Nigeria’s Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka has kept to his word and thrown away his green card, the AFP news agency reports.
Last month the novelist, playwright said he would cut up the card, which is a permanent residence permit for the US, if Donald Trump won the American election.
He told AFP on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg that now that the Republican candidate had been victorious, he had kept his promise:
I have already done […]
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has reacted to the criticism that has trailed his vow to destroy his United States residency permit should Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump emerge President.
The Nobel laureate described those taunting him over his statement as “literalists” who obsess over a time scheme of their own assessment. He said while it is true that he made the statement while addressing a group of students at Oxford University and fielding questions, he is not about to be […]
A legal luminary, Mr Kayode Ajulo, has cautioned Nigerian Nobel Literature Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, against carrying his threat to destroy his American Green Card in protest of Donald Trump’s victory at the U.S. Presidential election.
Ajulo gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
NAN recalls that Soyinka issued the threat to destroy his American Citizen’s Card before voting begun in the keenly contested election between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Most people around […]
Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has vowed to keep his word to tear his Green Card if Donald Trump was elected US president.
Soyinka in an interview assured doubting thomases that he will fulfill his promise on 20 January 2017, the day Trump will be officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
In the build up to the US election, Soyinka had threatened to trash his US green card, if the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, won.
In an exclusive […]
Following Donald Trump’s shocking win in the US presidential elections, Nigeria’s professor, Wole Soyinka has come under a blast.
Many Nigerians on social media have called on Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, to tear his green card. This is following the vow he made should Donald Trump become the president of the United States.
It will be recalled that Soyinka made the vow last week while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England.
According to the literary […]
The Niger Delta Avengers has refuted the claim that it nominated Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; a former Abia State governor, Mr. Orji Kalu and five others to negotiate with the federal government on behalf of the group.
A statement by the spokesman of the militant group, Mudoch Agbinibo, late on Saturday described the claim as the work of mischief makers, keen to derail the group’s struggle.
The group said the claim “by enemies of the Niger Delta” might be because of […]
President Muhammadu Buhari and renowned Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, are currently in a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Nobel laureate who arrived the Villa was immediately ushered into the President’s office where a meeting is currently holding.
However, the purpose of the meeting has not been made public
Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has lashed out at the presidency for its seeming inability to rein in the violent activities of herdsmen across the country.
In his address to the National Conference on Culture and Tourism, Wednesday, Mr. Soyinka said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was yet to come up with an articulate solution to tackle the menace.
“I have yet to hear this government articulate a firm policy of non-tolerance for the serial massacres that have become the nation’s identification stamp,” […]
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His works are countless but the one that most caught the fancy of many was his ability to transform actress, Eki Osagie into Japanese male fighter. He also gave the same actress a Michael Jackson look which many criticized.
Well, the special effects Make-up Artist is all out to […]
Playwright and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said he wants to ‘draw blood’ with his latest book, ‘Interinventions.’
He explained that the book was his tool of ‘vengeance’ against what he termed ‘unprovoked assault of public lies’ many of which he claimed were directed at him.
He said this on Saturday at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Making his remarks at the formal inauguration of The Wole Soyinka Foundation, which was a retreat haven for writers, Soyinka described […]
Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has declared that old age is fast catching up with Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
Soyinka had in an interview with an EFCC publication alleged that Daniel shut down the state House of Assembly for almost 12 months with the aid of the police.
The literary doyen in the interview also slammed former president Goodluck Jonathan for appointing Daniel as a campaign manager.
“A governor closes down an assembly with the aid of the police and […]