All he is going to achieve is get people talking about imperialism and white people trying to impose their culture on us, but that doesn’t take away from the validity of his points.
The British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin was on the Starr chat on Starr FM, and he made statements in relation to our treatment of homosexuals. According to him homosexuality, like heterosexuality, is natural and innate therefore nobody should be treated badly for who they are.
“I know it is not a popular view in Ghana…but I think it is about consensual relationships between adults. I think that sexual orientation is something that is natural and inborn in people, I don’t think that it is a choice they make and therefore I don’t see any basis for treating people differently or removing any right they have as full citizens. (more…)
It happened to the sacked Deputy Minister-Victoria Hammah when during a speech, she stopped to say that what she was reading was not the speech she edited. Obviously, someone had tampered with her speech or she could not simply find her speech.
For a few days now, President Mahama’s disaster at the opening of the 47th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS has become the talk of the town and surprisingly, media outlets like the one below and certain people are failing to see the incompetence behind this, rather applauding the President for the obvious disgrace.
So if a President cannot find the last two pages of his speech and he decides to continue by having a general conversation about the topic; is that something to be celebrated? Shouldn’t we be worried about where the last two pages disappeared to—and who was responsible for the mess? (more…)
Those with freedom take it for granted and abuse it—and to be frank, certain Ghanaians are over stepping the mark with the way they attack the highest office of the land-The Presidency.
Of course Dumsor is unbearable but the manner in which some Ghanaians have decided to express their satisfaction with the government’s handling of the power crisis is shameful—perhaps, unacceptable should be the word.
The video below which is circulating around shows two Ghanaian ladies in the age range of 24-28, throwing all manner of brutal insults at the President. (more…)
As revealed earlier, The Upper East Regional chairman of the NPP, Adams Mahama, was reportedly in hospital this morning after being attacked with acid by other members of his party.
Two assailants stopped his car whilst he was about entering his house midnight on Wednesday and poured the corrosive substance on his face and entire body. (more…)
Ever since processes began for choosing parliamentary candidates for the next election the NPP have been running from crisis to crisis.
For the main party people are looking to come and change things there are not painting a rosy picture at all.
The Upper East Regional chairman of the party, Adams Mahama, is reportedly in hospital this morning after being attacked with acid by other members of his party.
According to myjoyonline:
“The Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Adams Mahama is fighting for his life in the hospital following an acid attack on him.
Two assailants stopped his car whilst he was about entering his house midnight on Wednesday and poured the corrosive substance on his face and entire body. (more…)
‘Love thy neighbour as thyself’ Jesus said. As with most other religious tenets, religious people decide when and when not to apply it in their lives. A school in Florida sacked two lesbian teachers of theirs when they discovered their sexuality. Aloma Methodist Early Childhood Learning Centre let go of teachers Jaclyn Pfeiffer and Kelly Bardier. WFTV reports: “Pfeiffer and her partner Kelly Bardier both worked at the school; Jaclyn was a full-time teacher and Kelly was a substitute. According to Pfeiffer, rumours of her sexual orientation began to circulate after her girlfriend took a job in another part of the school as a substitute teacher. She said the two kept their relationship private, but one day the director of the school called her in to her office to confront her about the relationship. Pfeiffer said a few days after the conversation with the school’s director, she was told to come by the school and pick up her things. At about the same time, a letter from the school’s director went out to parents explaining only that, “Due to personal reasons,” Pfeiffer would not be teaching at Aloma anymore” Not content, the two filed a lawsuit, which has been settled via a settlement. They’ll receive $30,000 and a positive letter of recommendation so they have no problem landing their next jobs. So even if this is happening in the West, I can imagine what would happen if such a situation arose in Ghana. The women involved would get no compensation, that’s for sure.
For all those who have been enthusiastically waiting for third consignment of Emmanuel Adebayor’s story, voila, there you have it. The Togolese football star who plays for Tottenham Hotspur has been very emotional recently, revealing all the ‘dirty’ secrets that exist in his family. As he puts it, someone has to sacrifice himself; someone has to talk about the issues going on in his family and that’s exactly what he’s doing, even though some individuals have advised him to be mute on certain issues that are considered the family’s secret. Part 3 of his story focuses on his elder brother Kola Adebayor, A.K.A Lion of Judah. In the story, Emmanuel Adebayor accuses his brother for not taking up his responsibilities as the eldest amongst the siblings. He also talked about how his brother threatened to destroy his career and even held a knife to his throat demanding money from him to start a business. The 2008 African Footballer of the Year gave several interesting accounts about his elder brother who shunned away from his responsibilities. Read the entire post below to find out for yourself: SEA, if I decide to bring out the Part 3 today, it is because my brother @Kola Adebayor and my other siblings have decided to talk about our family issues on social medias, through letters to my club, radios…I could write an autobiography and sell it but I decided to share with you here.
25 years ago, my big older brother Kola went to Germany and he became the hope of our family. We all thought he could change the way we were living. Years after he left Togo, we still had no electricity and no phones. If he wanted to talk to us, he would call the Atlantic Hotel that was very close to our house. We would then run to the hotel reception and talk to him.
