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GHANA/ “Buhari Is Committed To Make Peace Prevail In Nigeria” – Nana Akufo-Addo Assures

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After being excoriated by the Ghanaian citizens over his silence on the innocent protesters being killed by the Nigerian Army. However, The president of the Republic of Ghana, and the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has become the first African Leader to join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.

In a tweet on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, President Akufo-Addo, he wrote;

“I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. 1/2

Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. 2/2 #EndSARS”

Nigerian security forces opened fire on hundreds of protesters in Lagos, as rallies against police brutality continued in defiance of a 24-hour curfew imposed by the government earlier in the day. Graphic scenes posted on social media showed protesters fleeing as security forces, including soldiers, shot live rounds towards the crowds.

At least seven people were killed according to DJ Switch, a popular disc jockey, who broadcast live from the scene on Instagram. Protesters were seen struggling to remove shrapnel from injured protesters and in one case failing to resuscitate a casualty. In other videos protesters carrying bloodied Nigerian flags are seen pleading with security officials to allow medics to treat victims.

Fears had grown of increased unrest after a curfew was imposed by Lagos’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, earlier in the day in an attempt to shut down protests against the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) police unit that have erupted across Nigeria. Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the federal Sars unit, now dissolved but long accused of extra-judicial killings, torture and extortion.

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Ursula Owusu Commissions Basketball Court At Dansoman SSNIT Flat

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Becoming the first of the its kind in the constituency, the Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has commissioned a new basketball court for the people of Dansoman SSNIT Flat, a project which is part of a bespoke initiative aimed at making community the hub of basketball in Ghana.

“We vote for development. We vote for progress. We vote for prosperity. We vote to enhance our livelihoods and our living conditions. It doesn’t matter which party we belong to. But, if your elected representatives are working and meeting your needs and aspirations, you support and encourage them to do more for you,” the Communications Minister said at an event on Saturday, November 21, 2020, to commission the facility

“What we are seeing here today at the Dansoman SSNIT flat, I believe is the first of its kind. Most people will fight for Astro turfs and standard pitches and all that, because, football is the major sport in this country. But we can develop basketball to also be one of the big sports in this country and we are moving systematically to ensure that Dansoman becomes the headquarters of basketball in Ghana” she added.

The captain of the Dansoman SNNIT flat basketball association, Joe Nettey, expressed his profound gratitude to the constituency’s representative for birthing such initiative to enable talents who have the potentials and interest in playing the discipline. He “the commissioning of the court marked a new turning point in Dansoman basketball.”

He said the facility would forever carry the vision of “our community,” assuring that they would show their gratitude by voting massively for the NPP and the MP to continue with the good work. Joe Nettey added that, the youth of the area have yearned for such a facility for the past 35 years hence assured the MP of a Proper maintenance culture.

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Ghana Election 2020 – mybet.africa Put Out Odds

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With 19 days until election day, sportsbook giant mybet.africa has put out competitive odds on who becomes the President of Ghana.

12 presidential aspirants are vying for the ultimate position to steer the affairs of the country for the next four years come December 7, 2020.

However, mybet.africa believes the spotlight in the presidential election will focus mainly on incumbent President Nana Addo and former President John Mahama. Both aspirants have been in the high office and will want to draw on the experience to convince the electorate to vote in their favour.

But most political pollsters are of the view that the management of the economy will play a vital role in deciding who wins. The incumbency may have the advantage of having managed the economy in a better way as compared to previous John Mahama’s government with the resources available, according to some pollsters.

However, other pollsters have a strong view and believes both governments have equally managed the economy best with the resource available.

Notwithstanding the views of the pollsters, the deciding factor will rest solely on the electorate who holds the power to vote who to handle the economic issues of Ghana.

Mybet.africa has odds on the candidate to have the most votes in the first round and the likely candidate to win the election to become the President of Ghana.

Go online now to https://bit.ly/36OnbWj to place your bet on the favourite aspirant to win and walk with smiles

Source: www.mybet.africa

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“Lil Wayne Was Paid To Endorse Trump”, 50 Cent Alledges [WATCH]

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American Rapper 50 Cent has, in a recent interview on “the most dangerous morning show” – Breakfast Club on Power FM, alledged that, Lil Wayne received a payment for his widely trashed Trump-Republican Party endorsement.

37 minutes into the interview, 50 recalled being offered a large amount of money to attend Trump’s inauguration. According to him, the Trump team was reaching out to him—as they did with other artists ahead of the 2020 election—as part of an effort he says was aimed at attracting voters. 50 explained he was initially offered $500,000 to go to the inauguration, though that offer was later bumped up to $1 million.

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“He was needing it for the same reasons you see now,” 50 said. “He participated with different artists for the Black vote. And I’m going, nah, I ain’t gonna put myself in that position. ‘Cause I don’t know what I’d have to do to recover from that.”

Asked by Charlamagne if Lil Wayne received a payment for his widely trashed Trump endorsement, 50 said he was “sure” he did. “Yeah, I’m sure. … Easily, he got paid,” 50 said.

Watch full interview here;

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Barack Obama Shares ‘A Promised Land’ Playlist Prior To The Release Of His Political Memoir

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Former President Barack Obama continues to lead the nation and globe with his diverse music taste, as he posted his annual summer playlists of powerful songs that provided a soundtrack to his historic presidency. Prior to the release of his political memoir “The Promise Land” on November 17, Obama unveiled a star-studded playlist full of uplifting, inspirational anthems.

The list features Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’,’ Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” U2’s “Beautiful Day,” Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be a Lady,” Phillip Phillips’ “Home,” Gloria Estefan’s “Always Tomorrow,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon,” Jay-Z’s “My 1st Song” and, sweetly, The Beatles’ “Michelle.”

“Music has always played an important role throughout my life––and that was especially true during my presidency,” Obama shared via Instagram on Monday (Nov. 16). “While reviewing my notes ahead of debates, I’d listen to Jay-Z’s ‘My 1st Song’ or Frank Sinatra’s ‘Luck Be a Lady.’

“Throughout our time in the White House, Michelle and I invited artists like Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan to conduct afternoon workshops with young people before performing an evening show in the East Room. And there were all sorts of performances I’ll always remember — like Beyoncé performing ‘At Last’ for our first dance at our inauguration or Paul McCarthy serenading Michelle in the East Room with, ‘Michelle.'”

“So in honor of my book, A Promised Land, coming out tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a playlist with some of those songs. Hope you enjoy it.”

A Promised Land is a forthcoming memoir by Barack Obama. It is due to be published on November 17, 2020. It is the first of a planned two volumes that Obama has written following his tenure as President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

Obama said in a tweet following the announcement of the publication of the book that he has aimed to “provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody”. The book concludes with the events of the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

The book is set to be published on November 17, 2020, soon after the national elections. Its first printing is set for a run of 3.4 million copies in the U.S. and Canada. There will be 2.5 million copies printed for international readers. The New York Times described the book as being “virtually guaranteed” to be the year’s top seller. Alongside the English original, 24 translations will be published: Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish and Vietnamese.

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