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BREAKING: Gambia's Jammeh 'to quit and leave', says Adama Barrow

Adama Barrow made the announcement on Twitter, after hours of talks aimed at persuading Mr Jammeh to recognise the result of the presidential election.
West African nations have deployed troops in The Gambia threatening to drive him out of office by force.
Mr Barrow has been in neighbouring Senegal for days. He was sworn in in the Gambian embassy there on Thursday. His legitimacy as president has been recognised internationally, after he won last month's elections.
See tweets below..... I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today. #NewGambia — Adama Barrow (@adama_barrow) January 20, 2017

FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.
We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.
Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another - but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a…

Duncan Williams leads prayers at Donald Trump's inauguration service

A photo tweeted by Vice President elect Mike Pence shows Duncan Williams praying as the incoming president and vice president bowed in prayer. Mr Pence tweeted: "We begin this historic and humbling day as we do every day, with a moment of reflection and prayer."
The preacher quoted the tweet and said: "Honored to have led the new US administration in a prayer session ahead of @realDonaldTrump's inauguration. Praise God!

Duncan Williams is the presiding archbishop and general overseer of Action Chapel International, one of Accra’s largest charismatic churches.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence along with their spouses attended the St John’s Church in the hours of January 20, 2017.
The pair will be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol by the Chief Justice of the United States of America.
Other dignitaries attending the inauguration ceremony include Bill and Hilary Clinton, George and Laura Bush and Jimmy Carter.

Photos: This Might Be the Most Powerful Red Dress Michelle Obama's Ever Worn

Though we hadn't any doubts about Michelle Obama's Inauguration day look, we were excited, as always, to recognize the meaning behind it. Michelle joined Barack in welcoming Donald and Melania Trump to the White House wearing a red fit-and-flare design with a soft brushstroke print and a thin black belt. She swept up her hair to reveal diamond stud earrings, and slipped into suede pumps.
Michelle's outfit was nothing if not sophisticated, but it was when she stood by Melania, the new first lady in blue, that we recognized the former FLOTUS's style note. Joined by their husbands, Michelle and Melania were wearing the colors of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively. It is interesting to call out that Michelle opted for red, and Melania blue, perhaps suggesting that when it comes to representing a united nation, it can be useful to consider all sides of the story, no matter where you stand. See more photos below.......

Ghanaian Innovator Shortlisted For Top Award

A Ghanaian technology innovator and product of Vodafone’s, “Mobile for Good", initiative, has been shortlisted for the UK Royal Academy of Engineering Award.

Sesinam Dagadu’s nomination, as one of Africa’s future technology pioneers, comes on the back of his new product, “CodeRed”, an offshoot of SnooCode, which is designed for the ambulance service to reduce emergency response times. The CodeRed software helps ambulances navigate dense urban areas to deliver emergency help to Ghanaians.

While affluent areas have well-established addressing systems, challenges remain in the informal settlements. CodeRed divides regions by simple codes using numbers and letters, and maps out areas to make them easier to navigate.

The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering in the world.

Sesinam joins a list of 15 other shortlisted innovators across Af…

Katy Perry says she’s sleeping through Trump’s inauguration

Katy Perry isn't looking to rise on inauguration day. The pop star — who was an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter — declared that she was "sleeping in" for Donald Trump's inauguration as the next president of the United States before she would embark on the Women's March on Saturday. 
"Sleeping in," she tweeted early Friday morning, followed by, "Then, I'm marching. #WomensMarch."
Perry, 32, was one of Clinton's biggest star supporters throughout the election and the "Rise" singer openly voiced how devastated she became once learning Trump had won the election.

The California girl released a self-produced PSA earlier this week that questioned if Trump's xenophobic rhetoric was a sign that history is repeating itself.

The video featured the tagline, "Don't normalize hate."

When it was announced that she would be one of the high-profile stars joining the Women's March in Washington, she tweeted, &quo…

"I am going nowhere" Yayha Jammeh says in reaction to Adama Barrow's swearing in

Yahya Jammeh has adamantly refused to step down as the president of the Gambia, even after the swearing-in of his successor, Adama Barrow. Gambia's information minister, Sidie Njie, informed BBC that Yahyah Jammeh has no intention of leaving office. Umaru Fofana, a BBC journalist revealed this in a tweet
"Just interviewed #Gambia's information minister Sidie Njie. He says President Jammeh is going nowhere. #BBCAfrica." Fofana tweeted.

