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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Commission for new regions to hold final hearing in Accra

The Commission of Inquiry collating views and justifications for splitting of some regions in the country, has announced that it will hold its last sitting in Accra from 5th to 10th April 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre. According to the Commission, it has completed the public hearings in the proposed regions which include Northern, Volta, Western and Northern ...

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China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

China space lab to fall on earth on Monday

Debris from a defunct Chinese space station is seen crashing to Earth on Monday, scientists monitoring it say. China’s space agency said the station will re-enter the atmosphere in the next 24 hours – in line with European Space Agency (ESA) predictions. The Tiangong-1 was part of China’s ambitious space programme, and the prototype for a manned station in 2022. ...

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Koku shouldn’t have been arrested – Casely-Hayford

A member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Sydney Casely-Hayford says he wouldn’t have arrested Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho if he was in charge of security in the country. According to him, Anyidoho made the alleged treasonable comments because he was only seeking attention and could not have carried through his threat. “For me ...

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My respect for Police, BNI has shot up – Koku

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho says his respect for the country’s security agencies have shot up after spending two nights in their custody. According to him, during his confinement at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), he was not manhandled or tortured despite allegedly threatening coup but was instead treated professionally. “The ...

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Mauritania court gives toughest sentence for slave owners

Two slave owners in Mauritania have been jailed in a country where slavery remains widespread but convictions rare, activists say. The sentences of 10 and 20 years are said to be the toughest-ever for the crime in the West African country. Slavery was outlawed in 1981 but 1% of the population are still living in bondage, human rights groups say. ...

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Agyarko ‘hoots at’ Ghanaians criticizing renaming of Flagstaff House

New Patriotic Party [NPP] Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Emmanuel Agyarko, has lashed out at those criticizing government for changing the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House. “Shame, shame, shame on anybody who thinks it should be Flagstaff house.” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday reversed the name of the ...

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FDA destroys unwholesome products in Cape Coast

fda destroys unwholesome products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Central Regional on Thursday safely disposed of about four metric tonnes of expired products worth more than GH¢ 32,697 in Cape Coast. They were made up of herbal medicines, alkaline water, and some expired drugs, which were voluntarily brought from pharmacies and hospitals to the FDA in accordance with the Public Health ...

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Salah secures three points for Liverpool at Palace

Mohamed Salah’s late goal snatched a victory for Liverpool at Crystal Palace and left their hosts two points above the relegation zone. The Egyptian took a touch before firing past keeper Wayne Hennessey after Andy Robertson had crossed in from the left. Luka Milivojevic had converted from the spot early in the first half to give Palace the lead after ...

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U/E NPP aspirant promises to re-vitalize support base

Alhaj Abdullah Otito Achuliwuor, an aspirant contesting the Upper East Regional Chair of the New Patriotic Party has promised to restructure and reactivate the support base of the party when elected into office. According to him, the party structures in the region are not well resourced to effectively win the party more parliamentary seats and improve the presidential votes of ...

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Easter celebrations: 3 drown at Tawala beach on Good Friday

Three persons are reported dead after they drowned at the Tawala Beach at La in Accra. The deceased persons were part of a youth fellowship team of fifteen people who went to the beach to pray on Good Friday. The incident occurred after some of the team members decided to swim after their prayer session. In an attempt to save their ...

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