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Drainage, pooling resources

SAMPLE 1: “…I have resolved to step down from the governorship race in Lagos on the platform of our party and, instead, poll resources together with my brother…adding that the way forward was for like-minds to close ranks and poll resources…

Of rending, staff

SAMPLE 1: “Shootings rented the air for nearly an hour forcing residents to flee their homes.”(Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri hours after Buhari’s visit, Premium Times, Thursday, 13 February, 2020)We are interested in the form and use of…

In the course of writing…

SAMPLE 1: “In the cause of this story, Sunday Vanguard noticed that many buildings in the area were distressed but only few had been marked for demolition although some of the occupants said they had taken the state government to court over…

Father lies with daughter

SAMPLE 1: “I was sleeping on the bed when I suddenly noticed that someone laid on me. Before I knew it he had sex with me again, making it twice.”(Fathers from hell…Sunday Sun, 30 September, 2018)I refer to the form laid which occurs in…

Site, Cite, or Sight

SAMPLE 1: “Others said the location of the university, perhaps, makes it possible, explaining that it is sighted close to a mountainous area.”(Kidnappers on the rampage in Adamawa, Sunday Vanguard, 12 January, 2020)I can cite off-hand…

Live Programme

SAMPLE 1: “…a source said one of his colleagues, an outspoken and respected returning senator-elect from Kano State, on a national television station, life programme, had to tell a PDP chieftain that secret voting would not be allowed…”(9th…

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…