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Given Recurring Gang Wars

Sample 1: “It was learnt others who were there might have gone into hiding for fear that the assassination might be cult-related, giving the recurring gang wars within Surulere that has (sic) seen two other persons killed in a similar…

Awash with Formal Requests

Sample 1: “About two  days ago, the Internet has been awashed with news of ex-Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who verbally assaulted a Daily Trust journalist, Charles Eyor”(Verbal assault: Fela’s daughter reacts to outburst of FFK…

Grinding to a halt

Sample 1: “While flights to Africa have grounded to a halt and many nations have shut their borders to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, one American agency has ignored directives to stop cross-border travel.”(Despite Covid-19-induced closed…

The downtrodden

SAMPLE 1: “The security component of the Bayelsa State COVID-19 Task Force had in the early hours of Sunday began demolishing of all illegal structures at the Tombia market.”(Illegal structures demolition…New Telegraph Online, Monday, 18…

Of harmless and harmful

SAMPLE 1: “The drug (which) according to report is manufactured in Bangladesh and was their only hope of saving his life; his family members sort the help of Nigerians overseas…It is so sad that some people can be so harmless even to the…

Where, there

SAMPLE 1: “Some where of the opinion that the Pastor should have been left to God’s judgement because of a verse in the Bible where God said ‘Touch not my anointed’”(Meet Pastor Bakare who was caught while trying to sleep with a church…

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