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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Incase you missed it, Video Blog: Go For It Now! - Motivational Piece By Emmanuel Donkor

I want to encourage all the dreamers out there to keep fighting for their dreams and go for it whatever they are fighting for. Nobody knows what the future holds. Opportunities come and go but you can create them.

Watch Oprah Winfrey define what it means to be a “Master”

Oprah’s Masters Class is a show that features notable figures from around the world telling the stories of their journeys to becoming what they are today, and the lessons they learned on the way.

From Oscar-winning actors to Grammy-winning musicians, to acclaimed sportspeople, they all share their successes, their failures, their triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks.

MTV Video Music Awards nominations announced, gender-specific categories dropped

Kendrick Lamar has eight more reasons not to be humble.

On Tuesday via Instagram Live, MTV announced the nominees for the 2017 Video Music Awards, and the DAMN. rapper led the way with eight nominations for “HUMBLE.,” the first single off his recent album, which debuted to critical and commercial acclaim in April. Among the video’s nominations are those for Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop, and Best Direction.

Video: One person confirmed dead in Tamale floods

One person has been confirmed dead following a heavy downpour in the Tamale metropolis that lasted for about four hours on Tuesday.

The name of the deceased person was given by the Police as Hajia Fati Dabuni, a teacher who was said to be driving a Toyota RAV 4 vehicle with registration GT 8271-11 which was swept away by the flood water.

Photos: Football Star, Neymar Splashes Over £14,000 On Trainers In US

Barcelona and Brazilian soccer star, Neymar, who's currently being linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a £195million deal that would see him become the most expensive player in football, took his latest spending spree to another level by splashing £14,000 on Nike trainers.

The 25-year-old footballer was featured in the Complex magazine's Sneaker Shopping series today, where he spoke about his career, his love of fashion and most importantly his strong likeness for limited edition sneakers.

Bride and Groom Fly Off the Back of Getaway Car in Crazy Video

A bride and groom attempting to drive off to their happily ever after instead fell flat on their backs — literally.

At the close of their wedding, bride Hana Haka Noland and her new husband Tyler Noland perched on the back seats of a convertible and waved goodbye to their guests. But as the car pulled away, the newlyweds go flying out the back.

Hana, before the vehicle took off, is seen throwing her hands in the air and can be heard screaming at the driver, “Leggo Dave!”

Buhari: I am making good progress

Nigeria's ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has written to his Guinean counterpart Alpha Conde to thank him for the nationwide prayers he had organised for his recovery, his spokesman Femi Adesina has said Mr Buhari, 74, has been in the UK for almost 80 days, receiving treatment for an unspecified illness. 

In his letter, Mr Buhari assured Mr Conde - the current chairman of the African Union - that he was making "good progress", and would return to Nigeria to resume his presidential duties as soon as his doctors gave him the go-ahead, Mr Adesina said. 

Ethiopia urges illegal workers in Saudi Arabia to come home

Ethiopia says that only a fraction of its citizens working illegally in Saudi Arabia have returned home before today's amnesty deadline.

In March, the Gulf state said that those without papers would not be arrested if they left within 90 days.

The deadline was extended by another month, but so far only 60,000 out of an estimated 400,000 Ethiopians have left, the Ethiopian government says.

Donald Trump blocks Chrissy Teigen on Twitter

It finally happened for Chrissy Teigen: As one of the more outspoken celebrities on social media when it comes to opposing Donald Trump, the model has now been blocked by the president on Twitter, according to a tweet she posted on Tuesday morning.

“After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw,” she wrote.

Which Media ‘Guru’ Wanted To ‘Bang’ Berla Mundi Before Offering Her A TV Role?

Berla Mundi, the fast rising Ghanaian  TV & Radio presenter was tight-lipped about the media person who wanted to have sex with her, before granting her an opportunity to be on screens but that does not mean she caved in to his demands.

Describing herself as a very strong willed person who decided to pursue her media ambitions despite her parents’ reservations, there is no doubt Belinda Addardey (real name) is making an impact in Ghana today.

The Royal Bunny Glam: Golden Movie Awards 2017 Red Carpet Glamour Led By Model & TV Personality Edem Fairre

Stars were dressed to impress for the 2017 Golden Movie Awards on Saturday night and Edem Fairre was among the standout best dressed on the red carpet.

