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Author Archives: Efua Idan Osam

At least 32 die after massive quake off southern Mexico

At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country’s southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this ...

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Businesses flourished under NDC – Mahama

Former President John Mahama claims that businesses flourished tremendously when National Democratic Congress (NDC) government was in charge of Ghana. Delivering a lecture to open the NDC’s ideological school, the National Institute of Social Democracy, on Friday, John Mahama also said policies the NDC government put in place also pushed many lower class Ghanaians into the middle class. “Indeed, it’s ...

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‘Ike Quartey pushed me into boxing promotion’ – Oscar De La Hoya

These days, Oscar De La Hoya makes his money as a boxing promoter seeking the best talents in the sport and handing the biggest platforms for exhibit their skills. He even has the proud claim to the much-awaited bout between Gennady Golvkin and Saul Alvarez and his will see that happen in Las Vegas on September 16. But before the ...

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Mali without a coach as Alain Giresse resigns

After failing to lead Mali to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, coach Alain Giresse has decided to resign as the national team coach. The French manager announced his decision after their 0-0 draw against Morocco on Tuesday at home, saying his role has become complicated. Giresse spoke to the Confederation of African Football’s website after their draw as the Eagles ...

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Funny Face needs a counsellor [Article]

I grew up in a typical ‘conservatist’ Ghanaian society where the man is not expected to cry when he is in pain. “Barima nsu,” they say. In fact, even with both sexes, when someone has lost a loved one, property or has gone through any unpleasant situation, and they shed tears, they are asked not to cry. However, research shows ...

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Beware of fraudsters impersonating our officers – Police warns

An unidentified person is impersonating some senior police officers in the Ghana Police service. A statement from the police noted that the Director-General of the CID, COP Bright Oduro, and the Deputy Upper West Commissioner, DCOP Oduro Kwarteng as the officers in question being impersonated. The fraudster is claiming he can influence the transfer of police officers to places like ...

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Cheaters likely to cheat again – Research

A new study has found that people who cheat are three times likely to do it again. People who cheat are more likely to cheat again according to new research. A study carried out by the Archives of Sexual Behaviour found that people who had been unfaithful in the past were three times more likely to do so again. The ...

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Ghanaians are no longer patriotic – John Mahama

Patriotism, which in the past was a dominant trait among Ghanaians has become deficient in recent times. Former President John Mahama, who made the assertion said Ghanaians now think about their families first and relegate national issues that require patriotism to the background. “…Nationalism and patriotism have become very deficient in Ghana today. Absolutely nobody thinks about the country first; ...

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GIS refuses Indian businessman permit despite court order

The Ghana Immigration Service has defied a court order directing it to issue the Indian businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, who is fighting an illegal deportation suit, a temporary residence/work permit. According to the Immigration Service, lawyers for the Service told the court there was nothing like a temporary visa hence their failure to issue it. They also told the court ...

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Ashanti schools begin Free SHS enrollment process

Parents and their wards in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have begun trooping to Senior High Schools to start the registration process for the Free Education policy. Students going through the registration process were seen in long queues at some Senior High Schools when Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hafiz Tijani visited them to monitor the process. The students said ...

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