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VIDEO: Sonnie Badu And Wife In Beautiful Duet

Singer Sonnie Badu today celebrates two years of marriage to wife Annie. And while she partners him as spouse, she also contributes to his projects.

She can be heard on his fifth and latest project Soundz of Africa, for instance.
Watch a lovely footage of them performing “Still you reign” below.


Prof. Cephas Omenyo Elected New Moderator of Presby Church of Ghana

Reverend Professor Cephas Narh Omenyo, the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana, has been today elected the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presby Church.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana at its 16th General Assembly at the Ramseyer Training Center, Abetifi-Kwahu on has elected a new Moderator to steer the affairs of the Church.

Rev. Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo replaces Rev. Prof Emmanuel Martey.

Rev. Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo is currently the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana.

He is a Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions with extensive experience in teaching, research and administration.

ECG staff threaten nationwide blackout over Concession moves

Workers of the Electricity of Company are threatening a nationwide blackout on Friday as part of their protest against moves by government to privatise the company.

The workers who have begun a daily 3-hour boycott at the various ECG offices across the country are resolute not to allow government give out the company on a 25-year concession arrangement.

Speaking to Starr News' Lambert Atsivor on day one of their protest, the Volta regional chairman of the ECG Senior Staff Association, Stephen Norvixoxo, said the workers have resolved to plunge the entire country into a blackout on Friday, should the government go ahead to launch the intended concession policy on Thursday.

According him, the planned outage is to get the general public support their cause since the move by government will be detrimental to the country.

“We understand the government will be launching the private sector participation tomorrow and if they go ahead, then Friday we will put off the entire cou…

Nollywood's Funke Akindele turns 40 years today

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele better known as Jenifa is a year older today and she has been basking in that euphoria.

"Thank you Lord for another year on earth. It's been you oh Lord! Thank you for making me a force to reckon with. You alone are worthy of all the praises. Happy Birthday to me", she wrote on Instagram.

Just so you know more about her.

Funke became famous after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need To Know.

She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent secondary school student.

The sitcom ran for 4 years, 1998 to 2001.

Funke studied mass communication in the former Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
The talented actress is also a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

Funke was married to Kenny Almaroof Oloyede between May 2012 and July 2013.

Their courtship, marriage and subsequent divorce were not devoid of controversy.

Funke’s mum is a medical doc…

I kissed Bisa Kdei but.... - Becca

Popular songstress, Becca has denied kissing fellow musician Bisa Kdei on the lips in a circulating video on social media and some news platforms.

The video shows the two hugging closely in a dark environment, but the songstress has denied kissing the reigning highlife Artiste of the year on the lips, as being suspected in the video, where the two were closely seen together.

The ‘African Woman’ hitmaker speaking to DJ Reuben on Drive Time on Luv FM advised people who doubt her to brighten the video for the truth.

“I keep asking people that did they see me kissing him in the video, I have never kissed him in my life. I hadn’t seen Bisa in my life, I hadn’t seen Bisa for eight months and actually that they everybody else if you look in that video was around," she explained.

It is being rumored the two are in a love affair, with social media flooded with photographs of the two together at public events, with some publications claiming the two are secretly married.

The two have…

Scores dead as quake hits near Umbria in central Italy

At least 73 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, destroying dozens of villages.
Immacolata Postiglione, head of the emergency department of the country's civil projection unit, announced the updated death toll at a press conference in Rome on Wendesday as rescue efforts continued in the mountain villages devastated by the quake.
The first confirmed victims of the earthquake were an elderly couple whose home collapsed at Pescara del Tronto in the Marche region to the east of the epicentre, national broadcaster Rai and other media outlets reported.

Many others were trapped, feared dead, in their collapsed houses near the epicentre.
The US Geological Survey said it was a 6.2 magnitude quake that hit near the town of Norcia, in the region of Umbria, at 3:36am local time (01:36 GMT).
The earthquake caused buildings to collapse and sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets of numerous towns and cities.
The mayor of the small town of Amatrice repor…

Nana Addo Is A Dictator, Don’t Vote For Him – Mahama Tells Supporters

President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians not to risk voting a divided New Patriotic Party (NPP) presided over by a dictator into office.
Addressing party supporters at Bimbilla in the Northern Region during a campaign tour, the president said NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has failed to unite his party and should therefore not be voted for in the December elections.
The “NPP is not ready for power; it will be a very dangerous thing to hand over power to a party that is not ready,” he told the cheering crowd.
The president was playing on disciplinary action taken by the National Executive Committee (NEC) the NPP which upheld recommendations of the party’s disciplinary committee to suspend three national officers for stated misbehavior.

