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Wole Soyinka (Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka)

Date of Birth: 13 July 1934
Place of Birth: Abeokuta

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Booming and bombing

The most coherent radical civilian group the National Liberation Council of Nigeria (Nalicon) led by exiled Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has consistently denied responsibility for the bombings although it has promised to lead a liberation struggle against Abacha...

Radio controlled

A campaign against plans to bring the BBC's much praised World Service under the centralised control of its domestic programme managers has won support from hundreds of British political and cultural figures as well as the Dalai Lama Archbishop Desmond Tutu former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Sridath Ramphal former Ambassador to the United Nations David Hannay violinist Y ehudi Menhuin and Nigerian writers Chinua Achebe Ben Okri and Wole Soyinka...

General Chameleon

Sani Abacha was irritated that Soglo gave a passport to the fugitive Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka in 1994 and is said to have viewed an ex-military man such as Kérékou with a more sympathetic eye...

Who's killing who?

If the bombings in Kaduna and Kano at least are the work of a security faction in the government (the official claim that one of the bombers had bought a Wole Soyinka book points to a set-up) then any moves towards dialogue will be set back...

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