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Peace Hyde Exclusive Interview With Folorunsho Alkija For The August Edition Of Forbes Africa Magazine

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, executive vice chair of Famfa Oil one of the largest deep water oil discoveries in Nigeria with a joint partnership with international giants Chevron and Petrobras covers the August 2016 edition of Forbes Africa.

With an estimated net worth of $1.73 billion, Alakija’s rise to becoming the second richest woman of African decent behind Isabel dos Santos and the fourth richest person in Nigeria has come at an extraordinary fight against the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In her exclusive interview with Forbes Africa correspondent, Peace Hyde, Alakija tells her amazing journey from a company secretary to building one of the most renowned fashion houses in Nigeria culminating in the experience that led her to ultimately take on the Nigerian government in an 11 year battle and win.

“There were a lot of sleepless nights and battles. Suddenly we became the plague, friends stopped picking up our calls and people were asking why we could not be content with 10 …

Inaugural Miss Ghana South Africa Pageant To Take Place On 27 August

The inaugural Miss Ghana South Africa pageant in association with the Ghana High Commission is set to take place on Saturday, 27 August 2016, at 18:30 at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tickets are R350 per person, R600 per couple or R3000 per table of 10. Purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment and form part of history with this cultural celebration of Ghanaians living in South Africa.

The inaugural Miss Ghana South Africa pageant will see 10 girls of Ghanaian heritage residing in South Africa competing for the prestigious title at a glitzy high profile black tie dinner event. Metro FM’s Programs Manager of Ghanaian decent, Tony Soglo, and Multi-Choice Africa’s Head Of Strategy, Nonye Omotola, will play hosts on the evening.

The event will be attended by high profile guests such as His Excellency, Ghana High Commissioner, Kwesi Ahwoi, and his team.

A concept 6 years in the pipeline, Miss Ghana South Africa will finally come into fruition th…

The 22 Year Old Actor Who Looks 8 Years Old (Photo)

A rare genetic disorder has left 22-year-old actor Sam Humphrey standing at 127 centimetres tall.

Mr Humphrey was born with acrodysostosis- a condition which affects bone growth and physical development- restricting his height to that of an eight-year-old.

The Melbourne man’s size often attracts unwanted attention.

Mr Humphrey, who uses a booster seat to drive said: ‘I had a guy walk in front of my car the other day to take a picture, I had to swerve so I wouldn’t hit him.’
He told The Daily Telegraph the hardest part of growing up was not knowing if he would make it to adult hood.

‘Every year I wasn’t sure if I was going to be alive for the next one; that was hard to live with,’ he said.

But recently the actor has been attracting attention for all the right reasons.

Mr Humphrey will on Thursday night debut on long-time Australian soap Neighbours, with a guest role written for him.

Mr Humphrey got his big break after appearing on a documentary shot by a New Zealand film crew that focu…

Man Waits Ten (10) Days In Chinese Airport For Online Girlfriend (Photos)

You might expect love to hurt, but for one lovesick Dutch man in China it resulted in a hospital trip for exhaustion.

Alexander Pieter Cirk, 41, recently flew from Holland to Hunan province in the hope of meeting his online girlfriend, a Chinese woman known only as Zhang.

But he ended up spending 10 days waiting at Changsha airport, after she failed to show up. And he has won little sympathy in China. Mr Cirk told Chinese media that he met Ms Zhang, 26, in an app two months ago and romance blossomed.

He decided to fly to visit her, but when he got to Hunan found no-one had come to meet him.

He refused to leave the airport for the next 10 days, and was eventually taken to hospital suffering physical exhaustion, according to reports by Hunan TV.

Ms Zhang contacted the TV channel a day after the report aired to give her side, saying that she had thought it had all been a joke.

"We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me," Ms Z…

I almost bought human parts for rituals – Gospel Artiste

Like Saul on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians before God appeared to him, so has the lifestyle of most Gospel Musicians been.

Many Gospel Artistes before being saved by Christ lived lives that went contrary to the Bible.

One of such is Samuel Kojo Bentil, a former hip pop artiste who was known on the secular scene as Sammy Homes. Kojo Bentil as he’s affectionately called, told Andy Favoured, host of Gospel 360 on Accra FM that in his pursuit for money, he was once asked by a native doctor to buy and present to him (the native doctor) human parts for rituals in order to get quick money.

When Andy Favoured asked him what happened next, the shy looking urban Gospel singer who has a new single called “Papa” explained that when he went to the said native doctor for the rituals, he (native doctor) who claimed a stronger spirit had entered his shrine, took offence, sacked him from the shrine and said that was the end of his search for quick money. He averred that life b…

Montie 3: Oye Lithur must resign - Group

A group calling itself Women of Faith and Substance (WOFAS) has called on the minister of gender and social protection, Nana Oye-Lithur, to resign, having signed a petition to pardon the Montie 3.

