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Recruitment scam: Man in trouble for swindling church members

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Recruitment scam: Man in trouble for swindling church members

A businessman has found himself on the wrong side of the law after swindling his Church members of cash totalling GHȼ15,450.00.

Sylvester Twumasi-Ankrah, allegedly held himself as a military officer, convinced the victims that he could get them recruited into any of the security agencies and succeeded in duping them of their monies.

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MTN Ghana pays GH¢605m in taxes

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MTN Ghana pays GH¢605m in taxes

The leading Telecommunication network, MTN Ghana paid a total of GH¢605.138 million in excess of taxes to the government of Ghana in the year 2014.

Addressing editors in the Central Region on Wednesday in Cape Coast, the Corporate Service Executive of MTN, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor hinted that the Company also paid GH¢31.5m as fees and duties and GH¢26.6m...

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Writ against Striking Doctors Withdrawn

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Writ against Striking Doctors Withdrawn

Mr Listowell Kusi Poku, the General Secretary of the United Front Party, who filed a writ against striking doctors, has withdrawn it.

This was made known when Mr Poku’s Counsel, Mr Oliver Abada told the court that he had filed a notice of the withdrawal because one of the reliefs his clients was seeking had been met.

Plaintiff in a writ filed at the...

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Over 300,000 Day Students to benefit from free SHS policy

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More than 313,000 senior high school (SHS) day students are to benefit from government’s progressively free SHS policy.

The beneficiary students are from selected 591 SHSs, with 102 and 88 of such schools in the Ashanti and Volta Regions respectively.

Eighty-two, 67, 56 and 54 are in the Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Western and Central regions...

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Govt secures water buses for commuters on Volta Lake

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The government has secured three water buses to ferry commuters on the Volta Lake. The 55-seater water buses were acquired by the government at the cost of $22,500 from the United Kingdom....

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‘Goat judge’ ordered to proceed on leave

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The Akyem Swedru Circuit Court judge who gave an order for a goat thief to be paraded on the streets of the town has been asked to proceed on leave.

A source close to the court in Akyem Swedru, who disclosed this to the Daily Graphic, said the decision was to enable the Judicial Service to conduct in-depth investigation into the conduct of the...

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I’ll discharge Ekow Micah if... - Judge threatens prosecution

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The Accra Circuit Court has ordered state prosecutors to produce two witnesses today to testify in the trial of a musician who is on remand for allegedly possessing a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to the court, failure of the prosecution to produce the two policemen who arrested the accused on August 4, 2015 would...

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Police unveil strategy to deal with robberies at Top Town

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Alhassan, yesterday visited Top Town and American Farm at Ngleshie Amanfro, where he assured the people that the police would not relent in their efforts to deal with armed robbery attacks in the area....

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Father jailed for life for gang-raping his nine-year-old daughter

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Father jailed for life for gang-raping his nine-year-old daughter

An Indian father has been jailed for life for gang-raping his nine-year-old daughter. The man got the girl drunk and attacked her with a friend in India.

His accomplice was handed a 12-year prison term.

Sentencing the pair at a court in Delhi, Judge Gautam Manan said: 'Children are entitled to expect the best from their parents, in terms of care and...

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Two US TV journalists shot dead on air

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Two journalists have been shot dead during a live TV report in the US state of Virginia, their employer confirms.

WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed during an interview in Moneta, Bedford County, the TV station said....

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Assembly to arrest parents of out-of-school children

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Assembly to arrest parents of out-of-school children

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is set to arrest all parents who refuse to enrol their children in school.

This has become necessary because of the rising number of children playing and loitering in the neighbourhoods or sometimes selling all kinds of goods on the streets whiles schools were session.

This was disclosed during a stake holders’ m...

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Vicky Wireko : The brevity of life, A reminder by Samuel Nuamah’s death

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Vicky Wireko : The brevity of life, A reminder by Samuel Nuamah’s death

Days after and while still in the joyous mood celebrating the works of those journalists who had acquitted themselves creditably as having produced some best pieces of work in the prior year, a shocking accident resulting in injuries and a loss of life broke our backs....

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‘Some young girls prefer marriage to education’

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‘Some young girls prefer marriage to education’

A Project Officer of Northern Sector Action on Awareness Centre (NORSAAC), a gender advocacy organisation based in Tamale, Ms Wasila Abdul Rahman, has observed that some young girls seem to prefer early marriage to schooling.

She said although majority of the girls lived with their families, a recent study, “Let the Girls Smile: Say No to Child M...

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Govt directs PURC to come up with strategy to clear $312m debt being cost of natural gas to thermal units in Tema, Aboadze

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Govt directs PURC to come up with strategy to clear $312m debt being cost of natural gas to thermal units in Tema, Aboadze

The government has charged the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to come up with a debt management strategy to clear a debt of more than $312 million, being the cost of the supply and transportation of natural gas from Nigeria and Atuabo to the thermal units in the Tema and Aboadze enclaves.

Currently, sources say the Volta River...

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18 Containers belonging to MoH, GHS abandoned at Tema Port

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18 Containers belonging to MoH, GHS abandoned at Tema Port

Large quantities of medical supplies, theatre beds and equipment belonging to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have been left uncleared at the Tema Port since 2013.

Eighteen containers of medical supplies and equipment, some said to have been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),...

