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Michelle Obama Accidentally Tweets a Phone Number

Michelle Obama may have ruined a former Obama administration employee's Cinco de Mayo with a single tweet.
The former First Lady shared a series of digits that appeared to be a phone number on her Twitter account Friday afternoon. When NBC News called the number — which has a St. Louis area code — a voicemail recording said it belonged to a man named Duncan Wolfe.
A former White House digital strategist shares the same name and lists the same number on his website.

The tweet was quickly deleted from Obama's account, but a Twitter account was quickly created to memorialize the mistake.

Some on Twitter expressed their condolences for Wolfe's voicemail.
Michelle Obama just ruined Duncan Wolfe's day by accidentally tweeting out his phone number. RIP to his voicemail inbox. 😂 — Lindsey Noel (@LDAWGGG17) May 5, 2017@BarackObama out here using microwaves to spy on people, but @MichelleObama is putting peoples phone numbers into Twitter. 😂 — Steven Lopez (@realstevenlopez) Ma…

Kanye West Deletes His Twitter and Instagram Accounts

Kanye West is done with social media - at least for now. As of Friday, the rapper/fashion designer's Twitter and Instagram accounts were no longer active. The url pages now say "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" on Twitter and "Sorry, this page isn't available." on Instagram.
It's unclear why Yeezy decided to delete his accounts, but interestingly enough, he did so the morning before launching his new children's collection designed with wife Kim Kardashian. The Calabasas-themed range is scheduled to drop at 12 p.m. PT on TheKidsSupply.com, a website designed with the same type font as West's Yeezy e-commerce website.
On the other hand, Kardashian is promoting their kid's line through her own social media accounts. She noted on Twitter that her other half hand-drew the logo for their kid's line.

Perhaps West wanted to separate himself even more from the limelight by going on a social media cleanse. He did skip the Met Gala on Mon…

Dolly Parton pledges additional $3 million to Tennessee fire victims

More than five months after wildfires ravaged portions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Dolly Parton hasn’t stopped surprising her hometown fire victims with her generosity.
In December, Parton announced her My People Fund and promised each family who had lost its primary residence in the fires $1,000 a month for the next five months. When Parton arrived this week to help dole out the final payments, she brought the nearly 900 families an unexpected bonus – another $5,000 each for a total of $10,000.
She also revealed another surprise – the creation of the Mountain Tough organization to provide ongoing support to fire victims over the next three years and the pledge to fund it with at least $3 million.
Mountain Tough will start June 1 and pick up where the My People Fund left off. Its goal is to help individuals and families impacted by the fire by providing resources for low-income individuals and families in Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas with an eye on the long-term ne…

Former Malaika, Naa Oyoe Quartey establishes foundation for child cancer awareness and care

2013 Miss Malaika Queen, Naa Oyoe Quartey has officially launched her longtime dream Foundation that seeks to offer help to children in whatever capacity and to also particularly on cancer awareness programmes.
Speaking to iBLOGGH.com, Miss Oyoe detailed that the kind gesture is also a Memorial Foundation in honour of her late Mother who passed on 5 years ago after battling with cancer and accordingly the name of the Foundation “EVOQ” is from the initials of her Mother.
Reiterating on the cancer awareness programme of EVOQ, the Ex-Queen explained that her Foundation will keenly focus on the prevalent cancer cases in Ghana such as breast, cervical, and prostate cancer among others. “The bigger goal is to set up a cancer research facility where there will be up to date machinery and technology for research into cancer. As well as screening” she said.

Miss Oyoe beaming with smiles of fulfillment and gratefulness to God added that “I said this during Malaika auditions and we are …

Akufo-Addo in B. Faso to push railway project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has arrived in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to begin his two-day tour of that country, with his agenda being “to develop the initiatives that will bring prosperity to our people.”
At a State Dinner held in his honour, and in responding to the remarks made by Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, Akufo-Addo indicated that the most important of these initiatives “are the regional projects in the area of infrastructure, and especially transportation.”
According to President Akufo-Addo, “it would be, for me, perhaps, the highlight of my presidency if, indeed, I was able, together with you (President Kaboré), to launch the beginning of the Accra-Ouagadougou railway project.”
His commitment to this project, he told the Burkinabe leader, is evidenced by the fact that “right at the beginning of my government, I decided to establish a special Ministry for Railways Development in Ghana. In fact, the Minister himself is here to give …

Selena Gomez Gifts Her Mom a Personalized Designer Bag for 'Early Mother's Day' -- See the Sweet Pic!

