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The UK has voted to leave the European Union
after 43 years in a historic referendum.
Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales
voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland
and Northern Ireland backed staying in the EU.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's
"independence day" but the Remain camp called it
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar
since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more
than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout
at a UK election since 1992.
Wales and the majority of England outside London
voted in large numbers for Brexit.
Labour's Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said
the Bank of England may have to intervene to
shore up the pound, which lost 3% within
moments of the first result showing a strong result
for Leave in Sunderland and fell as much as 6.5%
against the euro.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage - who has campaigned
for the past 20 years for Britain to leave the EU -
told cheering supporters "this will be a victory for
ordinary people, for decent people".
Mr Farage - who predicted a Remain win at the
start of the night after polls suggested that would
happen - said Thursday 23 June would "go down
in history as our independence day".
He called on Prime Minister David Cameron, who
called the referendum but campaigned
passionately for a Remain vote, to quit
A Labour source said: "If we vote to leave,
Cameron should seriously consider his position."
But pro-Leave Conservatives including Boris
Johnson and Michael Gove have signed a letter to
Mr Cameron urging him to stay on whatever the
Labour former Europe Minister Keith Vaz told the
BBC the British people had voted with their
"emotions" and rejected the advice of experts who
had warned about the economic impact of leaving
He said the EU should call an emergency summit
to deal with the aftermath of the vote, which he
described as "catastrophic for our country, for the
rest of Europe and for the rest of the world".
Germany's foreign minister Frank Walter
Steinmeier describes the referendum result as as
"a sad day for Europe and Great Britain".
But Leave supporting Tory MP Liam Fox said
voters had shown great "courage" by deciding to
"change the course of history" for the UK and, he
hoped, the rest of Europe.
And he called for a "period of calm, a period of
reflection, to let it all sink in and to work through
what the actual technicalities are," insisting that Mr
Cameron must stay on as PM.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said
that the EU vote "makes clear that the people of
Scotland see their future as part of the European
Union" after all 32 local authority areas returned
majorities for Remain.
Analysis by Prof John Curtice
London has voted to stay in the EU by around 60%
However, no other region of England has voted in
favour of remaining.
The referendum has underlined the social and
cultural gap between London and provincial
Remain's defeat seems to have been primarily the
product of the decisions made by voters living
north of the M4.
Throughout the Midlands and the North of England
the level of support for Remain was well below
what was required for it to win at least 50% of the
vote across the UK as a whole.
Britain would be the first country to leave the EU
since its formation - but a leave vote will not
immediately mean Britain ceases to be a member
of the 28-nation bloc.
That process could take a minimum of two years,
with Leave campaigners suggesting during the
referendum campaign that it should not be
completed until 2020 - the date of the next
scheduled general election.
The prime minister will have to decide when to
trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would
give the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal.
Once Article 50 has been triggered a country can
not rejoin without the consent of all member
Mr Cameron has previously said he would trigger
Article 50 as soon as possible after a leave vote
but Boris Johnson and Michael Gove who led the
campaign to get Britain out of the EU have said he
should not rush into it.
But they also said they want to make immediate
changes before the UK actually leaves the EU, such
as curbing the power of EU judges and limiting the
free movement of workers, potentially in breach the
UK's treaty obligations.
The government will also have to negotiate its
future trading relationship with the EU and fix trade
deals with non-EU countries.
In Whitehall and Westminster, there will now begin
the massive task of unstitching the UK from more
than 40 years of EU law, deciding which directives
and regulations to keep, amend or ditch.
The Leave campaign argued during a bitter four-
month referendum campaign that the only way
Britain could "take back control" of its own affairs
would be to leave the EU.
Leave dismissed warnings from economists and
international bodies about the economic impact of
Brexit as "scaremongering" by a self-serving elite
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
This piece came to my mail from a friend I have no idea who the author is though but want to share with you
I could not keep it to myself anymore. I drove all the way to Dad's office and confessed to him I was in love with a young lady.
He asked for her name and description. He kept smiling. We prayed together and trusted God for His leading. Dad did not say a word.
Two days after my wife said "Yes" to my proposal, I told both dad and mum as a birthday gift for him.
Mum smiled and said, "Months earlier when your father went to preach in the Corpers Fellowship, he saw her and the Holy Spirit told him, "Isn't she the wife of your son?"I was the only unmarried son. He kept his fingers crossed till I told him. Yet he did not utter a word but he knew already.
I want to talk to men: You MUST be the priest of your home. Nothing must happen without your knowing. If your wife is the one waking you up for family devotion and setting the pace, something is wrong with you!
