GOVERNMENT TO BUILD LOCAL EXPERTISE IN OIL AND GAS
Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the Minister of Petroleum has pledged government’s resolve to invest in the training of Ghanaians to acquire technical skills and expertise relevant to the oil gas industry.
7 ARRESTED FOR SIM BOX FRAUD
In line with efforts to champ down on the operation of SIM box fraudsters, the Anti-Telecom Fraud Task Force has arrested seven more persons for allegedly diverting international calls through SIM box machines mounted in their rooms.
DEATH OF BRITISH WOMAN BLAMED ON HEROIN OVERDOSE
An autopsy report on a British woman who was allegedly murdered by her husband in a hotel in Koforidua has blamed the cause of her death on heroin overdose and acute poisoning.
GHANA WATER COMPANY ON WARPATH
The Ashanti Regional office of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) yesterday disconnected water supply to three public institutions because they owe the company È»7.3 million.
MINISTER EXPLODES OVER “FILTHY CASH AND NUDE PHOTOS”
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, has made shocking revelations about how his unnamed rival and a minister in the Mahama Administration tried setting up a colleague cabinet minister using a woman.
HEROIN KILLS PASTOR’S WIFE
The autopsy report on Charmaine Speirs, the British wife of Pastor Eric Isaiah Aduah of the United Kingdom-based Global Light Revival Ministries, who died in a bizarre circumstance at a hotel room in Koforidua, is out.
CRIMINALS PLANT CAMERAS IN WHOTEL ROOMS TO RECORD PRIVATE ACTIVITIES – POLICE
Owners and Managers of the various hotels in Ghana have been advised to prioritize the security and safety of their clients to reduce the frequent occurrences of strange deaths and killings in hotel rooms.
OPOKU WARE OLD BOYS PROTEST HEADMASTER’S AGE
Confusion has erupted between the Old Boys’ Association of Opoku Ware Senior High School in the Ashanti Region and the headmaster of the school, Fidelis Matthew Oppong-Mensah, over his age. Members of the association have accused him of deceit and forgery.
NDUOM TO SPEAK ONMAN’S ROLE IN THE FAMILY ON MAY DAY
Groupe Nduom President, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, is billed to speak at the Man2Man Conference slated for Friday, May 1, 2015 at College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.
2 MEMBERS OF NDC ARRESTED BY BNI
The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) has arrested two sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for allegedly soliciting funds from people in the name of President John Dramani Mahama.
AKUFO-ADDO, NDC IN TUSSLE OVER TARGETED 1 MILLION ASHANTI REGION VOTES
The one million votes targeted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Regional have sparked an intense war of words between the party and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
MPS ‘BRIBE ‘ TAMALE CHIEFS, MALAMS WITH FILTHY MONEY – ANGRY MURTALA
Member of Parliament for Nantong is accusing unnamed NDC Members of Parliament of greasing the palms of chiefs and opinion leaders in the Northern Region with “filthy, ill-gotten money.”
DOCTORS ARECAUSING FEAR AND PANIC – BABA JAMAL
The threat to lay down tools by public sector doctors is creating fear and panic in the country, according to Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Baba Jamal.
AKUFO-ADDO DAYDREAMING – NDC YOUTH
The description of the ruling National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) mantra of “One million votes in Ashanti” in the 2016 general election as a mirage has ruffled the feathers of the NDC in the region.
NIGERIA’S GOODLUCK BLOWS $5B ON VOTE BUYING?
During Nigeria’s recent electioneering campaign the All Progressive Congress President Goodluck Jonathan of “shifting N1 trillion ($5 billion) from the public coffers to fund his campaign of buying over traditional rulers and some major interest groups”, the online news website Vanguard has reported.
AKUFO-ADDO: GHANA IS RETROGRESSING UNDER MAHAMA
“Ghana is retrogressing under the Mahama government. All the gains chalked by President Kufuor have been eroded within 6 years of the NDC government taking over the reins of office. We have a duty as members of the NPP to make sure Ghana works again and we have no choice but to win the 2016 election” flagbearer of the NPP Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
TREAT PERSONS WITH DISABILITY EQUALLY – FIRST LADY
The First Lady, Lordina Mahama has made a strong case for Persons with disability to be factored in every business set up. She said Persons with disability have been relegated to the background for far too long, especially by employers who doubt their capabilities, a situation, she said, is not supposed to be so.
