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Rock legend, Eddi Van Halen dies at 65 after battle with cancer

Eddie Van Halen, the legendary Dutch-American guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with throat cancer.
His death was announced by his son, Wolf Van Halen, on Tuesday October 5 via Twitter.

“I can’t believe I’m having to write this but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” Wolfgang Van Halen said in the tweet.

“He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift.

“My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss.”

Wolfgang, who became Van Halen’s bassist, added: “I love you so much, Pop.”— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October 6, 2020Van Halen, born in 1955 in Amsterdam and raised in California, formed the rock band along with brother Alex, bassist Michael Anthony and singer David Lee Roth in 1974.

Appearing on 12 studio albums, the group reached across five decades, sold m…

Grace Nellie Yeboah crowned as Miss Metropolitan Ghana 2020

Grace Nellie Yeboah was on Sunday 4th October crowned Queen for 2020 Miss Metropolitan Ghana. The Miss Metro Foundation, organizers of the pageant said it was aimed at crowning a beauty queen who would become a campaign ambassador for sanitation in Ghana and the various Metropolises. The maiden edition was themed the “Role of the Ghanaian woman is fighting COVID-19”. The winner, Grace Nelle Yeboah, former student of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) shared her excitement for winning the contest. She however emphasized that as Miss Metropolitan Ghana, she is determined to intensify education on the need to observe Covid-19 protocols. “We are focusing on our schools. Wearing of the nose masks that is what can save us as it stands now. I am here to help fight COVID-19 to ensure that we delay, we reduce and we prevent the spread”, she said.

Even though Grace Yeboah emerged winner, the other contestants are metropolitan queens in each metropolis and will work together to foster some change…

Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ (CTSG) Call For Tertiary Fee Reduction For The 2020/2021 Academic Year

The Concerned Tertiary Students of GIJ (CTSG) a vibrant student association is calling on the management and administrative bodies of tertiary institutions to rescind their decision of fee increment for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The Ghana Institute of Journalism and the University of Ghana are facing a 5% and 12% respective fee increment for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year with hints of increment from other tertiary institutions.
To start with, the last semester of the past academic year was truncated due to the urgency to close down schools and the nation at large to curb the spread of the virus. Due to this, tertiary students did not fully benefit from the fees they paid in the 2019/2020 academic year. Several calls from some student bodies for a refund have however not been heeded to.
Concerning our school, the Ghana Institute of Journalism, there has not been any official communique from the management to students about the increase in fees. This increment, termed as proposed…

Video: Mr Ibu recounts how he nearly lost his life after he was poisoned by a staff

Nigerian popular comic actor Mr Ibu, has revealed how he nearly lost his life after he was poisoned by his staff.

In an interview with Nigezie Tv, Mr Ibu said he does not take alcohol even tho most people think he does, due to his big belly.

The veteran actor, said he doesn’t eat much and that his belly has been very big, since he was poisoned by a staff, but that constant medication helped him to lose some of his belly fat. Recounting the incident, Mr Ibu thanked God for his life, revealed he was told he had a show scheduled in Nnewi, Anambra State.

But on getting to the venue, he did not know it was a setup to end his life, as he was beating and poisoned.

He revealed he was left there to die, until his dancers came to his rescue. He also said many people did not believe he would survive the incident.  Ibu said he did not wake up until he was taken home, after his dancers thought he would die.

According to him, he was perpetuated by those who doesn’t love him. He also revealed he has been p…

'Don't be afraid of COVID-19, I feel better than I felt 20 years ago' - Trump announces he'll be leaving hospital

US president Donald Trump, has posted an upbeat message about his health status after he was hospitalized following a positive test for covid-19 last week Friday.

The US leader who over the weekend was administered oxygen as he had difficulty breathing has taken to his Twitter handle on Monday night, October 5 to reveal he will be leaving the Walter Reed Military hospital.

According to Trump, people should not be afraid of Covid-19 or let it dominate their life.
Trump also claimed he felt better now at 74 after his treatment than he felt 20 years ago.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote;

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life." "We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"