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10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. 10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. Trafficate/Trafficator The correct word is “Indicator”, when it’s on a vehicle. When you use your indicator, the verb is “to indicate”. The word trafficate doesn’t exist in English. Trafficator is an obsolete word, used to describe an obsolete device on the side of a motor vehicle. Night Vigil A Vigil means a period of time when people remain quietly in a place at Night. So, really, there’s no point adding Night to it when Vigils are known to mostly hold at Night. You may just want to call it a Vigil. On/Off The Light There isn’t much to say about this grammatical blunder apart from the fact that each time you make that statement, make sure you add Switch to it. For example; Switch On the light/Switch Off the light. Can be used with any other object that can go On or Off Reverse Back Reverse already means; to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite. So, if an object is in motion, it can be reversed. And when it is in reverse, it’s surely coming back to it’s initial position. No point adding Back to it. Next Tomorrow Most Nigerians generally use “Next Tomorrow” when speaking English. Please, stop murdering the English Language. The correct thing to say is; Day After Tomorrow. Cattle Rearer The word; Cattle Rearer does not exist in proper English dictionaries. Instead, you may say Cattle Herder. That’s a more appropriate way of referring to people who raise/tend to cattle or other ruminant animals. Convocate Convocate is an archaic English word which means to call together or assemble but Nigerians mostly use it when they’re graduating from tertiary institutions. Proper word is Convoke. Plate Number Most Nigerians including traffic law enforcement agents use the word Plate Number, which is very wrong. Number is supposed to come before Plate. So, basically, it is called Number Plate and not the other way round. Barb/Barbing This is very common among Nigerian men. Barb or Barbing does exist in the English dictionary but it has nothing to do with haircuts. You can go have your haircut at the Barbershop but you cannot Barb your hair because Barb means; a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar objects. Short Knicker Knickers ordinarily mean loose-fitting ‘short’ trousers gathered in at the knees. The British call it Knickers while Americans call it Shorts. Nigerians call it Short Knickers which is very wrong. It is either you call it Knickers or you call it Shorts.

10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. Trafficate/Trafficator The correct word is "Indicator", when it's on a vehicle. When you use your indicator, the verb is "to indicate". The word trafficate doesn't exist in English. Trafficator is an obsolete word, … Continue reading

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10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. 10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. Trafficate/Trafficator The correct word is “Indicator”, when it’s on a vehicle. When you use your indicator, the verb is “to indicate”. The word trafficate doesn’t exist in English. Trafficator is an obsolete word, used to describe an obsolete device on the side of a motor vehicle. Night Vigil A Vigil means a period of time when people remain quietly in a place at Night. So, really, there’s no point adding Night to it when Vigils are known to mostly hold at Night. You may just want to call it a Vigil. On/Off The Light There isn’t much to say about this grammatical blunder apart from the fact that each time you make that statement, make sure you add Switch to it. For example; Switch On the light/Switch Off the light. Can be used with any other object that can go On or Off Reverse Back Reverse already means; to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite. So, if an object is in motion, it can be reversed. And when it is in reverse, it’s surely coming back to it’s initial position. No point adding Back to it. Next Tomorrow Most Nigerians generally use “Next Tomorrow” when speaking English. Please, stop murdering the English Language. The correct thing to say is; Day After Tomorrow. Cattle Rearer The word; Cattle Rearer does not exist in proper English dictionaries. Instead, you may say Cattle Herder. That’s a more appropriate way of referring to people who raise/tend to cattle or other ruminant animals. Convocate Convocate is an archaic English word which means to call together or assemble but Nigerians mostly use it when they’re graduating from tertiary institutions. Proper word is Convoke. Plate Number Most Nigerians including traffic law enforcement agents use the word Plate Number, which is very wrong. Number is supposed to come before Plate. So, basically, it is called Number Plate and not the other way round. Barb/Barbing This is very common among Nigerian men. Barb or Barbing does exist in the English dictionary but it has nothing to do with haircuts. You can go have your haircut at the Barbershop but you cannot Barb your hair because Barb means; a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar objects. Short Knicker Knickers ordinarily mean loose-fitting ‘short’ trousers gathered in at the knees. The British call it Knickers while Americans call it Shorts. Nigerians call it Short Knickers which is very wrong. It is either you call it Knickers or you call it Shorts.

