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African govts urged to work together for slavery reparation

African govts urged to work together for slavery reparation

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Hilary MacDonald Beckles has cautioned African governments against acts and commentaries that disrupt global efforts to seek justice on the harsh slavery regime meted to Africans years ago. To this end, he has called for a collaborative and united front, devoid of divisive postures, in the fight for reparation for […]

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Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong wins Man of The Year Business 2017 award

Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong wins Man of The Year Business 2017 award

The founder and Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong has been awarded Man of The Year, Business(Magnate Award) at the second edition of the Exclusive Men of The Year(EMY AFRICA 2017 AWARDS) at the Kempinski Hotel-Accra. The award was in recognition of his contribution towards Business and Development in Ghana and Africa.   Addressing […]

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Muslim caucus holds 7th ‘Night of Power’

The Muslim caucus in Parliament on Friday held its seventh annual “Night of Power” in Accra to climax the Ramadan which was characterised by prayers to Almighty Allah for his blessings and mercies on the country. The event, which was graced by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, was held under the theme “If you are grateful, I shall add […]

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Majority: Free fertiliser distribution was fraught with corruption

Majority: Free fertiliser distribution was fraught with corruption

The Majority caucus in Parliament has justified government’s decision to revert to the ‘cash and carry’ regime in providing cocoa farmers with fertilisers. According to the NPP MPs, the free fertiliser distribution programme under the outgone NDC administration was fraught with corruption as only party members were favoured in the distribution exercise. They were responding to an earlier press conference […]

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Man jailed 30 year for defiling girl, 13

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has jailed Awal Mohammed Haji, a 29-year –old unemployed man, for 30 years, for robbery, and defiling a 13-year-old school girl. The convict was arrested by the Agona Kwanyako watchdog committee and handed over to the Agona Swedru Police Divisional Command of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU). Chief Inspector Isaac Amon told […]

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Six Nigerians arrested for kidnapping woman

Six Nigerians arrested for kidnapping woman

Six Nigerians, who allegedly kidnapped a 21-year-old woman, have been arrested by the police at Nungua in Accra on Sunday. Steven Johnson Chimaroke, the leader of the gang, was reported to have raped the victim (name withheld), who was observing the Holy Ramadan (month of fasting). Other accomplices, are Ike Amechi, Anthony Emmanuel, Godfred Alex,  Koyode Ayodele and Opious Ouner […]

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Pastor in court for fraud

Pastor in court for fraud

An Accra-based pastor has been put in the dock at the Accra Circuit Court “8” for allegedly defrauding a female church member of GH¢400,376.00. Pastor Jonas Antwi Boasiako took the money from Madam Evelyn Frimpong, who was once an international business woman, but now jobless, for them to engage in a gold business, which turned out to be false. However, […]

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GNPC to sponsor students studying oil

GNPC to sponsor students studying oil

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), will from this year, award scholarships to Ghanaian students to pursue oil and gas related programmes at tertiary institutions in the country. This, according to Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong, chief executive of GNPC, was a change in the implementation of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, which hitherto, was focused on sponsoring a few students […]

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NIB wins US$60 judgement debt case

NIB wins US$60 judgement debt case

The National Investment Bank Limited has won an appeal at the Supreme Court against the Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Limited, over the payment of US$60 million judgement debt to Dominion Corporate Trustees Limited. The Court, presided by the Chief Justice, Ms Justice Sophia Akuffo, awarded GH¢500,000.00 cost against the two companies represented by the renowned Ghanaian Economist, and investment […]

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One drown, 8 others rescued as canoe capsizes at Ankobra

From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi A 55-year old man, Tawiah Amprofi is feared dead after a canoe he was in with eight other fishermen from Axim, capsized at sea at Ankobra, in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Tuesday. The crew was returning from a fishing expedition when the disaster occurred. A police source told The Ghanaian Times […]

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