Phrank SHAIBU

In less than four hours, l have received over five hundred mails & phone calls on Farooq Kperogi’s unkind comments on me. Well wishers, friends, professional collagues, political associates & family members have joined in expressing concern & surprise. Consequently, l wish to use this opportunity to thank them for their kind words of encouragement. ln line with the advise of many people that contacted me, l would have opted to ignore Farooq because they seem to know and understand his character but l have considered it expedient to state that as much as l agree that at such a time & under the strange circumstance which l have been thrust into by Farooq’s unguided remarks, silence is the best form of eloquence. However, from the contents of Farooq’s unbridled insults and half-truths, my silence may be misconstrued as truth.

Already, l have consulted many knowledgeable persons on the issue of the purported plagarism and their views show a sharp contrast with the wild assumptions of ‘Prof’ Farooq. Any logical mind would easily appreciate that from the contents of Farooq’s unbridled insults, it is obvious that his grudge against me is not on the issue of alleged plagarism. l have also discussed with my lawyers and their position is that l should not waste tons of newsprint in creating unnecessary relevance for Farooq given that it is most appropriate to meet him in court in line with his expressed desire to sue.

For the avoidance of the doubt, l am Phrank Shaibu and l do not represent the person Farooq tried to describe. Therefore, l will continue to resist the natural urge to join issues with ‘Prof’ Farook now. Furthermore, as much as l acknowledge Farooq’s antics to use me to draw readers to his column & blog, however, l consider his write up as a distraction as well as a weak attempt to divert my focused attention from my various important commitments & purposeful engagements that advance humanity. For emphasis. most of the remarks by Farooq about me are shocking and nothing but figments of his skewed imagination. l hope that time and reason will reveal the real motive of Farooq Kperogi on Phrank Shaibu and perhaps expose all those behind the scene on this devious, obliquitous, guileful and sly agenda

I refuse to be provoked!

Phrank SHAIBU

NB: See what someone else has to say about Farooq Kperogi
http://africanheraldexpress.com/blog7/2012/06/20/envious-farooq-kperogi-plagiarising-from-atlanta-georgia/

12 Comments to: On Farooq Kperogi’s Aspersions on Phrank Shaibu – By Phrank Shaibu

  1. Clara

    September 28th, 2012

    No matter how hostile I may be to plagiarism, I seem to have found some room in my heart for the good efforts of Phrank Shaibu especially in offering free useful information to the public on better use of grammar.  I just want to express admiration and gratitude for the significant role which Phrank Shaibu has played in improving spoken and written English in Nigeria through the Mind your grammar project over the last few years and wish him the very best in pursuing new challenges.

    Clara Uzodinma
    University of Lagos

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  2. Adamu Bello

    September 28th, 2012

    I think Kperogi Farooq will end up making Phrank Shuiabu more popular. Farooq intended damage for Phrank but God in His infinite mercy intervened to reserve the disgrace for Farooq by simply exposing him. The twenty books he consults for his grammar column in daily trust newspapers have been listed online by Salias Ejiofor. I wonder why someone should boldly be claiming credit and compensation for a work that is not his. This is academic 419. Kperogi Farooq should be thoroughly investigated and his Ph.D thesis should be examined.
    The assertion by Silas Ejiofor that Kperogi Farooq draws his knowledge from some books is incurable damage to his claims of plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu. This revelation on Kperogi exposes certain significant issues. Kperogi’s write up is  counterproductive and the allegation by Silas Ejiofor that he copied other people’s work  defecates on those that are true victims of plagiarism. Kperogi lacks the credibility to accuse Phrank Shaibu of Plagiarism

