Human Interest

8 Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

8 Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said yesterday. The mass abduction of girls from their school caused global outrage and drew attention to the militant group which has killed more than 30,000 people since 2009 in [...]

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Obama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drain

Obama urges Africa to do more to stem brain drain

Former U.S. President Barack Obama advised talented young Africans on Wednesday to drive change at home rather than emigrating, and urged their governments to do more to curb a brain drain. Obama, whose Kenyan-born father studied in the United States but later returned home to work as an economist, described the phenomenon of the best minds leaving for global centres [...]

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2 jailed 14 years for robbing businessman

2 jailed 14 years for robbing businessman

TWO robbers, who broke into the house of a businessman at the Ho New Housing Estates in the Volta Region, three years ago, and took away seven cellular phones, a motorcycle and an amount GH¢8,000 from him, were on Monday sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment each by a Ho high court. Michael Agbanyo, 27, a driver, and Happy Gawu, 22, [...]

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Sickle cell girl cries for help

Five-year old girl, Josephine Payne, suffering from severe sickle cell disease, is in need of US$15,000 for bone marrow transplantation to cure the ailment. BMT-Ghana, the non-governmental organisation (NGO), which is to undertake the surgery, has agreed to pay US$3,000 of the cost as its corporate social responsibility. The NGO is, therefore, calling on the general public to support in [...]

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Fisherman convicted for assaulting rival, former wife

A Magistrate Court in Winneba has sentenced a 30-year old fisherman to a fined of GH¢120.00 for assaulting his former wife, and the woman’s current lover, or in default serve two months in prison in had labour.   Micah Essiful alias Kobina Essiful pleaded guilty to the charges, and the court also ordered the convict to compensate Kow Nkebi, the woman’s [...]

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Businessman defrauds partner of GH¢51,000

A businessman, who defrauded his partner Rexford Appiah, of GH¢51,000.00, was yesterday put before an Accra circuit court. His accomplice, Iddi Suka, who claimed to be a staff at the Flagstaff House, is at large, and being sought by the police. The accused, Benjamin Osei was granted bail in the sum of GH¢70,000 with four sureties to appear again on [...]

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Paris subway changes names to honour World Cup champs

FRANCE’S coach will have a subway train station named after him to celebrate his World Cup win and poet Victor Hugo will have to share his memorial slot on Paris’s transport map with the team’s goalkeeper and captain. As “Les Bleus” headed home with the World Cup trophy on Monday, the French capital’s RATP transport authority said it was renaming [...]

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‘Joining Juventus not holiday’

‘Joining Juventus not holiday’

CRISTIANO Ronaldo says “age is not important” to him after signing for Juventus on a four-year deal at the age of 33. He signed for the Italian champions on July 10 for a fee understood to be £105m. It ends his nine-year stay at Real Madrid. Ronaldo, who requested the transfer from Real Madrid, confirmed Juventus’ reported £30m-a-year offer was [...]

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Bolt set for six-week  trial with Aussie side

Bolt set for six-week trial with Aussie side

USAIN Bolt is set to take another step towards becoming a professional footballer by going on a six-week trial with Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners. The former sprint king, who attended the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, has already had trials with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Stromsgodset in Norway. His trial in Australia will start next [...]

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Osu Children’s Home receives support

Osu Children’s Home receives support

Mrs Manar Jazouli, a Moroccan investor on a visit to Ghana on Friday presented assorted items worth GH¢5,000 to Osu Children’s’ Home. The items included detergents, bags of rice, biscuits, beverages, toiletries and additional cash donation of GH¢2,000.00 Receiving the items, Madam Christiana Addo, the Home Manageress, thanked Mrs Jazouli, for her kind gesture in donating the assorted items to [...]

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