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'You made me a better man,' President Obama writes in thank you letter to Americans

President Barack Obama wrote a thank you letter to the American people on Thursday, expressing appreciation to the nation for the chance to serve. 
He wrote: 
"All that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man," Obama wrote on his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

The president wrote about times when he witnessed technological and social progress and touched on major events such as the economic crisis.

He also asked Americans to throw themselves into building a better future, "not just when there's an election."

"And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person,'" the president wrote.

Read President Obama's full letter here.

Kanye West was not asked to play 'traditional' Donald Trump inauguration

Kanye West was not asked to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, which will be a "traditionally American" event, the chief organiser has said.
There has been speculation since the star told a concert crowd he would have voted for Mr Trump - if he had voted - and then turned up at Trump Tower.
But Tom Barrack, the Presidential Inaugural Committee chair, told CNN the ceremony is "not the venue" for West.
He said the rapper is "a great guy" but "we haven't asked him". Mr Barrack said: "He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue.
"The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect, it's going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven't asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda."
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Iran jails female bodybuilder for posting unIslamic photos

A female Iranian bodybuilder has been jailed for posting photos of her biceps on her Instagram page.

Although the identity of the person who was arrested  is yet to be revealed by authorities, Shirin Nobahari, who is a professional builder and fond of sharing revealing workout photos to her 65K followers on social media, is believed to be the victim. She was one of two women who took part in an international competition and were both reported and warned about selfies which they posted afterward.
According to Mizanonline news agency, she was accused of breaking the Islamic Republic's strict rules on nudity and was locked up in prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (£50). However, before she was jailed, an Iranian judiciary confirmed that a female builder had been arrested. 'One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested.' See more photos.....

I don’t care if you hate me because I’m an NDC member – Abeiku Santana

Radio cum TV personality Abeiku Aggrey Santana has said he is not infuriated if people hate him for bodily an NDC sympathizer.

According to him, many radio presenters will follow his footsteps as he has paved the pretentiousness for others to furthermore come out to openly believe to be their political party affiliation.

I dont care if you loathe me or not; enormously soon more radio broadcaster will pretense their faces to designate assign serve to to happening up their political parties because they were piece of legislation it in unnamed but now I have paved the pretension, thus some will arrive out openly soon, he said.

He was responding to a text publication he traditional from his listener expressing her loathe for him swine an NDC lover even though she the listener couldnt halt listening to his OK FMs Akwanso dwo dwoo take effect.

Last week I was considering NPPs National Communicator Nana Akomea at Osu having lunch; So sometimes, I reflect and I publication ignorant fools dont eve…

Kwaw Kese, Yaa Pono, Atongo & Others For King Ayisoba’s “Batakari Night”

After participating in many European festivals, King Ayisoba, the widely acclaimed “King of Kologo Music” brings the third edition of the Batakari Night to Alliance Francaise Accra. The musician is currently one of the most popular Ghanaian artists abroad.

This year’s Batakari Night will feature some of Ghana’s leading Kologo players and special guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, Yaa Pono, Atongo, Zea (from Holland) with whom King Ayisoba has worked extensively and a lot of talented musicians in the country.

In attendance also will be chiefs, government officials and a host of others.

The second edition in January 2016 was a remarkable one. King Ayisoba promises to make it better and exciting. He says the night will not be an ordinary one but one that is more ‘spiritual’.

King Ayisoba’s style of music is melodic and percussive. It is one that is exclusive to him. He has displayed diversity and innovation by using traditional instruments together with hiplife; a style that eme…

Botswana becomes the first country to officially denounce Yahya Jammeh as President of the Gambia

The Government of Botswana has officially denounced Yahya Jammeh, as President of The Gambia. A statement issued today, January 19, 2017,  said the country will cease to recognize him as President of Gambia with immediate effect.

According to Botswana government, the decision was because Yahya Jammeh has refused to hand power to President-elect  Adama Barrow.
'Following Mr. Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to hand over power to the President-elect Adama Barrow, in accordance with the expressed will of the Gambian people, the Government of Botswana announces that it will no longer recognize Mr. Jammeh as the President of Gambia, together with his Government,” the statement said. 
Read the full statement below..
RE: THE GAMBIA – BOTSWANA NO LONGER RECOGNISES MR. JAMMEH
PRESS RELEASE Gaborone, 19th January 2017: Following Mr. Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to hand over power to the President-elect Adama Barrow, in accordance with the expressed will of the Gambian people, the Government of Botswan…

Girl 6, burnt to death after soaking in kerosene

A 6-year-obsolete woman has been burn to death after naively  soaking herself considering kerosene stuffy an right of right of right of entry ember.

The little girl though playing in report to the dwelling, poured kerosene harshly speaking herself thinking it was water
The kerosene, according to reports,  soaked her dress and set her on fire  following she got closer to a naked blaze.

The infant  attempted removing the nylon dress she was wearing but could not play a part as a repercussion due to the magnitude of the fire.

The Somanya District Police Commander, ASP Isaac Otsin, told Starr News the Police have begun psychotherapy into the incident.

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Quote of the day!! "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion" By Mohammed Ali.

