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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Supreme Court upholds SIC’s appeal against Ivory Finance in fraud case

SIC MD, Stephen Oduro

The Supreme Court today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, ordered SIC and Ivory Finance, to resort to the High Court for the hearing of the merits of an allegation of fraud leveled against Ivory Finance. SIC’s appeal is in relation to a guarantee case which has been in court for the past five years. In November 2013, Ivory Finance sued SIC ...

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‘Black Panther’ earns $426.6 million globally

Black Panther

The superhero film made history at the Presidents Day box office after continually beating expectations; globally, it has earned $426.6 million. In a defining moment for diversity and Hollywood, Disney’s and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther debuted to a record-shattering $242 million at the Presidents Day box office, according to updated estimates. The bold superhero film passed up Star Wars: The ...

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NDC to end re-registration of members next week

Johnson Asiedu Nketia

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has announced that it will end the re-registration of its members next week Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The party began the manual re-registration of its members in December 2017, when it decided to abandon its biometric register after claims that some non-NDC members were on the register. “The National Democratic Congress (NDC) wishes to ...

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Blame 1-yr law school course for mass failure – Law lecturer

Dr. Opoku Aduse

A law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Opoku Adusei, has described as disappointing the fact that over 80% of students who sat for the final exams of the Ghana School of Law in May 2017 failed. He attributed the mass failure to a number of factors including the one-year Ghana School of Law programme which he said leaves ...

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Stop picketing; we’ll employ 32,000 nurses this year – Gov’t

Government has told graduate nurses to stop picketing at the Health Ministry as plans are far advanced to employ them this year, 2018. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, at a news conference today [Tuesday], said the Finance Ministry has given clearance for them to be employed. He however did not state specifically which month they will be engaged. “This year, government ...

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Pineapple producing firm Golden Exotics, struggles with land guards [Audio]

Every day is literally a warfare for commercial pineapple plantation firm Golden Exotics, a Ghanaian subsidiary of French fresh fruit producing company, Compagnie Fuitier. At night, three separate groups, comprising real estate companies, land guards and sand winners reportedly invade the 1000 acre pineapple plantation located at Obuom, a low lying valley under a mountain called Sekyerekurom in the Ga ...

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Help make ‘Mansa Musa’ a ‘Black Panther’ – Chief Moomen

The current buzz surrounding Marvel Studio’s superhero film, ‘Black Panther,’ has prodded Ghanaian playwright Chief Moomen to tighten his appeal for support for his yet-to-be-staged play, ‘Mansa Musa.’ According to Chief Moomen, the acceptance of ‘Black Panther’ is an indication that people are tired of negative stories about the black race and he believes his ‘Mansa Musa’ play which also ...

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Koforidua court adjourns Akuapem chieftaincy case to March 8

The case involving the Republic vrs Nana Afua Nketia Obuo II and twelve others at the Koforidua High Court, has been adjourned. One of the factions in the Akuapem chieftaincy dispute is facing a contempt of court suit for defying a court injunction which was restraining both factions from engaging in any chieftaincy activities. Presiding judge, Her Ladyship Cecilia Naa ...

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‘Parliament was right in approving Amidu despite suit’ – AG

Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has defended the approval of Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor despite a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility over his age. “Parliament has not been injuncted. The mere initiation of a suit does not serve as an injunction. In the absence of that, I think Parliament is ...

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We won’t condone false testimonies – PAC warns institutions

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) on Monday, February 19, 2018 began public hearings of reports of the Auditor-General on the financial expenses of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Technical Universities and Pre-University institutions in the Brong Ahafo Region, with a stern warning to managers and heads of institutions to provide accurate and factual responses to all queries ...

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