Nigeria’s literary icon, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has identified what may bring about a third world war.
The Nobel Laureate, who spoke at a symposium in Abuja on Wednesday, identified fake news as a threat to mankind.
Soyinka said that during the last Presidential election he was quoted as saying that it serves former President, Goodluck Jonathan right for marrying an illiterate after he lost at the polls.
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.”
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.”