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Stop Distorting History Of Pre-colonial Era, Jega Tells Media

The editor-in-chief of 21st Century Chronicle, Mahmud Jega, has urged the media to desist from distorting the history of the pre-colonial Nigeria as a weapon of modern-day political battles.

 

He stated this on Tuesday at the launch of a book, ‘The Sokoto Caliphate’, authored by Murray Last and published by Premium Times Books.

 

The book gives readers a historical dive into the 19th century Sokoto Caliphate, an empire borne out of the jihad led by the 19th-century Islamic cleric, Uthman Dan Fodio.

 

Jega, who is the reviewer of the book, said Premium Times Books has made a major contribution towards

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Full stop for apostrophes as experts warn the punctuation mark is history

Over 30 years the apostrophe’s use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language at Lancaster University

Apostrophes, first learnt in school, could be a thing of the past

In the world of puncutation little provokes as much passion as the apostrophe…. but experts say it could soon be a thing of the past.

Over 30 years its use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language.

Researchers from Lancaster University looked at 100million words to analyse trends.

“The most striking thing

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Fox News’s Neil Cavuto ‘begs’ viewers to ‘stop the politics’ and get Covid vaccine | US news

The Fox News host Neil Cavuto has “begged” viewers to toss out political talking points about Covid-19 vaccinations and get the shot.

“My God, stop the politics,” he told the network’s Media Buzz show.

“Life is too short to be an ass. Life is way too short to be ignorant of the promise of something that is helping people worldwide. Stop the deaths, stop the suffering, please get vaccinated, please.”

He also said he expected to be attacked for his appeal.

Fox News requires staff to be vaccinated or to take daily tests. Some hosts have advocated vaccinations and other

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E-transmission of results’ll stop rigging, money politics, political blackmail – Sheikh Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Kaduna-based Islamic cleric has said the E-transmission of election results would stop some electoral irregularities in Nigeria.

Gumi said the E-transmission of election results would stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing.

The controversial Islamic cleric disclosed this via a post on his Facebook page.

He stressed that E-transmission of election results would reduce rigging and manipulations of votes.

According to Gumi: “Since 1999 when the khaki returned to the barracks, we’ve not heard the better good news for Nigerians as this singular act of making it legal to transmit elections results electronically.

“Nonetheless, this will in

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I need to stop faking it in the language I’m supposed to speak

So I started taking weekly lessons.

¿Cómo te van estas clases?” my teacher asked me. How are these classes going?

Honestamente, son difíciles.” Honestly, they’re difficult, I told her.

I don’t just mean linguistically. I mean spiritually and culturally. I mean learning a language is a challenge, yes, but learning a language you think you should already know is an emotional challenge that opens old wounds. It brings back memories of the other Latin kids in high school who called me “gringo,” and of the brown girls who dismissed me as not down or brown or

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