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Annie~Joy writes: Suicide Is Not The Answer!!! Part 1. Be Inspired!

The rate at which people especially the youth are committing suicide is becoming very rampant. An artist will address this issue in his artwork. As a writer, I want to also address this issue through writing.

Life is very precious irrespective of the circumstances. Have you asked yourself why somebody on the sick bed whose condition is very critical and all what people will wish for her is to die yet the person want to live to see life? Even the sick has hope to see tomorrow, how much more you the fit. 
You are being abused, not loved, neglected and left out. That shouldn't be the reason why you need to take your life. You loved that guy and he has broken your heart. You gave your all to him, yet you weren't appreciated. That doesn't mean you have to take your life.

Young lady in a relationship, one thing you have to know is dating is as a home economics student who studied management in living, It is an important step in the lives of most young people. It is a t…

Support Joe Mettle to win VGMA Artiste of the Year – Sonnie Badu

UK-based International Act, Sonnie Badu has admonished Gospel Musicians to support Joe Mettle to win the Artiste the year award at this year’s VGMA’s.

Speaking in an Interview on Hitz Fm on Wednesday before his departure to Australia, Sonnie remarked that “Joe Mettle is one of the best musicians he has come across and hence there was the need to support him to win the award”. More so when no Gospel Musician has ever won that category, it would be great for Joe Mettle to win the awards, since winning will be an honour to all gospel musicians.

Sonnie Badu who was asked about how he felt being nominated for this year’s VGMA’s noted that he was humbled and “he sees the awards as a healthy competition where whoever wins could leave it as a legacy for their children and generation”, concluded that he was of the believe that the best will win the awards at the VGMA’s.

Sonnie Badu also expressed delight at being one of the many musicians to perform at the Ghana Praise concert. He e…

John Surtees: Former F1 world champion dies at 83

Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83.
Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four.
He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - and the F1 crown with Ferrari in 1964.
Surtees died at St George's Hospital, London, on Friday afternoon after being treated for an existing respiratory condition, a family statement said.
"We deeply mourn the loss of such an incredible, kind and loving man as well as celebrate his amazing life," the statement added.
Surtees was awarded an MBE in 1959, the same year he won the Sports Personality of the Year award, the OBE in 2009 and the CBE in 2016.
He won six F1 races in 111 starts between 1960 and 1972, and also drove for Honda, Lotus, Cooper, Lola and BRM.
Surtees was world champion in the 350cc motorcycling category as well as 500cc from 1958-60. He later set up his own F1 team and was behind the wheel when it made it…

Le Monde names Peace Hyde ‘Best African Journalist in Anglophone Africa’

It has been an exciting time for Ghanaian broadcast journalist, Peace Hyde as she consistently breaks boundaries whilst putting Ghana on the Global map! From launching her flagship talk show ‘My Worst Day with Peace Hyde, which is a staple of the international media platforms Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa, it seems the rest of the world cannot get enough of the spectacular rise of this talent.
Following the success of the show which has debuted in over 50 countries so far on the continent, it seems Peace Hyde’s work in the media and also with her not for education organization, Aim Higher Africa has caught the attention of some very high profile international publications as they celebrate the excellence of our very own star.
Joining the list of high profile media outlets which includes US publications, Black Enterprise and Rolling Out, Le Monde a French daily afternoonpublished in Paris since its first edition in 1944 and one of the most recognized and widely respected n…

World's heaviest woman 'smiling again' after weight reduction surgery

Egypt's Eman Ahmed, believed to be the world's heaviest woman, successfully underwent weight reduction surgery on Tuesday, doctors in India said.

"She is very happy, she started dancing in her bed," Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala told CNN. "Her smile has come back."

Before she traveled to India for her operation, Eman weighed 1,102 pounds (500 kg) and she'd barely left her bedroom in more than two decades, her family said.

Over the last couple of years she'd been confined to her bed after a stroke severely impaired her speech and mobility. Now starts my tough journey to give this girl a second chance at life . Thank you Sushma Swaraj Ji . https://t.co/d601BkBinX — Dr Muffi Lakdawala (@DrMuffi) December 6, 2016"She is battling with her life every single day," Lakdawala told CNN last year. "Right now she is like a living bombshell, which could blow up on her any moment."  But Lakdawala told CNN on Thursday that since Eman arrived at the Sai…

Pope open to studying ordination of married men as priests

According to Associated Press, Pope Francis says the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
In an interview published Thursday with Germany's Die Zeit, Francis stressed that removing the celibacy rule is not the answer to the Catholic Church's priest shortage. But he expressed an openness to studying whether so-called "viri probati" — or married men of proven faith — could be ordained.

