Wole Soyinka Lecture Series honours one of Nigeria and Africa’s outstanding literary icons and enduring social justice/human rights activist: A Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Wole Soyinka.
It aims to promote good governance, social justice and democratic ideals in Nigeria and beyond.
As the icon of the idea of pyratism and the radical actions that have consistently concretized its essence, the founding, in 1994, of an annual public lecture in honor of Professor Wole Soyinka is significant.
The issues addressed by the lectures are globally relevant to the sustenance of man and the continuity of his world. They depict the revolutionary fervor in us as individual and collective stakeholders in our communities.
A mix of activists, intellectuals and political leaders have graced the lecture series, in varying capacity. The themes and subject matters are iconic indexes of the rhetorics of revolutionary change and social justice.
16th Wole Soyinka Lecture: Ethical Deficit, Corruption and the Challenges of Nation Building In 21st Century Nigeria by Ekpo Nta, Esq
The 16th Wole Soyinka Lecture
Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Ekpo Nta, Esq
The Inaugural Lecture: Annulled Elections and the Nigerian Economy by Dr. Ibrahim Ayagi
The Inaugural Wole Soyinka Lecture
Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi
2nd Wole Soyinka Lecture: Progressives and Democratic Development in Nigeria since the 1950s by Alhaji Balarabe Musa.
The 2nd Wole Soyinka Lecture
Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa
9th Wole Soyinka Lecture: Darfur as Metaphor: Conscience, Accountability and Political (in) Stability in Africa. by Professsor Chidi Odinkalu
The 9th Wole Soyinka Lecture
Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Prof. Anselm Chidi Odinkalu