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Fidelity Bank sack 190 staff

Fidelity Bank has sacked at least 190 of its staff as part of ongoing staff rationalisation and restructuring within the bank.

Inside sources have told the development, which has triggered uneasy calm within the banking institution is also due to overhead cost.
“We are also looking at streamlining things to position us as the leading bank in Ghana,” a senior official told Thursday. understands the affected staff have been duly compensated with all the needed benefits.

Fidelity Bank holds the bragging right as the 2015 Bank of the Year. The bank fended off competition from 27 other local and international banks to pick up the coveted prize two weeks ago.

It was also adjudged the Best in Corporate Social Responsibility and Best Trade Deal.
In September 2014, Fidelity Bank acquired ProCredit Savings and Loans Company to become the first local bank to acquire a foreign savings and loans outfit in the country.



Ghanaian female singer, Becca has revealed that her hips are real and not fake as suggested by some people.
The sensational songstress has on countless occasions denied that her hips are artificial. In an interview with, Becca said she is one of the people who do not believe in wearing hip pads.
“I do not…enhance my hips, they are natural and for me, it is because I eat well, exercise and take good care of my body”

Hip pad is a material used to increase the size of one’s hips. Asked whether she is a fan of yoga as a form of exercise, she answered in the affirmative.
“Yes I am a yoga person, I love yoga and the reason is simple, it is healthy.”
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, it is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

Powerful quake off north-east New Zealand coast

Residents of a small community on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island have been asked to evacuate after a severe earthquake at sea.
Civil defence authorities asked people in the Tologa Bay area to leave their homes after a 7.1 quake struck 169km (105 miles) north-east of Gisborne.
There was a potential tsunami threat but its severity was still being assessed, Radio New Zealand reported.

People in some coastal areas were told to go to higher ground, it added.
However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii tweeted that there was no tsunami threat, with only a 21cm (8in) wave measured.
The quake occurred at 04:37 local time (16:37 GMT) at a depth of 19.1 miles, US monitors say. 
Residents across North Island said they felt shaking and rattling as the quake struck but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.
In 2011, the city of Christchurch on South Island was devastated by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that left 185 people dead.

Each year more than 15,000 earthq…

Eclipse in Africa: 'Ring of Fire' eclipse wows stargazers

Stargazers in parts of Africa have been treated to a spectacular "ring of fire" in the sky as the sun was almost - but not completely - eclipsed.
An annular eclipse happens when the moon is farther away from the Earth than during a total eclipse. 
The result is a bright circle of sunshine surrounding a dark, shadowy core.
The best views were seen in Tanzania, where the event lasted about three minutes.

The eclipse could also be viewed in parts of Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, and the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. 
The moon does not move in a perfect circle around the earth - instead, its orbit is slightly elliptical. That means the distance of the moon varies between around 225,000-252,000 miles (362,000-405,555 km). 
When the moon is farther away from the earth, it appears smaller - and does not totally cover the sun's disc during a total eclipse. The result is also known as a "ring of fire" eclipse.

Dumelo turns down $10million business deal

John Dumelo is treading well in order not to be in the news for the bad reason again.

The actor does not want to engage in any deal which will besmirch his image. The actor has publicly turned down a $10 million deal offered by a supposed business tycoon.

The businesswoman whose name is only known as Orupabo Miranda made the business offer on twitter asking the actor to call her if he is interested in the deal.

“@johndumelo1 gudday JM, am Miranda by name a little biz tycoon got a business deal of 10mdollar, pls Kal me if interested. 07036262918, thanks”

Surprised John Dumelo in a short statement told the woman that “Really? Sorry not interested”.
The lady’s offer to the actor via the social media platform got many lashing her.

She asked them to keep mute since they know nothing about it because the business is legal.


I prefer dating a dark skinned guy - Mzvee

Two times BET Award nominee, Mzvee has stated that she will prefer dating or settle down with a dark skinned guy than a fair one.

She was on Delay’s Show talking about her music, feud with Kaakie and what the future had for her.

“I just don’t know, but I think I will prefer a dark skinned guy to half-co or fair.”

Watch video of interview


21-Yr-Old Girl Who Stabbed Her Boyfriend 22 Times Wins Prison Beauty Contest (PHOTOS)

21-year-old girl accused of stabbing her boyfriend 22 times and killing him after finding love messages on his phone from another lady, has been crowned Miss Langata Prison 2016.

