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Trump releases letter he says came from Putin

President-elect Donald Trump is passing along a "very nice letter" he says was sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The letter notes that serious global and regional challenges "show that the relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security in the modern world." The letter, which the Trump team describes as an unofficial translation, is dated Dec. 15.
The text was sent as an attachment to a statement from Trump's transition team Friday.
Trump said in response that Putin's "thoughts are so correct," adding, he hopes "both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path."
The exchange comes on the heels of comments by both Trump and Putin about the need to strengthen their countries' nuclear arsenals.

Wizkid, Olamide, Flavour, Falz, Kiss Daniel, Clarence Peters & More Emerge Winners At Headies 2016

The 11th edition of the prestigious Headies Awards show wrapped up a couple of minutes ago in Lagos at Eko Hotel and suites and it was quite an entertaining show as Adesua Etomi and Falz hosted for the first time.

There were so many winners tonight and we are proud of every one of them.

Check the winners below!


BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE : Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG : Bez – You Suppose Know



BEST POP SINGLE : HarrySong ft. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee – Reggae Blues

BEST R&B SINGLE : Darey – Pray For Me

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR : Young John – Mama – Kiss Daniel

BEST MUSIC VIDEO : Clarence Peters – Solider (Falz ft. Simi)


LYRICIST ON THE ROLL : Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi

HALL OF FAME : Laolu Akins

BEST RAP SINGLE : Olamide – Eyan Mayweather


Kanye West Won’t Move Ahead with European Concert Dates: ‘He Has Health Issues That Need to Be Resolved’

A month after canceling the remaining North American dates of his Saint Pablo Tour, a source close to Kanye West reveals that the rapper will not be moving forward with European shows. 
Despite reports that the overseas leg of the tour has been canceled, “It was never confirmed, never announced, hence not canceled,” the insider tells PEOPLE. 
Still, another source with knowledge of West’s business dealings says that it’s the rapper’s impulsive behavior and fluctuating moods that have made it difficult to solidify future plans of any kind. “He is mercurial,” the business source tells PEOPLE. “One minute he is here. One minute he is there. He is very very difficult to pin down. Things are changing minute to minute.”
After being released at the end of November from UCLA, where he received treatment for exhaustion and sleep deprivation, West was ordered to scale back from his many business ventures. This did not stop him from traveling to New York City last week, where he had a bri…

Donald Trump inauguration to feature Rockettes and Mormon choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Radio City Rockettes will perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, it has been announced.
The US president-elect's transition team confirmed the acts would perform at the ceremony on 20 January.
Several high-profile musicians including Elton John and Celine Dion have refused to perform at the event.
But Mr Trump has claimed many celebrities have been requesting tickets for it.
On Friday, he tweeted: "The so-called 'A' list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!"
That is seemingly a reference to the fact his democratic rival Hillary Clinton lost last month's presidential election despite having the support of many celebrities, including Katy Perry and Beyonce.
One performer who has already been booked for Mr Trump's inauguration is 16-year-old former America's Got Talent singer Jackie Evancho.
Boris Epshteyn, the communications directo…

Photos: Berlin Christmas Market terror suspect killed in shoot-out with police in Milan

Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out with police in a suburb of the Italian city of Milan on Friday. Anis, 24, killed 12 people and wounded dozens more in Monday's assault on a Christmas market, which has been claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

 Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti told a press conference in Rome that Amri had been fatally shot after firing at police who had stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3:00 am (0200 GMT).

Identity checks had established "without a shadow of doubt" that the dead man was Amri, the minister said.
Amri had been missing since escaping after Monday's attack in central Berlin. He had links to Italy, having arrived in the country from his native Tunisia in 2011.

Shortly after his arrival in Italy he was sentenced to a four-year prison term for starting a fire in a refugee centre. He was released in 2015 and made his way to Germany.

La gas explosion: Let’s pray for victims – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to pray for victims of Thursday’s gas explosion at La, near the Trade Fair Centre.
Five people have been confirmed dead in Thursday’s incident while over 20 people who got injured are receiving treatment in various hospitals across the country.
In a Facebook post Friday, the outgoing president took to his Facebook wall to console the victims. “My condolences to families of the victims of yesterday’s gas explosion; let’s continue to pray for the injured.”
Meanwhile, President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has called for strict enforcement of safety regulations and the proper siting of fuel stations across the country.
In a Facebook comment minutes after the incident, Nana Addo wrote: “I have learnt with sadness of the news of a gas explosion near the Trade Fair Centre, resulting in the loss of 6 lives, and injuries to many others.
“My deepest condolences to the families of the bereaved, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.
“It is abou…

Photos:See The lavish lifestyle of Mariam, daughter of defiant Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh

Mariam is the daughter of Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down despite losing the December 1 election. Read the post published on Facebook by Retsam Chambali. Her Instagram page is private.

