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"I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 3:11pm On Dec 01, 2016
Nigerian 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 told AFP 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.

http://dailypost.ng/2016/12/01/destroyed-green-card-already-soyinka/?utm_source=snap_dp1&utm_medium=twitter

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 3:12pm On Dec 01, 2016
Professor of Lies,a graduate of University of Liars with Lai Mohammed as your class mate.

We need evidence because throwing away has so many connotations. ...

"threw away inside his bag"

"threw away into his bank vault",

"threw away into the lagos lagoon " ...or simply thrown into his agbada pocket". Prof, we need clearer defination of "threw away".

If Soyink can make Jan. 20 equals Dec.1st,he can as well Tear a Green Card by throwing it into his ECHOLAC bag cheesy cheesy

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by castrokins(m): 3:13pm On Dec 01, 2016
Iffa HeAr!




When Obasanjo Tore His PDP Membership Card, The Whole World Saw It. You Can Not Come And Be Fooling Us.

Show Us Your Shredded GreenCard Or Shift.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rerhji(m): 3:14pm On Dec 01, 2016
pinshures or addonbelieveit

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by mii4u(f): 3:14pm On Dec 01, 2016
His headache, did he give it to me.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by Nobody: 3:14pm On Dec 01, 2016
Ok what next shocked shocked shocked

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by powerfulsettingz: 3:15pm On Dec 01, 2016
Wow that's cool

To our other brothers Wu thinks soyinka won't keep is words. Hope u can swallow ur opinion abt the afonjas?

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by okosodo: 3:18pm On Dec 01, 2016
Evidence is the only reason to believe something . Michael Shrodinger

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by Edwinmason(m): 3:19pm On Dec 01, 2016
mayb na for him dream he tear am

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by EdCure: 3:20pm On Dec 01, 2016
Is that really necessary?
That would be the peak of naivety and idiocy from an erudite professor...if he actually did it.

"Everyone realises how praiseworthy it is for a prince to honor his word and to be straightfoward...[but] a prudent man cannot, and must not, honour his word when it places him at a disadvantage..."

--Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince" (pp 56-57).

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by Nobody: 3:22pm On Dec 01, 2016
After giving us that bastard in aso rock u run go USA nonsense man

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by softMarket(m): 3:22pm On Dec 01, 2016
Lie Lier LION!!!!! grin


show us evidence just like baba iyabo did!!



When u said u will tear ur card,u said it openly and went and tore it secretly.....its a NO from us!




U must show us a video of you doing it...or we no go belive am grin

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by deantimes(m): 3:26pm On Dec 01, 2016
Oga stop disgracing yourself and tear your green card publicly, because when you were boasting you boasted publicly.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by EdCure: 3:48pm On Dec 01, 2016
Large number of popular American celebrities actually threatened to leave the USA if Donald Trump wins the election. They have all eaten their words.

Soyinka should just kill himself. That will sound more honourable.
He won't be missed...since he is so desperate to make us believe that he cannot live in a world that has Donald Trump as US president.

So much for being a man of his words.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by CowHard: 3:53pm On Dec 01, 2016
This is serious
Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 3:54pm On Dec 01, 2016
Very shameless and lying old man

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by CowHard: 3:55pm On Dec 01, 2016
Lalasticlala mynd44
Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by alcmene: 3:58pm On Dec 01, 2016
This unrepentant cultist wunt stop disgracing himself

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 4:05pm On Dec 01, 2016
Some thing is not clear here.

I only read that he had relocated,not that he had torn the card.

He should have told us the truth which has to do with expiration of his term as Scholar-in-residence.

We wont be surprised if we hear that he has gone back to USA to live again. cool

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by alcmene: 4:09pm On Dec 01, 2016
"Throw away" how and where?

You said you would "tear it"!

After Trump, you can always go to pick it up from your cupboard where you "threw it" into!! cheesy cheesy

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 4:12pm On Dec 01, 2016
EdCure:
Large number of popular American celebrities actually threatened to leave the USA if Donald Trump wins the election. They have all gone back on their words.


What are you saying then undecided

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by CowHard: 4:16pm On Dec 01, 2016
Knowing Soyinka's reputation for lying and cultism, I doubt if he actually did what he wants us to believe

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by dikerebel(m): 4:16pm On Dec 01, 2016
sir lying is not good for your health

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by justicejay(m): 4:17pm On Dec 01, 2016
La proffesor la lie.
Where is he in naija?

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by EdCure: 4:22pm On Dec 01, 2016
rapistomenka:



What are you saying then undecided
They broke their promise. Because they're wise.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 4:29pm On Dec 01, 2016
EdCure:

They broke their promise. Because they're wise.



Unlike the frustrated inventor of cultism.....He has allowed Nigerians talk him into destroying his card just to appear honorable when actually he's not

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by rapistomenka: 4:39pm On Dec 01, 2016
Oluwole Soyinka is a lying old son of a cultist... and a fraud.

He said, "watch my #WOLEXIT on Jan. 20th" and now claiming he has tossed away his Green Card, what a sham and a clown.

Oluwole Soyinka boxed himself into a corner and has finally realized his folly would've earned him prison term in America so, he has chickened out as expected of his cowardly Yoro ethnic group.

The old clown should be ignored, this is only a face-saving way to bulk under public gaze cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by agarawu23(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
Hmmm
Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by seunny4lif(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
grin grin grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
I know you are lying oooooh but Continue

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by Lanre4uonly(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
Initially, he is to tear the green card but now he threw it away. Anyway, it is noted.

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by Yinkatolu: 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
Afonjas always keep to their words grin

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Re: "I Threw Away My Green Card" – Soyinka by nokiaba3(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
prof. u can lie oooo

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