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I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by 0monnakoda: 9:19am On Jul 15, 2013
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by annexes: 9:21am On Jul 15, 2013
Aw does dat affect us? 1st

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Nobody: 9:24am On Jul 15, 2013
The Nigerian press/media needs to leave this man alone and stop asking him stupid questions. Don't they have any other news to report in that country other than continue to disturb an old legendary man? If they don't have news, they should create one and leave the man alone.

Stop putting him out there for attacks by riffraff, thugs, illiterates, and losers!!

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Nobody: 9:26am On Jul 15, 2013
ShyM-X:
The Nigerian press/media needs to leave this man alone and stop asking him stupid questions. Don't they have any other news to report in that country other than continue to disturb an old legendary man? If they don't have news, they should create one and leave the man alone.

Stop putting him out there for attacks by riffraff, thugs, illiterates, and losers!!

Nigh impossible - that!

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" ~ Eric Catona (1995)

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by israel007: 9:53am On Jul 15, 2013
Tell that to the marine
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Wendyslim(f): 10:38am On Jul 15, 2013
Can dat create job for the jobless undecided

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Olaolufred(m): 11:03am On Jul 15, 2013
HE TOLD THOSE 79 KIDS NOT TO ALLOW ANYONE DECIEVE THEM TO PURSUE LESS THAN EXCELLENCE.
PEOPLE HAVE SAID THE STORY SO MANY TIMES THAT SOYINKA WAS A THIRD-CLASS GRADUATE.
THEREBY TELLING YOUTHS THAT GRADES FROM DEGREE DOES NOT MEAN MUCH.
THE AIR IS NOW CLEARED THAT OUR YOUTH SHOULD NOT BE DISCOURAGED OR FORCED INTO COMPLACENCY.
THE TARGETED AUDIENCE GOT IT.
TO THOSE WHO AREN'T A TARGET, IT WILL BE HARD TO COMPREHEND SUACH.

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by MAYOWAAK: 11:11am On Jul 15, 2013
Nigeria is the headquarters of the rumour mill of the world.To think I believed that apocryphal is bewildering.

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by launique: 11:16am On Jul 15, 2013
And so what? Prof let me bring primary school algebra for you and see how well you will do with it. Intelligence is not all about speaking big grammar, it's an all-round thing

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by sholay2011(m): 11:51am On Jul 15, 2013
la_unique: And so what? Prof let me bring primary school algebra for you and see how well you will do with it. Intelligence is not all about speaking big grammar, it's an all-round thing
Bro, your post reeks of low IQ. No insult intended but ur 'intelligence' needs questioning.

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by superior1: 11:51am On Jul 15, 2013
How does that make Patience act more like a Lady or stop her behaving like a paraga seller?

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Oyetboy(m): 11:51am On Jul 15, 2013
How is dat going to put food on my table dis morning?? undecided

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by launique: 11:52am On Jul 15, 2013
So this poo made the front page. Smh. Adieu Nairaland (2005-2013)

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by gen2briz(m): 11:52am On Jul 15, 2013
PEJ grade nko

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by kingarizona(m): 11:53am On Jul 15, 2013
So what you're trying to say is that Patience ebele Johnathan graduated
3RD CLASS LOWER abi!!

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by ddeola: 11:54am On Jul 15, 2013
Even if na PASS, the man don make em mark the one wey even em lecturers no make. Abegi leave mata
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by rozayx5(m): 11:55am On Jul 15, 2013
Soyinka is dragging his name in the mud, he should just stick to what he knows best (being a pirate) undecided undecided

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by arabanibaba: 11:55am On Jul 15, 2013
sholay dont mind all this awon omo ti ko ni eko, ti won ni aso agba loriko even if he has third class, he has make a good mark in nigerian

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by launique: 11:55am On Jul 15, 2013
sholay2011:
Bro, your post reeks of low IQ. No insult intended but ur 'intelligence' needs questioning.
You don't wan2 tell yourself the truth. What is that thing you are suffering from again?
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Nobody: 11:56am On Jul 15, 2013
Ok
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Nobody: 11:56am On Jul 15, 2013
Really, nairaland is getting tedious by the day. I mean, how does this change the price of kerosine or even garri in d mrkt? mtchew

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by karizmanigeria(m): 11:57am On Jul 15, 2013
Genius is hardly captured on any one piece of paper (certificate)
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Macelliot(m): 11:58am On Jul 15, 2013
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by PStacks(m): 11:58am On Jul 15, 2013
Even if he graduated with a 3rd class, or a Pass or even just a certificate of attendance, atleast he has made a Professor of himself..

