• Na-Adjrago, Cudjoe in McDan Open semis

    Ghana’s number one seed, Wisdom Na-Adjrago booked a semi final berth in the ongoing McDan Open tennis championship at the Accra Sports Stadium after edging out Bernard Armah Ashitey in a thrilling quarter final game yesterday. It was the third time in a row the former finalist of the West Africa sub-regional championship has qualified for this stage of the […]

    Na-Adjrago, Cudjoe in McDan Open semis
  • Newcastle considering £6.5m buy-option on Atsu

    Much has not been talked about Christian Atsu this season, but he technically remains a Chelsea player as he finishes out the fourth year of his original five-year contract the same exact way he has finished all previous years of it – out on loan. Not that anything was expected more than this reality after opportunistically signing him in the […]

    Newcastle considering £6.5m buy-option on Atsu
  • Prudential Bank, Ria Money Transfer strike partnership deal … Promises affordable money transfer

    Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) has partnered Ria Money Transfer Service to enable customers transfer and receive remittances from countries the service operates at affordable prices. Speaking at the launch of the partnership in Accra, Mrs Mary Brown, Deputy Managing Director (Banking Operations), PBL said that service was to offer customers the platform to engage in electronic financial transfers in about […]

    Prudential Bank, Ria Money Transfer strike partnership deal … Promises affordable money transfer
  • Private investors keen to invest in domestic airlines

    Ghana’s quest to be become an aviation hub in West Africa has received a major boost as some private investors have submitted proposals to establish 10 domestic airlines. The Minister of Aviation, Ms Cecilia Dapaah, who disclosed this in Accra yesterday at a workshop to mark this year’s International Air Transport Association Day, declined to give the names of the […]

    Private investors keen to invest in domestic airlines
  • Minister wants diplomatic passport law amended

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has suggested that the law on diplomatic passports should be amended to minimise the abuse of government travel facility to persons so prescribed by law. Her suggestion follows visa scandals involving three sitting Members of Parliament (MP) and a former MP who used their diplomatic passport to perpetrate fraud. Mrs. Botchwey in […]

    Minister wants diplomatic passport law amended
  • Kufuor appointed Senior Grand Warden

    Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has been appointed a Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). He was on Wednesday appointed by the United Grand Lodge of England Grand Master, Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, who is the longest serving Grand Master. “Congratulations to Right Worshipful Brother, His Excellency John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, PGSwdB, former […]

    Kufuor appointed Senior Grand Warden
  • More chaos over MDCs nomination

    There have been more reports of chaotic scenes across the country since the latest announcement of 212 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday. Apart from violent incidents reported at Zebilla and Savelugu-Nanton, there have been demonstrations at the Tolon District in the Northern, Builsa North constituency in the Upper East and Mpohor District in […]

    More chaos over MDCs nomination
  • GHS officials plead for clemency for breaching auction regulation

    It was another day of pleas for forgiveness and clemency when officers of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament in Accra yesterday. It was a reminiscent of Wednesday’s appearance by officials of the Agriculture Ministry who also pleaded to be forgiven for breaching the processes that guide auctions of state property. The […]

    GHS officials plead for clemency for breaching auction regulation
  • Six-month old baby needs support

    A six-month old baby, Nhyiran Ampofo, needs financial support to undergo excision of a sublingual cyst to correct his eating and breathing system. A letter signed by Dr Dominic Avogo, a Maxillafacial surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital stated that the estimated cost of the surgery would require a total of GH¢2,700.00. The breakdown of the total cost was […]

    Six-month old baby needs support
  • Nigerian arrested for attempting to smuggle ‘wee’

    A 38–year-old man from Abia State in Nigeria, has been arrested by the police for possessing 154 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, at Darkuman, a suburb of Accra. Oriji Ogbonnaya Alayi, a second hand clothes dealer, allegedly concealed the Indian hemp in used cloths parked in “Ghana must go” bags at a warehouse with the intention […]

    Nigerian arrested for attempting to smuggle ‘wee’
 

Politics »

Don’t blame my dad for visa fraud – ex-MP’s daughter

Don’t blame my dad for visa fraud – ex-MP’s daughter

April 28, 2017 at 10:46 am

A daughter of the former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asunafo South constituency, who has been banned from entering the United Kingdom (UK) over an alleged visa fraud,...

