Posts Tagged ‘Soyinka’

Watching Wole Soyinka's return to Biafra

Written on October 23rd, 2007 by
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Forty years ago, Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka travelled to Nigeria's secessionist Biafra region to try and calm growing tensions. The visit saw him thrown in jail, forced to spend 22 months in solitary confinement. Now he has returned to meet those who... Read More | Share

VIDEO: Proceedings of US Congressional Hearing on Nigeria of June 7, 2007

Written on June 7th, 2007 by
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VIDEO: Proceedings of US Congressional Hearing on Nigeria of June 7, 2007" Elections, Legitimacy and A Way Forward" http://boss.streamos.com/real/international/af-6-7-07.smi (Proceedings start in earnest after about 10 minutes) For texts... Read More | Share

Soyinka to Testify before US Congress June 7, 2007, 10 am

Written on June 3rd, 2007 by
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Soyinka to testify before US Congress Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health: "Nigeria at a Crossroads" June 7, 2007, 10:00 am http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing_notice.asp?id=837Read... Read More | Share

Soyinka Backs Massive Protest; Calls for Iwu's Sack; Says Obasanjo Politically Corrupt

Written on April 27th, 2007 by
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Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has called for the annulment of the general elections held in the country because of the mass rigging and other electoral malpractices that characterised the polls. Speaking at a news conference this morning in... Read More | Share

SOYINKA: Why Adedibu is Above the Law

Written on February 5th, 2007 by
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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka yesterday gave an insight into why Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu, has not been arrested despite the discovery of six Direct Data Capture Machines (DDCM) belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in... Read More | Share

ONABULE: If General Obasanjo, why not General Buhari?

Written on January 27th, 2007 by
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ONABULE: "If I were the average Nigerian, (without being immodest) I would not be writing today in stout defence of General Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state, who is under seemingly well-co-ordinated criticisms for no other reason than... Read More | Share

ESSAY: Thinking The Unthinkable – by Wole Soyinka [or "Madness and Leadership"]

Written on January 1st, 2007 by
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I find this failure in modern society especially strange, since even the average schoolchild know of the histories of Caligula or Nero, even if, admittedly they might not be so deeply immersed in the vagaries of rulership insanity .....Read... Read More | Share

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