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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by ahamonyeka(m): 12:21pm On Dec 30, 2016
Ahoy!!!
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by DuBLINGreenb(m): 12:23pm On Dec 30, 2016
ch91:
Back then then we had youths who were intelligent, responsible and courageous... guess soyinka is below 30 as at 1967
today we have youth who are so much gullible, irresponsible and uncultured...
it's unfortunate!
load of crap, who trained those youths to be uncultured?, who refused to give them space in government? In nigeria it is more profitable and easier to be a tout,kidnapper,militant,terrorist than to be an olympian, a graduate or any meaningful thing.
For the youths to be responsible and cultured jobs upon graduation should be sure, Falz should have earned more as a lawyer than a musician, 20/30 year olds should run government ministries (even if only as understudy/assistant to the main guys), our grand father's should give way or atleast make space for the new.
Once this little things are done youths will see it is profitable to be enlightened, cultured and what have you cos those who are enlightened youths are living better than the unenlightened youths. Until then

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Orikinla1: 12:24pm On Dec 30, 2016
moscobabs:
My son, Never be at the side of the flatheaded cos they are ingrates

You fight for them today,they become your enemies tomorrow.


A warning from a caring father to his beloved son
Very ungrateful dogs.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by seguno2: 12:24pm On Dec 30, 2016
He was sold out by his fellow Egba man, Obasanjo who reported him to his Fulani masters for his own personal promotion.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by jericco1(m): 12:25pm On Dec 30, 2016
very civilized unlike now wey na chain dem go use
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by DanPel(m): 12:25pm On Dec 30, 2016
the other day,i only freestyled a joke to tear my green card,tho av not recovered the bashing now u nairalanders are joking me as a spy. hmmmm am not suprised,afterall 1dollar is nt equal to 1naira.

Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Orikinla1: 12:26pm On Dec 30, 2016
IlorinFirstSon:
Mehn.! That warden's shorts are like Bumpers.


I bet he's the prison's stripper cheesy
grin
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by emmasege: 12:27pm On Dec 30, 2016
This is one reason why Biafra advocates and agitators need to pursue their ambition more intelligently. Here's an "Afonja" according to you guys fighting for your freedom before you (and possibly your father) were born. It's amazing that almost 5 decades gone, Soyinka is still in support of Biafra struggle when many of your selfish politicians are still romancing with Nigeria and begging for monthly allocations from Abuja, instead of speaking up for Igbo nation and defending Kanu Nnamdi and his IPOB colleagues.

I've said it before and am saying it again that Igbos are the enemies of themselves as far as the Biafra cause is concerned, and for as long as they are unable to conquer the enemies within they can as well forget about conquering those outside.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Orikinla1: 12:34pm On Dec 30, 2016
DanPel:
NAIRALANDERS,HAVE U PIPU FINISHED GOSSIPING ABOUT ME?
.
Enough is enough. No more Penkelemes . grin
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by orimsamsam(m): 12:43pm On Dec 30, 2016
If I were adekunle fajuyi I would ave allow the coupist to shoot ironsi alone and not die with him, becos iPod toot will only abuse u the more.

To iPod yoot once u are afonja u are afonja
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Bennyberry(m): 12:48pm On Dec 30, 2016
Wow before coming online i was reading "The man died" by wole soyinka. A commentary of his days of struggle.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by math2001: 12:51pm On Dec 30, 2016
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by musicwriter(m): 12:59pm On Dec 30, 2016
omofunaab:
In 1967, during the early days of the Biafran war, Professor Wole Soyinka was accused of being a Biafran spy. The photo was taken the day he was arrested by the Nigerian police. He was put in solitary confinment for 2 years.


Source :http://www.mjemagazine.com/photo-prof-wole-soyinka-escorted-to-prison-in-1967/

Honestly, Soyinka has done his best for Nigeria. If I were him I'll just go to rest and forget about this country. This's a useless country!.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by CyberGypsy(m): 1:07pm On Dec 30, 2016
its like the prison back then is not the maximum prison,kirikiri etc we have now .. he even swaggered in

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Nobody: 1:19pm On Dec 30, 2016
2016 grin

Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by elampiro(m): 1:20pm On Dec 30, 2016
angeltolly:
Who is the prisoner here


Who is escorting who? sad
You will know when the guardroom door is padlocked.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by 2n2k(m): 1:20pm On Dec 30, 2016
leksmedia:
This looks more like taking a stroll into the prison. The days when human rights have not been dusted into the bin

Hope you realise that Soyinka was never convicted by any court. He was simply dumped into SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for over two years on mere suspicion of being a Biafra sympathizer.

So much for human rights

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by ChrisEsq: 1:26pm On Dec 30, 2016
This dull father described himself
moscobabs:
My son, Never be at the side of the flatheaded cos they are ingrates

You fight for them today,they become your enemies tomorrow.


A warning from a caring father to his beloved son
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Ezptymsonyx1: 1:35pm On Dec 30, 2016
Baba is carrying buk to prison nih...m nuh understanding undecided
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by samsam2019: 1:36pm On Dec 30, 2016
Bennyberry:
Wow before coming online i was reading "The man died" by wole soyinka. A commentary of his days of struggle.
read the book when I was a kid.





