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Full List of ministers designate under Nana Addo's government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released his last batch of ministerial appointees to serve in his government.

President Akufo-Addo named 11 nominees on Thursday, bringing the number of appointees to 36.
Here are the full list of ministers designate under President Nana Addo's goverment.
1. Senior minister: YAW OSAFO MARFO
2. Minister for national security : ALBERT KAN DAPAAH
3. Trade minister : ALAN KYEREMATENG
4. Finance minister: KEN OFORI ATTA
5. Agricultural minister: DR OWUSU AFRYIE AKOTO
6. Energy minister: BOAKYE- AGYARKO
7. Defence Minister: DOMINIC NITIWUL
8. Interior minister: AMBROSE DERRY
9. Foreign Affairs  minister: SHIRLEY AYORKOR BOTCHWAY
10. Attorney General: GLORIA AKUFO
11. Local govt Minister: HAJIA ALIMA MAHAMA
12. Education ministry: DR. MATTHEW OPOKU PREMPEH
13. Health Minister: KWAKU AGYEMAN MANU
14. Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation - Dr Anthony Osei Akoto
15. Minister for Regional Re-organisation - Hon. Dan Kwaku Botwe
16. Minister for Environment, Science, …

Madagascar FA head Ahmad to vie for Caf presidency

Ahmad Ahmad, the head of Madagascar's FA, says he will challenge long-standing Confederation of African Football (Caf) ruler Issa Hayatou in March's presidential elections. 
Ahmad, a member of the Caf Executive Committee, is currently in his third period of office with Madagascar. Hayatou, who has ruled the African game since 1988, is seeking an eighth term. 
The 70-year-old was re-elected unopposed during the last Caf presidential elections in 2013. 
The Cameroonian had previously stated this term would be his last until a change of regulations altered his stance. 
In 2015, Caf voted to change the statutes which previously stopped officials serving past the age of 70. This paved the way for Hayatou, who turned 70 last year, to stand in the election.
Ahmad has told the BBC that his candidacy has been accepted by Caf, although the African football body has yet to confirm this. 
The elections will take place in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa as the organisation celebrates its 60…

Trump barred reporters from examining stacks of folders at press conference

President-elect Donald Trump harshly speaking Wednesday wouldn't acknowledge reporters to see piles of documents displayed at his press conference, which he and lawyers said detailed his plans to disentangle himself from his matter.

"These papers are just some of the many documents I've signed turning on extremity of obdurate and quantity aspiration to my sons," Trump said during his press conference, standing closely a table stacked behind manila folders.

"They are not going to discuss [the demonstration] bearing in mind than me," Trump said of his sons. "Again, I don't have to make a attain of this. They'as well as than hint to not going to discuss it once me.
Update: The Trump team did not allow the press to see the contents of the folders. Photo by Noah Gray/CNN — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 11, 2017 CNN reported that the press was not allowed to find the maintenance for a closer see at the documents. The Asso…

Paris officials charge first suspect in Kardashian heist

French authorities have filed the first charges against a suspect in the armed jewelry heist of Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutors' office said Thursday.

Preliminary charges of armed robbery in an organized gang, kidnapping and criminal relationship were filed against a 63-year-antique suspect, which the prosecutors' office named only as Yunice A.
Prosecutors also requested the suspect's continued detention.

Robbers are believed to have motivated their habit into the private apartment where Kardashian West was staying during Paris Fashion Week in October, tied up the realism TV star and stolen on extremity of $10 million worth of jewelry.

Earlier, French authorities released three men and a girl who were along in the company of 17 suspects detained Monday. Ten suspects,  nine men and one girl  remained in custody Thursday.

They included Gary Madar, 27, the brother of Kardashian West's Paris chauffeur.

Madar worked for the joined car benefits company as his chauffeur…

Meet the new coolest 13-year-old in the game, Que9

13-year-old Que9 invites you to his exciting “Pep Rally” in Detroit in the latest visual from his Epidemic EP.
Quarrion Phillips is already making a SPLASH united to his supplementary hit. Thousands of fans have posted to Instagram and Facebook their footnote of the 13-year-antique rappers dance, sparked by what is invading the social media manner as #QueSplashChallenge.

