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Wole Soyinka rejects Centenary Award

28 February 2014, 08:38

Lagos - Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has said that he will not accept the centenary award that the federal government plan to give him, reports NigerianWatch

Professor Soyinka feels that with the current state of the nation and the pressing issues at hand, celebrating Nigeria’s 100 years of existence should be the last thing on President Goodluck Jonathan’s mind.

To celebrate Nigerian’s centenary the Nigerian government has selected 100  prominent men and women to award, on the list include dictators like,  General Ibrahim Babangida and General Sani Abacha whom where Professor Soyinka fought against in the search for a democratic government.

Read more at NigerianWatch



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