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Trump tweets: We’ll put together a great plan after Obamacare explodes

President Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to address the failure of the ObamaCare repeal bill, promising a "great healthcare plan FOR THE PEOPLE" eventually.
"ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!" Trump tweeted.
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017It was Trump's first tweet about the GOP's healthcare bill since it was pulled from the House floor Friday after it became apparent the bill would fail.

The tweet echoed Trump's words to the media Friday afternoon, when he turned the blame on Democrats. "We were very close, it was a very tight margin. We had no Democrat support, no votes from the Democrats," Trump said Friday.
"I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they own ObamaCare,"…

Jon Germain earns nomination at 2017 Nigerian Broadcast Merit Awards

One of Ghana’s finest and captivating voices on radio, the award winning broadcaster/singer Jon Germain has been nominated as African Broadcaster of the year at the 2017 Nigerian Broadcast Merit Awards (NBMA).
The host of drop off on starr 103.5fm was nominated for his continuous efforts in holding African content together.
Jon seats in the same category as other renowned Broadcasters/OAPSs from all around Africa.
The 2017 NBMA which makes its 7th edition is designed to honour, celebrate and appreciate broadcasters, as well as firms and individuals that have contributed immensely to the growth of electronic media in Nigeria and beyond.
Jon Germain has always been noticed by his eloquence and  good voice, Jon was trained and introduced to radio by Tommy Annan Forson of Choice FM now Kasapa FM. Jon Germain worked at Choice FM (Kasapa FM) from 1997-2001. He presented programs like ‘’Homeward Bound’’.
In 2001, he moved from Choice FM (Kasapa FM) to Atlantis Radio. Having been in radi…

Woman photographed in hijab on Westminster Bridge responds to online abuse

A woman whose image became an Islamophobic meme after the Westminster terror attack has told of her horror and distress at the incident and the abuse she suffered afterwards.
The picture shows the woman wearing a hijab and looking at her phone on Westminster Bridge as people gathered around an injured person nearby. It was circulated on Twitter and by anti-Islam blogs as supposed evidence of her lack of concern. One social media user posted it alongside a photo of the Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood performing CPR on a victim with the caption “the main difference between Muslims and Christians”.
Another picture in the sequence made clear that she was distressed when it was taken. Now the woman has approached Tell Mama, a group which monitors anti-Muslim incidents, and asked them to circulate a statement on her behalf in response. 
“I’m shocked and totally dismayed at how a picture of me is being circulated on social media,” she said. “To those individuals who have interpreted a…

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

A Brazilian teacher has come up with a unique way to help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her hair.
According to BBC, Ana Barbara Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, said her student was "sad" after being ridiculed by a boy, who had said her hair was "ugly".
"At that moment, the only thing I could tell her was that she was wonderful and shouldn't care about what he was saying," she wrote in a Facebook post that went viral. 
A bigger show of support came in the following day, when she went to work wearing the same hairstyle as her pupil, much to the girl's surprise.
"When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that I was beautiful," Ms Ferreira said.
"I told her: 'Today I'm beautiful like you!'"
She posted a picture on Facebook of her with the pupil - both smiling and with similar hairstyles.
The teacher has been widely praised on social media. Her post has been liked by more than 142,000 people and sha…

Zuma celebrates 18th birthday with SA’s only black female progeria sufferer | Watch

Ontlametse Phalatse, who was born with a rare age-accelerating disorder (Progeria)had the special honor of celebrating her pre-18th birthday with South African President, Jacob Zuma in his Mahlamba Ndlopfu Presidential House in Pretoria on Friday.
Progeria is a rare genetic disorder which causes premature aging. Ontlametse’s doctors predicted that she would only live until the age of 14 but thankfully, Phalatse is celebrating her 18th birthday today!
President Zuma surprised her with a basket filled with flowers and a cake.
“It is just an honor to be here, I am truly blessed. I am out of words. I was so nervous I even posted on Instagram that I don’t know what to say, but he is a lovely person and easy to communicate with,” News 24 quoted Phalatse as saying.
“She is an absolutely wonderful young lady,” Zuma said, adding that they spent time discussing “wonderful things”.
The Jacob Zuma Foundation has agreed to help meet some of Phalatse’s wishes by combining their forces with the O…

The Secret Service can no longer afford the Trump family lifestyle

President Donald Trump’s frequent travel, large family and unusual living situation is apparently weighing heavily on the Secret Service’s budget.