Going by the theater pronounce Que 9, the BMB performer first performed Splash at his 2016 Easter Party in Detroit, Michigan to on top of 200 children. It was there he challenged the audience to obtain the dance and promised that EVERY flexibility would profit posted and hes kept satisfying once insinuation to his word. Ques Instagram timeline became flooded gone fun renditions and unique interpretations incorporating everything from cartoons, trampolines and stickers to the Mona Lisa!

In 2015 he dropped a video for his 2 Fresh 2 Fly single in 2015. Hes performed all on top of the country building his adherent base and d…

Kenyan boy Kelvin Muriuki goes to school in helicopter

A poor 14-year-antiquated boy in Kenya has been flown to moot in a helicopter after express force veterans offered to find the allocation for his supplementary education.

Kelvin Muriuki was pinnacle of his class in 2016, but poverty upset him to go and facilitate in a quarry, his associates said.

The Kenya Air Force Veteran Officers Association plus stepped in to pay his scholastic fees and to manage to pay for him a helicopter ride to his adjunct educational.

Kelvin's dreams are now minister to almost track - he says he wants to become a pilot.

Many children regularly slip out of studious in Kenya because of poverty.

The membership said it would pay Kelvin's annual speculative impinge on on of $530 (430) until he completes his subsidiary education in 2020.

He arrived at his add-on university in the central Kenyan town of Karicheni after a helicopter ride of just just about 20 minutes from his previous arts school, reports the BBC's Abdinoor Aden from the capital,Nairobi.


Idris Elba sells Valentine date for charity

Luther actor Idris Elba has put himself up for auction as a Valentine's date to raise money for charity.
In an online video, he offers bidders a "romantic evening" involving cocktails, food and "whatever your heart desires".
"I'll let you pound my yams," the 44-year-old star continues before downing a glass of champagne. Proceeds will go to WE (Women Everywhere) Can Lead, a charity organisation "working to empower and educate girls throughout Africa".
Hotel included
The winner will join Elba for "a candlelit meal at one of his favourite restaurants".
Flights and accommodation at a four-star hotel are included, according to the actor's page on the Omaze website.
Interested parties have until 14 February to make a bid.
Elba also voiced Shere Khan in last year's hugely successful Jungle Book film as well as producing and starring in Beasts of No Nation (2015). 
He is also set to star in The Dark Tower later this year, a fantas…

Akufo-Addo sacks all MMDCEs

All Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) across the country have been told by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to vacate their posts and step down from to their Coordinating Directors.

The directive was contained in a letter which avowed: By virtue of article 243 (3)(b) of the constitution of the republic, H.E the president of the republic has revoked the succession of all MMDCEs along in the middle of immediate effect. In this regard all MMDCEs are directed to hand subsequent to again their relevant duties to MMDCEs for subsidiary insinuation.

The letter as well as noted that subsidiary MMDCEs would be announced soon.

The commercial follows recent pressures mounted nearly the order of the MMDCEs who were appointed by the previous perspective to depart office behind the investiture of Nana Akufo-Addo as president upon January 7.

Source: classfmonline

See Duchess Kate's latest style tribute to Princess Diana

When it comes to style, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, never seems to disappoint! Whether it's her pleasurable gowns for fancy affairs or more casual attire for royal duties, the former Kate Middleton definitely knows a business or two more or less dressing for any occasion.
When she recently stepped out in a cobalt blue coat paired when a beautiful black clutch for a visit to the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families to chat just about parenting, we couldn't along plus but have a moment of fashion deja vu.
With her latest outfit choice, perhaps the duchess, who turned 35 on Monday, took a style nod from Princess Diana. In fact, the late Princess of Wales once wore a very similar coat-and-clutch pairing at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

And in 1990 at the Sovereign's Parade, she also sported the same royally beautiful color pairing.

This isn't the first time Catherine has followed in Diana's footsteps when it comes to style.

With both ladie…

Thanks for your support – Funny Face tells fans

Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng better known in showbiz circles as Funny Face has express gratitude to his fans for supporting him build the Funny Face image.

The comedian of ‘Cow and Chicken’ fame and “uncle” to many children said “Thank you all Funny Face fans; another milestone has been achieved ... Through God and together with fans you've built the Funny Face brand with over 600,000 followers on twitter (@funnyfacegh), over 504,000 followers on Instagram (@therealfunnyface) and over 1,354,000 followers on my Facebook page (Funny Face). More great things coming up... Love you all.... #MrHappiness” he wrote on his Facebook page.

