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Court to rule of Wisa’s “no case” on January 22

An Accra Circuit Court has fixed January 22, next year to rule on a submission of no case filed on behalf of Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa, a Hiplife Artiste, who has been accused of displaying his manhood during a performance. Prosecution after calling witnesses closed its case before the court. However, lawyer for Wisa, Jerry Avernogbor has filed a submission of no case. According to Mr. Avernogbor the prosecutio ...

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National ID cards to be issued in January 2018

The National Identification Authority (NIA) should be issuing the National ID cards from January 2018, barring any last minute hitch. This is the indication from the Office of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The move will however depend on the maturity of the Legislative Instrument (LI) on the policy currently before Parliament. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, December 21st 2017, ...

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Customs intercepts fake US dollars at Sogakope

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has intercepted fake US dollar notes amounting to $358,000 at Sogakope in the Volta Region. The fake notes, in $100 denominations, were concealed in a Nigeria-registered commercial Nissan Pathfinder vehicle, with registration number AKD 710 EP. According to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of the Aflao Border, Mr Frank Cudjoe Ashongthe, parcel co ...

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NPP polls: I stand tall – Ntim

A National Chairman hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has said he is more qualified to become the next national Chairman of the NPP. According to him, he has the experience, the integrity, the pedigree to occupy the position, and has also made a lot of sacrifices for the party – qualities he believes put him ahead of his competitors. Mr Ntim told Agyin Barima, sit-in host of ...

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BOST commits to supply petroleum products to West African countries

• Mr Obeng leading the team on inspection tour of one of the depots Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Co. Ltd (BOST), has affirmed its commitment to continue to supply petroleum products to Burkina Faso through SONABY, a Burkinabe state owned company, responsible for procurement of petroleum products  for that country. Additionally, BOST will also be extending the supply to Mali and Niger very soon, Mr. A ...

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Parliament rejects budget allocation for Office of Senior Minister

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education Parliament has rejected the budget estimate for the Office of the Senior Minister for the year ending December 31, 2018 for its planned programmes and policies. The House argued that the office is not a legal creation and could not be allocated any funds from the national budget as an independent agency. Leading the rejection in Parli ...

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ANC picks Ramaphosa as leader

Mr Ramaphosa has spoken out strongly against state corruption South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process. Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president in 2019 polls ...

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Thousands stranded by airport power cut

Many hundreds of flights have been cancelled Passengers at the world’s busiest airport faced a second day of disruption on Monday after a power cut led to hundreds of cancellations. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport lost power on Sunday, affecting tens of thousands of people. Passengers were left in darkened terminals or on board planes. Power was restored overnight and a handful of passenger flights res ...

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Zenith University College graduates 257 students

Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah( second left) Chairman of council for Zenith University college congratulating first class graduand. Photo: Vincent Dzatse The Chairman of the Governing Council of Zenith University College, Professor Jephus Anamuah Mensah has called on the government to as a matter of urgency, step in and review the exorbitant affiliation fees paid by private universities to their parent institut ...

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Don’t misuse grants, loans, Business Devt Minister cautions young entrepreneurs

Mr Mohammed Awal (third from right) inspecting sandals made by Mabel Simpson (left) of Creative Entrpreneur during the exhibition.Photo.Ebo Gorman The Minister of Business Development, Mohammed Ibrahim Awal has cautioned business startups and young entrepreneurs against using grants or loans provided by the government for unproductive ventures. He was making particular reference to government’s initiative t ...

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