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Mahama shouldn’t pardon Montie 3 – Baba Jamal

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Baba Jamal has called on President John Mahama not to pardon the infamous 'Montie 3' even though he has signed the petition book.

Following the sentencing of the three including Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, to four months in jail, after being found guilty of contempt by the Supreme Court, for threatening the lives of the judges who were presiding over a case on the credibility of the voters’ register, a petition book was opened calling on the president to pardon them.

The book was sent to the president and he subsequently forwarded it to the Council of State for advice.

But speaking on Starr Chat Wednesday, Mr. Jamal said even though he did sign the petition, upon sober reflections, he believes the president should not pardon the trio.

“Let me tell you something interesting,” he said to the sit-in host Nana Aba Anamoah. “I believe that the president shouldn’t give them the pardon…

Egypt state TV orders female hosts to lose weight

Egypt's state broadcaster has suspended eight of its female TV presenters and told them to go on a diet, sparking uproar among women's rights groups.
The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women one month to slim down before they can appear on air again with an "appropriate appearance", the Al-Yawm al-Sabi website reports. The ERTU has a female director, Safaa Hegazy, a former state TV anchor herself. 
 The announcement prompted an outcry among the affected presenters. Khadija Khattab, a host on Egypt's Channel 2, told the paper that she wants people to watch her most recent TV appearances and judge for themselves if she is really "fat", and whether she deserves to be prevented from working. Another presenter said the situation had upset their families and should have been dealt with internally.

The Women's Centre for Guidance and Legal Awareness condemned the move, saying it "violates the constitution" and i…

Ryan Lochte and James Feigen ordered to stay in Brazil

A judge in Brazil has issued an order preventing US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country after police queried their evidence in a robbery case.
Lochte, Feigen and two other members of the US swimming team said they had been robbed at gunpoint in a taxi in Rio.
But police say their account of when they arrived at the Olympic village does not square with CCTV recordings.

Local media report that Lochte left Brazil before the order was issued.
His Twitter account shows footage of him arriving back in the United States on Monday, 
Lochte is one of the most successful swimmers in history, with 12 Olympic medals and once having his own television show.
In Rio, he swam in two events, winning gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Feigen, who is still believed to be in Brazil, won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay. 'Inconsistencies'Accounts of what happened to the swimmers have been confusing from the beginning. 
Lochte first told US TV network NBC about it but Internat…

My Father Died Of Kidney Failure - Daughter Of Veteran Actor Kofi Middleton Mends (Video)

Daughter of veteran actor Kofi Middleton Mends has confirmed that her father died of kidney failure.

The veteran actor’s first child, Araba Botchwey, disclosed in an interview with Wednesday morning that that her late dad had been battling kidney disease for some time now and was on dialysis when he passed away. He had been in and out of hospital for about two years and was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Monday dawn where he passed away at 4pm that day.

The respected actor well-known for his catch phrase, “Sarah, my socks” and the television commercial for Key Soap had been off the television screens for some years now.

He is also known for his role in Grey Dawn (2015) and No Tears for Ananse (1968). The late Kofi Middleton Mends was a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and the University of Ghana. He stopped lecturing about two years ago.

Araba Botchwey said one of her fond memories of her dad was his attention to the use…

Mahama didn’t give me GHC5000 – Wayoosi

Actor Wayoosi has reacted to reports that president John Dramani Mahama donated an amount of GHC5,000 to support him when he was on his sick bed.

The Kumawood star who was discharged from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi days ago speaking on New Mercury in the Garden City disclosed that it was rather the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare who delegated some industry players to give him the amount but not the first gentleman of the land as it was reported.

“Let me clear this issue. It is not true that the president gave me GHC5,000. What happened was that, James Twumasi Ankrah and Rocksone informed Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare about my sickness.

It was the woman who brought me GHC5,000. As for president Mahama, it was Mr. Beautiful who told me that the man says he wants to help me by taking me abroad for a transplant. I didn’t hear from the man himself but Mr. Beautiful told …

It's Harassment For A Man To Stare At A Woman For 14 Seconds.

INDIA: Senior Kerala IPS officer Rishi Raj Singh has caused uproar with his comment that if a man stares at a woman for 14 seconds he can be charged with harassment. Indian social users who found the comments rather hilarious have been trolling him on twitter via the hashtag #FreedomToLive #14seconds

Singh stated this while addressing a state-level empowerment programme for students at Kochi on Sunday. He also asked the girls and women to carry knife or pepper spray in their handbags for self-defence.
"Do you carry a knife or chilly or pepper spray in your bags? if you don't the time is long overdue for you to do so," he reportedly told the participants. Martial arts is another option of self-defence for women, he added exhorting women to instantly react and inform the police if they were harassed by men.

Reacting to Rishi Raj Singh, Sports minister EP Jayarajan termed the comments as "disgusting". He even said that he would ask the minister to exam…

No Show For President John Mahama In Agona Nkwanta [Video]

The residents of Agona Nkwanta in the Western Region although got the news of the arrival of President John Mahama and his entourage, many in trying to register their displeasure towards the ailing economy failed to show up on the street to welcome the president and his entourage.
It  appears that the only cheerings that greeted President Mahama and his entire entourage were from the idle children on the streets.

