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    Soyinka: Disregard for the judiciary worst under Buhari

Soyinka: Disregard for the judiciary worst under Buhari

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says contempt of law as witnessed in Nigeria is worst under the administration of  President Muhammadu Buhari. Soyinka was reacting to the refusal of the Department of State Services (DSS) to obey court orders and release  Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, who has been granted bail twice. The DSS arrested Sowore on August 3 and he is standing trial [...]

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    Stop muzzling Nigerians, Soyinka warns FG

Stop muzzling Nigerians, Soyinka warns FG

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has asked the federal government to quit "trying to muzzle people" when they gather to discuss and exchange ideas.  Soyinka spoke on Saturday in Badagry at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. He was reacting to the seal-off of the venue of a symposium where he and other speakers were to address insecurity [...]

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    Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Soyinka gives Buhari pass mark in anti-graft war

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the fight against corruption has taken a new turn under President Muhammadu Buhari. Soyinka who spoke on Hard Talk, a BBC programme, said of Buhari’s top three campaign promises, the president performed best in the anti-graft war. Commenting on security, the professor said while Buhari is making progress in curbing Boko Haram insurgency, the president failed to [...]

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    2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring  summit

2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are expected to speak on restructuring at the "Handshake across Niger" summit ahead of 2019 general election.  Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election. Also expected to speak at the summit scheduled to take place [...]

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    ‘The time for false pride is over’ — Soyinka asks Buhari to seek help over killings

‘The time for false pride is over’ — Soyinka asks Buhari to seek help over killings

Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help if the federal government lacks the necessary resources to curtail the wanton killings across the country. Soyinka issued the advice in a statement titled 'ON DEMAND: A Language of Non-Capitulation, Non-Appeasement!' According to the literary scholar, while vocal condemnation of the attacks is needed to "offer glimmerings of eventual measures [...]

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    Soyinka on nationwide killings: Nigeria on auto-pilot… the captain is missing

Soyinka on nationwide killings: Nigeria on auto-pilot… the captain is missing

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says Nigeria is on auto-pilot, and could crash if efforts are not made to regain control of the country in time. In a statement titled 'MAYDAY! MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!!!', the scholar likened the security situation in the country to that of the Aeroflot Flight 593 of September 28, 1994 where all passengers died because the pilot left the [...]

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