10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal. Trafficate/Trafficator The correct word is "Indicator", when it's on a vehicle. When you use your indicator, the verb is "to indicate". The word trafficate doesn't exist in English. Trafficator is an obsolete word, … Continue reading

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Don’t leave them behind Gershom was the first son of  Moses, but we never really hear much about him. This is as a result of one of the mistakes made by great men. Most great men leave their children behind while they train other men’s children. They unconsciously invest in their young, uneducated errand boys who go about with them. Little do the great men know, that while their children  are at home watching TV, the uneducated young errand boy that goes around with them is understudying and learning the keys to Sucess and greatness. Little do mothers know that as the house girl stays in the kitchen and the kids sit in the living room watching TV, they are empowering the uneducated village girl, and leaving their children behind. Little does the pastor know, that as he goes to church investing in other people’s children, and he doesn’t sit daily with his children discussing the Word of God, he is like a man who is repairing another man’s car when his own car needs serious  attention. When all is done, the other person will drive off, and he will have no car to drive…. No wonder, most pastors’ kids become wayward and can not take over after their fathers.. Moses left his children behind with his wife and father in law Jethro, while Joshua became his errand boy, watching the different miracles,  understudying Moses. No wonder, Joshua became the next leader of Isreal. Even though, Jethro brought them back much later. Fathers, Mothers, Pastors, Businessmen and Women, don’t leave your children  behind. Carry them along. Stop training other men’s children while yours stay back at home. Let them experience what you experience that makes you what you are. Let them become your PAs, even your errand boys and girls. Let people say that they are following their father’s step. Pls, DON’T LEAVE THEM BEHIND.. Copied

Gershom was the first son of  Moses, but we never really hear much about him. This is as a result of one of the mistakes made by great men. Most great men leave their children behind while they train other … Continue reading

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Nigerians are the best This post fired me today! A Russian saw me in my office and said where are you from , i said am from the greatest country in the world.He looked at me with a very strange look and said let me guess u are from Nigeria , i said yes. Out of curiosity he said considering whats happening in your country now why would you say shes the best in the world and i asked him to sit down and let me tell him what he and most people dont not know about Great Nigeria and i told him these…….  1. Are you aware that all over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves? Do you know?? 2. In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Type it into Google and you’ll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated. 3. 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%. 4. Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k. 5. In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations. 6. A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK. 7. The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto State. 8. The World’s fastest supercomputer was designed by a world renowned inventor and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a full-blown Nigerian whose pat ency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the pat ency to the world’s fastest computer: a Nigerian. 9. The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. Both have no trace of criminal record of any kind. 10. South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played. 11. Of the 3 South African Presidents who ruled after apartheid, two of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum. Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa.  We gave financial support, human support, boycotted an Olympics and our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly. 12. Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone which the world ignored because they have no oil. 13. When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the elected President back to power. 14. Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil. 15. 500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask. 16. Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610. Google and see what she means to Africa. 17. We gave monetary gifts to Ireland during our oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge. We are not poor blacks. Nigeria is rich and don’t be lied to. 18. The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station……… Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past. If all you do is listen to mainstream Western media, you’ll not get the full & true picture of your Nigerian heritage. Do not listen to any leader who says Nigerians are criminals, no matter who he is, or his height and position. We’re not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness…….. Here is what CNN, BBC, Aljezeera and western media will not tell you about Nigerians: 19. On the 7th of May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians. The world heavyweight champion is a Nigerian. The entire world still envies our uniqueness as a NATION, living together despite our ethnic diversity. One single country with over 400 languages. They will only tell you how Nigerians are scammers and cheats, how Nigerians are into drugs overseas. If you don’t blow your trumpet, no one will blow it for you. VIVA NAIJA!!! 20. There are over 180,000,000 Nigerians world over and only about 250,000 of this figure have traceable criminal records. This is about 0.14% of our entire national population in the last 20 years: nothing close to 1%. Shame on global media.  Listen Nigeria, don’t let anybody woo you into believing that you are a criminal just because you are a Nigerian.  Nigerians are NOT criminals. You are NOT a criminal. You are topnotch; second to none around the world. I am proud am created a Nigerian, thank you God. Be proud of Nigeria wherever you go. Take out your Passport with pride. He couldnt talk and just walked away. Am proud to be a Nigerian and be from that country…. God bless Federal Republic Of Great Nigeria. Please Continue Sharing This….Until all Nigerians see it! Copied!

