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Headline News-September 9 2015

BY MR LARRY

CHIEF JUSTICE INTERDICTS JUDGES , STAFF OVER ANAS VIDEO

All the 180 Judicial Service officials who have been implicated in the bribery scandal that has rocked the Judiciary have been interdicted by the Chief Justice, Graphic Online has gathered.

22 LOWER COURT JUDGES
INTERDICTED, 12 HIGH COURT JUDGES TO FACE IMPEACHMENT

The Judicial Service has interdicted 22 judges implicated in a bribery scandal that has rocked the Judiciary.
More than 100 members of staff of the Judicial Service, including judges and magistrates, are being investigated, according to the service.

JUSTICE AJET NASSAM RETURNS OFFICIAL CARS

Justice Ajet Nassam, one of the High Court Judges who has been implicated in the damning corruption scandal that has hit the Judiciary, has returned his official cars to the state.

NANA TAKES ON MAHAMA OVER ‘ONE TOUCH’

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has heavily descended on President John Dramani Mahama to accord Ghanaians with some measure of intelligence, saying his (Mahama’s) ‘one-touch victory’ refrain is clearly an insult to them.

RICHARD QUARSHIGAH FACES STIFF COMPETITION OVER KETA SEAT

The incumbent Member of Parliament for Keta, Richard Quarshigah, is set to face a fierce contest in his quest to retain the mandate of the party to serve the Keta Constituency as MP for the second time.

NO ‘CORRUPT’ JUDGE WILL BE SPARED – JUDICIAL COUNCIL

The Judicial Council has promised not to spare any of the judges and court officials who have allegedly been implicated in the recent corruption exposé in the judiciary.

NO SCHOOL FEES FOR DAY STUDENTS IN SHS – GES

All day students in second cycle institutions across the country will from next academic year not pay any school fees.
This is according to acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Jacob Kor.

FIFI KWETEY SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS HE FILES NOMINATIONS FORMS

The Member of Parliament for Ketu South constituency in the Volta Region, Hon Fifi Kwetey has filed his nominations forms as he seeks re-election in the 2016 polls.

GOV’T URGED TO REVIEW DUAL CITIZENSHIP LAW

The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Alfred Oko Vanderpuije says Ghana must review its laws on dual citizenship since the country stands to benefit immensely from it.

AMBASSADOR SMITH EXPRESES GRATITUDE TO CHIEFS AND PEOPLE OF ABUAKWA NORTH

Ghana’s high commissioner to the united kingdom and the former eastern regional minister Ambassador victor smith has expressed his gratitude to the chiefs and people within and out of the constituency for their continuous support over the years.

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON MAHAMA TO DECLARE ASSETS

Intense pressure is being brought to bear on President Mahama to declare his assets, almost four years after taking the oath of office.
Leading the charge is civil society organization, the Progressive Nationalist Forum (PNF) and being given a lot of impetus by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

ALAN, APRAKU JOIN NANA ADDO’S ‘RISE AND BUILD TOUR’

The opposition New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, has asked electorates to have confidence in him to transform the Ghanaian economy as he ends a tour of his home region.

ACCRA MAYOR POOH-POOHS CLAIMS TO BECOME VEEP

The mayor of Accra has emphatically stated he is not interested in becoming President John Dramani Mahama’s running mate for the 2016 elections.

I REMAIN FOCUSED ON WINNING 2016 ELECTION – NANA ADDO,

Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the entire membership of the party that in spite of the happenings within the party, he remains focused on the task of ensuring an NPP victory in the general elections of 2016.

I HAD NO HAND IN THEODOSIA OKOH SAGA – VANDERPUIJE

The Mayor of Accra Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has revealed that he had no hand in the botched attempt to rename the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Pitch.

BUSINESS HEADLINES

GNPC INVESTS US$6m TO BUILD HUMAN RESOURCE

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has invested US$6 million to develop the competency of human resource to work in the country’s nascent petroleum industry.

VRA BLAMES HUGE DEBT PROFILE ON LOW POWER TARIFFS

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has stated that it is wallowing in debt owing to the unstable nature of the local currency.

REVERSE GAS FLOW BETWEEN ATUABO, WAPCo BEGINS IN MARCH

Cabinet has given the Ministry of Petroleum up to March, next year, to connect the Atuabo Gas pipeline in the Western Region to the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) to enable reverse flow of gas between the two lines.

GOV’T CANCELS BOND ISSUE ON GRIM OUTLOOK

The government’s attempt to reduce its deep involvement in the domestic bond market to the advantage of private sector players suffered a setback due to grim investor interest.

ECOBANK RECEIVES STP AWARD FROM CITIBANK

Ecobank Ghana has won the prestigious Citibank Certificate of Excellence Award for “Straight Through Processing” (STP) in the handling of international payments.

GOV’T TO BEGIN EUROBOND ROAD SHOW AFTER SEPT 18th

Government will begin marketing its fourth Eurobond sale in eight years this month, the Deputy-Minister of Finance Mona Quartey has said.

TRANSIT TRADE STILL ON THE LOW – GSA

The declining trend in transit trade through the country’s corridors over the last few years has shifted into the first quarter of 2015, when it recorded a further reduction in trade volumes compared to the previous year’s figure.

