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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Watch: Handcuffs couldn’t stop this man from proposing to his girlfriend

Nothing was going to stop this Oklahoma man from getting down on one knee and popping the question to his girlfriend.

For many people, a handcuffed proposal might not be ideal, but for Leandria Keith, it was perfect.

According to News On 6, Brandon Thompson and his family were celebrating the Fourth of July — which also happens to be his birthday — at home when police turned up at his home to arrest him for six felony warrants.

Nominees For Maiden Ghana Event Awards Announced

The organisers of the Ghana Events Awards, Eventguide Ghana have made public the nominees for the maiden edition slated for August 4th, 2017 at the African Regent Hotel.

The announcement was made on Friday July 7 by Antoine Mensah and DJ Master Jay during the Drive Time Show, Route919 on Live FM. It was announced by Miss Emmaline Datey and Prince Akpah, reps of the Jury.

Lagos floods: Heavy rain, storms cause chaos

Lagos, one of Africa's most populous cities, has been hit by torrential downpour and thunderstorms over the weekend that has left many parts of the city flooded. 

Residents in the Lekki and Victoria Island suburbs woke up on Saturday morning to flooding in their homes and their cars submerged under water.

KNUST constructs solar-powered 4X4 vehicle

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in partnership with the Technical University of Munich, has constructed a solar-powered 4x4 vehicle.

The environmentally-friendly vehicle, meant to carry passengers and goods, was inaugurated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the 51st congregation of the KNUST, Kumasi, on Saturday. 

Sierra Leone mourns the death of top goalkeeper Alhaji Dauda Conteh

Alhaji Dauda Conteh had been named in several Sierra Leone squads and was waiting to make his full international debut
Sierra Leone is mourning the death of top goalkeeper Alhaji Dauda Conteh who has died from a short illness in hospital in Freetown aged 25.

Conteh played for Guinean side Ashanti Golden Boys de Siguiri and had received several call-ups to Sierra Leone's squad but was yet to secure a place in the international side's first team.

Ghanaian named first black equerry by Queen Elizabeth

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankwah, a Ghanaian-born officer who fought in the Afghanistan war, has been selected by Queen Elizabeth as her first black aide.

The 38-year-old Ghanaian, who moved to Britain in 1982 with his parents, is the Queen’s new personal assistant known as equerry and will be seen by the Queen’s side at official events.

Official: Wayne Rooney signs for Everton

Manchester United has announced that Wayne Rooney, the club's all time highest goal scorer with 253 goals has just signed for his boyhood club, Everton on a free transfer, after Man U offered to buy out his remaining contract, in a deal that involved the £75m capture of Romelu Lukaku.

Rooney, left Everton 13 years ago as an 18 year old to join the Old Trafford club and ever since then his career hasn't looked back winning every possible trophy a club could garner in the European continent.

I sleep with 15 men a day for money - Pregnant teenage mother

A pregnant Ghanaian teenage mother who lost her virginity at the age of 11 has revealed that she sleeps with 15 men a day to support herself, her child and the unborn baby.
 
According to Afia Nyarko, she went into prostitution after the man who impregnated her denied responsibility, leaving her to her fate.

G20: Trump hails talks as 'success' despite divisions

Mr Trump said the G20 summit in Germany was "carried out beautifully" by Mrs Merkel
US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a "wonderful success", despite his country's isolated position on climate change. 

In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the "irreversible" accord.
Deadlock over the issue had held up the last day of talks in Hamburg.

Rwanda Presidential Candidate Diane Wigara Disqualified from Race over Supporters’ Signatures

35-year old businesswoman Diane Shima Rwigara, who is Rwanda’s only female presidential candidate has been disqualified from next month’s election, with authorities saying that she didn’t submit enough supporters’ signatures.

According to electoral laws, independent presidential candidates are required to present 600 signatures, with at least 12 from each of Rwanda’s 30 districts.

NBA player, Taj Gibson arrested for driving with a suspended license

The New York Police Department confirms that NBA star Taj Gibson was arrested this week in Queens for driving with a suspended license. The 32 year old athlete was pulled over by police after he made an illegal U-turn.

World's oldest living male twins turn 104

According to the Guinness World Records, Pierre and Paul Langerock of Belgium who currently hold the record for oldest living male twins turned 104 on Saturday. The brothers have lived together most of their lives and both made a living as court magistrates.

They currently still share a room at a nursing room just outside of the Belgian city of Ghent.They both remained unmarried throughout their lives "because they always disapproved of each other’s potential partners".