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‘My Father Is Hale And Hearty’ – Soyinka’s Son Debunks Death Rumours

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Ilemakin Soyinka, son of Nobel Laureate and playwright, Wole Soyinka, has denied reports claiming that his father is dead.

Naija News gathered that since last week, social media has been awash with reports that the Nobel Laureate had died.

One such report was posted on a Twitter account supposedly belonging to the winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature, Abdulrazak Gurna.

The tweet, which has now been deleted, had attracted numerous comments from users, while some expressed their condolences to the Soyinka family.

But in an interview with TheCable, Ilemakin Soyinka said his father is alive, urging the general public to disregard the rumours.

The rumour has been going around since last week. Soyinka is alive when last I checked,” he said.

In other news, the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Peter Obi, on Monday revealed how he made his money before becoming the governor of Anambra State.

Obi further said he did not violate any law, before, during and after his tenure as the governor of Anambra State.

This is coming at the time the former Governor was accused in a report by Pandora Papers of setting up and operating businesses overseas, including notorious tax and secrecy havens in the ways that breached Nigerian laws.

Obi, however, during an interview on Arise TV on Monday said he ran a planned market management company before becoming a governor.

He said, “I did not in any respect whatsoever violate any law before, during and after my stewardship as the governor of Anambra.

“I think that the authors displayed ignorance on matters of Trust and International Investment Practices.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.