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Mosul mosque ruin’s ‘shows IS defeat’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS). Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops. IS said American aircraft had destroyed the complex, a claim denied by the US. Aerial pho ...

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Eve says monogamy is a choice

Eve's been boo'd up with her hubby, Maximillion Cooper, for some time now. The duo wed in 2014 after dating for four years. Eve has finally spilled the tea on how she found love, how she acclimated to her blended family (Cooper had four kids from a prior relationship) and why she doesn't buy into the troupe that men can't be monogamous. Eve says that she had to get accustomed to interacting with children (s ...

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‘Giving drug loot to charity not best deterrence’

Security analyst Emmanuel Sowatey has identified “certainty of getting caught” and “swiftness of prosecution” as the best crime deterrents. His comment comes after the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) donated several expensive items (including furniture, some with a price tag of GHS3,200) confiscated from Night Angels, a shop belonging to jailed Ghanaian/Austrian drug queen Nayele Ametefe, to three rehab cen ...

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Randy ran Mahama’s home, Stan ran his errands: Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has said while senior journalist Randy Abbey managed Mr Mahama's home during his presidency, former presidential staffer Stan Dogbe ran errands for him. He insisted that Mr Mahama's handlers made it difficult for him to gain access to him while in office. "It was very difficult [getting access to President Mahama] … so I had to even tell my good younger broth ...

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2016 polls: Mahama ‘overworked himself’ – Bagbin

Former President John Mahama should not be blamed for losing the 2016 presidential election because he “did more than his best, he overworked himself,” Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has said. According to him, the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was “bound to happen” and it was something he foresaw. The Nadowli-Kaleo MP told Bola Ray on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday t ...

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Sekou to Kufuor: Nkrumah best president ever

Dr Sekou Nkrumah, the youngest son of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, has said his father “had his faults”, however, “the fact is no political leader [past or present president] can be compared to him”. Former President Nkrumah led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. He was an influential advocate of Pan-Africanism and was a founding me ...

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Rawlings turns 70 today

Today, 22 June, 2017, marks the 70th birthday of former President Jerry John Rawlings. Affectionately called JJ by his supporters, Mr Rawlings was born this day in Accra to Victoria Agbotui and James Ramsey John, a chemist from the United Kingdom. Mr Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. After he had initially handed power over to the ...

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‘Yes, I’m corrupt’ – Bagbin

Nadwoli-Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin has admitted he is corrupt. “Our tolerance level for corruption is completely unacceptable,” he told Bola Ray on Accra-based Starr FM on Wednesday 21 June, saying: “We extol corruption and when you are in a crowd and somebody is doing something wrong and you want to point it out, you see that the people will run at you … so that is an issue that we have to confront. “We should ...

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Approach to armyworm invasion not the best – MP

Chereponi MP Samuel Jabanyite has indicated that Ghana is likely to lose about 200,000 metric tonnes of maize this year through the invasion of armyworms on farms in Ghana. According to him, this situation will likely cause a severe food shortage in Ghana this year and beyond if the government does not take scientific steps in addressing the armyworms that have invaded farms. Speaking in an interview with C ...

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Parent cries over missing daughter

Mawutor Azalekor, a parent who resides at Maamobi, a suburb of Accra, has said his teenage daughter has been kidnapped from school in the Eastern Region. According to him, the girl, Rita Azalekor, 17, was went missing from her school, Akwamuman SHS, in January this year. He narrated to Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM hosted by Chief Jerry Forson, Thursday June 22, that he and his wi ...

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