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  We resume with a Special Edition of Editorial Conference contributed by a veteran in the business.       We should pray without seizing. (By fire by force!) Cease /’si:s/ and seize /’si:z/ sound the same but are not pronounced the same way...
Welcome to Session 5 of the series. Let us begin with the exercise in Session 4. By the way, we’d like to salute those who attempted the exercise and sent their answers to editor@newsplus.ng. Hope you found our feedback useful.  Exercise...
Hello and welcome to SESSION 2 of NewsPlus Editorial Conference. Have you done session 1 exercise? If you have, please share in the Comments Section at the bottom of this page so others may learn from you. The topic for...
Hello there! Hope you enjoyed our Special Edition. We return to our promise to examine causes of and remedies for Ambiguity in sentence construction. Ambiguity is vagueness, doubt, haziness or uncertainty of the meaning of what is said or written....
SESSION 2 received considerable feedback. One participant suggested that the rampant use of pleonasms (excessive words) by Nigerians to express themselves is symbolic of their wasteful nature. Well, I never thought of it like that but surely that’s food...
I called the police to diffuse the bomb so people won’t die. (Murderer!) Malapropism again! This is the opposite of what is intended. To diffuse is to spread, distribute, circulate, etc. To defuse is to remove the fuse (from...
In response to popular demand, we continue our series on Wrong or Frequently Misused Expressions. Instead for her to greet the boss she frowned. (Insubordination!) Instead (in place of; as a substitute; alternative or preference) collocates correctly with the preposition of....
  Welcome to Session 7. We are still waiting for interventions on the conundrum at the end of session 6, regarding the sentence: The old man died after a brief illness. Meanwhile, we are again acceding to the demand for more examples...
We promised at the end of Part 1 to bring you a second part of this special edition of Editorial Conference. Part 2 begins with the contributions of 2 senior media professionals.     The two major candidates are running...
The response to the introduction of the NewsPlus Editorial Conference platform has been very encouraging. Our appreciation goes to Harriman Isa Oyofo, Chrispiana Age and all others who will help to identify common mistakes in English that we hope...