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Barack Obama spotted taking photos of his wife Michelle aboard on a yacht

Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were spotted having some fun on music mogul David Geffen’s superyacht, Rising Sun, on the French Polynesia island Moorea. 
Barack was seen taking photos of Michelle..



St Petersburg attack: 'Man who trained bomber' arrested near Moscow

A suspect accused of helping to prepare the St Petersburg metro bombing has been detained near Moscow, Russian security officials say.
Abror Azimov, who was born in 1990 and is from Central Asia, was held in Odintsovo district west of the capital.
He is the ninth person to be detained in connection with the attack, which killed 14 and wounded more than 50 earlier this month.
It was carried out by Kyrgyz-born Russian Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22.
Abror Azimov is believed to have trained Jalilov ahead of the suicide bombing, Russia's Tass news agency reported.
He was carrying a pistol and a package containing two smartphones at the time of his arrest, reports said.
The other eight people detained in connection with the attack - six in St Petersburg and two in Moscow - are also from Central Asia.
Jalilov is said to have detonated his device after a metro train left St Petersburg's Sennaya Ploshchad station, heading south for Tekhnologichesky Institut on the blue, north-south metro lin…

Janet Jackson to release new album about motherhood

Janet Jackson is set to reschedule her 75 canceled shows and release a new album about motherhood.
The 50-year-old singer reportedly split from her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana earlier this month, and is now said to be focusing all of her energy on writing new "positive" uplifting music about becoming a mother to the estranged couple's three-month-old son, Eissa Al Mana.
According to BANG Showbiz, the 'Scream' hitmaker is also going to play the shows she postponed to become a mother last year under a new run of dates named the 'State Of The World' tour, which will hit North America later this year.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Having a baby has upped her desire to release positive music and she wants her new songs to be a celebration of life, love and motherhood.
"She plans to get back on tour in North America in October, followed by a brand new album.

"Last year's incomplete 'Unbreakable World Tour' is being revamp…

Chelsea: John Terry to leave club at end of season

Chelsea captain John Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, the club has announced.
The 36-year-old centre-back has made 713 appearances for Chelsea since his debut in 1998, scoring 66 goals.
He has captained Chelsea 578 times - a club record - but has made just four Premier League starts this season.
"I feel I still have plenty to offer on the pitch but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited for me," Terry said.
Terry is the club's most decorated individual, having won the Champions League, four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, the Europa League and three League Cups.
He is the club's third highest all-time appearance maker, behind Ron Harris and Peter Bonetti.
"I will, of course, always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware," said Terry, whose team have a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
"I've always been conscious that I d…

Prince Harry Reveals He Entered Therapy After 2 Years of 'Total Chaos' in His Late 20s

Prince Harry spoke candidly about normalizing mental health struggles - including his own unprocessed grief after the loss of his mother - with the Telegraph's Bryony Gordon in the first episode of her new podcast Mad World.
"I've spent most of my life saying 'I'm fine' ... and most of us aren't up for going that deep. So today I'm OK. I'm a little bit nervous. I'm a little bit tight in the chest but otherwise fine," Harry, 32, revealed during their half-hour conversation, which also discussed his mental health charity, Heads Together, with Prince William and Princess Kate.
According to People.com, Harry also said that losing his mom Princess Diana in 1997 on the "public platform" affected his personal and public life, and consequently his mental health.  "I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had quite a serious effect on not only…

Annie~Joy writes: Just One Day. #BeInspired!

Maxwell and Aaron were living in the same hood and both had the passion for one thing. Which was to wake up and things have fallen into places for their music career. Sometimes they go to the studio without getting even attended to and the discouragement was flowing as each day passed by. 
They had already spent 5years trying to come out from the underground to the sunshine. It wasn't easy, because of music, their bank account were empty. They used any money they got for studio works. Years passed by and it was yet another year. These two gentlemen, had made plans for that year, with high hopes for a massive transformation. They were in the seventh month of the year and no sign had shown, in fact, not even a throw of a rainbow. Things were getting tougher and the comments they kept receiving was: " won't you stop this music and get something better doing"?

Maxwell, on one cloudy morning was standing in front of his rented apartment and was looking to the w…

Most wanted female terror suspect found dead in Kenya

One of Kenya’s most wanted terror suspects, Fatuma Mohamed Masou, who had a Sh2 million bounty on her head, was found dead in Kedong, Kenya.
She was the wife of slain terrorist Kassim Omondi, who was killed by police during a raid in 2013.
 On the run since September last year, her body was found in Kedong, near Naivasha, more than a month ago, but the police officers who stumbled upon her remains did not immediately identify her.

Her family did not show up for the brief burial ceremony at the Naivasha Muslim cemetery, but instead asked well-wishers to inter her remains.

