Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Self-professed prophet held over rape and theft

A self-proclaimed prophet, reported to have raped and stolen from a number of unsuspecting young women under the pretext of cleansing them against spiritual marriages, has been arrested and detained by the police in Kumasi. Dacosta Owusu Tawiah would often convince his victims that they were under spiritual bondage and would have to be freed. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) ...

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Jumia Ghana partners over 20 brands for 2017 Black Friday

Jumia Ghana says it is preparing for this year’s Black Friday; one of the world’s biggest shopping holidays and discount sales campaign. The company has partnered with over 20 brands including Nokia, Apple, Nivea, Dell, Pampers and Infinix, to offer customers discounts of up to 80% on products purchased online for this year’s campaign. The Managing Director of the Jumia Ghana, ...

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GBC staff deflate tyres of ECG vehicle over disconnection

Some staff of the Garden City Radio, a branch of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi, on Thursday evening allegedly attacked some staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), who visited the company’s premises to disconnect it from the national grid over its indebtedness. The staff, supervised by the Ashanti Regional GBC Director, deflated ...

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Girl, 14, is electrocuted by faulty iPhone charger

A teenage girl has died in Vietnam after being electrocuted in her sleep by her faulty iPhone charging cable. Le Thi Xoan, aged 14, had reportedly rolled over onto the torn cable and had as a result been exposed to the live wire, police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi said. She was found unconscious by her parents and rushed to a local ...

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Chieftaincy ministry nullifies induction of Ga stool claimants

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has ordered two claimants of the Ga Stool, Nii Adama Latse II and Nii-Ayi Bonte, to seize parading themselves as members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs. According to the Ministry, the two were inducted into the regional house of chiefs under unclear circumstances, hence nullifies their inclusion as members. A letter from the ...

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Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. The military said on Friday it was “engaging” with Mr Mugabe. It also said progress had been made in targeting ...

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How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million. The Youth ...

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Borussia Dortmund drop Aubameyang for disciplinary reasons

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped for disciplinary reasons. The 28-year-old will not be considered for his club’s next Bundesliga fixture against VfB Stuttgart on Friday. Dortmund announced the suspension in response to a supporter’s question on Twitter, but did not elaborate on the reasons behind it. The Gabon international was also suspended by his club last year for an ...

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Taxi driver remanded for allegedly defiling 14-year-old

The Circuit Court in Hohoe in the Volta Region, presided over by His Lordship Nana Brew, has remanded into prison custody an accused person, Solomon Akuffu, for allegedly defiling a school girl on two occasions. The prosecutor, ASP Joseph Quainoo, who doubles as the Commander for the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Hohoe, told the court that, ...

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Two in court for duping UHAS student

The Magistrate Court in Hohoe in the Volta Region, has remanded two persons into police custody for alleged stealing. The accused persons, David Amewu, 27, and Prince Gbedenyo, 29, a driver and a porter respectively, reside at Ahado, a suburb of Hohoe. According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Dimah Sulemana Karim, last week, the two accused persons met the victim, a student of ...

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