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Professor. Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s literary icon, has identified what may bring about a third world war.
While speaking at a symposium in Abuja on Wednesday, 09 January 2019, the Nobel Laureate said that the news media can a be a threat especially fake news that flies like air.
Soyinka said that fake news hard it that he said during the last Presidential election he was wrongly quoted as saying that it serves Goodluck Jonathan the then President right for marrying an illiterate after he lost at the polls.
Soyinka said: “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian.
“During the last Presidential election, I was quoted as saying that it serves President Jonathan right for marrying an illiterate.
“Sometimes some people quote me as saying if you vote for a particular candidate, your mother is a goat or your father is a gorilla.”