Ruth Kamande is currently being held in remand at the prison and is facing murder charges following the death of her boyfriend Farid Ahmed over a love triangle in Buru Buru estate, Kenya in 2014. The beauty pageant which was held on Wednesday, 31st August featured performances from local acts such as Avril Nyambura. Ruth floored her 19 other contestants to win the annual beauty contest.
A Tanzanian by the name Tina Martin emerged first runners-up. Reports indicate that she is being held at the remand facility for a drug-related crime. In third place was Susan Wairimu who is in prison after participating in a robbery and murder-related crime.Mohammed (Ruth Kamande's boyfriend) sustained stab wounds on his back, stomach, chest and neck.

He died in the hospital while undergoing treatment. Ruth sus…

I'm not afraid to die - Maame Serwaa

Actress Clara Benson known on screens as Maame Serwaa has disclosed that she is not frightened about the series of death in the Creative Arts industry.

This is certainly not the best of times for the Creative Arts Industry, as there have been series of deaths in the industry.

Speaking in an interview with a Kumasi-based Agyenkwa FM on "Agyenkwa Extra" in Kumasi, Maame Serwaa disclosed that she has not compromised her faith for that matter she is not perturbed about the numerous deaths happening in the industry.

Maame Serwaa said: “Death isn’t scary – It doesn’t bother me because when your time’s up, your time’s up. Some people can’t take that.”

She further told DJ B ICE host of the show that "this death issue in the industry is not scary to me because the lord is my shepherd".


Actress Benedicta Gafah Adopts Baby Boy On Her Birthday

Actress Benedicta Gafah is celebrating her birthday today September 1 in a very touching way.

The beautiful screen goddess has gotten herself a precious gift of a cute baby boy just in time to officially become a mother on no other day than her birthday.  

Benedicta single-handedly adopted a four-month-old baby boy during her visit to King Jesus Orphanage Home in Kumasi on the eve of her birthday Wednesday, August 31  when she visited the orphanage to donate items.
Obviously excited Benedicta confirmed this with photos (below) of the memorable occasion on Instagram with the caption:  

"And he shall be named peniel,,,,I promise to love you forever and ever,,as long as God is king,,you shall never my heartbeats for you today so shall it be until I pass away,,,so help me God 🙏🙏🙏😍😚"

The actress went together with friends and family to visit the orphanage and she donated several items including  toiletries , bags of rice, various drinks, biscuits, washing …

I Didn’t Fail Reading Medical – Gyan

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has revealed that Reading Football Club wanted him to miss Ghana’s participation in next year’s African Cup of Nations.
According to him, he did not fail the medical at the Championship club as it was widely reported.
The former Sunderland striker revealed to Starr News that he was close to signing the deal at the Madjeski stadium when it was revealed that the club expected him to forfeit next year’s AFCON.
Ghana has already qualified for the biennial tournament and Gyan, if fit, is likely to lead the stars to attempt to lift the trophy in Gabon.

Gyan speaking to Starr News upon his return from the United Arab Emirates on Thursday after sealing a season-long loan deal with giants Al Ahli, said he will always choose Ghana ahead of any club.
Gyan scored a record 128 goals in 123 matches to secure a host of major honours for Al Ahli’s rivals Al Ain from 2011-15.
The 30-year-old also said fans of Al Ain are disappointed over his move to current champions …

Woman Steals During Prayers

One Fatima Seidu who was in a veil for Friday prayers at the Al-Aziz Muslim Mosque at Burma Camp, Accra has been arrested for allegedly stealing a bag containing the personal belongings of Madam Hajia Zenaibu.
Madam Zenaibu had arrived from Maryland, USA.
Fatima told the GNA, she hails from Kowokudi in Nima Accra, but people who knew him said she leaves at Sabon-Zongo near Gaskia in a suburb called Ojo in the Metropolis.
According to Hajia Zeinabu she placed her bag beside her while she was offering the Friday prayers when suddenly Fatima came to kneel behind her.

She said when she bent down her head to pray Fatima stealthily picked the red bag from the upper terrace of the mosque and vanished.
The alarm was raised in the mosque and the woman was found running into a bush behind the mosque.
A soldier who was around chased Fati and she dropped the bag in the bush and he instructed her to pick it.
The soldier collected the bag and handed her over to a Military Police woman who was on g…

Game of Thrones: Jim Broadbent to have 'significant' role

Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent will play a major part in the seventh season of epic TV fantasy Game of Thrones.
Details of Broadbent's character have not been revealed - but Entertainment Weekly quoted a spokesperson as saying he would have a "significant" role.
The versatile 67-year-old British actor won an Oscar in 2002 for Iris.

