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Guest Columns

Lessons From the African Wild Dog (Lycean Pictus), By Wole Soyinka

It has become imperative and urgent to send this message to President-General Buhari: Rein in your wild dogs of disobedience. And for a start, get a trainer to teach them some basic court manners! A few years ago, I watched the video of a pack of the famed African wild…
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Guest Columns

Between Thuggery and State Disobedience, By Wole Soyinka

It is extremely difficult to imagine a further lowering of the bar of disdain for law than we have witnessed under the present regime. The degree of cynicism in the conduct of State Security agencies has attained a level of consistency that is surpassed by only one other previous government…
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Opinion

Is It Now Cool To Kill? – An Anguished Letter to Nigerian Lawmakers, By Wole Soyinka

My dear Honourables, I hope you will excuse me for distracting you from your onerous duties, but I am a current sufferer – and I am not alone - from a persistent nightmare. That affliction has been induced by your most recent approach to addressing an acknowledged problem that affects,…
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Guest Columns

Reincarnating Abacha?: Surely, Not Again!!!, By Wole Soyinka

This is all so sadly déjà vu. How often must we go through this wearisome cycle? We underwent identical cynical contrivances under the late, unlamented Sani Abacha, when he sent storm-troopers to disrupt a planning session for a similar across-nation march at Tai Solarin School, Ikenne. Deployment of alarmist expressions…
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Opinion

Wole Soyinka, Bobo Fine, Natasha and the Window Seat, By Simbo Olorunfemi

What is the point of a right if one does not have the discretionary wisdom on where and when to exercise it? There is a place to assert rights and a place for common sense. Our journey in life will be punctured by situations and circumstances asking questions of us.…
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