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Tamale youth attack suspected ‘witch’; 3 injured

Three Persons have been injured in Tamale following a violent clash between youth of Choggu Nmanaayili and family members of a middle-aged man accused of witchcraft.  
The clash erupted Friday afternoon after the angry youth invaded the residence of the man at Choggu to set it ablaze. 
According to Starr News sources, the suspected witch identified only as Baba, 54, after allegations of sorcery against him and two others were banished from the community by the chief. 

The two persons, the sources say, left the community but Mr. Baba refused to heed to the chief's order.  
The youth of the area could not hold their anger any longer after a resident suddenly died mysteriously.  
The death of the young man charged the youth who matched to the residence wielding weapons to administer mob justice.  
However, tenants of the house including children of the suspected witch formed a body wall preventing the angry mob to attack their prey, resulting in the clash.  
The tenants of the house returne…

Beyonce is the only celeb to make Fortune 2016 list of Most Powerful Women

This has been the year of Beyoncé. Not only did she make music history by becoming the first female artist to have 12 songs on the ­Billboard top 100 (all on her sixth album, ­Lemonade), but she also made waves in the business world too. In April she launched the ­athleisure clothing brand Ivy Park. While the venture is her first major foray outside the music world, Beyoncé is no stranger to being the boss. Back in 2007 she founded her own entertainment and management company, Parkwood Entertainment. This year Parkwood added a music label to its operations and signed its first three artists, all of whom are women. Empowering women seems to be an ongoing theme for the music mogul: In May she announced an investment in WTRMLN WTR, a ­female-founded watermelon-­water startup.
When I call her king Beyonce, some people get She actually clocked at no. 51 on the list of Fortune 50 female CEOs and business tycoons. They couldn't leave her out! Go here for the full …

Osita Iheme gets a street named after him

Some months ago, a street was named after Tuface in Richmond Estates, Lekki, Lagos courtesy Haven Homes.

This was a way of honoring the singer who is often regarded as a living Legend due to his exemplary way of life and exceptional talent.

Just like him, Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme has also being honored in Owerri as a street in Owerri has been named ‘Osita Iheme Crescent’.

The actor who seems honored with the good gesture shared the sign post that navigates to the street.

He wrote: “ALA Owerri welcomes you to Osita Iheme Crescent, Don’t Miss Road.”


Nii Arday Clegg Writes: Ghana’s Legal Education and The World of Business

When I arrived at Harvard in 2013 for my Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.), I took the further step of applying for the Corporate Law, Finance & Governance Concentration. Together with ten others, I got in. I was bent on making the best of my time at this hallowed institution. I cross-registered at the Harvard Business School to retrofit my intellectual wiring to suit the world of business.

Some of my friends, who like me were not quantitatively endowed, steered clear of courses such as Analytical Methods for Lawyers and Business Strategy for Lawyers. I took the former course in the semester in which Professor Kathryn Spier, an economist with a background in Mathematics, taught it.

As she announced on the first day of class, she was not a lawyer so quite predictably everything hinged on my worst fears – quantitative methods.

I had a torrid time in her class. My previous studies had not prepared me for that aspect of legal studies. With the selfless help of Michael Waks (the …

Zimbabwe to cut 25,000 civil service jobs

Zimbabwe's government is axing 25,000 civil service jobs in an effort to rein in government spending.
It is also cancelling annual bonus payments as part of a series of measures aimed at saving $118m (£89m) in employment costs.
In July, civil servants went on strike over delays in the payment of their salaries.
The country is going through its toughest economic situation since the hyper-inflation of 2008.

Speaking to parliament on Thursday, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said that currently the government wage bill takes up nearly 97% of the revenue it receives.
He hopes to bring that figure down to 75% by the end of next year.
The 25,000 job losses, which amount to 8% of the civil service workforce, were described in the state-owned Herald newspaper as a "bold measure" to reduce "unsustainable" spending.  Last year, Mr Chinamasa made similar proposals which were then blocked by the cabinet.
In the past few months, the government has struggled to pay civil s…

F. F. Antoh apologises for 'kill Mahama' comment

The first vice chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Fredrick Fredua Antoh, has apologised for suggesting that that President John Mahama should be killed in a firing squad fashion for seeking a second term in office.

Speaking on a Kumasi-based radio station on Thursday, the NPP firebrand said, “Acheampong embarked on massive infrastructural development, he built Kumasi Sports Stadium, Komfo Anokye Polyclinic, but when he mismanaged the economy and inflation shot up, he was overthrown.

“Do you remember what happened to him? He was shot to death. The way and manner Mahama has mismanaged the economy, if not for civilization and democracy, he should have been killed by now,” Mr Antoh stated. Government and the Christian Council have since condemned his comment.

