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Floyd Mayweather says fight with UFC's Conor McGregor will not happen

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a bout with mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor.
The American five-weight world champion, 39, said earlier this year he would want $100m (£69.3m) to fight the 28-year-old Irish UFC star.
"I tried to make the fight happen but we [weren't] able to, so we must move on." Mayweather told FightHype.com.

"I feel honoured to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing, and I don't even compete no more." 
McGregor had previously said he was interested the contest, as long as Mayweather - who retired from boxing in September 2015 - could come up with the "appropriate funds" for the crossover fight.
"He is running around the Showtime offices, begging those executives to come up with the $100m cash he needs to fight me," the Irishman said last month. "As soon as he gets my money, we can fight."
McGregor is under contract with the UFC, and any potential fight against Mayweather would…

Woman's boyfriend murders her son after she left the toddler at home with him

Michael Moore is facing murder charges in Texarkana, Texas for the death of 2 year old Kaderius King, who died from head trauma last year November after he was assaulted by Michael. Kad's mum left him at home with Michael, who she was dating at the time, to go to work, only to get a call from him that the toddler wasn't breathing. 
The mum returned home and rushed her son to hospital where he died..

Autopsy results showed the child died from head trauma. Michael is being held at the Bowie County Jail on a first degree murder charge.


Fifa backs Sierra Leone FA in use of funds

Fifa has said there has been no 'misuse of the funds' it has given to the Sierra Leone FA (SLFA). 
SLFA president Isha Johansen was detained and questioned by Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) this month over the issue. 
"Fifa has no reason to suspect there has been misuse of funds that Fifa has provided to the SLFA," Fifa wrote in a letter to the SLFA seen by the BBC.

Fifa also warned local authorities against interfering in SLFA business. 
"In addition, over the course of the last three years, Fifa has noticed several activities of third parties that could be considered as interference (in) the running of the SLFA." 
"These have caused continuous instability to the legitimate and recognised leadership of the federation," the Fifa letter, which was copied to the Confederation of African Football (Caf), added. 
"Fifa urges the relevant Sierra Leone authorities - in particular the Ministry of Sports and the Anti-Corrup…

Ghana is a world class democracy - Mahama

President John Mahama has told the 71sth UN assembly currently ongoing in New York, USA, that Ghana, his home country, is a success story like many others on the African continent.

According to him, the Western world must acknowledge and appreciate that the various countries in Africa are at various stages of development and are genuinely yearning to grow.

He bemoaned instances where some powerful nations in the world in a bid to promote democracy on the continent, have forced their way on African countries, describing such moves as unhealthy.

Mr. Mahama who is facing an election in December said Ghana has made tremendous progress since independence.

“Africa is making progress and it is happening fast. It is important to note that the various 54 countries on the continent are at various stages of development and growth... And my own country Ghana is an example.

“I am proud of my country Ghana, it is part of Africa’s success story, we have not looked back since independence. Gha…

US: Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats after he made the controversial decision not to stand up and sing while the national anthem was played as a form of protest for racial inequality in the U.S.
Colin's jersey is officially the highest selling jersey this season, but most people who buy it, have done so just to burn it and film it being burnt as he's been criticised by so many people for his stance “One of the things I’ve noticed throughout this is there’s a lot of racism in this country disguised as patriotism,” Kaepernick said Tuesday.  “And people want to take everything back to the flag, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking racial discrimination, inequalities and injustices that are happening across the nation.” According to Kaepernick, death threats have come from a "couple of different avenues" including social media and when he was asked about whether somebody were to act upon the spe…

Lupita Nyong'o stuns in plunging lilac gown at a Los Angeles movie premiere

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o took to the red carpet in this plunging lilac gown complete with a pleated skirt, for the movie premiere of Queen of Katwe in LA. The beautiful dress featured a slit up the leg, a striped multi-coloured waist-belt and a criss cross strap at the back of the same colour. 
Her co-star David Oyelowo also looked dapper in a shiny maroon suit as they posed together. More photos after the cut.







Trevor Noah to host MTV Africa Music Awards

Comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah will for the first time host the MTV African Music Awards (MAMAs) next month.
“I’m a huge fan of African music and achievement, and it’s going to be a massive pleasure celebrating them both at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 in my own hometown of Johannesburg,” he said in a statement.
“Trevor Noah is an outstanding entertainer, and testament to the amazing talent that Africa has to offer the world.  To have him host the Mamas, our annual celebration of Africa music, creativity and achievement, is a powerful and inspiring message.  We are delighted that our first ever show in Johannesburg will be presented by one of the city’s most loved and admired personalities,” Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa), said.

The award ceremony will take place on 22 October, while the nominees’ announcement party will happen tonight.

Man charged over burglary at Simon Cowell's Holland Park mansion

A man has been charged with burglary following a break-in at Simon Cowell's London mansion last year.
Cash and jewellery were taken from the Holland Park property on 4 December 2015.
Darren February, 32, is due before Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on 5 October.

At the time the X Factor boss said he had been asleep in the property, along with his partner Lauren Silverman and their baby son Eric.