He has appeared in TV shows like War and Peace and London Spy and films including Brooklyn, Paddington and the Bridget Jones series.
Many will also know him as Hogwarts potions master Professor Horace Slughorn from the Harry Potter films.
The seven episodes in Game of Thrones' seventh season will be filmed over the winter before reaching screens next summer.
It will be the HBO drama's penultimate season. The show won a record-breaking 12 Emmy Awards in 2015 and has been nominated for a further 23 this year.
Source: BBC

I Look Fresh And Handsome After My Hunger Strike – Maurice Ampaw

Maverick Lawyer Dr. Maurice Ampaw says he’s benefited immensely from his week-long hunger strike in protest of the remission of the Montie trio.

The controversial lawyer, who claimed he survived only on coconut water during the period, says he’s looking more handsome at the end of the fasting exercise.

Soon after President John Mahama announced a remission for the jailed Montie 3 contemnors, Salifu Maase, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Gunn who were sentenced to four months imprisonment for scandalizing the Supreme Court, Dr Maurice Ampaw declared a week hunger strike in protest of the President’s move.
Speaking to Kasapa FM, the popular lawyer who ended his fast on Wednesday, August 31 stated that he’s realized he did not do himself any disservice by taking the decision to fast.

“I have ended my hunger strike successfully. I’m feeling very healthy, because once I denied myself food the poisonous substances that were contained in my body were washed away by the coconut water wh…

Oscars to be broadcast on ABC until 2028

The Academy Awards are to be broadcast on US network ABC until 2028 - adding eight years to the existing contract. 
It takes the agreement for US domestic coverage of the Oscars up to the centenary year of the awards.
ABC has already broadcast the ceremony more than 50 times - the next occasion being the 89th Academy Awards on 26 February in Hollywood.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said ABC was the "perfect partner" to "celebrate the magic of movies".
'Landmark agreement'She said: "We're honoured to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in broadcasting the most-watched live entertainment event of the year.
Academy chief executive officer Dawn Hudson said the partnership with ABC was "one of the most enduring in Hollywood", adding: "We couldn't think of a more trusted collaborator to further our mission of inspiring and connecting the world through film."
The 2016 Academy Awards pulled in its sm…

Ghana to experience partial solar eclipse today

Ghana will experience a partial solar eclipse today, Thursday, September 1 from 6:13am to 7:30am. “The sun will be about 80% obscured, similar to the Partial Solar Eclipse of November 2013,” the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute has said.
Partial Solar Eclipse happens when the moon comes between the sun and the earth. Since they don’t align perfectly in a straight line, the moon partially covers the sun’s disc. Also referred to as Annular Solar Eclipse, Thursday’s celestial occurrence will heighten within 3 minutes 6 seconds though it will last 2 hours 33 minutes. The next occurrence has been predicted to be on 26 February, 2017.

In Ghana, the occurrence will be the 164th since 1500. Dr Bernard Asabere, an Astronomer at the Institute, advised Ghanaians to view the incidence with specially designed aluminium-coated lenses as the sun will be emitting harmful rays. He said viewing the occurrence with dark glasses or polythene bags or with the naked eyes is harmful…

Even Mzvee Has Gotten A BET Nomination...Why Can't I? - Asks Gifty Osei

We all got our ambitions in life, right? Well gospel songstress Gifty Osei, popularly known as 'Empress One' has disclosed that she will be the first Ghanaian gospel act to get BET nominations.

According to the Aseda hitmaker, she believes she will get the nomination because even MzVee has gotten a BET nomination. She was on Hitz Fm and when asked about her future plans and more, she said,
“I will be the first Ghanaian gospel artiste to win the VGMAs, and I can tell you I will be the first Ghanaian act to make it to the BETs.”

“Arhh, don’t you believe me, I said I will be the first Ghanaian gospel act to make it to the BETs, even MzVee had BET nomination. I believe in the God that I’m serving and he will take me there. If you take a close look at their nominations, they want acts that can sell Ghana to the rest of the world, so I just have to work on my brand and push it to the maximum”


Gabon election: Security forces storm opposition HQ after disputed result

Gabonese security forces have stormed the headquarters of the defeated presidential candidate, Jean Ping, as unrest continues after Saturday's disputed election.
A government spokesman said the operation in the capital, Libreville, was aimed at rooting out "criminals". Mr Ping said two people had been killed in the assault on his headquarters. 
His supporters have staged protests after official results gave President Ali Bongo a narrow victory.

They have accused the government of stealing the election. 
The government has said security operations have been targeting "armed criminals" who had earlier set the parliament on fire. Mr Ping, a former Gabonese foreign minister and African Union Commission chairman, denounced the raid on his headquarters.
"They attacked around 01:00 (00:00 GMT). It is the republican guard," he said. "They were bombarding with helicopters and then they attacked on the ground."
Mr Ping, who was not in the building himse…