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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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GRA chases Agambire for GH₵14m unpaid tax

Mr Roland Agambire, the Group Chairman of Rlg Communications, has been declared wanted by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the national tax regulatory agency, for defaulting tax obligations. The National Co-ordinator for the Task Force at the GRA, Henry Sam, explained that all attempts to reach Mr Agambire to live up to his tax obligations proved futile. Mr Agambire has been at the centre of tax default w ...

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Uphold legal ethics: CJ to lawyers

Justice Sophia Akuffo on Tuesday began her term as CJ by joining a five-member Supreme Court panel to hear a case of contempt of court brought against a lawyer. Mr Adu Mantey is said to have connived with his client and filed an application to a vacation judge to retrieve GHS873,561, which was the subject of litigation between the lawyer's client and the Forestry Commission of Ghana. A High Court had origin ...

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