Monthly Archives: August 2016

Facebook to suppress clickbait stories

Facebook has intensified its crackdown on so-called clickbait news that appears on the social network. Clickbait articles tend to carry intriguing headlines which suggest there is more to the story than there actually is. They are famous for employing alluring phrases such as “you’ll never guess what happened next” in order to drive web traffic. Facebook says it can now ...

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Ghana seals deal with UK on prisoner transfer

Ghana has approved a deal with the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland on the transfer of convicted persons.This follows the adoption of the Report by the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the deal presented by the Chairman, Magnus Kofi Amoatey.The ratification by the West African country is spurred by an amendment to its existing law, Transfer of Convicted ...

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How to Tell if You Like Someone: 15 Weird, Unlikely Signs

Don’t just count on the butterflies telling you if you like someone! Check out these unlikely signs to help you discern how to tell if you like someone. You can probably tell pretty quickly when you like someone. You get butterflies around them, you constantly check your appearance, you make sure you smell nice, and you get all nervous in front ...

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Ghana Premier League Preview: WAFA SC vs Hearts

West African Football Academy will come up against leaders Hearts of Oak at the Sogakope Park on Saturday. The Academy side have not lost at home this season and will need to take advantage of that to win this fixture meanwhile the Phobians are also unbeaten at away this campaign. Majeed Ashimeru is expected to make a strong return for ...

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US warns citizens to avoid travel to 20 Nigerian states

The United States’ Department of State has issued a statement cautioning its citizens from travelling to 20 out of 36 states within Nigeria. The department cited the fluid and unpredictable nature of security in the particular states as reason for the directive. Top of the 20 states were the three north eastern states hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency; ...

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Montie 3 petition: Sack Ministers for disrespecting Mahama – PPP

The Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu has called for the dismissal of some high ranking officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who signed a petition calling for the release of the three Montie FM contemnors. Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to serve four months in ...

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NDC, Fifi Kwetey Hot…As Appeals Court Slaps Cost Against Them

A court of appeal (Civil Division) has dismissed a motion for a stay of proceedings filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Mr Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, Minister of Food and Agriculture, in the case in which Mr Albert Kwasi Zigah is challenging the party’s endorsement of the nomination of the minister as its parliamentary candidate in the December election. ...

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Minister Takes Over KMA

THE GOVERNMENT of President John Dramani Mahama has assigned the Ashanti Regional Minister, John Alexander Ackon, an additional responsibility of managing the affairs of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). The minister officially started work as the acting Kumasi mayor on Tuesday, replacing Kojo Bonsu, the out-gone metropolitan chief executive (MCE), who succumbed to pressure by angry Asante chiefs to resign ...

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Poor response to extended period of re-registration exercise

The first day of the extended re-registration of those whose names were deleted from the voters register because they had registered with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards recorded a very low turnout. The re-registration exercise, which was supposed to have ended on July 28, 2016, had to be extended following calls, petitions and concerns raised by some of the ...

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VRA management side with Power Ministry; insists staff strike over

The management of the Volta River Authority (VRA) appears to be at odds with its staff as it has come out to say its workers are not striking in protest of the planned ceding of the Aboadze T3 plant to AMERI. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Head of Corporate Communications at the VRA, Getrude Koomsoon, stated that she was “not ...

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