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British woman loses $100,000 in Ghana dating scam

A British business woman who planned retiring into a new life with her new found internet lover has been defrauded of $100,000. Mary Little had transferred part of her life-long savings to her supposed lover, Frederick Stalke, a retiring American Colonel, for him to prepare his New York house as part of plans for Little to move in. It turned out the money went into a cedi account at reputable bank in Accra

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Gas shortage Hits Accra and other Towns

The country, especially Accra, has been hit by a devastating shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), leading to many households resorting to the use of charcoal. For automobiles which use LPG as fuel, these are terrible times as they have to wait in queues for hours at locations where gas is available

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Kufuor back home from three-nation tour

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor arrived back home Tuesday night after working visits to Nairobi, Kenya; Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania; and Seoul, South Korea. In Nairobi, former President Kufuor was among a host of dignitaries invited to participate in the launch of the new Kenyan Constitution which replaces the current one drafted during the colonial era

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AFAG calls resignation of IGP

A Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) says it intends to make a formal complaint to the Ghana Police Service, for the immediate resignation of the Inspector General Police, Paul Tawiah Quaye. The group has accused the IGP of failing to defend the constitution, which upholds judicial independence

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Volta Radio Throws Out Akufo-Addo

The Volta Region branch of the Opposition New Patriotic Party has condemned the decision taken by the GBC’s Volta Region Management to deny NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo access to its state-run FM station, Volta Star Radio

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Rawlings In Court Over Oil Deal

The names of President Mills and his political godfather former, President Jerry John Rawlings, popped up last Thursday at an Aflao Circuit Court presided over by Francis Obiri. Their names came up over a fake crude oil deal in which some three persons have been arraigned for defrauding a businessman to the tune of 2800,000 CFA

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NDC secretly recruiting footsoldiers into military – Jake

The National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party says he has gathered information that the ruling National Democratic Congress is secretly recruiting foot soldiers into the security services. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday September 7, Mr Obetsebi Lamptey said he was told on Monday that some people within the NDC have started recruiting foot soldiers of the party without going through the proper process

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A.M.A to shut down 90% of Churches

The 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye has welcomed the decision by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to clamp down on all ‘illegal’ churches in the capital. According to Professor Mike Ocquaye the City Authorities must intervene to regulate the level of noise making by Churches to balance the interest of all Ghanaians

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Teaching hospital Upgrade for Cape Coast

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured that the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast will be upgraded to a teaching hospital. This, he said, was to support the training of medical doctors at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS)

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India pitches for stake in Ghana’s energy sector

India has sought a greater role in Ghana’s energy sector, pitching for more tie-ups between ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas exploratory and acquisition arm of the state-run upstream major, and oil companies of the African nation. Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, who visited Ghana as part of India’s “Focus Africa” policy, discussed this in his talks with Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills and ministers

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Pres. Mills Snubs Nana Addo

Pres. Atta Mills

The Drama that unfolded during the 2008 Fetu Afakhye, when then candidate Mills’ bodyguards clashed with then President Kufuor’s security men, was re-enacted, albeit diplomatic means, in Cape Coast last Saturday, when the Presidential aides prevented President Mills from greeting Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo

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