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Studies show life is sweeter when you’re single

Studies show life is sweeter when you're singleIn the words of Queen Bey (Beyonce), “all the single ladies, put your hands up!” A new study from Science Daily shows being soltera is where it’s at.

With more unmarried people in the U.S. now than ever before (50.2%), there’s a very new and apparent preference for being single and loving it. Now we know that it could be for good reasons.

Longitudinal research shows that single people value meaningful work more than married people, which leads to more job opportunities, more gratifying feelings of independence and greater self-satisfaction. Studies also show that single people are more connected to their parents, siblings, friends, neighbours and coworkers.

When DePaulo compared people who stayed single with those who were married, she found that single people have a heightened sense of self-determination and are more likely to experience “a sense of continued growth and development as a person.”

“The more self-sufficient [single people] were, the less likely they were to experience negative emotions,” DePaulo said. “For married people, the opposite was true.”

But don’t go swearing off marriage for good. DePaulo said that one status isn’t better than the other and notes there is no one blueprint for a good life.

“More than ever before, Americans can pursue the ways of living that work best for them,” she said. “What matters is not what everyone else is doing or what other people thing we should be doing, but whether we can find the places, the spaces, and the people that fit who we really are and allow us to live our best lives.”

So in case you needed a pre-cuffing season pep talk, the stats are all here: you don’t necessarily need a partner to live a happier life. In fact, you might be better off without one for now.

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Sarkodie to organise party for 100 ‘SarkNation’ fans

Sarkodie to organise party for 100 'SarkNation' fans

Back in 2016, Sarkodie‘s attempt to hangout with his fans backfired when some of the fans begun quoting part of his music lyrics to him when he revealed a plate to his exclusive fan-party would cost at most GHc150.

He still have fans at heart and believes he couldn’t have come far without them so in 2017, he will randomly select 100 of his fans.

The selection of fans breakdown is, 30 from Instagram, 30 from Facebook and the final 40 from Twitter.

According to the Ghanaian music icon, “I def can’t do it for all my fans cos I can’t even keep up with the numbers … But hey I love you all ..” he said in tweet.

The said party will be held at an undisclosed location. It’s limited to Ghana.

His tweet which begun with “Hello SarkNation” continued as follows on Thursday, 19 Jan, 2017;

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He wrapped the anticipation with a video meant to selected the lucky fans. The video also detailed his previous tweets.

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Stonebwoy sponsors 5 students from Tema Methodist Senior High School

Stonebwoy sponsors 5 students from Tema Methodist Senior High SchoolGo Higher singer and multiple award winning dancehall artiste of Ghanaian decent has gone back to his alma mater to put smiles on the faces of the students whilst giving generously.

Livingstone Etse Satekla popularly known as Stonebwoy donated undisclosed amount of money to the Tema Methodist Senior High School on Friday, 20 Mauryan 2017.

He was escorted by his former road manger, now manager of BMG, Black Cedis amongst other media entourage.

Stonebwoy‘s donation is to support final year students who’re  embarking on their WASSCE examination this year 2017. Aside the cheque donation, he also gave 5 books of Elorm Bennie’s  “Love Myelitis.”

“I have being through this before and I know how it’s feel when one or two can’t afford to pay all their fees before starting school. “..So i decided to support five students who are unable to afford their school, so they can sit and write their examination and pass with distinction, he said”.
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Pres. Donald Trump’s ‘America first in all’ 10 things to note at his Inauguration

Pres. Donald Trump's 'America first in all' 10 things to note at his Inauguration
Pres. Donald Trump’s ‘America first in all’ 10 things to note at his Inauguration

Donald Trump has taken the oath of office as newly inaugurated president of the United States of America and has given a powerful and unconventional inaugural address as the country’s 45th leader.

The inauguration took place outside US Capitol in Washington, DC on Friday 20 January, ushering in a new political era.

In his inaugural speech, he said: “Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come,”

 “We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.”

He added: “For too long a small group in our nations capital has reaped the rewards of government. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.”

He also pledged to unite the world against “radical Islam”.

Whilst his speech took some 20 minutes to end, we have compiled some top 10 talking points from the speech which you might be interested.

1. Donald Trump said there will be challenges and trials ahead for the United States but Americans will overcome

 2. He said he is transferring power from politicians in Washington DC and giving it to the people

3. He said for too long, a small number of people, the politicians in Washington, enjoyed at the expense of the larger American people and while they celebrated in the capital, there was little to celebrate all across the land

4. According to Trump, party doesn’t matter but whether the government is controlled by the people. He said: “This moment is your moment. It belongs to you.”

Pres. Donald Trump's 'America first in all' 10 things to note at his Inauguration
Pres. Donald Trump

5. Trump says United States of America is for all Americans and January 20, 2017 (his inauguration day) will be remembered as the day the people took back the country from politicians

6. America will now reduce its help to other countries in the world. He said: “We took care of others at own expense…we built others military and made others rich at our own expense.”