You must have charted the course of your children in prayer. Call them by name in prayer and prophecy over them. Bless your wife daily. Lay hands on her before you step out.
What makes a man is far beyond finance and romance- you must be a man of prayer! Nothing must happen in your home until you permit it (not by stubborn conducts but prayers).
Brother, if you are unmarried now and you are not learning to pray, you are living like a spiritual gambler saying "what will be will be"; you better wake up, smell the coffee. Stop sleeping like a log of wood. Wake up at night. Blast in tongues by the Spirit. Take on the Word and confess it. Do not leave your future home to chance. Marriage is not a ludo game.
Fathers and fathers to be, take your place. Build finance. Learn Romance but Exercise your Spirit and take your place.
Monday, June 13, 2016
(An open letter by Bernard Ralph Adams)
I cannot wait for that day - that frabjous day to say 'I do' but before then, here is the real me you need to know. You may know me from a distance or in person but trust me you know nothing about me as the saying goes "People only sees what you allow them to know and see" No female friend knows of what am about to tell you.
Hmmm! It's quite a long miscellaneous but let me starting moving. I am maverick. I'm among the few guys who sees only the good side of everything. I don't value material things neither do I treasure them. I'm very controversial and defend every side I take, been it good or evil. I once remember during my late teenage I visited a friend who stays 30 minutes drive from where I reside. We spent time happily together since it been a while we heard from each other. We tete-a-tete, playing video games to discussing trending issues for almost three (3) hours before I realized everywhere was dark. I hurriedly told my friend (David) Man : I wan go huz
He replied : Charlie don't mk dull just now?
I rushed and picked my bag and oya I left. God so good I got a cab upon reaching the near by junction. I stopped the car and sat in panting seriously because I knew my mom would be very worried. Half journey on the road I picked my wallet and paid the driver fifteen (15) minutes later I was at my destination. I alighted and went home only to see my mom worried just like I thought, I greeted and head toward my room. Feeling tired I relaxed on my bed for about ten (10) minutes, I waked up and started off loading the items in my bag only to find out I have lost Ghs50 I moved to the hall to check if I could find it on the study table but to no avail. I called my friend (David) on phone and asked if I left the money at his side. But he said at the other end of the phone naa. Not knowing all this while whiles i was searching for the money my Mom was sitting comfortably watching a Philippines soap opera 'Her mother's daughter'. She muttered Hollandsworth, have you lost something ? I replied yes.
she asked what have I lost I replied, my money.
she asked again what is the exact amount? I remember I kindly replied, Mom if I tell you the amount, you would end up worried and insult me saying I am careless and after all, you can't do anything about the past I have life and can earn more. The only word my mom gasped was I knew you wouldn't definitely tell me. Babe, l don't worry over what can do nothing about. Learn from my mom how she responded. Same may happen. That is who I am
I am self motivated type of person. Despite all the stress I pull for being controversial I carry on my duties as I want to. Once upon a time I wrote an article about one of Ghana's celebrity. In the article I expressed myself how I see the personality without being bias. An hour later my inbox started flooding with insults, curses name them. I nearly lose focused. But I encouraged myself saying 'this is the work I do' and threatening and insults are some of the risks involved. One basic principle I always live with is 'the power of the mind' (thinking manipulating the mind to get an answer) I am not moved by what I see or hear. It's all centered on me pursuing life how I want it to be. I hardly understand how hurt one becomes because of how he thinks.
Not too friendly, shy a bit jealous. I am phlegmatic by temperament too inward and private but a bit melancholic. I hardly make new friends but keep the little I make. My name can never to left out through all the schools I attended when listing shy guys. I recall a certain girl (Josephine) would always ask, Ralph are you that shy? I always replies No, but hiding my face. Lol. This same instance happened early this year. My junior brother and I met a female friend. We conversed for about thirty (30) minutes. Later that day I was checking my WhatsApp messages and saw a message from the girl we meet. The message reads "Ralph are you that shy ? I texted back No am not shy just that I speak I don't talk (I have been asked hundreds time and I always give the same answer).
I am one kind of person who loves so much with passion and does the vice versa. If you are lucky I choose you. Is you I love and nobody else. I am jealous just like God told the Israelite in the Biblical days. I am not selfish I believe you need to reciprocate what I does.
Man after my words.
Beauty, if I promise I fulfill, no matter what it takes to fulfill as far as I said, i go by my promise. Just as King Herod who promised with an oath Herodias daughter after she has danced to entertain his guest at his birthday party to give her whatever she ask, and when the little girl asked for John the Baptist head, he ordered to his execution to beheaded John the Baptist. As the King obeyed is an epitome of me. My yes means, YES, my no means, No.