Oye Lithur is among a host of ministers and government appointees who have assented to a petition urging President John Mahama to pardon the jailed Montie three - Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase alias ‘Mugabe’. The trio are in jail for desecrating the Supreme Court of Ghana and will be out of jail around November 2016.

WOFAS in a statement said the gender minister should have gone to the defense of the Chief Justice Georgina Wood whose life came under threat during the radio discussion, but has rather sided with the convicted contemnors.

“What we find disappointingly heartrending is the decision of the gender minister to sign for the release of the criminals who are hell-bent to eliminate the Chief Justice off the face of the earth. It is disgusting, putting it m…

The Cake fair was a success!

The Cake Fair may probably be the most innovative event that Ghanaians have seen in recent times.

The event which was staged on the 30th of July 2016 at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, could be described as a huge success, as it exposed the never heard before Cake Businesses that have conquered the hearts of Accra.

The Roads leading to the venue were choked with heavy vehicular traffic, as many Ghanaians headed to the sweet experience. The venue was filled euphoria, as patrons walked through the various stands, in the search for the best cakes Ghana has to offer.

Yellow October Events and Voice ads (organizers of the event) hit many high notes, including the introduction of live musical performances from VGMA winner, Adomaa and the beautiful Kati G, backed by the Calabash band. This had patrons rippled in excitement throughout the day.

Speaking to a few of the vendors around 2pm, they seemed excited as patronage was high and their stock had been exhausted, due to the overwhelming turn…

I have never kissed Jeremie before – Jay Foley

Live FM’s Business Manager, Jay Foley has disclosed that his relationship with colleague Jeremie did not go beyond planting a peck on the latter’s cheeks.

He said this during an interview with Nii Kpakpo Thompson on Tonight’s Show on Visat 1.

“I have never kissed Jeremie, the farthest I went was a peck on her cheeks.

“Jeremie and I are very good friends, she understands me and knows me inside out. She is very intelligent and a great business partner,” he said.

Talking about his wife, he said; “my wife is a wonderful person, not the trouble kind, cool, off social media and doing her business in her corner.”

He however revealed that, he did not have to go through the process of organizing a party or surprise to ask of her wife’s hand in marriage.

Source: Viasat

'Juju boy' nabbed for attempted murder

A 20-year-old dancer, Charles Ashietey alias Zaga, has been detained by the Tema police for allegedly attempting to kill a junior high school OHS) student for rituals at Abonkor, a suburb of Tema Newtown in the Greater Accra Region.

The victim, Daniel Nortei, also a dancer, was said to have sustained multi­ple deep cuts in his throat, palm and abdomen as the suspect, who is believed to be his (victim's) friend, attempted to use a knife to kill him.

A search conducted in the room of the suspect by the police revealed a wooden doll, a stinking beheaded snake, eggshells and powder, which was sprinkled around the room.

Tema Regional police spokeswoman, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, who confirmed the inci­dent to Daily Guide, said that on Sun­day, July 31, 2016 at about 1:30 am after a dance rehearsals, Daniel Nortei decided to pass the night with Charles Ashietey because he was tired after the rehearsals.

According to her, at about 4:00 am, Daniel, wh…

PHOTOS: Akufo-Addo Verifies Name In Voters’ Register

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, was at the Rock of Ages polling station, Kyebi, to verify that his name is contained in the voters’ register, ahead of the conduct of the December 7, 2016 election.
In the company of the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Abuakwa South constituency, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, the NPP flagbearer was taken through the procedure of verification by the electoral officers present at the polling station.

Addressing media personnel after the exercise, the NPP flagbearer expressed his satisfaction with the “simple” process, adding that “I have one vote in the bank for myself” in this year’s presidential election.

Nana Akufo-Addo urged NPP agents at the polling station to remain vigilant during the remainder of the 21-day exercise.


US election 2016: Trump unfit to be president - Obama

President Barack Obama has said Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president, and questioned why his party still supports the New York billionaire's candidacy.

"There has to come a point at which you say: 'Enough'," Mr Obama said.

Mr Trump has been sharply criticised for attacking the parents of a fallen US solider who spoke out against him.

He has also been condemned for backing the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Mr Obama said he had had policy differences with previous Republican presidents and candidates - but added that he had never thought they could not function as president.

At last week's Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan - a Muslim whose son was killed serving in the US military in Iraq - criticised Mr Trump's plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US.

Mr Trump responded by attacking the "Gold Star" family, the term for families that have lost a relative in war. Democratic and Republican leaders as well…