 

Business »

Prudential Bank, Ria Money Transfer strike partnership deal … Promises affordable money transfer

Prudential Bank, Ria Money Transfer strike partnership deal … Promises affordable money transfer

April 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) has partnered Ria Money Transfer Service to enable customers transfer and receive remittances from countries the service operates at affordable...

 

Education »

Galaxy International soars high at Golden Climate Olympiad

Galaxy International soars high at Golden Climate Olympiad

April 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

Galaxy International School in Accra has swept several awards at this year’s Golden Climate Olympiad in Kenya beating several other schools from over 22 countries across...

Sports »

GNPC, Cocobod support McDan championship

GNPC, Cocobod support McDan championship

April 28, 2017 at 11:13 am

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Cocobod have partnered Mcdan Shipping Company for the organization of this year’s McDan 2017 tennis championship currently...

Human Interest

Dortmund boot out Bayern to reach German Cup final

Dortmund boot out Bayern to reach German Cup final

OUSMANE Dembele’s brilliant second-half strike took Borussia Dortmund through to the German Cup final as they came from behind to beat Bayern Munich. Marco Reus had put Dortmund ahead, before Javier Martinez’s towering header and Mats Hummels’ tidy finish gave Bayern a 2-1 lead at the break. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought Dortmund level, before Dembele curled into the top corner with […]

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Pacquiao: I have more to show in boxing

Pacquiao: I have more to show in boxing

MANNY Pacquiao has a lot on his plate these days, and the 38-year-old Filipino Senator will be heading back into the ring on July 2, when he travels to Australia to face prospect Jeff Horn, with Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title on the line. Pacquiao made a low-key entry to Australia on Monday, touching down at Brisbane airport for a promotional […]

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Interior ministry pledges support for GIS

Interior ministry pledges support for GIS

Minister for The Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, has assured the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) that the Ministry would collaborate with the service to effectively manage the country’s borders and migration for national development. He said the ministry was aware of the challenges the service was facing, mainly in the area of capacity building, Information and Communication Technology equipment, weapons, and […]

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GAMA holds town hall meetings on project

GAMA holds town hall meetings on project

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA-SWP) Sanitation and Water Project is engaging the various assemblies in Accra through town hall meetings as part of efforts to address concerns arising out of the implementation of the GAMA project. The platform seeks to discuss grievances with beneficiaries and to provide clarifications to concerns within the 11 municipalities of the GAMA where the […]

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Staying indoors for a long time can cause lung cancer – Prof

People fond of staying indoors for very long time are at high risk of developing cancer of the lungs due to earth radiation emissions, the Director-General of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Professor Geoffrey Emi-Reynolds has revealed. According to him, the earth periodically emits impalpable and invisible atomic substances known as radon that could fill up unventilated rooms over time thereby […]

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VISA FRAUD; PARLIAMENT MUST PURGE ITSELF

Many Ghanaians  were yesterday shocked, but not surprised at the revelation by the British High Commission in Accra, that four Parliamentarians falsely used their diplomatic passports to secure visas for persons who travelled to the United Kingdom and did not return. In a widely published letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, the British High Commissioner, Mr John […]

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Fisherman jailed 15 years for robbing KNUST students

A fisherman, who robbed two students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, was yesterday convicted and jailed 15 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Accra Circuit Court “One”. The convict, Kwame Asong, a resident of Ashiyie near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra Region, attacked Onesimus Aka and Juliet Gyimah (students), with a beer bottle […]

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Robber admits killing Chinese engineer

Ekow Korsah, 23-year-old labourer accused of killing a Chinese Engineer at Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region, on April 13, 2017, has readily admitted his guilt before the Accra Circuit Court “One” on Wednesday. But his accomplice, Michael Mensah, also known as Munkor, pleaded not guilty. The judge, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, however, deferred the sentence of Ekow  to May 10, […]

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EU urged to support Ghana reclaim lands

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has appealed to the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana to support the country with financial resources to reclaim lands which have been destroyed through illegal mining. He said about 10 per cent (23,000 square kilometres) of the country’s arable lands have been destroyed through illegal mining and […]

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Expansion of free school uniforms  affecting effective roll out  – Report

Expansion of free school uniforms affecting effective roll out – Report

The expansion of the free school uniforms programme to cover all public basic schools is one of major factors affecting the effective roll out of the policy, a report by SEND Ghana, a civil society group has said. The programme, which commenced in 2009 was mainly to support deprived public basic schools and to reduce the cost of education to […]

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