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Bill Clinton pens first thriller novel with James Patterson

Former-president Bill Clinton is writing a novel about the White House, publishers announced on Monday.
The President Is Missing is being written in collaboration with James Patterson, believed to be the world's best-selling living author.
The publishers say the book will be "informed by details that only a President can know".
The book, which is Mr Clinton's first novel, will be released by Alfred A Knopf and Hachette in June 2018.
"Working on a book about a sitting president - drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works - has been a lot of fun," said the former president. 
"And working with Jim has been terrific. I've been a fan of his for a very long time," he added.
The details of the plot are not currently known, but the two men have announced plans to hold a national book tour to promote it.
Mr Patterson is considered to be the world's best-selling novelist in recent years, and has publ…

Fake viral video showing girl standing up to Trump fools thousands

A viral video that purportedly shows a young girl telling President Trump he's a "disgrace" currently has hundreds of thousands of retweets on Twitter, but it's not real.
who is she 👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/amElWRGFdp — najahta (@najahtaa) May 7, 2017A clip from the Comedy Central series "The President Show" was shared by hundreds of thousands of people on social media over the weekend. The clip shows Trump impersonator and show host Anthony Atamanuik from behind, and is cropped to hide Comedy Central's logo. The impersonation fooled thousands of Twitter users, who angrily responded to the fake Trump's words.
@najahtaa She's my idol I know that much — VzA (@ValerieComplex) May 8, 2017@najahtaa@Rosie OMG is that really the pumpkin? #Priceless — Jerry Avenaim (@avenaim) May 8, 2017In the video, Atamanuik tells a young girl at a Tax Day protest that she is a "disgrace," only for the girl to respond "you're a disgrace to the world…

Stonebwoy Partners With Couture Afrique To Distribute His Merchandise

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has partnered with Couture Afrique, an international retail platform to distribute his merchandise around the world.

The deal sees Couture Afrique handling the sale of apparel by the BET award winner to his fans across Africa, America and Europe.

“We are excited about this partnership with Stonebwoy. For us, it is a celebration and marketing of Ghanaian excellence,” says Antoine Mensah, Managing Partner of Couture Afrique. “It makes it possible for every fan to have a merchandise of Stonebwoy delivered right to their doorstep irrespective of where they live.”

Stonebwoy on his part said the merchandise is a way of his fans sharing in his growing influence on the world music scene, and also an appreciation for their unwavering support.

Couture Afrique is an international retail platform founded in 2011 to satisfy the ever growing demand for premium fashion apparel designed, inspired and produced by Africans around the world. The successful v…

Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker During MTV Generation Award Speech for Fast & Furious: 'We Hope You're Proud'

Taking the stage on Sunday night, Vin Diesel couldn't help but reflect on MTV awards shows past while accepting the Movie & TV Generation Award for beloved action franchise Fast & Furious.
"In 2002, I was standing on this stage and MTV had given Paul Walker and I an award for best duo," recalled Diesel. "And now, 15 years later, I'm with my whole family and you've given us the Generation Award."
Diesel - who was joined by his other Fast castmates Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster - got emotional as he paid tribute to the series and Walker, who died in a 2013 car crash. 
Calling Walker by the beloved nickname "Pablo," Diesel said, "We hope you're proud."
He also thanked fans for the honor, saying, "I gotta thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise, where it didn't matter what color your skin was or what country you were from.
"When you're family, y…

Sarkodie ranked 9th in Forbes Africa’s list of Top 10 African Musicians (Most Bankable Artists)

Although several publications have been made about a certain Forbes list of 10 richest African musicians, placing Sarkodie at number 9 with an  estimated net worth: $7 million, I am yet to see that official list. So here is what seems more official for now, Forbes Africa’s list of Africa’s Top 10 Musicians, the continents most bankable artists:
1. AKON With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, numerous awards, five Grammy Award nominations, 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt and over 51 million likes on his Facebook page, Akon.
2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has not only raised the bar for South African house music, but has put it on the world map. The multi-award-winning artist was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), raised in the Eastern Cape province, where struggle stalwart Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music. It was worth it.
3. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRIC…