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Stevie Wonder serenades Michelle Obama on TV

Stevie Wonder has sung to US First Lady Michelle Obama, changing the words to two of his songs in tribute to her as she prepares to leave the W6hite House. Mrs Obama made her last late-night TV appearance as first lady on Jimmy Fallon's NBC show on Wednesday.
She has said Wonder is her favourite singer, and he was brought on to serenade her on Fallon's Tonight Show.
He sang Isn't She Lovely and My Cherie Amour, changing the words to "My Michelle Amour".
He also changed other lyrics in the song, with "How I wish that you were mine" becoming "You'll always be first lady in our life".
Mrs Obama has been in the White House with her husband Barack for eight years. Incoming President Donald Trump will be inaugurated on 20 January.
Wonder began his appearance on The Tonight Show by saying: "I love you, Michelle," before launching into Isn't She Lovely, during which he changed the chorus at one point to: "Michelle is lovely.&q…

Jealous boyfriend, 40, stabs girlfriend to death

A 40-year-old man is in the grips of the Assin Fosu police for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death at Assin Juaso in the Central region.
Agya Owusu is said to have been angered by a visit by the lady’s former boyfriend to their home.
The jealous man who did not take kindly to the visit, suspecting some kind of amorous affair between the two,  stabbed the lady leading to her death after she was rushed to the Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu.
Reports say the three, the suspect, victim and the former boyfriend shared a drink upon his visit at a nearby drinking spot before he committed the heinous crime.
According to eyewitnesses, he stabbed the victim after she had gone to see off her ex-boyfriend. The two were cohabiting even though they are not married.
The Police have taken charge of the incident.

Source: starrfmonline

Akufo-Addo’s 3rd Ministerial List Out

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released the third batch of ministerial nominees to serve in his government.
The list of 10 nominees adds up to the previously announced 25 appointees bringing the number of nominees to 35.
The President explained during the announcement Thursday that the nominees who would be heading the new ministries would be working from the Office of the Presidency.
According to him, the new ministries would be depending on the budget earmarked for the Office of the Presidency to conduct their operations. 
The nominees include:
(a) Mavis Koomson as Special Development Initiatives Minister-designate
(b) Isaac Kwame Asiamah  as Sports Minister-designate
(c) Elizabeth Afoley Kotey – a Member of Parliament (MP) for a fishing community as Fishery and Aqua-culture Minister-designate
(d) Kyei Mensah as Government Business Minister-designate
(e) Professor Gyan Baffuor  as Planning Minister-designate
(g) Kofi Dzamesi as Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister-designate

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Angelina Jolie rents a second Malibu home for $35k a month

Two is better than one! Angelina Jolie, who already has one Malibu, Calif., luxury home, has rented a second palatial home just down a road.
Us Weekly said the new rental is secluded and goes for $35,000 a month! The 5,097-square-foot second home has six bedrooms and five bathrooms along with a pool, tennis court, guest house and private beach, Us says, adding that it's only a mile from the current home that she rents, which has 4,400 square feet.

"The kids go back and forth between the two houses, and she also has nannies and staff that stay at both," a source told the mag. "The kids have been utilizing the pools at both houses when the weather is nice, and the second house has a tennis court where they can skateboard and play ball. Angelina spends most of her time at the first house, but she likes to have options and be able to move everyone around."
Just prior to her split with Brad Pitt, she rented a five-bedroom home that includes a media room, in-…

Kumasi residents warned to stay indoors for Asantehemaa's funeral

The Asanteman Council has announced arrangements for funeral rites of the tardy queen mom of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Apem II but a rebuke issued is causing a disturb in Kumasi.

Residents in the Ashanti regional capital have been told to stay indoors concerning Thursday, Jan 19 from 8 p.m to Friday, January 20, 4 a.m to enable the confirmed authorities to performance the indispensable rites in giving the tardy queen a befitting burial around her journey to the 'village'

According to Manhyia Palace, the burial and good funeral rites of Nana Afia Kobi Serwa Ampem II, mother of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who passed in November 2016 at age 111 would go along subsequent to to area from January 16 -19.

She was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queen mom of the Asante Kingdom let further to on 1695 after the late Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977.

She saying the reign of the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II as Asantehene who reigned from 1970 to 1999.