AUGUST INFLATION DROPS TO 17.3%

Inflation for the month of August has dropped to 17.3 percent from a previous rate of 17.9 percent recorded in July.

WAMI ABANDONS ECO FOR NEW CURRENCY

All countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region are expected to move to a single currency regime by 2020, after failed attempts to introduce the ECO for the non- Francophone countries in the region.

EXPORT-LED DEVELOPMENT KEY TO GHANA’S FUTURE – TRADE MINISTER

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the Minister of Trade and Industry, says the need for an aggressive pursuit of an export-led development agenda is the key to the country’s future and economic growth.

BOG MOVES TO STREAMLINE GOLD EXPORTS

The Bank of Ghana is directing that all gold exports should be made through the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC).

TOURISM COULD GENERATE THREE BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Culture, Creative Arts and Tourism, Nana Bright Oduro-Kwateng says given the minimum resources required to his Ministry, the tourism sector could generate three billion dollars annually.

GUINNESS GHANA Ghana IMPROVES ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT THROUGH CARBON DIOXIDE RECOVERY

Guinness Ghana has achieved a historic feat in its operations by recovering Carbon Dioxide used in its production at the Kaasi Brewery, located in Kumasi.

INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

GOVERNMENT MILITIA GUILTY OF ATROCITIES IN DARFUR – HR WATCH

A government militia in Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region has been guilty of killings and mass rapes of civilians over the past year and a half, Human Rights Watch said in a new report published on Wednesday.

STRUGGLING TUNISIA TO SEEK NEW IMF AID

Tunisia, whose economy has languished since the country’s longtime dictator was ousted nearly five years ago, is to ask the IMF for a new aid package, the central bank chief said Wednesday.

ISRAEL REOPENS EMBASSY IN EGYPT

Israel reopened its embassy in Egypt on Wednesday, four years after it was stormed by dozens of protesters in violence that led to the evacuation of the Israeli ambassador.

U.S. ‘INTERFERENCE’ TOPPLED ME, EX-GUATEMALAN LEADER PEREZ SAYS

Former Guatemalan President Otto Perez accused the United States on Wednesday of helping to topple him by interfering in the Central American country and endorsing a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission.

EXCLUSIVE – RUSSIA BUILDING MAJOR MILITARY BASE NEAR UKRAINIAN BORDER

Russia has started to build a huge military base housing ammunition depots and barracks for several thousand soldiers near the Ukrainian border, a project that suggests the Kremlin is digging in for a prolonged stand-off with Kiev.

RADICAL KILLED BY BRITAIN IN SYRIA WAS LATEST FROM CARDIFF DISTRICT

For the Muslim community in Reyaad Khan’s neighbourhood of Cardiff in Wales, this week’s news he had been killed by Britain in a drone strike in Syria was just the latest in a series of shocks about radicals in their midst.

AS POPE VISIT NEARS, U.S. SEX VICTIMS SAY CHURCH REMAINS OBSTACLE TO JUSTICE

Mark Rozzi says he was 13, a young altar boy, when a priest at his eastern Pennsylvania parish sexually assaulted him in a shower.

CHINA TO HOLD LIVE-FIRE DRILLS IN TAIWAN STRAIT

The Chinese military will hold three days of live-fire drills in the sensitive Taiwan Strait starting from Friday, the government said in a notice issued to warn shipping away from the area.

GREEK POLITICAL LEADERS CLASH OVER BAILOUT IN TELEVISED DEBATE

Greece’s political heavyweights went head-to-head for the first time on Wednesday in campaigning for national elections, trading accusations over the economic crisis as they sought to win over undecided voters.

SPORTS HEADLINES

GYAN ADMITS TO RACING AGAINST TIME TO BE FIT

Asamoah Gyan has revealed he is working hard to regain full fitness to play for Shanghai SIPG as they host rivals Guangzhou Evergrande in the big Chinese derby this weekend.

MIXED FORTUNES IN SWIMMING, BADMINTON

Ghana’s Sowah Christa Kaimansa and Mark Ofosu Turum failed to make an impression in swimming as they both finished last in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke heats respectively at the Complex de Nautique Swimming Centre in Kintele.

NII AYI BONTE COMMENDS PHOBIANS

Nii Ayi Bonte II, Gbese Mantse, has commended the spirited efforts by all lovers of Accra Hearts of Oak towards the revival of the Oak Tree which at a point in the season appeared destined for the soccer wilderness.

METEORS HELD BY SENEGAL

Defending champions, Black Meteors, were held to a goalless draw by Senegal yesterday in their opening Group B match of the ongoing All Africa Games at the Alphonse Massamba Debat Stadium in Brazzaville.

WHAT EYE WATCHES OUR LEAGUE?

Does our Premier League, as it stands now, have a meaningful future? Let’s educate ourselves a bit to beat the illiteracy. After considering the remarkable vision of the brains that designed football and its competitive nature, plus the formation of clubs to compete for honours, do we have any reason to suggest its bright future the way we are handling it in our terrain?

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