Communication Minister, Edward Omane Boamah said in a statement “We believe elections are about counting heads and not cutting heads” and advised the NPP and all political actors to engage in progressive politicking and…

E/R: Three kids crushed to death at Oworam

Three Children have reportedly been crushed to death by a speeding vehicle at Akyem Oworam near Asamankese in the Eastern region.

The accident occurred Friday Morning.

According to an eyewitness, the driver of the speeding vehicle in an attempt to avoid running over some pedestrians who had crossed him, rammed into the children, who were standing by the roadside. Two of them died instantly while the other died on arrival at the hospital.

The driver has reported himself at the Asamakese Police Station and assisting with investigations.

The Assembly Member for the Area Samuel Amoako told Starr News the entire community has been thrown into a state of shock and mourning. He blamed the cause of the accident on the speeding vehicle.


How my lecturer slept with me and still failed me – Young lady narrates

A Facebooker user, Judith Juahla, has made a startling claim about how her lecturer at the university reneged on a promise to give her ‘A’ in an examination.

According to her, the lecturer, whom she did not name, slept with her in exchange for giving her an ‘A’ grade, but when the result came she was shocked to find out that she got an “E”.

She said when she called the lecturer to find out what had gone wrong, he said he failed her because she prevented him from ejaculating in her during their intercourse.

Stressing that what the lecturer did was “so unfair”, Judith said she felt “wasted” and that she would expose him to the public.

“He must explain whether the E is for ejaculation or what,” she said.

Reports say Judith is an electrical engineering student at the University of Nairobi while the lecturer has been identified as Dr Kiogora.

See her post below:

Lewis Hamilton spotted leaving hotel with model less than 12 hours after partying with new gf Winnie Harlow (photos)

Formula One race champion Lewis Hamilton was photographed leaving a hotel this morning with model Barbara Palvin – less than 12 hours after partying with his new girlfriend, Winnie Harlow.
Hamilton attended Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 show in New York on Wednesday with Winnie who he's been dating secretly for three months and then partied with her till 5amon thursday morning but seemed to be a 'busy' man as he was left a hotel on Friday morning with Barbara, who reportedly dated in the past. More photos after the cut.

Okyeame Kwame tops Ghana with 5 nominations at AFRIMA

The African Union Commission (AUC), organisers of the 'All Africa Music Awards', AFRIMA released the full nominees list for the scheme on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Ghana's Okyeame Kwame, known in the entertainment circles as the Best Rapper Alive makes his country proud by having nominations in five different categories.

It is worth mentioning how Okyeame has amazingly continued to inspire creative difference, maintaining an impressive mileage and winning recognition.

Below are the categories that feature him:

Best African Collaboration - Small Small ft Mzvee

Song of the Year in Africa - Small Small ft. MzVee

Best Artiste in African Contemporary

Best Male Artiste (Western Africa)

Song Writer of the Year

Other Ghanaian artistes who were also nominated into various categories include Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, EL, Bisa Kdei, Nuru, VVIP and Dark Suburb.

Public voting officially opens on Monday, September 12 and ends Saturday, November 5. The grand awards ceremony holds on…

Hajj 2016: More than a million Muslims head to Mecca

Millions of Muslims from around the world have started arriving in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of the Islamic faith that re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad from more than 1,400 years ago.
Worshippers from more than 150 countries began gathering on Friday in the city, one of the holiest sites in Islam, to prepare for the five-day pilgrimage which starts on Saturday, September 10.

A spiritual journey meant to cleanse the faithful of sin and bring them closer to God, this year's Hajj is expected to be attended by more than 1.5 million pilgrims .
To address security concerns, nearly a thousand new surveillance cameras have been installed at Mecca's Grand Mosque, which will monitor crowd numbers, and the Jamarat stoning (a symbolic stoning of the devil based on historic tradition) will be more tightly controlled than in previous years.
Also for the first time, pilgrims will be given electronic bracelets storing …

Mother who married daughter faces 10 year jail term for incest, 8 years after she married her son

Patricia Spann, 43 (left) from Oklahoma is facing jail time after she married her daughter 25-year-old Misty Spann (right) in March 2016  and police learnt she had previously married her son, Jody in 2008 but divorced him in 2010 after he filed for incest. According to Patricia she married her son to get him out of Military service.

Patricia and Misty’s relationship was discovered by the Department of Human Services during a child welfare investigation last month and according to police, Patricia Spann said she lost custody of her daughter and two sons at birth, and they were raised by their paternal grandmother.
Patricia was reunited with her daughter Misty in 2014 and after 'bonding' with her decided to marry Misty in 2016 which is considered Incest under state laws whether sex is involved or not.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of mother and daughter on Friday last week and they were both charged with incest and booked into the Stephens County Jail. Then on We…

Ranieri rules out Schlupp from Liverpool calsh

Jeffrey Schlupp will sit out of Leicester City’s crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool at Anfield, coach Claudio Ranieri has revealed.
The Italian will not risk the versatile player as the Ghana international has not recovered fully from injury.
Schlupp, sustained a slight knock prior to the start of the season and has not featured for the Foxes, who have not had the best of starts to their title defense.
Leicester opened their account with a shock 2-1 defeat at Hull City before sharing the spoils 0-0 with Arsenal. The defending champions, however, bettered Swansea 3-1 in last match.

