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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

I’ll be marrying soon but don’t congratulate me yet! [Article]

Our society has somewhat exalted marriage as the peak of life’s achievements. Today, the overwhelming pressure on the young and old to get married can sometimes be really nauseating. The pressure seems even worse for women― who may sometimes have to abandon their dreams or lower their standards to get hitched. If you are an unemployed African bachelor or maiden, ...

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Each MP spends GHC390,000 on election campaign – Report

It costs each aspiring Ghanaian Member of Parliament about GHC390,000 on average, to carry out successful campaigns at the party and constituency level. This is according to a research conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), and the Center for Democratic Development (CDD). The report found that multiparty democracy and its highly competitive elections had resulted in the rising ...

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Oil tanker with 22 Indian crewmen missing off Benin

An oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals is missing in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa. There has been no contact with the Panama-registered Marine Express since Thursday. The incident occurred less than a month after another vessel was taken by pirates in the same area. The International Maritime Bureau said the Benin navy ...

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Fire guts Ghana EXIM Bank office at Ridge [Photos]

Fire has gutted parts of the building housing the Ghana Exim Bank at Ridge in Accra. The blaze has since been put out by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service. The building is situated close to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. The Exim Bank shares the same complex as the National Youth Employment Agency (NYEP), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), ...

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Odinga blocks Ghanaian Facebooker over ‘insulting’ comment

When Kenya’s self-appointed president, Raila Odinga vowed to protect the interest of Kenyans and clamp down against persons who challenge his government, that appears to include those who express a different political opinion from his on social media. Odinga did not take kindly to the words of a Ghanaian researcher who strongly condemned him for swearing himself in as president ...

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Scrap dealer jailed 10 years for robbery

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday sentenced Ibrahim Musah, a Scrap dealer, to ten years in prison with hard labour for robbery. The court convicted Ibrahim on his own plea of guilt and sentenced him accordingly. Superintendent of Police, Madam Patient Mario told the court that the complainant is a Sales Representative at MTN Head Office. She said on January ...

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Migrant crisis: 20 bodies pulled from sea near Morocco

The bodies of at least 20 people have been pulled from the sea off the coast of Melilla, a small Spanish territory bordering Morocco. Moroccan rescue services recovered the corpses after the crew of a passenger ship spotted them in the water. The dead are believed to be migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. It is thought they may have been hoping ...

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Cancer Society calls for improved healthcare for patients

The Cancer Society of Ghana has urged the government to step up its efforts at improving the quality of healthcare delivery, particularly to cancer patients in the country. It said the government’s urgent efforts will help to significantly reduce the number preventable deaths from cancer. The Society, in a press statement copied to citifmonline.com on the occasion of World Cancer ...

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Police retrieve human head from shrine, arrest 4 suspects

The police have uncovered a shrine where it is suspected that some criminals fortify themselves before undertaking their illegal operations. Four persons were arrested at the shrine during the swoop at Akatapo, a village near Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region. The police also retrieved a human head in a black polythene bag which had been placed on one of ...

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Ghana’s Habib Ahmed loses WBO super middleweight title fight

Ghanaian boxer, Habib ‘Wild Hurricane’ Ahmed suffered a disappointing loss to his Mexican counterpart, Gilberto Ramirez on Saturday night in the WBO super middleweight title bout. Ramirez dominated Habib throughout the fight and stopped him in round 6 when Habib’s corner threw in the towel. The bout, at Corpus Christi, Texas-USA saw Ramirez winning all six rounds. Ahmed (25-1-1, 17 ...

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