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Social Media And The English Language by Reuben Abati

By Reuben Abati I get confused these days reading many of the posts on social media, and text messages sent through cell phones, because of the kind of new English that young people now write. The English language is without doubt quite dynamic. In the last 200 years, it has lent itself to many innovations, […]

Chibok Girls: Will They Ever Be Found?

Nigerians bare their minds on the fate of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents over a year ago Victoria Chinwe The question is will the chibok girls be found and then returned? As to their state of being, there’s no guarantee they’ll all be found well and alive. I presume some of […]

Which Is Worse: Postponement Of The Election Or Fuel Scarcity?

On Saturday, 7 February, Nigerians woke up to the shocking news about the postponment of the general elections, initially scheduled to hold on 14 and 28 February, to 28 March and 11 April. Many Nigerians decried the action of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. And as the postponment continued to pop up in discussions […]

Who Should APC Pick As Its 2015 Presidential Standard Bearer?

As next year’s general elections appraoch, several aspirants have indicated interest in clinching the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC. They include Gen Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Nda Isaiah. Respondents were asked to pick the candidate they fancy for the job and who should be the running mate. The following […]

CNN presents Mo Abudu as Africa’s Oprah

CNN has profiled Nigeria’s Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV and first black woman to own a pan-African TV channel, EbonyLife TV, as one of the continent’s leading women. ‘Mo’ as she is fondly called was interviewed on ‘Leading Women’ – a show that connects it’s audience to extraordinary women in the […]

Belo-Osagie speaks on success, failure and importance of family

Nigeria’s businessman, Hakeem Belo-Osagie has shared with students of Wake Forest University, North Carolina, United States some of the peaks and valleys of his career. Belo-Osagie, chairman of the Nigerian operations of Etisalat, the country’s fastest growing mobile telecom network, addressed an audience of students, faculty and community members at the Broyhill Auditorium as part […]

US envoy ‘blows’ pidgin English in ‘soft power’ diplomacy

As a career diplomat he would be expected to be able to converse in several foreign languages but it’s doubtful that Nigerian Pidgin English would be one of them. Yet the US ambassador to Nigeria took to the airwaves to speak in the vernacular about the most pressing issues between the two nations, from gay […]

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