According to a Washington Post report, the agency recently requested an additional $60 million in spending for fiscal year 2018. Nearly $27 million of that was to be earmarked for security at the president’s private residence at Trump Tower in New York, where first lady Melania Trump lives with their 11-year-old son. 
The Secret Service also said it needed another $33 million to cover travel costs incurred by “the president, vice president and other visiting heads of state.”

The Office of Management and Budget rejected the request which could potentially force the Secret Service to scale back on other operations, like investigations into cyber hacking, counterfeit currency, financial crimes or missing and exploited minors.

Providing Secret Service details for the first lady and the rest of Trump’s family, including his four a…

Etwienananon To Hold General Elections On March 26

Etwienananon, are from the Royal Family of Kyebi and great descendants of the Knight, Nana Sir Ofori Atta I, and Nana Ofori Atta II all of blessed memory.
The Children, Grand Children and Great-Grand Children of these strong and influential Pan Africanists sill believe strongly in the legacies of their fore Fathers and have made a conscious effort to carry it on from generation to generation.
Over the Years special general elections have been organized to vote into power eligible candidates to occupy positions in the Etwienananon Administrative Council.

This year the general election is slated to happen on Sunday 26th March 2017 at the Adabraka Palace (Adabraka Ahenfie). Current Chief of the Etwienananon, (Etwienananon Hene), Nana Barimah Kweku Duah have ensured that, all preparations are in place to see yet another successful Election. 

Positions available are Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relation Officer, Organizer, one European Representative, One North Am…

Three injured as fuel tanker catches fire in Eastern Region

At least three people escaped death by the whisker after a fuel tanker they were traveling on burst into flames between  Akyem New Jejeti and Sekyere on the Accra-Kumasi trunk road.
The tanker caught fire after colliding with an articulated truck Friday evening.
According to eyewitnesses, the fuel tanker driver and his mate were rescued before their vehicle went out in flames.
“There has been a head-on collision between a fully loaded tanker and an articulated vehicle between Akyem New Jejeti and  Sekyere on Accra-Kumasi trunk road; the two vehicles are in flames,” the eyewitness said.
He added: “Three people who are  seriously injured have been rescued by police and fire service personnel so far. The tanker driver and mate however managed to jump out before their vehicle burst into flames.
Source: Starrfmonline.com”

US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A Singaporean teenage blogger who was jailed twice for his online posts insulting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled.
Amos Yee was jailed in 2015 for four weeks for hurting the religious feelings of Christians and posting an obscene image as part of his attacks on the island's late leader Lee Kuan Yew - whose son Lee Hsien Loong is now the prime minister.
He was jailed again in 2016 for six weeks for insulting Muslims and Christians in a series of videos posted online, but critics claim the real reason was to silence him.
Judge Samuel Cole issued a 13-page decision on Friday, more than two weeks after Yee's closed-door hearing on the asylum application. 
"Yee has met his burden of showing that he suffered past persecution on account of his political opinion and has a well-founded fear of future persecution in Singapore," Cole wrote.
Cole said testimony during Yee's hearing showed that whil…

Woman pours hot water on tutor

A tutor of the Mawuli Senior High School suffered severe burns when his next door neighbour poured hot water on him at Awusagbakope, a suburb of Kpetoe in the Agotime Ziope District of the Volta Region.
Matilda Ebor pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing harm when she appeared before the Agotime-Kpetoe Magistrate Court.
According to the prosecutor, Corporal Ernest Nketiah, on November 6, last year, the teacher, Mr William Agbenyo, was clearing some weeds within his boundary when without any provocation, Matilda began hurling insults at him.
He said Mr Agbenyo, unperturbed by the insults, later saw Matilda advancing towards him with a bowl whose contents, which turned out to be hot water, she poured on him, burning his chest, face and hands.
Corporal Nketiah said following the incident, Mr Agbenyo lodged a complaint at the police station.
Matilda also reported to the police claiming that Mr Agbenyo had threatened to kill her and had also destroyed some trees in her house.
Acco…

