Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Dubai’s Emir flies more than £250,000 of aid to Haiti in his private jet

The Emir of Dubai has flown £300,000 of emergency supplies toHaiti on his private jet. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum sent 90 tonnes of emergency supplies in his Boeing 747 to the Caribbean island in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Around 300,000 Haitians have been forced by the tropical storm to live in temporary shelters after an estimated 1,000 people were killed ...

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We haven’t overspent 2016 budget – Mahama

President John Mahama says he is happy that his government has not overspent its 2016 budget in spite of pressures from various sectors to spend  more on projects not budgeted for. According to him, government remains firm in its resolve not to spend beyond what it budgeted for the year. The President noted that Ghana has consistently in every election ...

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Sorogho campaign launch a joke; he has already lost – Boniface Saddique

The New Patriotic (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Madina constituency, Boniface Abubakar Saddique has discredited the campaign launch of the incumbent National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, describing it as “tickling themselves” over nothing. He said the outcome of the campaign event was an indication the Member of Parliament had lost the Parliamentary seat. He said he was not worried ...

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Brazil prison clashes ‘kill 25 inmates’

At least 25 inmates have been killed in clashes between two rival factions in an overcrowded prison in northern Brazil, local media report. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six others burned to death, a police official reportedly said. The incident in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, happened during visiting hours. Some 100 visitors who were taken ...

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Mahama begins 5-day Volta Regional tour today

President John Dramani Mahama will today begin a five day campaign tour of the Volta Region to canvass votes for the 2016 general elections. He will tour more than ten constituencies in the region and introduce the various National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidates to the residents. President Mahama, who is seeking reelection last Thursday ended the second leg of his ...

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Try me, I won’t disappoint – Nana Addo

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to give him the chance to lead the country and he would relieve them from the current economic hardship. He said he wants Ghanaians to try him, by voting massively for him in the upcoming general elections with the assurance that he will not disappoint when given ...

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State broadcaster biased towards NDC – GII

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has accused the state-owned media, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation of favoring the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the allocation of airtime and space for political party campaigning ahead of this year’s election. The anti-corruption campaigners said its report on the abuse of incumbency and electoral corruption revealed the NDC had been allowed much airtime ...

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US sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, 15, shot dead in Kentucky

US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter has been killed in a shooting in the US state of Kentucky, police say. Police in Lexington said Trinity Gay was hit in the neck during an exchange of fire between two vehicles in a restaurant car park. She was taken to hospital where she later died, local media reported. Mr Gay, who ...

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RE: GIJ students need grammar lessons more than clothes ban

The article whose headline is captured above, was published on citifmonline.com barely a week ago.  The author was, without doubt, incensed by the announcement by the Rector of Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) –  Dr. Wilberforce Dzisah – some weeks ago, that the management of the university was contemplating a ban on mini skirts and shorts on campus. My interest ...

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Ex-Presidents honoured at Maiden Tourism Awards

Three Former Presidents; Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and Mr John Agyekum Kufuor received awards on Friday for their contribution to the tourism sector in Ghana during their tenure of office. The awards, received by their representatives formed part of the maiden edition of the tourism hall of fame awards night organised in Accra by the Ghana Tourism ...

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