Entertainment of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: livefmghana.comEDEM saddened by the split between Beatzdakay and StonebwoyBeatzDakay and StonebwoyRecording Ghanaian artist popularly known as Ayigbe Edem is sad about the rift between Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy and his longtime producer, BeatzDakay. This is what Edem tweeted HEARING OF THE STONEBOY AND BEAT DAKAY ISSUE SADDENS MY HEART..IF ONLY PRODUCERS GOT PRODUCTION ROYALTIES AND ARTISTE GOT THEIRS TOO ..???????? IT TAKES A LOT TO HOLD UR GUNS WEN UR TEAMS IS HAVING ISSUES..WE HAVE BIN THERE AND WE KEPT CALM COS THE HATERS DONT GIVE A FUCKBackground Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has responded to reports of disagreement between himself and his longtime producer, BeatzDakay. The latter is the in-house producer of Burniton Music Group, and credited as the brain behind most of the songs by the ‘Go Higher‘ act. This God Given Year Will Be Greater For Us All #BhimNationPresidentEarlier report Music Producer BeatzDakay has broken his silence about the rift between himself and Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy.
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: GhanaWeb.comCounselor Adofoli shares tips on looking for a partnerCounselor Frank Adofoli has shared tips on what to look for in choosing a partner. The counselor shared these tips on Ghanaweb’s maiden Lifestyle edition yesterday. Frank Adofoli said in choosing a partner the God factor must not me overlooked because God has given each person a role to play in this life and we will be made to account for it, so we must do everything the God-way. Watch the full interview below
General News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: GhanaWebKen Ofori-Atta must work on his voice – Nana Freduaplay videoNana Fredua Ofori-Atta, 2nd Vice Chair, NPP - Eastern regionSecond Vice Chairman of the Eastern regional wing of the NPP, Nana Fredua Ofori-Atta has recommended that the Finance minister-designate work on his voice. Ken Ofori-Atta was the third appointee to be vetted on Friday after two other minister-designates had gone through the drill. But speaking after the session, Nana Fredua Ofori-Atta noted that despite the soft-spoken nature of Finance minister-designate of Ken Ofori-Atta, his position requires that he speaks up when called on. Members of Parliament are noted for heckling their opposition members during hearings and submissions. If confirmed, Ken Ofori Atta will be expected to read the budget at the floor of Parliament.
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: extremegh.comI don’t remember the last time someone blessed me with cash - SarkodieSarkodieMultiple-award winning rapper Sarkodie, who also calls himself “The Highest” has recounted that, he doesn’t remember the last time someone blessed him with cash. The artiste who wrote this in a recent tweet, has been through alot and can now boast of enjoying the fruits of his labor. Sarkodie is blessed without measure, as he owns several investments in and across Africa. Check his tweet below:Can yall imagine I don't remember the last time someone blessed me with some cash lol ???? ... Price to pay but hey it's called blessing too — TheHighest (@sarkodie) January 21, 2017
General News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Kasapafmonline.comChild Trafficking: We can’t afford to slip to Tier 3 ratings – Ambrose DeryInterior Minister-Designate, Ambrose DeryMinister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has said he will act speedily to push a response to the US government concerning efforts to curb the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking. “For the past two years Ghana has been rated as tier two. Ghana has been found not to be doing as much as the country should to curb the disturbing phenomena of human and Child trafficking. This could lead to a downgrade and a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in US development aid assistance. Ghana has been on Tier 2 for two consecutive years and risk a downgrade to tier three if steps are not taken to tackle the problem.
Entertainment of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comGhana DJ Awards 2017 open for nominationsOfficial logo for 2017 Ghana DJ AwardsPublic nominations for the 2017 Ghana DJ Awards, which is the 5th edition, is open to all disc jockeys ‘DJs’ and the general public from Tuesday, January 10 till January 30. The theme for this year’s awards is “United By Music.” The award will honour and celebrate deserving DJs in Ghana and across the world who promote Ghanaian music. The annual Ghana DJ Awards has gradually grown to become the country’s yardstick to recognizing and awarding exceptional DJs since 2012. Events Coordinator of Ghana DJ Awards 2017, Ebenezer Boakye-Yiadom said in a statement that, the awards scheme will also recognise non-Ghanaian DJs who have massively promoted Ghanaian music to foreign audiences. DJs and music fans can join the process by logging on to entry.ghanadjawards.orgLast year, DJ Black of Joy FM won the Best DJ of the Year awards for the 4th consecutive time.
Sports World News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Goal.comRooney now a Manchester United legend - MourinhoJose Mourinho described Wayne Rooney as "a legend of Manchester United" after his last-gasp equaliser against Stoke City saw him break the club's goalscoring record. Wayne Rooney breaks Manchester United goals recordThe 31-year-old swept in a brilliant free-kick with seconds remaining at the bet365 Stadium to move onto 250 goals in 546 appearances - one more than former record-holder Bobby Charlton. Now Wayne becomes a legend of Manchester United." Stoke boss Mark Hughes, twice a Premier League-winner in a distinguished United playing career, believes Rooney can now set a record that will never be broken. We were within seconds of beating a very good Manchester United team.