He has made a Noble Laureate of Himself..

It is very immaterial what he graduated with..

He can defend his degree! Most PDP degree holders are from Toronto. Buhari Salisu is the only scapegoat that got caught..

Atleast Soyinka can pronounce And spell UMBRELLA and not Umbella

They should question the Umbella certificate instead of the Noble Laureate's certificate..

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by ArQueBusieR(m): 11:59am On Jul 15, 2013
la_unique: And so what? Prof let me bring primary school algebra for you and see how well you will do with it. Intelligence is not all about speaking big grammar, it's an all-round thing

Wisdom, Lord. Wisdom.
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Oildichotomy(m): 11:59am On Jul 15, 2013
And that goes to show what exactly?
BTW he made the disclosure himself when talking to school children in Abeokuta.
Is that the true test of intelligence ?
Nonsense and garri ingredients!

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by launique: 12:01pm On Jul 15, 2013
I don't understand these mods obsession with Soyinka
Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Nobody: 12:01pm On Jul 15, 2013
IBB to Soyinka

Spokesman of former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has taken Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka to the cleaners over the latter's comment Wednesday that IBB was not qualified to give the keynote address at this year's NLNG awards ceremony.

Afegbua said that the recent outburst of Soyinka are not only misplaced, but have further confirmed the world renowned intellectual as two-faced, 'ego-defensive ideologue' who never practices what he preaches.
In a written response titled SOYINKA’S MISPLACED OUTBURST ON IBB OVER THE NLNG AWARD EVENT, Afegbua who is also the acting national chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) said it was in the character of Soyinka to dine with the powers that be in the night only to come out in the morning to condemn them in order to endear himself to the unsuspecting public.

"There is nothing more nauseating than to see a man trying to be holier than thou and yet expecting the public to take him serious. Such deep-rooted pretentiousness has been the bane of most writers who never practice what they preach, either in their works of fiction or daily lives. Professor Wole Soyinka falls into this category of ego-defensive ideologues who try as much as possible to portray a different world view from their actual characteristics", Afegbua said.

The rejoinder from the IBB spokesman reads in part:
"From all the available records of service in Soyinka’s trajectory in life, there are legions of references to suggest that he is a man of dual personality. It is a matter of fact that Soyinka served in the Babangida regime in the capacity of Chairman, Federal Road Safety Commission. It is also on video tape that he publicly endorsed the Structural Adjustment Programme of the Babangida era. It is also a matter of fact, that he had always abhorred the objective behind the Nobel Laureate until he was made a beneficiary. It is on record that he accepted the second highest honour of Commander of the Federal Republic [CFR] during military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
The award was to shore up his profile against the wholesale criticisms by his colleague writers, of his Nobel Laureate which they said he did not merit. It is on record that he went overseas to campaign against the democratic elections of 1983 won by Alhaji Shehu Shagari, on account of the elections being rigged. It is also on record that his tenure as Chairman of FRSC was not the best of times for the organization. He ran the Commission as his personal fiefdom. When the Abacha regime tried to investigate his tenure of the FRSC he went on self exile.It is a matter of historical correctness that he walked into the studio of Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation in 1965 to substitute a pre-recorded broadcast of the Premier just to cause chaos. Typical of a man whose upbringing was admittedly characterized with storm and stress, he established the Seadogs Confraternity during his undergraduate years in the University of Ibadan. We all know the implications of that confraternity in the life of Nigerian universities. Such a man cannot, by every societal standard, be a role model. In the light of the above, it will be appropriate to say in very unambiguous terms that Professor Wole Soyinka is suffering from pathological self-righteous hypocrisy of the first order. The fact that he tries to exonerate himself from the life span of an administration that he served in, is suggestive of low leadership quality. Leaders must be able to own up to their responsibilities and should be accountable to them at all times. That has been the hallmark of General Babangida. For sure, IBB is no capuchin [saint] to borrow the word of Napoleon Bonaparte but he knows his onus when it comes to leadership and service delivery. A man like Soyinka who cannot... cannot possibly wear the toga of a moralist in the African sense of it. I can only conclude with the strength of psycho-analytical permission, that he represents the fictive Baroka, his heroic character in his first play "Lion and the Jewel", who sits atop the village stead of Ilujinle milking the freshness of the female specie in a royal grandeur of a common "Baale" [village head]

