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6-2-2015
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Nayele Ametefe, the Ghanaian lady standing trial for transporting cocaine into the UK, has been sentenced to eight years and eight months jail term.The Isleworth Crown Court in the UK passed the judgement Tuesday afternoon.

CUSTOMER DRAGS MTN TO COURT

A subscriber of MTN has dragged the telecommunications giant before the Accra High Court to seek damages for a deceitful text message it sent to his phone.

KUMASI POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED NOTORIOUS ROBBER

The Ashanti Regional Police have arrested an alleged notorious armed robber who is also known for snatching taxis in the Kumasi Metropolis.

476 VEHICLES IMPOUNDED IN ACCRA

Four hundred and seventy six vehicles have been impounded over the abuse of the use of defective vehicle (DV) and drive-from-port (DP) number plates.

ZOOMLION TO TURN TRASH INTO CASH 2015

Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company, intends to turn Ghana’s trash into cash by establishing more compost plants across the country.

RUBY GRABBED WITH $64,000 APPEARS IN COURT TODAY

Information gathered by DFaily Graphic indicates that drug baroness Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu Gyamfi, who was arrested at the Heathrow Airport in London for possessing 12.5 kilograms of cocaine, ahd a whopping $64,000 in her possession at the time of her arrest.

ABODAM ON MEDICAL LEAVE

The KMA Circuit Court yesterday adjourned the Kwaw Kese case to February 5, 201 to enable the musician seek proper medical treatment.

NDC CHAIRMAN BOY NABBED FOR ROBBERY

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested Abdulai Husein aka ‘Miginma’, who is believed to be an errand boy of Yaw Obimpeh, the Ashanti Regional National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman for robbery.

SSNIT FIGHTS HFC BOARD

The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of HFC Bank slated for January 20, 2015 is set to be full of fireworks as the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is demanding the removal of two independent directors of the bank, a request some industry watchers say is an affront to the laws of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).

15 ILLEGAL LOTTO OPERATORS ROUNDED UP IN SUNYANI

Fifteen persons have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in a special operation in the Sunyani Municipality for contravening the National Lotto Act, Act, 722 of 2006, which makes illegal lotto operations a criminal offence under the laws of Ghana.

103 FIRE OUTBREAKS IN 4 DAYS

Just four days into the year 2015, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has recorded as many as 103 fire outbreaks nationwide from January 1 to 4.

TACKLE CORRUPTION HEAD-ON – ANALYSTS URGE GOVERNMENT

In 2015, the government must tackle corruption head-on as it is the primary and most crucial step to transforming the economy, a senior economist and a management consultant has advised.

GOVERNMENT TARGETS GHȻ1.4BN FROM PETROLEUM TAX

The government is seeking to raise about GHȻ1.4 billion from the 17.5 percent tax on petroleum products imposed in the latter part of last year, a Senior Tax Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Finance has disclosed.

YOUTH CHASE MP OVER UNFULFILLED PROMISES

Scores of youth in New Abirem in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region are seething with anger over what they have described as “failed and empty promises” made by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon. Mrs. Esther Obeng-Daapah.

GMA THREATENS MORE STRIKES

Medical doctors in the country have warned of more strikes this year to protest unresolved pensions, market premium and salary adjustment grievances.
SODOMY DOCTOR ALI GABASS TRIAL RESUMES TODAY
Trial of Dr Sulley Ali Gabass, the senior medical officer at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, is expected to resume today.

ASSEMBLIES ARE OVER DEPENDENT ON COMMON FUND – LOCAL GOVT MINISTER

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Julius Debrah, says over dependence on central government by the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) for funding development projects has become a worry.

ANTI-GRANT AGENCY CALLS FOR CALM OVER CHRAJ BOSS’ PROBE

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has appealed to all and sundry to exercise patience regarding the probe of Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, the boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), and allow due process to be followed

BUSINESS HEADLINES

NLA TO PAY $45MILLION JUDGMENT DEBT

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) may have to cough up about $45 million to settle another judgment debt to SIMNET, an IT infrastructure company

OIL FALLS TO FIVE-AND-HALF YEAR LOW

Oil dropped to the lowest in more than five and a half years amid growing supply from Russia and Iraq and signs of manufacturing weakness in Europe and China.

KANTANKA OUTDOORS ‘NKUNIMDIE V8
Nkunimdie V8’

Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo has been conferred with the title ‘engineer’ by the Ghana Institution of Engineers and Technology after he officially outdoored his newest four-wheeled Kantanka brand, Kantanka Nkumimdie V8.