Obama 'warned Trump' about hiring Michael Flynn

Barack Obama warned newly elected President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser, US media report.
Mr Obama warned his successor less than 48 hours after the November election during a conversation in the Oval Office, former Obama officials said. 
Mr Flynn's contacts with a Russian ambassador are expected to come up in a Senate hearing on Monday.
He was fired as national security adviser for concealing these contacts.
Mr Flynn, a retired army lieutenant-general, misled the Trump administration about discussing US sanctions against Russia with the country's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, before the inauguration. He was fired in February. 
A Senior White House official confirmed to NBC News that Mr Obama "made the president aware he was not a fan of Michael Flynn", but pointed out that the retired general had been critical of the Obama administration. 
The Obama administration fired Mr Flynn from his role as the head of the Defense I…

Sulley Muntari: Pescara player says Fifa and Uefa 'don't care'

Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari says he would walk off the pitch again, adding that Fifa and Uefa are "not taking racism seriously".
The Pescara player, 32, was sent off after leaving the field claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game.
In a BBC interview, the ex-Portsmouth player claims racism is "everywhere and getting worse", and encourages players to go on strike to combat it.
"I went through hell, I was treated just like a criminal," he said.
"I went off the field because I felt it wasn't right for me to be on the field while I have been racially abused."
Muntari was initially banned for one game after asking referee Daniele Minelli to stop the Italian top-flight game at Cagliari on 30 April.
The ex-Ghana international was instead booked for dissent in the 89th minute, prompting him to leave the pitch in protest, and he then received another yellow card.
He angrily confronted Cagliari fans, shouting: "This is my co…

Oxzy FM boss ‘suspends’ entire staff over missing sofa

For two weeks now, listeners of Oxzy FM 98.5 might be wondering if the radio station is on test transmission again after operating on the Ghanaian airwaves for the past 10 years. This is because all that has been happening on that wavelength since May Day, 2017 is music and occasional commercials.
The reason? More than 14 radio presenters including four newscasters and six attachment students have been suspended over a missing front office sofa.
For the past two weeks, the radio presenters, newscasters and the students on attachment have been asked to stay away from the premises of the radio station until they find the ‘three-in-one’ sofa which was at the front office of the station according to a story on Rainbow radio.
However, a few DJs are allowed to come to work to fulfill the station’s obligation wards advertisers. They play music and slot in the commercials but are not allowed to utter a word, in fact they have been gagged.
Narrating the issue to Showbiz, Mr Alfred Larbi,…

Robbers shoot man to death in broad daylight in Tema

Suspected armed robbers on a motorbike have shot and killed a man around the TOR traffic light at Tema, StarrFMonline.com has learnt.
The deceased and his  colleague, who are believed to be workers of Ferro Fabric at Tema, were reportedly taking money  to the bank on a motorbike, when they were accosted by the robbers Monday afternoon.
The robbers, according to an eyewitness, opened fire killing the bike rider instantly, in the full glare of the public,  and bolted away with the undisclosed amount of money.
The Tema Community one police have reportedly visited the scene and conveyed the body of the deceased to the morgue.

Super Model Victoria Michaels Lands Another Mega Deal With Melcom

The MELCOM Group of Companies - Ghana's leading super store operators have renewed their Brand Ambassador relationship with Super Model Victoria Michaels.

The Mega store named the top model as their brand ambassador in 2015 and have continued to renew the mutually beneficial relationship till now.

In a well attended signing ceremony held at the MELCOM Group Head Office, both parties where enthusiastic at the prospect of working together for the 3rd year after a very eventful and productive past two (2) years. Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of the MELCOM Group - Mr. Ramesh Sadhwani said “We at MELCOM are very excited to have a model and Influencer Victoria Michaels continue our very outstanding and successful narrative as an organization. MELCOM will continue to appeal to all in Ghana, leveraging on our history as the Nation's number one shopping destination".

