Nigerian Nobel Laureate Celebrates Birthday


Professor Wole Soyinka the international literary icon and Nobel Laureate has received 80th birthday congratulations from President Goodluck Jonathan and other prominent politicians.


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Professor Wole Soyinka

  • Nigeria:  Soyinka - the Man Lived

    Daily Independent, 12 July 2014

    Language, the source of Wole Soyinka's fame; the reason also for his alienation by the average reader. The Nobel Laureate is a man of complex locution. Besides his political ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  As Wole Soyinka Clocks 80 Tomorrow

    This Day, 12 July 2014

    Fellow Africans, it is difficult to imagine how fast time flies. I can confidently say it is highly supersonic. Just imagine that in less than 24 hours, our own Nobel laureate, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Events - a Melancholic Crown for Soyinka

    This Day, 13 July 2014

    Crown Troupe, a repertory theatre, joined the rest of the world in paying tribute to Africa's first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka who turns 80 today. The theatre group ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mark, Oshiomhole, Tinubu Felicitate With Soyinka At 80

    This Day, 14 July 2014

    Senate President, David Mark, Governor Adams Oshiomhole and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu at the weekend congratulated Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Senate President Salutes Soyinka At 80

    Daily Trust, 14 July 2014

    Senate President David Mark has congratulated Prof. Wole Soyinka on his 80th birthday describing him as a rare gem who has continued to touch lives and shape the future of younger ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mark, Oshiomhole, Others Eulogise Soyinka At 80

    Daily Independent, 14 July 2014

    Senate President, David Mark, and Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, were among prominent Nigerians who on Sunday congratulated Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on his ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Applauds Soyinka At 80

    Premium Times, 12 July 2014

    President Jonathan felicitates with the globally-renowned academic, dramatist, poet and literary icon as he celebrates the attainment of another significant milestone in a long, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Oshiomhole Hails Soyinka At 80

    Vanguard, 14 July 2014

    GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has congratulated Professor Wole Soyinka on his 80th birthday, saying Soyinka remains a source of inspiration and pillar of support. read more »

  • Nigeria:  President Jonathan Applauds Soyinka's Glorious Life of Service to the Arts, Nigeria and Mankind

    Vanguard, 13 July 2014

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria's most famous living literary giant and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, as he attains the landmark age of 80 years ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Salutes Soyinka At 80

    Daily Trust, 12 July 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka on his 80th birthday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan, Aregbesola Applaud Soyinka At 80

    Daily Independent, 13 July 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria's literary giant and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, as he turns 80 today. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka Turns 80

    Deutsche Welle, 11 July 2014

    Nigerian Wole Soyinka - the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - is turning 80. A recurring theme in his work is opposition to dictatorship and to the use of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  For Soyinka and the Men in My Life!

    Premium Times, 11 July 2014

    "Nigeria is not a nation but a noyau - i.e., a society of inward antagonism, one held together by mutual internal antagonism, one which could not carry on if its members had no ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  For Soyinka and the Men in My Life!

    Premium Times, 10 July 2014

    "Nigeria is not a nation but a noyau - i.e., a society of inward antagonism, one held together by mutual internal antagonism, one which could not carry on if its members had no ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Wole Soyinka At 80

    Daily Trust, 10 July 2014

    Waziri Adio, a member of This Day editorial board, called him "Nigeria's special gift to the world". I can't think of a more apt description. Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka - ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soyinka's Odyssey and Nigeria's Destiny

    Daily Independent, 8 July 2014

    As the world celebrates the 80th birthday of Professor Wole Soyinka, international literary icon and Nobel Laureate, renowned Constitutional Lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay, pays ... read more »

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