Writers who suffer from intellectual cirrhosis like Wole Soyinka possess the capacity to write what the public cannot simply understand thus betraying the fundamental essence of literature. The strength and relevance of any work of arts is determined by the number of people who are naturally willing to patronize it and not the ones that are read for examination sake. Ask Nigerian writers who Soyinka appears to be protecting how many of Soyinka’s works are relevant in the true sense of curative literature.

General Babangida provided an avenue for intellectuals to flourish during his tenure. He encouraged their ingenuity and promoted creativity to the extent that policies that were fashioned out during his regime have since become the cornerstone of modern Nigeria. The intellect of those Professors that graciously served the military regime of IBB, cannot be questioned.
It smacks of shamelessness for a man who wants the world to see him as pro-democracy activist to be defending a coupist who paid the supreme price for his action. Whether we like it or not, there is punishment for every coup plotter in the military, but the likes of Soyinka can afford to defend such coupist since he too unsettled nerves in his Western Broadcasting Corporation scenario. I cannot fashion out when coup plotting has become acceptable in our law books.
The price for failed coup plot is death. I can't even explain his new found love for foreign countries when on the one hand, he frowned against colonialism. What does the haven of the White man hold for him in this present time? This also applies to other Professors who are living in deplorable condition overseas but have chosen to remain put simply because of the fat foreign exchange that the Dollar fetches for them. If the urge for foreign adventure was as a result of military rule as these characters would have us believe, what explanation would they advance in the light of this democracy?
Even in the face of daunting challenges that confronted the Babangida regime, IBB was able to overcome the activities of sycophants and saboteurs like Wole Soyinka who are seen during daylight condemning government but go cap in hand at night to embrace it. Wole Soyinka was in political doldrum when IBB decided to rehabilitate him and in the process got into public prominence during that regime. Can Soyinka in all sincerity point at anything that he has contributed in bringing to fruition in Nigeria despite his larger than life posturing? Can he say in specific details what he has ploughed back to a country that nurtured him to assume this Laureate status?
General Babangida cannot be distracted by the rantings of a Wole Soyinka. A thousand and one Soyinkas cannot also undo him. It will even surprise Soyinka to know that Babangida would add more intellectual value to the NLNG award process than all the noise makers writers who easily blame Babangida for their unproductivity and utter intellectual laziness in the foregone years. Such excuses do not sell any longer."

http://consciencedaily.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=125

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by joshuaidibia(m): 12:01pm On Jul 15, 2013
How does dis afect me? Did it increase my G.P

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by dridowu: 12:03pm On Jul 15, 2013
Trending News is Soyinka
we moving slightly away from Amaechi,
who is next after soyinka ?

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by OCTAVO: 12:04pm On Jul 15, 2013
Why is Wole's News keep making Front Page unnecessarily na?
Nairaland no get News again ni?
If it's not Wole Vs Dame, it will be Wole Vs something else grin grin grin

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Re: I Did Not Make 3rd Class Degree(Soyinka) I Made 2:1 by Emmysteve(m): 12:06pm On Jul 15, 2013
dridowu: .
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