When I got the opportunity to go play football in France for the first time, we needed money to for the flight tickets and other expenses. My brother was nowhere to be found. Only God knows what he was doing in Germany.
When I arrived in France, I did all the paperwork with my team and they allowed me to stay in the academy. A few months later, my brother wanted to come visit me. I was running out of money and I was living at the academy. Therefore, I had to borrow money so I could pay for his hotel. At that time, my teammate Sega N’diaye from Cameroon was kind enough to lend me some money. I also had to borrow some more money because I had to give my brother some money for his trip back to Germany. Keep in mind he is my older brother.
A couple years later, things started to get better. Thank God, I signed a contract with Metz. Since then, my brother would contact me whenever it was time to pay his bills. Sometimes, he would say his son is sick… I had to get used to all this.
Again, I was lucky enough to get an offer from Monaco and I signed for the football club. One day, Kola and the late Peter Adebayor came to visit me in Monaco. My two brothers did not let me know they were coming. Someone said “blood is thicker than water” so I took them in. They arrived early in the morning and I was on my way to training. When I came back home, we had a discussion and they wanted to start a car business. Obviously, it involves a lot of money. I told them that I could help them out as soon as I get paid next. At that time, Thierry Mangwa was staying in my apartment because he was struggling with some personal issues and needed a place to stay. One day, I came back from training and he was crying. He never told me why. My brothers could also not explain. Another day, one of my friends Padjoe came to visit me and as he was leaving the house, I believe I offered him about €500. My brother Kola noticed that and was very upset. He was trying to understand why I gave my friend some money right away but not him. My reason was very simple; the money he (Kola) needed was a huge amount of money that I did not carry in my house. We went on and had an argument about it.
Another day, after training, I was very tired and decided to go take a nap. I woke up and a knife was held to my throat. As I opened my eyes, both of my brothers were there. They were shouting and they claimed that I was wasting their time. Peter was going mad and Kola was supporting. I asked them: “Is this the only way to solve this issue? I yes, then kill me and take the money”. It’s only at that moment that he put the knife down. After all this, I found a way out of my own apartment and I called my parents. My mom suggested that I call the police. That was the only way for me to get back into my house safely… I had training the next day, by the way. So I did what my mom said. Police came and they settled down. Again, “blood is thicker than water”, so I let it go. A few days after, Peter went to visit one of Kola’s friends in Paris. That means I was left in the house with Kola; for my own safety, I found a way to get him the money as soon as I could. Only God knows how much I gave him that day.
A few months after all this, I went back to Togo and I was surprised when my mom started to ask me why I called the police on my brothers, she continued and said I am the bad person in the family. That is another story I will leave for later…
Every time I went back home, everyone kept asking me why my brother never visited after all these years. Immediately, I organized a flight for him and he came back to visit the family, at my own expenses.
On April 22nd 2005, we received some bad news. I received a call and they announced that my father passed away. I was devastated. I called my big brother and told him that we all have to be there. Again I made sure there was a flight ticket ready for him. We all went back home and I took care of everything. A long time before my dad died, he was in the hospital one day and he asked me to make sure his funeral is not a moment of sadness. He wanted us to celebrate his life. I leave it to God to decide if the funeral I organized for my dad was what he wanted. The man who calls himself the “big man” in the family did not contribute to anything. But he still has the boldness to say I do not take care of this family.
In 2006, I had another big opportunity to go play for Arsenal. Since then, my brother has started to come up with series of false accusations against me.
On July 22nd, 2013 sad news hit us in the family. My brother Peter Adebayor passed away. His death was sad and I was affected by it. One thing I find difficult to swallow today is that Kola was accusing me of Peter’s death. He is saying that the shop I opened for Peter was not good enough. He kept texting saying that my career would be destroyed. I did everything for Peter when he was alive, I brought him to Metz, and Monaco with me. What can Kola say that he has done for Peter? Nothing. The man did not even show up at the funeral even after all the money I sent for the trip back home.
He is saying that I also made my mom suffer, but he forgot that when he was in Germany, at some point I was the one always by my mom’s side. As soon as I started to make a living with football, I did everything you could imagine for our mom. That is normal. But my brother is never satisfied. He said I bought a shitty car for my mom. Why can’t he buy a better one? All I want from him is to take his responsibilities. Since I am not doing it right, he should show the example as a big brother. He has been in Germany for more than 20 years, but he never brought our mother there to visit. Even to go back home for a visit is another struggle. All he keeps saying is that my father said I should build a house for each one of them. I don’t think my father said that. Does that even make sense for him or anyone? As a big brother, he is supposed to be doing all that I am doing for the family. He should stop hiding and take his responsibilities. When he came to Europe, he was young enough to become a football player too. Anyways, some people are drivers here but they are able to take care of their families. They even bring their parents and other family members. Why has he not done anything like that but he keeps talking? As a matter fact, he should at least bring Rotimi, Bidemi or his own son Aziz here before talking about “taking care of the family”. Actions are louder than speeches.