7. America will pay more attention to its citizens and reduce loss of lives. Trump said: “American carnage stops right here, right now – no more loss of lives in America”

8. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

9. Whilst many have lost hope in the Trump administration, President Donal Trump gave hope saying: “And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator. So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again.”

10. A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights, and heal our divisions. It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

He rounded his speech saying:

Together, we will make America strong again.

We will make America wealthy again.

We will make America proud again.

We will make America safe again.

And, yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

After finishing his inaugural speech, Barack Obama, the outgoing president, tapped his shoulder and said, “Good job, good job”.

Trump, a 70-year old businessman, has no previous political experience. He is a former reality TV star whose campaign dominated headlines over his shocking comments on minorities, women and rival politicians.

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GHC2M Prudential Bank debt is settled – Finance minister-designate

GHC2M Prudential Bank debt is settled - Finance minister-designate
Ken Ofori-Atta, Former Data Bank boss

Following the leak of the bank’s letter, Mr Ofori-Atta who was the chairman of the 2012 campaign finance team issued a statement at the time to take responsibility, stating that the loan was purely a private transaction which NPP had no hand in contracting.

The bank in 2015 wrote to the NPP to demand repayment of the amount which the party secured as loan to prosecute its campaign but reportedly reneged on its repayment plan.

During his vetting Friday, Minister-designate for Finance, Kenneth Nana Yaw Ofori-Atta who was asked  as to whether he has paid the said amount said “I have put closure to the prudential debt so that is closed.

According to him, the controversial GHC2 million debt owed Prudential Bank Limited by the New Patriotic Party is no-longer an issue.

I have a letter at home with regards to that”. He told members of the Appointments Committee that the amount was paid in full in December but did not indicate which year. “It has been fully paid. It was in December,” he said.

The GHC 2,290,631.36 million loan was obtained to support the operations of the party’s polling station agents during the 2012 general elections. “I am personally liable for any obligation that arises from this transaction and not in any way the New Patriotic Party,” he said in the statement.

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Senior Minister designate, Osafo Marfo to lay off ‘transition workers’

Senior Minister designate, Osafo Marfo to lay off 'transition workers'
Yaw Osafo Marfo, Senior Minister-designate

According to Senior Minister designate, Yaw Osafo Marfo,  the Akufo Addo-led government will not hesitate in sacking all public sector workers whose names were put on the payroll after December 2016.

According to him, he as the leader of the then incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) Transitional Team agreed with the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah who headed the Transitional Team of the then outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) government that there should not be any employment and procurement after the new President had been declared, in order to ensure a smooth transition exercise.

Speaking during his vetting in Accra on Friday, Hon. Osafo Marfo who’s also a former Finance Minister during the esrtwhile Kufour Administration stated that the NPP Transition Team had a big problem with the employment last-minute employment that happened under the NDC government.

“We really didn’t want to shout over these things because we wanted a smooth transition, but naturally these things can be and should be reviewed…it is a matter of course.

There’s a payroll for every department and every institution in this country, so if I’m appointed as the new Minister and you’re not on the payroll till December the day of the election, and you appear on the payroll for January…then when were you enagaged?

You’re going to create a problem, the minister is likely to say that all those who were not on the payroll by a particular date, I’ll do away with their services…I can see that happening. If they’ve been engaged long ago and they were just resuming for whatever reason, they’ll be time to rationalize. If names appear on the payroll after December we’ll definitely lay them off quietly.”

Answering questions for the Appointment Committee of Parliament, Mr Osafo Marfo said “we had an agreement with the outgoing NDC government not to make recruitments and procurements. The NPP government reserves the right to lay off any person recruited after the election results were announced.”

According to the Senior Minister-designate, he, for example, had to stop about eight attempts to auction off vehicles.

He also added that the NDC government erred in law when it made appointments and signed contracts. “The Transition Act was breached as it requires the outgoing government to submit handing over notes a one month to the elections.”

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There have been numerous reports that the NDC government after losing the December 7 elections employed several persons into the public sector.

Former Deputy Attorney General and former MP for Nsuta Kwamang Beposo, Osei Kwame Prempeh for instance alleged on Oman FM that the NDC administration employed as much as 11,000 workers in the public sector between December 7, 2016 and January 7, 2017.

“The recruitment was done in the Tema Port too and all these happened during the transition period,” he said.

According to him, it was because of this last minute employment that NPP supporters decided to besiege some public institutions, threatening to eject the workers.