He could retun for Wednesday’s Champions League against Club Brugge.
“Jeff [Schlupp] has started with us, the normal warm-up, and then he does something different. He is close to coming back. I don't want to risk them [against Liverpool].” Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said.

However, his compatriot, Daniel Amartey will probably be given the nod once again to feature in the tricky clash af…

Renee Zellweger 'enjoyed anonymity' during career break

Actress Renee Zellweger has revealed that she enjoyed not being recognised during the six-year career break that preceded her new Bridget Jones film.
"When you go away and you're out of people's consciousness, they stop noticing you," she told Jonathan Ross at a recording of his ITV chat show.
"It's fantastic: you order your coffee and you get a coffee and leave."

Before her starring role in Bridget Jones's Baby, the 47-year-old had not appeared on screen since 2010.
The Oscar-winning actress said she had decided to take a break "mainly [because] I just wanted to shift my focus a little bit and keep some promises that I had made to myself a long time ago".
"There are some things that I wanted to learn and see if I had aptitude for," she told Ross in an interview to be shown on Saturday. "I wanted to go back to school.
"I wanted to do things you can't really make time for when you're in the cycle of making f…

Ayitey Powers Turns Gospel Musician

Popular boxer, Ayitey Powers, is going into the record books as the first Ghanaian professional boxer to have become born again and released a 12-track gospel album.

Interestingly, Ayitey Powers says he will distribute the songs for free instead of selling the album to make money because he sees the message in the songs as a true life testimony that will make more people believe in the power of God.
The boxer confirmed the development to NEWS-ONE:

“Yes, it is true that I have come out with a gospel song. It is a full album and my team is putting together a big album launch that would shock Ghana. We want to do something great to the glory of God and in the name of love. I am still looking for money to launch the album and use it to glorify God for what he has done doe me but we believe God would make a way for us to give Him the glory.

“Many people see me today and are happy to see me but they do not know my story. It is a miracle story and I have put my story in the form of…

Fury over Facebook 'Napalm girl' censorship

Facebook has controversially removed the iconic image of a girl fleeing a Napalm attack during the Vietnam war from a post, on the grounds of nudity.
The editor of Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten said the entire post, which was about iconic war imagery, was later deleted and the account of the reporter behind it suspended.
Espen Egil Hansen has accused Mark Zuckerberg of "an abuse of power".

Facebook said it has to restrict nudity for cultural reasons.
Mr Hansen said the image of Kim Phuc, then aged nine, was removed less than 24 hours after the newspaper received a request from the firm to either take down the image or pixelate it and before it had responded.
"While we recognise that this photo is iconic, it's difficult to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others," Facebook said in a statement. 
"We try to find the right balance between enabling people to express themselves while maintaining …

Afotey Agbo’s only brother killed in car crash

The only surviving brother of Greater Accra regional minister Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has died in a ghastly accident at Ada.

Quaye, as he is known, died alongside two others in the accident Thursday night.

According to sources, Quaye drove his saloon car into a truck carrying scraps.

His wife who survived the crash is currently receiving treatment at the 37 military hospital in Accra.

This is the third time the Member of Parliament is a losing a sibling in recent times haven lost two already.

Meanwhile, the minister is currently in the United States, according to family source.


Swimmer Ryan Lochte punished by US Olympic committee

US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Rio Olympics, according to US sports authorities.
As part of the penalty, Lochte will forfeit bonus money from the Games and will not be allowed access to United States Olympic Committee (USOC) training centres. He will also not receive his monthly funding from USOC and USA Swimming.
The 32-year-old, who won gold in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay in Rio, will miss next year's national championships and will therefore not be eligible for the world championships in July. He must perform 20 hours of community service and will miss Team USA's post-Olympics trip to the White House.

The USOC gives a $25,000 bonus to Olympic gold-medal winners, and USA Swimming has awarded a $75,000 gold-medal bonus at past Olympics.
Lochte admitted he "over-exaggerated" a tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint after a part y during the Oly…

Nadia Buari pretty in Gold

The actress and mother of two looked pretty in this Gold ensemble!

