Femi Falana SAN,  on Monday faulted the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.)  lockdown order in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states. But the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar  Malami, SAN, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari did not commit any illegality. Buhari, had in a broadcast on Sunday ordered complete lockdown of the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, which rose to 111 on Sunday. But Soyinka,  in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Between COVID-19 and constitutional encroachment’…

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SOYINKA AGAIN LAMBASTS DSS OVER CONTINUED DETENTION OF SOWORE

DSS must stop display of naked power, release Sowore now – Soyinka Soyinka, Sowore and DSS By Kazeem Ugbodaga Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has warned the Department of State Services, DSS, to stop the charade and display of crude and naked power by releasing the Convener, #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore still being kept in their custody despite meeting his stringent bail conditions. Operatives of the DSS had on Tuesday fired gun shots and used pepper spray to disperse protesters who were gathered around the service headquarters to demand for…

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POLICE BARRICADE LAGOS VENUE WHERE SOYINKA, FALANA WANTED TO SPEAK ON INSECURITY, SEE PICS

The police have sealed off the venue of an event where Nobel Laureate,Prof. Wole Soyinka, and human activities/Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, had been billed to speak. The symposium, tagged, ‘Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria,’ had been svcheduled to hold at 46, Ibijoke Street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos. A tweet via a Twitter handle Revolutionary Towolawi Jamiu @jharmo, showed that the symposium was organised by the Coalition for Revolution. The organisers said it was scheduled to be, “A working consultative assembly of activists and…

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DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER INSECURITY CHALLENGES, SOYINKA TELLS BUHARI

By Dayo Johnson AKURE—NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency as a way to addressing the state of insecurity in the country. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and President Muhammadu Buhari Soyinka pointedly described insecurity generally in the country as calamitous. He said this in Akure while speaking with newsmen at the Fagunwa Study Group 2nd International Conference with the theme: Wole Soyinka, D O Fagunwa and the Yoruba Artistic Heritage. He decried the killings, kidnapping and all manner of…

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SOWORE: PRESIDENCY ACCUSES SOYINKA OF BLACKMAIL

Sowore: Presidency accuses Wole Soyinka of blackmail Premium Times Nigeria / Kunle Sanni / 8 hours ago The presidency on Sunday accused Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka of blackmail for condemning the arrest of an activist, Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore was arrested on Saturday by armed officials of the State Security Service, SSS, for calling for a revolutionary protest. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Soyinka condemned the arrest of Mr Sowore who is accused of calling for a revolution against bad governance. “Beyond the word ‘revolution, another much mis-used and misunderstood word, nothing that Sowore has uttered, written, or…

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SEE HOW WOLE SOYINKA DESCRIBED SOWORE’S GESTAPO ARREST

Prof. Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday described the Saturday morning arrest of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security, as “a terrorist midnight arrest.” He added that it was “a travesty and violation of the fundamental rights” of citizens to congregate and make public their concerns. Soyinka said Sowore, the presidential candidate of the AAC in the February 2019 presidential election has not engaged in any treasonable act as being claimed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Sowore is the…

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NIGERIA IS RAISING A GENERATION OF ILLITERATES – SOYINKA

Stop Writing Rubbish On The Internet, Soyinka Tells Nigerian Youths Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that Nigerian youths are full of spunk abroad, but gas at home. He advised them to make good use of their time and stop writing rubbish on the Internet. Soyinka said this at the official launch of Solution 17, in Lagos, Vanguard reports. He said, “Nigerian youths are full of spunk outside but when they are inside Nigeria, they are full of gas. We are building a generation of illiterates. They are the first to…

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