Selena Gomez is using her connections in the fashion world to make Mother's Day even more special.
The "Hands to Myself" singer gave her mom, Mandy Teefey, a super cool, personalized handbag as an early Mother's Day gift on Thursday, and shared a photo of the two of them, along with a heartwarming message, to Instagram.
"As the new face of @Coach, they gave me the opportunity to personalize this bag for my Momma (that I'm pretty sure my sister is going to steal anyhow)," Gomez captioned the sweet snapshot. "This is a very common exchange between the two of us."
"Happy (early) Mother's Day to the woman who is the reason for my existence," she continued.
As the new face of @Coach, they gave me the opportunity to personalize this bag for my Momma (that I’m pretty sure my sister is going to steal anyhow). This is a very common exchange between the two of us. Happy (early) Mother’s Day to the woman who is the reason for my existence. A po…

Attack in Mali: No Ghanaian soldier hurt – Ghana Armed Force

The Ghana Armed Forces has denied reports that Ghanaian soldiers in peacekeeping operation in Mali have been attacked.
The supposed bloody attack on the Ghanaian contingent has gone viral on social media platforms, especially  whatsApp.
The bloody images circulating on social media has a soldier being treated of multiple injuries from the supposed attack.
But Speaking to StarrFMonline.com Friday,  the Public Affairs Director of the  Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey Quashie,  said  although the UN compound in Mali which accommodates soldiers on peacekeeping operations has been raided, no Ghanaian officer was hurt in the attacks.
“My information is that the UN compound where many of the soldiers are based has been attacked by rebels but no Ghanaian soldier has so far been hurt. So as far as we know, the Ghanaian soldiers are safe,” he said.
Ghana since time immemorial has been a reliable partner and a major contributor to the UN on peacekeeping operations across the African contin…

North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
A North Korean referred to only as "Kim" was paid to carry out an attack with biochemical substances, the ministry of state security said.
The plot was foiled, it said, but gave no details on the fate of "Kim". The CIA declined to comment and South Korea has issued no statement so far.
The North's claim comes amid continued high tension on the Korean peninsula.
US President Donald Trump has promised to "solve" North Korea and stop it developing nuclear weapons.
'Human scum'
The ministry of state security statement, carried by state news agency KCNA, said the CIA and South Korean intelligence services had "hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK".
It did not mention Kim Jong-un by name, but he is widely referred to as the supreme leader.
The ministry said a plot had been hatched to use "bomb terrorism&q…

FIFA overturns Lionel Messi's four-game ban from international matches

Following a hearing which took place in Zurich on May 4 2017, the FIFA Appeal committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association on behalf of Lionel Messi, against the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Lifting the sanctions imposed on him, the Appeal Committee set aside the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 28 March 2017, which, in application of art. 77 a) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC), had found Lionel Messi guilty of infringing art. 57 of the FDC for having directed insulting words at an assistant referee during Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile.

Despite the fact that the FIFA Appeal Committee considered Lionel Messi’s behaviour as reproachable, they concluded that the evidence available was not sufficient.

"The Appeal Committee nevertheless underlines the importance of always showing respect to the match officials, stressing that such a principle is essential in football and any un…

Man storms Police headquarters with gun

A farmer has been arrested in the Central region for attempting to enter the regional Police headquarters with a gun.
According to StarrFMonline.com sources, the 48-year-old Kwabena Nyarko had concealed the weapon, with three live cartridges, in his pocket and demanded to see the regional police commander. Luck however eluded him when alert officers on guard at the headquarters, upon suspicion,  conducted a search and discovered the weapons. Police sources say he has refused to disclose the source of the weapon since his arrest last Tuesday.
He is currently in custody at Cape Coast waiting to be charged.
According to reports, the suspect was seeking audience with the regional commander over some protracted chieftaincy dispute between Asona and Asine families at Assin Dansame which worried him.

Police arrest 3 mobile money fraudsters

Three mobile money fraudsters have been arrested by the police. The three suspects were apprehended on April 20, 2017 after MTN Ghana officials shared a tip-off with the police in Accra. The arrests took place at Santa Maria, a suburb of Accra, where the suspected fraudsters were hiding. 
The police said the modus operandi of the fraudsters included sending scam messages requesting unsuspecting subscribers to call specific numbers to redeem cash prizes. 
The unsuspecting customers were then lured into sending money into the scammers’ Mobile Money wallets as a precondition for receiving the nonexistent prizes.
During the arrest, the police officers retrieved eight SIM cards, seven mobile phones and one laptop with numerous incriminating scam messages which were about to be sent to other victims. 
A quantification exercise carried out also revealed that the fraudsters had earlier defrauded customers to the tune of GHS 7,200.
The arrest comes at a time when Mobile Financial Services …

Photos : Great Talent Audition Hits Port Harcourt With A Bang!

On Friday April 21st, 2017, God’s Children Great Talent (GCGT) season 7 officially hit Port Harcourt with hundreds of expectant contestants happily waiting as early as 7am at Hotel Presidential, Aba Road.

Port Harcourt’s finest entertainment and media personalities that included Dance Hall artiste, Duncan Mighty, Nigerian gospel artiste Preye Odede , Radio Presenter,  Eldee Xtra Large, Talented Gospel singer, Preye Omayuku, Gospel Artiste, Afy Douglas, Singer & Choreographer, Bobby Blankson, Season 2 winner of Nigerian Idol, Mercy Chinwe and Popular Nigerian Comedian, K.O Baba were present to spot great talents amidst contestants who showed up for the auditions.

