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Wire Tapping accusation: Obama's spokesman says Trump's claim is 'simply false'

A few hours ago, President Donald Trump made a stunning claim alleging that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election. A spokesperson for former President Barack Obama has now responded to Trumps accusation calling the unverified claim "simply false.". Obama's spokesman, Kevin Lewis said in a statement;
"A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

Photos from Bola Ray’s star-studded birthday dinner at Royal Senchi Resort

Bola Ray, last night pulled off a successful and star-studded 40th birthday dinner.  The 4-Star Royal Senchi Resort/Hotel in the Eastern Region of Ghana hosted over 400 people, famed and burgeoning, to a night’s bash of great entertainment, music and food.
The host managed a decent guest list of radio and television heads as well as CEOs of Corporate Ghana, who made merry early into Saturday morning. The 40th birthday dinner had great music from the two veteran acts Tagoe Sisters and Kojo Antwi who gave the guests more than enough. Ebo’o (Bola Ray’s brother of ‘Once, Twice fame’), Sarkodie and Shatta Wale took the event home, doing their usual. The guests loved every bit of them.  Friday’s event was handled by Claudia Lumor’s Glitz Africa, who put up a splendid assortment of decor and protocol to ensure a decent 7-hour run.
See some amateur photos/enewsgh.com

Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) blows over GH¢ 99,000 on X’mas hampers

The management of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) spent GH¢99,663 on Christmas hampers for 2012, the Auditor General has revealed.
According to the latest Auditor General’s report (2014) on public boards, corporations and other statutory institutions, although the amount was released for the  purchase and distribution of the hampers in 2012,  “the purchase of hampers was not  retired nor  adjusted  to  the  personal  advance  account  of  the imprest holder” in contravention of laid down regulations.
It traced  the development to  “the absence of a mechanism in place to ensure  that such advances were retired promptly.”
Consequently, it recommended that management of the commission should devise a mechanism to ensure that advances were retired promptly.
The report mentioned  PURC  management as having indicated that the retirement of the imprest used in purchasing the hampers took place in 2013.
Investment interest
The Auditor General also faulted the management …

Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping phones in Trump Tower

President Trump is accusing former President Obama of wiretapping phones in Trump Tower in New York City during the presidential campaign. 
The president made the claims in a series of tweets Saturday morning. The tweets come after an article Friday on the right-wing news site Breitbart claiming that the Obama administration obtained authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign. 
Trump compared the alleged wiretapping to the Watergate scandal under former President Nixon. How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017He also suggests the possibility of a legal case over the alleged wiretapping.

I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping…

34 Arrested For Looting Shops At Nungua

Thirty-four persons have been arrested by the police for allegedly looting shops and violently attacking some shop owners in the Nungua Traditional Area.
According to the purported looters, their victims allegedly did not adhere to the curfew imposed on the area by the traditional authorities.
Movements of residents in the Traditional Area in Accra were restricted from Thursday, March 2 as part of funeral arrangements for the high priest of the Ga-Dangme State, Gborbu Wulomor, Wor-lomor Borketey Larweh-Tsuru I.
Beginning 10pm Thursday to 4am the following day, residents at Spintex Road, Sakumono, Addogon, Buade, Opkoi Gonno, Baatsonaa, Kotobaabi, Lashibi, Klagon, Oyibi and adjoining towns were restricted from moving about.
But some residents and shop owners were said to be unaware of the directive and so opened their shops. The Police Service had indicated that the Nungua Traditional Council had rescinded its decision to impose a curfew on the Nungua township and its environs.
T…

Pope Francis lauds Ghana’s contribution to world peace

The Vatican has commended Ghana for her continued efforts to World Peace including diplomacy and contributing troops to UN Peacekeeping missions.
His Eminence Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, President of the Governorate of the Vatican City State with the rank of Vice President of the State of Vatican, conveyed Pope Francis’s appreciation of Ghana’s watchdog role when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Presidency on Friday March 3, 2017.
Cardinal Bertello is the Pope’s Special Envoy to the celebration of the 40 years of Diplomatic Relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Ghana.
He is also the Pope’s representative to the celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary.
He was accompanied by Archbishop Jean Marie Speich, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana and Sir Benedict Batabe Assorow, Managing Editor of The Catholic Standard.
Citing in particular Ghana’s contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping troops in various troubled spots, Cardinal Ber…

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Celine Dion stunning at the premiere of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast premiered Thursday night in Los Angeles, California. Chrissy Teigen, her husband, John Legend and singer Celine Dion were among the celebrities who graced the event.

Pastors, Church Leaders & Others for Special ‘Breakfast Meeting’ Conference

God’s Solution Centre (GSC) Ghana, is organizing a special conference for men and women of God; persons doing the work of the Lord in all sectors of the Church.
The ‘Breakfast Meeting’ is being put together for Pastors, Officers of the Church as well as persons who work in various dispensations in the house of God.
The meeting would be presided over by the General Overseer of GSC, Rev. Dr. Abbeam Ampomah Danso, who is coming from his base in the United Kingdom.
Participants of this special gathering would discuss topics such as Behavioral and Attitudinal tendencies of Church Officers, Calling, Anointing, Teaching and Organizational Skills for Church leaders.
The ‘Breakfast Meeting’ is scheduled for March 11, 2017 at the Bethel House (Ridma Hotel) Kasoa, and it starts at 9am. Admission is free!
God’s Solution Centre (GSC) is a thriving Pentecostal church with its headquarters in the UK with another branch in Ghana.
GSC Ghana, apart from projecting the message of Jesus Christ, has als…

