Tag: english

AzeezJuly 12, 2017

Okorocha bans Imo monarchs from speaking English at official functions

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has banned traditional rulers in the state from speaking in English at official functions. Okorocha ...

AzeezJune 20, 2017

Wike can’t speak good English, he is a thug – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has threatened to expose Rivers governor Nyesom Wike’s wife “if he (Wike) does not shut ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 28, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Black American vernacular English expressions you should know

by Farooq Kperogi Black American Vernacular English Expressions You Should Know By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Twitter: @farooqkperogi In the spirit ...

Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 16, 2017

I am not that fluent in English – Toyin Aimakhu (WATCH)

by Dolapo Adelana Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu says her understanding of the English Language is not as fluent as her ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 23, 2017

Farooq Kperogi: Princes, not Kings, are called “His Royal Highness”

In this week’s column, based on requests from readers, I explain why the popular Nigerian English “His Royal Highness” is ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 30, 2016

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: How I was banned from speaking Igbo

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani recalls how ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 17, 2016

Farooq Kperogi: My favourite exclamatory expressions in Nigerian English

by Farooq Kperogi Exclamatory expressions are abrupt, emphatic utterances that help us convey emotions of joy, sadness, admiration, anger, surprise, ...

Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 16, 2016

88.5% obtain 5 credits and above in NECO exams

88.51 per cent of students who sat for the 2016 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) obtained five credits and above, including ...

Oreoluwa PetersMarch 27, 2016

‘I didn’t choose to be in the Yoruba movie sector’ – Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe-Gentry is known for three things -decent acting, beautiful persona and an impeccable fashion taste. The Nollywood actress who ...

Op-Ed EditorJanuary 10, 2016

Reuben Abati: Why every Nigerian must learn, speak French

I was on my way back from Botswana, after attending a conference organized by the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF). This ...

Mallam YeroSeptember 15, 2015

Please, don’t “revert back” to me

Recently my American boss asked me “What’s with Nigerians and revert?” I was a bit confused on what she was ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 12, 2015

Disvirgin, cross-carpeting, go-slow & 7 more ‘words’ you won’t find in the dictionary

by Chinedu Rylan There is nothing like “opportuned” anywhere in the English language, but that has not stopped its blatant ...

Kolapo OlapojuOctober 6, 2014

How does this Primary school expect to attract pupils, when it can’t even spell? (LOOK)

by Damilola Jagun Education in Nigeria is in dangerous waters, as a result of outdated curriculum, poor infrastructure and facilites, ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 5, 2014

Oh no! Student shoots teacher after failing exams

by Jewel Stephen After being failed by his teacher, a university undergraduate in Saudi Arabia has shot his Jordanian teacher. ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 22, 2014

I will try my best: Tonto Dikeh to start writing good English on social media

by Kolapo Olapoju   This, we never really expected to happen anytime soon. Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh says henceforth, as ...

Kolapo OlapojuAugust 19, 2014

Blame it on electricity: Legislator says power problem responsible for WAEC failure (READ)

by Azubuike Azikiwe Chief Yomi Ogunnusi, a member of the House of Representatives, says the epileptic power situation in the ...

SolaAugust 5, 2014

Why we must not trade our mother tongue [READ]

By Adedayo Ademuwagun   Language is an important part of any society and a principal component of a people’s culture. ...

August 4, 2014

Nigerian languages are dying | This is why

by Adedayo Ademuwagun Language is an important part of any society and a principal component of a people’s culture. It ...

oluwatobisoyomboJuly 26, 2014

Van Gaal lays down the law: Mata reveals players must communicate in English only

by Mark Bassey Juan Mata has revealed that new manager Louis van Gaal, has instructed Manchester United players to communicate ...

June 29, 2014

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Does Nigeria have an image problem?

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani But the Nigerian just has to kick up a tornado whenever he is perceived unpalatably.   ...

January 11, 2014

This is the real whizkid: Meet the 9-year-old girl who passed her WAEC exams (PICTURED)

by Akan Ido Nine year old Anjola Victoria Batoku is not your regular girl trying to fit in with her ...

November 29, 2013

Inspired: Meet girl, 17, who made the overall best result in May/June WAEC exams (PICTURED)

by Akintomiwa Agbaje Folafoluwa Oginni, a Seventeen-year-old girl, has emerged the overall best pupil in the May/June 2012 West African Senior ...

November 28, 2013

UNILAG ASUU crisis deepens as lecturers bicker over resumption

by Akintomiwa Agbaje The crisis between the leadership of the University of Lagos and a faction of the union has ...

November 19, 2013

Why not?! Even the Pope does it: ‘Selfie’ is Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year + other shortlisted words

The word has evolved from a niche social media tag into a mainstream term for a self-portrait photograph, the editors ...

September 21, 2013

Naomi Lucas: The upside of getting my fingers burnt during my NYSC days

by Naomi Lucas To cut a long story short, accounts were never reconciled, I didn’t see our third partner until ...

July 26, 2013

Busted: Businessman charged with bigamy after wife discovers his secret marriage to Chinese bride

A British businessman could be jailed after his English wife reportedly found intimate pictures of his secret Chinese  bride. According ...

July 3, 2013

Bad teacher: Woman arrested after having a baby ‘fathered by her 16-year-old student’ (PICTURED)

A 28-year-old teacher from Southern California has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old high student after police ...

April 20, 2013

‘Ifreke talks Sports: PFA Nominations – Of English bias and missing names

by ‘Ifreke Inyang I always knew Gareth Bale, Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez would make the PFA Player of ...

March 14, 2013

Opinion: The real Africa is not English, French, or Portuguese – Why local language is important

by Ian Henderson As more and more companies line up to enter Africa, the world’s second most populous continent with ...

December 13, 2012

Man spends over 3 hours to recite the longest English word containing 189,819 letters – CLICK to see the word

Dmitry Golubovskiy has a lot of time on his hands. Well, at least 213 minutes to spare. That was long ...

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