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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Two Kwabenya cell escapees jailed 30 months  

Two accused persons who escaped from the Kwabenya Police station last month during an attack on the station have been jailed. The two are to serve thirty months in prison after they pleaded guilty to the crime of escaping lawful custody and abetment to escape lawful custody before an Accra High Court on Tuesday. The two, Prince Osei and Atta ...

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Amidu distinguished himself at his vetting – Vitus Azeem

Anti-corruption crusader, Vitus Azeem, believes the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, distinguished himself at his public vetting on Tuesday. According to him, the former Attorney General fully demonstrated he was competent for the office. Speaking in a Citi News interview, Azeem said he is confident that Martin Amidu will excel on the job if his independence is guaranteed and the ...

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‘I’m not coming to fill up Nsawam prison’ – Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has debunked suggestions that his office will fight to have all guilty persons imprisoned for their various crimes of corruption. He said he is appreciative of clauses in the Special Prosecutor Bill that made provision for his office to allow convicted persons make restitution. Martin Amidu, who appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, said his ...

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I don’t have children, I have adults – Amidu tells Appointments c’ttee

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, stirred controversy at his vetting on Tuesday when he subtly indicated in a brief biography submitted to Parliament’s Appointments Committee that he does not have children, but rather adults. In addressing a question about the number of children he had as indicated on his CV, Martin Amidu stated that he had adults, and accompanied ...

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South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must resign

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign, a senior party official has confirmed. The decision to “recall” him “urgently” followed marathon talks of the ANC’s top leadership body. Mr Zuma, 75, agreed to step down, but only in the next three to six months, the official added. Mr Zuma, who has been ...

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Veteran actor Super OD dies at 84

Actor and comedian Super OD, born Asonaba Kwaku Darko, has passed away. He died on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital in the Central Region. The actor, who has been off the movie scene for some time due to old age and ill-health, was taken to the hospital on Saturday, February 10, after he complained he ...

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Two reported dead in Taifa junction car crash

At least two people are reported dead after a 207 bus heading towards Accra from Amasaman crashed around Taifa junction on the N6 highway. According to an eyewitness, Daniel, the driver of a commercial sprinter bus lost control of the steering wheel and rammed into the Jersey barrier. “We were driving under the bridge in speed lane and the driver ...

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UK unveils extremism blocking tool

The UK government has unveiled a tool it says can accurately detect jihadist content and block it from being viewed. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the BBC she would not rule out forcing technology companies to use it by law. Ms Rudd is visiting the US to meet tech companies to discuss the idea, as well as other efforts to ...

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Commonwealth in secret succession plans

The Commonwealth has secretly begun considering who might succeed the Queen as its head, the BBC has learned. The issue is hugely sensitive because the role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen’s death. The Commonwealth has set up a “high level group” to look at the way the international organisation ...

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Tonga parliament building flattened by cyclone

The parliament building in the Pacific country of Tonga has been destroyed by the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years. Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, battered the island overnight and caused widespread damage. Electricity lines were downed and roofs were torn off houses by the high winds. The government declared a state of emergency ...

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