The Port Harcourt audition had youngsters between ages 5-20 years as they showcased talents in Music, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word the before scouts during preliminary selection.

Highlight of the audition was when 11 year old Nengi Jaja wowed the Port Harcourt scouts with his amazing voice. His performance got Dun…

Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler

US airline Delta is facing a public-relations problem after a family claimed they were kicked off a flight for refusing to give up a child's seat.
"This is a federal offence and then you and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care," a crew member can be heard telling the family.
A YouTube video of the incident has clocked up more than two million views.
Delta said it was "sorry for the unfortunate experience" and would compensate the family.
The incident follows the case of passenger Dr David Dao, who grabbed global headlines when he was injured while being physically removed from a United Airlines flight last month.
He settled in court last month for an undisclosed sum.
The latest incident happened on a flight from Maui in Hawaii to Los Angeles on 23 April, but only came to light when the video was posted online.
The eight-minute video shows Brian Schear arguing that he has paid for the seat, while crew members try to convince him to…

Forgiven, A Short Film By Tega Baah To Premiere Online On The 27th May

It has become a usual scene to see the various cinemas in the capital filled to the brim with moviegoers s for premieres.

Movies have always been a good source of relaxation it has in time become an easy way of addressing societal ills.

On May 27 'Forgiven' a movie about sexual and drug abuse would be released. Instead of the conventional premiere at any of the malls, movie lovers can be a part by simply logging on to Facebook.

Forgiven tells the story of the film tells the story of a young woman who must come to terms with a long history of sexual abuse, drug addiction, and self-blame.

It chronicles her long journey in forgiving both herself and the man who ruined her life. Producer and writer, Tega Baah manage to bring enough twists to keep viewers engaged for over thirty minutes.

Empowering and inspiring, ‘Forgiven’ documents the trauma of sexual assault and the possibility of healing through one woman’s journey from anguish to forgiveness.

The movie will be released onli…

Role of technology in driving Africa’s growth. |Watch|

Technological change is disrupting our economies and changing the nature of our globalized world in ways that are both volatile and complex. Bright Simons, CEO MPedigree joins CNBC Africa from Durban to discuss how African economies can leverage technology to drive effective leadership.
Watch the video below...

'It's about time for me to buy a NBA team' - Floyd Mayweather

Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather has indicated interest in buying a NBA team. On Thursday, Mayweather had a meeting with Magic Johnson, a retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers. After the meeting, he shared a photo on Instagram with the caption:
 'It's about time for me to buy a NBA team, if you're ready to sell your NBA team, please get in touch with me'.

Villa Monticello Celebrates 6 Years of African Luxury & Hospitality

Villa Monticello celebrates six years as Ghana’s premier luxury boutique hotel and one of the most awarded hotels in West Africa.

Since opening in 2011, international hospitality and design industry vanguards such as World Travel Awards, Conde Nast Johanssens, Elle Decoration UK, and Trip Advisor have recognized Villa Monticello for its world class service, exceptional design and fine dining restaurant, Chapter One with awards such as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2013, a prestigious award bestowed upon the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, the coveted Ghana’s Leading Hotel award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 as well as Ghana’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2016 and Ghana’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016 by the World Travel Awards, the “Oscars” of the travel industry.  Each of Villa Monticello’s 16 luxury suites is inspired by a different international city or personality which is uniquely reflected in the design and decor includi…

Africa Dialogues 2017 Set To Happen On June 3rd At AICC

The organizers of the largest TEDx event in Ghana announces a brand new thought-leadership event, “Africa Dialogues”.

Africa Dialogues focuses on issues relevant to Africa’s achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and ECOWAS’ Agenda 2063. Themed “Dreams We Dare Not”, the 2017 inaugural Africa Dialogues event will feature talks on governance and human rights, education, youth unemployment, infrastructure, technology, public health, gender, income inequality, African economies, and urban development. The event will congregate policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, civil society leaders and distinguished individuals from Africa, to dialogue on Africa's future.

Describing the aspirations of the new event, Emmanuel Leslie Addae, Curator of TEDxAccra said, “The Africa Dialogues platform endeavors to move beyond raising awareness about the challenges facing Africa by highlighting innovative thinking and promoting those working to…

Somalia's youngest minister shot dead by bodyguards of the country's auditor general

Somalia’s youngest minister has been shot dead in an incident close to the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu. The 31-year-old Abbas Abdullahi Sheik Siraji was appointed Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre in March this year. 
Bodyguards attached to the Auditor general, Nur Farah opened fire on a car carrying Abbas near a checkpoint close to the palace. Senior Somali security member Mohamed Hassan told the German news agency that the minister's bodyguards had falsely identified Farah, who was travelling in a bulletproof vehicle, as a threat and there had been an exchange of gunfire.

The late minister was a former refugee who spent large parts of his life at a camp in Kenya.

He was the youngest member of Somalia's new cabinet. Somalia's information minister, Abdirahman Omar Osman, sent condolences over the death, calling Siraji a "brilliant and rising young star who showed commitment in serving his country&…