of the power-bloc struggle in Nigeria and unanticipated fallouts from that struggle.” (DAILY CHAMPION, April 20) ‘Fallout’ is uncountable.
“…appeal to the discredited tactics of past times also wreak havoc on the procedural sanctity of the democratic path.” (Vanguard, April 20) Notes of disquiet: pastime.
“Out-of-control trailer crushes 15 persons to death” When people are crushed by a trailer, they cannot be alive except there is divine intervention. So, ‘crushed to death’ smacks of lexical insensitivity. (Daily Trust, April 20)
“My dear distinguish Senator Mark... Indeed, we are celebrating a statesman whose dedication and service to his fatherland is (are) worthy of emulation.” On the plateau: My (Our) dear distinguished Senator....
“Your unassailable wisdom and sterling qualities have made you stand out as trustworthy and reliable leader.” Happy Birthday: a (note the article) trustworthy and reliable leader.
“Your ability to work out (answer/ do) knotty political puzzles...makes you worth (worthy) of emulation.”
“Indeed, its (it’s) really a pleasure working with you....” (From The Senators of the 7th National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria)
“...so he could not have seen fire and tell (told) me to put my hand.” Alternatively, he cannot see fire and tell me to put my hand.
“...the APGA governorship candidate in Abia State at (in) the April 2011 elections....”
“Why change your wardrobe every five minutes while all it takes is a different accessories.” All it takes are different accessories.