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Airtel Ghana Renews Joins The World To Commemorate Safer Internet Day

Airtel, Ghana’s leading company for Corporate Social Responsibility joined the international community to mark Safer Internet Day on 7th February – the day commemorated around the world every year to make the internet a safer and better place for all.
Airtel marked the day with an employee-led session at La Wireless Cluster of Schools where the company’s’ Digital and CSR Managers, Nathacia Pappoe and Maame Dufie Cudjoe respectively engaged pupils on safe internet use highlighting red flags and actions young people can take when they encounter inappropriate content on the internet.

Demonstrating Airtel Ghana’s commitment to the cause, the duo announced a month long sensitization campaign to promote a safe, responsible and positive use of the internet for young people.

Speaking on the day, Hannah Agbozo, Director for Legal and Corporate Affairs, Airtel Ghana said “As the industry leader in data and digital innovation, we are committed to promoting the safe and responsible use…

(Photo) Didier Drogba Pays Nana Addo A Surprise Visit

A few minutes ago, the Chelsea Legend, Didier Drogba, paid me a surprise visit at the Presidency - Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo/facebook

Source: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo/facebook

Man buried with $55,000 to bribe God

A Ugandan civil servant instructed his wife to bury him with a cash amount of 200 million Ugandan shillings (equivalent to $55,000). The money was meant to redeem his soul before God.
The 52-year-old Charles Obong until his death was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service for a decade (2006 – 2016).
His son-in-law confirmed that his will stated that his wife should deposit a huge amount of money in his coffin.
The money was to be given to God on the Day of Judgement as an offertory so that his sins could be forgiven.
Even though the exact sin was not stated, he asked his brother and sister to ensure that his wife does as he instructed.
Uganda’s Daily Monitor news portal reported that he died after a protracted illness and was buried in his ancestral home in the northern Lira district of the country.
The portal added that the metallic coffin he was buried in cost 20 million shillings ($5500).
His Will was however ‘violated’ over the weekend after his remains were exh…

Prez Akufo-Addo To Deliver State of the Nation Address On Feb. 21

President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, deliver his first State of the Nation address as President of Ghana.
This will be on the floor of parliament in accordance with article Article 67 of the Constitution.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in a letter addressed to the speaker of Parliament, notified the house of his intention to deliver the address in the next two weeks.
“Pursuant to and as required by article 67 of the constitution, I wish to notify you that I intend to deliver a message on the state of the nation on February 21, 2017. Please accept Mr Speaker, the assurance of my highest esteem and best wishes,” excerpts of Akufo-Addo’s letter read.
The President’s address is expected to present an outlook of the state of the various sectors of the country’s economy as inherited from the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government led by John Mahama.
President Nana Akufo-Addo will also be expected to outline his vision for the development of the cou…

(Video) South African MPs fight in parliament as President Zuma watches

On Thursday, February 10, 2017, a brawl broke out at the South Africa's parliament as guards exchanged punches with opposition lawmakers for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in Cape Town.

In the video, the fight broke out after Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered the main opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ejected after their leader Julius Malema called Zuma 'rotten to the core'.

The security official in white shirts forcibly ejected about 25 members of the main opposition party before peace was finally restored at the parliament.
 Watch the video below.... 

Annie~Joy writes: Nowhere Cool But We Fan To Make It Cool. Be Inspired!!!

Everyone is complaining. Everyone is mourning. Everyone is crying within that life is too difficult. Which we all agree but some cry too loud. Saying his or her own is worse. Dearie, if you don't visit someone's farm you think you have the large harvest.

Someone's condition or situation is much worse than yours but the person keeps mute. You live in a compound house and sometimes eat just twice a day and you cry out that loud. Have you considered the one who have been accused and sentenced to life imprisonment and his or her movement is restricted? Have you also considered the one who sleeps on street with no home?

