Farooq Kperogi

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Farooq Kperogi
Born March 30 1973
Baruten, Kwara State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Professor
Academic background
Alma mater Georgia State University (Ph.D)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette (M.Sc)
Bayero University (B.A)
Thesis Webs of Resistance: The Citizen Online Journalism of the Nigerian Digital Diaspora (2011)
Doctoral advisor Michael L. Bruner
Academic work
Discipline English language, Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences[1]
Sub-discipline English usage, Media English, Nigerian English, World Englishes[1]
Institutions Kennesaw State University
Main interests New Media, English usage, Journalese, Political criticism[1]
Notable works Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World

Farooq Adamu Kperogi (born 1973), is a Nigerian academic, media scholar, public speaker and newspaper columnist. As a former journalist, Kperogi had been a reporter and news editor at many Nigerian newspapers including the Daily Trust, Daily Triumph and the now defunct New Nigerian .

Kperogi was among the presidential speechwriters during Obasanjo's administration and had taught journalism at Ahmadu Bello University and Kaduna Polytechnic. He teaches journalism at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, United States.[2][3][4] He is also the author of Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English, published in 2015, as the 96th volume in series of Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotic.[5][6]

Early life and education[edit]

Kperogi was born in 1973, in Okuta, Baruten local government area of Kwara State, Nigeria.[7] He attended Bayero University between 1993 and 1997, where he received bachelor's degree in mass communication. He obtained a master's degree in communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in the United States in 2011.[2]

Later life and career[edit]

After graduating from Bayero University, Kano, Kperogi started working as reporter with newspapers in Katsina and Kano before joining the Media Trust as correspondent for the now defunct Weekly Trust. He also worked for the now defunct federal government-owned paper, the New Nigerian, in the early 2000s. Kperogi began his academic career between 2000 and 2002 at Kaduna Polytechnic, where he taught journalism and mass communication. He also taught at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for brief time in 2004.[3] Between 2002 and 2004, Kperogi worked in President Olusequn Obasanjo's administration as a presidential speechwriter and researcher. Kperogi writes two columns, "Politics of Grammar" and "Notes from Atlanta", for the Abuja-based Daily Trust weekend editions.

Politics of Grammar[edit]

Kperogi has written extensively about Nigerian English[8]

Notes from Atlanta[edit]

Published work[edit]

  • Glocal English: The Changing Face and Form of Nigerian English in Global World. New York: Peter Lang, 2015. ISBN 978-1433129261


  1. ^ a b c "About Farooq A. Kperogi". works.bepress.com. Kennesaw State University. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "About me". farooqkperogi.com. Farooq A. Kperogi. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Farooq Kperogi". socm.hss.kennesaw.edu. Kennesaw State University. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Why British English is full of silly-sounding words". bbc.com. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics". www.peterlang.com. Peter Lang. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  6. ^ "7 Questions to a Linguist: Dr. Farooq Kperogi on "Glocal" English". altalang.com. ALTA. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Kperogi: The Man Who Redefined Grammar Column Writing in Nigeria". jarushub.com. JarusHub. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  8. ^ Christine Ro (19 June 2017). "Why British English is full of silly-sounding words". BBC. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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