"We must consider if viri probati is a possibility. Then we must determine what tasks they can perform, for example, in remote communities," he was quoted as saying.
The "viri probati" proposal has been around for decades, but it has drawn fresh attention under history's first Latin American pope thanks in part to his appreciation of the challenges facing the church in places like Brazil, a huge Catholic country with an acute shortage of priests.

Brazilian Cardinal Claud…

Sex in exchange for fame is real - Wiyaala

According to Graphic.com.gh, Showbiz icon Wiyaala has cautioned upcoming female artistes to be wary of characters in the local entertainment industry who demand sexual favours in return for their supposed help.

She, however, submitted that “there are many genuine guys in the industry,” insisting that she had benefitted from the support of some good guys.

Speaking to Graphic Showbiz in Wa last Tuesday after a short performance at a music, dance and cultural festival among selected schools, Wiyaala said the so-called ‘sex-for-fame’ issues were real and not mere talk.

“It is very true; one of the biggest challenges for a female artiste is the demand for sexual favours from some guys.

“Some of those guys meet you and they see that you are desperate; usually they don’t even have any connection, they have nothing to offer you, and just come in, wanting to take advantage of you.

“It’s unfortunate that you have to meet some of these irresponsible people before you meet the real guys.…

Man arrested for stabbing a Nigerian prostitute to death in Ghana

A 34-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Ghana for allegedly killing a Nigerian commercial sex worker, who he claimed stole his money after he had had sex with her.

Isaac Sackey is said to have handed himself over to the police after stabbing the said prostitute two times in the stomach and thigh on Wednesday, March 8th.
He is said to have approached the woman, identified only as Tina, a Nigerian, for sex at a drinking spot at Baatsona, near the Spintex Road, in Accra, at about 8 p.m after having some drinks with his male friends.
After drinking some bottles of liquor, the two are said to have agreed on a fee for the service and they went off to Sackey’s house where they spent the night. Confirming the incident, the Accra Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Effia Tenge told the Daily Graphic that according to Sackey, after several bouts of sexual intercourse with the woman, he went to the washroom to…

Winter is coming: The seventh series of Game of Thrones will air in July

Game of Thrones bosses have confirmed the show will return to our screens in July. The seventh series will air in the UK on 17 July, a day behind American viewers, and it'll be the penultimate series.
Fans watched an online video for more than an hour to see a huge block of ice being melted to reveal the air date.
It's thought the post was nodding to the series title: A Song of Ice and Fire. 7.16.17 #GoTS7pic.twitter.com/lfa5DMHXHx — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 9, 2017 A new trailer was released for the show too.

In it, Jon Snow says: "There is only one war that matters. The Great War. And it is here."



According to broadcasters, the coming series promises a "brutal, bloody and wintry return to Westeros".
Winter is coming.
It's the latest the show has aired, with all other series beginning in March or April.
Bosses deliberately delayed filming series seven because they needed more "wintry conditions".
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, e…

Video: Hilarious moment a man is getting interviewed on live TV and his children interrupt

A very hilarious video has been shared by BBC after a TV live interview they were having with a guest took a different turn.

Assisstant professor Robert Kelly had been having a Skype interview at his home, an interview which was broadcast on national TV and suddenly, unknown to him, his toddler opened the door, walked in and began to dance. His interviewer noticed the child and alerted him, laughing as he said; "I think one of your children just moved in."
As the father tried to shoo the girl away to concentrate on the interview, another child glided in in a walker. Robert had to keep apologising until someone, probably the nanny, came in and took the children away. Lol. You've just got to love kids!

Good thing is that BBC took it really well and even saw the humour in it, sharing the video on Twitter with the caption;

"When live TV goes wrong... This BBC TV guest's children become the stars of the show."

Below is the video...  When live TV goes wrong..…

South Korea President Park Geun-Hye Ousted By Court

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.
Judges unanimously upheld parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil.
She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges.
There have been angry scenes outside the court. Police said two protesters had died.
The court ruling is the culmination of months of political turmoil and public protest. An election must now be held within 60 days.
Ms Park’s office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement.
Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has called for calm, saying the government should remain stable to prevent internal conflict from spreading.
At the heart of the drama lies the close friendship between the president and Ms Choi.
Ms Choi is accused of using her presidential connections to pressure compani…

Annie~Joy writes: Just Believe Before Seeing •FAITH•! Be Inspired!!