Let me share a story with you. I have this friend, at the age of five, he lost his mother and lost his right leg through a car accident. For that reason, he’s got one leg now. Yet he doesn't complain for one to know his pains. He is full of Life and keep hoping. As I talk to you, he is pursuing a program which at the end of the day, he will becom…

Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 bln, take 3.5 years to build - internal report

President Donald Trump's "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
The report's estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The report is expected to be presented to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly in coming days, although the administration will not necessarily take actions it recommends.
The plan lays out what it would take to seal the border in three phases of construction of fences and walls covering just over 1,250 miles (2,000 km) by the end of 2020.
With 654 miles (1,046 km) of the border already fortified, the new construction would extend almost the l…

Ghana@60 celebration to cost GHC20m

President Akufo-Addo has revealed it will cost the country GHC20 million  to organize the impending Ghana@60 celebrations.
Government is however relying on corporate bodies and philanthropists to raise the  amount.
The President  who announced this during the unveiling of the the Ghana at 60 celebration logo Thursday, emphasized that the celebration will not be funded by the national purse.
“I hoping that individual Ghanaians, Ghanaian private sector and Corporate Ghana in particular,  will provide the funds for this anniversary and my ambition is to commemorate the anniversary  with a minimum or no burden at all on the national treasury”.
Chairman of the Ghana at sixty planning Committee, Ken Amankwah called on cooperate Ghana to generously provide the needed funds for the celebration.
Below is the full list of the committee members:
Ken Amankwa – Chairman
Samuel Abu Jinapor – Vice Chair Duke Ofori-Atta – Secretary
Eugene Arhin
Lord Commey
Sam Ellis
Edmond Boateng
Michael Ofori-Atta
Ama Ser…

Madonna Reveals Names of Her Adopted Twin Daughters on Instagram

Madonna officially revealed the names of her newly-adopted twin daughters! The 58-year-old singer shared a new photo of her daughters on Wednesday, along with polarizing stats about the orphanage in Malawi where the children lived. 
"There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for four years since they were five days old," she captioned an Instagram snap of some of the sisters' fellow orphans on Wednesday.
The mother of six went on to praising Home of Hope directors Rev. Chipeto and his daughter Lucy as "generous" and "compassionate."

"Raising Malawi has been working with HOH for over 10 years since I met my son David there," Madge wrote of her charity before adding a link to her website for anyone interested in donating or volunteering with the non-profit organization.

"Every little bit helps!!!!" she added.
There are 650 Orphans at Home of Hope where Estere and Stelle have lived for 4 years since…

Airtel Ghana Launches "Wo MmerƸ Nie" Recharge Promotion To Reward Millions Of Customers

Airtel, the Smartphone Network, has launched Ghana’s biggest consumer recharge promotion dubbed ‘MmreƐ Nie!’ to reward and empower its customers to live their dreams to the fullest.

‘MmerƸ Nie, to wits, this is your time, is a recharge promotion to reward customers every time they recharge or top up airtime or purchase data bundles with amazing daily, weekly and monthly prizes. The promotion, which will run over a 90 day period across the country will see the ultimate winners taking home a whopping GHC 325,000 cash prizes at the end of the promo in addition to weekly and monthly cash prizes of GHC 10,000 and GHC 25,000 respectively. The promotion was launched at the Kaneshie market to a mammoth crowd of excited patrons shouting ‘Ye mmerƸ nie’ meaning ‘it is our time’ a direct response to the promo’s slogan.

Speaking at the launch, Rosy Fynn, Marketing Director of Airtel Ghana said “Ours is a brand that deeply believes in enriching the lives of our customers beyond the provis…

Junior Achievement Ghana Officially Re-launched

Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana a member of JA Worldwide, one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to youth entrepreneurship is happy to announce its official re-launch in Ghana after a 2-year period of dormancy.

JA Ghana will be re-introducing its world renowned programs that focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. These programs are aimed at empowering young people to generate and effectively manage wealth, create jobs for themselves and others, as well as apply entrepreneurial thinking in the workplace.

