Soyinka Again, Says Nigerians’ Common Sense is Lost

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Playwright and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, is in the news again. The embattled playwright, who has come under great criticism for his comments over tearing his green card, and his inability to do same, has said that he will hold a private funeral on January 20 when United States President-elect, Donald Trump, is inaugurated as President.

Soyinka, who spoke in Lagos on Monday, explained that the funeral is not to mourn with the citizens of the US over their choice of president but to mourn the death of Nigeria’s common sense.

“Our common sense is totally lost. I am embarrassed sometimes that I occupy the same nation space with some people,” he said.

He also said Nigerians did not have the right to query his personal decision to tear his US green card.

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