Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Ken Saro Wiwa"

    I couldn’t mourn my father until 10 years after his execution, says Zina Saro-Wiwa

I couldn’t mourn my father until 10 years after his execution, says Zina Saro-Wiwa

Zina Saro-Wiwa says she was unable to mourn her father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, a playwright and Ogoni activist, until 10 years after his execution.The New York-based artist disclosed this in an interview with Frieze, a UK magazine.Saro-Wiwa was hanged in 1995 for his alleged involvement in the murder of four Ogoni chiefs under the regime of Sani Abachi, late military dictator.According [...]

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    Like Ken Saro-Wiwa, like Nnamdi Kanu

Like Ken Saro-Wiwa, like Nnamdi Kanu

Today is 22 years since the Nigerian state killed Ken Saro-Wiwa on the allegation of murder of Ogoni Chiefs. Ken Saro-Wiwa was tried alongside other Ogoni leaders and citizens, including Mr. Ledum Mittee for allegedly instigating and killing their brothers. The death of those Ogoni chiefs was an unfortunate and unexpected turn of event, occasioned by intolerable disagreement on the [...]

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    Amnesty: Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case

Amnesty: Shell withholding evidence crucial to Ogoni Nine case

Amnesty International says oil giant Shell has refused to hand over 100,000 documents on the arrest, detention, and execution of nine men by the military regime of late Sani Abacha.Ken Saro-Wiwa, outspoken author and playwright, Barinem Kiobel, John Kpuine and six others were hanged in 1995 by the Abacha regime.They are collectively known as Ogoni Nine.On June 28, four widows led [...]

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    Shell complicit in execution of Saro-Wiwa, says Amnesty

Shell complicit in execution of Saro-Wiwa, says Amnesty

Amnesty International says Shell, oil giant, is complicit in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, human rights activist, and eight other men by the Abacha military government in November 1995.The organisation said the allegation against Shell followed the launch of “an explosive new case against the company in the Netherlands over four of the executions”.It said the [...]

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    Declare MKO president, Abiola’s family tells FG

Declare MKO president, Abiola’s family tells FG

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    REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

REVEALED: How Mandela begged Abacha to pardon Abiola, Obasanjo, Saro-Wiwa

Thabo Mbeki, former South African vice-president, has revealed how Nelson Mandela, former president of the country, begged Sani Abacha, Nigeria's former head of state, to halt the execution of the 'Ogoni Nine'.Speaking on "Mandela’s first major test in dealing with the international community", Mbeki said his late former president also pleaded with Abacha for the release of former president, Olusegun [...]

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    Lagos book and art festival to honour Saro-Wiwa

Lagos book and art festival to honour Saro-Wiwa

The Lagos book and arts festival (LABAF) has concluded plans to honour late writer, environmental and human rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, for his contribution to literature – 20 years in death.The 17th edition of the festival, themed 'Texts of Self-determination (inspired by the 20th anniversary of the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a matyr for Nigerian Democracy)', is to run through [...]

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    ‘Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues’ and 19 other Ken Saro-Wiwa quotes

‘Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues’ and 19 other Ken Saro-Wiwa quotes

Ken Saro Wiwa is best known as the writer who fought fiercely for the rights of the Ogoni people in south-south Nigeria, eventually paying the ultimate price.Saro Wiwa was hanged today, November 10, but back in 1995 - 20 years ago - after being tried by a military tribunal he said had written the judgement in advance.In letter from prison, [...]

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    Review Ken Saro Wiwa’s book(s) and win N100,000

Review Ken Saro Wiwa’s book(s) and win N100,000

The organisers of the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) have called for entries for reviews of any one of Ken Saro Wiwa’s five books in fiction and drama.The best review of either Sozaboy, A Forest of Flowers, Adaku and Other Stories, Prisoners of Jebs, or a joint review of Basi and Company and Transistor Radio will receive a N100,000 [...]

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