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Tiger Woods' net worth estimated at $740 million

It looks like Forbes has delved deep into the financials of the famous, offering up its initial list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities.
To nobody’s surprise, Tiger Woods made the cut and is the highest-ranking golfer on the list. But you might be a bit taken aback by just how significant a billing Woods received amongst this group.

As Forbes detailed in the unveiling of its maiden list, Woods comes in at No. 7 among America’s Wealthiest Celebrities with an estimated net worth of $740 million.

That puts him in company with Diddy ($750 million) and Dr. Dre ($710 million). Woods also registers as the second-highest athlete on the list, only trailing Michael Jordan’s $1.2 billion valuation.

OK, none of this is too shocking. Woods did net roughly $100 million annually (combining on-course winnings and sponsorship dollars) in his heyday, but things have slowed down significantly since his 2009 scandal and he “only” captured $45 million in 2016. So it is a pleasant surprise for ma…

Berlin attack: Anis Amri's nephew and two more arrested

Tunisia has arrested the nephew of Anis Amri, the Berlin attack suspect, and two others linked to him, according to the North African nation's interior ministry.
The three suspects - aged between 18 and 27 - were arrested in a police raid on Friday in the central province of Kairouan, where Amri's home town is located, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Amri's nephew has confessed to Tunisian authorities that he had been in contact with his uncle via Telegram, a messaging service, and that Amri had asked him to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, the statement said.
The nephew has also said that Amri sent him money by post to enable him to travel to Germany, where the Berlin attack suspect was living at the time.
At least 12 people were killed when a truck drove into a Christmas market in the German capital on Monday.
Claims of incompetence 

Amri was killed in Italy's Milan on Friday following a Europe-wide manhunt, prompting accusa…

Anas exposes Highway Patrol Police officer!

Fresh investigations by the New Crusading Guide has revealed that some police officers have resorted to using highway patrol duties for their personal benefit, intimidating civilians at will, flexing their guns and threatening to beat up and kill those who question their authority.

In a series of ongoing exposes by this newspaper and its readers, we begin with the story of police officer Justice Nunekpe of the Ghana Police service.

Over the course of two weeks, this police officer has been observed mounting random checks and stopping cars between Nsawam and Anyinam on the main Accra to Kumasi road.

In a day, police officer Justice Nunukpe together with some colleagues park their police car at over seven points within the short stretch to intimidate, extort money or abuse drivers and road users who question their authority. Brandishing AK 47 assault rifles and dressed in helmets and heavy police gear, these officers do not just check cars, they end up assaulting some passe…

Mahama Appoints New Auditor-General

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Mr Daniel Domelovo as the new Auditor-General.

A letter sighted by, signed by the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, said the appointed took effect from 23rd December, 2016.

The letter said Mr Domelovo had to confirm his acceptance of the appointment by Wednesday, 28th December, 2016.
His Excellency the President, John Dramani Mahama, acting in consultation with the Council of State, accordance with Article 70 of the 1992 Constitution, has appointed you as Auditor-General with effect from 23rd December, 2016.”

“Until the approval of the Report of the Prof. Boandoh Committee on Emoluments, the salary and allowances payable to the facilities and privileges available to you shall be indicated in the Prof. Ewurama Addy Committee Report”

“The provisions of the Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution relating to the removal of from Office of a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature Shall apply to you.

Mr Domelovo’s appointme…

PHOTOS: Kaakie launches debut album, ‘KaakitUp’

Kaakie has  finally released her debut album ‘Kaakit Up’ with a ceremony held at Urbano Hotel on Thursday.
The launch was graced graced by DJ Killer Fingers ( Y FM), Nokus ( Y FM), Ms Lailah Crystal Banda ( General Manager, Empire Entertainment), Samini, Stonebwoy, Dr Pounds, Kofi Kinaata, Ras Kuuku, and Ebony among others.
The event was hosted by Trigmatic (Y FM) and Doreen Avio (Hitz FM/Joy News).
Signed to ace sound engineer JMJ’s Xtra Large Music, the musician, who has been in he industry since 2012, is popular for songs such as Too MuchRonaldo, and Obolo bolo.
Born Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey, she first came to public attention for her participation in Charter House’s Starts Of The Future singing contest.

See photos after the cut, courtesy

Obama personally authorized US abstention from UN vote on Israeli settlements

President Barack Obama personally directed Friday that the U.S. abstain from a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, seeing the escalation of settlement building as an increasing threat to the viability of a two-state solution to the region's problems.

Ahead of the expected vote, Obama, who is vacationing with his family in Hawaii, convened a discussion Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other top national security officials.

The vote was postponed, but U.S. officials continued to monitor discussions over the Egyptian-authored resolution until Friday. Obama spoke with national security adviser Susan Rice on Friday to issue his final decision.

President-elect Donald Trump's intervention in the discussions, which included a conversation with Egypt's president Thursday that preceded the delay in the planned vote, did not affect Obama's calculations, deputy national security adviser Ben R…

Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress suffers heart attack

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack during a flight, her brother says.
Fisher, 60, went into cardiac arrest minutes before the end of the London to LA flight.
Passengers attempted to revive her with CPR and she was taken to hospital when the plane landed after midday local time (20:00 GMT), the TMZ website said.
Her brother Todd said she was in intensive care in Los Angeles.
"If everyone could just pray for her that would be good," he told Entertainment Tonight. "The doctors are doing their thing and we don't want to bug them. We are waiting by patiently."
Fisher had been on tour promoting her latest book, The Princess Diarist.
The heart attack happened about 15 minutes before the plane landed in LA, celebrity news website TMZ reported. A medic who was travelling on the plane administered CPR. 
Paramedics then spent a further 15 minutes administering more CPR to Fisher before gett…