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Video: Leicester awards late Mahama degree

The University of Leicester in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2017 posthumously awarded Major Maxwell Mahama a MSc in Security and Risk Management at the school’s congregation. The award was received by the late Ghanaian military officer’s mother, Veronica Bamford. Major Mahama was lynched two months ago by residents of Denkyira-Boase in the Central Region on suspicion of being an armed robber after a snail ...

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We’ll fiercely resist removal of EC boss – NDC MP

Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will fight and ensure that the chair of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, is not removed from office, Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo has said. According to him, the office of the Chair of the EC is a constitutional office that must be protected from the influence of anybody or entity, hence the decision to resist the removal of Mrs Osei from offi ...

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Anonymity of EC petitioners worrying – Jantuah

It is a concern that some staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) who have petitioned the President to probe chairperson Charlotte Osei have not disclosed their identities, Kwame Jantuah, a member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Vice Chair of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has said. According to him, the non-disclosure of the names of the petitioners fuels the perception ...

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Terrorism: Military force failed – Ablakwa

The Ranking Member on parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has suggested new ways of dealing with terrorism across the globe including negotiations, as the use of military force has not yielded the desired results given more people are joining the ranks of terror organisations. “Just using force and thinking that you can identify key ringleaders [to deal with them will not work]. ...

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Graft allegations at EC ‘not pleasant’ – Amoako Baah

Accusations of wrongdoing against some commissioners of the Electoral Commission are injurious to the image of the election management body, Dr Richard Amoako Baah, a former head of the Political Science Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has said. According to him, many Ghanaians already have doubts about the political neutrality of the EC and allegations currently ...

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MPs fume over poor state of Asomdwee Park

Some legislators are angry over the deplorable conditions at the burial grounds of late President John Evans Atta Mills at the Asomdwee Park in Accra. This comes in the wake of preparations to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the demise of the former president. According to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) constituency, Samuel Atta Mills, who is also the brother of th ...

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‘Stop defending EC boss; leave Akufo-Addo alone’ – Ayariga to NDC

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) must stop defending the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) as far as a petition filed with the president for her removal is concerned, founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has said. The 2016 flag bearer of the APC also said the NDC must leave President Nana Akufo-Addo alone as he considers the petition. He said the ...

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Fight galamsey hard: Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has underscored the need for Ghanaians to work extra hard to win the fight against galamsey. Our entire environment, according to the former President, was under serious attack and was being destroyed and ruined and it was traumatic seeing rivers and streams polluted. “It is also very worrying as the situation is fast spreading diseases and causing serious damage and hav ...

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Teacher inserts broomstick into child’s vagina – Parent

A parent has alleged that a female teacher of Valley View University Basic School at Oyibi “inserted a broken broom stick” into her three-year old’s vagina as punishment. Gifty Sannie told Chief Jerry Forson on Accra100.5FM’s breakfast Show Ghana Yensom on Friday, 21 July that the management of the school is attempting to cover up the incident. The mother, a second-year nursing student at the university who ...

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EC petition: Tread cautiously – Alabi tells Akufo-Addo

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi, has cautioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to “balance the sensitivity” of the petition sent to him by some staff of the Electoral Commission (EC) alleging fraud and financial malfeasance against Chair Charlotte Osei vis-à-vis “the current state of political tension and suspicions in this country to safe guard th ...

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