Samuel Eto'o: Cameroonian dropped by Antalyaspor over racism comments

Turkish club Antalyaspor have dropped Samuel Eto'o from their squad until further notice in a row over the striker's comments on social media.
Former Cameroon captain Eto'o, 35, wrote on his Instagram account: "Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black."
Eto'o did not specify to whom he was targeting his criticism.

Earlier in the season, Antalyaspor chairman Ali Safak Ozturk criticised Eto'o for his performances.
He said at the time: "No player is above the interests of Antalyaspor. Everyone must know their place." 
Reports in Turkey suggested Eto'o comments are a response to Ozturk but the forward posted another message on his Instagram account insisting that was not the case.
Eto'o moved to Antalyaspor in June 2015 as the keystone of the club's bid in the southern Mediterranean resort city to find national and even European success.
But his stint has turned sour in the past weeks amid intense rumours in the…

Sex slave being auctioned by ISIS to Saudi Arabian buyers

A picture has been released by the Sun UK showing an ISIS sex slave allegedly being auctioned by the terror group to bidders in Saudi Arabia.
The horrifying discovery was revealed when a jihadi was killed while fighting at the town of Al-Shirqat, an ISIS stronghold taken over by the group two years ago. Members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Units, a state-sponsored militia that helps fight ISIS recovered the Jihadist's mobile phone and found a picture of a sex slave market taken in Saudi Arabia. It comes as a surprise to the Western world, given that Saudi Arabia  is part of the international coalition fighting ISIS alongside the UK and US even though it's believed in some quarters that wealthy Saudis have sponsored the terror group for years.
A spokesman for the PMU told Sun Online: “Our investigation officer was appalled at the set of images involving what we believe to be an Iraqi Yazidi (an ethnic minority in the region) woman taken as sex slave. Images were of…

Selena Gomez gets dragged into the drama surrounding Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's shocking split

Selena Gomez has somehow been dragged into power couple Brangelina's divorce drama. The photo above which shows Gomez with Brad Pitt at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards reportedly upset Angelina. Selena, 24, and Brad, 52, got flirty at the awards ceremony and the photo she shared via Instagram allegedly got Angelina 'furious'. According to The National Enquirer, a source said: "Angie blew a gasket when she saw Selena’s Instagram, and heard through friends about how brad and Selena flirted so shamelessly.  Now Selena is bragging to everyone that Brad is going to make another movie with her. Selena is going around jokingly calling Brad "my future husband," and Angie is obviously none too pleased." Selena also told reporters on the red carpet at the Awards ceremony that she was seeking Brad out.  'I’m not going to lie. It’s nice to look at all of the hot guys I admire. I’m trying to find Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt right now!' she said.

12 police officers injured in North Carolina protests after a disabled black father-of-seven is shot dead

Twelve police officers have been injured during protests and looting in North Carolina that broke out after a police officer (Picture above left)  fatally shot a black man , Keith Lamont Scott (Right). Brentley Vinson has been identified as the officer who shot Scott. Also black, he has been placed on paid on administrative leave.
Scott, 43, a disabled father-of-seven, was shot by a police officer at The Village at College Downs in Charlotte at about 4pm on Tuesday.  Charlotte police had gone to the complex around 4pm looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott inside a car.
The police department issued a statement saying the officers fired their weapons after considering Scott, who was not the suspect but a threat, claiming that he was holding a gun.

"Officers saw Scott get out of the car with a gun and then get back in. When they approached, Scott exited the car with the gun again. At that point, officers deemed the man a threat and at least one f…

Ghana is not broke – Terkper insists

Despite an unwavering rise in public debt and government’s difficulty to meet key statutory financial obligations, the Finance Minister has dispelled a widely held view that the economy is broke.

Seth Terkper insists government’s tax revenue mobilization is progressing, suggesting that government's borrowing spree is temporary.

“The economy is not broke. We are even in an era where the Bank of Ghana is not financing government, it has never happened,” he said.

There were renewed fears of a severely cash strapped economy after Bank of Ghana’s summary of Economic and Financial Data revealed last week that the country’s total public debt has hit almost GH¢110 billion as at July this year. ?

Prior to the Bank of Ghana’s revelation on September 18, there were claims by Minority Members of Parliament that cheques issued by the Common Fund Secretariat to pay some suppliers have not cleared.

However, speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 the Minste…

Nana Aba Anamoah writes - I'm frustrated

We have needed to have this talk for a long time.

It’s about time we sat down and checkmate ourselves as Ghanaians - frankly I don’t know what in the Name of GOD is going on under the guise of politics and campaigning.

What the hell is going on? Why will people fight among themselves and hurt each other just because its elections time? I’ve had just about enough of it... and I am absolutely sure that you have had enough as well.

I'm pretty angry. I'm at my wit's end. Saying I’m pissed off doesn't even begin to explain how I genuinely feel right now.

My mood is somewhere between annoyance and sadness.

Why have we allowed ourselves to be used as pawns by politicians in their quest for power?