I am Catholic than the Pope himself I was born into a Christian family precisely Assemblies Of God Family. My Dad a Pastor. So imagine the life I live. I believe strongly that Jesus Christ is the son of God and our Saviour. I have adopted the Grace teachings as my life (you know the name and claim, once saved forever saved stuffs)
Hate comparison likes who l am and who you are. There is this story I read a year ago about how two lovers broke up due to how the lady wanted to be treated just like her friend's lover and lack of effective communication. Appreciation they say is the ladder to greatness. I like whatever I do and what you will do. This saying which always get me laughing 'love me, like my dog'
I don't work for money. I enjoy almost 99.9% what I do. Not for the monies, fame or girls. Because I want do it. From publishing inspirational messages to daily news writing. A man within the ages of 35 - 40 years asked me one day where did you learn how to do all what you does ? I don't understand how a young guy like you knows most things. I smiled and replied, I sleep late in the night most times 1:00am and wake up early as 4:00am and I always learn.
Sweetheart, I give away freely I am an open source advocate
Regarding the food I like. Ermm! There is this worldly saying the way to a man's heart is through food that doesn't apply to me.
Among all the dishes prepared and served in Ghana I eat few of them. I only eat one food we get from Maize. I was told I use to eat but got to a time I fall ill whenever I eat so they stop feeding me with such foods. For two decade now rice is in the menu of my everyday food.
Beauty, Queen, my princess I hope you have today known what you never knew about me. And we gonna be happy together in the near future.
From your lover,
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Facebook users with a synced photo album are
receiving an email from the social network that
says they’ll have to install and log in to the
company’s Moments app by July 7, or else have
all their photos inside that album deleted.
The app, released last year, allows for private
uploads of photos for sharing with friends without
actually putting them onto the social network.
Before Moments, Facebook put into its main app a
similar feature called Photo Sync, back in 2012,
which, when turned on, automatically uploaded
photos from a smartphone into a private “Synced
from phone” album.
That album will be going away after July 7,
making Moments the way Facebook wants its
users to automatically upload photos privately.
Rather not deal with Moments? There’s another
option for rescuing your synched photos, says
If you “don’t want to download Moments, [you]
will also be able to download a zip file of your
synced photos from your Facebook profile on your
computer before July 7th,” the company said in
an emailed statement.
Techcrunch reported the July deadline earlier
Thursday, June 9, 2016
I received this message, a wonderful piece this morning from a female friend and want to share with you. Kindly read, it got me thinking the youngsters of today.
Welcome to Ghanaian campuses where little girls
are practising 'wifely functions'! Just visit the boys'
hostels and you would be disappointed to find out
that it is now common for a girl to live in with a
course mate. It is now common for her lover to
give her the popular compliment 'you look sexy
my gal' and she would gladly reply 'thank you
honey' with a flirty voice and a romantic smile.
Who is her lover? A 300 level student whose CGPA
is barely up to 1.78! And they are aiming for the
next best couple award for the session by the
departmental association. So, the girl need to live
in with him to prepare along.
What nonsense! It seems that some girls suddenly
loose their senses immediately they gain
admission. I've seen that some of them have no
more sense of caution, honour and dignity. They
would change their wardrobes and acquire a new
set of make ups just to look 'campussy' and sexy
enough for the guys. In months, they would start
sleeping around with little boys. I mean boys who
collect pocket money from their uncles! Dirty boys
who most of the time are infected with sexually
Hey! I want you to know that you were sent to
school to obtain a degree not a disease. The
campus is called a school; school not sex! You
are on campus to receive education not
ejaculation. You are here to master the use of a
pen not the pleasures of a penis. Wake up girl! Do
some thinking. Your future is greater than the 'best
You cook for a boy you are more intelligent than.
You give your virginity to a boy who will definitely
leave you after graduation. You play wife to a boy
who cannot even care for himself. Oh, you have
given too much. Enough! Open your eyes! Can't
you see you're being foolish? You are passing
through the fears of unwanted pregnancies yet you
are opening your legs to a coward who cannot
stand before your father. And when you eventually
gets pregnant, he would brutally advise you to
abort it and you would timidly agree; then face the
consequences later. What a shame!
You may master the use of condoms but you can't
master the punishment of your conscience.
