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Farooq A. Kperogi
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I am an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Citizen Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. I received my B.A. in Mass Communication from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria, my Master's of Science degree in Communication from the University of Louisiana, USA, and my Ph.D. in Public Communication from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.

I am a recipient of the Nigerian Television Authority Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Mass Communication, the University of Louisiana's Outstanding Master's Student in Communication award, and Georgia State University's top Ph.D. student award in communication.

I'd worked as a reporter, news editor, presidential researcher/speech writer, and journalism lecturer in Nigeria before relocating to the United States.

I write two weekly newspaper columns: "Notes from Atlanta," which comes out every Saturday in the Weekly Trust and "Politics of Grammar," which appears every Sunday in the Sunday Trust. My columns are simultaneously published on my blog: www.farooqkperogi.com

View my complete profile here.

Grammar


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08/08/2015 18:00:00Shakespearean expressions that sound illiterate by today‘s standards814 / 0
07/18/2015 23:00:00Response to the Critique of my Critique of Buhari's Inaugural Speech1328 / 0
07/11/2015 23:00:00My Book on Nigerian English is Finally Out!908 / 0
06/27/2015 23:00:00Nigerian Pentecostal Christian English Expressions in Popular Nigerian English945 / 0
06/20/2015 22:00:00How the language you speak changes your view of the world904 / 0
06/13/2015 22:00:00“Past is Prologue” and other presidential inaugural turns of phrase836 / 0
05/30/2015 18:00:00Guest column: Incredible Indian English1126 / 0
05/23/2015 18:00:00As Patience Jonathan Makes YouTube Record with “Diaris God o!”881 / 0
05/16/2015 18:00:00Q and A on Nigerian English Usage and Gendered Language972 / 0
05/09/2015 18:00:0025 English words that are their own opposites697 / 0
05/02/2015 18:00:00Q and A on English usage in politics, elections, ethnic descriptions, and dialectal variation807 / 0
04/25/2015 18:00:00From Febuhari to General March for Buhari: Buhari’s Linguistic March to Aso Rock753 / 0
04/18/2015 18:00:00Popular expressions English borrowed from other languages1076 / 0
04/11/2015 18:00:00Common election-related grammatical errors Nigerian journalists and politicians make718 / 0
04/04/2015 18:00:00Curious British Parliamentary vocabularies in Nigeria’s American-style democracy922 / 0
03/28/2015 18:00:00Q and A on the grammar, usage, politics, election and Nigerian English1489 / 0
03/21/2015 18:00:00Grammatical errors that even educated native English speakers make1019 / 0
03/14/2015 18:00:00“Corrections” Nigerian newspaper grammar columnists consistently get wrong II1035 / 0
03/07/2015 16:00:00“Corrections” Nigerian newspaper grammar columnists consistently get wrong1061 / 0
02/28/2015 16:00:00Q and A on Nigerian English Salutations, Pronouns, and Usage975 / 0

Book Reviews


Book Reviews

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09/05/2014 18:00:00Book ReviewsBrave new book historicizes northern Nigeria’s ethno-religious tensions3255 / 0