    Dr. Adamu Bello
    Sokoto

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  3. Francis Lawal

    September 29th, 2012

    Mr Shaibu, Prof Kperogi is yet to go to court. If you have any defense ,and I doubt hat you do, make it now or shut da f–k up! Nigeria has degenerated in all spheres, so much so that an intellectual thief like you is daring to grandstand even with your hand stuck in the till! This is not business for charlatans and shameless pretenders. Ordinarily you ought to just disappear from the face of the intellectual world and never be heard from again.
    My information is that you attempted a diploma in mass communication at the University of Jos, but had to abruptly flee in 2001 after a missing 16″ Tv was allegedly traced to you. Thus your only confirmed qualification is School Certificate. How then did you suddenly transform to an intellectual genius teaching grammar? I think you have inadvertently maneuvered yourself into a glass house, now you must contend with the consequences of your previous missile hauling misadventures.
    Retards like the ones above may say things that are melody o our ears, but that does nothing to erase the image of a cheap thief that you have now acquired. SHAME!

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  4. Usman Z

    October 2nd, 2012

    Mr. Phrank, you sound pathetically apologetic…are you sure you can win this battle? Farooq may have enemies but actually he is more than established.

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  5. Adamu Bello

    October 2nd, 2012

    I think Kperogi Farooq will end up making Phrank Shuiabu more popular. Farooq intended damage for Phrank but God in His infinite mercy intervened to reserve the disgrace for Farooq by simply exposing him. The twenty books he consults for his grammar column in daily trust newspapers have been listed online by Salias Ejiofor. I wonder why someone should boldly be claiming credit and compensation for a work that is not his. This is academic 419. Kperogi Farooq should be thoroughly investigated and his Ph.D thesis should be examined.

    The assertion by Silas Ejiofor that Kperogi Farooq draws his knowledge from some books is incurable damage to his claims of plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu. This revelation on Kperogi exposes certain significant issues. Kperogi’s write up is  counterproductive and the allegation by Silas Ejiofor that he copied other people’s work  defecates on those that are true victims of plagiarism. Kperogi lacks the credibility to accuse Phrank Shaibu of Plagiarism
     
    Dr. Adamu Bello
    Sokoto

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  6. October 2nd, 2012

    I’ve been following Dr. Kperogi’s works right from day-one when the ‘Notes From Louisiana’ was first published. He wrotes on hundreds of topics ranging from politics, governance, grammar and so on and so forth. His decades built reputation, brilliance and academic excellence are some things I staunchly believe Farooq would not trade for anything. Mr. Kperogi’s stints at Daily Trust newspapers, Kaduna Polytechnic, Ahmadu Bello University and Presidential Villa as research/speech writer speak volumes of his unquestionable character. Why did Phrank Shaibu deleted/hide the group ‘Mind Your Grammar’, from which Mr. Kperogi extracted his pictoral evidence of Phrank Shuaibu’s plagiarising of his columns. Isn’t that an admission of his culpability?. Farooq Kperogi is a man of unblemished character. I doubt if he will make such mighty allegations just to tarnish somebody’s image or to score cheap points. Dr. Bello Adamu know nothing about Dr. Farooq Kperogi and should therefore keep quite

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  7. Obong Steve

    October 5th, 2012

    Discussion is two way traffic. Prof Kperogi must be so visionless and dumb to think that Phrank Shaibu will not document the unprofessional aspects of their conversations. Prof Kperogi would pass as a good scholar but I doubt if he has the capacity to take Phrank Shaibu on this dirty street fight. Already, Phrank Shaibu is winning this battle because he has made public the details of Prof Kperogi unprofessional request for money. The need to ascertain the authenticity of the account details exposed by Phrank Shaibu is of extreme importance. At least it will show if Phrank Shaibu is the liar that Kperogi says he is.

    Obong Steve

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  8. Faridah Ahmed

    October 5th, 2012

    I am sickened by Kperogi’s continued hypocrisy. By asking Phrank Shaibu for a whooping five million naira, he has undoubtedly exposed himself to great ridicule. What this means is that he attempted to rock a deal with the same person he calls a criminal. If Kperogi had written all these abuses on Phrank Shaibu before requesting for money, I would have considered him a man of good conscience. In very simple description, Kperogi Farooq is like a corrupt custom officer that agrees to accept bribe from the importer of contraband goods then turns around to indict him because he refused. Kperogi’s antecedent on this matter does not depict the real values and norm of a scholar. It is an irresponsible behavior but unfortunately, the likes of Kperogi are everywhere, in Nigerian Police, Party politics, Electoral commission, Drug enforcement agency, Civil service, media, Central Bank, religious groups and any place that stinks of corruption. 