Don't you know you are bringing shame to your
family? Don't you know that you are cursing your
mother by accepting to sleep with a boy (not even
a man) without her consent? I cautioned a girl
against sleeping around and she replied 'Sheddy, I
don't sleep around; its only one boyfriend I have
and am faithful to him'. What impunity! That's
classified harlotry. And don't you know that
sleeping with a man without your father's
blessings is bringing a curse to your future? What
happened to your cultural values? Somewhere in
your heart you know he would use you and dump
you; so why are you setting up yourself for a
heartbreak? I want to remind you that you are a
lady and one day you may get married. And your
husband would know that you are such a dirty
bitch who sleeps with anything in trousers. The
greatest gift a lady would give to her husband on
the wedding night is her virginity less lost it out of
(rape) not the certificate of best couple of the year
on campus! The other gifts for the rest of her life
are her care and character not her curves and
complexion! Real men know this; so, get it
Those treacherous boys would call you 'sexy' and
you would answer? Oh, sorry! They touch your
breast and you would smile? They would ask you
out and you would oblige? Oh, you are indeed a
mistake. Am not saying that you should be rude or
never live a 'social life' but I want you to think
deeper than you are currently doing. I want to turn
your attention back to your books.
You are not in school for breast exhibition. So, pay
less attention to those boobs and give more
attention to your books!
You are not in school for cat walking show.
You are rather here to show us the dignity of
You are here to prove to us that you are costly.
So, why make yourself so cheap?
I am writing this with both love and pain in my
heart and that's why am sounding stern. I know
about two girls now that have been living with
their boyfriend since year one and as it is now
they can't even even count how many abortions
they had for that same boy sch bae it's now like a
normal thing to them, the last one she did almost
took her life and that made her bleed for 4months
imagine how you do feel with ordinary 4 dayz of
menstruation left alone living with it for months..
As a matter of fact one of them have damaged her
fallopian tube due to excessive of contraceptives
she has taken to prevent pregnancy. I want you to
look beyond now and think of what advise you
would give your own daughter when you become a
mother. I hope I have not offended you...if I have,
To the decent girls I have seen on campus: do not
be swayed by these evil. Be consistent and keep
celebrating your purity. I am always proud of you.
And God is more proud of you. Please share this
message with all your friends on this campus and
let's restore some dignity.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Musicians Union Of Ghana (MUSIGA) has released a statement signed by the President of the association Bice Osei Kuffour banning the playing of songs which contains adult words on the airwaves. It continued to advice musician/songwriters to abstain from writing songs with profane lyrics.
Read the statement below
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has
noted with concern, the rising incidence of
profane lyrics in songs released by Ghanaian
This current trend is particularly disturbing
considering the fact that these songs are played
without any radio edits on primetime radio and
given wide currency on social media.
In that regard, the Union is calling on musicians
and songwriters in Ghana to desist from writing
songs with profane lyrics. As much as the Union
appreciates the creative liberties of songwriters to
freely express themselves, it is essential that
artistes appreciate the impact of their songs on
the public especially in an era where technology
has made it relatively easier for songs to be
MUSIGA is, therefore, urging all musicians to be
mindful of the need to provide inspiring and
positive lyrics in our songs. In the same breadth,
we are also calling on radio and television station
operators to be mindful of their role as
gatekeepers of society and be circumspect in
what they play on air. We are also calling on the
National Media Commission to throw their
spotlight on the content of music played on air
not only on the political content of programmes.
As the nation prepares for elections in November,
we of the Musicians Union of Ghana would like to
urge all Ghanaians to be vigilant in ensuring that
the elections are peaceful and credible.
Bice Osei Kuffour
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John
Kudalor has announced the Ghana Police Service
is considering blocking social media across the
country on election day.
He is concerned that social media could be used
as a tool for misinformation thus posing a danger
to the nation’s security during the polls.
"At one stage I was even saying that if it
becomes critical on the eve and the election day
we shall block all social media as other countries
have done. So we are thinking about it," John
Kudalor said at a media interaction in Accra,
In a later interview with Joy News, he said “If
people are churning out the type of information
which are quite false then why not? The security
of this nation is paramount.”
According to him, blacking out Facebook, Twitter
and other media platforms is one of the several
options under discussion.
The black-out, he said, would be less than 24
hours, from 7am to 5pm, which are the voting
hours in Ghana.
The IGP said Ghana can learn from examples in
other African countries which limited the use of
social media on election day.
Uganda, in a surprise move, shut down social
media on election day February 19, 2016. Voters
woke up to realize their to access social media
platforms has been cut.
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni defended
the ban as a "security measure to avert lies ...
intended to incite violence and illegal declaration
of election results."
Several countries have interfered with or banned
access to the social networking website
Facebook, including Bangladesh , China , Iran ,
North Korea and Syria although the bans were
not related to elections.
The impact of social media on elections has
become a fascinating subject for research among
social scientist. One study published in 2012
found that Facebook feeds have a significant
impact on voting patterns.
In the US, political analysts have observed that
social media could decide who wins the
presidential elections in November.