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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Read Kafui Dey's Inspirational Story As He Graduates With A Masters' Degree After 17 Years!

Kafui Dey and his wife Dr Dzifa Dey
Radio and Tv personality Robert Kafui Dey yesterday graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism with a Masters Degree in Journalism. 

He shared with his followers on social media his journey to acquiring this degree.

Read and be inspired!

US comedy icon Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy won him international acclaim over a career spanning five decades, has died aged 91. 

"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," a statement from the Lewis family said on Sunday.

Ghana fail to qualify for CHAN as shocks continue

Burkina Faso pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Ghana on Sunday to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya, the tournament for home-based footballers. 

Elsewhere on Sunday, Namibia overturned a first-leg deficit against Comoros to progress. 

Interim court injunction stops Johansen from running Sierra Leone FA

An interim court injunction has temporarily stopped the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Isha Johansen and three other executive committee members from running the country's football affairs until their legitimacy to govern has been proved.

The Sierra Leone High Court granted the injunction at the request of some SLFA members on the grounds that the mandate of Johansen, her two Vice Presidents - Brima Mazola Kamara and Alie Kargbo - and ex-officio member Alie Badara Tarawallie expired on 3 August. 

British boy among Barcelona attack dead

A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed.

Julian Cadman was one of 13 people killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday. 

Joselyn Dumas, Bola Ray, Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Bella Naija, Others win at 2017 Glitz Style Awards

The 2017 edition of the Glitz Style Awards was held last Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. 14 competitive awards were given on the night. There were also 3 awards which were not voted for. 

Dr Bawumia presents relief items to Sierra Leone

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia toured the Sierra Leonean town of Regent, on the outskirts of Freetown, where over 400 people have been confirmed dead after the mudslide and flooding disaster.

In the company of Sierra Leonean Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh, Dr. Bawumia was briefed about the tragedy which has left the country with a humanitarian crisis.

Meek Mill walks without bail after he's charged in wheelie stunt

Rapper Meek Mill walked out of court without bail Friday following his arrest for allegedly performing wheelies on a dirt bike and uploading a video to Instagram.

Grace Mugabe: South Africa grants immunity despite assault claim

South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation.

President Robert Mugabe and his wife arrived back in Harare early on Sunday. 

"It's been an eventful and interesting week" – Otabil admits

The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr Mensa Otabil has described events of the past week as eventful and interesting, following the collapse of Capital Bank, of which he served as Board Chairman.

In a sermon on Sunday, Dr Otabil recounted events during the past week saying, “Monday was a fortunately good day for me. I was fine on Monday. Tuesday was a very bad day for me. Wednesday was a very terrible day. You go through this stuff and you wonder; wow, what a week!” 

Usain Bolt spent over £7,000 at a nightclub in celebration of his retirement

Olympic champion Usain Bolt spent £7,030, on alchohol and a large tip, in one night as he celebrated his retirement at DSTRKT nightclub in London just last week. 

Legendary American Comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. 

Gregory died at hospital in Washington DC after being admitted with an undisclosed illness.

The family shared the news of their "enormous sadness" in a post on social media on Saturday.

"Take me too Lord" woman jumps in the casket during funeral service for her loved one

A heartbroken woman who couldn't bear to live without her loved one made several attempts to be buried alive with them and it was caught on camera.

In the sad video, the woman is seen struglgling to enter the grave dug for the corpse even as other sympathisers held her back. She finally succeeded in entering the grave but was brought out.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after three months of medical leave in the UK.

Officials refused to disclose what he was being treated for.

It was the president's second spell of medical leave this year - leading many Nigerians to question whether he was well enough to run the country. 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

New York City pastor becomes the first religious leader to resign from Trump's evangelical advisory board

A New York City megachurch pastor, A.R. Bernard became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.  

He made the announcement on Twitter saying "it became obvious that there was a deepening conflict in values between myself and the administration."

Afro Roots Vibrations With Rocky Dawuni At Levitt Pavilion Pasadena On August 26!

Ghanaian music star, Rocky Dawuni, recently played a string of US & Canada Summer dates which started in mid July at Detroit’s “Concert of Colors” which was a beautiful slice of diversity in these troubled times.

Rocky was also seen at the brand new Levitt Pavilion Denver in Colorado and continued on to Dartmouth, New Hampshire for their “Summer Concert Series” at the beautiful Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa. 

Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused of assaulting a model last week. 

She had been due to take part in the first ladies' programme at the summit. 

MOBO Award Nominee Olaedo Ibe Returns With 'Fill Us' And 'Nobody Knows'

British Nigerian singer, songwriter and composer, and MOBO Award nominee Olaedo Ibe is back with two brand new singles ‘Fill Us’ and ‘Nobody Knows’, which are taken from her forthcoming sophomore EP Grow To Glow.

Both singles come on the back of her critically acclaimed 2016 single ‘Lead Me’ which was supported by the likes of Premier Gospel, AStepFWD, ABN TV and TBN, among others.

