Monthly Archives: January 2016

Gitmo detainees: Mahama’s decision is ILLEGAL – Ace Ankomah

A private legal practitioner Ace Anan Ankomah is of the view that President John Mahama breached the constitution by refusing to seek parliamentary approval before agreeing to host the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees. President John Mahama has explained that he did not consult Parliament because the agreement between Ghana and the United States was based on issues of security and not ...

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Re-run Klottey Korley polls – Court orders

An Accra high court has ordered a re-run of the disputed New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary pri­mary for the Klottey Korle constituency in Accra. The order followed the dismissal of an application filed by the NPP parliamentary candidate, Valentino Nii Noi Nortey, which sought to set aside a default judgmen. It would be recalled that the court had earlier entered ...

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Komenda MP doubts PHD status of late Mills’ brother

The Member of Parliament for the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA), Dr. Nana Ato Arthur is asking constituents to demand evidence of the doctorate degree of the brother of the late President and NDC parliamentary candidate for the KEEA constituency, Dr. Samuel Mills. According to the KEEA MP, after a thorough search for where Dr. Samuel Mills got his doctorate ...

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D-Day: Organised Labour to paint Accra red

Thousands of public sector workers are expected to converge on the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, clad in red, wielding placards with various inscriptions to start a demonstration to show their displeasure to government. They want government to reverse the recent increases in utility tariffs and petroleum prices. They are also unhappy about the new taxes they say has brought undue pressure on ...

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EX–GITMO DETAINEE JOINS BACK WITH AL-QAIDA

Ibrahim al Qosi (Credit: LongWarJournal.org) A Guantanamo Bay detainee who was released after cutting a deal in 2010 with the Obama administration has emerged in the war on terror as a leader of an al-Qaida branch in Yemen, a discovery one New York lawmaker calls a “disgraceful” commentary on the White House. “Decision to release Ibrahim al Qosi from Guantanamo ...

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Suspended Akwatia primary to come off Tuesday

The Akwatia Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region, says the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the party’s primary to go ahead tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The primary is being contested by the incumbent MP, Baba Jamal and a businessman, Mr. Basil Ahiable. The primary in the Akwatia constituency was put on hold for security ...

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Gov’t to review salaries of MPs, ministers

President John Dramani Mahama has in accordance with Article 71 of the 1992 Constitution, and acting on the advice of the Council of State, appointed a five member Presidential Committee to determine the salaries of Article 71 Office Holders. The Committee, chaired by Professor Dora Francisca Edu- Buandoh, has the following as members: Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, Dr. William Baah Boateng, ...

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Courts to close nationwide on Wednesday

Justice delivery is expected to be halted on Wednesday as staff of the various courts in the country join Organised Labour to demonstrate over the recent utility hikes and taxes on petroluem products. A statement issued Monday and signed by the General Secretary of the Judicial Staff Association of Ghana [JUSAG], Derick Annan, directed all its members to put on ...

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Oil price falls below $28 a barrel

Oil price has fallen below $28 a barrel amid fears the lifting of Western sanctions on Iran could worsen the existing oversupply problem. Brent crude, used as an international benchmark, fell as low as $27.67 a barrel, its lowest since 2003, before recovering slightly to trade at $28.17. The price of US crude fell below $29 a barrel to $28.86. ...

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Microsoft making keyboard app for iPhones

Ever since Apple began accepting third-party keyboards in iOS 8, we’ve seen a huge influx of alternatives, including Android mainstays like SwiftKey. But now iOS is getting a keyboard from something of a surprising source: Microsoft. According to The Verge, the company recently sent out an email to Windows Insiders (members of its beta-testing program) looking for iOS users who’d ...

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