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Be Inspired by Annie~Joy: Doing The Worse To Get To The Top

Everyone wants to be recognized in his or her society. Some of our predecessor did the worse to get to the top so now everyone  thinks it's right to do same to reach there. We are living in a society whereby some people got known by insulting one leader in the state. Some got known by posing half naked pictures on the social media.
Some got known by having some relationship to do with the producers, the lecturers ,the managers etc to get pushed. Forgetting there are records made about every individual's action in the society. You may not know how but there is. Today, some of them have gotten to the top they imagine themselves to be with the higher social prestige which they want to call on for respect. Whom are you demanding the respect from? Because the records you made to gain that status you are having today is not appealing.
Some of them are at the top yielding for respect but the truth of the matter is; they can't have it due to the pattern they took to r…

Mahama criticises Donald Trump over travel ban issue

Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticized US President, Donald Trump over a travel ban issued last Friday describing it as regrettable. Mr Mahama in a tweet urged African leaders gathered at the ongoing AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to address the development which has left many people stranded across the world.
The immediate-past Chairman of ECOWAS tweeted: "The @POTUS travel ban is regrettable. The ongoing AU summit must address this development". 
Mr Mahama also congratulated Ghanaian, Ambassador Kwasi Quartey on his election as Vice Chairman of the AU.
There is confusion across the USA over the implementation of the ban, which blocked some valid visa holders from entering and detained many people who had legal status and green cards. 
The ban prevents citizens from seven Muslim countries; Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somali, Sudan and Syria from entering the United States for 90 days. It also places a moratorium on refugees entering the country for a…

Emmanuel Adebayor: Istanbul Basaksehir sign striker on 18-month deal

Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month contract for an undisclosed fee. 
The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker, 32, had been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.
He represented Togo at at the African Cup of Nations earlier this month, but they failed to qualify for the knockout stages, finishing bottom of Group C.
Istanbul Basaksehir are currently second in the Super Lig table.
"He was one of the players on our transfer short list," said director Mustafa Erogut.
"He returned with a positive report and we then contacted Adebayor. The player is impressed by the club's project and the president's vision so it is clear to us that the club and the player will contribute to each other."

Man follows bride and groom as they walk down the aisle during Brazilian wedding…then pulls out a gun & starts shooting at guests

A couple's wedding day is expected to be the happiest day of their lives, but that was not so for a couple in Brazil whose wedding was disrupted by a gun-toting, trigger-happy intruder.

Hardly had the bride and groom walked down the aisle to stand in front of the altar when the man, who marched in behind the couple, lifted his t-shirt, brought out a gun and began shooting.
Guests and the couple scattered in different directions while some guests were brought down by the bullet.

Umberto Ferreira dos Santos, known by his nickname Betinho, opened fire at guests at the ceremony inside a church in Limoeiro de Anadia.

He was plotting to take out a father and son in a revenge attack over the death of his own boy, it was claimed.
62-year-old man Cícero Barbosa da Silva, and his 37-year-old son, Edmilson Bezerra da Silva, who were supposed to stand in as witnesses at the wedding were both shot. They were rushed to the hospital and have reportedly been stabilised. The gunman fled af…

Nick Gordon Slammed for Posting Bobbi Kristina Brown Pics

Naa Ashorkor ranked most influential presenter on air

Ghanaian radio cum TV superstar Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku has expressed gratitude toward her fans for helping her turn into the most compelling identity via web-based networking media in Ghana.
Naa Ashorkor is without a doubt, a standout amongst the most persuasive identities on Social Media, as she instructs the young day by day on their social life. And furthermore her delicate voice and wonderful tunes on the wireless transmissions makes her value tuning in to.

The energized moderator took to her Instagram page to value her fans for helping her accomplish such an incredible deed.

"We're in the news today, so I'm told I'm the most persuasive on air identity via web-based networking media in Ghana!!!!! Yaaaaayyyyyy. #doingMyHappyDance I'd jump at the chance to thank all of you to such an extent. I owe [this] to you," she said.

