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Giving passengers help!

SAMPLE 1: “Always with the latest mobile phones, he was constantly phoning and texting even whilst he was at home to check the staff and if possible, give passengers help and advice.”(She burnt hubby’s clothes and brought him back to his…

Precedence and other matters

Sample 1: “In an open letter signed by the secretary of the forum, Frank Osai, Oshiomale was urged to follow precedence and party guidelines that saw Lanre Isa-Onilu replace Bolaji Abdullahi as National Publicity Secretary, to fill the…

Seizing and basis

Sample 1: “Such politicians were not only shamed, they were given long prison sentences and their ill-gotten wealth ceased by the military.”(PMB at 77, The Nation, 15 December, 2019)I draw readers’ attention to the word ceased which…

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…