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Nyaho: I fell out with Kufuor over Akufo-Addo

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NPP founding member Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has revealed that his relationship with former President John Kufuor was marred following a confrontation in the party over Nana Akufo-Addo. According to the former military captain, he rooted for Nana-Addo to the displeasure of Kufuor when an internal discussion over who should lead the party was ongoing ahead of the 2000 presidential and ...

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Akufo Addo: We’re for peaceful polls

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate for the 2016 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the NPP is ever ready to ensure there are peaceful elections at all times, especially this year, provided those responsible for organising the elections organise them in a free and fair manner

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Forests destruction poses threat to climate change fight – Kofi Annan

The world could miss out in the fight against climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the current scale of forest destruction continues, according to Kofi Annan, Chair of the Africa Progress Panel. Kofi Annan warned against the destruction of forests, which provide clean air and water, and local communities with food, shelter and livelihoods. “Each day ...

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Anas exposé: Judicial Council sacks 19 staff

The Judicial Council has meted out stiff sanctions to staff over various offences. While some were sanctioned over their complicity in the judicial exposé of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a few others were punished for misconduct in other offences. A release on Thursday, March 17 listed 10 staff of the Judicial Service as dismissed “for consciously and willingly acting ...

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Terrorists are targeting media houses – MFWA

Edetaen Ojo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has observed that media freedom and freedom of expression have been complicated by the emergence of terrorism. Over the last several years, he recalled that countries like Niger, Mali and Nigeria have been afflicted by terrorism and the insurgence of the terrorists have spilled over ...

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Ghana not on terrorists’ radar – Irbard

Security analyst and peace ambassador Irbard Ibrahim has stated that there is little likelihood of Ghana being hit by terrorists as feared by many Ghanaians. There has been rising unease among citizens about the country being a possible terror target following recent attacks on its northern and western neighbours, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, as well as in Mali. Gunmen ...

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Un-enforcement of audit rules AG’s failing – Ace Ankomah

Legal practitioner, Ace Ankomah has expressed frustration at what he described as the failure of the Auditor-General to exercise the powers given to him by the Constitution. He said the Auditor-General, Richard Quartey has failed to hold persons found to have misappropriated State money accountable. The Audit Service Act 584, 2000 clothes the Auditor-General with power to examine accounts of ...

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Mahama boycott in Scotland exaggerated – Jon Benjamin

The British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin has said media reports regarding the boycott staged against President John Mahama in the Scottish Parliament Thursday are exaggerated. According to him, majority of the Scottish MPs sat through the address which was delivered by the Ghanaian leader. Minority MPs in the British colony stormed out of their parliament upon arrival of ...

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Ghana ranked 124th happiest country

Ghana has been ranked the 124th happiest country in the world, according to a new survey by UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Denmark was ranked as the world’s happiest country while Burundi is the least happy, the survey said. The fourth World Happiness Report also found that countries where there was less inequality were happier overall. Switzerland, Iceland, Norway ...

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6 dead, several injured in Kasoa-Winneba road accident

Six people are feared dead and several others severely injured in a car crash on the Kasoa-Winneba road, Poilce say. The unfortunate incident happened at Gomoa-Buduatta junction in the Central Region at about 10:45pm on Thursday, March 17 while it was raining heavily, ASP John Adika of Ojobi District Police confirmed. According to eyewitnesses, a Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus with ...

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We’re being maltreated – MPs’ drivers

Some drivers of lawmakers are accusing their bosses and parliament of neglect and maltreatment. They claim their conditions of service are appalling despite risking their lives to convey Members of Parliament and their families to and fro their constituencies and parliament. Lawmakers usually engage their drivers themselves without recourse to the institution of parliament. But the drivers are angry at ...

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One injured in Cedi House explosion

One person has been severely injured as a result of an explosion that occurred at the power room of the Cedi House in Accra. The man who is a worker at the electricity department at the Cedi House happened to be in front of the room at the time of the incident, according to eyewitnesses. “He suffered severe burns on ...

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