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A Critique of Bisi Akande’s ‘My Participations’

A Critique of Bisi Akande’s ‘My Participations’

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 December, 2021) ‘The Man who looks history in the face’ is the title Professor Wole Soyinka put on the Foreword. Of course, “the man” here is Bisi Akande, the author of ‘My Participations’, an autobiography that is roiling calm across Nigeria. Soyinka endorses the book and the

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Why Nigeria Must Change

Those clamouring for restructuring of Nigeria insist it will produce a country where healthy rivalry among regions will promote development, douse the current recrimination between the nationalities and engender peaceful co-existence.[powr-banner-slider id=f615b390_1500277847679]    It will not be the same country that President Muhammadu Buhari left over 70 days ago for medical management in London that

Falana Backs Soyinka on Rejection of Sexual Offences Bill

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has thrown his weight behind Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka’s disapproval of some provisions of the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015, passed by the Senate of the 7th National Assembly. The bill, which criminalises the defilement of children under 11 years, was among the 46 bills hurriedly passed by the Senate of

Nigerian Journalists Trained On Investigative Journalism

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ has trained 203 Journalists in Nigeria on how to improve their investigative journalism skills. In addition to that, the WSCIJ provided capacity support for the creation and or improvement of investigative reporting desks in eight selected media houses in Lagos State and Abuja, the federal capital territory.

Nigerian Youths and Value Decline

Did you ever consider it a mischief or an absurdity the description of the present generation as a waste by our own Nobel laureate, Professor ’Wole Soyinka? The sordid story of the Nigerian youths suggests that the man fondly called “Kongi Harvest” in the world of literature may be right after all. The youths of

Juliana Francis Emerges first Female Overall winner of Wole Soyinka Awards

Juliana Francis, journalist with New Telegraph Newspaper, has won the overall Wole Soyinka Nigeria Investigative journalist of the year 2014 prize becoming the first female to attain such feat. The event, which is the 9th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting organized by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, was held on Tuesday,

SERAP, Osinubi, Others to Receive Soyinka Awards

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, will on Tuesday, December 9 honour the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, headed by Tokunbo Mumuni and Ademola Osinubi, Managing Director of The Punch Newspapers with its honorary Anti-corruption defender award and lifetime award for journalistic excellence respectively. These as well as merit awards will be

Why Quality Education Matters

Human capital is the foundation of any great country. This is why Nigeria must place much emphasis on the stability and state of instruction in the academia so that our Universities and other institutions of higher learning can continue to produce quality graduates who would put the nation first and can be counted on to

Coping with Corruption

By: John Adebisi, Internet Constituency Everybody talks about corruption. Everybody laments the level of corruption in the country. One way or the other – consciously or unconsciously, directly or indirectly – everybody fuels corruption. We pretend to fight corruption. Frankly speaking, one doesn’t have to be a pessimist to realise that we are all in big

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