Author Archives: Kwabena Boateng

NDC softens stance on demands for new voters’ register

   The governing National Democratic Congress appears to have relaxed its stance on the raging debate over calls for a new voters’ register for the 2016 general elections. The NDC had outrightly rejected calls for a new voters’ register, insisting the electoral roll is credible in its existing form. Party General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah argued there were no guarantees that a ...

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MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Comparing Anas and Manasseh

Manasseh Azure Awuni and Anas Aremeyaw Anas  Many years ago, when my “Kofi Manu” was about the size of my little finger and I was not yet qualified to shower in the bathroom, two musicians ruled the entertainment industry in Ghana. They were Daddy Lumba and Nana Acheampong. The rivalry and controversy surrounding them was so pronounced that at that ...

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Museveni reveals why he greeted Obama using left hand

Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni surprised his fellow Heads of State at the just concluded United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York when he insisted on greeting all of them using the ‘non-fashion’ left hand. However, it is one act – greeting U.S. president Barack Obama with the same hand, which stood out. In a video shared by Uganda’s ...

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Implicated judges ordered to reappear before investigative c’ttee

The 22 lower court judges contesting the legality of the investigative committee set up by the judicial council will now have no option but to appear before it. This was after the presiding judge, Justice Getrude Torkonoo dismissed the case brought before her by some of the judges alleged to have been involved in the judicial bribery scandal.The judges were ...

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‘inJustice’ Dery’s contempt suit dismissed as frivolous

An Accra High Court has dismissed a contempt application brought by Justice Paul Uuter Dery against journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, two editors of the New Crusading Guide newspaper and Suleimana Braimah of the Media Foundation for West Africa. Justice Dery, one of 12 High Court judges captured on video allegedly taking bribes to pervert justice, wanted the four journalists and ...

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Bawumia Visits Ghanaian Pilgrims

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has visited the Hajj camp in Minna, Saudi Arabia and later met with the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu. Mina also known as the tent city is a neighbourhood of Mecca and it is the place where the stoning of the devil takes place. Pilgrims are housed in air-conditioned tents here. The Ghanaian pilgrims visibly ...

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[VIDEO] ‘We Are Not Gays’ – Robert Mugabe Tells UN General Assembly

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe yesterday took his anti-gay campaign to the ongoing UN General Assembly where he bluntly told world leaders at the United Nations that Africans are not gays and totally reject attempts to prescribe new rights including gay rights in Africa. “We equally reject attempts to prescribe “new rights” that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and ...

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Police Moves To Arrest “Anas” Judges

The aL-hAJJ’s intelligence has gathered that the Ghana Police Service under the able leadership of the hardworking Inspector General, Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, would from today move to take into their custody the judges who were implicated in the alleged bribery scandal that rocked the country’s judiciary recently. Impeccable information reaching this paper indicates that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of ...

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I Have Never Bribed A Judge – Nana Addo

“None of the cases I did were as the result of seeing a judge in chambers. It is important that people at the bar continue to uphold those principles, that at the end of the day, you get judgement based on the cogency of your argument, the skill of your advocate, his or her knowledge of the law and presentation ...

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Akufo-Addo: I’m not perfect, but honest

“I’m not a perfect man, but my intention is an honest one,” Nana Addo. The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reiterated Ghanaians can trust him to run a clean administration, despite his shortfalls as human.Nana Akufo-Addo at a thanksgiving service for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah at Sakumono on Sunday, said ...

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