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Kweku Baako dismisses Mill’s call for cocaine case to be re-opened

The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has dismissed President Mills’ decision to reopen investigations into the MV Benjamin cocaine case. President Mills during his state of the Nation Address on Thursday February 17, stated that he had ordered investigations to be reopened in the MV Benjamin cocaine saga in which over 70 parcels of cocaine disappeared into thin air

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Investigations Into MV Benjamin Cocaine Case To Be Reopened: Mills

President J. E. A. Mills has announced government's intentions to reopen full scale investigations into the MV Benjamin cocaine saga, in which 77 parcels of cocaine disappeared from the police board under mysterious conditions. President Mills, who announced this during his third state of the Nation Address to Parliament, said there was the need to get to the root of the matter since the parcels of cocaine were not found

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Mills: I’m Sorry For Snubbing Kufuor and CJ

President John Evans Atta Mills has apologised for his failure to recognize former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Chief Justice Georgina Woode when he acknowledged the presence of dignitaries in Parliament when he delivered his third State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday February 17

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Ablakwa: Only Blood Thirsty Warmongers Will Describe Mills’ Address As Divisive

A Deputy Information Minister has taken a swipe at critics who have described President John Mills’ third state of the nation address as divisive. Samuel Okuzdeto Ablakwa minced no words in describing such critics as war mongers. The minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu was appalled by what he said was the most partisan, divisive address ever to have been presented by a president of the country

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Auto Sprayer Jailed 50 Years For Robbery

A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey, has ordered a 29-year-old auto sprayer to be held in prison for 50 years in hard labour for robbery. Thomas Frimpong alias "Owen" denied the offence. His three accomplices, identified only as Tuga, Issah and Billy are on the run. Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Otoo-Boison, a State Attorney

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2011 “The Year Of Action”- The Role Of The Youth In National Development

Youth have some responsibility towards this country. Ghana has majority of its population to be youth and so the youth have responsibility towards the development of the country, if there will be sustainable development then the youth must be a key figure. We need to learn from yesterday and live with hope for a better tomorrow, if the country had made use of the youth some years ago, the country would have been better than what we are seeing now

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Man remanded for having sex with 7 year old boy

Ernest Dompreh, 22-year-old gold digger, was on Wednesday arraigned before the Asamankese Circuit Court charged with sodomizing a seven-year-old boy. He pleaded guilty to having had sexual intercourse with the boy through the anus and was remanded in prison custody till February 21

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Bagbin held talks with Konadu about challenging Mills in 2012

Honorable Alban Bagbin, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing is treading on an overstretched tight rope which is in danger of snapping when least tampered with. According to sources at the Presidency, Mr. Bagbin risk losing his ministerial appointment because of his private discussions with Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings with regards to partnering her for the 2012 general elections when elected as presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)

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Ghana Hotels Too Expensive: Veep

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday attributed the high rental rates of hotel rooms in the major cities of the country to inadequate decent accommodation facilities. "Most of our four-star hotels charge beyond $200.00 a night which is quite expensive and I believe if there are a lot more hotels in the country, owners will be compelled to reduce their rates to the barest minimum", he added

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Greater Accra Regional Minister rubbishes Nana Addo’s “all die be die” comments

Nii Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister has noted that there was no need for Ghanaians to fight to resolve issues within the democratic dispensation, since Ghana was not at war. He was commenting on the recent statement by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo that “all die be die”, when addressing party faithful in Koforidua

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Ghana FA, Fifa to sign academy deal

The Ghana Football Association and soccer's world governing body, FIFA would on Wednesday sign a contract to begin the construction of a football academy. The contract, which is the Fifa Goal IV Project, is an an academy for the game to be housed at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, the football home of Ghana. GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and FIFA Development Officer in Charge of West Africa, Sampon Kablan would sign for both parties

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Chinese-Assisted Projects Ready For Takeoff

The People's Republic of China on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to the realization of a number of Chinese- assisted projects in Ghana this year. Consequently, the visiting Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Cheng Denning, who called on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Osu Castle in Accra, would be holding further bilateral discussions with the relevant Ministers on such projects

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Ablakwa: Gov’t has no hand in tariff reduction

Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has dismissed suggestions that the government had a hand in the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission’s (PURC) decision to reduce electricity and water tariffs. The PURC announced on Tuesday February 15, a reduction in tariffs taking into consideration favourable factors that have resulted in the reduction of cost of generation

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Ghana Police to deal with bribe-taking officers

The Police Administration has resolved to deal ruthlessly with police personnel who disgracefully stand by the roadside to extort money from drivers in the name of enforcing road safety regulations. Giving the highlights of the police policy statement for 2011 at the first IGP's Weekly Parade organised at the National Police Headquarters in Accra yesterday, the IGP, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, stated that road traffic accidents had been identified as a major challenge facing the service presently

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