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Ablakwa waxes philosophical in loaded response to Bagbin

Member of Parliament for North Tongu and former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has responded to claims his appointment in the government of ex-President John Mahama partly cost the National Democratic Congress the 2016 elections. Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and flagbearer aspirant of the NDC, Alban Sumana Bagbin claims Ablakwa’s appointment, along with several others were wrong and …

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Media have been most disappointing in helping EC – Dr. Afari-Gyan

A former Commissioner of the Electoral Commission, Ghana, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has slammed the media for what he described as a “missed opportunity to be a public educator and a guardian of democracy”. In the view of the eminent academic and longest-serving Chairman of Ghana’s election-management body, the media have so far been “disappointing” in their approach to “electoral reporting …

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Woes of Odaw River deepens

From the dumping of waste to massive silting, the woes of Accra’s Odaw River is deepening by the day as the river is now being clogged up by weeds. The invasion of the weeds, which is concentrated in places where the river is heavily silted at Odorna, is threatening its continued existence. A lot has been written and said about …

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Six hotels closed down for operating without licences

Six hotels have been closed down in the Eastern Region for operating without the requisite licences from the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA). Officials of the GTA and the Regional Police Command closed down the hotels last Monday, as part of a one-week clampdown on illegal tourism facilities in the region. Two out of the six that were closed down were …

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Kofi Annan was a man of integrity – Angelina Jolie

The world has since Saturday been celebrating the memory of the late Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian-born former UN Secretary-General. Mr. Annan died in his sleep at age 80 on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Berne, Switzerland. His death came as a shock to the world, especially when majority were not aware he was sick. Superstars around the world took to …

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Minority in Parliament petitions IMF, World Bank over $2bn Chinese deal

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is bent on sabotaging the $2 billion Chinese Loan that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is securing to undertake many priority infrastructure projects across the country. The $2 billion barter deal signed between the Government of Ghana and Sinohydro of China is expected to bring massive transformation, especially in the road sector. Many …

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Man kills giant snake trying to swallow his daughter

But for the timely intervention of Eklu Awayi, a native of Dzodze Awayikorpe in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region, his daughter and wife would have been devoured by a massive python in their farm. Narrating the incident, the 38-year-old man said he was on his farm with the wife and less than a year old daughter when …

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Less than GHC255K was stolen from us, not GHC110M; CalBank clarifies

CalBank has denied media reports that an Ivorian has been arrested for syphoning over GH¢110Million from the bank According to a press statement released by the bank, the total amount at risk in the said fraudulent transaction was “less GH¢255, 000 of which GH¢130, 000 has been recovered”. “The Bank’s IT risk systems upon detecting the fraudulent acts immediately stopped …

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Duffuor drags BoG to court over uniBank ‘troubles’

Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana and major shareholder of the defunct uniBank Ghana Limited, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has sued the central bank over the revocation of uniBank’s operating licence. In the statement of claim sighted by Myjoyonline.com, Dr Duffuor wants the High Court to order an injunction “restraining the [Bank of Ghana] from expropriating uniBank by its purported …

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Police invites Kumikasa over false report

The Eastern Region Media Excellence Awards Blogger of the year, Ransford Kumi of Kumikasa.com was yesterday invited by the Eastern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) under the Ghana Police service over a recent publication made on two Koforidua based Kingdom FM presenters. According to the publication from the early hours of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the two presenters of the …

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