The Ghanaian Model Edem Fairre looked stunning in a green floral beaded dress which was sketched and put together by Stylebymends.

Trevor Noah Death Hoax Uses Christina Grimmie Death Details

A death hoax targeting Trevor Noah is using the details of Christina Grimmie‘s death to make people think he died. The host of “The Daily Show” is rightly calling the report “fake news.”

On Monday, Noah apparently came across Houston News, a website that uses a URL designed to make readers think they are on the site belonging to The Houston Chronicle. The newspaper’s actual address is chron.com, but this deceptive outlet goes by houstonchronicle-tv.com. To further muddy the waters, the website features a number of news stories that are legitimate, in addition to articles that are flat-out hoaxes.

Usher Accuser Increases Herpes Lawsuit To $40 Million After Testing Positive

The woman suing Usher for allegedly hiding his herpes diagnosis from her before they had unprotected sex has reportedly increased her lawsuit from $10 million to $40 million after testing positive for the STD.

As Gossip Cop reported, Usher was sued last week by a plaintiff identified as “Jane Doe,” who alleges the singer exposed her to herpes without her knowledge when they had sex earlier this year. The plaintiff claims she wouldn’t have slept with Usher had she known he was carrying the virus. Doe’s legal filing was sparked after the National Enquirer and RadarOnline revealed last week that the musician settled a $1.1 million lawsuit in 2012 after allegedly infecting a woman with the disease. The plaintiff in the latest case says she only discovered Usher’s diagnosis as a result of the media coverage.

Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of "unforeseen circumstances", his publicist has said.

The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months.

Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album Purpose began in March 2016.

4 People Feared Dead In Galamsey Pit Collapse At Pentransa, Ashanti Region

Scene at the site
Four bodies have been retrieved from a galamsey pit at Pentransa in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

The illegal mining pit collapsed on Sunday night killing small-scale miners who were within its belly at the time.

Soldiers allegedly assault personnel as National Service Scheme registration turns chaotic

The registration process for this year’s national service personnel turned chaotic when some military personnel moved in to maintain order.

The presence of the military was necessitated by a long disorganized queue of prospective personnel.

'I’m thinking of running for president' - Former Vice President Amissah-Arthur

Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has said he is thinking about contesting the 2020 presidential election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Amissah-Arthur told journalists at the Asomdwee Park on the sidelines of the commemoration ceremony of the fifth anniversary of President John Evans Atta Mills’ death that: "I am not considering it [running for president] but people have come to me and I am thinking about it". 

Nigeria's President Buhari 'expected back from UK within two weeks'

A Nigerian state governor says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to return home from the UK within the next two weeks. 

Governor Rochas Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the president in London on Sunday. 

Mr Buhari has been receiving treatment in the UK for an unspecified illness. 

Miss Malaika Ghana 2017 To Hold Auditions On July 29

The search is on for the next Miss Malaika Ghana Beauty Pageant. Trusted to be the only prestigious Beauty Pageant in Ghana, it is expected to attract young Ghanaian Ladies between 18 and 25 years.

Prospective candidates should be intelligent, eloquent, ambitious, bold, beautiful amongst other unique queenly qualities.

'Despacito' singers veto Venezuelan leader's campaign remix

There's a new take on the hit Latin pop song "Despacito." And this one is not garnering accolades from its producers.

According to Associated Press, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro premiered a remix of the song by Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Sunday, transforming the record-setting single about a slow, romantic seduction into a campaign jingle for his contested constitution rewrite.

Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.

Winston Blackmore, 60, and James Oler, 53, were found guilty by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan, who said the evidence was clear that Blackmore was married to 25 women at the same time and that Oler was married to five women in the tiny community of Bountiful.

South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth
A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. 

The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth.

They have since been off drugs for eight-and-a-half years without symptoms or signs of active virus. 

A Controversial Book About The Last Days Of Nelson Mandela Has Been Withdrawn By The Publisher

A controversial new book about the last days and life of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela titled 'Mandela's last years' has been withdrawn by the publisher.

Late Mandela's family had complained that the book, written by his doctor, Vijay Ramlakan, contained personal details about the last days of the former president and freedom fighter.