One of the most admired and respected Nigerians, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka turned 80 today, July 13, 2014.
Reflecting on his life at the 80, Soyinka in a recent interview spoke about his upbringing, death, life after death, religion and a host of other topics.
According to the nobel laureate, he is not afraid of death as it is no respecter of anybody.
He also said he does not believe in life after death.
When asked his religion, whether he is an atheist or traditionilist, he said believes all religions are equal as long as they serve humanity.
Yesterday, in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, a birthday lecture was organised by the National Association of Seadogs (NAS) in honour of Soyinka.
Congratulating Soyinka on his 80th birthday, President Goodluck Jonathan, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser Reuben Abati, applauded the octogenarian for his dedication and commitment not only for the sake of arts, but also for the promotion of democratic principles.
The poet, novelist and playwright who is known for his harsh critic of military, corrupt or inept governments, has around 30 published works to his name, most of which satirise Nigerian society.
NURTW chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, on Thursday visited the Makinde Police station which was razed down by hoodlums during the unrest that greeted the infamous end SARS protest.
MC Olumo visited the station, inspecting the remains of the station with some of his boys
Recall that the Lagos state government had said that “twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.”
Victor James Osimhen, a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Napoli and the Nigeria national team on Thursday night, October 29, received the first red card of his football career in Napoli’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League.
The Nigerian striker who joined the Serie A Club from Lille this summer was shown the way out by referee Craig Pawson in the third minute of added time after receiving two yellow cards.
Osimhen who replaced Italian forward Andrea Petagna in the second half, received his first yellow card in the 81st minute before he was given a red card 12 minutes later after elbowing Robin Le Normand while trying to control David Ospina’s goal kick.
Osimhen, 21, is expected to miss Napoli’s trip to Stadion Kantrida to play HNK Rijeka on November 5.