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Avoka: Absence of PRM bill will not cause loss in oil revenue

Mr Cletus Apul Avoka, Majority Leader, on Wednesday said there would be no revenue loss to the State even though the Petroleum Revenue Management (PRM) bill has not yet been passed. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Avoka indicated that a number of challenges had been identified about the bill and that the house needed time to work on them

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Hot exchanges in court in Issah Mobila’s murder trial

Hot exchanges between the defence counsel and the trial judge, characterised proceedings at an Accra Fast Track High Court yesterday when the case in which two military personnel are being tried for the death of the late Northern Regional chairman of the Convention People's Party, Alhaji Issah Mobila, was heard

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Gbagbo must leave Ivory Coast – US

The United States says the international community is warning embattled Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo that he has just days to step down or face sanctions. A senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday that the United States, France and African powers have given Mr. Gbagbo what amounts to an ultimatum to leave the country within what he called a “finite amount of time.”

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Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom Starts Secret Campaign

Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum, the Convention Peoples Party’s 2008 flagbearer, has begun what appears to be a secret campaign up north ahead of the party’s yet to be announced 2012 Presidential primary. Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum was spotted at Radach Memorial Lodge in Tamale on Thursday December 16, where he met with all CPP Chairmen in the northern region

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Baba Jamal calls for election of Chief Executives

Mr Mohammed Babal Jamal, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has called for the election of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMCDE) in order to be more accountable to the people. He appealed to the Constitutional Review Commission to amend the constitutional provision which allows the President to nominate the MMCDE subject to approval by assembly members

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Heavy fighting in Ivory Coast

Witnesses in Ivory Coast report heavy gunfire outside the headquarters of Alassane Ouattara, one of two men claiming the country's presidency. Ivorians were braced for violence Thursday after Mr. Ouattara called on supporters to march on state television and government buildings controlled by the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo

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Nana Addo declares victory at all cost in 2012

Hundreds of New Patriotic Party bigwigs and youths beaming with confidence and wearing broad toothpaste smiles Wednesday night turned the Nima residence of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo into a durbar ground, where he declared the NPP will have no choice but to win the 2012 general elections

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wikileaks: Gov’t responds to exposé on Ghana

The Government of Ghana has become aware of reports in the press of purported leaked diplomatic cables on Ghana. The Government of Ghana will like to reiterate for the avoidance of doubt that the President Mills led administration remains committed and unwavering in the fight against narcotics regardless of the threats that the leaks pose to this fight

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Fight over Ivory Coast National TV Station

A leading member of groups supporting Ivory Coast’s former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara said they will take over the country’s state broadcaster Thursday, despite threats of violent clashes with the army following the disputed 28th November presidential run-off vote

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Western region chief drop 10% oil revenue demand

The Western Region House of Chiefs has shelved demands for ten per cent of the total oil revenue to be accrued by the nation. This follows a meeting held with President John Mills. The chiefs sent a petition to Parliament demanding the creation of the Western Region oil fund with ten per cent of the oil revenue to be generated

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Journalists urged to support women in elections

Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), a non-governmental organisation, involved in the development of rural communities in the Northern Region, on Wednesday held a day's workshop for journalists to solicit their support towards increasing women's representation in politics

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