NAL tasks government on cultural sector, tourism
President of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL), Prof. Olu Obafemi, has called on federal and state governments to diversify the economy, using the cultural sector and applied humanities.
Social Media Week Lagos: Soyinka, Momoh, Rita Dominic, others to speak
As participants gear up for this year’s Social Media Week Lagos, the organisers have unveiled seasoned professionals and veterans to headline this year’s opening summit. The list includes Nigeria’s Noble Laureate Wole Soyinka, veteran Broadcaster and Founder of Channels TV John Momoh.....
Buhari is in a trance, says Soyinka
Given an opportunity to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Wole Soyinka would tell him: “Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.” The Nobel Laureate said this, yesterday, during a press conference titled: “Nomads and Nation: Valentine Card or Valedictory Rites” at Freedom Park, Lagos.
Power of the word abused
It has started wars. Produced a sudden outbreak of peace in times of despair. In some faith, it brought the world into being and had to take on the form of man to redeem it. In today’s Nigeria, its abuse is reckless.
Tribute to Olawale Babatunde Oloyede (1947 - 2017)
There is something uncanny when you insert an opening and closing dates after the name of a person. What it simply means is that the journey...
Blame passing, Buhari’s New Year gift to Nigerians, says Soyinka
As the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continue to bicker over the rationale for the covert restoration of fuel subsidy, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he can only wish Nigerians less misery in the coming year.
Why Christopher Okigbo matters 50 years after
The status of an author can be judged by the fullness and variety of the critical attention to his works after his death.
Nigeria as a coat of many colours - part 2
It must be said that even at the time we cherished the coat of many colours, the union was not perfect. It had its contours, its patches, and its unevenness. Yet we endured because we were hopeful.