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ECG on warpath in Eastern, Volta Regions

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ECG on warpath in Eastern, Volta Regions

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is on the warpath to collect money owed it by a number of individuals and companies in the New Juaben municipality in the Eastern Region and the Ho municipality in the Volta Region.

In the Eastern Region, a number of companies, individuals and institutions owe the power distribution company GH¢3 million, while...

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Dumsor, dumsor will end in 2019 - Nduom

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Dumsor, dumsor will end in 2019 - Nduom

Founder and leader of the Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has said Ghana’s energy crisis is likely to stay on for another four years.

According to him, the short term goals such as the contracting of power barges from Turkey, the construction of a thermal power plant at Kpone, among others would do nothing but deepen the woes...

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Jones Kugblenu of Parliament's Public Affairs is dead

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Jones Kugblenu of Parliament's Public Affairs is dead

Information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that the Director of Public Affairs at Ghana's Parliament, Mr Jones Kugblenu has passed on. He was said to have died on Tuesday after an illness.

There has not been any official statement as of now but sources at Parliament have confirmed that they have heard of the incident but were yet to be...

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Politics is a public service, not a profession - Nduom

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Politics is a public service, not a profession - Nduom

Founder and leader of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has rebuked politicians who have built their lives solely on politics and do not have any career to show.

According to him, such people do nothing but to kill people’s enterprises, efforts and initiatives which in the long term would affect the prospects of Ghana.

Describ...

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Ghana and Mauritius waive visa requirements

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Ghana and Mauritius waive visa requirements

Ghana and Mauritius have agreed to waive visa requirements for holders of each other’s national passports.

The agreement follows the signing of an agreement on mutual visa waiver exemption in Port Louis on Monday as part of the itinerary of President John Mahama’s  three--day state visit to that country. 

The accord allows all Ghanaians, including...

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We have dollars; Banks move to dampen speculations

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We have dollars; Banks move to dampen speculations

Commercial banks have reported of increased dollar supplies by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to meet demands for the greenback.
Speculations of dollar shortage have fuelled a rush demand for the world’s most preferred trading currencyWe have dollars; Banks move to dampen speculations, forcing the cedi to shrink in value....

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New faces lace boots for NDC parliamentary primaries; Some MPs fear possible ‘tsunami’

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New faces lace boots for NDC parliamentary primaries; Some MPs fear possible ‘tsunami’

Various names are already making the rounds as potential parliamentary aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), two days to the opening of nominations for aspiring presidential and parliamentary candidates of the party for the 2016 general election.

What is not clear as of now, however, is whether any of the leading members of the party...

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GES releases approved fees for SHSs

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GES releases approved fees for SHSs

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released approved fees for second-cycle institutions for the 2015/16 academic year.
Boarding students are expected to pay GH¢724.50, while day students will be required to pay GH¢405.50....

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Saga over goat thief: Judicial Service investigates Akyem Swedru Circuit Court judge

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Saga over goat thief: Judicial Service investigates Akyem Swedru Circuit Court judge

The Judicial Service is investigating the conduct of the Akyem Swedru Circuit Court judge who gave an order for a goat thief to be paraded on the streets of the town.

In a sentence similar to a punishment by a local shrine, the Akyem Swedru Circuit Court last Friday ordered the thief to hang the stolen animal around his neck, together with a...

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High Court to rule on Charles Antwi’s conviction on August 31

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High Court to rule on Charles Antwi’s conviction on August 31

The Human Rights High Court has set August 31, 2015 to give a ruling on an application filed by a human rights lawyer invoking the jurisdiction of the court to quash the conviction and sentence of Charles Antwi, the man who said he wanted to kill the President at a church in Accra.

Mr Francis Xavier-Sosu, counsel for Antwi, filed a certiorari...

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Ecobank Manager shot dead

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Ecobank Manager shot dead

A 40- year-old manager of Ecobank, Seth Akyea, has been shot dead by three unidentified persons at his residence at Kasoa.

Seth Akyea until his death was the Operations Manager at the Cantoments Branch of the bank. The incident occurred around 9.30 pm last Friday.

According to the Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Samuel...

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President Mahama arrives in Mauritius (PHOTOS)

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President Mahama arrives in Mauritius (PHOTOS)

President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Mauritius for a three-day state visit.

The President left Accra Sunday in the company of the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ekwow Spio Garbrah; the Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, and a Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah....

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Amanfrom residents to stage protest against continuous robbery attacks

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Amanfrom residents to stage protest against continuous robbery attacks

Residents of Top Town and American Farm at Ngleshie Amanfrom in the Ga South Municipality have threatened to embark on a demonstration to protest against armed robbery activities in the area.

According to them, the level of insecurity in the area was worrying, and thus it was time a permanent solution was found to the problem.

“We don’t want the pol...

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Who is Dr Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah?

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Who is Dr Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah?

The name Nkrumah exudes so much awe that a middle-aged man will begin the process of changing his identity completely and lure everybody else, including Osagyefo's family members, to accept him and drag them along in the process.

Nobody can question Prof. Francis Nkrumah's parentage, very much the father's son, and no one either can query the...

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Nana Konadu proposes electronic voting to avoid challenges with register

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A former First Lady and Leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has underscored the need for the country to gravitate towards the establishment of a national electronic data infrastructure which would make the introduction of electronic voting in Ghana easy.

In line with that, she asserted that efforts must also...

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