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DVLA To Issue License In 2 Weeks, Starting July

With effect from July this year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) will be issuing licenses to applicants in a space of two weeks, the Chief Executive of DVLA, Ing. Noble John Appiah has assured. He explained the two-week period would be after applicants have gone through all the theory and practical processes. Explaining how that would be attainable, he said centralised capturing equipment ...

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Attorney-General yet to pay compensation 3 years after police shot 20-year old

The Attorney-General's Department has failed to pay compensation to a 25-year old man bedridden since 2011 after a police officer shot a vehicle he was sitting in. Since the Attorney-General’s Department agreed to an out-of-court settlement in February 2013, lawyers for Stephen Arthur say no money has been paid. “But it is now May. If you call the office of A-G, they never call you back…it is always one sto ...

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Four computers ‘containing voter registration data’ stolen

Four computers used by the Electoral Commission (EC) for the Limited Biometric Voter Registration exercise have been stolen at Savelugu in the Northern region. The office of the Commission was broken into through the window Sunday night. "The locks were still on as if nothing had happened" when electoral officers went to the office, Joy News Northern regional correspondent Matina Bugri reported. A technicia ...

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Ghana Marches In Remembrance Of May 9 Stadium Disaster Victims

A massive crowd of people in their thousands came out on the streets of Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region of Ghana today to march in remembrance of over 127 people who died in a stampede at the Ohene Djan sports stadium in Accra on May 9 2001 during a soccer game between two of Ghana’s biggest football clubs, Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The street march form part of a series of events ...

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Nigeria’s president finally signs long-delayed budget

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law a budget for 2016 after months of wrangling. He had refused to approve the 6.08tn-naira ($30.6bn; £21bn) budget amid claims of mismanagement and kickbacks among the officials who drew it up. The budget triples capital expenditure in Nigeria. Some 34 projects will get extra spending to help revive the economy, including improvements to power, h ...

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Bawumia Challenges Gov’t Over Debt Figures & Retrenchment Plans

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP Vice-Presidential Candidate, has stated that President John Mahama and members of his government deliberately misled the Ghanaians on the end of year debt figures for 2015 when they claimed that the figure was less than 99 billion Ghana Cedis. Delivering a lecture at the Accra Polytechnic last Thursday, Dr. Bawumia disputed the figures and challenged the government to disclose the ...

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Chief Invokes Curses On Foreigners Who Register

The Krontihene of Gravel yard suburb in Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region, Nana Kwadwo Obeng, has invoked curses on non-indegenes and foreigners who attempt to register in his area in the ongoing limited registration exercise. According to him, intelligence gathered indicates that, some politicians are transporting 'foreigner's from across the borders of the district to have their names writt ...

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Ghana to become petroleum hub in West Africa – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama says all is set for Ghana to become the hub for petroleum services in the West Africa sub-region.​ According to him, considering the current operation and storage capacity of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) as well as the revamped Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), nothing can stop the country from exporting oil to its neighbours. President Mahama made this ...

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Nigerian stabbed to death over stolen tooth brush

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested a Nigerian trader for allegedly stabbing to death a fellow Nigerian over a stolen tooth brush. the Accra Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge said the deceased, Sunday Orga was living with the suspect, Marvelous Okere, 26, a trader, with five others in the same room along the Nungua beach Drive r ...

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NHIA accused of investing money of service providers in T-bills

The 2016 flagbearer of the People’s National Convention, Dr Edward Mahama, has accused the National Health Insurance Authority of investing money meant for service providers in treasure bills. “I have been reliably informed that some of the money have been put in account [into] Treasury bill [or] whatever to mature and provide money for some people”, Mr Mahama said on Joy TV’s current affairs programme Puls ...

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