#Trending Lol, A Kenyan man claims Akufo-Addo is Trump's half brother

Okay, you've probably guessed it. This isn't Donald Trump's Kenyan half-brother.
But that hasn't stopped the internet having a good laugh at this man's uncannily Trump-esque locks. When the photo was shared on American comedian and radio host Ricky Smiley's Facebook page back in January, hundreds joined in on the comments, and thousands more shared the post.

And that's not the only comedy meme. Another makes the claim that the man in the photo is one 'Nyirongo Trump' of Malawi.

But who is the man in the memes? Well, we've had a dig round and we've deduced his identity. Are you ready?
It is in fact Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo.
A reverse image search on the meme led Trending to the original - unphotoshopped image - where he is seen greeting a celebrity supporter of his New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ghanaian actor Kofi Adu.
So how many have picked up on the man's true identity?
On the original Rickey Smiley show Facebook post, out o…

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh Welcome Triplets

Pharrell Williamshas three new reasons to be “Happy.” The singer and wife Helen Lasichanh welcomed triplets in early January, Williams’ rep confirmed to Vanity Fair, . 
No details on the sex or names of the babies have been released.
Williams and Lasichanh, who wed in October 2013, are already parents to 8-year-old son Rocket Ayer.
The duo broke the news that they were expecting again in September 2016 when Lasichanh, 36, showed off her baby bump at a Chanel-hosted dinner to celebrate their new fragrance N°5 L’EAU. However, they did not share that three new additions would be joining their family.
Lasichanh, a model and designer, and Williams, 43, were together for years before tying the knot.
“It’s awesome,” the Voice coach previously told Savannah Guthrie of his relationship with Lasichanh. “The bestie thing is awesome. Every night is like a sleepover.”
In a sit-down interview with Oprah in 2014, Williams explained the meaning behind his first child’s name.
“In the same way the In…

GFA imposes $2,500 fine on Brimah over insulting comments

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) held a meeting on Tuesday morning, to examine comments made by goalkeeper Razak Brimah on social media.
The meeting was necessitated by the unfortunate words used by Brimah which management finds unacceptable.
We have also received a written apology from Brimah over the comments which we have considered in reaching a decision.
Management determined that Brimah's comments on social media were in violation of Article 6(1)& (2) of the Black Stars Code of Conduct which provides as follows:
1) During the periods of camping all members of the Delegation, particularly players are forbidden to engage in any discussions, and/or any form of communication with player agents, scouts, journalists and all other unauthorized personnel except with the express permission of the Head Coach or Leader of Delegation.
2) Any player who violates Clause 1 of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 In pursuance thereof, the GFA has d…

Arnold Schwarzenegger says immigration ban ‘makes us look stupid’

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest high-profile celebrity to strongly criticize Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“I think the real problem is that it was vetted badly,” the actor told Extra. “If they would run this by the Justice Department and Homeland Security and had the lawyers really study and focus on it and give it some time to do it the right way… I know what he’s trying to accomplish — his fear about people coming in from other places, causing harm to the country. There is another way to going about it to do it the right way and accomplish all of the goals. I think they were hasty with it.”

Schwarzenegger himself is an immigrant who came to the U.S. from his native Austria nearly 50 years ago.
“To go and ban people who have a green card, that means that the United States of America has given you permission to work here permanently and you are on the way to permanent citizenship,” he contin…

I don’t owe “evil” Mahama any apology – Otiko Djaba

Gender Minister Nominee, Otiko Afisa Djaba has refused to withdraw her comments made against the former President John Dramani Mahama ahead of the 2016 elections.
Speaking during her vetting at Parliament House in Accra, Otiko Djaba said she owes the former President no apology for her comments. Queried by some of the Minority members on the panel for describing the former president as “wicked, evil and someone with a heart of the devil,” Afisa Djaba said  she spoke out of conviction and would not apologize or withdraw her comments.
Speaking as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Women’s Organizer, Otiko Afisa Djaba appealed to her kinsmen, Gonjas to change their voting pattern on December 7 by rejecting President John Dramani and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She is also reported to have told  rally in Tamale that President Mahama has outlived his usefulness and that does not deserve a second term in office. “The President is my brother and I spoke fro…

