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Concerned Teachers planned strike suspended again

Ali Awudu

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has put on hold a planned nationwide strike which was due to begin today [Tuesday]. This is despite their stern threat a fortnight ago over the non-payment of their salary arrears. According to the Coalition, the government had failed to honour its pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. Speaking to Citi News ...

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Ghanaians quiz US Embassy on Twitter over ‘military base’ deal

Over the past few weeks, Ghanaians have been debating the government of Ghana’s defence cooperation agreement with the United States. Under the agreement, Ghana will among other things host some US troops as well as give them free access to Ghana’s radio spectrum. They will also be given unhindered access to some of the country’s key military installations, but many Ghanaians, including ...

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East Legon tunnel construction: Adjiringanor residents lament worsening traffic

Commuters and road users who ply the East Legon tunnel to Accra and Spintex and vice versa, are anxious to know when the new tunnel will be opened to traffic. While at it, one of the road users told Citi News’ Caleb Kudah that the worsening traffic jam has compelled him and his family to move out of the area. Though ...

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Botswana swears in new president after former leader’s resignation

Botswana has inaugurated Mokgweetsi Masisi as its fifth president, in a ceremony designed to highlight a smooth transition of power in one of Africa’s strongest democracies. The ex-vice president took over on Sunday from Ian Khama, who stepped down after his term limit – 10 years – was reached. Elections are scheduled for next year. In his first address to the nation, ...

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South Korea military on the hunt for Nigerian pirates off Ghana’s coast

South Korea has deployed a warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates who have now been identified as Nigerians. The 500t Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by the Nigerian pirates on 26 March. The pirates seized the three South Koreans and escaped on a ...

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We’ll refund excess fees to final year students – CHASS

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), has said it would refund all excess fees charged its final year students. This follows a directive by the Ghana Education Service (GES), to heads of public Senior High Schools to charge final year students only half of the third term fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. The General Secretary of ...

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Flagstaff House renamed to boost Nana Addo’s ego – Adawudu

A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Kojoga Adawudu has said that the government’s decision to reverse the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House was taken to ‘massage the ego’ of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to him, handlers of the president deemed the decision a perfect birthday gift to the ...

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NGO appeals for strict anti-tobacco laws

A non-governmental organization, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), has called on the Food and Drugs Authority to work towards protecting minors in the country from tobacco usage. VALD says that the failure to address the issue is likely to increase drug addicts. Its Programmes Director,  Labram Musah made the call on the back of recent appeals to regulate the use ...

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ECG tariff reductions take effect today

Residential consumers of electricity will from today [1st April 2018] pay 15 percent less than the tariff they previously paid. This is due to the full implementation of the recently announced electricity tariff reduction from residential and non-residential power users in the country. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March announced a reduction in electricity tariffs of between 17 ...

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Microsoft gambles on a quantum leap in computing

In a laboratory in Copenhagen, scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough that could transform computing. A team combining Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer. If they are right, then Microsoft will leap to the front of a race that has a tremendous ...

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