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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by micktoxin(m): 4:45am On May 06, 2015
I hope that's the only thing he said, so that a lot of people on nl can eat some humble pie.
Some of you lots shouldn't make conclusions until you have verified the source and understand the background context.
Good morning everyone

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Omololu007(m): 4:45am On May 06, 2015
Ok
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by ademasta(m): 4:46am On May 06, 2015
FTC
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by ademasta(m): 4:47am On May 06, 2015
Ok
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Mucokey(m): 4:48am On May 06, 2015
I ll ve to embrace #empricalEvidences tongue before I make any assertion these days
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by john4aguero: 4:49am On May 06, 2015
[size=20pt] Na so o [/size]
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by anonimi: 4:49am On May 06, 2015
Ishilove:
Stop derailing. Do I look like Soyinka? tongue

Look, na by face nor be so

So, perhaps you do look like WS grin
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by ayokellany: 4:50am On May 06, 2015
babyosisi:
They look like two different stories
I won't discountenance the other until he denies it
The above is from harvard uni
His tribal rants were probably not reported because they saw it at stupid and not newsworthy

I mean you should have a functional brain with your analysis of the whole story. You should know without being told that your comment is stupid illogical and should never be made at all but you'd rather crucify Soyinka than give him a benefit of a doubt knowing fully well he is not a tribal jingoist like the like of Achebe, Chimamanda n co. I mean can't you grow to stop hating even if it is in your blood must you die of it ? As human we should strive to be beta rather than being eager to condemn others esp those that never exhibited such tribalistic traits previously.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Truckpusher(m): 4:51am On May 06, 2015
anonimi:


Look, na by face nor be so

So, perhaps you do look like WS grin
No mind her. cheesy

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by micktoxin(m): 4:52am On May 06, 2015
babyosisi:
They look like two different stories
I won't discountenance the other until he denies it
The above is from harvard uni
His tribal rants were probably not reported because they saw it at stupid and not newsworthy
That makes logical sense if you think about it. Sort of gave a disturbing insight into the average IQ of Nairalanders.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by appini: 4:55am On May 06, 2015
Cut and sow
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by raumdeuter: 4:57am On May 06, 2015
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by sinizia: 5:00am On May 06, 2015
There's nothing "unoriginal" about the dumb, pathetic, insulting and tribalistic BS he said about the Igbos. He said those words, Havard website just decided to post the parts of his speech they deemed important for them. This ain't the "full text" of his speech.

His insults on my tribe was totally unnecessary and bigotic. And it hurt me and my fellow Igbos that campaigned endlessly for Buhari to win. I guess the tribalistic nature of him has finally been laid bare. If i knew supporting APC as an Igbo was because of money and my stomach, which wasn't true, i wouldn't have wasted my time supporting a cause where they see my tribe as an outcast.


This country is a sick joke. 4 times Buhari contested, 4 times majority of the North voted him. The sick and depraved mind of Soyinka never insulted the Hausa-Fulanis. When the Igbos voted Obasanjo twice, were we voting for our stomach too? The SS and SE voted for Jonathan, while the majority of the entire North and SW voted for Buhari. Yet he chose only the SE to pour his senility on. Maybe he wanted a case where everyone will vote APC, which leads me to ask; "what's the need of an opposition if everyone votes for one party?" I revere this man so much so i won't be insulting the entire Yorubas because of one man's hatred. When Oba Akiolu wished my tribe death, i never insulted the Yorubas, so Soyinka won't make me do such. I've met and befriended many Yorubas and they all accommodated me, loved me and never hated me. So i won't judge all of them with one man's senility. But as i type this, i regret championing the cause of APC, it's clear everything in this country is down to tribal bigotry. What a cursed country.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by emmykk(m): 5:00am On May 06, 2015
Lushcream:
Nigerians reaction to news is quite surprising .... Illiteracy and poverty everywhere ..... Soyinka wouldn't say what "TheCable" quoted ..... as usual Nairalanders has started the bashing already ........ Nowadays , I check the source of news and the credibility of that source before I post comment.


Somebody called my attention yesterday that Buhari has dropped Fashola and Fayemi from Ministerial list , he said he read it on Nairaland , he was very vigorous about the news he started telling everybody in the office ..... I asked him to calm down and check the source quoted by the Op on Nairaland ....... it was a blog.
it was a blog...this is too lame,so cnn blog cant give credible news.

Credible source and not just a blog would have be better.
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by AAinEqGuinea: 5:06am On May 06, 2015
I wished the excerpt would've highlighted Soyinka's ideas of social dissuasions which Buhari could implement to impede the influx of boko haram's insurgents.