At the launch which took place on January 19th 2017 at the premises of the Orios Group, the new board members were named as John Armah (CEO of Orios Group), Russ Farnsworth (Regional Controller Africa – Newmont Mining Corporation), Frances Ofori (Head of Marketing and Communication – Prudential Ghana), Kwadwo Adjei-Barwuah (Associate Director – Abraaj Group), Vera Adu-Amaning (Creative Director of Adu Amani Klodin) and Kenneth Yeboa…

Photo: Wife of flamboyant Zimbabwean prophet shows of another ride...this time a red Lamborghini

Weeks after she flaunted a green Verde Mantis Lamborghini, Beverly Angel, wife of Prophet, Uebert Angel, showed off another powerful ride on Instagram. That looks like another Lambo. 
More photos after the cut...

Ms Nancy Presents Breakfast Party And Style Talk

There’s a lot you can do at the Breakfast table. Aside just the flavors of a good meal, you can meet beautiful people as well.  Style Coaching GH is giving you that unique opportunity to add on to your style in the right atmosphere.
The Breakfast Party and Style Talk is the event for you eat like royalty and listen to talk that will add some sophistication to your lifestyle. This is the first of its kind here in Ghana and Style Coach Ms Nancy, is promising patrons a relishing day of stylish talk and good food. For style coaching, you shop for quality not quantity. It is all about art and how you understand your personal style.

It is important for people to realize the difference between fashion and style.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO on the Breakfast Party and Style Talk.

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

A US appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries.
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order.
Mr Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would be a legal challenge.
But the 3-0 unanimous ruling said the government had not proved the terror threat justified reviving the ban.
The ruling means that people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with visas can continue to enter the US.
And refugees from around the world, who were also subject to a temporary ban, are no longer blocked either.
The case is now likely to end up at the highest court, the US Supreme Court.
What did the three appeal judges say?
They rejected the argument, made by the Justice Department on behalf of the US government, that the president had sole discretion to set immigration policy.
The court also said there was &…

Two killed in renewed Bimbilla chieftaincy clashes

A woman and her daughter have been confirmed dead in a renewed chieftaincy clashes at Bimbilla in the Northern region.
Two others are also receiving treatment at  a health facility in the area, Police sources have said.
An existing curfew in the town has been subsequently  tightened following the Thursday gunfire exchanges.
A house belonging to a subchief has also  been set ablaze, Starr News’ Eliasu Tanko reported Thursday.
A joint armed security forces have taken over the Nanumba North district capital after reports of the gunshots while mourners had gathered.
Residents say the gathering was performing a funeral ceremony and allegedly fired a local weapon in line with tradition, in spite of  a complete ban on firearms possession in the area.
Other accounts suggested that the gathering was ‘illegally installing a sub chief’ and that the gunshots was intended to interrupt the ceremony.
A health worker from the district capital, who  pleaded anonymity, said there was a gun battle and p…

Drake receives autographed photo from former Pres. Barack Obama

Rapper Drake who is currently on tour in the UK, received this autographed photo of himself, Barack and Malia Obama from the former President himself. He shared the photo on IG and wrote:
 "Got off stage and saw this in my email 🙌🏽 Hope you are somewhere at peace with the family. We miss ya g"

George and Amal Clooney 'expecting twins'

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, award-winning actor George, are expecting twins, US media report.
The babies are due in June, according to CBS's The Talk host Julie Chen.
Another source close to the couple, quoted by People, said they were "very happy". The Clooneys' representatives have not yet commented.
The couple married in Venice in 2014 with a star-studded list of guests who included Matt Damon and Bill Murray.
Rumours that they might be expecting began to circulate last month when Mrs Clooney was spotted wearing a loose-fitting dress.
Mr Clooney, 55, has starred in numerous Hollywood films and has won two Academy Awards. 
Mrs Clooney, 39, has represented a number of high profile figures, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Australian Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.