Jennifer Lopez Explains Her Relationship With Drake, Talks Intense Stunts on 'Shades of Blue'

Jennifer Lopez is staying coy about her relationship with Drake. ET's Leanne Aguilera caught up with the 47-year-old actress and Ray Liotta following Wednesday's TCA panel of their hit NBC show, Shades of Blue.
When asked about her new project with Drake, Lopez said, "He just asked me to do a song with him and that's what we've been doing."
"We'll see if it's on his next album," she continued, staying tight-lipped when asked about those romance rumors with the 30-year-old rapper.
Lopez did, however, open up about the new season of her crime drama, revealing she's all about performing her own stunts.
"It can get intense," she explained. "I mean, the scenes that I do towards the end of the season were really, really rough. Lots of fighting and things like that. I'm not afraid. I know everything we do is safe, but when you're acting and you're really in it, you get hurt sometimes."
"I was hit by a bus…

Ghana Education Service shuts down schools in Kumasi over Asantehemaa’s funeral

The Ghana Educational Service has announced that all schools in the Kumasi Metropolis in the Ashanti region will be closed down on Thursday, January 19, 2017 due to the funeral of the late Asantehemaa Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II.
A letter by the GES to the regional director stated that “…the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Chairman of the Transitional Team has given formal permission for you to close down all schools in the Kumasi Metropolis on Thursday, 19th January, 2017 as one of the measures put in place by the Manhyia Palace to ensure a smooth funeral rite of the late Asantehemaa Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II.”
The mother of the Asante monarch Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will be buried on Thursday to crown the four-day funeral rites.
According to strict orders from Manhyia, no one is to be seen outside on Thursday during the burial ceremony.
Several dignitaries including former President John Dramani Mahama have paid their last respects to the late Asantehemaa.
Ap…

Ellen DeGeneres breaks People's Choice Awards record with 20 wins

The actress and talk show host won three People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, bringing her lifetime total to 20 - a People's Choice Awards record.
The audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles was treated to a montage of DeGeneres' previous wins, dating back to her 1995 victory for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series for Ellen. After the video, a parade of tuxedoed men displayed all 20 of her trophies on stage as presenter Justin Timberlake introduced DeGeneres as one of the best people on this planet.

This is amazing, said DeGeneres in her acceptance speech. Seventeen, I get it. Eighteen, sure.

Nineteen, I can see that. But 20 is outrageous. This is really something than means more to me ... because it comes from the people. ...

I say thank you, people, and the only thing that would make me happier is if it was voted on by animals. A new record! Watch @jtimberlake congratulate @TheEllenShow
for winning the most #PCAs in history! pic.twitter.com/2oE…

Big Brother Naija To Air On GOtv

GOtv subscribers in Ghana will for the first time, have the chance to watch runaway hit actuality show Big Brother Naija live on their TV’s. The show which makes a return after a decade hiatus kicks off on January 22, and will air on a devoted channel (Channel 29) 24/7 only on the GOtv Plus package.
As Africa continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry is ever more relevant. GOtv will continue to play a positive role in Africa, helping to grow Africa’s people and creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses.  Gauging from the keen interest shown during the auditions, we can safely say Big Brother Naija will supply GOtv Plus subscribers a fantastic time for only Ghs 45,” stated Nii Amah Dagadu, Public Relations/Communications Manager for Multichoice Ghana. Adding that this epic show would only be available to GOtv Plus subscribers on a dedicated pop-up channel (Channel 29) 24/7 for the entire duration of the show.

Auditions for Big Brother Naija were hel…

I built my first 25-bedroom house at 22 – Chairman Wontumi

The Ashanti regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has revealed that he is not into politics to make money.
According to the NPP firebrand, he has over 100 houses in the Kumasi Metropolis and several properties across the country and does not need money from politics.
In an interview on Starr Chat with host Bola Ray Wednesday, he also dismissed claims that he made his money through shady deals.
“I built my first house at age 22, it was a 25-bedroom house. I have about 100 houses only in Kumasi…go to PMMC (Precious Minerals and Marketing Company) and check I used to get over 1million dollars a day, at 33 I assembled cars and named it after myself Wontumi.”
Wontumi added that he is a legitimate businessman who operates within the remit of the laws of Ghana adding that all the negative claims about his operations are from members of the NDC who intended to destroy him.
Source: Starrfmonline.com

Gambia's President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states.
Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, but Mr Jammeh has ignored the deadline.
West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz failed to break the deadlock at last-minute talks with Mr Jammeh.
Mr Abdel Aziz flew in to the Gambian capital Banjul on Wednesday evening to meet Mr Jammeh before flying on to Dakar airport for further discussions with Mr Barrow and Senegal's President Macky Sall.
"I am now less pessimistic [that Mr Jammeh] will work on a peaceful solution that is in the best interest for everyone," Mr Abdel Aziz said.
Senegalese troops remain stationed at the Gambian border, despite the deadline for Mr Jammeh to stand down passing at midnight.
The threat of military action is supported by Nigeria and ot…

This is Barack Obama's Net Worth $12.2 Million as He Leaves the White House

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and the Barack Obama era will officially come to an end. While his net worth is nowhere near that of his successor, Mr. Obama will leave office a very rich man. 
Based on a recent study by American University in Washington, D.C., the Obamas could stand to make as much as $242 million once leaving the White House.

Here is a look at President Obama as he turns over the presidency, his net worth and plans for the future.

President Obama Net Worth: $12.2 Million
For his day job as president, Barack Obama earned $400,000 a year throughout his entire eight-year term — a salary that incoming president Trump has vowed to forgo. The president also receives a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and a $19,000 entertainment budget.

On April 15, 2016, President Obama released his 2015 tax returns, which showed that he and First Lady Michelle Obama filed jointly and reported an …