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Political vigilantism: US gov’t to create jobs for Ghanaian youth

The United States government has identified youth unemployment as the root cause of political vigilantism which is gaining notoriety across Ghana. According to the US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, the US is ready to support Ghana to create enough jobs to curtail the menace. He spoke to Citi News after interacting with the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed in ...

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OMCs back down on shutdown threats after N/R REGSEC assurances

Managers of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) operating in the Northern Region have backtracked on their decision to shut down their fuel stations in protest of recent attacks by robbers, after a meeting with the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC). The OMCs Managers served the notice of their intention to close down their outlets, following a spate of armed robbery attacks that resulted ...

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N/R: REGSEC summons North Gonja rulers over chieftaincy clashes

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) on Monday summoned some chiefs in the North Gonja District over renewed clashes in the area that resulted in the deaths of two persons and left several others injured. The summoned chiefs include the Paramount Chief of Wasipe in Gonjaland, and others from the Tampulima community. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, issued the ...

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Two arrested in connection with Bimbilla shooting

Two persons have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s shooting at Bimbilla in the Northern Region which left three persons dead and seven others hospitalized. The Northern Regional Security Council deployed a 30-man security reinforcement team to the area on Friday following the incident. [contextly_sidebar id=”W7XSIoSn247BoRWFPxhtzVYStZbJu4DX”]Unlike Friday, when shops remained closed, life is gradually returning back to normal in the ...

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N/Region: Immigration Service gets 4-unit housing project

The Northern Regional command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has secured a four-unit housing project for some senior officers. Constructed by the State Housing Company (SHC) at Kugani, near the Tamale Airport, each self-contained apartment has two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen, a balcony and other ancillary facilities. The GIS Northern Regional Commander, Chief Superintendent Ahomka Noah Yeboah at the official ...

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Northern MMT denies attack on their office by NPP youth

The Northern Regional Depot Manager of the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited, Malik Ibrahim, has denied reports suggesting that some New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth on Monday, December 18, 2017, ransacked the company’s stores and bolted with spare parts. Reports that went viral on both mainstream and social media alleged that some suspected NPP youth, during an auction, broke into ...

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N/R Minister charges police to crack down on weapons smugglers

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has tasked law enforcement agencies in the region to intensify their surveillance efforts and clamp down on the activities of arms smugglers. He attributed recent killings in some parts of the region, including Kalampor and Najong Number 1 in the East Gonja and Bunkprugu/Yunyoo districts respectively, to the proliferation of unlicensed weapons which the ...

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Many unregistered weapons circulating in N/Region – Police Commander

The Northern Regional Police Commander has revealed a sharp rise in the proliferation of unlicensed weapons in the area. DCOP Adusei Sarpong’s revelation followed the killing of four persons by unknown assailants at Najong number 1, a community in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. [contextly_sidebar id=”43eXdX04lU3SXejuE5W4Yd4RRF8aUsQx”]Addressing the media in Tamale, the police chief revealed that, “Police is aware that there are a ...

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N/R REGSEC clamps down on illegal sand winners at Dalung river

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has clamped down on the illegal activities of sand winners around the banks of White Volta at Dalung in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region. The White Volta is the main source of water supply to five districts including the entire Tamale Metropolitan Area and the Sagnarigu district. The illegal activities of sand ...

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Damba festival begins today

This year’s Damba festival started today [Wednesday], across the entire Northern Region with Tamale as the host city. People from all walks of life including some chiefs from the Ga traditional area, are participating in the festival which is under theme, “Promoting peace to enhance development.” [contextly_sidebar id=”eUjWZ18CY2MvEuykXM4CGiw0bTBLO6oh”]The Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Dawuni Alhassan in a Citi News interview ...

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