The world’s richest clubs owners in 2017

Steve Ballmer, worth $30 billion: Steve is the world’s richest sports team owner for the third straight year. He bought the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 for $2 billion in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, which rocked the NBA when racially charged comments made by Sterling were made public. The Clippers purchase was 10% of Ballmer’s fortune at the time and many pegged it as an over-pay for a basketball junkie who wanted into the exclusive NBA owners club. Ballmer’s timing was perfect as the league inked a…

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Total targets devt through adult literacy

To boost development in its host communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, French multinational energy giant, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has organised a training for teachers, who would help educate adults. The Manager and Capacity Development officer of Total E&P Nigeria limited, Mr. Enefiok Akpan, who spoke at Obite Civil Centre during the annual Adult Teachers Development Workshop, said educational development remains a priority for the oil company, assuring that host communities would continue to benefit from the programme. He said Total’s goal of sustainable…

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Kompany: The goal was worth the wait

Vincent Kompany said his first goal in 20 months had been worth the wait after the central defender’s second- half header helped inspire Man City to a vital 3-0 win at Southampton. Back in the starting line-up after missing last week’s Etihad win over Hull, Kompany produced a magnificent all-round display which was capped by a 54th-minute header which set City on their way to a hugely impressive Premier League triumph. It was Kompany’s first goal for the club since an effort against Chelsea back in August 2015. Since then…

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N’Korea ‘ready for nuclear attack’ amid show of force

  North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”. The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. Soldiers, tanks and other military hardware were paraded in Pyongyang in a show of strength on Saturday. It comes amid speculation that the current leader, Kim Jong-un, could order another nuclear test. “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,” North Korean…

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KIDNAPPING: ‘Big business’ that took over from armed robbery

Kidnapping began some years back with the agitation in the Niger Delta region for resource control. Overtime it assumed an alarming dimension with schools becoming targets and pupils taken away for ransom. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at this disturbing menace that has seen many Nigerians lose millions to abductors   Ikorodu, the aquatic neighbourhood in the ‘centre of excellence’, has been in the news lately, though for the wrong reasons. It is gradually but steadily becoming kidnappers’ den. But, before this new dimension to criminality, armed robbers had…

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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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ICE SUITES AND APARTMENT: Enticing with serenading luxuries

Lagos has continued to welcome new hotels to its hospitality sector with one of the newest additions being Ice Suites and Apartments located on Gbemisola Adenubi area of Ago – Okota (Grandmate) area of the state. The hotel’s location is fast turning into the business and entertainment district of Ago Palace Way, enjoying a serene and peaceful ambience of some sorts while the hotel’s enchanting presence certainly is an inviting attraction in the neighbourhood with its opulence easily one of its unique appeals. But beyond those attributions is the fact…

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24 hours in Bangkok

Somali Roy Bangkok is a rapidly progressing Asian city that’s utterly comfortable in its own skin; it teems with a confidence in its culture while also presenting a healthy openness toward others. And indeed it has much to show off, as Bangkok has come a long way since its days as a city of canals and elephant paths. The economic boom of the ‘80s and ongoing globalisation have revitalised the cityscape by adding high-rises, expressways and shopping centres while also influencing art, fashion and entertainment. And yet you’ll still find…

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