Two of the suspended officials – Paul Afoko and Sammy Crabbe – National Chairman and 2nd Vice-Chairman respectively, unsuccessfully challenged their suspensions in court.
In both cases, the Human Rights Division of the High Court held that the pro…

Starr FM’s Naa Ashorkor bows out as Malaika host

Starr FM’s mid-morning show host, Naa Ashorkor, bows out as host of Miss Malaika.

Past queen and TV personality Berla Mundi will take over the driving seat.

In an interview with, the ebullient presenter who has hosted the pageant for eight years, said it has been an amazing and great experience hosting the beauty pageant.

“Miss Malaika has been a part of me and will always be, but there comes a time in the life of a person to explore other opportunities.

"Miss Malaika has built me with rich experience in my career path like no other, I couldn’t have asked for more, I believe I have made a mark with the Malaika brand and it's time to explore other opportunities,” Naa Ashorkor stated.

Naa Ashorkor further explained: “Malaika is a family that has taught me great lessons, being a big sister to the Malaika ladies was awesome and we have been in constant touch. Although I’m bowing out as a host, the relationship is not over, I will be the fitness coach for …

N Korea 'fires' submarine-launched ballistic missile

North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of missile launches by Pyongyang in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
The missile was test-fired at around 530am (08:30 GMT) on Wednesday near the coastal city of Sinpo, where satellite imagery shows a submarine base is located, an official at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, said the projectile reached Japan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) - an area of control designated by countries to help maintain air security.
The launch comes two days after South Korea and the US began annual military exercises that North Korea condemned as a preparation for invasion, and has threatened retaliation.
China's Xinhua news agency said the launch could be seen as a response to the drills, calling the exercises "a dangerous game."
North Korea has becom…

Ex-President Kufuor Is A Sensible Person - Prez Mahama

President John Mahama has commended former President John Agyekum Kufuor for his comment that four years is not enough for presidents to achieve their target.

Addressing voters as part of his campaign tour of the Northern Region, President Mahama said four years is simply not enough for any government to achieve their campaign promises.

Speaking in Twi language, he made a passionate appeal to voters in Kpandai, Bimbilla and Wulensi in the Northern Region to renew his mandate for four more years.

He has argued that in view of the global race for development, a Ghanaian president needs time to implement his programmes and also plan the economy.
President Mahama said four years is simply not enough for a president to finish all the work at transforming the nation, so the Constitution recommends four more years after the expiration of the first term. He said then the president steps down after the second term for another person to take over.

'Former President Kufour is a sen…

Obinim followers mass up at Nima Police Station

The arrest of controversial Ghanaian pastor Bishop Daniel Obinim by the police for allegedly defrauding someone to the tune of GH¢11.6 million Tuesday has angered his followers.
Numbering over a hundred, the members of God’s Way International Church have vowed to sleep at the Nima Police Station where he has been detained.
Even though the police have denied the request of the followers, Joy News can confirm the number is growing by the minute.

“Almost every single follower is placing a call to another follower,” Joy News’ Latif Iddrisu reported after visiting the police station. “The numbers will grow by tomorrow morning,” he said.
Earlier in the day he was moved from the Tema Regional Police Command to the CID Headquarters. Bishop Obinim has made headlines when he flogged two church members whom he described as his children for allegedly fornicating and attempting an abortion.
Public pressure was mounted on the police to arrest him for abuse and disrespecting the rights of the two…

Akufo-Addo Hails Outgoing Presby Moderator Martey

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has described the outgoing Moderator of the Presby Church Professor Emmanuel Martey as a “remarkable man who has given contemporary meaning to the concept of a true Presbyterian: fearless, hardworking and passionate about the pursuit of justice.”

Describing the entire period in office of reverend Martey as “a most refreshing time,” Nana Akufo-Addo noted that “there has certainly not been one boring moment during his tenure as Moderator, as he has rendered service to the Church, to Ghana and to mankind.”
According to him, “we, who are politicians, might not always have been comfortable with some of his pronouncements (and as the Moderator knows, I have firsthand experience of that!); but I suspect Professor Martey would not consider it his duty to put any politician in a comfort zone.”

He continued, “It is not his style, and it is fair to say he has kept his eyes firmly on his primary goal of protect…

UK woman stabbed to death at Australian backpackers' hostel

A 21-year-old British woman has died after she was attacked with a knife in front of 30 people at an Australian backpackers' hostel.
A 30-year-old British man was also severely injured in the attack, near Townsville, in Queensland.
Police are investigating whether the alleged attacker, who has been arrested, was motivated by extremism.
It is alleged the 29-year-old French suspect used the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" during the attack.
The stabbing took place at Shelley's Backpackers in Home Hill - a small town which is popular among travellers looking to do agricultural work, such as fruit picking. 
It is located about 100km south-east of the city of Townsville.

The injured man remains in Townsville Base Hospital in a critical condition. A dog was also killed in the attack and a 46-year-old local man sustained minor injuries.
Motive unclear
Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the suspect was a visitor to Australia who had been in the count…