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Births & Deaths Registry blacklists names like Nana, Naa, Junior

The Births and Deaths Registry has said it does not allow certain prefix and suffixes deemed as titles to be registered as part of names on birth certificates. In an interview, Mr John Agbeko, Registrar at the Births and Deaths outfit, explained that local names like “Nana, Nii and Togbe” are most used as stool names and title for leaders ...

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NRCC supports victims of North Gonja chieftaincy clashes

The Northern Regional Coordinating Council [NRCC], has donated relief items to victims of the recent chieftaincy clashes between Gonjas and Tampulimas in the North Gonja District. The items were handed over to the Regional National Disaster Management Organization [NADMO], for onward distribution to the victims. These comprised 150 bags of rice, 50 cartons of cooking oil, 200 bags of cement ...

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Police probing threats against Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital director

Despite efforts in 2017 to resolve the tussle between the Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, and the nurses at the facility, it appears the conflict is not ending anytime soon as the Elmina Police have confirmed to Citi News that they are investigating complaints from the Director over text messages threatening his life. The Elmina Police ...

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DCOP Addo-Danquah confirmed as CID Boss

DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been confirmed as the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service. This is according to a communique from the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu sighted by Citi News. DCOP Addo-Danquah, then with the rank of ACP, was directed to act as the Director General of the CID after ...

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Gender Ministry inaugurates 11-member advisory committee

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP)has inaugurated an 11-member Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Department of Social Welfare. The committee, according to the sector minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, is an essential part of her outfit with the mandate of running the day-to-day affairs of the social welfare services in the country. The setting up of a ...

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‘I was not raped’ – 18-yr-old girl captured on sex-tape tells Police

The Central Regional Police have stated that the 18-year-old Senior High School student allegedly captured on video having sex with the former head teacher of Edumanu D/A Basic School Robert Seppey, has denied that she was raped. This was after a number of suggestions on social media platforms that the girl might have been forced into the act. Speaking to ...

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Effective Living Series: John Kpikpi’s description of marriage and family

The second day of the last week of Effective Living Series with John Kpikpi gives a deep insight into the family. The discussion started off with the foundation of the family, which is marriage. In his submission on the Citi Breakfast Show, he took his time to delve into what marriage is, because according to him, you cannot have a ...

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Police recruitment: Applicants to undergo physical screening Jan. 29

The Ghana Police Service has said shortlisted applicants will undergo physical screening on Monday, January 29, 2018 at all screening centres as part of its recruitment exercise. A statement signed by Deputy Superintendent of the Police Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman said all the applicants who made it through the preliminary selection process, shall receive text messages from the Ghana Police Service from January ...

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Gov’t considering another country for Gitmo 2, but… – Minister

The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted by Ghana would have to consent to be moved to a different country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has indicated. Speaking to the media on Wednesday after she appeared before Parliament, she said the government was actively exploring the possibility of sending the two Yemeni nationals to ...

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Two jailed for 6 months for ‘illegal’ deforestation

The Bekwai Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region has sentenced two persons to six months in prison with hard labour for felling trees without authorisation at the Supuma Forest reserve in the Ashanti Region. The two, Stephen Asare; 43 and Akwasi Kwarteng; 52 were arrested at Betenase near Obuasi by officials from the Forestry Commission for the felling of Guarea ...

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