Brazil's former richest man Eike Batista sent to prison

Former Brazilian oil and mining tycoon Eike Batista has been transferred to a high security prison in Rio de Janeiro after being arrested on arrival from New York. 
Once Brazil's richest man, he has been accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure contracts with Rio's state government.
Mr Batista has denied any wrongdoing.
He has promised to help the authorities in their efforts to tackle corruption which he says is widespread in Brazil. 
Before boarding the plane and turning himself in to police, Mr Batista said he was returning to Brazil to clear his name.
"I'm at the disposal of the courts," he told O Globo newspaper in New York. "As a Brazilian, I am doing my duty."
Under Brazilian law, Mr Batista would have been sent to a special prison wing if he had a university degree. 
But as he dropped out before finishing his engineering degree in Germany, he will be serving time in an ordinary cell with six other inmates at the Bangu penitentia…

Akwasi Frimpong becomes first Ghanaian to qualify for World Championships in skeleton

Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana has met the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) qualification requirements for the World Championships skeleton event, which will be hosted in Königsee, Germany from Feb. 21-26, 2017. 
New to the sport, Frimpong has been having a great start this season, and is currently ranked 103 out of 153 sliders in the world. With less than a year’s experience on a sled, he is solidly competing with athletes who have three to 10 years’ experience.
Frimpong’s ultimate goal is to represent Ghana in the skeleton event for the first time at the 2022 Winter Olympics. He’s began his journey by writing history as Ghana’s very first athlete to qualify for the IBSF World Championships.
In just a few short months, Frimpong has raced on major North American ice tracks — Calgary, Whistler, Lake Placid and Park City. According to the sliding coaches that have worked with Frimpong so far, Frimpong is an advanced learner, coachable and a potential for the 202…

Stonebwoy Kicks Of Campus Tour With Ashesi University On February 2

Under the subject "Utilizing innovative industry to impact change", Stonebwoy commences his "Stonebwoy Campus Tour" this Thursday, February 2 with Ashesi University. 
The 2015 BET "Best African Act" Winner's grounds visit is relied upon to clear crosswise over different universities in Ghana. Beginning with this grounds visit, understudies at Ashesi University will get a decent excite on the night as Stonebwoy gets nearer to his fans at schools this year.
"We need to assemble a more grounded bond with the schools and get nearer to them. Days prior we were in his school, Tema Methodist High School to make a few gifts and all that is a piece of our drives this year. This year doesn't search dull for us by any stretch of the imagination, we will be exceptionally bustling all over", Sidi Mohammed, Stonebwoy's Manager implied.

Stonebwoy is tipped to have another extremely bustling year this 2017 with arranged engagements. Among them would …

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General After She Defies Him on Immigration Ban

U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations.
Yates said late on Monday that the Justice Department would not defend in court Trump's directive that put a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Yates said she did not believe defending the order would be "consistent with this institution's solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
Hours later, she was fired. The White House said Yates "has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States" and portrayed her actions as political.
Trump has argued tougher vet…

Ghana Tourism Authority shuts down illegal hostels in Eastern Region

The Ghana Tourism Authority in the Eastern region on Monday commenced an exercise to shut down unapproved student hostels and hotels in the region.
Some fifteen hostels in Koforidua and a hotel at Akropong-Akuapem are expected to be shut down by close of the exercise on Tuesday.
The facilities are operating without license from  the Ghana Tourism Authority contrary to the Tourism Act of 2011 (Act 817) hence the closures.
The hostels shut down today  included  Vine Yard, Lincoln Universal ,Mr.Doe,Sir Joe  and Elite hostels .
Others expected to be closed down on Tuesday are Solo ,Helluyah, Rising Bell, Madiba,Front line, Hostel 99, Stella , Central ,Pacesetters  and Supreme Hostel all located in Koforidua.
The private hostels provide accommodation for students mostly from the Koforidua Technical University, augmenting the accommodation stress in the Institution due to inadequate public student hostels . This means that students may struggle to have hostel accommodation when school …