Soyinka who is a panelist at BBC News‘ ‘Countering Fake News’ symposium said this in Abuja on Wednesday. He said, “I’ve said this before that fake news may cause World War 3 and the fake news will be started by a Nigerian.” The playwright said it was unfortunate that many false statements have been attributed to him. He added, “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.” Soyinka said last year he saw his obituary many times on social media causing many people to call his phone.]]>

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