and thought provoking discussions on the concept of Ubuntu and our humanity as it has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange (WSICE) 2020 edition with the theme ‘I Am because YOU ARE’ came to a successful conclusion. This year’s edition of the event, anchored […]


Alleged blasphemy: Soyinka flays atheist’s arrest for 100 days

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has written a letter of solidarity to an atheist, Mubarak Bala, who has been in detention for 100 days without trial for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad. Mubarak was arrested by the police in Kaduna State on April 28, following a petition by a lawyer, Salisu Umar. He was subsequently detained […]

Arts & Entertainments

Entries for Wole Soyinka Essay competition 2020 ends June 26

Entries for the Wole Soyinka Essay competition 2020 will end on Friday June 26th. There are two age categories of the essay competition. The junior category is for agee 12-16 (350-400 words), while the senior category is age 17-22 (800-1000 words). According to the organisers, entries for the competition are welcome in five languages: English, […]