In Akure, eggheads gather for Soyinka, Fagunwa
The celebrations of the 85th birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka have not ended. Certainly not. Only last week, Akure was canonised with literary activities, as eggheads converged on the Sunshine State for the second international conference on Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa.
Tunde Eso deserves a Nobel laureate prize
In the last five years, I discovered that more youths are conscious and pro-active about educing peace and progress in the world, unlike antecedent times. One notable feature in this feat, is the founder of Youthocracy, Tunde Eso. One who stands with the youth stands with the majority.
YCE backs Soyinka’s call for state of emergency in South West
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has thrown its weight behind the call by Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka for a declaration of emergency in the Southwest, owing to the level of insecurity in the region, saying the forests in the region....
Insecurity: Soyinka calls for state of emergency in South West
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called for the declaration of the state of emergency due to the security challenges in the South West Zone. Soyinka made the call on Thursday in Akure on the sidelines of the D.O Fagunwa Study Group International Conference held to celebrate his 85th birthday.
Soyinka, others protest as DSS moves Sowore to Abuja
The condemnation of the arrest of Omoyele Sowore continued yesterday with the Noble laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, lamenting that the country had been thrown into a cycle of suppression of citizens’ rights.
Babagana Monguno’s special gift for Soyinka
The truth is that no matter how specific to military life a defence top brass’ training was, time also instilled in them soft skills. This applies to President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd). This Borno State-born amiable, detribalised and accomplished Nigerian army officer with an intimidating resume, has held different…
Soyinka in spotlight as Winestitute hosts wine auction
Top dignitaries across the country have expressed satisfaction over Nigeria’s first wine auction hosted by Nero and Vivian Asibelua of Winestitute.
Soyinka’s early romance with England 1954-1959: A cold chapter for an anti-form rebel - Part 1
Wole left University College, Ibadan, for the University of Leeds in 1954 in quest of the full honours in English. The decision to pursue the honours programme, which was not available at Ibadan at the time, must have been considered at once visionary and courageous, especially given Wole’s strong interests in creative writing.
Timeless Memories: ‘Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 85’ Exhibition
“A great man’s responsibility is not only to his biological children, but to every child around him” - African Saying. Professor Wole Soyinka fits this description. A people-builder and a selfless leader, his life, beliefs and everything about him have been about giving back to society and the nation at large. It is said, not in…
Akure set to host Ṣóyínká, Fágúnwà, and Yorùbá artistic heritage conference
Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the Wọlé Ṣóyínká, D. O. Fágúnwà international conference.The conference, organised by Fagunwa Study Group (FSG), is partly sponsored by the Ondo State government.
Buhari’s inability to solve herdsmen problems has eroded his achievements, says Wole Soyinka
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday declared that the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to find solutions to the problems of herdsmen has wiped away the positive achievements of his administration.