MAHAMA’s KONKOMBA MOVE “DIVISIVE ” – NDP
The National Democratic Party (NDP) has chastised President John Mahama over his plans to increase the number of persons from the Konkomba ethnic group serving in his government.
E-ZWICH EXPOSES LOOPHOLES IN NSS PAYMENT SYSTEM
The E-zwich payment system has exposed four avenues of possible double payments that could have occurred in January alone.
2 ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING 256 PARCELS OF ‘WEE ’
The Dodowa District Police have arrested two men for allegedly possessing 256 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
COMMUNITY COMPLETES SCHOOL AND HEALTH STRUCTURES
Two projects – a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound and a computer laboratory block with a staff common room and residential accommodation for teachers have been inaugurated at Nkwantakese in the Afigya-Kwabre district.
NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM APPOINTS NEW LEADER OF TJJANIYA
His Eminence, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam has with the approval of the king and decision makers in Madina Kaolakh, Senegal, confirmed Sheikh Abdul Wadud Haruna as the National President of TIJJANIYA in Ghana.
MASTERS STUDENT THREATENS TO SUE UDS
A Masters of Art student of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Gabriel Nii Otu Ankrah, has threatened to sue the university.
IMPROVE SUPERVISION TO CHECK SCANDALS IN BANKING SECTOR
First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Millison Narh, has called on financial institutions in the country to adopt and implement effective supervisory frameworks to curb the widespread corporate scandals in the sector and its subsequent effects on the banking public.
DEV’T PARTNERS DENY FREEZING FUNDS EARMARKED FOR PSDS
Some of the country’s development partners have rejected suggestions that they have deliberately withheld funds earmarked for supporting private businesses.
PARLIAMENT MUST RELEASE PAC REPORTS ON TIME TO MMDAS – REPORT
The report on a research commissioned by the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has called on Parliament to produce and release all Public Accounts Committee Reports on time
GHIPSS DECLARES NSS PAYROLL 90% CLEAN
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhiPSS) is confident the payroll of national service personnel is now almost clear of ‘ghost-names’ three months into payment of service allowances through the e- zwich payment platform
‘IMPOSE 20% TAX ON PALM OIL IMPORTATION’
The economy stands a chance of raising approximately US$20 million annually if government is able to impose a 10 percent adjustment tax in addition to the 10 percent ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) on importation of crude palm oil (CPO), BFT has been told.
ADDITIONAL TAXES ON BANKS COMING
Cabinet has approved a new levy to be imposed on financial institutions to serve as a revenue stream to bridge the financing gap of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
NESTLÉ GHANA APPOINTS NEW COUNTRY MANAGER
Mrs Freda Duplan has been appointed as the Country Manager of Nestlé Ghana, taking over from Moataz El Hout.
NEWMONT AKYEM PROJECT WORKERS TO GO ON STRIKE
Workers of the Newmont Akyem Gold Mining Company are planning an indefinite strike to back their demand for immediate increment in their salaries and allowances.
EXPERT REJECTS BOG’S 15-YEAR TERM LIMIT FOR MDs
Banks and their shareholders should rather be made to take decisions on the tenure of their managing directors and board of directors and not the Bank of Ghana.
WORLDBANK PRESIDENT OUTLINES STRATEGY TO END POVERTY
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a broad strategy to end extreme poverty by 2030, and he welcomed emerging players such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS countries, as potentially strong allies in the economic development of poor countries and emerging markets.
NEW IMF REPORT PREDICTS EXCITING TIMES FOR THE ECONOMY
A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Ghana is predicting some exciting times ahead for the economy.