Police put a bounty on Ms Masou’s head after they accused her of hiding yet another terrorist, Ishmael Shosi, who was killed in September last year during a raid in Mombasa.

They believed she was armed, dangerous and closely linked to jihadist networks in Somalia and the region. Although she was arrested soon after her husband’s death in 2013, she was released after denying before a magistrate that she had bee…

We’ve made 103 achievements in 100 days – Bawumia

The Akufo-Addo-led government has recorded 103 achievements in its first 100 days, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed.
According to him, even though the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not make promises for 100, they can point to significant achievements thus far.
He said “Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government has been in office for 100 days now. Well, we did not make any promises for 100 days. We made promises for what we wanted to deliver to Ghana during our term in office.
“Notwithstanding that however, the government under the leadership of what I can say…our workaholic president…we can point to some significant achievements in these last 1oo days. Specifically, I’m going to mention 103 achievements of this government in these last 100 days.”
Speaking Monday at a Joy FM town hall meeting to discuss the government’s 100 days, he said the government   inherited “a very difficult economy.”
As a result, he said, many thought the government cannot fulfil…

Winning the EPL title would be a ‘miracle’ - Chelsea coach Antonio Conte admits

Chelsea' coach Antonio Conte has admitted that it would be a miracle and would take a lot of motivation for his team to win the English premier league title this season following Man U's 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday evening.

The Italian boss endured his fifth league defeat of the campaign as goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera threw the title race wide open.
Man U 's win over Chelsea reduced Chelsea's grip at the top of the EPL table to 4 points above Tottenham and Conte fears his boys could now lose the title if they don't show enough enthusiasm. Speaking to Sky Sports he said:

“We are doing a great job and a miracle if you consider last season. If we are able to win, we must be proud.

''For sure I have concerns because we have to work together and we have to quickly find the right desire and the right ambition to win this title. Tottenham are in good form, are playing very well, show great enthusiasm and we must have the same.

“If someo…

United Air removes engaged couple traveling to wedding from plane

An engaged couple flying on United Airlines from Houston, Texas, to their wedding in Costa Rica were removed by a federal law enforcement officer from the flight on Saturday amid disputed circumstances, according to media reports.
The removal comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of the airline's approach to customer service after a video emerged a week ago showing security officers dragging a bloodied passenger off an overbooked United Express flight in Chicago.
United said the couple repeatedly tried to sit in more expensive seats for which they had not paid and would not follow flight crew instructions, according to the KHOU 11 New channel in Houston.

United, owned by United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N), did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday evening.
Michael Hohl and his fiancée, Amber Maxwell, gave a different account. Hohl said he and Maxwell found another passenger sleeping sprawled across their seats after they were the last to board the …

Don't test the strength and resolve of Donald Trump or our military forces- Mike pence warns N.Korea

U.S Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea to be careful with how they provoke U.S President Donald Trump or the military power at his disposal, as recent strikes in Afghanistan and Syria show that America will act when necessary on unruly nations/governments.

Speaking during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Pence said the recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan was a similar situation to North Korea, saying they showed the "strength and resolve of our new president."
"We will defeat any attack and we will meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective response," Pence said, adding that when it came to North Korea "all options are on the table. Washington would closely consult with Seoul as we make decisions moving forward." 
 Pence continued 'The era of strategic patience is over."

'President Trump is very hopeful that China will take actions to bring about a change of policy in…

Ugandan student in critical condition after she jumped from 4th floor of hostel to escape rape

A second-year female student of Makerere University sustained multiple fractures and injuries last Friday evening after she jumped through the window from the 4th floor of Mitchell hall to allegedly escape from being raped by a man identified as Jeremiah Mukyemu, a 4th year medical student.

Mukyemu was subsequently arrested and is now under police custody for attempted murder after he tried to access the victim at Mulago hospital where she is now admitted.
The victim, reportedly jumped out of Mukyemu’s room, B47 on the fourth floor to escape from being raped. It is alleged that Mukyemu first locked the victim in his room for more than two hours before he alleged tried to force himself unto her.

With no help forthcoming, even after shouting “rape”, the female student of Drama and Film, decided to jump through the window, sustaining multiple fractures and head injuries.

Police has preferred charges of attempted murder against Mukyemu at Mulago police station.

Jude Masingano, th…

(Photos + Video) See Inside CEO Of Despite Group Of Companies Osei Kwame's Luxurious Customized Brabus Car

Photos of the CEO of Despite Group of companies luxurious Brabus vehicle, have gone into circulation.

Osei Kwame Despite is noted for collecting luxirous vehicles.

The Brabus is a high-performance vehicle tuned by the BRABUS GmbH, which was founded 1977 in Bottrop in Germany, and specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach vehicles.

