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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Review application over $60m NIB judgment debt case dismissed

NIB bank

The Supreme Court has dismissed a review application seeking to overturn its own decision that quashed a $60 million judgment debt that the National Investment Bank (NIB), was to pay to Dominion Corporate Trustees Limited on the orders of an Accra High Court in 2013. According to the panel of seven justices of the Supreme Court, the review suit filed by ...

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Snapchat pulls ‘awful’ Chris Brown and Rihanna advert

Snapchat has removed an advert from its platform that it says “makes light of domestic violence”. The advert, which is for a game, asks users if they would “rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown”. It appears to reference Chris Brown’s conviction for assaulting Rihanna in his car in 2009 while they were dating. Snap told Newsbeat the advert, which ...

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Indian Wells: Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ – Halep

Simona Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two ...

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Global Media Alliance hosts PR students from UPSA

One of Ghana’s leading PR agency, Global Media Alliance (GMA), has hosted 40 students from the Public Relations Management Students’ Association (PReMSA) of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), to give them  in-depth understanding and practical views of Strategic Public Relations in the workplace. As part of the educational tour, the students were met by Chief Executive Officer of GMA, ...

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Employee-background check is a must – Business risk specialist warns

Harry Baiden

Business entities that do not take the pain to conduct thorough background checks on potential employees face a considerable risk which could lead to dire consequences on their operations, business risk specialist Harry Baiden has said. In 2016, the Bank of Ghana stated that financial institutions reported about GH¢240 million in a number of fraud cases largely perpetuated by staff ...

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Zylofon paid Wizkid, others $4m for Becca’s concert – Head of Production

Head of Production at Zylofon Media, Enoch Atakorah, has revealed that Zylofon Media paid the Nigerian artistes that performed at Becca’s 10th anniversary concert last year over 4 million dollars. He posted on his Facebook timeline detailing all the achievements of the company since it started operation in the country about a year ago. He also bemoaned criticism by the ...

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Facebook has turned into a beast in Myanmar – UN

Myanmar

UN investigators have accused Facebook of playing a “determining role” in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. One of the team probing possible acts of genocide said Facebook had “turned into a beast.” About 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since Myanmar’s military launched an operation in August against “insurgents” in Rakhine state. Facebook has said there is ...

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‘We’re implementing Dzamefe Commission White Paper’- Sports Minister

sports minister Isaac asiamah

Four years after the Dzamefe Commission’s 2014 World Cup report and White Paper were published, there is still some confusion over what the current government will implement in terms of recommendations. President Akufo Addo admitted in his media interaction earlier this year that he had forgotten about the report but Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, in a separate media interaction held ...

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Use visa-on-arrival policy to attract African investors – Mahama

john dramani mahama opens arms

Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised African leaders to offer their fellow African nationals special protocol services in the form of visas-on-arrival in a bid to open up the continent for investments. According to him, this will remove the hustle African investors go through trying to access visas when they want to visit other parts of the continent. “I ...

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‘Ghana’s mining sector in near crisis’ – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, says the country’s mining sector is in crisis due to the neglect of the sector by successive governments. Referring to the current impasse between Gold Fields Ghana Limited and the Mine-workers Union, the Tamale South Member of Parliament said much needed to be done to set the mining industry on the right path. He was ...

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