It's understandable to be "cautiously optimistic" considering his Muslim and coup-plotting past, but he's no different than any other politician on this planet. As much as I want to see eventual change from him, he cant stop the corruption, in fact he must indulge as well. Politics is about setting yourself up, financially firstly, for the long run. At a table of crooks, the righteous one who suddenly backs out is the one who's killed, coup. He knows their plans, he could stop or expose it. It's a reason no one knows precisely how billions of Niara remains missing. Instead buhari needs to control the crooks appetite, make them stop robbing and pooping where they live, and that's on Nigeria, but instead want to invest in Nigeria.
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by millionboi(m): 5:15am On May 06, 2015
Soyinka is sick
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by otokx(m): 5:20am On May 06, 2015
it is not everything he reacts to, he has to rise above tribalism - but first he must create that awareness.
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by NovusHomo(m): 5:22am On May 06, 2015
“There’s a kind of complacency that frightens me about many world leaders,” Soyinka said. “Sometimes it’s because they’re balancing forces, in the Middle East and Africa.”


Obama, did you hear that?

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by NovusHomo(m): 5:26am On May 06, 2015
Lushcream:
Nigerians reaction to news is quite surprising .... Illiteracy and poverty everywhere ..... Soyinka wouldn't say what "TheCable" quoted ..... as usual Nairalanders has started the bashing already ........ Nowadays , I check the source of news and the credibility of that source before I post comment.


Somebody called my attention yesterday that Buhari has dropped Fashola and Fayemi from Ministerial list , he said he read it on Nairaland , he was very vigorous about the news he started telling everybody in the office ..... I asked him to calm down and check the source quoted by the Op on Nairaland ....... it was a blog.

Nairaland as a news source? Not even Seun, the founder could be so pretentious. Nairaland to me is just a gossip medium at best. And then of course you have the illiterate amusers. It aways marks the end of my busy day as in "wetin dem dey talk today sef"

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:26am On May 06, 2015
cramjones:
[size=18pt]We need empirical evidence. How am I sure this write up is not from your imagination?

Provide EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE![/size]

-CramJones
What are you smoking lately?

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Truckpusher(m): 5:26am On May 06, 2015
barcanista:
What are you smoking lately?
Cheap crack of course. grin
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:27am On May 06, 2015
micktoxin:

That makes logical sense if you think about it. Sort of gave a disturbing insight into the average IQ of Nairalanders.

Exactly
Was anyone expecting harvard to post his Igbo rants on their gazette?
They just picked the relevant info and discarded the rest
World class universities wouldn't be posting such nonsense talks
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by NovusHomo(m): 5:27am On May 06, 2015
barcanista:
What are you smoking lately?

As if he knows what "empirical" means.
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Ishilove: 5:32am On May 06, 2015
slimmy05:
You are still a baby.
And you're an adult?
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:32am On May 06, 2015
Truckpusher:
Cheap crack of course. grin
Maybe na banana leaf cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:34am On May 06, 2015
Everybody wan speak Oyinbo
NovusHomo:


As if he knows what "empirical" means.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:36am On May 06, 2015
babyosisi:
They look like two different stories
I won't discountenance the other until he denies it
The above is from harvard uni
His tribal rants were probably not reported because they saw it at stupid and not newsworthy


Feel free to believe whatever you want. Unlike Achebe, saying is not a closet tribalism.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:41am On May 06, 2015
[size=18pt] by Taiwo George
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http://www.thecable.ng/igbos-vote-based-stomach-says-soyinka

Nobel Laureate and foremost social critic, Wole Soyinka, is of the opinion that Nigerians of Igbo extraction are the only people in the country who can be predicted accurately. Delivering a lecture titled ‘Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies’ at the Harvard University Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the revered scholar described people from that part of the country as “greedy”. “Igbos remained unrepentant and resolute towards their strategic objective of secession at worst; or a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction at best,” he said at the lecture, which held on April 29. “The climax of MASSOB’s war against the Nigerian state was the call for sit-ins and civil disobedience that shut down markets and public services, as Igbos stayed at home in a symbolic gesture to assert Biafran independence. The call was honoured by governors in the two principal Ibo states, though without fanfare. “The Igbos are probably the only group of Nigerians that you can predict with great accuracy whom they will vote for in an election, because they tend to put their votes where their stomachs take them; suffering as it were, from incurable money-mindedness, as they would stop at nothing in their quest for personal financial gain.” Commenting on the result of Nigeria’s presidential election, Soyinka said the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan would have been “disastrous”, as Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, is better option.
Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:45am On May 06, 2015
oyb:



Feel free to believe whatever you want. Unlike Achebe, saying is not a closet tribalism.
Professor Achebe described a known tribalist Awolowo who never hid his tribalism
If a description of Awolowo is a description of Yorubas so be it
The book is in print
Deal with it
No apologies

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Ilekeh(f): 5:50am On May 06, 2015
How's Dr. Ariyo?
I hear dem dey protest outside his office.
grin
I thought the petition would have worked.....over 5000 wasted signature embarassed
Anyway, when WS' own case reach ICC, buzz me.

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Re: Soyinkas Speech At Harvard. The Real Text by Nobody: 5:58am On May 06, 2015
Ilekeh:
How's Dr. Ariyo?
I hear dem dey protest outside his office.
grin
I thought the petition would have worked.....over 5000 wasted signature embarassed
Anyway, when WS' own case reach ICC, buzz me.

A petition to the Texas board takes an average of 60-90 days to be investigated
Be patient
If is not a pepper seller's licensing board

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