Becca drops New Album “Unveling”, Listen to “Number 1” featuring Mr Eazi

Zylofon Music signed Award Winning artiste, Becca churns out this tune titled “Number 1” featuring Mr Eazi for all to enjoy.

Mark Zuckerberg to take 2 Months Paternity leave after 2nd Child is Born

Facebook‘s founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that he’ll be going on a 2-month paternity leave once is second daughter with wife Priscilla Chan is born.

Zuckerberg made this known in an Instagram and Facebook post on Friday.

Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200'

The death toll from Wednesday's landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say. 

Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Albert.

Officials say the figure is based on the number of households buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse. 

'He crossed the line talking about my family' - Jay Z opens up on his beef with Kanye West (video)

Jay Z and Kanye West used to be close pals and business partners but have since stopped collaborating.

In a recent chat with Rap Radar podcast to discuss his song “Kill Jay Z.”, the rapper opened up about his beef with Kanye.

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month.

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge.

He is accused of hitting the woman during an argument at the venue.

Annie~Joy writes: Ultimate Destination. Part 2 #BeInspired!

There was a part in the journey where the cars overtaking us had to abort and come back to their original lane, just because other cars were approaching on their rightful lane. Therefore, in order to prevent accidents from occurring, they had to give up by coming back to the lane they were in. That’s when I got to know that in this journey called life, there are times, you need to relax for a while if the effort you are making can cause damage to yourself and the people around. 
 

"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over" - Steve Bannon speaks

Following his exit from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared that the Donald Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

In an interview with Weekly Standard, he said

17-year old convicted of Manslaughter after stabbing Friend over Girl

The deceased Irfan Wahid | Photo Credit: Facebook – Tahir Fazil
A 17-year old boy has been found guilty of manslaughter after stabbing another 17-year old Irfan Wahid to death on Harehills Lane in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK on February 10.

BBC reports that the defendant was earlier cleared of the murder charge levelled against him by Leeds Crown Court.

Kpando assembly bans sale of ‘killer’ fish

The Puffer fish
The Kpando Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region has banned the sale of the puffer fish, locally known as gede, after five deaths were blamed for its consumption.

It also resulted in 26 admissions to the hospital, and according to the Assembly, a recent meeting of the Kpando Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee established that the cases were associated with the consumption of the poisonous fish.
 

Nigeria President Buhari to return to Nigeria today

A statement by Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, says President Buhari will be returning to Nigeria today. Read the statement below

Madonna treats her son, 11 and twin daughters, 4, to Italian holiday after celebrating her 59th birthday

Madonna turned 59 on Wednesday, August 16th and she marked it by enjoying quality time with friends and family in Leece, Italy.

One day after her birthday, the queen of pop was seen walking with her son David, 11, and twin daughters Stelle and Estere, 4, to the famous church in the historic city. For most of the walk, Madonna had her arm around David who towered over his mother as they walked while she held the hand of one of the twins.

Look Trendy This Weekend With ‘CONNEXION DE WOODIN’

Enjoy this holiday period with Woodin’s latest collection, Connexion de Woodin, a collection coming in harmonious blends of African colors, suitable for men and women.

With trendy and chic designs, Connexion will surely make heads turn when worn.

Floyd Mayweather labels Conor McGregor 'extremely dirty & illegal' ahead of Las Vegas mega-fight

Undefeated and previously retired boxing champion. Floyd Mayweather, has come out to criticize Irish UFC champion, Conor McGregor, claiming the boxer is extremely dirty and performs illegal boxing techniques ahead of their megafight in Las Vegas on August 26th.

Idris Elba Hobbles Out of London Restaurant on Crutches After Injuring His Knee

Idris Elba isn’t letting his injured leg get in the way of his social life.

TheDark Tower star, 44, was spotted hobbling out of a swanky London restaurant Thursday night on crutches after suffering a mysterious injury.

Al-Shabaab militants behead three Kenyans, burn houses in fresh attacks

Somali Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab reportedly beheaded three people and burnt several houses in fresh overnight attacks in Kenya’s coastal region of Lamu.

The Kenyan Coast Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng confirmed the attack today saying security officers are pursuing the attackers saying 'we have launched investigation into the attack at Maleli village by suspected Al-Shabaab militants, who also torched several houses'.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Airtel Premier Fetes Former President Jerry John Rawlings And Others For Their Loyalty

Airtel Premier, a sub brand of Airtel Ghana that provides bespoke telecom and lifestyle solutions for high value customers, recently celebrated a number of high profile customers including former President Jerry John Rawlings for their loyalty.

Recognising and rewarding customers is the hallmark of Airtel Premier – from surprise birthdays to important anniversaries, customers are celebrated all year round for their loyalty, patronage and partnership.

Man gets beat up by a gang, who left his skull fractured for being Gay

A British man has been hospitalised after a gang of four attacked him and fractured his skull in a suspected homophobic street attack.