SAFEWAY GROUP HOT OVER NON-PAYMENT OF FUNDS

Safeway Group signpost at Spintex
Safeway Group, managers of the South Dayi District Assembly Tilapia Project at Abui in the Volta Region, is struggling to pay people who have invested in the Tilapia project.

BDCS REJECT CALLS FOR FURTHER FUEL PRICE REDUCTION

Bulk Oil Distribution Companies have come to the defence of government over calls for more than 10% reduction in prices of petroleum products.

WESTERN UNION REWARDS CUSTOMERS

Staff of Western Union sorting out the coupons during the draw
Western Union Money Transfer Ghana has rewarded hundreds of customers across the country for patronizing the services of Western Group last year.

PENSIONS ALLOWANCE INCREASED BY 15%

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the monthly pensions allowance by 15 percent.
According to a statement issued today by Ms Evangeline Amegashie, SSNIT Corporate Affairs Manager, the increment takes effect from January 2015.

SPORTS HEADLINES

AFCON 2015: DROPPED GHANA GOALKEEPER ADAMS GUTTED BUT BACKS BLACK STARS FOR SUCCESS

Ghana goalkeeper Stephen Adams is gutted that he has been dropped from the squad to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations but he is backing the Black Stars for title success at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea this month.

KWESI APPIAH: NEW GHANA BOY MISSES DREAM MANCHESTER UNITED CLASH DUE TO BLACK STARS DUTY

New Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah could have face Manchester United in a sumptuous English FA Cup clash but could miss the clash due to his international duty with the Black Stars.

AFCON 2015: GHANA’S SPORTS MINISTER AYARIGA CONFIRMS BLACK STARS BONUS CRISIS RESOLVED

Ghana’s sports minister Mahama Ayariga has confirmed that the Black Stars were unhappy over the military style imposition of the new bonus structure but insists the issue has been resolved following recent clear-the-air talks as revealed by captain Asamoah Gyan.

DERRICK MENSAH: GHANAIAN MIDFIELDER REJOINS FOR CZECH REPUBLICAN SIDE BANIK OSTRAVA

Ghanaian midfielder Derrick Mensah has rejoined Czech Republican side Banik Ostrava after the end of the Christmas and New Year break.

2015 AFCON: GHANA STRIKER MAJEED WARIS SPOTTED IN SWEDEN, UNLIKELY TO JOIN GHANA SQUAD IN SPAIN

Trabzonspor striker Abdul Majeed Waris is unlikely to join the Ghana squad in Spain before head coach Avram Grant announces his final squad for the 2015 AFCON tournament.

2015 AFCON: SAMUEL INKOOM INCLUSION IN GHANA SQUAD SURPRISES EX-GHANA INTERNATIONAL PREKO

Former Ghana international winger Yaw Preko has expressed surprised at Avram Grant’s decision to include USA-based defender Samuel Inkoom in his squad for the 2015 AFCON tournament.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

US TO REMOVE MALI FROM EBOLA AIRPORT SCREENING LIST

Washington (AFP) – Travelers coming to the United States from Mali will no longer be required to undergo extra screening at selected airports for potential exposure to Ebola, US authorities said Monday.

TWO ACCUSED IN NIGER BABY TRAFFICKING CASE DETAINED

Two of the defendants in a baby trafficking case in Niger were brought before prosecutors on Monday accused of trying to leave the capital during their trial, a defence lawyer said.

FIVE DEAD IN RAID ON MALI ARMY BASE

At least five people were killed in a gun attack Monday on a Malian army base close to the Mauritanian frontier, military sources said.

GAMBIAN RADIO STATION REOPENS, BUT CAN ONLY BROADCAST MUSIC

Gambian authorities let a popular radio station resume broadcasting Monday, days after closing it down as part of a crackdown, as long as it airs only music, a government sourc

UN TROOPS PREPARE OFFENSIVE AGAINST DR CONGO REBELS

UN troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking up positions to support a planned offensive against Hutu rebels in the east after they ignored a deadlin ..

DR CONGO REBEL CHIEF COBRA MATATA TRANSFERED TO KINSHASA

Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Cobra Matata arrived handcuffed in the capital Kinshasa Monday amid army accusations that he’d sought to resume his insurgency in the country

………. Mr Larry……….

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