Sports World News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: 3news.comEgypt knock Uganda out of AFCONplay videoEgypt celebrate last-minute goalA last-minute goal by Abdallah El Said ensured that Egypt pick their first win in an Africa Cup of Nations after seven years. The last came in 2010, when they beat Ghana 1-0 in Luanda, Angola to win the 2010 edition. They beat Uganda 1-0 on Saturday in their second Group D game played at Port-Gentil, Gabon. But it ended all square in the first half and most of the second half. The result gives Egypt four points, just behind Ghana, while it sends the East Africans packing out of the tournament.
General News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comWe’ll improve housing for security services – Ambrose DeryAmbrose Dery has assured improved national security services in his term of officeMinister-designate for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has assured that one of his priorities if approved will be to improve accommodation for the nation’s security services across the country. According to him, the introduction of the National Barracks Regeneration Programme will help in improving according problem confronting the Ghana’s security agencies. “We have stated in our manifesto that there will be a National Barracks Regeneration Programme and a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement is one of the options. Ghana has sent one team and the United Nations was impressed about it and they want two more teams. Should we get two more teams there, we will earn some hard currency that will not only support the economy but help finance the various institutions.
General News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.com‘Gov’t won’t abdicate its protection and security role’ - Ambrose DeryMinister Designate for Interior under the Akufo-Addo-led governmentThe former Member of Parliament (MP) for Lawra Nandom and Minister-designate for Interior says the President Akufo-Addo government would not abdicate its protection and security role to the citizenry. Former Youth and Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga, who is on the vetting committee was worried about the police-to-citizen ratio and wanted to know if the government would consider strengthening of private security agencies to provide security services for people to hire. Also, the MP for Bawku Central wanted to know from Mr Dery the viability of the right to bear guns as private security companies. According to him, there is also the Private Public Partnership agreement where the services of the Ghana Prison Service is used by the public and paid for. He revealed that the program would first start with the Police Service and then the Prisons Service.
Sports News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comAFCON: Black Stars eye place in knockout round with win over Maliplay videoThe Black Stars were denied the bronze medal twice by Mali in 2012 and 2013A second successive win in Group D for Ghana will see the the Black Stars through to the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup but Mali have proved something of a bogey team at previous tournaments and have indicated they won't come easy. Ghana, who beat Uganda 1-0 in their opener, have reached the semi-final stage at each of the last five Nations Cup tournaments but were denied the bronze medal twice by Mali in 2012 and a year later. Traore could offer the flair to compliment Mali's stout defence and imposing forwards, although Ghana are a far more experienced team. Egypt meet Uganda in Saturday's second match in Port Gentil, which will act as a preview for the World Cup qualifier between the two sides scheduled for later this year. Egypt were criticised for a defensive approach in their first game while Uganda, returning to the Nations Cup after a 39-year absence, earned praise for their fitness and fighting spirit.
General News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhana 1-0 Mali - Asamoah Gyan heads Black Stars into quarter-finalsplay videoGhana captain Asamoah Gyan struck his side's winnerGhana progressed to the quarter-final of the 2017 Africa Cup Nations with one match to spare after a 1-0 win over Mali on Saturday in their second Group D match. It was a cagey opening with possession evenly balanced but it looked like the Black Stars were slightly on top. Shortly Mali threatened with a header from a Molla Wague on a corner kick from inside the box which went wide. At this point, it was obvious the Black Stars had run out of steam and backpeddling. Mali were awarded a late free kick from close to the box but Sako's effort came off the wall and the Black Stars knocked it away to safety.
Newcastle United Star Christian Atsu was the standout players for the four-time champions who are gunning for their fifth title. Jordan Ayew FORWARD (6.5/10)Deserves a lot of credit for the opening goal as he delivered a fine cross which was headed home by Asamoah Gyan. Asamoah Gyan FORWARD (7.5/10)Announced his presence with a fabulous header from a delirious cross from Jordan Ayew. SUBSTITUTES:Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu MIDFIELD (5/10)Replaced Gyan who had to be replaced and he shored up the team in the last 8 minutes of regulation time. Afriyie Acquah MIDFIELD (5/10)Took the place of Jordan Ayew at the dying embers of the game.
Business News of Saturday, 21 January 2017Source: citifmonline.comInaccurate data from BoG, Finance Ministry affecting gov’t work – Osafo-MaafoSenior Minister Nominee, Yaw Osafo-Maarfo was vetted by the Appointments Committee Friday, Jan 20Senior Minister Nominee, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has disclosed that the lack of accurate data on Ghana’s debt has made it difficult for the NPP government to make projections on the fiscal gap to influence planning. According to him, the inconsistency of data from the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Ghana on the debt owed by government impedes government’s decision to chart a comprehensive fiscal plan. This is not the first time the issue of inaccurate or inconsistent data has been leveled against any government agency. Dr Bawumia further explained in the lecture that inflation rate must correspond with interest rates, cost of living as well as the exchange rate. Osafo-Maafo added.
Kumasi back to lifeResidents going about their normal business activitiesCommercial activities resumed yesterday in the Kumasi Metropolis after the 24-hour ‘lockdown’ of the city last Thursday for the final burial rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II. Almost all the streets that had lost their buzz were bustling with economic activities. All the financial institutions that also closed their doors to the public were opened to the public for business. Aside from the businesses losing out on their sales and contracts, she said the country also lost revenue through taxes. the same day when the late queen mother was to be sent to the Breman Royal Mausoleum for interment.