25-year-old Carl Johnson was hospitalised with a bleed on the brain after he was attacked in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, on Sunday.

Eddie Murphy may be dragged into Mel B’s divorce war

Eddie Murphy has been dragged into Mel B’s bitter divorce from Stephen Belafonte.

A California judge has ruled that the Spice Girls singer’s estranged husband can apply for step-visitation rights to Angel — the 10-year-old daughter she shares with the Hollywood star.

Beyoncé shares never-before-seen family photos in her new coffee table book titled How to Make Lemonade

Yesterday, Beyonce released her new coffee table book titled How To Make Lemonade and it features never-before-seen family photos.

How To Make Lemonade, which is an expansive 600-page book, gives a comprehensive look at the singer's sixth studio album. It takes the pop star's audience behind the scenes with an array of exclusive photos, outtakes, and art. The book offers an in-depth look at each element of Lemonade’s visual presentation. It also shows the inspiration and themes behind some of the Lemonade moments.

Starr FM’s Giovani Caleb hosts MTN hit maker 6

Starr FM’s drive time co-host, Giovani Caleb, has been picked as host of the sixth edition of the MTN hit maker.

Having successfully hosted a number of reality shows, this will be the second time Giovani will be hosting the competition after co-hosting with Peace Hyde at the fifth edition.

Taylor Swift Wipes Social Media Accounts & Official Website Goes Dark

Taylor Swift's social media accounts and website have been "blacked out".

Fans noticed on Friday that past posts from the singer's Instagram and Twitter accounts had been removed, and her profile pictures gone.

Model and TV star, Vimbai tells how she left her home country with $200 in new video series

“I left my country with $200 in my pocket” – Vimbai Tells Her Story in New Motivational Series, Veelosophy

The path to achieving one’s dreams is seldom an easy one. There are often setbacks experienced along the way.

Steve Bannon fired as Trump's White House senior strategist

Steve Bannon has been removed from his role as the White House chief strategist. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending his seven months as Trump's chief strategist.

Before Bannon was removed, there had been leaks about his fate and a Trump ally revealed the leaks were part of an effort to pressure the White House aide to step down.

Reports stated that Donald Trump had decided to remove him from his role but that the White House was trying to work out the details.

Top 16 Miss Malaika Ghana 2017 Delegates To Be Unveiled On August 22

The long-awaited moment has finally arrived where 16 well selected ladies will be officially unveiled to Ghana and the world as a whole; After a careful keen search, Organizers of The 15th edition of Miss Malaika Ghana are ready to announce their top most 16 delegates at the Accra Mall come Tuesday 22nd August at 7 PM.

DStv Creates A Pop-up Channel For The Money Fight

DStv customers are in for a massive treat as SuperSport launches a pop-up channel ahead of the “Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Channel 213 will be available to all DStv customers from Premium to Access and will go live on Saturday (August 19) and broadcast daily from 5pm to 1am until the eve of the fight on August 27.

Photos : Ghanaian And Ethiopian Duo, Blockbusters Take Over Asia

African music has seen a rebirth in the last decade that has opened it up on the world stage like never before.

Exploring that growth even further is the China-based duo, Blackbusters comprising MC Rhymes-Apple and DJ St3v3.

Meek Mill Arrested for Reckless Endangerment in NYC

Meek Mill was arrested in New York Thursday night just hours after performing a politically-charged song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
 
PEOPLE confirms the 30-year-old rapper remains in police custody after being arrested at 10.15pm. He will be spending the night in Central Booking before facing a judge Friday morning.

Finland stabbings: Two dead and man shot in Turku

Two people have been killed and at least six others injured in a stabbing in Finland, police officials say.

Police said they shot the man who attacked several people in the south-western city of Turku.
He has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say.

Afari Gyan Bought Nissan Van For GH₵2.6k – AG Report

The former Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Afari Gyan bought a Nissan Mini Van 2007 model for a meagre Ghc2, 676, the 2015 Auditor General’s report has revealed.

The former Chair bought the vehicle after an auction on several vehicles were carried out at the election management body.

3 Burnt To Death

Three people were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident that occurred at Kikam in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Wednesday at about 8:30 pm.

The three passengers and the driver were on board a Hyundai Grace mini bus and were travelling from Takoradi towards Half-Assini in the Jomoro District of the region when the accident happened.

Veteran referee, Osman Jama Dirah shot dead on his way home from the mosque

Popular Somali football referee who oversaw regional and international games has been shot dead near his home in the capital, Mogadishu.

According to reports, Osman Jama Dirah 'was killed leaving the mosque on the way to his residence in Wardhigley district. Two men armed with pistols shot him several times'.

Ghanaian Actress Joselyn Dumas covers SCHICK Magazine’s Latest Issue

SCHICK Magazine is back with its second issue following a successful debut. The quarterly publication for smart, stylish and successful African women, features Ghanaian TV host and Actress Joselyn Dumas on the cover of the Summer edition.