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Guest Columns

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and Dividers-In-Law, By Wole Soyinka

Only then shall we uncover who are the real Dividers-in-Chief? If individual voices rankle, then perhaps it is time to convoke a Nation Survival Conference. Let all sections and group interests place their cards on the table and starkly articulate what we all know and endure on a daily basis,…
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Guest Columns

MLKs’ ‘Mighty Stream of Righteousness’, By Wole Soyinka

On Friday February 28, our kinfolk in the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with their white compatriots of conscience who have repudiated, or are labouring to discard the privileged mores of a culture of racist disdain will re-enact the great march on Washington that was once led by Martin…
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Opinion

Wole Soyinka – In Celebration: We Are Because You Are, By Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

He has used words to puncture holes in the muddy and stony conscience of many African leaders; his engagements are too numerous to recount, but in each one, Wole Soyinka leaves no one in doubt about where he stands, what he desires and how he wants us to be. If…
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Guest Columns

The NBC’s New Strangulatory Code!, By Wole Soyinka

It is economic sabotage writ large, directed against thousands of practitioners. Regulatory? This is strangulatory in effect! I think it is about time the government comes out openly and admits that it has declared war against the Arts and its producers, instead of its present tactics of piecemeal attrition. Just…
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Guest Columns

Between COVID-19 and Constitutional Encroachment, By Wole Soyinka

So far, the anti-COVID-19 measures have proceeded along the rails of decentralised thinking, multilateral collaboration and technical exchanges between The universal imperative and urgency of this affliction should not become an opportunistic launch pad for a sneak RE-CENTRALISATION, no matter how seemingly insignificant its appearance. Constitutional lawyers and our elected…
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