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Source: Daily Guide

Nollywood Actress Allegedly Attempts Suicide After Being Jilted By Fiancé

Unable to bear a recent heartbreak, up and coming actress, Ruth Eze who has become a popular face in the Nollywood industry allegedly attempted suicide after she was jilted by her lover based in Abuja.

According to what sources told, Ruth Eze who was recently credited to have said in an interview that actress, Genevieve Nnaji, makes her wet, went visiting her man in Abuja only to discover that he has been having affair with her close friend and colleague in the entertainment industry.
"Ruth couldn't stand the pain because she had thought that her lover had forgiven her after she was slammed with lesbianism scandal. To make matters worse, they had been making plans to go pay her bride price this coming Christmas and her family members have approved the marriage. The relationship is over 4 years old.

"After she saw her friend in her fiance's arms, Ruth was stuck in her hotel room for over 24 hours. She was not picking her calls. It was late…

US election 2016: Trump overhauls campaign team again

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has overhauled his election campaign team for the second time in two months, bringing in a new manager and CEO.
Pollster Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News the CEO. Paul Manafort remains as campaign chairman.
Mr Trump told AP the new leaders were "terrific people... they're champs".

Mr Trump has seen his poll ratings slip since the party conventions last month.
He trails Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states.
'I don't want to change'The latest shake-up comes just 82 days before the election.
Although Mr Manafort stays in his job, analysts say the new appointments represent a demotion.
Speaking to Associated Press news agency about Mr Bannon and Ms Conway, Mr Trump said: "I've known both of them for a long time. They're terrific people, they're winners, they're champs, and we need to win it."

4 years not enough for any president- Mahama

President John Mahama  has promised an unassailable level of development in the country if given another term.
He told chiefs and people of Elubo in the Western Region his track record of achievement in the first four years has been impregnable and needed another term to finish the good works he has started.
Four years is not enough for any president, he stated, adding, the framers of the constitution were well aware of that and therefore gave an option for a second term for sitting presidents.
He said on the evidence of the things his government has done in the first four years, a second term is a matter of necessity.

The president officially began his 2016 campaign in the Western Region where a durbar was organised in his honour by the chiefs and people of Elubo.
Joy News' Western Region correspondent, Kwaku Owusu Peprah who followed the president, reported the whole of Elubo was drenched in the colours of the NDC when the president arrived.
He said the president was given a r…

Another Veteran Ghanaian Actor Kofi Middleton-Mends Reported Dead (Photo)

One of Ghana’s most favourite actors, Kofi Middleton-Mends according to reports has died.

The news was reported by Kasapa FM and tributes have started pouring in on social media, though it is not clear the cause of death yet.

Middleton-Mends starred in successful local and international productions.  He was known for his role in the 1968 hit,  ‘No Tears for Ananse’.

One of his most recent mainstream effort was in Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Grew Dawn, where he played the role of an ailing politician whose tax issues meant trouble for his family.


Donald Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said initial evidence suggests the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee was justified.
The killing of Sylville Smith in a predominantly African-American part of the city on Saturday led to protests. 
"We have to obey the laws or we don't have a country," Mr Trump told Fox News after visiting police in the city. He later addressed a rally there.
A string of fatal police shootings have sparked demonstrations across the US.

Protesters say the police are too ready to use lethal force against African-Americans.
In the latest incident, Mr Smith, 23, was stopped by police and then fled.
Officials said he was shot because he was carrying an illegal handgun and had refused to drop it.
"The gun was pointed at his [a police officer's] head supposedly ready to be fired," said Mr Trump, the Republican presidential candidate.
"Who can have a problem with that? That's what the narrative is. Maybe it&…

Aguero Treble As City Win 5-0 In Bucharest

Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick as Manchester City made light work of Steaua Bucharest by winning 5-0 in Romania to put one foot in the Champions League group stage.
City could even afford two penalty misses from Aguero as they cruised to victory ahead of the second leg at the Etihad on Aug. 24.
David Silva and Nolito were also on target as City, with Joe Hart again on the bench, eased to victory in the first leg of their playoff in Romania and maintained Pep Guardiola’s winning start.
City’s success would have been even more convincing had Aguero not missed twice from the spot in the opening 20 minutes at the Arena Nationala — continuing a poor European record — but ultimately that will probably not matter.

The tie looks well beyond Steaua heading into next week’s second leg in Manchester.
City flew out of the blocks in impressive fashion. And, just as against Sunderland at the weekend, the revitalised Raheem Sterling won a penalty in the opening minutes.
Muniru Sulley was the g…

Africans don’t vote on issues – Otumfuo

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu has observed that Africans do not vote on issues but rather on "nepotism and small favours".

In his view, the situation has ultimately affected the development of the continent.

Speaking at a lecture in the UK Parliament as part of a book launch, the Asante monarch said it is regrettable to admit, also, that elections in Africa are often fraught with fraud.

“Voters in Africa don’t vote on issues but on small favours and nepotism... Elections on the continent have been abused and characterized by fraud but with the social media, which provides freedom of speech,” Otumfuo said.

He noted that elections and their outcomes on the continent could be improved if the electorates take time to scrutinize the policies and programs of political parties.

The comments by the King comes on the heels of the upcoming December 7, elections in Ghana. Ghanaian elections have often been riddled with allegations of vote buying and voter-inducement.

Source: Star…