GHANA BAMBOO BIKES MANUFACTURES 100 BAMBOO BIKES FOR ‘KUAPA KOKOO SUKUU SAKRELE’ PROJECT
Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union has started a pilot project aim at supplying bamboo bicycles to school children of cocoa farmers who walks long distances to school. The project which also seeks to promote Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ wards education is intended to be scaled to more school children in the cocoa growing regions of Ghana after a successful piloting. The project has been code-named ‘’Kuapa Sukuu Sakrele’’.
SUDAN VOTE SET TO EXTEND BASHIR RULE AS OPPOSITION BOYCOTTS
Sudan heads to the polls next week in elections widely expected to extend President Omar al-Bashir’s quarter-century rule, despite his indictment for alleged war crimes, continued unrest and a faltering economy.
MALI ASKS UN TO HELP SEAL PEACE DEAL
Mali’s foreign minister asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to ratchet up pressure on a holdout rebel group standing in the way of a landmark peace deal.
DR CONGO’S INGA 3 DAM CONSTRUCTION DELAYED TO 2017: WORLD BANK
Building of a massive new hydroelectric dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo won’t begin until 2017 at the earliest, the World Bank said Thursday, signalling a fresh delay in the key project.
UN LAUNCHES $174 MN APPEAL FOR NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM REFUGEES
The United Nations launched an appeal on Thursday for $174 million in what it called “life-saving aid” for almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled brutal attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.
IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER SAYS SANCTIONS MUST LIFT WHEN NUCLEAR DEAL IS SIGNED
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared on Thursday that all sanctions would have to be lifted on the day any deal is signed and that military sites would be strictly off limits to foreign inspectors.
HILLARY CLINTON EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE PRESIDENTIAL RUN AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND
Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organisation in place for the long battle to come.
U.S., CUBA HOLDTHIGHEST-LEVEL MEETING IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS
The U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers met in Panama on Thursday, a U.S. official said, in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the earliest days of the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.
IN UK ELECTION, SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS MAY WIN 53 OF 59 SCOTTISH SEATS – THE TIMES
The Scottish National Party may win 53 out of 59 Scottish seats in the British parliament, according to calculations made by The Times newspaper based on a YouGov poll showing an increase in support for the nationalists ahead of the May 7 election.
IRAN’S LEADER SAYS SAUDI AIR STRIKES CAUSING GENOCIDE
Iran’s leader on Thursday condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival Saudi Arabia in Yemen, escalating Tehran’s rhetoric against the two-week-old air strike campaign.
FRANCE’S NATIONAL FRONT’S LE PEN TELLS FATHER TO STEP DOWN FROM POLITICS
France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen urged her father Jean-Marie to withdraw from political life and said she would begin disciplinary proceedings against him over repeated comments that had harmed efforts to broaden her party’s appeal.
ALHAJI HEARTS URGES MASSIVE ATTENDANCE TO APPIAH TESTIMONIAL MATCH
Ex board member of Hearts of Oak Alhaji Suleman Braimah ‘Alhaji Hearts’ wants a massive turnout at the Stephen Appiah testimonial game as a way to celebrate a ‘legend’.
OLYMPIAN MARTHA BISSAH TO DISPLAY AT EL WAK STADIUM
Junior Olympic Champion, Martha Bissah will be the star to watch at the upcoming Ghana Athletics Open Championship schedule to take place at the EL Wak sports Stadium on Saturday April 11, 2015.
WE WILL WIN 2017 AFCON – WAKASO
Ghana and Celtic midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has reacted to Ghana’s AFCON 2017 draw with content and vowed to do all he can to put a smile on the face of Ghanaians.
GOOD RESPONSE: KOTOKO BRUSH ASIDE BIREM UNITED IN FA CUP
Kumasi Asante Kotoko responded positively with a massive 5-2 win against Birem United on Thursday in the MTN FA Cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi, following their Champions League elimination in the weekend.
LOCAL BLACK STARS: MAXWELL KONADU NAMES 29 PLAYERS FOR CAMPING AT OBUASI
Twenty-nine (29) players have been invited to join the Local Black Stars camp at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium for their upcoming assignments.
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