Monthly Archives: March 2016

Jake’s death must be NPP’s period of reflection – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed profound shock and sadness at the demise of Mr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died in the early hours of Sunday in a London hospital where he had gone for treatment. Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey,  played an integral part in former President’s Kufuor’s victory in 2001, as ...

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Southampton dampens Liverpool’s hope of top-four spot

Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four spot were dented as Southampton dramatically snatched victory at St Mary’s. Liverpool had looked in command after Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge scored in a five-minute period. Sadio Mane missed a penalty just after the break following Martin Skrtel’s foul on Graziano Pelle, but made amends soon after with a smart finish. Pelle’s curling shot ...

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Ghana’s debt hits $25.6 billion

Data from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) reveal as at December 2015, Ghana’s total debt stood at $25.6 billion. According to the Bank of Ghana’s summary of macroeconomic and financial data released on March, 18. 2016 as at December 2015 Ghana’s public debt was 25.6 billion dollars and in cedi terms 97.2 billion cedis. Per the BoG’s data Ghana’s debt ...

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Ghanaian ISIS recruit killed; Family holds funeral rites

Mohammed Nazir Nortei Alema, the Ghanaian graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who joined terrorist group ISIS in August 2015 has been reported killed. Sources close to the family in Accra told the The Finder newspaper that the final funeral rites, Adua in Islam, were held Sunday, 21st March, 2016. Nazir was reportedly killed in ...

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Prosper Bani, IGP tighten security for MPs

The Interior Minister, Mr, Prosper Bani has reiterated the promise he made at his vetting to improve the security of Parliament and Members of the House. As a first step, the State House Police Station has been inaugurated. Speaking at the ceremony, he said: “It is heart-warming that a few weeks on assuming office [as Interior Minister], Parliament, in collaboration ...

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Rashford earns Man Utd 1-0 derby victory

Marcus Rashford lit up Manchester once again as United beat City at the Etihad Stadium to narrow the gap on fourth place. After a high tempo start, Rashford’s lightening pace saw he through to give the Red Devils the lead after only 16 minutes. England boss Roy Hodgson will also be saying a prayer for goalkeeper Joe Hart who was ...

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Dumsor alert: FPSO Kwame Nkrumah shuts down

Ghanaians may have to brace themselves up for a few more days of power outages, following the shutdown of Ghana’s vessel used in collecting and processing crude oil from the jubilee field, the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah. The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), made the announcement today [Sunday] to enable the general public plan their schedules since the action will last for about two ...

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Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left? This is the story of a lost medieval city you’ve probably never heard about. Benin City, originally known as Edo, was ...

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CELEBRATE OTHERS SUCCESS

Envy is a green eyed monster. Don’t play with it, envy not the success of others. Celebrate them. I learned a long time ago “if you don’t respect builders you can never build”. When your friends succeed, genuinely celebrate them. This set you up for your own victory. It should encourage you to work hard and smart rather and not ...

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Donald Trump rally: Highway blocked by protesters

Demonstrators blocked a highway in Arizona as Donald Trump prepared to stage a rally near Phoenix. The front-runner in the race to be the Republicans’ US presidential candidate addressed supporters in Fountain Hills. Some 50 protesters caused traffic jams as they held up posters with slogans such as “Dump Trump”. The billionaire’s rallies have been marred by a series of ...

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