Wole Soyinka

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Name: Wole Soyinka
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Zuriel Concludes #FollowTheBallForEducation Campaign

After 6 and half weeks of traveling more than 28,000 miles through 6 countries [USA, Brazil, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritius and South Africa] on 3 continents, Zuriel Oduwole's #FollowTheBallForEducation project came to a befitting close on Thursday, July ... [Published Modern Ghana - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 7 reports

Amaechi: Soyinka is a Global Achiever

Prof Wole SoyinkaErnest ChinwoRivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has congratulated Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on his 80th birthday, describing him as a global achiever.Amaechi made the remark at a birthday dinner he held in honour ... [Published This Day Online - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Whither our national security?

“We should wake up to the reality, Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem not prayers”, Professor Wole Soyinka said at center for Black Culture and Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State on April 15, 2014. It is worrisome that the general ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

At the command performance of Sam Omatseye’s The Siege

Chairman, Editorial Board, The Nation newspaper, Mr Sam Omatseye, held a command performance of his new play, ‘The Siege,’ in honour of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s 80th birthday at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Dignitaries that graced the occasion included ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Soyinka at 80

I want to join the chorus of people congratulating Professor Wole Soyinka as he turns 80. I am not a literary critic, my knowledge of English Literature does not go beyond higher school which when today I discuss authors like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Wole Soyinka Centre To Increase Investigative Reporting Of Girls And Women

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism said it has launched the “Report Women” project, to increase and improve the reportage of girls andwomen in the Nigerian media.The Centre made this known in a statement issued yesterday by its Coor ... [Published Daily Times Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Testimonials

LET us forget about them all – for a while.The thoughtless impeachment of former Adamawa Governor Murtala Nyako by a band of  lawbreakers and erratic errand boys posing as champions of decency; the buffoonery of replicating the #BringBackOurGirls protest; ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Treason Trial of Soyinka

FEMI FALANAGUEST COLUMNISTThe public protests which greeted the illegal annulment of the result of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by Chief M.K.O Abiola forced the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, to relinquish power. While announcing ... [Published This Day Online - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

For Kongi, Bello upgrades his thesis

Yet another book greets the 80th birthday of the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, AKEEM LASISI reportsAs the 80th birthday celebration of the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, spreads across the country, the Special Adviser, Media to Lagos State ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Soyinka Centre Set to Give Gender Reporting a Nudge

A training programme to give expanded role to women as investigative reporters in the country is the focus of a collaboration between the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism [WSCIJ] and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria.Dubbed the ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Soyinka, model for social conscience, activism –REPRONIG

By Yemi AdebisiReproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) has congratulated the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, as he marked his 80th birthday.In a statement signed by the organisation’s Board Chairman, Professor Olu Obafemi, and the Acting ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Soyinka: The Man Lived

Language, the source of Wole Soyinka’s fame; the reason also for his alienation by the average reader. The Nobel Laureate is a man of complex locution. Besides his political forays, the density and immensity of his literature is perhaps the major thing ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 27 2014]

Quotes

In reacting to that incident and the spate of bombings rocking the country at the material time, Soyinka had told the media: "i don’t know who is behind the bombs. he (abacha) has created so much enmity in the army that i think the army could be responsible. it is very divided." In dismissing the official allegation of his involvement in the bombings, the Nobel Laureate said: "Abacha is a psychopath, and a pathological liar...
...SIAO Partners to our network in September 2013, I heard about the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, who once said: "…there are prospects for a new nigeria, but i don't think we have a new nigeria yet." Thinking about Nigeria again for this blog, the final instalment in my MINT series, I considered this quote

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Zuriel Concludes #FollowTheBallForEducation Cam... [Published Modern Ghana - 2 hours ago]
Adieu, Gabo: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Father of... [Published Daily Sun - 4 hours ago]
Fate Of A Misguided Scholar 1 [Published VibeGhana.com - 5 hours ago]
The Source Of The Nile Decoded-Part 3 [Published Spy Ghana - 8 hours ago]
Girl child education advocate, Oduwole arrives ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - 23 hours ago]
Of nations and tribes [Published City Press - 23 hours ago]
Awoyokun: G.G. Darah, the North and resource co... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 01 2014]
Amaechi: Soyinka is a Global Achiever [Published This Day Online - Aug 01 2014]
Soyinka is a global achiever –Amaechi [Published Daily Sun - Aug 01 2014]
Soyinka Is A Global Achiever – Amaechi [Published Leadership - Aug 01 2014]
Soyinka declined many requests to host his 80th... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Aug 01 2014]
Whither our national security? [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Aug 01 2014]
Buhari: Lest we have sorrow upon sorrow [Published Daily Sun - Aug 01 2014]
Soyinka, a global achiever, says Amaechi [Published Nigeria Punch - Aug 01 2014]
Amaechi, Fayemi extol Soyinka’s virtues at 80th... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 31 2014]
Soyinka, a global achiever -Amaechi [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 31 2014]
A model for Africa’s growth [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 31 2014]
Perspectives & strategic responses to an emergi... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 31 2014]
Stage set for US summit to be attended by 40 Af... [Published East African Standard - Jul 30 2014]
At the command performance of Sam Omatseye’s Th... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
‘Our Girls’; WS in Ibadan; FG/CBN/Bank fraud: A... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
Soyinka at 80 [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
Wole Soyinka Centre To Increase Investigative R... [Published Daily Times Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
Testimonials [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 30 2014]
The Treason Trial of Soyinka [Published This Day Online - Jul 30 2014]
Fate Of A Misguided Scholar 3 [Published Modern Ghana - Jul 29 2014]
G.G. Darah, the North and Resource Control [Published Point Blank News - Jul 29 2014]
Re: Bishop Kukah’s grave misreading [Published Daily Sun - Jul 29 2014]
For Kongi, Bello upgrades his thesis [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 29 2014]
Nigeria: Soyinka Centre Set to Give Gender Repo... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 28 2014]
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5 Questions for a Filmmaker … Akin Omotoso [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 24 2014]
Award-winning South African/Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso is the director of the feature films “Man on Ground” and “ God Is African “, the documentaries “ Wole Soyinka – Child of the Forest ,” “ Gathering the Scattered Cousins ” and the short “ Jesus ...
Walking With Wole Soyinka [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 24 2014]
Several times, I have met Professor Wole Soyinka without actually meeting him. It was either in a crowded reading room in Washington D.C. or at some event in Nigeria. As a photographer not as a writer, I really wanted to meet the man away from the ...
There are apparently only three people in the w... [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 22 2014]
Soyinka turned 80 this year. We learn this in an interview a Nigerian newspaper did with his wife, Folake: “ He cooks and he is quite good at it. He even cooked about two days ago. When the boys were really little, one day in California, he called us ...
Talk to Al Jazeera - Wole Soyinka promo [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Jul 14 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGpB6HUqs4A&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Talk to Al Jazeera - Wole Soyinka promo As he turns 80, Africa's first Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, talks ...
Wole Soyinka: 'Islam is not in danger' [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Jul 12 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e--njgcStNc&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Wole Soyinka: 'Islam is not in danger' Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian poet, playwright and activist was the ...
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