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Oscar contenders up for Bafta Rising Star prize

Oscar hopefuls Lucas Hedges and Ruth Negga are among the five actors in contention for the Rising Star prize at this year’s Bafta Film Awards. Hedges, 20, and Negga, 34, are tipped to receive Oscar nominations later this month for their roles in Manchester by the Sea and Loving respectively. Laia Costa, Tom Holland and Anya Taylor-Joy are also on ...

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Russian hacking claims: Biden tells Trump to ‘grow up’

US Vice-President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and criticised his attacks on the intelligence community. On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in November’s US presidential election. But Mr Trump has cast doubt on claims of Russian involvement, and criticised the intelligence community in tweets. Mr Biden said it was “absolutely ...

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Man sues to stop termination of appointments by new presidents

A Ghanaian by name Theophilus Donkor, has filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking a perpetual injunction against the removal of persons from public boards in the event of change in government. Most public boards in Ghana are dissolved and heads of public institutions asked to proceed on leave usually after a change in government, a situation stakeholders in ...

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Riyad Mahrez: Leicester winger is named Africa’s best player

Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez has won the Confederation of African Football’s player of the year award. The 25-year-old Algerian, who inspired Leicester to the Premier League title, is already the PFA Player of the Year and BBC African Footballer of the Year. Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was second and Senegal and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane came third. Arsenal ...

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Alban Bagbin up for 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Outgoing Majority Leader, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, is likely to be made the 2nd Deputy Speaker in Ghana’s next Parliament. The National Democratic Congress (NDC), which will be handing over power to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday, January 7, 2017, mentioned his name for the position. Citi News’ Richard Dela Sky, who made the disclosure from Parliament, however ...

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I’ll work to the best of my ability as 1st Dept. Speaker – Osei Owusu

The newly appointed First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, is confident in his abilities to serve as a 1st Deputy to the Speaker of Parliament. Joseph Osei Owusu, who’s the Member of Parliament for Bekwai, told Citi News his experience in the last eight years in the House will help him excel. He was on Thursday approved by the National Council ...

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ADI urges new development policies beyond manifesto promises

The Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI), an advocacy group which brings together new generation entrepreneurs and industrialists under one umbrella, has urged incoming President Nana Akufo-Addo to consider new policies for accelerated development beyond that which are captured in the party’s manifesto. The group said this in a congratulatory message to the President-elect on his electoral victory, and consequent ...

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We can’t bulldoze our way in passing RTI Bill – Ahi

A member of Ghana’s Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Sampson Ahi, has defended President John Mahama’s appeal to Parliamentarians to pass the Right to Information Bill before the dissolution of the House on midnight of Friday. According to him, although the NDC currently has the majority in Parliament, they can’t force their way through by ...

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Mahama inaugurates phase one of UG Medical centre project [Photos]

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated the first phase of the University of Ghana Medical Center. The $217 million project will be fully operational pending a $48million parliamentary approval. Speaking at the inauguration, President Mahama charged his successor Nana Akufo-Addo to work hard to ensure the facility is made fully operational soon. According to him, the facility is first ...

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Disgruntled GETFund contractors to be paid from today

Contractors owed by Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), will start receiving payment today [Friday]. This past week has seen some contractors working on GETFund projects picket at the Ministry of Finance to demand monies owed them, to the tune of over GHc 300 million spanning a period of six months. The Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors in the Volta Region ...

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