Tag: Pidgin English

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Kola MuhammedOctober 21, 2020

How Mo Abudu helped to seal Oscars pidgin recognition for Nollywood

While agitation for reforms across sectors continues to inform gatherings on Nigerian streets and roads, a clamour which was made ...

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EditorAugust 22, 2017

[The Media Blog] BBC Pidgin, first of its kind…last of it?

We don land gidigba! That was the opening sentence as BBC World Service announced that it had begun its broadcast ...

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EzinneAugust 7, 2017

The Thread: “Pesin wey don die no dey fear knife” | Twitter NG shares their fave Nigerian expressions

It’s a thing of wonder, isn’t it, how Nigerians can take the English language and do “unheard-of things with it” ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 22, 2016

Farooq Kperogi: My favorite exclamatory expressions in Nigerian English (II)

by Farooq A. Kperogi, Continued from last week (read part one here) 11. “May God punish you!” This maledictory exclamation ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoMay 1, 2015

Opinion: Pidgin English, the bridge to close our ever-widening cleavage

by Muhammad Ibrahim   Although India is far more diverse than Nigeria, many Indians are often amazed that we speak ...

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July 3, 2013

Ojay Aito: Our modern tongue (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Ojay Aito Couple of years ago while I was a trainee in a media house, I strolled into the ...

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OluwapelumiOctober 7, 2011

How una see am? Google launches Pidgin English interface

by Seyi Lawal Popular internet search engine, Google, has launched a Pidgin English search interface. The Pidgin page has been ...

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