Human Interest

10 business operators rounded up for failure

10 business operators rounded up for failure

About 10 business operators in some private commercial properties at Achimota and Dome in Accra were arrested yesterday for failing to have the buildings insured against fire and other disasters.   The arrest was done by the National Insurance Commission (NIC) National Taskforce to enforce compliance of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) Certificate and the Compulsory National Insurance Certificate [...]

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Parts of K’si mall roof cave in

Parts of K’si mall roof cave in

Parts of the roof of the Kumasi Mall caved in, in the early hours of yesterday, when shops were about to open for business. The incident took place at the food court area, where the ceiling housing the Game shop of the mall, carved in but there was no casualty recorded. When the Ghanaian Times visited the scene, officials from the [...]

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REGSEC meets Abudu, Andani royal gates in Yendi

Members of the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) yesterday engaged leaders of the Abudu and Andani royal gates of the Dagbon chieftaincy divide in Yendi ahead of the scheduled performance of the funerals of the late Ya-Nas;  Ya-Na Mohammudu Abdulai and Ya-Na Yakubu Andani.   The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed explained that the purpose of the engagement was [...]

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EC must enforce law on auditing of political parties – Akoto Ampaw

EC must enforce law on auditing of political parties – Akoto Ampaw

The Electoral Commission (EC) must enforce laws on accountability and financial auditing of political parties to support the government’s efforts at  clamping down corruption, Akoto Ampaw, private legal practitioner, has said.   He noted that corruption and impunity were destroying the country stressing that “unless and until political parties are held accountable for their funding all fuss we are making [...]

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Journalism not meant for haters of maths, stats

Journalism not meant for haters of maths, stats

DELEGATES to the recent Highway Africa Conference held in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in South Africa have been told that the journalism career is not meant for haters of mathematics and statistics. With growing emphasis on data journalism in contemporary times, the two subject areas have become inevitable tools for modern news reporting, said Professor Peter Verweij, an international media trainer [...]

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CSIR-FORIG trains  400 to promote livelihood

CSIR-FORIG trains 400 to promote livelihood

The Forestry Research Institute of Ghana of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-FORIG), has trained 400 people in a livelihood empowerment project to promote their economic welfare and livelihoods. They were trained in snail farming, bee keeping and mushroom cultivation and according to the Director of the CSIR-FORIG, Prof. Daniel Aniagyei Ofori, they had been introduced to the [...]

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‘Britain free to unilaterally revoke, halt Brexit’

‘Britain free to unilaterally revoke, halt Brexit’

“The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU (European Union),” the European Court of Justice said in its judgment Monday.   “Such a revocation, decided in accordance with its own national constitutional requirements, would have the effect that the United Kingdom remains in the EU under terms that are unchanged [...]

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Spat over Russian bombers in Venezuela

Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show of support for the government of socialist President Nicolás Maduro. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it amounted to “two corrupt governments [...]

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Cops refused bail in robbery case

The Accra Circuit Court 11 yesterday refused the bail application of a policeman standing trial for alleged robbery. General Corporal Raymond Amegashie of Tema Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit of the Ghana Police Service, was arrested together with Ibrahim Ayirebo, a motor mechanic, Bright Dorkanu, a driver’s mate, and Stanley Akorli, a driver, on December 12, 2017, for allegedly [...]

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Somalia president impeachment motion ‘dropped’

Somalia president impeachment motion ‘dropped’

An impeachment motion submitted on Sunday by some Somali legislators against President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been dropped because of a lack of support. The parliamentary clerk issued a statement saying that 14 legislators had withdrawn their names from the 92 who supported the move, meaning there were no longer the required number of signatures to initiate the impeachment process. [...]

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