A lot of people are saying that I never went to school, but they forget that it is because we could not afford it. I never blamed my parents for that. But thank God, today I am able to speak more than 3 languages and I can send my daughter to school. I am proud of that. People can accuse me for not going to school, but in the end it is all about who you become and what you teach yourself. It is also about what life teaches you and what you learn from it.
Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide? I kept these stories for years… But If I die, no one would know my story, no one would learn from it… Some people say I should keep these stories private, but someone has to sacrifice himself; someone has to talk about it. I know people would relate to my story and others would learn from it. For every one who knows me, I’d do anything for my country and my people.
Final message from the younger brother to the older brother: Quit Smoking and Quit Drinking. That was my story.
Eric Isaiah Adu is the UK based Ghanaian pastor whose pregnant British wife died in their hotel room when they came to Ghana for a church program sometime in April
He appeared before the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court yesterday, which granted him bail in the matter of the alleged death of his wife. Bail was set at Ghc 200,000 with one surety to be justified.
Pastor Isaiah is also to report to the police every Wednesday for the next one month.
As we previously reported, Eric Isaiah Adusah and Charmaine Speirs were both ordained pastors of Global Light Revival Ministries with branches in London, Manchester and Edinburg and they had travelled to Ghana to attend a church programme organised by the House of Prayer Church International in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
According to the Daily Guide “The three-day prophetic programme, which was held on March 4 to 6, 2015, is said to have been very successful. Upon their arrival in the country early March,Pastor Eric Isaiah lodged at the Koforidua Guest House while the deceased lived with the host pastor, Bishop Yaw Adu.
They later allegedly decided to spend some time together as a couple before their departure from the country.” (more…)
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor received an honorary doctorate from Delaware State University for his contributions to hunger and poverty alleviation the world over. Kufuor gave the commencement address at the graduation ceremony of 500 students of the university, during which he was awarded his own honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters. His address was the first delivered to a graduating class by a former Head of State, and he used the platform to admonish the students to try and give back to society, and apply their skills to worthy causes such as the alleviation of hunger and poverty. “The world you are about to enter is vastly different than the world your parents entered into when they came into adulthood,” He said. “Mankind has at last come to realize the vision of a global village. The responsibility falls on the youth of today to continue the fight, to pick up the mantle of global leadership” Kufuor has been involved in several humanitarian projects since he left office in 2008, working with ECOWAS, the African Union, and the United Nations.
The full list of nominees for the 2015 BET Awards have been revealed right on the heels of the Billboard Music Awards. Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the way, amassing six nominations each, followed by Lil Wayne and Beyonce follow with four apiece. On the back of his victory in the fight of the century, Mayweather gets a nomination for sportsman of the year. Taraji P. Henson has some tough competition for actress of the year, with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union in a very crowded field. The BET Awards will air live on June 28 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is the full list of nominees…. Best New Artist Dej Loaf Fetty Wap Rae Sremmurd Sam Smith Tinashe Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Azealia Banks Nicki Minaj Tink Iggy Azalea Trina Dej Loaf Best Male Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole Drake Common Kendrick Lamar Big Sean Wale Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Janelle Monáe Jhené Aiko Ciara Rihanna K. Michelle Best Male R&B/Pop Artist The Weeknd John Legend Trey Songz Usher August Alsina Chris Brown Best Group A$AP Mob Migos Rae Sremmurd Rich Gang Young Money Jodeci Best Collaboration Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)” Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)” August Alsina – “No Love (Remix) ” Common & John Legend – “Glory” Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)” Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)” Best Actress Gabrielle Union Kerry Washington Taraji P. Henson Tracee Ellis Ross Viola Davis Best Actor Anthony Anderson Idris Elba Jussie Smollett Kevin Hart Terrence Howard Youngstars Award Jacob Latimore Jaden Smith Mo’Ne Davis Quevenzhané Wallis Zendaya Best Movie Annie Beyond the Lights Selma Think Like a Man Too Top Five Best Gospel Artist Deitrick Haddon Erica Campbell Fred Hammond Lecrae Mali Music Michelle Williams Video of the Year Beyoncé – “7/11″ Chris Brown – “New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)” Chris Brown – “Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)” Big Sean – “I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)” Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Common & John Legend – “Glory” Video Director of the Year Benny Boom Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso Chris Robinson Fatima Robinson Hype Williams Sportswoman of the Year Brittney Griner Candace Parker Serena Williams Skylar Diggins Venus Williams Sportsman of the Year Chris Paul Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Lebron James Marshawn Lynch Stephen Curry Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award Beyoncé – “7/11″ Dej Loaf – “Try Me” Kendrick Lamar – “i” Nicki Minaj – “Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)” Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)” The Weeknd – “Earned It” Centric Award Avery Sunshine – “Call My Name” Jazmine Sullivan – “Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)” Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)” Sam Smith – “Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)” The Weeknd – “Earned It” Best International Act: Africa AKA (South Africa) Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo) Sarkodie (Ghana) Sauti Sol (Kenya) Stonebwoy (Ghana) The Soil (South Africa) Wizkid (Nigeria) Yemi Alade (Nigeria) Best International Act: UK Fka Twigs Fuse ODG Lethal Bizzle Little Simz Mnek Stormzy
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