Damilola Adegbite heightens rumours of breakup with Chris Attoh in new instagram post

There have been several reports suggesting that Chris Attoh and Damilola Adegbite have ended their marriage. Although both actors have not yet spoken about the rumours, they reportedly unfollowed each other on Instagram recently. 
Damilola Adegbite on Friday heightened the break up rumours when she posted a photo without her wedding ring, and suggesting it was time to move on!!!!
She wrote: “The wisdom to accept what I can’t change, to change what I can and to know the difference… REBIRTH.”

M-Net Movies Revs It Up With Flaming-Hot Fast & Furious Pop-Up Channel On Dstv

Buckle up fast, because all the mean supercar machines of the world’s most adrenaline-fuelled film franchise are bolting down the road at breakneck speed! From Saturday 1 April to Sunday 9 April M-Net and MultiChoice are putting peddle to the mettle with a special M-Net Movies Fast & Furious pop-up channel (DStv channel 109) featuring all seven of the high-octane movies built on non-stop action, heart-stopping stunts, heart-pumping chases and superstar casts.

The M-Net Movies Fast & Furious Pop-up channel is a special treat for MultiChoice’s DStv Premium customers, just days before the much-anticipated film premiere of Fast 8 starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Charlize Theron - which will be released in cinemas worldwide.  The channel will also be streamed on DStv Now and all seven films will be available on the M-Net Movies Collection on Catch Up Plus, which can be accessed via the DStv Wifi Connector.

“We promised to bring viewers unmissable curated movie t…

The Kardashians May Be Getting an Animated TV Series -- Are You Ready?

Brace yourselves for even more Kardashians on the box! ET has learned that an animated version of the reality TV family's life could be in the works.
"Kim had a conversation with Harvey Weinstein about pitching an animated Kardashian show," a source close to the family tells ET. "Nothing is set in motion just yet. It is still very early in the pitching and discussion stages. No other details have been confirmed."
According to TMZ, Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, was also involved in pitching the series, which would feature "the entire family," but not Caitlyn Jenner.
Weinstein is the Hollywood producer mogul behind films including The King's Speech and Inglorious Bastards. 
While the potential series is in the early stages, there's plenty to keep Kardashian fans going in the meantime. Season 13 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians is currently airing on E!, with multiple repeats throughout each day.

Photos : Omotola Speaks Global Brand Relevance At UGBS & visits First lady Of The Republic Of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has paid a courtesy call on First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

The actress who started acting in 1995 was in Ghana to speak atUniversity of Ghana Business School (UGBS) and Unilever forum on building global relevance.

She visited Mrs Akufo-Addo on Friday, March 24th to seek support to improve children malnutrition across Africa.

The First Lady of Ghana was happy to receive the legendary Nollywood actress & assured of supporting her humanitarian work. The “Blood Sisters” actress thanked Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo for her warm reception.
Photos From Omotola’s Visit To First Lady Of Ghana After The Cut.....

Hilary Clinton celebrates Donald Trump shameful defeat to repeal Obamacare

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential candidate who lost to Republican Donald Trump during last year's presidential election, Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the failure of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was 'a victory for all Americans.' She took to her twitter page to express her happiness. 

She tweeted:
'Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms and women everywhere.' 'Most of all, it's a victory for anyone who believes affordable health care is a human right.' 'We cannot forget: This victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, showing up at town hall meetings, and making their voices heard.'She then posted a number of stories of people who have benefited from Obamacare, also known as the Affordable…

Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. The bill was withdrawn on Friday because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Mr Trump said "We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy, very little, but it was still a little bit shy, so we pulled it."
The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the president. 
Repealing and replacing the programme known as Obamacare was one of his major election pledges.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to withdraw the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed.
Republicans currently have a majority in both the House and the Senate.
However, multiple reports suggested that between 28 and 35 Republicans were opposed to President Trump's draft American Health Care Act.
Some were said to be unhappy that the bill cut health coverage too severely, while o…