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Cows Strayed Into Wole Soyinka’s Land But He Wasn’t Attacked – Son
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Cows Strayed Into Wole Soyinka’s Land But He Wasn’t Attacked – Son

Olaokun, son of Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says herders did not attack his father’s house in Ogun state. In a statement on Wednesday, Olaokun was reacting to a viral video on social media, in which it was alleged that the Nobel laureate’s house was attacked by herders on Tuesday. In the video, a voice who claimed to work for a media house, said some herders attacked Soyinka’s house and threatened to kill him. According to the narrator in the video, the herders were arrested and remanded at a police station in the state. Olaokun, however, stated that his father was not attacked, and there was no violence, although the herders trespassed into his land. “To repeat, I have confirmed that while cows did stray onto his land yesterday, there has been no attack, no violence a...
Wole Soyinka’s son writes Tonye Cole an open letter over window seat saga
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Wole Soyinka’s son writes Tonye Cole an open letter over window seat saga

For the past few days on social media, there have been a huge debate about if a young man who asked Professor Wole Soyinka who sat on his plane seat to leave was right or not. It has been a debate that is yet to be resolved. Prof. Wole Soyinka’s son, as now decided to wade in and make Nigerians know his stand. He wrote an open letter to Tonye Cole, who made the incident public on his instagram page, thanking Mr Cole for standing up for his father and ofcourse for ‘respect’ which is almost going into extinction in Africa. According to Olaokun, the passenger who owned the seat had a right to demand his seat but the elder is "entitled to some deference or respect." He also expressed his irritation on social media warriors.    

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