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Ex-teacher Horn shocks champion Pacquiao to win WBO title

Former schoolteacher Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO world welterweight title with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane. The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 to the 29-year-old Australian at Lang Park. “That’s the decision of the judges. I respect that,” said 38-year-old Pacquiao. The Filipino, an eight-weight world champion, has now lost four of his past nine fights. Horn, 29, was aggressive from the opening bell, although Pacquiao’s left jabs scored points in the early stages. Horn, who has now won 17 and…

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Prostitution is a decent profession – Counselor Lutterodt

Controversial Ghanaian marriage counsellor, George Lutterodt, has stated that prostitution is a decent profession and that many prostitutes will surely go to heaven. He made the statement on Atinka TV’s morning show, ‘Ghana Nie’ hosted by Ama Gyenfa Ofosu Darkwah. According to him, our daily life activities will not take us to heaven rather, our last moment before we depart from this earth will determine whether we will go to heaven or not. He added that there will be three surprises in heaven; the surprise to see yourself in heaven,…

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New York hospital: Ex-employee opens fire in Bronx

A gunman has opened fire with an assault rifle inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, killing one doctor and injuring six other people, five of them seriously. The gunman, a former doctor at the hospital, killed himself in the attack. The shooting began at about 14:55 local time (18:55 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting was not an act of terrorism, but rather workplace-related. He said the attack had been a “horrific situation in the middle of a place…

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Nigeria: Man accused of kidnap notoriety sues over ‘long detention’

LAGOS — Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, has for the second day, sued the Inspector General of Police, and three others before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, claiming N300 million as damages over his alleged illegal detention. This came as Police authorities re-emphasised that they had obtained an order from a Federal High Court in Abuja to hold onto him for three months, to allow them conclude investigations into several cases of kidnapping, robberies and murder against the suspect. Meanwhile, Evans in the new motion filed yesterday, is…

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INTERNATIONAL 

White House ‘in smear threat to TV hosts’

Two TV presenters attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump have accused him of lying and suggested the White House tried to blackmail them. The hosts of MSNBC Morning Joe said they were warned a tabloid would run a negative story on them unless they said sorry for their coverage of Mr Trump. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said Mr Trump’s tweets were “vicious” and “frightening”. The president called them “low IQ crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” on Thursday. He also referred to Ms Brzezinski as “bleeding badly from a…

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SHOWBIZ 

Adele cancels final two Wembley shows

Adele has cancelled the final two shows of her world tour, due to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium, after damaging her vocal cords. The “devastated” singer said she had taken the decision on medical advice. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement,” London-born Adele wrote in a Twitter post in the early hours. She had been due to perform at Wembley on Saturday and Sunday, ending a four-date run at the venue. In her post, the 29-year-old said her first two Wembley shows this week had been…

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SPORTS 

Lionel Messi marries Antonella Roccuzzo in front of teammates

Football, Argentina and Barcelona great, Lionel Messi on Friday night wedded his life-long love and partner, Antonella Roccuzzo in front of family and friends of mainly football stars. Messi, 30, and Roccuzzo, 29, tied the knot in a civil ceremony at a luxury hotel in the heart of Rosario in what has been dubbed “the wedding of the century” in Argentina. The Mirror reported a host of “footballing greats past and present, including Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero strutted their stuff on the red carpet, to celebrate the…

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SPORTS 

Celebrities gather for Lionel Messi wedding in Argentina

Football stars and celebrities have been arriving in Argentine’s city of Rosario for the wedding of football superstar Lionel Messi. Hundreds of police have been deployed ahead of the event, which will take place shortly at a luxury hotel. Messi, the Argentina and Barcelona player, is marrying his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo in his hometown. They met there before he moved to Spain aged just 13.   Argentina’s Clarín newspaper has variously called Friday’s wedding “the wedding of the year” and “the wedding of the century”. Messi’s Barcelona teammates, including…

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NEWS 

Probe bribery allegation against Parliament – Fuseini

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has expressed concern about the increasing number of bribery allegations leveled against the legislature. According to him, the development “has actually cast a negative image on Parliament”. The recent bribery allegation is against Members of the Finance Committee of Parliament in the 6th Parliament The Head of Legal Department at the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr David Lamptey according to a Joy FM report in 2016 requested then Director General, Brigadier General Martin Ahiaglo (Rtd.) to authorise the release of…

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NEWS 

Bui: 8 missing from boat accident

The chances of finding any of the eight people feared to have drowned at Accra Town near the Bui Hydro Dam in the Brong Ahafo region, have slimmed after a search and rescue team returned Saturday, without any hope. A boat which was carrying 33 people capsized in the reservoir of the Bui Hydro Dam on Friday. The Ghana Navy rescued 25 out of the 33 people who were on-board the boat near the upstream village of the dam called Accra Town. The boat was said to have developed a fault with its outboard motor. The Public…

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NEWS 

Veep tasks new NHIA Board to rescue, resuscitate scheme

Vice- President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has inaugurated a 17-member Board for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) with a call on the members to use their expertise and experience to rescue and resuscitate the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). “We have got to save and resuscitate the NHIS,” he said, adding, “You have got to put your minds and efforts into service so that together with government, we work to rescue and resuscitate the scheme.” Board members The board has Professor Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, a nominee of the President, as the…

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