big cheers as outspoken nobel laureate ….

You cannot have missed it: Wole Soyinka turned 80 this day!

He threw a party with friends and with some who are not so close to him. Even the Nigerian president Jonathan Goodluck, who has been severely criticised by Soyinka, praised Soyinka for his promotion of democracy and a number of other issues.

Even Gowon, who had Soyinka jailed, attended a lecture on the man of words Soyinka, not at his birthdayparty but on another occassion.

Catholic Bishop, Reverend Mathew Hassan Kukah speaks with Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka (right) during a lecture to celebrate Soyinka's 80th birthday in Abeokuta on July 11, 2014 (AFP)

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