    Faridah Ahmed

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  9. Olugbemisola A

    October 5th, 2012

    Phrank Shaibu should fight to clear his name through a legal process. I am member of the Mind Your Grammar facebook group and I really think Kperogi claims are completely unguided. Mind Your Grammar facebook group has never been shut down. Kperogi has contradicted himself in so many ways on his dealings and transactions with Phrank Shaibu. If actually he did request for 5 million naira from Phrank, where on earth does he think Phrank would get the money from? Phrank Shaibu has never used Mind Your Grammar facebook group to raise funds from members. Mind Your Grammar facebook group yields no financial gain. Kperogi’s request is callous and wicked.

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  10. Akeem Bello

    October 5th, 2012

    Regardless of the underlying issue of alleged plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu, I do not want to be carried away by Kperogi’s holier than thou attitude. On one side of his mouth, he questions why some top persons in the society associate with a ‘fraudster’ like Phrank Shaibu and on the other side of his mouth, he narrates with pain how Phrank Shaibu reneged on his promises made to him. It is logical to assume that before genuinely demanding for money from someone, there must be some form of legitimate transaction. Phrank Shaibu has stated that the promise under reference is a dubious demand of five million naira by Kperogi in favour of Surakatu Ibrahim, United Bank of Africa (UBA) account number 04590680001597. True or false, the answer lies with Kperogi? Now, I ask, what is the nature of the transaction that prompted Kperogi to expect such enormous dividend? Could it be on Kperogi’s accusation of plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu, if so, then it is obvious that Kperogi has obscured his chances of a good case by greed and dishonesty. It is fundamental for Kperogi to apologise.
    Regardless of the underlying issue of alleged plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu, I do not want to be carried away by Kperogi’s holier than thou attitude. On one side of his mouth, he questions why some top persons in the society associate with a ‘fraudster’ like Phrank Shaibu and on the other side of his mouth, he narrates with pain how Phrank Shaibu reneged on his promises made to him. It is logical to assume that before genuinely demanding for money from someone, there must be some form of legitimate transaction. Phrank Shaibu has stated that the promise under reference is a dubious demand of five million naira by Kperogi in favour of Surakatu Ibrahim, United Bank of Africa (UBA) account number 04590680001597. True or false, the answer lies with Kperogi? Now, I ask, what is the nature of the transaction that prompted Kperogi to expect such enormous dividend? Could it be on Kperogi’s accusation of plagiarism on Phrank Shaibu, if so, then it is obvious that Kperogi has obscured his chances of a good case by greed and dishonesty. It is fundamental for Kperogi to apologise.

    Akeem Bello

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  11. Ishiaku

    October 7th, 2012

    It is intriguing that people can be so emotional on an issue that they utterly lose good sense of logic. The fact is that whatever may have been the merits in Dr. Kperogi’s claims is about being lost. Kperogi has been too emotional in his write ups. Even if Phrank Shaibu is guilty as accused, the truth is that he has handled the situation with maturity and wisdom by not returning Kperogi’s abuses but articulately defending and winning new admirer mostly young ladies, (apologies to Kperogi before another issue of plagiarism erupts here).  On a serious topic like plagiarism, I think Dr. Kperogi should desist from using words that are only found in the mouths of half baked graduates or motor park workers.

    Deborah Ishiaku

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  12. Abdulrahman Abdulyekeen

    October 28th, 2012

    For God’s sake why should any sane mind compare Farooq with that 419 guy[I dont even know his name]? Farooq has a reputation that can never be tarnished by a nobody.@So called Dr Adamu Bello u are only envious of Farooq for exposing the hollowness of people like u. Farooq is no match to charlatans like you guys. Pls get a life.

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