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Didier Drogba to receive 2020 UEFA President’s award

Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba will be the recipient of the 2020 UEFA President’s Award on Thursday.
This was made known by UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin in an announcement on Tuesday.He praised Drogba as a leader for his commitments on and off the pitch, especially his desire to help improve the lives of children in developing countries following his retirement.

The award recognizes outstanding achievements, professional excellence, and exemplary personal qualities.

According to Čeferin, Drogba, now 42, is a hero to millions of football fans for his achievements throughout his glittering playing career.

The President said he will always remember the Ivorian for his skill, strength, and intelligence, but above all, for his insatiable appetite to succeed.

Drogba will be handed the award in Geneva during Thursday’s UEFA Champions League draw.

Drogba began his footballing career in France where he played for Le Mans, Guingamp, and Marseille.

The striker, however, established…

1D1F: President Akufo-Addo Commissions Kasapreko Water, Juice And Soft Drinks Factory

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 28th September 2020, commissioned the Kasapreko Water, Juice and Soft Drinks Factory, a company operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative.
At a ceremony at the premises of the company at Kwadaso, in the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo noted that the establishment of the factory is a concrete manifestation that the new paradigm of economic development, which his administration is vigorously pursuing, of insisting on value-addition industrial activities within a conducive and business-friendly environment, can make headway.

“This afternoon’s ceremony is in fulfillment of the promise by Government, in partnership with the private sector, to set up at least one medium to large scale enterprise in every district of Ghana,” he said.

The 1-District-1-Factory initiative, the President explained, focuses on the promotion of commercially viable business ventures, through the establishment of an instituti…

Joe Biden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize, Joining Trump, Putin

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, joining President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin in names put forward.
British lawmaker Chris Bryant, a Labour Party member of the U.K. Parliament, told the Evening Standard he put forward the Democrat on Monday.

"When others have resorted to violent solutions, he has argued that the best force is the force of argument," he told the newspaper.

"Because guns can stop a heart but well-placed words can change many hearts, and many hearts can change a world."

It comes with Trump having received his third nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. He has also been put forward in previous years.Russian President Putin also received a nomination earlier this month, according to Russian media reports.

Any person eligible to nominate is able to put any person or organization forward for the prize. There is no vetting of nominations prior to the deadline for them being made, acco…

Jackie Appiah opens up on being pregnant for President George Weah

Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah has reacted to the viral reports that she is pregnant for Liberian President George Weah. The reports began when an Instagram blogger claimed the actress had gained weight because she carrying Weah’s child.However, at the naming ceremony of the son of her colleague Victoria Labene during the weekend, Jackie Appiah denied the allegation.

    “Please ignore all rumors, it is not true, I don’t entertain unnecessary rumors, do I look like a pregnant woman here? Please ignore the rumors…I love you all…ignore all rumors,” she said.

The 36-year-old had a little more to say on the allegation in an Instagram post on Monday.

    “The laughter that dispels lies and fabricated stories,” she captioned a photo

“Asanteman Will Remember Your Good Works On 7th December” – Otumfuo To President Akufo-Addo

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has assured the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that, going into the 7th December presidential and parliamentary elections, his record in office “will speak for him”.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II made this known on Monday, 28th September 2020, when President Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace, at the commencement of a 3-day working visit of the Ashanti Region.

Addressing a durbar held in honour of the President, the Asantehene thanked the President for his continuous visit to Manhyia, both as leader of the opposition before the 2016 elections and as President of the Republic.

To this end, he stated that “Your good works in office will speak for you going forward into the election. We, in Asanteman, remember, we do not forget. Asanteman will, therefore, remember your good works on election day. All I can offer you is prayers and blessings.”

Even though Chiefs and traditional rulers are not to engage …

Late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman took a pay cut to increase actress Sienna Miller’s salary on ’21 Bridges'

American-British actress, Sienna Mille in a remembrance for the late Chadwick Boseman, has revealed the actor took a pay cut to increase her salary on ’21 Bridges'
In a new interview with Empire, Sienna opened up about working with the actor in the 2019 cop drama "21 Bridges" and how Boseman wanted her to be in the movie which he was also a producer.

“He produced ’21 Bridges’ and had been really active in trying to get me to do it,” she said. “He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold.”

She continued, “So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I’d been working non-stop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him.”

Miller also revealed that Boseman took a pay cut on the film to increase her salary.

“I didn’t know whether or not to tell this story, and I haven’t yet. But I am going to tell it, because I think it’s a testament to who he…