Supervisor abuses female employee at Marwako Restaurant

A 25-year-old female employee of the Marwako Restaurant in Accra has been allegedly assaulted by a Lebanese supervisor for fidgeting with a blender and working slowly.
The assailant, Jihad Thaabn, 26, a brother-in-law of the owner of the Marwako Restaurant, is said to have angrily grabbed the neck of the victim and dipped her face into blended pepper, which he had poured onto a table.
The victim, Evelyn Boakye, whose face was allegedly rubbed in the blended pepper for more than 10 minutes while Thaabn squeezed her neck and yelled abusive words on her, had to cry for help as she pleaded with Thaabn to let her go.
Three other employees who were present as their colleague was being maltreated were said to have looked on helplessly due to threats from the supervisor to dismiss anyone who came close.
Ordeal
Narrating her ordeal to the Daily Graphic, Evelyn, who has been working at the La branch of the Marwako Restaurant in Accra for the past eight months, said although she had been …

“Find The Individual Needs Of Each Of Your Workforce And Be Able To Attend To Them” Sandra Tuboberini On Aim Higher Africa Ignite Series

The world of fashion is ever changing and Nigeria is at the heart of this rapid growth in Africa. To succeed in this competitive landscape, it takes more than creativity, fine garments or trendy styles.

Whiles those are all important, Sandra Tuboberini founder and creative director of TUBO, believes a keen attention to detail is necessary to truly make a mark and stand out from the rest.

In her interview on the Aim Higher Africa Ignite Series, she explains what she means by this and how by paying attention to the individual needs of her employees, she was able to sustain her business and keep it from going under.

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Arnie exits Apprentice and blames Trump

Arnold Schwarzenegger has quit The New Celebrity Apprentice, saying it has become tainted by Donald Trump's involvement.
In an interview with Empire, the actor and former California governor claimed that low ratings were due to President Trump's credit as executive producer.
He said he would like to work "on a show that doesn't have this baggage".
Mr Trump - who left the show to run for the White House - has previously ridiculed his TV boardroom successor.
In Friday's interview, Mr Schwarzenegger claimed an anti-Trump social media campaign had impacted the ratings of the show, on which he debuted in January.
"When people found out that Trump was still involved as executive producer and was still receiving money from the show, then half the people [started] boycotting it," said the former Mr Universe.
"It's not about the show... because everyone I ran into came up to me and said, 'I love the show... but I turned it off because as soo…

Video: “We thought we were going to die!” NSE CEO Oscar Onyema on Forbes Africa TV My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

The Forbes My Worst Day with Peace Hyde series is back with another titan in the hot seat; CEO of the Nigeria Stock Exchange Oscar Onyema.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets.
For Oscar Onyema, CEO of the exchange, there are several challenges involved in running the capital markets of the largest institution in Nigeria, but which day threatened to upend everything he had spent years building?
Watch!

Singer Trey Songz declines plea offer in assault case

Singer Trey Songz has declined to accept an offer that would have reduced a felony assault charge stemming from a concert appearance in Detroit to a misdemeanor.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2m4jAfb ) that Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, was arraigned via video Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court from Los Angeles.
The newspaper reports that the plea offer remains open. It also would place the 32-year-old Songz on two years' probation as part of his sentencing.
Songz was charged in December with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer. Authorities said microphones and speakers were thrown from the Joe Louis Arena stage. A police sergeant also was punched.
Police have said the singer became upset when told to end his performance. The case is heading to trial.

Kim Jong-nam death: North Korean says arrest was 'conspiracy'

The North Korean suspect questioned in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam has said he was the victim of a conspiracy by the Malaysian authorities.
Ri Jong Chol said his detention was a "plot" to "damage the honour of the republic", Reuters news agency reports.
He made the comments outside the North Korea embassy in Beijing after he was deported from Malaysia on Friday.
Ri Jong Chol was released from police custody due to insufficient evidence.
Speaking to reporters early on Saturday, he accused Malaysian investigators of using coercion in an attempt to extract a confession.
"If I just accept everything, they will make arrangements for a good life in Malaysia," Ri Jong Chol said, adding: "This is when I realised that it was a trap. It was a trap to bring down the reputation of my country."
When questioned about reports of a car discovered near the airport said to be registered in his name, he said: "It was in my car garage. Malaysi…

Canon Announces Photo Competition To Celebrate Diversity Of Africa

Picfair in partnership with New African magazine has announced the #CelebrateAfrica photo competition sponsored by Canon. The competition will shine light on the visual diversity of Africa and it is open to residents of any African country from now till April 15.

Online competition has already received hundreds of photos submitted under the three categories; people of Africa, Africa’s Citylife and Africa’s landscape and wildlife. Winners will receive an array of Canon prizes, from holidays to DSLR cameras to expert workshops.

The ‘Celebrate Africa’ campaign is meant to encourage people to share beautiful photos of the African continent with its rich history and culture and diverse people. The competition is for people from all walks of life who have a story to tell and can tell it in photos. More details can be found at   https://www.picfair.com/celebrateafrica Canon officially launched the competition in Nairobi Kenya, when the global leaders in imaging solutions reiterated i…