Monthly Archives: October 2016

It baffles me that Kwahus do not vote for NDC – Veep

 The Vice President says he is baffled that the people of Kwahu in the Eastern region do not vote for the governing National Democratic Congress. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur said the Kwahus are predominantly entrepreneurs and should ordinarily vote the party that facilitates their businesses through the construction of roads and provision of water but this is not quite the case. ...

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Buhari must provide consistent policies – Aliko Dangote

Nigeria’s leading industrialist, Aliko Dangote, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to provide clear and consistent policies in order to diversify the economy. He was speaking on Wednesday at the 44th annual general meeting (AGM) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN?), with the theme “Diversifying the Nigerian Economy: the Role of Government in Manufacturing”?. Buhari, in his own remarks, promised ...

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Scintillating Japan overwhelm Ghana 5-0

Holders Japan defeated Ghana 5-0 on matchday two of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Zarqa. U-17 Women’s World Cup holders Japan were too much to handle for perennial tournament participants Ghana from the start. Riko Ueki fired the Young Nadeshiko into an early lead on seven minutes taking Japan’s goals tally in ...

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Withdrawal of trainee allowance counter-productive – GNAT

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on government to review the withdrawal of the teacher trainee allowance policy to bring about a win-win situation. It said though the policy to withdraw teacher trainee allowances might have brought a marginal increase in enrolment, it was counter-productive. GNAT said its assertion was premised on the fact that, that allowance ...

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Mahama appointees will go to jail if…NDC Chairman

  Eastern Regional Chairman of the NDC, Bismarck Tawiah Boateng is urging party members to work assiduously to retain the party in power to save government appointees from going to jail. According to him, majority of Mahama’s appointees will be jailed if the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) wins the December 7 elections.   Mr. Tawiah Boateng made ...

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Let’s do Nigerian’s Independence day with this

Yesterday, parents across Nigeria were told by the management of their kids’ schools to don their children in traditional attires in the preparation of celebrating Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day on the 1st of October 2016. Trust Nigerian parents to always put out the best when it comes to dressing their kids up for occasions! They didn’t disappoint one bit! We have ...

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Hurricane intensifies in Carribean

The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wreck houses. Weather forecasters have upgraded Hurricane Matthew to category five, the highest on the scale of intensity. Jamaican PM Andrew Holness has called an urgent meeting of parliament to discuss hurricane preparedness. The storm ...

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Kosmos offers US $100,000 funding to two business start-ups

Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC), the corporate social investment initiative of Kosmos Energy Ghana, has awarded seed funding of more than US $100,000 (about GH¢380,000) to two Ghanaian business start-ups. The beneficiaries were selected after their businesses, Trotro Tractor and Ghalani, emerged overall winners at the agribusiness-technology (AgriTech) competition organised by Komos Energy. The award, which includes technical assistance and mentorship ...

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Swansea 1-2 Liverpool: Milner penalty earns Reds narrow win

Liverpool ramped up the pressure on Man City and Tottenham following this impressive 2-1 win against Swansea. Jurgen Klopp’s side moved into second, but they were made to work for it and were a different side in the second half after an opening 45 minutes in which Swansea knocked them off their rhythm to take the lead through Leroy Fer. ...

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Wizkid, Olamide battle other African stars for ‘Best African Act’ nod at the 2016 EMAs

As year-end award ceremonies come thick and fast, Wizkid continues to feature on every nominees list – which comes as no surprise. Again, Starboy has been acknowledged for his phenomenal year by getting nominated in the forthcoming 2016 MTV EMAs – a European version of MTV Africa Music Award (MAMA). Slugging it out for the ‘Best African Act’ are Nigeria’s ...

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