Monthly Archives: September 2015

#NDCDecides : Petroleum Minister’s contender disqualified

An aspirant seeking to challenge the Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Kofi Buah, in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress  in the Ellembelle Constituency of the Western Region, has been disqualified by the vetting committee. According to the committee, Anlier Liazer, was disqualified for forging the signature of the constituency chairman. Speaking to Citi News’  Western regional correspondent, Obrempong Yaw Ampofo, ...

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Teaching Your Children Valuable Money Lessons

Financial skills are crucial to navigating life. For children, acquiring such skills can shield them from making some major money management mistakes later in life. A lack thereof may even ruin their lives, including their children and their grandchildren. Unfortunately, school curricula makes little or no space for imparting financial lessons to kids; therefore as a parent, it is your ...

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Young Kenyan Inventors Could Change Future of Kenya’s Security

Four Kenyan students from the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology are making the process of entering a building easier with the help of their security system. Michael Mumo, 21, Emmanuel Kinyanjui, 20, James Kimani, 22, and Iyan Bett, 22, are the creators of a new security system that can be used to ...

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TV Shortens Life by 22 Minutes per Viewing Hour

My mother, whose noise tolerance was extremely low, used to yell from the kitchen, “turn off that idiot box!” What great advice, for more reasons than she realized. We are all fully aware that a sedentary lifestyle is not a healthy one. The more time you spend sitting, the worse for your health. It is all too easy—and has become a ...

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Why Do I Always End Up in “Bad” Relationships?

“You don’t appreciate how much I do for you,” Sam complains to Claire. He’s always taken care of her—financially, practically, emotionally. Suddenly Claire has rejected all of this “care” and Sam is hurt, angry, and scared. Many people come into psychotherapy because they repeatedly find themselves in stale, unsatisfying relationships. Why? Do bad relationships actually have something to offer? We began to investigate and ...

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Cashew trade gains 166% rise in value

The price of raw cashew nuts have soared to an all time high of GHC4 a kilo on the local market after seeing a quantum leap in price in less than 18 months, putting a smile on the faces of farmers who are grappling to meet demand. B&FT has gathered that a kilogramme of raw cashew nut, which sold on ...

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FIVE THINGS that I took from watching Anas’ VIDEO

I was privileged to be one of the many people who had the opportunity to watch Anas’ video titled “Ghana in the eyes of God, epic of injustice” at the Accra International Conference Centre on 23/09/2015. These are the things (or lessons) that I took from it. 1. INTEGRITY: Hold on to your integrity all the time: your partner in ...

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Eid al-Adha: Muslim parents asked to monitor children against terroism

The Council of Zongo Chiefs has called on Muslim parents to counsel their children not be lured into joining terrorist groups causing mayhem and disturbing world peace. The call from the Council of Zongo Chiefs comes on the back of reports that some Muslim Youth in Ghana are joining the terrorist group, ISIS. The council made at the call at ...

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First year day SHS students to pay GH¢324.50 as fees

The Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Francis Gbadago, has justified the decision to charge first year day SHS students in excess of three hundred Ghana cedis as fees. This comes despite the implementation of the free day secondary education policy by government. President Mahama launched the free progressive SHS education policy at a ceremony in Otuam in the ...

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Over 300 killed in Saudi Arabia Hajj stampede

At least 310 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. They converge on Mina to throw stones ...

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