Buhari under attack over Lekki massacre
The Presidency, yesterday, came under attack from former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka over Tuesday’s shooting of ENDSARS protesters by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos.
Farewell to a pioneering African bard
John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, the Nigerian poet and playwright and a pioneering post-independence writer, died on October 13 at the age of 85. He published 10 collections of poems, seven plays, one book of essays, a travelogue, and a translation of an epic tale. Born on April 6, 1935 in the oil-producing Niger Delta to Ijaw parents…
Soyinka, Anyaoku, Nwabueze, others urge Buhari to adopt PRONACO’s constitution proposal
As the move to tinker with the 1999 Constitution (as amended) gathers momentum, eminent Nigerians, including Prof. Wole Soyinka, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Prof. Ben Nwabueze and Gen. Alani Akinrinade, have called on President Muhammadu Buhari
The convergence of truth
There is a great deal of bewilderment in the world whether in the sphere of politics or in the ire brandishment by Nature with the fear of morrow as its inevitable accompaniment.
Nigeria faces total collapse, extinction, Soyinka warns
Writer and Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned that Nigeria is “teetering on the very edge of total collapse.”
Soyinka backs Obasanjo's criticism of Buhari, says Nigeria close to extinction
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka on Tuesday supported the criticism of former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo against the Muhammadu Buhari government, saying the country is close to extinction. "We are close to extinction as a viable comity of peoples, supposedly bound together under an equitable set of protocols of co-habitation, capable of producing its own…
Opposition mounts against reintroduced National Water Resources bill
Like the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) that was recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, the reintroduced National Water Resources Bill 2020 is creating fresh and heated controversy across the country. Only on Monday, the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, described the bill, which failed to secure approval of the 8th National…
MLK's mighty stream of righteousness
On Friday February 28th, our kinfolk in the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with their white compatriots of conscience who have repudiated, or are labouring to discard the privileged mores of a culture of racist disdain, will re-enact the great march on Washington that was once led by Martin Luther King. They will re-awaken…