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Don’t use idioms in relation to yourself, they’ll stick – Mahama advises Akufo-Addo

Former president John Mahama has sarcastically described President Akufo Addo as a dog as he advised him about how to avoid using idioms in speeches as a president in Ghana. The immediate past flag bearer the National Democratic Congress took to Twitter to advise his successor. He tweeted: “Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They’ll …

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I will not let you down, I promise – New UG Chancellor

Newly appointed Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Mary Chinery-Hesse, has vowed not to fall short in her duties as head of the institution but will strive to do better than her predecessors. Deeming her appointment as an “honour” and a “pleasant beam of light,” Mary Chinery-Hesse praised her predecessors for doing a great job in ensuring the premiere university …

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Two suspected robbers arrested in Tamale

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police in Tamale for allegedly attacking and robbing two persons at Kanvili-Tuunayili, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The suspects who allegedly robbed the victims, Foritong Cindy Yenulom and Anaba Rophina of Gh¢300, an Infinix note and Techno mobile phones have been identified as …

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Demonstrate honesty, integrity, sound knowledge of law – Akufo-Addo to new judges

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged judges of the High Court to demonstrate, in during their period in office, that they are honest, possess integrity and a sound knowledge of the law. According to President Akufo-Addo, the situation, where judges proffer judgements on the basis of decisions from lower courts and cite them as law, is not acceptable, and even less …

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Ofori Atta’s opinion does not stand in Akufo-Addo’s free SHS vision – Abdul-Hamid

The Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has asked the public to disregard the recent assertion by the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta that those who can afford school fees for their wards under the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy should be allowed to do so. Dr. Hamid who appeared ‘irritated’ when a journalist asked a question about …

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All you need to know about the CEOs and MDs of 5 ‘merged’ banks

The Bank of Ghana on Wednesday August 1, 2018, announced that it has consolidated five domestic banks into what it calls the Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. The five banks are uniBank, Royal Bank, Sovereign Bank, Beige Bank and the Construction Bank. Below are the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of the five banks that have been ‘merged’ by the …

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Banks consolidation: Bank owners, BoG officials who issued fake licences must be jailed – Analyst

Financial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford, has urged the state to prosecute and jail Bank of Ghana (BoG) officials who issued fraudulent licenses to three banks to operate. Mr Casely-Hayford is also pushing for the prosecution and jailing of the owners of some five banks that have been consolidated because they breached key operating regulations. The central bank put down its foot …

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NAGRAT joins others in the push for double-track suspension

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has joined the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) to call for the suspension of the double-track system for Senior High Schools. The association of graduate teachers wants government to engage enough stakeholders before going ahead with the implementation of the new system. “If it is rolled out anyway without our inputs and …

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Mahama for 2020 will be a disadvantage to NDC – NPP MP

New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North constituency, Fuseini Issah, has said that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be disadvantaged if former president John Mahama is elected to lead the party in the 2020 presidential elections. According to him, John Mahama will not be the best candidate for the party considering many factors including his performance …

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