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Atsu grabs first EPL goal in Newcastle’s third straight win

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Christian Atsu scored his first-ever Premier League goal in his 10th appearance in the competition, despite making his English top-flight debut in August 2014. Captain Jamaal Lascelles scored his second goal in as many games as Newcastle beat Stoke City to record their third successive Premier League win and climb inside the top four. Christian Atsu put the hosts in ...

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EPL roundup: Aguero bags hat-trick for City, Liverpool draw with Burnley

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Crystal Palace lost their fifth straight Premier League game and here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs. Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester Laurent Depoitre scored on his full Premier League debut as Huddersfield and Leicester fought out a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium. Depoitre, a £3.5million summer signing from Porto, broke the deadlock 40 seconds into the second half before Jamie Vardy fired the ...

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Businesses can capitalise on IMF extension – Spio Garbrah

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A former Trade Minister, Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah, believes the extension of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program by the government, should lead to lower interest rates for businesses in the country. According to him, such a move will rather enhance trading activities in the country, while inviting other countries to trade with Ghana. Government has extended its IMF program ...

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Levy tobacco, alcohol to fund health insurance scheme – NHIA

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The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has made a proposal to the government to levy tobacco and alcohol to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the Authority, the proposal is one of the options of finding additional sources of funding to sustain the NHIS policy, since the 2.5 percent NHIS levy collected under the Value Added Tax ...

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NDC must restore its integrity before 2020 – Rawlings

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Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, believes his party must redeem its image in the eyes of Ghanaians if it is to stand a chance in 2020 elections. Coming off its comprehensive defeat in the 2016 elections, Mr. Rawlings said a cleanup and the “restoration of our integrity” is paramount. “We don’t like to hear it, but I keep ...

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Poor infrastructure forced school heads to charge extra – Carbonu

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The incoming President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, believes the Ghana Education Service’s sanctioning of head teachers for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy, was inconsiderate, looking at the infrastructure constraints in those schools. “All the heads that have been found to be guilty came from schools with serious challenges with infrastructure ...

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Increase medical schools’ intake to address doctor deficit – Prof. Akosa

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa has bemoaned the Health Ministry’s lack of involvement and failure of successive governments in the training of doctors and other health professionals. Currently, there are 79 districts hospitals with no doctors, and 82 districts without a hospital in the country. Out of the 7,724 hospitals in the country, over 5000 are managed by the Ghana Health ...

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Our staff didn’t wear school uniforms to hype Free SHS – Stanbic Bank

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Management of the Takoradi Branch of Stanbic Ghana Limited has refuted news making rounds on social media that the bank is endorsing the NPP’s Free SHS policy by wearing government’s primary and Junior High school uniforms. According to the Takoradi Branch Manager of the bank, Richard Doku Tetteh, in a Citi News interview, it is not the first time the bank ...

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Chiefs should retire at 75 – Okyenhene

The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, is pushing for a mandatory abdication of chiefs on attainment of the ripe age of 75 years. He said such chiefs would have passed their productive period of life and must have no difficulty letting go their hold of the stool. He added that any traditional ruler after about 35 years reign should have ...

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UN warning on growing digital ‘chasm’

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The digital divide separating developed and developing nations is in danger of becoming a chasm, warns a UN report. The divide has grown thanks to accelerating net connection speeds in developed nations and static ones elsewhere, it said. And 52% of the world’s population still has no access to the internet, said the organisation’s Global Broadband Progress report. Improved net access ...

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