You cannot pass through this life without making faith part of you. Faith is the medium through which man relates and make contact with God. Faith is that which breaks the limitation of man in the flesh to have an intercourse with God.  One man who walks with faith doesn't doubt. The moment doubting steps in, then I am afraid it’s not faith!! Faith is when you haven't seen or have it but you have this strong intimacy you are having it. A man who walks with faith in life keeps achieving the impossible.  Sometime ago in the Bible, there was a lady who bled for 12years and had seek all the medicinal prescriptions yet the result was stable just the way it was. Until one day, she saw the Messiah passing by and out of faith said to herself, I know and I believe if I touch his cloth I will gain my healing. Listen, it is not like she saw somebody doing it and she also decided to do same but she had the strong feeling if she does that, something can happen. That's FAITH

Katy Perry and America Ferrera to Be Honored by Human Rights Campaign for Their LGBTQ Work

Katy Perry and America Ferrera are being recognized for their LGBTQ advocacy work. Both stars will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign at the organization's 2017 Los Angeles Gala Dinner on March 18. 
Perry will be awarded with the National Equality Award, while Ferrera will be presented with the Ally for Equality Award by her friend, Lena Dunham.
"We are thrilled to honor Katy Perry for using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality," HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. "Her compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people -- and, in particular, young people. Katy's message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world."

Ferrera, meanwhile, "has shown an unwavering commitment to advancing equality for all people and sets a stirring example for others to follow," Griffin added. "As we continue the figh…

Photos: Nigeria President Buhari Returns Home

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after weeks of medical leave in the UK and speculation over his condition.
He arrived at Kaduna International Airport Friday morning. This was disclosed in a tweet by Governor of Kaduna’s official handle.
The former military ruler left Nigeria on 19 January and has been on medical leave in London.

Details of his condition have not been disclosed.

An official statement on Thursday said President Buhari had left Nigeria for a "vacation, during which he had medical check-ups".

"The holiday was extended based on doctors' recommendation for further tests and rest."

The main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has called for more transparency about the president's condition.

The country is currently suffering from its worst economic crisis in years, following a sharp fall in the price of oil, its major export.

See photos below:

Engineers and Planners (E&P) staff killed by stray bullet Northern Region

A stray bullet suspected to have been fired by armed robbers on the Tamale -Salaga  road Thursday night has killed an Engineers and Planners(EP) worker, Williams Boamah.  Engineers and Planners is the contractor working on that stretch of the Eastern corridor road – Tamale – Salaga. The deceased was returning from Tamale with his two colleagues in a vehicle with registration number GM 2604- 12 when they were trapped in heavy shots that came from many directions.  A survivor who narrated  the incident to  Starr News source  said the incident happened between kpalbisi and jidanturu,  two isolated communities in the East Gonja district where there were recent reports of wild animal invasion. According to him,  when they reached the scene, there was no sign of robbers or any gun activities but that only gunshots were heard. He continued: “when we went a bit further from the scene, I checked on Williams to know if he is fine only to realise he was hit in the head by the bullet from th…

More US states challenge Trump travel ban

Three US states have joined Hawaii in a legal challenge against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. 
Mr Trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries on Monday.
New York maintains the new directive is a ban on Muslims while Washington says it is harmful to the state. Oregon and Massachusetts later also joined.
The ban begins on 16 March, with the White House saying it is "very confident" of winning in court.
Mr Trump's original order was more expansive but it was defeated after a legal challenge initially mounted by Washington and Minnesota.
What states this time and why?
Oregon - said the order hurts residents, employers, universities health care system and economy
Washington - it has "same illegal motivations as the original" and harms residents, although fewer than the first ban
New York - "a Muslim ban by another name", said the attorney general
Massachusetts - new ban "remains a disc…

Seven terror suspects arrested over plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's king Salman in Malaysia

Major tragedy was averted as seven suspects were arrested in Malaysia for plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's king Salman just days before the monarch touched down in the country. Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said: 'They were planning to attack Arab royalties during their visit to Kuala Lumpur. 
We got them in the nick of time.' Malaysia said it had arrested four Yemenis, one Malaysian, one Indonesian and another man from the Far East - between February 21 and 26 for suspected links to militant groups including ISIS.

According to a senior Malaysian police source, the four Yemenis belonged to the Houthi movement, which hails from a Shi'ite Muslim sect and is supported by Iran. Saudi Arabia has been leading a war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen for the last two years.

Malaysia has arrested hundreds of people with suspected militant links during recent years.

'When I see Donald Trump, I see a stand-up comedian' - Trevor Noah

South African born comedian and host of 'The Daily Show', Trevor Noah says he sees US President, Donald Trump as a stand-up comedian. Speaking at "The Messy Truth," a town hall series hosted by Van Jones,Trevor Noah said Donald Trump is a lot like a stand-up comedian, he connects with audiences in the same way.
"He knows how to make you laugh at momemts you didn't think you would. He knows how to broach a topic in ways no one normally can". 
Watch the video after the cut...