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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

“I have a huge Vision, Passion & Ambition” – Reni Folawiyo on “Against The Odds with Peace Hyde”. Teaser

Nigerian businesswoman Reni Folawiyo is the founder of ‘Alara’, a concept store in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos that seeks to redefine luxury fashion for Nigerians.

On this episode of Against The Odds with Peace Hyde, she shares with Forbes Woman Africa, her incredible experience building the next luxurious fashion destination for Nigerians and westerners alike.

Jeshurun Okyere Headlines August Worship 2017

Ghanaian gospel musician, Jeshurun Okyere, would this year headline one of the mega gospel event, dubbed August Worship.

The event which is aimed at celebrating the goodness of God throughout the year, is themed; “Perfect God”, and is scheduled to take place on August 20, at Maker’s House Chapel International.

Usain Bolt: Jamaican sprinter says he is still fastest before World Championships

Usain Bolt says he is still the fastest man in the world as he prepares for the final races of his career at the World Championships in London. 

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion and icon of world sport, has led one of the most illustrious athletics careers.

Uganda President Museveni says he has never fallen sick for 31 years

President Museveni last week declared that he has not fallen sick for all the time he has been the president of Uganda.

"Have you ever heard that Museveni has fallen sick and my legs hanged in hospital, for the last 31 years? This is because I observe some of these health tips [practices] which have eventually helped me to prevent some of these diseases. Many of the diseases are preventable," Mr Museveni said.

Princess Duncan to represent Ghana at Miss Commonwealth

Princess Duncan, 24-year-old model is set to represent Ghana at the forthcoming Miss Commonwealth in the United Kingdom (UK). She is confident and well prepared to make Ghana proud on the international stage.

Robbers attack actress, Naana Hayford..son narrates how she escaped death

According to reports, actress and television/radio presenter Naana Hayford narrowly escaped from death when robbers spared her life last week.

Domphe Jedadiah, son of Naana Hayford narrating the story to Zionfelix.net’s David Portfolio Germain disclosed that he believes the assailants were stalking and tracking every step of the actress as she drove back home after a tiring day.

Beautiful photos of a child model Kheris Rogers who was bullied in school because of her skin colour

Photos of a beautiful black girl, Kheris Rogers who was a victim of bullying in her school has gone viral. She found solace in modelling and took it up as a career. She also started a movement #flexingmycomplexion which encourages blacks to appreciate their skin colour. 

R.Kelly tour dates canceled because people are no longer buying his tickets following sex cult allegations

After an explosive report last month alleged that R. Kelly is controlling the women around him in a manner reminiscent to a “cult,” the R&B singer has had to cancel multiple tour dates, reportedly due to low ticket sales. 

Saudi Arabia plans luxury beach resorts on Red Sea

Promotional material showed some of the 125 miles (200km) of Saudi's western coastline that is due to be transformed
Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts. 

It hopes to attract both foreign tourists and domestic visitors as part of efforts to diversify the Saudi economy, as oil prices have fallen. 

Minority walks out of Parliament over AMERI deal

The Minority has stormed out of parliament over the controversial Ameri deal.

This follows unsuccessful attempts to stop the Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa K.T Hammond from moving a motion in Parliament seeking the review of the deal.

Ivory Coast rules out co-hosting the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara says his country will not need to co-host the expanded Africa cup of Nations finals in 2021.

He said the country has the capability to host 24 teams rather than 16 stipulated in its original bid.

Ouattara was talking during an official visit to Sierra Leone.

Ghanaian Bozoma Saint John is Uber’s new brand manager

Uber’s first chief brand manager, Bozoma Saint John, has a lot of work to do restoring the shine to the ride hailing company that has been dogged by allegations of gender bias in the workplace and publicly outrageous behavior by its executives.

But Saint John, who grew up in Colorado Springs, says she’s up to the task.

Venezuela key opposition leaders seized after poll

Relatives of Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma say the two men have been re-arrested.

They were under house arrest after accusations of inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014.

Akufo-Addo visits Nigeria today

President Akufo-Addo will leave for Nigeria today, August 1 on an official visit.

He has been invited by the Acting President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as a special guest of honour for the graduation ceremony of Nigeria’s National Defense College.

Meet the most powerful women in the Ghanaian media

The ownership and management of the Ghanaian media is male dominated, however, three women are proving to be trailblazers in the sector.

A research conducted by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dubbed the Media Ownership Monitor project has found that of the 25 monitored media companies, only two have female owners: Stella Wilson Agyepong for Oman FM Limited and Edith Dankwa for Business and Financial Times Limited.

Lifestyle: Why You Should Never Marry A Slay Queen

You find them everywhere in churches, clubs, offices and on the streets. While you may be tempted to pursue a relationship with her, you may give it a second thought.

A slay queen is any lady who have an over bloated image of herself. They are narcissist by nature and believe the world revolves round them.  

Check this lying-in-state photo of a food vendor in Ghana that has since gone viral

The photo is from the lying-in-state of the corpse of a food vendor in Ghana. They placed her body in a sitting position, with mortar and pestle..like she's pounding fufu and a pot of soup cooking beside her.

Mass Nigerian arrests for 'homosexual acts' in Lagos State

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later.

Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday afternoon and says the hotel was cordoned off while the investigation was carried out.

Kim Kardashian Sued For Allegedly Stealing Lighting Technique For Selfies

Kim Kardashian's company, Kimsaprincess Inc., is being sued for $100m for its endorsement of LuMee, the light-up phone case that makes it ideal for taking selfies.

Snaplight on Monday filed a patent infringement lawsuit in California federal court. According to the complaint, a man named Hooshmand Harooni filed a patent in 2013 for an "integrated lighting accessory and case for a mobile phone device."

Olympic Games: Los Angeles agrees to host in 2028

Los Angeles has officially declared its candidature to host the 2028 Olympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition. 

In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to name hosts for successive Games - with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding - but it was unclear which would host in which year.

Manchester United, two other players charged by UEFA for breaching doping regulation

UEFA has charged Manchester United over the breaching of anti-doping regulations following the victorious Europa League final in May and the club has been fined €10,000.

Apart from the club,UEFA also Individually fine Daley Blind €5,000 for his 'non-compliance' in the standard doping procedure after the game in Stockholm which saw United secure a place in the Champions League group stage for 2017/18 after missing out via the Premier League.

Kathy Griffin Shaved Her Entire Head in Support of Her Sister's Cancer Battle

Kathy Griffin’s latest major hair change has a powerful meaning behind it.

The actress and comedian, who’s been under fire the past few months after posing for a very controversial magazine cover, shaved her head to stand in solidarity with her sister who is currently undergoing chemotherapy while battling cancer.

For the second time, Ex- Footballer, George Weah will contest to become Liberia's president in October

Former Footballer, George Weah has not given up on his ambition to become the president of Liberia.

After more than a decade in power, Africa's first female elected head of state, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is due to step down after October's presidential election.

Police Reshuffle: Kofi Boakye heads PIPS

Police capo COP Kofi Boakye has been appointed as the Director General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) bureau.

COP Boakye, a trained lawyer, is experiencing his second transfer since the change of government, having been moved from the Ashanti region as the regional commander to the Police headquarters as Director General Research/Planning in February 2017.