Ban and Band

07/11/2012 13:49


#Governor Fashola cannot band Okada in Lagos.
#I will band you from coming here.
To ban means to 
officially or legally prohibit:  e.g.  "he was banned from driving for a year"

A band refers to 

  • a flat, thin strip or loop of material put around something. 
  • group of people who have a common interest or purpose.

The sentences above ought to be:

Governor Fashola cannot ban Okada in Lagos.

I will ban you from coming here.

That is English for you.