As I was busy on my usual ritual of catching news updates on StarrFMonline.com, citifmonline.com and myjoyonline.com I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone, our very own, a fellow Ghanaian, had lost a finger in Asunafo South as a result of clashes between members of …

The Lady Who Is As Dark As Charcoal (Photos)

Some people believe that black is beauty while fair colour only attracts. Could you say that to this young Senegalese, Khoudia Diop who happens to be a model with an extremely dark skin that can be likened to that of Charcoal?

Diop has received a lot of attention including write-ups in Bossip and African Celebs because of her stunning features and outstanding dark skin. She celebrates her amazing skin as she named herself “Melanin Goddess”

Melanin is a pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. It is generated by cells called melanocytes

Source: Nigeriafilms.com

Brad Pitt 'saddened' by Angelina Jolie divorce

Actor Brad Pitt has said he is "very saddened" that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and has asked for privacy on their children's behalf.
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he told People magazine.
"I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, citing irreconcilable differences on Monday.
Her lawyer, Robert Offer, said the decision had been made "for the health of the family".
It is understood Jolie is seeking physical custody of the couple's six children and asking the judge to give Pitt visitation rights.
Speculation is mounting over the causes behind the split, with one newspaper claiming Jolie was "upset with Pitt's parenting skills". 
Ms Jolie's long-time manager Geyser Kosinski told E! Online: "Angelina will always do what's in the best interest of taking …

Ghanaian Hiplife artiste Omanhene Pozoh has died

The death is reported of musician Omanhene Pozo.
The former member of hiplife group, Nananom, passed during the early hours of Wednesday at the 37 Military Hospital where he has been on admission for some time now. 
The ‘Kyenkyen bi adi me awu’ hit singer has been in and out of hospital between November 2015 and February 2016 and was admitted after his condition deteriorated in April this year.

His family said they were struggling to pay his medical bills and were praying that he will be fit enough for a surgery doctors said needed to be performed which was to cost GH¢30,000.
The family explained back then that they are only counting on God and the benevolence of society to help with the bills but it is unclear if the family was able to raise the money.
Omanhene Pozo was originally part of Nananom, one of the very first hiplife groups in Ghana which were vibrant in the late 1990s.
After leaving the group, he pursued a solo career working with highlife greats like Awurama Badu, Alhaji…

MiDA directed to halt privatisation of ECG

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has been directed to halt all activities related to the partial privatization of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) until it receives directive from the president.
The Chief of Staff Mr Julius Debrah gave the directive at a meeting involving MiDA representatives, ECG management members and members of the Electricity Unions.
The Public Utilities Workers and its stakeholders articulated their position on the intended privatization of the ECG.

Since government announced that the power distributor will be privatized, workers of the company have not relented in showing their displeasure about the decision.
Members of the Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) have embarked on a series of industrial actions in a bid to move government to reconsider its decision.
They believe solving the massive problems the power distribution company is plagued with does not lie in its privatization.
 In an interview with Joy News, Secretary of the ECG Senior…

Curtis Hanson: Oscar-winning writer and director dies at 71

Oscar-winning writer and film director Curtis Hanson has died at his home in Hollywood at the age of 71, police say.
According to a police spokeswoman, he died of natural causes. A report said he had retired in recent years due to Alzheimer's.
Starting as a writer for the magazine Cinema, he later won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for LA Confidential.
He also directed Eminem's Detroit hip-hop movie 8 Mile.
Officers visited Hanson's home for a "death investigation" and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Hanson, born in Reno, Nevada, began screenwriting and directing in the early 1970s, but it was only in 1992, with The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, that he found success.
He went on to direct The River Wild with Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon in 1994, and Wonder Boys with Tobey Maguire and Michael Douglas in 2000.
In 1997, he co-wrote the screenplay for LA Confidential, adapted from James Ellroy's novel about crime …

Khloe Kardashian flaunts huge diamond ring on her wedding finger

Khloe Kardashian who is still legally married to Lamar Odom was seen flashing a diamond ring on her wedding finger when she stepped out in New York City on Tuesday morning. Khloe who recently started dating NBA star, Tristan has got tongues wagging and people guessing. 

More photos after the cut.




Nyantakyi cleared to stand FIFA election

FIFA have cleared Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi to stand the governing body's top executive election slated for September 29 in Cairo.
Nyantakyi is eligible to contest for a position at the FIFA council after passing an integrity check carried out by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with Annexe 1 of the new FIFA Governance Regulations.
Under the new FIFA reform laws, persons who hold or seek to hold an official FIFA position, must undergo an integrity check prior to their election or re-election.

And failure to pass the check would have disqualified the CAF executive member.
“We kindly inform you that the Review Committee has come to the conclusion that, based on the information available, the Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi meets the eligibility requirements and can be admitted as a candidate,” 
Miguel Poiares Maduro, Chairman of the FIFA Review Committee, wrote in a letter to CAF.
He will compete with seven African football leaders for the two seats available.

Source: Myjoyo…

Caitlyn Jenner shows off long legs during coffee run

Caitlyn Jenner, 66, was pictured her local Starbucks on Tuesday for her daily coffee run in Malibu, California in a form-fitting, light grey dress and beige heels, which showcased her long legs. More photos after the cut.