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Suit against Amidu’s SP nomination not out of fear – Ayine

A former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has said his lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor is not influenced by fear of prosecution as suggested. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Dr. Ayine, an appointee in the Mahama government, said such insinuations were without basis because prosecutorial powers were not limited to just the Special Prosecutor. He ...

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Over 53,000 Ghanaian illegal migrants still in Libya – Report

A report from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has revealed that about 53, 200 illegal Ghanaian migrants are still in Libya. This revelation comes months after some 127 Ghanaian detainees were rescued from Libya, following reports that Africans there had been subjected to inhumane treatment after giving away their life’s earnings, to make the torturous journeys through the Sahara, ...

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South Africa: ANC leaders to ask President Zuma to resign

Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are meeting to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing “disunity and discord”. Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges ...

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Our finishing let us down- Yusif Abubakar

Aduana Stars Head Coach, Yusif Abubakar, has expressed discontent at his side’s below par finishing in their 1-0 loss to Libyan side Al Tahaddy in the first leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League on Sunday. The Dormaa-based club was guilty of squandering clear cut opportunities to equalize after Mahmoud Ali had given Al-Tahaddy an early lead, ...

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Elsie Awadzi appointed as BoG 2nd Deputy Governor

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Mrs Elsie Awadzi as the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana. She replaces Dr. Johnson Asiamah who resigned on January 5, 2018. Mrs Awadzi is an international economic and financial lawyer with a total of 21 years of professional experience working in various capacities in Ghana and outside. She was until the appointment, ...

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BECE re-sit for private candidates takes off

The 2017/2018 edition  of the Basic Education Certificate Examination [BECE], for private candidates, commenced today [Monday], in forty-four centres across the country. The examination, which is organized by the West African Examinations Council [WAEC], offers an avenue for candidates of previous examinations to improve their grades. It was first introduced in 2014. Public Relations Officer for WAEC, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, ...

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Amidu ‘too old’ to serve; Ayine sues at Supreme Court

A Former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has filed a suit to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor. Dr. Ayine’s lawsuit, which has been sighted by Citi News, contends that Mr. Amidu, being 66 years of age, is too old to hold public office, under which the Special Prosecutor’s position falls. The defendants in the suit ...

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We’ll grill Martin Amidu fairly – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

A Minority Member on Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Mahama Ayariga, has told Citi News his side will go into the vetting of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu without any biases. He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members on the Committee, will not frustrate the process, but will ensure that Martin Amidu passes the test of competence and fairness before ...

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EPA moves to act on ‘toxic’ Chinese factory at Asutsuare

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], since the early part of 2017, has been aware of the operations of the Chinese toiletries and plastics manufacturing company, Shine Feel, whose supposed unsafe operations, have now forced the closure of the Osudoku Senior High Technical School. Speaking to Citi News, an Executive Director in charge of Technical at the EPA, Ebenezer Sampong, said the Agency ...

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Utility service providers demand 200% increase in tariffs

Utility service providers in the country are demanding an upward adjustment in their tariff, despite assurances given by the President to reduce electricity tariff. The utility companies, who are currently meeting the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) in a Joint Consultative forum in Accra, want tariffs increased by about 200 percent. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chairman of the ...

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