According to the International model Victoria Michaels "I feel a strong connection to …

New Caf president Ahmad refuses to accept a salary

The new Confederation of African Football (Caf) President, Ahmad, says he has refused to accept a salary from African football's governing body.
His election in March ended Cameroonian Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign.
"I've refused a Caf salary for the simple reason it doesn't respect good administration," he told BBC Sport.
"The salaries of all Caf employees, from administrators to the executive committee and president, all have to be transparent."
The 57-year-old from Madagascar held his first senior Caf meetings on Monday ahead of the Fifa Congress on Thursday 11 May.
Key among the topics being discussed are how to reform Caf.
"The reform of the administration is a very important point - everyone must know what is happening" said Ahmad. 
"First we must review the standards of management so that we can apply the reforms.
Ahmad, who goes by a single name, says there is much work to be done - in lots of areas - to make Caf work "as it sho…

Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star hit with a toilet

US president, Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood walk of Fame has been vandalized a couple of times and the vandals don't seem to be backing down anytime soon .

The star got hit again but this time around, with a toilet which had the word '' Take A Trump'' inscribed on it.

The golden toilet which was placed right next to Trump's star over the weekend, was filled something wet and filthy.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ  no one has reported the vandalism, and they're not yet investigating the toilet prank. The site also reached out to Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the stars' maintenance but so far no response from them.

This is the latest attempt to deface Trump's star on Hollywood Blvd. In October 2016, James Otis damaged the star with a pick axe and  just last month, someone scribbled "F*** Trump".

Photos: Former U.S President, Barrack Obama photographed looking stylish & relaxed in Milan

44th President of the United States, Barack Obama looked stylish and relaxed as he was photographed leaving Park Hyatt Hotel in Milan, Italy. Obama is in Italy for a two-day trip in which he will meet with former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, followed by dinner with a number of Italians from different sectors, hosted by the Institute for International Political Studies.
On Tuesday, he is also expected to give a keynote speech on climate change at 'Seeds and Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit'.

The well loved former president wore an open-necked shirt and shades as he stepped out of the hotel, waving and smiling to the massive crowds that had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.  See more photos below...

Annie~Joy writes: Great Words Are Precious Than Material Gifts. #BeInspired!

It takes a word to give hope to the hopeless. It takes a word to change the life of a soul. That is only if the words are very positive, one can relate. Apparently, let me ask this question: You visit a home looking for someone and when you entered, you saw one of the tenants hanging herself on a rope. What would be the first idea that you will have? It is definitely going to be good healthy words that can calm the suicide victim. 
There is no way going to buying her an african wear, pizza or whatsoever will come in mind. Just some few great words said to her can change the state of her mind. You can imagine how powerful words are. Some people have taken their lives because of certain words said to them. Relationships are breaking because of the words used in communication. Some people feel useless because of the kind and type of words use on them. At the same time, some people are progressing in life because of the words they were told and still are. 
Words are one of the channels for …

Ban on noise making in Accra takes effect today

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has announced a ban on drumming and noise making. The ban takes effect from May 8 and ends on June 8, 2017.
The Assembly asked all residents within the metropolis to minimize their noise levels if they embark on any outdoor activities.
The Assembly said it has set up a joint task force team to ensure there is little or no incident during the one month ban.
The ban on drumming and noise-making is to usher in the celebration of  the Ga festival, Homowo.

 Churches and mosques are expected to alter their style of worship during the period.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Adorably Kiss, Embrace After Polo Match: See the Pics!

