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No Bullshitting!!! Commonly  Misused Words, Phrases And Tenses – By Harry Agina

  TODAY’S WORD/PHRASE: “SEVERAL TIMES” VS “SEVERALLY Folks, I’ve got to tell ya, straight up, that the word SEVERALLY does not mean SEVERAL TIMES. It does not mean REPEATEDLY, meeeeeen!!! As I do every once in a while on this series, I will start by stating that I have no intention of talking down on my readers as though I ...

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No Bullshitting!!!Commonly Misused English Words, Phrase & Tenses

  TODAY’S PHRASE: “HERDERS AND FARMERS CLASHES” By Harry Agina Folks, in all the past NBB’s “COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASE, AND TENSES,” I only addressed errors that are made by people all over the world based on ignorance or minor oversight in English grammar. Today, I want to bring you a different type of misuse, an ANNOYING type at ...

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NIN Identity Code Wahala: 600,000 Candidates Affected As JAMB Considers Extension Of Exams Date

  “We apologise for putting you through some hardship in the registration. The government directed that anyone participating in JAMB must have their NIN. This is beyond our control. Those who are yet to register should do so” AGENCY REPORT The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is considering postponing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to hold ...

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Insecurity: UNIJOS Shuts Hostels Over Security Threats

  “In the light of this development, the hostels are to be closed with immediate effect. Students and other members of the university community are to note and strictly comply with this directive” NAN Report The Management of the University of Jos has directed the closure of all its students’ hostels over security threats to the school. Abdullahi Abdullahi, Deputy ...

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No Bullshitting!: Commonly Misused English Words, Phrases & Tenses: Today’s Word: “Behooves (Behove)”

  By Harry Agina 1)COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASES & TENSES 10: TODAY’S WORD: “BEHOOVES (BEHOVE)” 2) NBB INFOTAINMENT: “MR. FIX-IT” BY DENNIS BROWN Welcome to this Edition of NBB’s “COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASES, & TENSES” series. The word of the day is BEHOOVE, which is also spelt and said as BEHOVE (with single ‘o’) A phrase with it ...

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No Bullshitting!! Commonly Misused English Words: Today’s Phrase: “Nip It In The Bud”

  By Harry Agina When you say the metaphoric statement, “Nip it in the bud,” which has become a cliché for many people in Nigeria in West Africa, what exactly do you understand it to mean? I ask because it is commonly misused by English-speaking Africans who live within Africa, especially among Nigerians in Nigeria. I specify Africans living within ...

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No Bullshitting!!! Continuing Commonly Misused English Words, Phrases & Tenses.

  1) COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASES, & TENSES, EDITION 8: 2) DO YOU SAY ‘ONE OF THE PERSONS I LOVE’, OR ‘ONE OF THE PERSON I LOVE’? By Harry Agina Are you among the people who are confused about when to use plural or singular adjective in a sentence that begins with the plural phrase, ‘ONE OF THE’? For ...

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EDUCATION: OAU Releases Final Dates For Post UTME Online Test

  “Candidates should note that registration for this exercise closes midnight Thursday 4th March, 2021”. Pegasus Report Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has released the final date for the conduct of its Post-UTME online test for students who took the University as the first choice in the last Joint Admission Matriculations Board tests.  A statement issued by the Public ...

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No Bullshitting!!! Commonly Misused English Words, Phrases & Tenses.

  By Harry Agina COMMON REDUNDANCY IN TIMING: “7 AM IN THE MORNING” There are grammatical blunders of the masses that I often ignore in the NBB COMMONLY MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS, PHRASES, AND TENSES series, until I hear many literate persons make them. Um huh, the literates of the world are not really as literate as we want to believe ...

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