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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…

Devising devices

SAMPLE 1: “We urge the South African government to ensure that the attacks do not reoccur. We appeal to them to device alternative strategies since previous efforts to stop xenophobia have not worked.”(Nigerians Resident in South Africa Pin…

Their Fowls and Foul

SAMPLE 1: “And for those crying fowl over Nollywood teenage star, Regina Daniels’ marriage to Ned Nwoko, well it’s time to stop and move on to other things…”(Regina Daniels Steps out with Hussy, Sunday Vanguard, 5 May, 2019)Let’s note…

Literally more than…

SAMPLE 1: “Every available space in the Onike area of Yaba was taken up as close relations, family members, spiritual children/members of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, MFM, from across the globe, religious leaders, traditional…

Little or no chance

SAMPLE 1: “Every available space in the Onike area of Yaba was taken up as close relations, family members, spiritual children/members of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, MFM, from across the globe, religious leaders, traditional…

Little or no chance

SAMPLE 1: “The Nation gathered that some people who have been nursing ministerial hopes now stand a little or no chance of making it into the next cabinet on account of Kyari’s return as Chief of Staff.”(Kyari’s Return Alters Lobbying for…

Taking, taken

SAMPLE 1: “A dog trained in tracking and trailing will track a victim to the point where he was ferried into the car; at the sighting of the car used in point b, the dog will be taking to point b…”(How to Tackle Kidnapping, Other Crimes…

Of formal/former, order/other

SAMPLE 1: “Dickson is set to organize a memorial service in honour of his mother and also formerly present Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation on Thursday, August 8, 2019.”(Abubakar, OBJ, Jonathan, Others to Grace Dickson’s Mother Memorial…

Dogs being used

SAMPLE 1: “In order to further explain the olfactory capability of a dog in America, dogs are been used to detect certain types of cancer, thus an era of medicinal detection dogs have been developed.”(How to Tackle Kidnapping, Other Crimes…

Feasible, visible, basis

SAMPLE 1: “Last year, there were cases of containers in which cash and ammunition was stashed…the advantage of a detection dog is that certain feasible scent profiles or pictures can be combined…”(How to Tackle Kidnapping, Other Crimes with…