Yahyeh Jammeh who wielded power for 22 years and enjoyed the support of top officials of The Gambia has been deserted by most, including by The Gambia's army chief, Ousman Badjie, who was seen celebrating Adama's swearing in yesterday. Jammeh's Vice , Isatou Njie Saidy, together with the majority of his cabinet members, has also resigned. In spite of these and of the pressure from ECOWAS and the African Union, Jammeh has remained adamant.

It is also rumored that his wife and children have also deserted him and fled…

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Video:Kenya’s richest singer who has five children with different men cries for a husband

Kenyan singer, Akothee who is reportedly one of the richest female artistes in her country is desperately in need of a husband. She already has five adorable children from past relationships.

Out of frustration, the extravagant singer who is tired of messing around with toy boys, shared a video on her IG page, telling her 401 thousand followers that she is dying of loneliness and needs a husband...
She said 'Yes , I  seriously need a husband not a toy boy, please choose someone for me loneliness is also killing me.'

  More the video below. Yes , I need a husband not a toy boy , please choose someone for me 😢 loneliness is also killing me 😢😢😢 A video posted by Akothee Kenya (@akotheekenya) on Jan 19, 2017 at 2:37am PST

Celine Dion to Perform New Song for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Remake

Celine Dion will perform an original song for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."
The song, titled "How Does A Moment Last Forever," is written by Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer who wrote all the songs from the original "Beauty and the Beast" with the late Howard Ashman, Disney announced on Thursday.

The song will be featured in the end credits of the film. Dion was also featured in the end credits of the original film, as she performed a duet of the movie's famous ballad with Peabo Bryson. Dion and Bryson's version won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and three Grammys.

"Being a part of the original 'Beauty and the Beast' was such a magical experience in my life," said Dion in the announcement. "And I'm truly honored to be a part of this film again."
"Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song," says Mitchell Leib, pr…

Meet the new Gambian President, Adama Barrow and his two wives

President Adama Barrow who was sworn into office yesterday, is pictured above with his two wives just after his inauguration in Senegal. Awwww Lovely family.....

Facebook's Zuckerberg sues hundreds of Hawaiians to force property sales to him

Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to compel them to sell the billionaire small plots of land they own that lie within a 700-acre property that Zuckerberg purchased on the island of Kauai two years ago for $100 million.
Zuckberberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits in a Kauai court on Dec. 30 requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder, which would allow him to make his secluded beach-front land on the island's north shore even more private, according the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper.

Currently, owners of the lands, which have been in their families for generations, have the rights to travel across Zuckerberg's property to get to their own lands. Their lands make up slightly more than eight acres.

Many of the defendants in the suits by the social media mogul are living, but some are dead. The defendants may hold just a tiny fraction of ownership in the parc…

Quote of the Day!!! Be Inspired

Quote of the day!! "Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world.... if you do so, you are insulting yourself." By Bill Gates. Be motivated.

Photo: Ghana culture: Chief wears 400-year-old regalia to Asantehemaa’s funeral

Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, the reigning Akwamuhene was in Manhyia on Wednesday as part of the funeral rites for the late Asantehemaa. According to reports, his regalia on the day was 400 years old.
According to oral tradition, the Akwamuhene played an important role in the life of the King Osei Tutu of Asante.
He protected him from the Denkyiras and when he was called to take over the Kwaaman stool Nana Ansa Sasraku, provided him with 300 Asafomen from Akwamu to guide him to Kwaaman.
When Nana Osei Tutu arrived, he gave all the men to Kwaaman Asafohene and they became citizens of Asafo and that won the Kumase Asafohene the title Akwamuhene of Kumase.

Osafo Maafo, Ofori-Atta Others Face Tough Day At Vetting Today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will Friday vet four of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Ministerial nominees.

Senior Minister Designate Yaw Osafo Maafo, National Security Minister Designate, Albert Kan Dapaah, Finance Minister Designate Ken Ofori Atta, and Defence Minister Designate Dominic Nitiwul will be appearing before the committee today, Friday, January 20, 2017. 
The Minority has vowed to grill the ministerial nominees, promising that the process would be different from the usual rubber-stamping that has characterised the process in the past.