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You are only rewarded for going extra mile #copied… Ezra and Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university. After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Ezra to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Thomas remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position. Thomas developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway. One day Thomas felt that he could not work with Ezra anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that  Management  did not value hard working staff, but promoted only the favoured! The Manager knew that Ezra worked very hard for the years he had spent at the company; even harder than Thomas and therefore he deserved the promotion. So in order to help Thomas to realize this, the Manager gave Thomas a task. “Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?” Thomas returned and said, “yes there is someone!” The Manager asked, “how much per kg?” Thomas drove back to town to ask and then returned to inform the Manager; “they are N100.00 per kg!” The Manager told Thomas, “I will give Ezra the same task that I gave you. Please pay close attention to his response!” So the Manager said to Ezra, in the presence of Thomas; “Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?” Ezra went to find out and on his return he said: “Manager, there is only one person selling water melons in the whole town. The cost is N500.00 each water melon and N300,00 for a half melon. He sells them at N100.00 per kg when sliced. He has in his stock 93 melons, each one weighing about 7kg. He has a farm and can supply us with melons for the next 4 months at a rate of 102 melons per day at N350.00 per melon; this includes delivery. The melons appear fresh and red with good quality, and they taste better than the ones we sold last year. He has his own slicing machine and is willing to slice for us free of charge. We need to strike a deal with him before 10am tomorrow and we will be sure of beating last year’s profits in melons by over N2,300,000.00. This will contribute positively to our overall performance as it will add a minimum of 8.78% to our current overall sales target. I have put this information down in writing and is available on spreadsheet. Please let me know if you need it as I can send it to you in fifteen minutes.” Thomas was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Ezra. He decided not to resign but to learn from Ezra. As we draw to mid-August let this story help us keep in mind the importance of going an the Extra Mile in all our endeavors. You won’t be rewarded for doing what you’re meant to do, you only get a salary for that! YOU’RE ONLY ​REWARDED​ FOR GOING AN EXTRA MILE; Performing Beyond Expectations.  To be Successful in Life, you must be Observant, Proactive & Willing to Do More,  Think More, Have a More Holistic Perspective and Go Beyond The Call Of Duty. May you be Blessed with a Better Perspective to do Your Work this year and beyond, Amen The Life ahead Needs This Mentality Of Going An Extra Mile. In ministry, career, As Husbands, mothers, children, etc.. Let’s learn to carry extra oil like the five wise Virgins. So that even in sudden situations and circumstances, we can meet up. Don’t be like the five foolish Virgins who are just about normal situations and circumstances. Life is more than normalties.

#copied… Ezra and Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university. After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Ezra to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Thomas remained in his entry level … Continue reading

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☺ 😍 Happy Birthday 🎂 🌸 🍏 Akinlabi ——–As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊 May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life. May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish. I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God’s abundant mercy and love. 🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

——–As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊 May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you … Continue reading

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🎂 Congratulations 🎊 Formerly Miss Oluwabunmi Babalola ☺ Double Honour, Gracious Blessings 🍏 🍆 Congratulations on your wedding Thanksgiving and Happy birthday 🎂  Long live and prosperity  It is truly rewarding to serve God because He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him  Happy Married life  ——As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊 May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life. May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish. I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God’s abundant mercy and love. 🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

Congratulations on your wedding Thanksgiving and Happy birthday 🎂  Long live and prosperity  It is truly rewarding to serve God because He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him  Happy Married life  ——As you are a year older … Continue reading

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🎂 Congratulations 🎊 Formerly Miss Oluwabunmi Babalola ☺ Double Honour, Gracious Blessings 🍏 🍆 Congratulations on your wedding Thanksgiving and Happy birthday 🎂  Long live and prosperity  It is truly rewarding to serve God because He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him  Happy Married life  ——As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊 May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life. May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish. I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God’s abundant mercy and love. 🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

Congratulations on your wedding Thanksgiving and Happy birthday 🎂  Long live and prosperity  It is truly rewarding to serve God because He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him  Happy Married life  ——As you are a year older … Continue reading

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🍌 🍏 Bukky Bolujo ☺ 😊 Long life and prosperity 👠👕 -Just like yesterday….. You are already a year older. You are not older but newer.  As you are a year newer today, I pray that God Almighty will continue to bless you  ——-As you are a year older today ——–🍉 💦 Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. 💏 😍 😊 May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life. May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish. I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God’s abundant mercy and love. 🌸 Happy Birthday 🎂

-Just like yesterday….. You are already a year older. You are not older but newer.  As you are a year newer today, I pray that God Almighty will continue to bless you  ——-As you are a year older today ——–🍉 … Continue reading

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People ask me why do good when all we receive is bad.. Here is the answer? People ask me why do good when all we receive is bad.. Here is the answer? A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister……..Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind. He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest. The boy went back to her and asked,”Do you want something ?” The sister pointed at the doll.  The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her.The sister was very very happy… The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy… Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper, “What is the cost of this doll, Sir !” The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love n affection,” Well, What can you pay ?” The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy.The boy asked him worriedly,”Is it less ? ” The shopkeeper said,” No,No… These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining.” Saying so,he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining.  The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister… A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these. He asked his master,” Sir ! You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells ??? “The shopkeeper said with a smile,” Well, For us these are mere shells. But for that boy, these shells are very precious. And at this age he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will. And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember Me and think that world is full of Good people. It will help him develop a positive attitude and he too in turn will feel motivated to be Good ! Mind Mantra – Whatever emotion you infuse into the world, it will further spread. If you do good, goodness will spread. If you do bad, negativity will spread. Realize you are a very powerful source of energy.  Your good or bad will come back to you magnified. Not in the ways you want it, and probably not in the ways you can imagine or understand it. But it will come back…

People ask me why do good when all we receive is bad.. Here is the answer? A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister……..Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind. … Continue reading

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