Articles


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03/09/2018 17:00:00Tragic Symbolic Blunders on Buhari’s National Sympathy Tour / 0
02/24/2018 17:00:00African Words in America’s Gullah English Dialect II / 0
02/23/2018 17:00:00Bursting the Myth of Buhari’s Boko Haram “Success” / 0
02/17/2018 17:00:00African Words in America’s Gullah English Dialect (I) / 0
02/16/2018 17:00:00Superstitions and the Thieving, Moneyvorous Snake in Benue / 0
02/10/2018 17:00:00Kafiri, Saitan, Ogbomosho: Strange Personal Names Among America’s Gullah People / 0
02/09/2018 17:00:00News Media’s Cultivation of “Fulani Herdsmen” Hysteria / 0
02/03/2018 17:00:00Gullah: An African-American English Dialect No One Understands / 0
02/02/2018 17:00:00How Buhari Has Lowered the Bar of Governance / 0
01/27/2018 17:00:00In Defense of Tautology in English / 0
01/26/2018 17:00:00Why Dangiwa Umar Should be the Standard-bearer of the Third Force / 0
01/19/2018 17:35:00Existential Threats of Nomadic Pastoralism to Nigeria / 0
01/13/2018 18:18:00A Case for “Flashing” to be in Dictionaries / 0
01/12/2018 17:00:00Why Power Makes Otherwise Sane People Brain-Damaged / 0
01/06/2018 17:36:00Soyinka’s “K-leg” English and My Word of the Year / 0
01/05/2018 17:22:00Brace Up for the Next Petrol Price Hike / 0
12/30/2017 17:09:00Re: Hausa-Speaking Northern Christian Names: An Onomastic Analysis / 0
12/29/2017 17:58:00No, Jonathan Wouldn’t Have Been Better! / 0
12/22/2017 17:29:00Shehu Sani’s Home Truth about Nigeria’s Foreign Missions / 0
12/15/2017 17:00:00There Must be an Alternative to Buhari and Atiku / 0
12/08/2017 17:13:00A Fake London Economist Article About Real Buhari Problems / 0
12/02/2017 17:00:00English Mumpsimuses, a Senator’s Tweet, and Lesson in Tenses / 0
12/01/2017 17:19:00Nobody in the North Says He’s “Born to Rule” / 0
11/25/2017 17:00:00“Economy Grows by 1.4 %”: Grammar Q and A on a Senator’s Tweet / 0
11/24/2017 17:00:00Remember Enoch Opeyemi Who Claimed to have Solved the Riemann Hypothesis? / 0
11/17/2017 17:00:00Social Class Prejudice in Nigerian Teacher Competency Tests / 0
11/11/2017 17:59:00“Moslem,” “Journey Mercies,” “Stay blessed”: Q and A on Nigerian Religious English and More / 0
11/10/2017 17:00:00Ghost of PDP is Haunting Buhari’s Government / 0
11/03/2017 18:15:00Unravelling of the Corruption in Buhari’s “Anti-Corruption” Fight / 0
10/28/2017 18:00:00“Pregnant for a man,” “Spinster,” “Thuggery”: Nigerian English Q and A / 0
10/27/2017 18:00:00How about the Other “Mainas” in Buhari’s Government? / 0
10/21/2017 18:00:00“Add weight,” “on my mind”: Q and A on Nigerian English Usage / 0
10/20/2017 18:05:00World Bank, Buhari, and Presidential Subnationalism / 0
10/13/2017 18:00:00CBN’s Aisha Ahmad, Misogynistic Bullying, and Religious Hypocrisy / 0
10/07/2017 18:00:00Semantic Bleaching in English / 0
09/29/2017 18:00:00Femi Adesina and the Godification of Buhari / 0
09/16/2017 18:00:00“Police is your friend,” “fire for fire”: Q and A on Nigerian English Errors / 0
08/25/2017 18:00:00Garba Shehu, Presidential Villa Rodents and Bad PR / 0
08/19/2017 18:00:00“It’s you who are”: Q and A on Contentious Grammar Rules / 0
08/18/2017 18:00:00America’s South is Like Nigeria’s North and Vice Versa / 0
08/05/2017 18:00:00“Reason why,” “all right/alright,” “letterheaded paper”: Q and A on Nigerian English Usage / 0
08/04/2017 18:00:00Ango Abdullahi, Northern Nigerian Colonial Economy and Niger Delta Oil / 0
07/28/2017 18:00:00Legislative Immunity: What Angry Nigerians Are Getting Wrong / 0
07/22/2017 18:00:00“English Graduate” or “Graduate of English,” Ngugi’s Grammar, “Iconoclastic Oba,” and Other Usage Q and A / 0
07/21/2017 18:00:00Fiery Kenyan Politician Miguna Miguna has Captured Nigeria’s Imagination / 0
07/15/2017 18:00:00Soyinka’s “Be Rest Assured,” “Learned Colleague,” and Other Grammar Q and A / 0
07/14/2017 18:00:00Buhari, not Nnamdi Kanu, is the Biggest Enabler of Biafra / 0
07/07/2017 18:00:00The Intellectual Case Against Nigeria’s Break-Up (IV) / 0
06/30/2017 18:03:00The Intellectual Case Against Nigeria’s Break-Up (III) / 0
06/24/2017 18:00:00Geographic Genteelisms: How we Use Geography to Hide Our Prejudice / 0
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