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, says the Minority will uphold the Constitution by conducting a thorough background check of the nominees to ensure that all of them meet the basic requirement spelt out in the country's laws for ministers of state.

He said his colleagues would explore issues such as the “moral turpitude, fraud” among the appointees.

The four ministerial appointees will open the Parliamentary process that is …

Photos: Melania Trump's stunning dress to the Trump pre-inauguration dinner

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump on Thursday night attended a black tie pre-inauguration dinner. The soon to be First Lady of the United States of America looked stunning in a glittering, gold gown that molded her banging body.

At the dinner , Trump spoke excitedly about his inauguration which will take place today. Between thank yous to his most trusted staff and some cheap shots at Hillary Clinton, he spoke ahead to Friday's swearing in ceremony, joking that if it rains as predicted, at least people will know that his hair is real.

'It may rain, it may not rain. I don't care. It doesn't matter. If it really pours that's OK because people will realize it's my real hair. It might be a mess but they're gonna see it's my real hair,' he said.

 Other people at the dinner apart from his family members were Caitlyn Jenner and other republicans.

Nominations for 2016 Ghana’s Most Influential awards open

Organisers of Ghanas Most Influential Awards (GMI), an annual platform to celebrate summit 100 most influential Ghanaian personalities, are calling in credit to the general public to continue nominating their favourites.

The nominations which were opened back December last year is to set aside the general public to accept names of individuals who have influenced them approvingly in 2016. The attributed awards ceremony is avowed to be held considering in this year.

The Head of Trade and Marketing for Global Media Alliance Broadcast Company (GMABC), Ms Naomi Nelson, said, the 7th edition of the GMI would be a complimentary campaigning of how Ghanaians appreciate and celebrate the to your liking works of individuals in the country.

We taking subsequently more in valuably affecting organization through its programs and trial, consequently the opening of this awards as a platform to bow to and celebrate people who have had an obvious impact in bureau, she stated.

Commenting a propos the order …

BoG to issue new GH¢5 notes in March

New banknotes in five-cedi denominations will be unveiled in March by the Bank of Ghana, according to the Second Deputy Governor, Dr. Johnson Asiama.

The note will have auxiliary durable security features which can be easily identified by the public as quickly as introduce count internationally plenty security features which are hurting to be adjoining to aid the blind and visually challenged in identifying the banknotes, he said at the 4th Edition of the AB & David Crystal Ball Africa 2017 in Accra.

Dr. Asiama along with declared that the accumulation banknote will be valid hurting as proficiently as a collectors item.

The decision to matter a count banknote according to Dr. Asiama is to climax Bank of Ghanas 60th anniversary in August 2017.

You will recall [that] on a decade ago, the Bank of Ghana very praised its golden jubilee considering than currency exhibitions and road shows across the country. Once anew, on the 4th of March 2017, we shall be celebrating the 60th Anniversary o…

Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' to U.S. on eve of Trump inauguration

US officials have confirmed that notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the US to face life in a US prison, on drug trafficking and smuggling charges in the country. The Mexican government made the announcement on Thursday. The leader of the Sinaloa cartel was facing two extradition requests - one from California and another from Texas for smuggling vast amounts of drugs into the country. Last year he was moved to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, which is across the border from El Paso in Texas, but authorities at the time denied the transfer was a precursor to extradition. The decision to extradite Mr. Guzmán was an about-face for the Mexican government, which once claimed that he would serve his long sentence in Mexico first.   The extradition of "El Chapo"Guzman to the United States brings to an end one of the most notorious drug lord sagas of modern times. Believed to have amassed a billion dollar fortune through the ill…

Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. 
Mr Jammeh has been given until noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed regional forces.
Troops have been told to halt their advance until the deadline passes.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) is acting in support of Adama Barrow, who was sworn in as the new Gambian president on Thursday.
His legitimacy as president, after winning last month's election, has been recognised internationally.
Last-ditch mediation talks, led by Guinea's President Alpha Conde, are due on Friday morning.
Chairman of the Ecowas commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, said that if the meeting with Mr Conde proved unsuccessful, militarily action would follow. 
"If by midday, he [Mr Jammeh] doesn't agree to leave The Gambia under the banner of President Conde, we really will intervene militarily," he said.
Ecowas said that …