"For me, justice is the prime condition of humanity." "You cannot live a normal existence if you haven't taken care of a problem that affects your life and affects the lives of others, values that you hold which in fact define your very existence."
– Wole Soyinka
His Lordship, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili Co-founder, Transparency International
Theme: This House Should Not Fall: Renegotiating Nigeria's Social Contract.
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“Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth.”
Power of books & writing:
“And gradually they’re beginning to recognize the fact that there’s nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it’s sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.”
Democracy & Nigeria:
“My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.”
Wole Soyinka-one of Africa’s last true living icon and role model. Truly deserving of all accolades and honour on his birthday. May He grant him more years with us to keep us continuing to arm the pyratical spirit!
May the God that gave u strong positive character, foresight, great endurance and credibility continue to pilot ur affairs in the next several years. I look forward to seeing u at your 100th Anniversary. Thanks for showing the way. Where u lead, we follow. Ahoy! His Majesty Dr. Etim Okon Edet, Chairman, CRS Traditional Rulers Council
outstanding personality with candid expression of thought and views..dramas are lively and depict problems of humanity quite meticulously..