YEMISI RANSOME-KUTI: WOULD BE A LOT RICHERIFI WASN’T A RANSOME-KUTI

    Yemisi Ransome-Kuti is one of the elite women out to serve her community selflessly without a thought of enriching herself. She had served in different developmental projects that had earned her recognition in her community. In this interview with FLORA ONWUDIWE, Ransome-Kuti, who is a cousin of late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, encourages women who are aspiring to run for political offices not to give up. Excerpts…     What was your growing up like as a Ransome-Kuti, a family that played prominent roles in the history of…

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EPL: Alonso wary of United threat

    Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has warned the leaders to beware of a Manchester United backlash, while Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can provide a dramatic finale to the title race. With just seven games remaining, Chelsea are looking to land the knockout blow as they slug it out with second placed Tottenham in the fight for Premier League supremacy. Antonio Conte’s side hold a seven point lead at the top, but Tottenham can temporarily trim the gap to four if they beat Bournemouth at White Hart Lane in Saturday’s…

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United on right track with Mourinho – Vidic

    Manchester United may be struggling by their own high standards under Jose Mourinho this season but the Portuguese manager will get them back to winning ways, the club’s former captain Nemanja Vidic said on Tuesday. United, who spent heavily in the close season, are only fifth in the Premier League, 18 points adrift of leaders Chelsea. They remain in the hunt for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification, however, and with 57 points from 30 games they sit four adrift of fourth-placed rivals Manchester City, with a…

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EPL: Wenger demands united Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can still enjoy an uplifting finale to their traumatic season if they maintain a unified front starting at Crystal Palace on Monday. Wenger has been under siege like never before in recent weeks as angry Arsenal fans demand the Gunners boss be forced to step down after yet another underwhelming campaign. A section of Arsenal’s support staged their latest protest against Wenger during Wednesday’s 3-­0 victory over West Ham United as they stayed away from their Emirates Stadium seats until the 13th minute to…

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Anxiety mounts as Big Brother Naija ends Sunday

Who will win the ‘Big Brother Naija’? Indeed, who among the five finalists will take home the N25m and an SUV prize at stake? That is the question on the minds of millions of viewers across Africa as the battle climaxes this Sunday amidst palpable anxiety and expectations. Big Brother Naija is the second season of the Nigerian version of the reality show Big Brother. Ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one is the host. The season began broadcasting on 22 January 2017 and is slated to end after 78 days.…

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Ooni’s wife visits Yoruba, Arewa communities, urges peace

The Yeyeluwa  (queen) of Ife,  Wuraola Ogunwusi, has called for the return of brotherly love between the Yoruba and Arewa communities which existed before the recent communal dispute in Ile-Ife. The queen made the call when she visited the communities in Enuwa and Sabo, Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday to commiserate with them on the recent clash in which some persons died and properties were destroyed. At Enuwa, Wuraola was received by the committee that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, set up to look into the crisis. “Peace is…

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Biafra: UPP tackles S’East govs over Kanu’s detention

The Anambra State chapter of United Progressive Party (UPP) has condemned a decision by the Southeast governors to intervene in the continued wrongful incarceration of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It, however, describe it it as a belated interest in the unjust punishment being meted out at Kanu. In a statement by the party’s publicity secretary, Mr. Uche Amaku in Awka, said the action of the governors had a silver lining of people fighting for their political future than genuine discomfort over the IPOB…

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Magu, victim of corrupt politicians fighting for survival -Nwanyanwu

The rejection of Ibrahim Magu for the second time as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is generating a lot of controversies. In this interview, a former Chairman of the Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, said he was not surprised at the development but described it as an indictment on the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari who reposed so much confidence on Magu that he had to renominate him a second time. Nwanyanwu tells ONWUKA NZESHI that Buhari could still re-nominate Magu for the third time if…

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