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Prepositions revisited

Sample 1: “…the suspect slashed the hand of the victim leading to the cut of one of the arteries resulting to her bleeding to death.”(How woman was stabbed to death by mother of son’s girlfriend, Sunday Vanguard, 21 July, 2019)The…

Buhari’s fate

Sample 1: “In a press statement, the group described their mission as a means to spread the faith of Buhari’s long term assignment, with a vision to pursue dreams and achieve the goal to produce a political structure, a Buhari ideology that…

Leaving the camp?

Sample 1: “The video footage showed the level of destruction of military equipment and makeshift shelters, while soldiers were seen packing their luggage, apparently preparing to live the camp.”(Save us from avoidable death, soldiers beg…

Some weeks ago

Sample 1: “Some few weeks ago, I was talking to the father of a teenage boy who was despairing that his son insisted on putting his play-station above homework, chores and even sleep.”(Why fathers should stop trying to be their son’s best…

Other than…

SAMPLE 1: “Even when there are needs for stringent punishment for offences like drug addiction, stealing, rape and infidelity, the punishments are not to be carried out by an individual or a group of persons order than the state through the…

Staff, breath and breadth

SAMPLE 1: “Even the names that are synonymous with South Africa, I could see that there were over 150 staffs that could not get to perform their duties because of the act.”(Over 5,000 jobs lost in Lagos reprisal attacks---Sanwo-Olu, Sunday…

Property, comatose

SAMPLE 1: “Residents of Biagbini community in Ese Odo council area of Ondo State yesterday cried uncontrollably as a 70-yr-old woman, Moyo Jide, and four of her grandchildren were roasted in a mysterious fire outbreak. Sunday Vanguard…

Drainage facilities

SAMPLE 1: “Lamenting the effects of the rainfall, a resident, Mr Taiwo Ajadi, appealed to the government to construct proper drainages in the estate in order to spare them the further agonies…Another resident, Mr Bola Adeyemi, blamed the…

Of sour and sore

SAMPLE 1: “The figure, according to sources close to both parties, has been the sour point and could have led to whatever accumulated sums that sparked off the current impasse.”(How MTN, Glo Resolved Interconnect Dispute, Sunday Vanguard,…

Hanging prticiple

SAMPLE 1: “Determined to kill, maim and kidnap for ransom, four persons in their early 20s, were on Tuesday said to have been beheaded in Rumuji, Emohua Local Government Area, LGA, as two rival cult groups, Deygbam and Icelanders, allegedly…