"Mariam Yaya jammeh, Daughter of Thief, Pathological Liar, Murderer, Rapist, Bully, Outgoing President Yaya Jammeh. Yall can see she is about living the lavish lifestyle her dad stole from the hardworked money of Gambians. Sippin' that Vodka Absolute, rolling with 50 bucks notes and hanging in yachts and private jets. 
My little brother who is her age is back in Gambia living in fear, desperate about life and not knowing what the future holds for him. Waiting for that one person who's gonna come on my post telling me she is innocent and imma shove my phone up in your Ass."

Tiger Woods shares bizarre Christmas photo that you have to see to believe

Christmas is quickly approaching, and Tiger Woods is in the spirit of the holidays! Or, he really wanted to bleach his beard.
Woods took to Twitter on Thursday and shared an incredibly bizarre photo of him wearing a wig, hat and sunglasses to go along with his bleached beard. He was not wearing a shirt.

Xmas tradition that my kids love. Mac Daddy Santa is back! -TW — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 22, 2016"Mac Daddy Santa."

Apparently, that is a tradition in the Woods household. Tiger's back!

Woman shocked to find out her Secret Santa is Snoop Dogg

One woman from Alabama got a Christmas surprise when she found out Snoop Dogg was the one who sent her a gift as part of Reddit's Secret Santa exchange.
The woman had been participating in the exchange for three years and and knew something was different this time when she received a message from Reddit administrators saying her gift was on the way.
"That's not normally what happens," she told WHNT-TV. "Normally you get an automated message to just alert you your Secret Santa shipped your gift. So that was a little odd."

When opening the present she saw the card was signed "Snoop Dogg." The note read: "What up Erin. Merry Xmizzle to you and your fam! Even a bo$$ like you need to nick back and relax sometimes. Hope you like these goodies I chose for you. Keep ya head up and stay on your grind in 2017. Your Santa- Snoop Dogg."

She got a shirt that said Snoop Dog Millionare, Snoop Dog slippers, a drone, socks and some leaves…but Erin …

PHOTOS: Girl Talk Hangout Team Surprised Ghana’s Ex- First Lady on Her Birthday

What is a birthday without a cake? What is a surprise if it is not for the most influential woman in Ghana ever?

Girl Talk yesterday decided to surprise former first lady, Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings today at her office. The most influential woman Ghana has ever had celebrated her birthday on the 17th of this month.

The Girl Talk hangout crew presented her with a cake from Oriental Ghana, a pencil art of Her by Aeruwa Art and a neckpiece from Nhyira Afri Jewel collections and Vitamilk

She was indeed surprised as her body language suggested she wasn’t ready for a post-birthday celebration but Girl Talk always have something up their sleeves.

A birthday time is always full of positive messages to share and surely had something to tell the other November borns. Her message was “People born in November have inner-built resilience that helps them push forward when things are difficult”.

The hangout for November borns will be on 3rd December and it will be a dinner and an after pa…

Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

Egypt has suddenly delayed a vote on its UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank as Donald Trump made his opposition clear.
A US official told the BBC that it had been considering an abstention, which would have allowed the motion to pass.
Israel then contacted Donald Trump's transition team to intervene, an Israeli official told Reuters.
Egypt's resolution called for Israel to stop building new settlements, which it said breached international law.
It was to have been voted on in the UN Security Council on Thursday, but Egypt withdrew it hours before the meeting was due to start.
The United States, which holds a veto at Security Council, has traditionally sheltered Israel from condemnatory resolutions by voting them down. 
"Israelis deeply appreciate one of the great pillars of the US-Israel alliance: the willingness over many years of the United States to stand up in the UN and veto anti-Israel resolutions," said Israeli Prime Minister Be…

Photos : Sandra Ankobiah Donates To SOS Children's Home

Ghanaian Lawyer, TV Personality and Philanthropist, Sandra Ankobiah has donated various items to the SOS Children's Village in Tema.

The items range from beverages, to confectionaries, to toiletries.

Sandra who was accompanied to the facility by her mother, said the spirit of giving during Christmas encouraged her to make the donation. 
The fashion icon made a similar donation to the facility in December of 2013.

Ahead of Ghana's general on December 7, the ex-host of Fashion 101 also embarked on a nationwide civic education campaign dubbed ‘First Time Voters Project’ to educate young people who were voting for the first time as part of efforts to impact to society.

A black mother told police a white man assaulted her child. They arrested her instead.

A Fort Worth police officer has been placed on “restricted duty status” after a viral video emerged Wednesday showing the officer arresting a mother who called authorities to report that her 7-year-old son has been assaulted.
In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday, police said the department’s Internal Affairs Unit is investigating the incident, which led to the arrest of the mother, Jacqueline Craig, and her two daughters, according to video of the incident that was posted on Facebook.

Craig, 46, and her relatives are black, and the officer — who has not been named by police — is white.

The nearly 6-minute video — which shows the officer pointing his stun gun at teenagers during the controversial arrests — has been shared more than 65,000 times and racked up nearly 1 million views.
Craig was charged with resisting arrest, according to jail records obtained by the Star-Telegram.

Brea Hymond, one of Craig’s teenage daughters, was also charged with resisting arrest and interf…