NEWS

Caf endorses Nyantakyi’s candidature for top post

CAF has approved Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi’s candidature for the executive committee of the continent’s governing body. This means Nyantakyi will stand election for the top post early next year in Sudan. He will be vying for the position of Member of the Executive Committee of CAF for Zone West B in March. Benin FA boss Moucharaf Anjorin has also applied to contest the position and his candidature has also been approved by CAF

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Man rapes friend’s 11-year-old daughter

A 47-year old lotto agent and a resident of Tafo Nyiaeso in the Kumasi Metropolis took advantage of his closeness with the father of an eleven year old girl to sexually abuse her. In order to accomplish the act, the alleged rapist sent the younger brother of the victim to buy him chewing gum and in his absence committed the act

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NPP Targets 80 Percent Ashanti Votes In 2012

The New Patriotic Party will seek to garner as much as 80 percent of popular votes from the Ashanti Region during the 2012 general elections to boost its chances of winning the presidential election. The Ashanti regional chairman of the opposition NPP, Mr F.F. Anto, who stated the ambitious projection on Asempa FM on Thursday, said the President John Evans Atta-Mills-led National Democratic Congress government has proven itself unequal to the task of building a better nation and that is the message the party is carrying to voters

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Prosecution Closes Its Case In Ya-Na Trial

Prosecution in the Ya-Na trial on Friday closed its case after failing to produce two other witnesses it had intended to testify in the matter. In all 12 witnesses have testified in the case in which 15 persons are standing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, overlord of Dagbon. Mr Anthony Rexford Wiredu, Chief State Attorney in his submission told the court that

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Five Armed Robbers Shot Dead At East Legon

Five armed robbers were gunned down Friday in a shootout with the police at Agyiringanor, East Legon in Accra. A sixth robber who survived the exchanges is assisting the police in their investigations. Hundreds of curious traders and workers gathered at the Accra Regional Police Command headquarters where the bodies of the 'wasted' robbers were first conveyed before being sent to the police hospital morgue

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I would never contest Mills for presidency – Mahama

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has for the first time spoken on his immediate political future and stated categorically that he will never contest President Mills for the 2012 presidential slot of the NDC. Speaking exclusively on Radio Ghana’s Behind the News program on Thursday, November 4, Mr Mahama indicated that he will support President Mills to excel in his first term in office so he can win convincingly a second term

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Phone Repairer Bonded For Contract Sex

A Tarkwa circuit court had bonded 28- year-old Baba Musah, a mobile phone repairer, to be of good behaviour for 12 months or in default 12 months imprisonment for having sex with another man’s wife for a fee of 6,000 Ghana cedis. He pleaded guilty

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Eight perish in road accident at Nsuaem

Eight people died on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injury when a 207 bus and a truck rammed into each other at Nsuaem on Thursday at around 2000 hours. The driver of the 207 bus was among the dead while 9 of the wounded are on admission at the Tarkwa Government Hospital. Two others are on admission at the Effia Nkanta Hospital

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Activists Press Ghana’s Parliament on New Oil Law

As Ghana remains on track to join the world's league of oil producers next month, activists are concerned that a law being debated in parliament will not do enough to protect revenue transparency. Civil society groups in Ghana have already asked the government to suspend licenses for oil exploration until the new oil and gas exploration bill is passed

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Police retrieves 21 stolen cars

A massive police operation carried out in Accra, Kumasi, Akim Oda and Akwatia has led to the retrieval of 21 vehicles suspected to have been seized from their owners by car snatching syndicate operation in various part of the country. The man believed to be the mastermind of the gang, Stephen Aklago, who claimed to be a National Security Operative and known as Soldier and W/O, and seven of his accomplices are in police custody

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Mills’ Government Is A Thousand Times Better Than Kufuor’s – Aide

An aide to the President, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has said that President John Evans Atta Mills is not as inept as his predecessor John Agyekum Kufuor. According to him, the Mills government “is ten times, hundred times, thousand times better than the [erstwhile New Patriotic Party administration]” and that the people in this government are more serious than those of the former

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President Mills Orders Minister To Allow Glo Operations

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Aryittey, to ensure that Nigerian telecommunications giant Globacom begins full operations in Ghana before the end of 2010. The Minister for Communications, Haruna Iddrisu, who disclosed this on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana Show Thursday, said the President wants

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‘NPP Is Distracting Government’ – Group

A group calling itself the Alliance for Responsible Opposition is accusing the New Patriotic Party of distracting the Mills administration. The group insists it is part of the agenda of the NPP to make the government lose focus and thus fail to achieve its targets set out in its campaign manifesto

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