Toronto 2016: Magnificent Seven diversity 'not a statement', says director

The director of the remake of western The Magnificent Seven says he wasn't trying to make a statement with the film's diverse casting. 
The film, starring Denzel Washington, opened the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night. 
Speaking before the film's world premiere, director Antoine Fuqua said: "I just wanted to see Denzel Washington on a horse. 
"Everyone else fell in place around that idea." 
Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke also star in Fuqua's retelling of John Sturges' 1960 western classic. 
Vincent D'Onofrio, South Korean star Byung-Hun Lee, Mexico's Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Native American actor Martin Sensmeier make up the rest of the septet  Asked about the film's casting in the light of the current debate in Hollywood about diversity, Fuqua said: "It wasn't to make a statement. We don't talk about it because you guys [the media] talk about it.

"My idea was: Denzel Washington walks into a room and th…

Serena Williams out of US Open with shock loss to Karolina Pliskova

For the second straight year, Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh US Open title halted in the semifinals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova on Friday (NZ time) that also ended her long reign as world number one.
A year ago, Williams went into the semifinals on the cusp of a rare calendar-year grand slam but was the victim of one of the biggest upsets in tennis history when Roberta Vinci, a 300-to-1 longshot, prevailed.
This year it was Czech 10th seed Pliskova, who until this week had never played beyond the third round of a grand slam, delivering the upset as she swept Williams off an Arthur Ashe Stadium court she claims as her own in one hour, 26 minutes.

"I don't believe it. Actually, I do believe it," Pliskova said in a courtside interview. "I always knew I have a chance to beat anybody if I'm playing my game.
Karolina played great today. I think if she had played any less, then maybe I would have had a chance," Williams said. 

Kevin-Prince Boateng Admits Mistakes With Germany

Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted wrongdoings while playing for Germany at youth level.

The Berlin-born represented Germany youth teams before switching allegiance to play for Ghana national team, coincidentally lining up for the Black Stars against a German side featuring his younger brother Jerome at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
In 2007, Boateng reportedly fell out with then Germany U21 coach Dieter Eilts for breaking camp rules at the Toulon Tournament in France.

“Playing for Germany was a bit difficult for me,” Boateng told El Larguero.

“My personality was different, I was a little wrong.

“Germany are a little harder and Ghana a bit more open.”

“It was a unique emotion [playing against Germany] for the first time in 2010. You are playing against your blood [Jerome].”

Boateng also spoke about his decision to join Las Palmas

“Why not? I had two or three opportunities as well,” he said.

“[I chose Las Palmas because] first, I had never played in Spain a…

A-Plus Is A Drug Addict – Kofi Adams

Campaign Coordinator of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams claims controversial hiplife musician Kwame Asare Obeng known in showbiz as A-Plus is a 'drug addict'.

He claimed the musician who has been critical of the Mahama-led administration does not compose any 'sensible' song appealing to the ear because he "sniffs cocaine".

“NDC does not have time for A-Plus, someone who uses heroine and sniffs cocaine cannot be taken serious” he stated on Asempa FM Thursday.

The satiric hipelife musician has incurred the wrath of members of the ruling party after releasing his new political song ‘ABEN B3 BOM’.

In the song which has gone viral on social media, A-Plus cited the unbridled corruption and looting of state funds by government appointees, A Plus in the song urged Ghanaians to show the NDC the exist in the December 7 polls.

He also named several NDC members including Kofi Adams who are now billionaires and building mansions overnight…

Calvin Harris covers GQ British magazine for the men of the year edition

DJ, singer and Taylor Swift's ex boyfriend, Calvin Harris covered and featured on British GQ for the men of the year edition. He was also awarded GQ for my Man Of The Year award some days ago. More photos after the cut...

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid banned from signing new players for two years, fined £278k and £696k respectively

FIFA has suspended Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from signing new players from now till January 2018 following irregularities in the signing of minors.
The two clubs went to a FIFA court to contest the ban handed to them for not properly signing players under the age of 18 earlier this year, but in a new statement released today, the world's football governing body say both clubs have been suspended from making transfers for the next two years and have been fined £278,000 and £696,000 respectively.

The FIFA statement reads:

“The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeals lodged by Spanish clubs Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid and to confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors. “As such, both clubs are to serve a transfer ban that prevents them from registering any players at national and international level for the next two complete and cons…

French policeman stabbed during gas canister car arrest

A policeman in France has been stabbed during an operation to arrest three women in connection with a car found with gas canisters near Paris' famous Notre Dame cathedral last Sunday.
Police opened fire after the stabbing in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, south-east of Paris, wounding one of the women.
Officials said the suspects were "radicalised" and appeared to have been preparing an immediate attack.

In November, 130 people died in Paris in attacks by so-called Islamic State.
A state of emergency has been in place in France since then. 
The Peugeot 607 was found early on Sunday on the Quai de Montebello, just metres from the cathedral which attracts millions of tourists every year. 
The car had its hazard warning lights flashing and no number plates, police said Documents with writing in Arabic were also found in the car, police said.  One of the canisters, on the front passenger seat, was empty, and there were no detonating devices inside.

A man on the terrorism watch list was …