Many students fails to understand the uses and important of word phrasing and signals. Its very good to adapt to its uses because it gives clarity and brevity to sentence.   

Here is an example.

The calling for a national conference by the
President in his recent independence broadcast
has generated a lot of comments. Some have
wondered why the sudden idea of a national
conference when for the past three years he
has resisted the idea. Critics of the President
have suggested that this is a political move on
his part to manipulate the politics of Nigeria
towards his re-election in 2015.. Some even
see some sinister move on his part to grant
resource control to the oil-producing South –
south where he comes from. On the other
hand, some have hailed the action of the
President on the grounds that it is never too
late to change. After all, Saul who was a
persecutor of Christians later became Paul the
From ‘On the national conference’ by
JideOsuntokun, The Nation, 5 December, 2013,
Signals and Functions
even: giving additional information SIMILAR
TO what has been given previously
On the other hand: giving additional
information DIFFERENT FROM what has been
given previously.
After all: providing justification for the
(surprising) information in the preceding

From the above source, you can see how short and detailed the information is.

I hope you will start using it in your write up.

Best regards



20 Practical Uses For Coke

Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.
Now, to prove Coke does not belong in the human body, as it does great harm to the body.

Here are 20 practical ways you can use Coke as a domestic cleaner:

Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric

Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.
Also loosens rusty bolts Removes blood  stains from clothing and fabric.

Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.

Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.

Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.

Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)

Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.

Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.

Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.

Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.

Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.

Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.

Removes stains from vitreous china.

Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.

You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.

Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.

Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.

Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.

Strips paint off metal furniture; Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

Now can you imagine what it does to your stomach lining?

Who needs the ‘household and cleaning’ section at the hardware store when we have Coke.

Please do good by sharing this information with your


The Yoruba Committee on National Conference met two days ago at the Isara-Remo, Ogun State-home of an elder statesman, Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, to strategise on the selection of delegates for the Southwest geopolitical zone ahead of the National Conference. Some of the prominent Yoruba leaders at the meeting were Sir Olaniwun Ajayi (host); Chief Olu Falae; Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State; Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd.); Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti; former presidential candidate, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite; Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; Pastor Tunde Bakare; Bisho Bolanle Gbonigi (rtd.) and Archbishop Ayon Ladigbolu.The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) perturbed that there is no single Muslim among the prominent Yoruba leaders who attended the meeting. It gives room for suspicion. Such a gathering lacks balance.
It is not only parochial but also myopic. They should be able to look ahead. Are they saying there are no Muslims in Yorubaland? Governor Mimiko (Ondo) was there. He is a
Christian. What of Governors Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Isiaka Ajimobi (Oyo), Iklil Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Raji Fashola (Lagos) who are all Muslims? Why were they not invited? Is it because they are Muslims? Why was the attendance heavily tainted with Christian clerics? A prominent pastor was there with a bishop and an archbishop whereas there was no single Imam.
Where are the Imams and Sheikhs of Yorubaland? The Yoruba Committee on National Conference has started on a wrong footing. They should realize that the world is changing and they should allow that change to reflect. Gone are those days when decisions are taken without consulting Muslims. Muslim docility has become history.Nigerian Muslims have donned the garb of proactiveness. It is a coup against Muslims. The Committee is on its own.
We reject its deliberations and whatever the outcome may have been. For it to be credible and relevant, it must convene another meeting where Muslims will be well represented. At least the likes of Professor Daud Noibi, Executive Secretary of the Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN); Shaykh Zughlool, founder and proprietor of Daar ad-Da’wah, Isolo, Lagos and Shaykh Habeebullahi Al-Ilori of Markaz, Agege should be there.
These three alone are renowned Islamic clerics and they would have balanced the list and made it acceptable. Alhaji Abdul Azeez Arisekola Alao, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland and Vice President- Gener al of the whole South West of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is the undisputable leader of Muslims in Yorubaland.
Any meeting of Yoruba leader without his presence is a charade. Others are former Minister of Works and President of the Ansarud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Femi Okunnu; foremost industrialist, Chief S. O. Babalola and Chief Bola Babalakin. Anyone who claims that he does not know these Muslim leaders is being economical with reality but extravagant in imagination. The notion of a Christian South is misleading.
Islam had been in Yorubaland more than a hundred years before the British bombarded Lagos in 1851. Today, Muslims form a large majority in Yorubaland. Any attempt, therefore, to take a stand among the Yoruba on the proposed National Conference without due recognition for and consultation of prominent Yoruba Muslim leaders and scholars is not only an exercise in futility but also autocratic and therefore unacceptable.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

WAEC Timetable (2014 May/June Examination) – Nigeria

Monday, 24th March to Thursday – 10th April, 2014
FOOD & NUT PRACTICAL —- Time will be fixed

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014
Civic Education 2 (Essay) —————– 08.30am – 10.30am
Civic Education 1 (Obj) ——————- 10.30am – 11.30am
Data Processing 2 (Essay) —————– 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Data Processing 1 (Obj) ——————- 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Painting and Decorating 2 (Essay) ———– 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Painting and Decorating 1 (Obj) ———— 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014
Hausa 2 (Essay) ——————— 8.30am – 10.30am
Hausa 1 (Obj) ———————– 10.30am – 11.30am
Igbo 2 (Essay) ———————- 8.30am – 10.30am
Igbo 1 (Obj) ———————— 10.30am – 11.30am
Yoruba 2 (Essay) ——————– 8.30am – 10.30am
Yoruba 1 (Obj) ——————— 10.30am – 11.30am
Edo 2 (Essay) ———————- 8.30am – 10.30am
Edo 1 (Obj) ———————– 10.30am – 11.30am
Efik 2 (Essay) ——————– 8.30am – 10.30am
Efik 1 (Obj) ———————- 10.30am – 11.30am
Ibibio 2 (Essay) —————— 8.30am – 10.30am
Ibibio 1 (Obj) ——————– 10.30am – 11.30am

