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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by AfroSamurai: 3:26pm 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/
Then he wrote The Man Died.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by orimsamsam(m): 3:31pm On Dec 30, 2016
kaluxy007:
tongue
lolz. Inferior complex no allow u talk. U come dey hide under moniker dey talk
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Boyooosa(m): 3:37pm On Dec 30, 2016
Adebowale89:
I hope he keep his humanitarian struggle to his region next time
abi, and some IPOD wey dem never born dat tym dey shout say who a whole WOLE SOYINKA epp? Anyway, na Olamide wey boro dem dat slang cause am sha.

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Omobolaji20(m): 4:19pm On Dec 30, 2016
soyinka is arrested.
the kind english dem dey spark den nawa o
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by MrOdyssey(m): 4:20pm On Dec 30, 2016
DanPel:
NAIRALANDERS,HAVE U PIPU FINISHED GOSSIPING ABOUT ME?


Hah!. Bros. is that how u use to do?
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by DanPel(m): 4:21pm On Dec 30, 2016
MrOdyssey:



Hah!. Bros. is that how u use to do?
Bt y must i be gossiped...in wole soyinkas voice

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by ojinuocheibi(m): 4:43pm 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/
HE IS A TRAITOR AND AN EFONJA ACCORDING TO THE ISAELITES FROM UGANDAN.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by DuBLINGreenb(m): 4:54pm On Dec 30, 2016
Truth234:


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.
Lol, those were very different times. Ojukwu Nigeria army at age 24 after schooling abroad he was promoted every 2years till he got to the top in less than 10 years today such is impossible. Google Lauritta Onye 32, Olympic gold medalist, world record breaker but poverty stricken regardless she has nothing no car no house nothing, if after all these no headway what are we saying? she said she rather be a truck pusher than represent nigeria again. Myself, i'm under 21, I like writing and for long now I've been looking for book deals up and down nobody knows what it is here so I wanted to do it abroad but it's expensive so I shelved the idea for now till I travel, I wanted to start a farm as well my people told me I should finish school first (i'm doing one of these 7 year courses I've gone far sha)
My friend a photographer has too many competition
My lecturers who are old almost half of them lectured my dad when he attended the same uni they tell us that inn their time before,during and after the biafran war that they had multiple opportunities you could be a civil servant with secondary school cert all of them got scholarships abroad from govmt upon finishing their first degrees and one even told us how 6 companies including our school offered him job and he had to chose we today do not have such luxury sir. In my 500 level now sir we are 200 students in lvl 400 they are 250+ in 300 they are 300+ in 200 they are 300 in year 1 the same thing so sir I do not believe those times are same as today we today are facing peculiar challenges coupled with the fact that technology is taking our jobs.
In the past you couldn't find lawyers as secretaries or clerks or musicians or public speakers or photographers today it is the norm I saw an advert a year ago that read lawyer needed with sound computer skill and a bias for legal drafting 20,000 per month in my father's house today I get 35k monthly + 50k christmas bonus and 150k at the beginning or end of each year how much more a married man with a kid what will 20k do and some don't get paid at all just experience and books while they work for free
And mind you lecturers are something else in a certain faculty in my school a certain lecturer likes tall girls and my bae that year was tall and fine she had to remain incognito and bribe her way through if not. Nigeria was messed up before we were born our elders messed it up for us we are only managing to survive, how can we prove ourselves without being given a chance. Do you want the youths to revolt? Cos that's the only way out.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by ezenwajosh(m): 5:02pm On Dec 30, 2016
NIGERIANS AND THEIR WAY OF UNDERSTANDING HOW DOES THIS PROOF HES BEEN ARRESTED FOR BEING A SPY FOR BIAFRA..... DOES THAT LOOK LIKE BEING ARRESTED..... WELL NIGERIANS BELIEVES ANYTHING ON MEDIA.....
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by ezenwajosh(m): 5:04pm On Dec 30, 2016
EVEN IF I POST A PIC OF BUHARI AND ARMY OFFICER AND WRITE CAPTION( BUHARI ARRESTED FOR KILLING A COW) THEY BLV IT
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by akeensbussy(m): 5:15pm On Dec 30, 2016
Who is a prisoner among them?

Check my Signature

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by nothingspoil70: 5:25pm On Dec 30, 2016
ezenwajosh:
EVEN IF I POST A PIC OF BUHARI AND ARMY OFFICER AND WRITE CAPTION( BUHARI ARRESTED FOR KILLING A COW) THEY BLV IT
you are too young to believe or understand this I will suggest you go and ask your dad for confirmation of the story

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by lastpage: 6:11pm On Dec 30, 2016
angeltolly:
Who is the prisoner here



Who is escorting who? sad

IlorinFirstSon:
Mehn.! That warden's shorts are like Bumpers.


