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An upscale Nairobi building complex was attacked by terrorists

An upscale building in Kenyan was attacked today. A terrorist group Al- Shabab claims responsibility

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Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack at an upscale hotel complex in Kenya’s capital on Monday that left an unconfirmed number of people dead – as authorities continue to search buildings hours after the assault began.

The suspected terror attack at the complex in Nairobi’s Westlands neighborhood — which includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices — began around 3 p.m. Tuesday with an explosion targeting three vehicles outside a bank. A suicide bomber then blew up in the hotel lobby as people rushed to safety or took shelter inside the buildings, Kenyan National Police said in a statement.

By 8:30 p.m., officials were still at the complex combing through buildings, freeing people and confronting possible attackers.

“We regret to confirm that at approximately 3 p.m. today [Tuesday], a group of armed assailants attacked the Dusit Complex in a suspected terror attack. Security and emergency teams immediately responded to the incident and have cordoned off the area. The situation is being managed and residents are being screened and evacuated from the area,” police said in a statement.

It’s unclear the number of casualties, but a Kenyan police officer who was among the first on the scene of the attack said: “There was no time to count the dead but it is true that there are people who are dead.”

The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said some bodies were in restaurants downstairs and that colleagues saw others in offices upstairs scattered among broken glass and blood. A witness said he saw five bodies at the hotel entrance alone —  and there could be scores more dead.

He said that other people were shouting for help and “when we rushed back to try to rescue them, gunshots started coming from upstairs, and we had to duck because they were targeting us and we could see two guys shooting.”

Police said they were at the scene to “engage the attackers.” It’s unclear how many assailants took part in the assault.

“We are aware that armed criminals are holding up in the hotel and specialist forces are now currently flushing them out. However, we regret to inform that there have been injuries in the attack and we are in the process of confirming the numbers and types of injuries incurred,” police said. “We have been vigilant throughout the holiday season and therefore all public and other hotel premises remain under close watch. Reports from throughout the country indicate that everything remains calm and normal.”

Several people who worked in the buildings that were under attack told Reuters some of their colleagues were still inside hiding under desks.

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AKWABOAH ACCUSED OF STEALING SONG

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Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr, known in showbiz circles as Akwaboah

Musician K. Bibini has accused singer and songwriter Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr, known in showbiz circles as Akwaboah of stealing his song ‘Obiara W) problem’.

According to Mr Bibini, his song and the song ‘Problem’ Akwaboah wrote and featured Nautyca had the same concept.

“He has the same introduction and the concept of the rich and the poor having problems, but decided to use names I didn’t mention in the song,” he stated.

Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM’s morning show Day Break Hitz, he said he had been working on his song ‘Obiara W) Problem’ for a very long time and realised Akwaboah had stolen his concept when he listened to his song.

“We started working on the song about 15 years ago. We started with promotions, but a presenter sent me a link that…

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D’Banj And Don Jazzy To Reconcile?

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don jazzyDon Jazzy and D’Banj are two big names familiar to every music lover in Nigeria, the two entertainers have carved niche for themselves not only in Nigeria but also the rest of the world. It is safe to say the two stars are international artistes not just Nigerian. The duo made headlines with hits in the early 20s and they were adjudged the most popular duo in the industry. The only big group that can be compared to D’Banj/ Don Jazzy combination in Nigeria then was P-Square (Still together). It was a smooth jolly ride for the then Mo’Hits group headlined by Jazzy and D’Banj before their infamous split in 2012.
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Dawn ODG’s Birthday Message to Diana Donkor

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The The Biggest popular  Hip Pop Artiste named “Victory Gadossey” Popularly known as “Dawn ODG” wishes his close buddy a happy birthday in an outstanding way .He enclosed his message in a simple way tagged below. The message shows real care and love for his buddy Diana Donkor 
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   I’ve known you for as long as I can remember and there’s no other person deserving of having a perfect day like you today. Can’t believe how lucky I am to have found a friend like you. You make every day of my life so special. It’s my goal to make sure your birthday is one of the most special days ever.
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I AM TOO BIG TO STEAL A SONG – AKWABOAH

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Singer and songwriter Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr, known in showbiz circles as Akwaboah says he is too big to steal a song and has thus debunked claims by singer K. Bibini that he has stolen his song.

According to the singer, he has so many songs to his credit and didn’t do that by stealing people’s songs because it comes naturally to him by the grace of God.

“I am too big for that, my spirit and soul wouldn’t permit me to do that.To take someone’s song and redo is below my standard,” he stated.

“I have so many songs to my credit, is it now that I will listen to someone’s song to write mine? If I want to steal someone’s song I would have stolen my grandfather’s.”

Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM morning show Day Break Hitz, he noted that he doesn’t know anyone called K….

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According to him, he is determined to use his influence in the music industry to impact people positively.

The musician, speaking on Vim Talk, hosted by Afia Pokua explained that “man was created in life for two things; to serve God and to serve mankind.”

Having served mankind, he believes it’s now time to serve God. He made this statement when asked why he decided to become a pastor.

Trigmatic added that, everybody has his/her own life in his/her hands. “I have to be able to serve God. I am a very influential person, so if I can’t use my influence to impact people positively, or towards God, then what is the point of it?”

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The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that her outfit had begun compiling a list of the cleanest and dirtiest areas in Ghana which will soon be released.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show, Tuesday, the Minister reiterated calls by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa and said she was optimistic that the dreams would be materialised.

“I had a smooth transition from the Aviation Ministry and have settled well here (Sanitation Ministry) and working hard to achieving a clean Ghana. Ghana is clean but can be cleaner so I’m compiling a list of cleanest and dirtiest areas in Ghana and the result will be out soon,” she disclosed.

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