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Text: Archbishop Duncan-Williams’ US Inaugural Prayer for Pres. Trump

Text: Archbishop Duncan-Williams' US Inaugural Prayer for Pres. TrumpArchbishop and Lady Rosa were honoured to attend the Inauguration of the United States’ 45th President—an impressive transfer of power in the world’s greatest democracy.
The General overseer of the Action Chapel International was the only African known to be invited to pray at this time-honored Service for US Presidents, was joined on the program by globally respected US clergy leaders including Senior Pastor Jentezen Franklin; Pastor Mark Burns; Jerry Falwell, Jr; Rev. James Robison; Dr. James Dobson; Rev. Dr. Luis Leon; and others. The Archbishop has longed preached on the importance of praying for those in authority and had earlier led his congregation Action Chapel International in prayer for the US election.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams' US Inaugural Prayer for Pres. Trump
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams gives the Opening Prayer at the private US Inauguration Day Prayer Service in the presence of President-Elect Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Michael Pence, their families, close friends and colleagues at the historic St. John’s church in Washington DC.

Below is a text of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams’ US Inaugural Prayer:

 “Heavenly Father we thank you for this historic moment; for we are gathered here by your divine providence to hallow your Name and invoke Your blessings.
We recognize that You are Sovereign and You rule in the affairs of men and give the Kingdom to whomsoever you will. We, therefore, give thanks and commit to Your care and to the charge of Your mighty angels, President-Elect Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Michael Pence, the incoming Cabinet and their families.
We pray that you will give them divine fortitude and wisdom greater and above that of Solomon and command divine escapes from unexpected and unforeseen crisis and challenges. We pray that you will satisfy President Trump, his cabinet and their families with long life and show them Your Salvation. We pray that during their term of office the glory and light of the United States of America will shine brighter and brighter unto a perfect day. And Father, we pray that You will move every mountain, obstacle and hill that is before President Trump and this nation; and that You will exalt every valley before them and make every crooked path straight and the rough places plain.
Cause President Trump and his team to soar like an eagle and show this nation a token for good. Father, we ask that you bless America and let America continue to be a blessing to the Nations of the world in Jesus Name.
Amen!”
Archbishop Duncan-Williams Joins US Clergy in a Prayer Session for President Trump
From left to right: Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor Mark Burns, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan – Williams, Dr Jay Strack, Jentezen Franklin and Jerry L Falwell Jr
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Archbishop Duncan-Williams Joins US Clergy in a Prayer Session for President Trump

Archbishop Duncan-Williams Joins US Clergy in a Prayer Session for President Trump
From left to right: Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor Mark Burns, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan – Williams, Dr Jay Strack, Jentezen Franklin and Jerry L Falwell Jr

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams gave the Opening Prayer at the private US Inauguration Day Prayer Service in the presence of President-Elect Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Michael Pence, their families, close friends and colleagues at the historic St. John’s church in Washington DC. Every US President since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 has attended this traditional Prayer Service before being sworn into Office. Directly facing the White House, St. John’s is famously known as the “Church of the Presidents”– every US President since James Madison has worshipped at St. John’s.

In opening the service, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams recognized the sovereignty of God stating: “You rule in the affairs of men and give the Kingdom to whomsoever you will…We pray that you will give [President Trump, Vice President Pence, their families and the Cabinet] divine fortitude and wisdom above that of Solomon and command divine escapes from unexpected and unforeseen crisis and challenges.”

Archbishop, the only African known to be invited to pray at this time-honored Service for US Presidents, was joined on the program by globally respected US clergy leaders including Senior Pastor Jentezen Franklin; Pastor Mark Burns; Jerry Falwell, Jr; Rev. James Robison; Dr. James Dobson; Rev. Dr. Luis Leon; and others. The Archbishop has longed preached on the importance of praying for those in authority and had earlier led his congregation Action Chapel International in prayer for the US election.
Archbishop and Lady Rosa were honoured to attend the Inauguration of the United States’ 45th President—an impressive transfer of power in the world’s greatest democracy.
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Photos: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter, Carissa flaunt curves

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter, Carissa flaunt curves
Photos: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter, Carissa flaunt curves

We can recall back in 2014 when Carissa in attempt to mark her 21st birthday, Sharon Oyakhilome, who is also a gospel singer, with the stage name Carissa Sharon (CSO), held a bikini party in London with her friends in attendance.

In 2014 she was the Bikini party girl, 2015 she took her music lessons to a greater height but was slowed down by her parents inability to keep loving themselves to help her focus more in 2016 but 2017 is here and Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome is back with some curvy photos on the Gram!

The beautiful daughter to the separated parents, Pastor Chris and Anita Oyakhilome manages to keep her head up high and not listen to whatever people have to say.

She has been a good girl so far amid all her worries. She still have good things to say about God on her social pages.

Take away any odd, she’s one gorgeous lady! Her curves, complexion and most importantly her charming smile got fans showering praises on her.

On Instagram page, Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome flaunted her curves without having to reveal any part of her body.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter, Carissa flaunt curves