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‘Brighter Grammar’ author, Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe dies at 92

Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe, the co-author of the popular English Language textbook “Brighter Grammar” has died at the age of 92. Mrs Phebean Ajibola, popularly known as PA Ogundipe, was a famous author of English Language books and an educationist. She co-authored the Brighter Grammar series with M. Macaulay and C.E. Eckersley. She also co-authored the […]

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Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg other “Nigerian English” added to the Oxford Dictionary

1Some Nigerian words and expressions have been include to the updated edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. In the Oxford English Dictionary’s January update, 29 Nigerian words were added. While some of the words were borrowed, others are coinages. “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only […]

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Author of “The Bottled Leopard,” Chukwuemeka Ike, Is Dead

Professor Chukwuemeka Ike, one of Nigeria’s most prolific authors, is dead. The novelist died on Thursday in Anambra state, aged 88. Until his death, he was the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu community in Orumba. Some of his novels including From Toads for Supper (1965), The Naked Gods (1970), The Potter’s Wheel (1973), Sunset at Dawn […]