Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

I stand tall among all potential NDC flagbearers – Bagbin

Alban Bagbin

Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo constituency, Alban Bagbin, has given the strongest indication yet that he may contest for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership in the 2020 elections. Speaking at an event to celebrate his 25th year in Ghanaian politics, Mr. Bagbin said his presidential ambitions were “as clear as daylight.” Mr. Bagbin said he considers himself a notch above all ...

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Mahama would’ve won if NDC took my advice – Bagbin

Alban Bagbin

Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo constituency, Alban Bagbin, believes former president John Mahama could have easily won the 2016 election if he and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), had listened to his advice. Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Bagbin explained that, all the advice he gave to the former president and the National Democratic Congress were ignored. “…I think the ...

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Peduase road works to be completed by December – Minister

Ministerial Vetting

The Ministry of Roads and Highways expects the slope repairs and protection work on the Peduase Lodge-Ayi Mensah road to be completed by December 2017. The south-bound lane of the Peduase Lodge-Ayi Mensah road was closed in June 2016 but over a year later, work on the road is yet to be completed. The sector Minister, Kwesi Amoako-Attah, noted that the ...

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Ahenema Kokobeng: Pupils appeal for better infrastructure

A pupil trying to fix a broken desk.

The lack of basic educational materials and facilities is gradually affecting academic activities at the Ahenema Kokobeng D/A primary school in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region. Pupils of the school are confronted with challenges of inadequate furniture, classrooms and the absence of places of convenience. This according to them has worsened teaching and learning at the school, ...

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China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting


The messaging service WhatsApp has been disrupted in China as the government steps up security ahead of a Communist Party meeting next month. Users have faced problems with the app for more than a week with services dropping in and out. At times, it has been completely blocked and only accessible via virtual private networks (VPNs) which circumvent China’s internet ...

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North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’


The US has said a statement from North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on it was “absurd”. The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down US bombers. A UN spokesman said fiery talk could lead to fatal misunderstandings. South Korea has called for a level-headed response, warning that ...

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Isaac Asiamah: Ghana ready to host CHAN 2018

Isaac Asiamah

Minister of Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has stated Ghana’s readiness to host the 2018 CHAN competition. His proclamation follows CAF’s decision to strip Kenya, the original hosts, of the rights following a series of delays reported by the inspection team. Despite political instability being stated as one of the reasons that informed CAF’s decision, CAF First Vice President Kwesi ...

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Confirmed: Chris Attoh, Damilola divorced


Divorce rumours and speculations about Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh and his Nigerian wife Damilola Adegbite can rest now because the actor has let the cat out of the bag. Christopher Attoh has finally confirmed that he is divorced from Nigerian actress Damilola. About 7 months ago, reports had it that the marriage of the two celebrities had hit the rocks ...

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. Mr Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome “a national crisis” amid rising threats from North Korea. His decision comes amid rebounding approval ratings after a record low over the summer and with the opposition largely in disarray. Mr ...

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Mourinho avoids further punishment after dismissal at Southampton


Jose Mourinho will face no further action over his dismissal at Southampton on Saturday. The Manchester United manager was sent off by referee Craig Pawson for stepping onto the pitch in stoppage time during their 1-0 win at St Mary’s. After receiving the referee’s report, the FA decided no additional action was necessary. Mourinho received two one-match bans from the FA ...

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