I bet he's the prison's stripper cheesy



Just look at the gaitors on that Police-Warden Short-Knicker?
Mehn, that is so cute!Naah die!


ofcourse, that was when Police, was real Police......... not all these Criminals in Uniform we have today.





Lastpage!
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by dazy2(m): 7:47pm On Dec 30, 2016
BREAKING NEWS!! Adekunle Gold, Viktoh And Chinko Ekun To Exit YBNL

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by dazy2(m): 7:50pm On Dec 30, 2016
Buhari, Saraki in another closed-door meeting in Aso Rock

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by jollymizzle(m): 8:09pm On Dec 30, 2016
ezenwajosh:
NIGERIANS AND THEIR WAY OF UNDERSTANDING HOW DOES THIS PROOF HES BEEN ARRESTED FOR BEING A SPY FOR BIAFRA..... DOES THAT LOOK LIKE BEING ARRESTED..... WELL NIGERIANS BELIEVES ANYTHING ON MEDIA.....
seriously just give yourself a heavy knock. U need to Kickstart that cold mushy pudding up there. People were even giving instances and all you could say was that it's false. If you can't Google, then at least ask your father

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Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by willibounce1(m): 8:50pm On Dec 30, 2016
shamecurls:
Naxo Nnamadi Kanu go take celebrate New Year for Kuje Prison

Only God knows what meal they will serve them on New year day

He will be eating akpu and palm oil. If he refuses to eat it, it will be forced down his throat...
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by nnokwa042(m): 12:19am On Dec 31, 2016
datola:
He was jailed for supporting the cause of Biafra.

And now he is being accused of wrong doing because he refused to endorse cluelessness of the last maladministration.

Wole Soyinka (WS), the world's most erudite writer after Williams Shakespeare (WS). See 1986 Nobel recommendation on Mr Soyinka.

I look forward to sharing fresh palm wine with you on the undulating terrain of Ake and hill of Olumo rock, Egba, Abeokuta, the land of our birth.

Ba a wa!

Respect sir.

so if they ask u to choose between wole soyinka and a drop out steve job of apple and they ask u who will u like to be from ur town ,pls who will u choose?what did soyinka gave to humanity?
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by engrchykae(m): 7:07am On Dec 31, 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
my son beware of those given to change because they dont say what they do,they dont do what they say.they will support you into fame and conspire to bring you down as was the case of mko,the likes of fayemi,fashola,oyegun have betrayed tinubu,the wisest of their son obj would rather betray his afonja kinsmen a thousand times and i doubt they will ever have a chance to betray him(obj) which is their national sport.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by moscobabs(m): 7:12am On Dec 31, 2016
engrchykae:
my son beware of those given to change because they dont say what they do,they dont do what they say.they will support you into fame and conspire to bring you down as was the case of mko,the likes of fayemi,fashola,oyegun have betrayed tinubu,the wisest of their son obj would rather betray his afonja kinsmen a thousand times and i doubt they will ever have a chance to betray him(obj) which is their national sport.
Ipob spotted
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by engrchykae(m): 7:42am On Dec 31, 2016
jericco1:
very civilized unlike now wey na chain dem go use
if the government were civilized,they wouldnt have arrested a man for airing his opinion,did the american jail martin luther king for not supporting the vietnam warg?prof was handled carefully in order not to tamper with yorubas sensitivities and support in the 3rd marine.but immediately after the war,any yoruba that annoys them have tasted prison.until we give the northerners their due respect as crafty people and not as unintelligent abokis,they will continue to use and dump us.now they have messed with tinubu,they are now courting orji uzor kalu who had corruption case hanging on his head so that when they fall out with him, they will re-open his case.the only solution is to revisit sir herbert macaulay's vision of a united south but yorubas hate igbos for being proud and prefers the fulani for being ruthless with power.if the south can unite,the igbos will provide the daring and go to hell attitude needed to keep power while the yoruba will provide the media cover and the wickedness needed in keeping power but we would rather watch each other fall.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by engrchykae(m): 7:59am On Dec 31, 2016
Bennyberry:
Wow before coming online i was reading "The man died" by wole soyinka. A commentary of his days of struggle.
wole soyinka being a wiseman knew that if the northerners are helped to crush the east which is the only region that is a military threat to their outright domination,the will have a free ride over the rest of nigeria and soyinka's fears have come to pass.they now have a stranglehold on the rest of us so the only way to make them fear is for yorubas to support biafra and u will be surprised the hausas will give concessions to yorubas.when jumong went to war with the han,the buyeo prime minister advised the buyeo to support the han because after defeating the han,jumong will turn his attention on buyeo.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by jericco1(m): 8:16am On Dec 31, 2016
engrchykae:
if the government were civilized,they wouldnt have arrested a man for airing his opinion,did the american jail martin luther king for not supporting the vietnam warg?prof was handled carefully in order not to tamper with yorubas sensitivities and support in the 3rd marine.but immediately after the war,any yoruba that annoys them have tasted prison.until we give the northerners their due respect as crafty people and not as unintelligent abokis,they will continue to use and dump us.now they have messed with tinubu,they are now courting orji uzor kalu who had corruption case hanging on his head so that when they fall out with him, they will re-open his case.the only solution is to revisit sir herbert macaulay's vision of a united south but yorubas hate igbos for being proud and prefers the fulani for being ruthless with power.if the south can unite,the igbos will provide the daring and go to hell attitude needed to keep power while the yoruba will provide the media cover and the wickedness needed in keeping power but we would rather watch each other fall.
I never thought of that
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by engrchykae(m): 8:16am On Dec 31, 2016
[quote author=Longeaton post=52393041]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 canif the igbos are found in multitudes in every part of nigeria,will it be wrong to say that the igbos are the tribe with highest population in nigeria?the north is messing with both of us,recently they used excel app to compute ridiculous figures of how kano is more populated than lagos.you think u are doing the igbos,u are also doing urself.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by manikspears: 4:09pm On Dec 31, 2016
elampiro:


You will know when the guardroom door is padlocked.
grin cheesy best answer of the month
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by datola: 8:03pm On Dec 31, 2016
nnokwa042:
so if they ask u to choose between wole soyinka and a drop out steve job of apple and they ask u who will u like to be from ur town ,pls who will u choose?what did soyinka gave to humanity?

My brother you sounded like one of my great friend's view of WS.

I am a literary minded person though operating in the technology sector.

Steve Job was just a business man who made so much from selling what some people called over priced gadgets that are not sine quo none to life. Was Steve Job Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison that I will prefer him over our own world renowned professor that the then US president had to convince to come settle down in America by issuing him a green card. He contributed to the body of knowledge in the best citadels of learning in that country from Harvard to Pricinton, Howard, New York, Yale, etc.

Let me remind you before you castigate him for not doing anything for Nigeria. He lectured at UNILAG, Ibadan and so many years at Ife where he won the nobel lauret. He became professor at Ife and later emeritus of same school


Those time he wa lecturing abroad he's always home attending one function or the other to force good governance.

I'm so much inspired by WS works, written or staged and by his activism to liberate Nigeria from misgovernance.


My brother, Oyinbo will not beat you if you appreciate heroes from you country.
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by nnokwa042(m): 8:34pm On Dec 31, 2016
datola:


My brother you sounded like one of my great friend's view on WS.

I am a literary minded person though operating in the technology sector.

Steve Jobs was just a business man who made so much from selling what some people called over priced gadgets that are not sine quo none to life. Was Steve Job Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison that I will prefer him over our own world renowned professor that the then US president had to beg to come settle down in America by issuing him a green card. He contributed to the body of knowledge in the best citadel of learning in that country from Harvard to Pricinton, Howard, New York, Yale, etc.

Let me remind you before you castigate him for not doing anything for Nigeria. He lectured at UNILAG, Ibadan and so many years at Ife where he won the nobel lauret. He became professor at Ife and later emeritus of same school


Those time he wa lecturing abroad he's always home attending one function or the other to force good governance

I'm so much inspired by WS works, written or staged and by his activism to liberate Nigeria from misgovernance


My brother, Oyinbo will not beat you if you appreciate heroes from you country.

like my german friend will say is ur problem not mine i will like nigeria to be
Re: Wole Soyinka Escorted To Prison In 1967 (Throwback Photo) by Leksone1: 8:35am On May 10, 2019
That is why I love Yoruba man except their bastard ones. How many times have you seen Yoruba man bringing down the name of respected man of another tribe? No! They won't do it. Even if they criticise it will be constructive. Even when their bastards try to bring down reputable name, it is either against their own, in support of other tribe. See this man, Mr Reno, he and bastard Yoruba man always in the name of criticism incite tribe against tribe in politics because they are not in power. Now, they are trying to extend it beyond politic. In the name of one Nigeria, I don't think such people should be promoted, they earn their filthy lives through such an act.....motherfuckers...let Prof. Wole and Anichebe rest.

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