After attending their first public event together -- a charity polo match in Ascot, England on Saturday -- Prince Harry and his girlfriend, Suits actress Meghan Markle, shared a sweet kiss and embrace in the car park.
The prince was still in his gray and white polo shirt when he leaned in for the kiss with Markle, who was sporting a beige jacket over the chic Antonia Berardi dress she wore for the match.
The polo match was the first official public outing together for the couple, although Markle will reportedly be Harry's plus one at Pippa Middleton's wedding to financier James Matthews later this month.
See pics below......

Location, Date and Time of 'Spit Bars and Poetry' Event Disclosed

Of what promises to be arguably Ghana's biggest gathering of extremely talented poets and spoken word artistes from across the country, Crabbita Media Consult, announced its first flagship event christened 'Spit Bars and Poetry' last Friday.
And just as promised a press release by the agency today disclosed the show of poetic-stars would take place in Ghana's capital, Accra, at the Tesano Baptist Church on Sunday June 25, 2017, from 4pm - 8pm. 
Notable faces leading the growth of the country's poetry and spoken word scene such as 'poetic-god' Nana Asaase and female face of the event, Nana Afua Asuming aka Mysnova are slated to highlight the adopted theme, #BeBoldForChange as well as some principal topical areas: Child Rape, Trokosi, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Violence against Women, Women Empowerment, Love and Faith.
Students poets and spoken word artistes from the country's premiere University of Ghana, Legon and also from Poetry GH i…

Nigeria's President Buhari Leaves for London for Medical Follow-up

President Muhammadu Buhari is to proceed to London on Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.
His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday.
“He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day. The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation,” Adesina said.
According to the presidential aide, the length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors, saying that government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.
“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution,” he ad…

List of winners from the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Winners of the 26th annual MTV Movie and TV Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles:

Below are the winners for the 26th annual MTV Movie and TV Awards

MOVIE OF THE YEAR:

Beauty and the Beast 

Get Out 

Logan 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Edge of Seventeen 

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE:

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast  

Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

Hugh Jackman – Logan 

James McAvoy – Split 

Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures 


SHOW OF THE YEAR:

Atlanta 

Game of Thrones 

Insecure 

Pretty Little Liars

Stranger Things 

This Is Us 


BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW:

Donald Glover – Atlanta 

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones 

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead 

Mandy Moore – This Is Us 

Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things 


BEST KISS:

Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling – La La Land 

Emma Watson & Dan Stevens – Beauty and the Beast 

Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Empire 

Z…

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press.
The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine.
They include checking the article date and website address, as well as making sure it isn't intended as satire.
Facebook is under fresh political pressure to tackle fake news in the run up to the UK general election.
Meanwhile, a BBC Panorama investigation to be broadcast later on Monday has found the social network played a decisive role in both the US election and Britain's EU referendum last year.
'Danger'
The platform said it had already removed "tens of thousands" of fake Facebook accounts and that systems were now monitoring the repeated posting of the same content or a sharp increase in messaging. Accounts displaying this activity are then flagged, it added.

Facebook is also decreasing the ra…

91 year old Queen Elizabeth II photographed driving a green Jaguar after Church services

91-year-old Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II was seen behind the wheel of her green Jaguar, while driving home from a Sunday morning service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park. The Queen is the only person in the UK permitted to drive without a licence. A security guard however accompanied her. 
Another photo after the cut..

Nun arrested for helping priests sexually abuse dozens of deaf children at Argentinian Catholic school

A Roman Catholic nun from Japan, Kosaka Kumiko, 42, has been arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina. Kumiko reportedly helped the priests with anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex, allegedly committed in bathrooms, dormitories, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo.
The children said the two Roman Catholic priests continuously raped them beside the image of the Virgin Mary.

The case against Kumiko began after a former student accused her of making her wear a diaper to cover up a hemorrhage. This was after she was raped by priest Horacio Corbacho.

At least 24 students from the Provolo Institute have come forward to accuse Corbacho, another priest named Nicola Corradi and three other men.

Kumiko, who's presently in custody at a local women's prison while detectives investigate the alleged crimes. however denied any wrongdoing during an eight-hour cou…