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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Parliament’s Assurances c’ttee to track gov’t promises

Parliament’s Government Assurance Committee is expected to embark on verification visits across the country to assess the state of some government projects as promised in Parliament. The Committee is tasked by the house to track promises and assurances made by government officials on the floor of Parliament. According to its Chairman, Yaw Frimpong Addo, the Committee will focus primarily on ...

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NAGRAT issues March 31 ultimatum over salary arrears

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has given the government up to the end of March to pay the salary arrears and allowances owed its members since 2013. The Association added that it will take a strong decision in protest if the government fails to meet the deadline. NAGRAT in a communiqué copied to citifmonline.com expressed disappointment that the ...

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Woman arrested for smuggling ‘wee-filled banku’ into cells

An Accra Circuit on Friday remanded one Naa Lamley Odartey into Police custody for attempting to supply narcotics to a cell inmate using banku. Naa pleaded not guilty and will reappear on March 13, 2018. Chief Inspector K. Adu told the court that on February 2, 2018, two Police Officers on duty at the Accra Central Police Station, around 18:00 ...

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Man remanded for stealing soldier’s phone, cash

A man accused of robbing a soldier of his iPhone and cash of GH¢600.00 at gun point has been ordered by a Kumasi Circuit Court to be held in prison custody. The plea of Kofi Gee was not taken and he will make his next appearance on Tuesday, February 27. His accomplice, whose name was not given, is however on ...

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President Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy and create jobs. His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, stepped down on Wednesday ...

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Ethiopia declares national state of emergency

A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds of people have died in three years of unrest in the country. A 10-month state of emergency that ended ...

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Ankaful Hospital Director asked to temporarily step aside

The Ministry of Health has asked the embattled Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye to relinquish his position temporarily. The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting today [Friday] between the Ministry and the medical director. The nurses and physician assistants at the facility withdrew their services earlier this week, and demanded that Dr. Dordoye’s appointment ...

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Too much peppering, too much sugaring: Dilemma of feminist activism [Article]

If you take too much pepper, what will happen to you? Doctor: People tend to run, get diarrhoea. And If you take too much sugar? Doctor: You put a lot of work on your pancreas. You are punishing your pancreas, you may get diabetics. These days pepper and sugar connote more than just taste. It has found a place in ...

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Osudoku SHS reopens today after Chinese factory’s partial closure

The Headmistress of Osudoku Senior High Technical, Sylvia Baaba Yankey, has confirmed to Citi News that classes  will resume today [Friday] after almost a week of closure. The school was closed down last week after pollution from a Chinese company, Shinefeel Ghana Limited, sited close by the school, made it unbearable for both students and teachers. The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], on ...

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Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working relationship with Cyril Ramaphosa to “improve the ...

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