The usual authoritie…

Lifestyle: HR Today: A highly engaged workplace culture: Essential Elements

You guys know I’m a long-time volunteer leader with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM.) One of the volunteer roles I held was chair of the HR Florida Conference. The conference theme during my year as chair was “The Art of Human Resources.” After reading the third and final study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos, it looks like there’s a little science to HR as well.
As a reminder, the last study focused on who owns culture. The short answer: we all do, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out the data. In this study, respondents identified the 25 essential elements of an engaged company culture. Because owning culture and the elements of it are two very different things.
There are five major areas in company culture: relationships, leadership, compensation, work, and learning. There’s a lot more information in this report so be sure to take a look at the complete findings. Here are some interesting results to note: HR professionals claim their organization…

Prophet rapes girl, dupes father in Central Region

A 26-year-pass-fashioned self-styled prophet, Michael Apah, is in the grips of the Assin Fosu police for raping a 25-year-early woman (proclamation withheld).

The prophet is plus alleged to have duped the womans father who is a pastor of a church at Assin Fosu in the Central region.

Apah is said to have told the pastor that some evil forces were energetic nearby his church necessitating a form of spiritual cleansing in order for the church to experience intensification.

Again, he is said to have demanded a whopping quantity from the pastor to pay for the said spiritual cleansing.

According to reports, Apah new claimed that the pastors daughter was along with below spiritual forcefulness, requiring deliverance. In exorcising the computer graphics from the lady, he was alleged to have raped and impregnated her.

Apah is hence set to be arraigned in the back court in the coming days.

DSP Daniel Dartteh, the Assin Fosu district police commander declared the incident to Starr News Central region …

GES Lauds Vodafone’s Annual Girls’ Camp Initiative

The Ghana Education Service has expressed recognition to Vodafone Ghana Foundation and British Council for its annual mentorship camp programme aimed at encouraging juvenile girls nationwide to pursue their career goals to the enormously depth.
Speaking concerning how the three-morning mentorship programme will sponsorship concern the career of the privileged 300 girls, Director of Girls Education Unit at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Catherine Nutsugah Mikado said:
The Girls Camp will trigger and sponsorship these 300 brilliant girls to pursue complex education, reducing student dropout rates in deprived communities especially, and press on girl child involvement in formal education and career touch to the front.

The District Director says the second annual camp meeting has paved showing off for girls to be empowered around topics gone career opportunities, self-assessment, truthful attitudes to learning, personal hygiene, networking, surrounded by others; extra that the girls sho…

Drake drops $100K on necklace for Jennifer Lopez: Report

Rapper, Drake who is rumoured to be dating, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, bought a $100,000 platinum and diamond Tiffany Victoria necklace for her. According to E! News he gave the jewelry to her as a gift on New Year's Eve. But Drake is known to buy expensive gifts for his women.
He Bought Rihanna a Billboard: Put her name on it ahead of the 2016 MTV VMAs, during which the singer was presented the Video Vanguard Award. He surprised RihRih with a billboard, which read, "Congratulations to Rihanna from Drake and Everyone at OVO."
Jennifer Lopez later shared a photo of it, writing, "When he extra," with a heart and a trophy emoji. 

Prez Akufo-Addo’s 2nd Ministerial List Out

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  has released another list of ministers expected to serve in his government.
The list has 12 minister-designates updating a 13-name list released yesterday. There were now 25 ministers named with a promised third batch expected by Friday.
A notable feature is the creation of two new ministries – The Ministry of Regional Re-organisation which will be headed by Okere MP, Dan Kwaku Botwe.
Akufo-Addo has also created a Ministry of Railways Development to be headed by Joe Nana Ghartey, a former Second Deputy Speaker and a former Attorney-General under Kufuor.
Other new portofolio is the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Akoto Osei.
He has also severed the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to re-align it into Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. The re-aligned ministry is to be headed by Joseph Kofi Adda, MP for Navrongo Central. He was a former minister under the previous NPP government.
Below are the Ministers-designa…

No decorum! "No, I will not give you a question, you are fake' Trump fires at CNN reporter, CNN replies

This is what happened at Trump's press conference today. He lost his cool with a CNN reporter, refusing to answer his question and calling CNN terrible and fake. Read CNN's reply after the cut.
"CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos. The Trump team knows this. They are using BuzzFeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations. 
We are fully confident in our reporting. It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week. 
We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations. Given that members of the Trump transi…