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BREAKING: Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced

Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed coup.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms".

The state of emergency would protect those values from attacks against them, he said, in a speech in Ankara.
The president praised those who were killed fighting against the coup as "martyrs".
The nation would "never forget the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives", he said, describing "epics of heroic bravery throughout the night".
Mr Erdogan said foreign nations should stay out of Turkish affairs, adding: "This nation has the right to determine our own destiny."
Source: BBC

BREAKING: Melania Trump plagiarism row: Staffer admits role in speech

An employee of the Trump Organisation, Meredith McIver, has admitted having a role in writing Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention.
Mrs Trump, the third wife of Republican candidate Donald Trump, faced accusations that parts of her speech had plagiarised Michelle Obama.

Ms McIver said her offer to resign was rejected by the Trumps.
"This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused," she said in a statement.

The Trump staffer said Mrs Trump had read out passages from Mrs Obama's 2008 speech in a phone conversation as they discussed people who inspired her.
"A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama," she wrote. Ms McIver later included the phrases in a draft of the speech without checking Mrs Obama's speeches, she added.
"I am honoured to work for such a great family," she said.
Mr Trump was formally adopted as the Republican candidate for November's presidential election on Tuesday.
In the aft…

Lydia Forson secretly marries a Nigerian star?

Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has been captured in a ‘wedding’ photo with a Nigerian TV star, Ani Chinedu Michael popularly called Nedu.

Nedu on Tuesday afternoon posted the photo on his Instagram and commented, “To God be the glory,” giving the impression that they just had a secret ‘wedding.’

He quickly started receiving congratulatory messages from some of his followers.

Interestingly the beautiful and outspoken Ghanaian actress reciprocated by posting the same photo minutes later on her page to confirm.

Lydia Forson, according to checks has been staying in Nigeria for over two weeks now and that has given more credibility to a likely “secret wedding.”

The ‘wedding’ photo however popped up not long after Lydia has been attending red carpet ceremonies in Ghana with a certain Ghanaian footb
Source: Ghanaweb

Terkper to present mid-year budget review

Ghana’s Finance Minister Seth Terkper is expected to present the mid-year budget review to Parliament on Friday, July 22, 2016.

According to Starr News’ Parliamentary correspondent Kobby Gomez-Mensah, the notice was communicated to members by the deputy Majority Leader Alfred Agbesi.
However, he said the event is likely to be postponed to Monday, July 25, 2016 “following a protest that was put in by the Minority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.

According to the Minority Leader, since the mid-year review of the budget will coincide with the funeral ceremony of the late MP for Abetifi, Peter Wiafe Pepra, it would be appropriate to postpone or reschedule Terkper's engagement with the House.

The second Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joe Ghartey who presided over the issue directed the Business Committee of the House to get in touch with the l
eadership to resolve the matter.


Church Members Flee After ‘Devil’ Appears During Service

It was like a scene in one of the Nollywood movies when worshipers at a Pentecostal church in Africa ran out of the church, including the pastor, while service was ongoing.

According to, the congregants and the pastor fled out of the church premises, causing stampede after an announcement that Satan was present in the church. They were said to be scared to the bone, hence, falling over each other just to get away from Satan.
Not real photo
The worshipers had closed their eyes while praying so as usher the pastor to the stage for his sermon. It was at that moment that a crooked voice (presumed to be that of Satan) announced his presence. All of sudden, the voice announced that they were now in hell and the voice speaking belonged to the devil himself.

After a loud silence rent the air, the said ‘Satan’ ordered all those who truly believe in God to raise their hands, to which none responded. Instead, everyone was looking at each other with fear written all over …

Bryan Acheampong Sworn-In As Abetifi MP

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has sworn-in the newly-elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Abetifi constituency, Bryan Acheampong.

Mr. Acheampong won the Abetifi by-election last Saturday following the demise of the MP for the area, Peter Wiafe Pepera, who died on May 21 at the 37 Military Hospital.

The new MP said he will spend the next couple of months to provide water for over 80 communities in the Abetifi constituency.
He said many of his constituents drink from rivers and streams and is committed to ensuring potable water is extended to all communities ahead of this year’s polls.

According to Mr. Acheampong, the only way he can help develop Abetifi and the Kwahu area is by representing them in parliament.

“People feel that Kwahu is an urban constituency. Abetifi is deprived, end to end only 15 to 20% have access to water and good road,” he said.

“I am in parliament as an advocate to end these things, water, sanitation, roads and empl…

Man, 40, beats 46-year-old wife to death

Ama Osah, a 46-year-old trader at the Dansoman market in Accra has been beaten to death by her 40-year-old husband, Kwabena Hemeng.

Narrating the incident to, Frank Darlington Herman, a freelancer said the incident occurred Tuesday night after a misunderstanding between the couple.

“The couple who have been married for ten years with two children have been having a series of misunderstanding for some time now," Herman said.
Herman added that "the deceased who was under the weather as a result of a previous assault from her husband was sleeping when her husband came in to put on the ceiling fan in their bedroom.

"She then asked her daughter to put it off but her husband got provoked and started beating her with chairs and anything he laid his hands on. After the severe beating, he locked the deceased out of the room," Herman narrated.

According to Herman,the deceased who spent the night in the room of the landlady started complaining of seve…