Brabus became the largest Mercedes tuner, other than Mercedes-AMG which became a DaimlerChrysler affiliate in the 1990s.

Below are photos and video of the customised vehicle. 


France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

French President Francois Hollande has given citizenship to 28 Africans who fought for France in World War Two and other conflicts. 
Mr Hollande said France owed them "a debt of blood". 
The veterans - many from Senegal, and aged between 78 and 90 - received their new certificates of citizenship at the Elysee Palace in Paris. 
Campaigners have long been calling for the rights of the veterans, long-term French residents, to be recognised.
"France is proud to welcome you, just as you were proud to carry its flag, the flag of freedom," said President Hollande.
More naturalisation ceremonies are expected to follow for other veterans in France. 
One of those granted citizenship on Saturday, Mohamed Toure, said the gesture will go some way towards healing old wounds.
"President Hollande did what none of his predecessors ever imagined. And that repairs a lot of things," he said. 
The granddaughter of a Senegalese soldier, Aissatou Seck, who is herself deputy mayor …

Pentecost must be merciful to fornicating youth – Apostle

The Koforidua Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye,  has charged district Pastors and Elders of the Church to be magnanimous with the youth when they backslide.
According to Apostle Nyamekye, even though Pastors and Elders of the Church must suspend and excommunicate youth found culpable in accordance with the rules of the church, it must be done a way which will not throw the culprit into despondency and depression which leads  abortion and even suicide.
He advised that leadership of the Church at local levels must instead counsel the youth with the word of God whenever they backslide rather than naming and shaming,  which mostly compel members to  quit  the Church.
“When young  lady who is not married gets pregnant ,she becomes fearful and depressed especially when she is a member of the Pentecost Church; for fear of being suspended and disgraced, this creates huge depression for such people, so I will urge the Pastors and Elders to be magnanimous wi…

Beyoncé Flaunts Baby Bump, Celebrates Easter in L.A. With Mom Tina Lawson and Kelly Rowland

Beyonce celebrated Easter Sunday with her mom, Tina Lawson, and her bestie, Kelly Rowland, in Los Angeles, where she showed off her growing baby bump.
Tina took to Instagram on Sunday to share some snapshots from her family's epic Easter extravaganza, including this sweet pic with her daughter and Kelly.

"3/4th of my girls. Missing 1/4 at Coachella," Tina captioned the cute pic, referring to daughter Solange, who was attending the massive music festival in Indio, California.

3/4th of my girls❤️ Missing 1/4 at Cochella😌 My Solo❤️❤️Bianca A post shared by Tina Knowles (@mstinalawson) on Apr 16, 2017 at 3:43pm PDT
Beyonce flaunted her pregnant figure in a form-fitting eggshell gown that hugged her sizeable baby bump. It's rumored that the Lemonade singer is expected to welcome her twins sometime in June.
Tina also shared a heartfelt Easter message in an Instagram video, wishing everyone a happy holiday, as well as a clip showing some of the fun festivities.


Happy Ea…

Legon lecturer attacked by armed robbers narrates ordeal

Some armed robbers attacked and robbed a University of Ghana, Legon lecturer, Dr. Benedicta Fosu-Mensah at gunpoint at her Ashongman residence on Sunday dawn. Numbering about four, the robbers made away with cash and other valuables.
The lecturer narrating her experience at the hands of the robbers to Joy FM and said the robbers beat her up, threatened to kill her and took the family’s vehicle.
Dr Fosu-Mensah is a lecturer with Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies.The incident was said to have happened around 2am.
She heard some people jumping into her compound so she woke up to peep through the window, she said. 
"I saw four men all armed. The one I had a good view of is one with AK47 rifle and they were trying to find a way into the room," she said. She said at that time she started calling the police emergency number but there was no response and so tried calling her neighbour by which time they had started breaking through the burglar proof using cement bl…

Snapchat CEO under fire after he brands India a poor country, several Indians unistall the app

Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel's is under fire after he explains disinterest in expanding the business to "poor countries" like India. After he made that statement, the rating of the popular app dropped to a "single star" from an apparent "five star" on the App Store. Seeveral users have also unistalled the app. US-based news website Variety on Saturday quoted Snapchat’s former employee Anthony Pompliano as saying that Spiegel in September 2015 told him that:
“The app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain”.The company has since denied the remarks stating, through its attorneys:
“The simple fact is that he (Pompliano) knows exactly nothing about Snap’s current metrics. He and his lawyers are — not to put too fine a point on matters — just making things up,”The attorneys termed Pompliano a “disgruntled employee fired for poor performance”.

Before the statement, Indians did not take the comment li…

Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Home and Cooking Fried Chicken

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly entered a home while the owner was out and began cooking fried chicken and drinking her vodka, according to police.

