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Friday, December 02, 2016

Prof Wole Soyinka Says He Has Destroyed His Green Card.

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election. 

Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign promises to get tough on immigration.

“I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do,” the 82-year-old said on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.

“I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been” — meaning his homeland Nigeria.

The prolific playwright, novelist and poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 and has been a regular teacher at US universities including Harvard, Cornell and Yale.

At the same time he said he would not discourage others from applying for a green card.

“It’s useful in many ways. I wouldn’t for one single moment discourage any Nigerians or anybody from acquiring a green card… but I have had enough of it,” he said.

Soyinka, one of Africa’s most famous writers and rights activists, was jailed in 1967 for 22 months during Nigeria’s civil war.

He was reported to have recently completed a term as scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

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*He should have made photos of the action happening now,how do we believe him now?


60 comments:

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    1. Childish tales. Seriously? He really had 2 oblige Nigerians? Smh.

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    2. Abi😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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    3. Where is the empirical evidence ?😂😂

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    4. No be e fault, wenti e dey look for again, abeg make e come house joor

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    5. He is mad. He said he will call a conference and tear it. Not put it in the back of his cupboard and start claiming nonsense. Upon all the.many books and white hair. Foolish.

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    6. Showing any evidence of such is punishable by law o. E no fit. Eheh

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    1. Prof,Prof I raise Beyonce hand for u. Destroy ko,tear ni. If I hear another lie from u,d thunder dat will shave your white hair and beard will finally strike.

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    2. Amy,that man is old enough to be your grandpa,show some respect and don't comment because you want to be seen.wisdom is a vital.

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  3. Thought you said you would tear it Sir. Issorait.


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  4. When did he start lying?
    Proof or I don't believe.

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    1. Dont mind him. After saying he will tear it,he's now saying he threw it away,where? Under his pillow?or in his library?

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    2. This generation is truly fucked. An 82 year old man says something has weighty as this and some morons are still asking for video evidence?
      I guess your comments are a reflection of yourselves. If you can't take some one like Professor Woke Soyinka for his words then I'm sorry for you lot

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    3. So because he is 82 He can't lie abi? We are asking because of the gravity if the action. Nigeria is a funked country and any green card anywere else is gold. Even if it's poland. In this recession for you to say you will call a conference and tear your green card, that's.not something to be taken lightly. He wants to dodge abeg!

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    4. Hope you all know. ...permanent residency card ( green card) is different from the US passport (black)?

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    5. Anon 10:12.... Your talk is gibberish and dumb. Who is he that we MUST take him for his words ? JESUS ? No disrespect to the Prof., but he's a mortal Man, so can still tell lies. Lies are not limited to only the younger generation.

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    6. Orela, US pp is blue hon.

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  5. That's his cup of tea
    If he likes he should destroy it or not. He is over 80 years what is he finding in USA before? He should sit down in his country

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    1. NNE eh.
      He is old already..so whether he destroys it or not.......

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    2. Ma exact thought...he should just relax in his homeland and be loyal to God till death comes...

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  6. Daddy, we need video evidence .. Lol

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  7. Akuko. .oga pls we need pictorial evidence

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  8. How I do I believe you disposed the green card prof?

    Whatever is good for you and welcome back to your homeland.

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  9. But he's 82 now,so he never really need it again.

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  10. Yes o! Stella I thought d same...let him show d torn parts nah.....

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  11. My thought exactly,the picture or video prove.anyway to me he shouldn't have made such a promise,that was too expensive. I guess also it was a very difficult taxs to fulfill for him.we should always mind what we say out of pressure or anger or out of over anxiety.

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    1. Where did u keep d brighter gramma uve been reading? I suddenly went bk 2 ur dead english huh? Kotinew.

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    1. Tearing it does not mean that he can't get a replacement. It's like tearing a passport people! Furthermore, as a Nobel Laureate prize winner, he can visit any country in the world whenever he wants. He's playing on people's minds. Also, one of his very good friends who shall remain nameless, is well-connected in the academic realm and can always invite Baba Lemakin to the U.S.A anytime without any problems, assuming this were the case. Wole is too intelligent.

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    2. If he tears it in public because of a new president that is an act against America the country. Similar to discretion the flag or the anthem they won't replace it

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  14. I don't believe u sir! Liar liar pants on 🔥. Lol

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  15. We need proof....its not everyday we see someone destroying their green card

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  16. hahahaha Old baba, show us picture. You talk one thing, you do another. What a shame nobody saw you. Chai

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  17. OK ohhh baba if that will make u happy, I can't say u are lying

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  18. Oga you shouldn't have done that. You for tell us say you've changed your mind,and nothing go happen! Even buhari said he will do alot of things but up till today,he has done nothing.
    Promise and fail has been before the existence of this world,so you wouldn't have been the first.

    Now you don fall my hand!

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  19. Thought he said he will tear it? he should show us the video joor.

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  20. Let him show us the evidence nah.




    God Bless Everyone.

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  21. Show you evidence for what? You people and sense of entitlement

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  22. He didn't do shit..dude is trying not to lose face with people thinking we can be easily decided.

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  23. i expected to see the evidence,any way that is not my probs for now

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  24. Prof Prof, your own is good cos you can have residency in any country of your choice that's why you can throw abi na tear your greencard that many people are craving for.

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  25. Lmao, all of u want evidence abi? Ok now, wait till the old man come and bombard u with his big big grammar again. Prof, am not among those asking for evidences ooo. Hehehehhehe.

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  26. One cannot literary tear his/her green card. Its is the property of the US government and can be recalled and withdrawn. Just like burning a flag, i believe its treason, a punishable crime. Hence im sure there cant be a visual of him tearing it. He can however dump it.

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    1. No matter what, it doesn't change my respect for you sir. This shows how you feel about a Trump's presidency, I hope for the sake of the younger generation he succeeds.
      Welcome home sir, you're a worthy son. I and a lot of people are proud of you.

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  27. good for him if he did...shows he has integrity.

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