When sports and Wole Soyinka meet on the green fields of Wasimi Orile
The late sage, Dr. Tai Solarin, confessed in his article that I re-published last week, that Samuel Ogbemudia, the first governor of former Mid West State, would have summarily sacked him as head of any school in the State because of his “negative attitude towards games and sports” . In his opinion students wasted their…
To shock and awe!
We heard it last during the heydays of Donald Rumsfeld under George Bush - and judge in what condition it has left that part of the world, and beyond.
Views linking me with agitation for Yoruba state fake, says Soyinka
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has denounced a posting credited to him on the social media platform, WhatsApp, associating him with the agitation for a Yoruba state, describing the post as “fake” and “misinformation.” In a statement by Abiola Owoaje, spokesperson to Prof. Soyinka, the laureate advised the public to ignore the utterances of “those…
Shape of my ideal Nigerian federalism
What are you supposed to do when conflict erupts, people get killed and human and property rights are being violated? I believe any person with a heart and moral compass would be compelled to condemn the aggressors
When a man is torn between duties, conviction
She has mastered the art of the big stage. Every festive period, the Executive Producer of BAP Productions, Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters, has something new and thrilling to offer theatre-loving Lagosians.
Group flays Soyinka’s call for TB Joshua’s trial over collapsed building
A human rights movement, the Nigerian Human Rights Community (NHRC), has said that Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, got it wrong on his calls that Pastor Temitope Joshua should be tried by the court over the collapse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
Fela’s place in Rock and Roll hall of fame
As a nation of over 250 million people, Nigeria is a breeding ground for gifted radicals who are unique in their own ways.
Osun community rejects naming of school after Wole Soyinka
Ejigbo Community, the headquarters of Ejigbo Local Council of Osun State, has kicked against the naming of a secondary school in the community after the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka...
For the earth, they gather in their voices across ages - Part 1
In recent times, the word ‘anthropocene’ has gained a certain fame in my cache of words – an occurrence that has stirred my curiosity. I concede that ‘anthropocene’