Ronald Wesly, 34, was caught frying the goods when Samantha O’Neal and her sister arrived home on Wednesday night, according to WOFL.
"He was in here, drunk as a skunk, just being Betty Crocker," Melissa Stanley, O’Neal’s sister, told the station. 
O’Neal told the station that she started screaming at the man and got him off her property before she called police. 
Alachua County Sheriff's deputies found Wesly walking around the area after the incident.
Wesly, who is currently out of jail, faces felony charges of burglary and larceny.
O'Neal reportedly said Wesly was an acquaintance but had no permission to enter her home.
One of O’Neal’s friends ended up eating the chicken, however, and said it wasn’t half bad. 
"He said it was seasoned very well,” O’Neal told WOFL.

Ghana Tourism Authority Boss Endorses Tourism Booster Seminar

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, AkwasiAgyeman has applauded the organizers of the Tourism Booster seminar scheduled for Kumasi, Elmina and Accra for the initiative which he described as important for the development of the tourism sector in Ghana. MrAgyeman made the statement when the organizers paid a courtesy call on him to formally invite him to the event.

MrAgyeman noted that such interventions are crucial to ensure that the tourism sector in Ghana yields its full potential to national development. He also urged players in the sector to patronize the seminar and commended the Public Affaris Department of the United States Embassy for their support for the seminar which will involve two speaker specialists from the United States.

The Managing Director of Nasoa Services Nana Seiwaa Osbourne assured the C.EO of her team’s commitment to ensuring that the seminar is of immense benefit to the industry. She indicated that the seminar is aimed at pr…

Vietnamese Customs officers seize $270k worth of Rhino horns smuggled from Africa

Vietnamese Custom officers have confiscated five kilograms of rhino horns worth nearly $270,000 at Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. According to the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, the rhino horns were found in the luggage belonging to a Vietnamese woman and a man who have been arrested. 
The suspects, identified as Nguyen Thi Thao and Phung Anh Quan, on Friday night flew to Vietnam from Africa, the authorities said on Sunday, adding that the horns were cut into pieces and hidden in different items in their luggage bags.

The horns were said to be from a very rare species of African two-horned rhino, and could be sold at over 6 billion Vietnamese dong (269,000 U.S. dollars) on the black market.

African leaders poor communicators – Omotola

Accomplished Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has chastised African leaders for what she says is their poor communication skills.
According to the Nigerian entrepreneur, most African leaders pretend to be humble and considerate during campaigning, but suddenly change after they win power.
“Bad communication is an African problem. A lot of African leaders do not communicate with the people that voted them, and I think this really needs to change in Africa.
“You need to stop sending people to talk to the people, you really need to stop that nonsense. Because when you were contesting, you were not only talking to them, you were on the ground, you will sit and eat with them, and suddenly you get there and nobody can reach you,” Omotola fumed in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr Chat.
She also advised Nigerians to be supportive of their President Muhammadu Buhari and make his health a subject of controversy.
“His health is not a problem because personally I think people can f…

James Bond actor Clifton James dies at 96

Actor Clifton James, who appeared as Sheriff JW Pepper in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 96.
He died close to his childhood home in Gladstone, Oregon, on Saturday due to complications from diabetes.
James was best known for appearing alongside Sir Roger Moore in the Bond films Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun during the 1970s.
His daughter Lynn said: "He was the most outgoing person, beloved by everybody."
She added: "I don't think the man had an enemy. We were incredibly blessed to have had him in our lives."
In 1973 James played Louisiana sheriff JW Pepper in Live and Let Die, in which he made a memorable appearance in a chaotic boat chase sequence.
His character proved so popular he was asked to reprise the role in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, involving another car chase, in Thailand, and a scene where he gets pushed into water by a baby elephant.
Paying tribute on Twitter, Sir Roger wrote: "Terribly said to hear…

Manhunt in Cleveland After Video of Killing Posted to Facebook (Videos)

A Cleveland man fatally shot an elderly man at random on Facebook Live and has claimed to have killed 13 other people on Easter Sunday. The man Steve Stephens, 37, who goes by Stevie Steve on Facebook, went on Facebook Live to complain about how he has failed in life and boasted about killing 13 people. He said he wouldn't stop killing until he is caught. He also said he wanted his mum and ex girlfriend to call him or else he would keep killing people.

After the call, while driving aimlessly, he saw an old man, walked up to him, still on Facebook Live and shot the man dead.

In the chilling video, which has since been pulled from Facebook, Stephens saw the old man and said “Found me somebody I’m going to kill, this guy right here, this old dude.”

He then approaches an elderly black man and asks him to say the girlfriend's name. The old man repeated the name, then Stephens told the man; “She’s the reason, uh, this is about to happen to you.” He then appears to fire a si…