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014:
Physics 3 (Practical) (Alt A) ———- 8.30am – 11.15am(1st set)
Physics 3 (Practical) (Alt A)——– 11.40am – 2.25pm(2nd set)
Physical Education 3 (Theory of Practice) —– 2pm – 4pm

Friday, 4th April, 2014
English Language 2 (Essay) ———- 8.30am – 10.30am
English Language 1 (Obj) ———— 10.30am – 11 .30am
English Language 3 (Oral) ———– 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Monday, 7th April, 2014:
Literature 1(Obj) —————– 8.30am – 9.30am
Literature 2(Essay) ————— 9.30am – 10.45am
Literature 3(Essay) ————— 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014:
Geography 2(Essay) —————- 8.30am – 10.30am
Geography 1(Obj) —————— 10.30am – 11.30am

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014
Physics 2(Essay) ————— 8.30am – 10 .30am
Physics 1(Obj) —————– 10.00am – 11.15am
Geography 3(Practical & Physical Geo) ——– 1.00pm – 2.50pm

Thursday, 10th April, 2014
Chemistry 3(Practical) (Alt A) ————– 8.30am – 10.30am(1st Set)
Chemistry 3(Practical) (Alt A) ————– 11.00am – 1.00pm(2nd Set)

Friday, 11th April, 2014
Computer Studies 2 (Essay) ————- 8.30am – 9.30am
Computer Studies 1 (Obj) ————— 9.30am – 10.30am

Monday, 14th April, 2014:
Government 2 (Essay) —————- 8.30am – 10.30am
Government 1 (Obj) —————— 10.30am – 11.30am
Physics 3(Practical) ( Alt. B) ——— 08.30am – 11.15am(1st Set)
Physics 3(Practical) (Alt. B) ———- 11.40am – 3.25pm(2nd Set)
Computer Studies (Practical) ———– 8.30am – 10.30am(1st Set)
Computer Studies (Practical) ————11.00am – 1.00pm(2nd Set)
Foods & Nut 2(Essay) —————- 1.00pm – 2.15pm
Foods & Nut 1(Obj) —————— 2.15pm – 3.15pm

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014
Chemistry 2(Essay) ———— 10.45am – 12.45pm
Chemistry 1(Obj) ————– 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014
Financial Accounting 2(Essay) ———— 8.30am – 11.00am
Financial Accounting 1(Obj) ————– 11.00am – 12.00pm
Biology 2(Essay) ———— 1.00pm – 2.40pm
Biology 1(Obj) ————– 2.40pm. – 3.30pm

Thursday, 17th April, 2014:
Agric Science 3(Practical) ———– 8.30am – 10.30am(1st Set)
Agric Science 3(Practical) ———— 11.00am – 1.30pm(2nd Set)

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014:
Economics 2 (Essay) —————- 8.30am – 10.30am
Economics 1 (Obj) —————— 10.30pm – 22.30pm

Thursday, 24th April, 2014:
Mathematics 2(Essay) ————- 8.30am – 11.00am
Mathematics 1(Obj) ————— 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Friday, 25th April, 2014:
History 2(Essay) ————– 8.30am – 10.30am
History 1(Obj) ————— 10.30am – 11.30am
Chemistry 3(Practical) (Alt. B) ——— 8.30am – 10.30am(1st Set)
Chemistry 3 (Practical) (Alt. B) ——— 11.00am – 1.00pm(2nd Set)

Tuesday, 29th April, 2014
Office Practice 2(Essay) ——— 1.00pm – 3.10pm
Office Practice 1 (Obj) ——— 3.10 – 4.10pm

Wednesday, 30th April, 2014
Biology 3(Practical) (Alt. A) ———- 8.30am – 10.30am
Biology 3(Practical) (Alt. A) ———- 10.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, 6th May, 2014
Agric Science 2(Essay) ————- 8.30am – 10.40am
Agric Science 1(Obj) ————— 10.40am – 11.30am

Friday, 9th May, 2014
Further Mathematics 2(Essay) ———- 8.30am – 11.00am
Further Mathematics 1(Obj) ———– 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Tuesday, 13th May, 2014:
Christian Religious Studies 2(Essay) ——– 8.30am – 10.30am
Christian Religious Studies 2(Obj) ——— 10.30am – 11.30am
Islamic Studies 2(Essay) ———– 8.30am – 10.30am
Islamic Studies 1 (Obj) ———- 10.30am – 11.20am
Commerce 2(Essay) ———— 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Commerce 1 (Obj) ————- 3.00pm – 3.50pm

Wednesday, 14th May, 2014:
Health Science 3(Alt. to Practical) ——— 8.30am – 10.15am
Health Science 2(Essay) ———— 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Health Science 1 (Obj) ———— 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday, 15th May, 2014:
Technical Drawing 2 (Essay) – 8.30am – 10.15am
Technical Drawing 1 (Obj) – 10.15am – 11.15am

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