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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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Parliament must protest Mahama’s embarrassment – Foh-Amoaning

Mr. Moses Foh-Amoaning, the Executive Secretary and Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, has called on parliament to pass a resolution protesting against the hostile attitude of Scottish parliamentarians to President John Dramani Mahama over LGBT rights. On Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM, the astute Lawyer said: “the protest by the MSPs ...

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I don’t know Ghana’s position on gay rights – Victor Smith

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E Ambassador Victor Emmanuel Smith says he is unable to state what Ghana’s position is on the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. His comments come after Minority MPs in the Scottish Parliament stormed out of their parliament upon arrival of the President John Mahama who is on a state ...

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High court not fit to hear Zanetor’s case – Lawyer

Lawyers for Dr. Zanetor Rawlings in her ongoing eligibility trial are challenging the jurisdiction of the High court to hear the case. According to the lawyers, such constitutional matters should be left with the Supreme Court to interpret. The incumbent Klottey Korle MP Nii Armah Ashitey, who was defeated in the NDC primary, is challenging the propriety of the daughter ...

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Stan Dogbe blocks Scottish journalist from ‘grilling’ Mahama

Former Head of Flagstaff House Communication Bureau, Stan Xoese Dogbe is again in the news in Scotland for allegedly preventing a Scottish journalist from posing a question to President John Dramani Mahama. The journalist who reports for the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] in Scotland – was prevented by Stan Dogbe in his attempt to ask the president a question on ...

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Akufo-Addo accepts Mahama debate challenge

NPP leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has accepted a challenge thrown to him by President John Mahama for a debate on national issues ahead of this year’s elections. During an interview with TV 3 on Monday, the President had said the NPP leader has made many controversial comments about how the country is being run, indicating a debate would unearth the truth. ...

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MPs who voted for $92m deal thieves – Amoako Baah

All the Members of Parliament who voted in favour of the passage of the allegedly bloated $92 million rural electrification contract between the Government of Ghana and a Chinese firm – which used local firm Smarttys as a front – are “thieves”, political science lecturer Dr Richard Amoako Baah has said. “If they say somebody is trying to steal money ...

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I’ve not accused CJ of wrongdoing – Anas

Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has denied some reports suggesting that he has accused the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood of wrongdoing in the processes leading to the removal of some judges who were implicated in his judicial corruption exposé. Some media reports on Monday suggested that Anas had pointed out that the Chief Justice erred when she identified Tiger ...

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