The man is a legend
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Orlarmeday(m): 1:37pm On Dec 30, 2016
E don tey no be today grin grin
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by moscobabs(m): 1:43pm On Dec 30, 2016
ChrisEsq:
This dull father described himself

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by LordOfNaira: 2:22pm On Dec 30, 2016
But for Wole Soyinka, the first to talk about the Asaba Massacre (one of the reasons why Gowon had him arrested), no one outside Biafra might have heard about the callous massacre. This man, refusing to drop his cause for Igbos, was thrown into solitary confinement with the aim to forget him there. It is a pity that even though Achebe appreciated Soyinka's effort, most Igbos are uninformed about Soyinka. Most Nigerians are uninformed as well and see him as a nuisance just as the likes of Gowon, Buhari, Babangida and Abacha saw him then. Wole Soyinka who risked his life by seizing a radio station to lambast Abacha. Nigeria and Nigerians are not worth dying or going to jail for. The likes of Gani Fawehinmi who were in constant war with Abacha because of the common man did not even get much votes when he contested for the presidency.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Truth234(m): 2:28pm On Dec 30, 2016
DuBLINGreenb:

load of crap, who trained those youths to be uncultured?, who refused to give them space in government? In nigeria it is more profitable and easier to be a tout,kidnapper,militant,terrorist than to be an olympian, a graduate or any meaningful thing.
For the youths to be responsible and cultured jobs upon graduation should be sure, Falz should have earned more as a lawyer than a musician, 20/30 year olds should run government ministries (even if only as understudy/assistant to the main guys), our grand father's should give way or atleast make space for the new.
Once this little things are done youths will see it is profitable to be enlightened, cultured and what have you cos those who are enlightened youths are living better than the unenlightened youths. Until then

Leadership is earned not given, the youths of this generation want leadership on a platter of gold. That is what is wrong, Ojukwu took on a war that will forever define him and in fact spring forth current struggle of the IPOB youths when he was only 33 years. Gowon became president at 32 and ruled for 9 years, Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart at age of 28, Awolowo, Babangida, Azik, Nkrumah of Ghana, Thomas Sankara etc have three things this generation don't. Hope, Dream and high sense of responsibility. A lot of them, good or bad, were so convinced in their cause they were ready and prepared to die for it. What we have now are social media warriors, fools without direction or passion for a tangible cause. If I was a leader I won't hand them leadership either.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Nobody: 2:49pm On Dec 30, 2016
moscobabs:
My son, Never be at the side of the flatheaded cos they are ingrates

You fight for them today,they become your enemies tomorrow.


A warning from a caring father to his beloved son

Fight for who?!!.. Can't you read? ...
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by kaluxy007(m): 2:52pm On Dec 30, 2016
orimsamsam:
Tell that to "ipod" youths, i knw y u guys are scared of d igbos leaving Nigeria thats because hunger would be ur pal. When an igbo man wakes up he prays to God and thinks of how to expand his biz bt an afonja na gossip and owanbe parties even when his afonja jnrs have been sent out of school for owing fees
tongue
orimsamsam:
Tell that to "ipod" youths, i knw y u guys are scared of d igbos leaving Nigeria thats because hunger would be ur pal. When an igbo man wakes up he prays to God and thinks of how to expand his biz bt an afonja na gossip and owanbe parties even when his afonja jnrs have been sent out of school for owing fees
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Longeaton: 2:53pm On Dec 30, 2016
Y r we yorubas trying to placate this igbo ppl. They are the most racist and sentimal tribe in the world. Despite the sacrifices of Prof, they still call him names. We better leave their matter. The igbo ppl flock nairaland daily to make racist comments and even give likes in droves to the most ignorant, barbaric and unintelligent comments. The Igbo stay in multitude in almost every part of Nigeria and yet hate everyone except their tribemates#bigots. Remember, you can't eat your cake and have it.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by NovusHomo(m): 2:59pm On Dec 30, 2016
moscobabs:
My son, Never be at the side of the flatheaded cos they are ingrates

You fight for them today,they become your enemies tomorrow.


A warning from a caring father to his beloved son

You are right. This man went to jail because he opposed the civil war. Yet, the children and grandchildren of those who suffered most and lost most are the ones insulting him today. WS should be their hero, but they prefer Fayose and FFK. They are imbecilic and moronic ingrates.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by drmuri(m): 3:05pm On Dec 30, 2016
[quote author=moscobabs post=52388577]My son, Never be at the side of the flatheaded cos they are ingrates

You fight for them today,they become your enemies tomorrow.


A warning from a caring father to his beloved son [/quote
so so apt
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by heysquare(m): 3:18pm On Dec 30, 2016
and this s one tribe some gullible Igbos hate wt passion. d day Yorubas give their supports to seccession of Biafra is d beginning of having Biafra republic. yorubas r so blessed wt so many human right activists dat can champion d strugle peacefully without any violence or hates speech but wt best use of media. British government can testify to dat. its so possible for an Igbo man to become nigeria president but ds cant happen if thr s no support from either yorubas or hausas. Let's love one another

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