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Congo Republic to advance presidential election to early 2016

Congo Republic’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso Congo Republic’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso said on Tuesday that he would call an election sometime in the first quarter of next year, several months ahead of schedule. Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled Congo for 31 of the last 36 years, is widely expected to seek a third consecutive […]

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Buhari gives free University education to science & tech students

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari while presenting the 2016 fiscal year budget has assured that there will be free eduction for science, technology and education students in tertiary institutions. President Buhari stressed that this would indeed mark a historic milestone for Nigeria as a nation. “Furthermore, through the office of the Vice President, we are working […]

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Nigeria to review mining licenses as part of industry overhaul

  File Photo Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, speaks at a briefing in Abuja, Nigeria Nigeria will review all its mining licences as its wants to overhaul a largely unproductive sector dominated by artisan miners, the mining ministry has said. The West African nation wants to lower dependency on oil production as […]

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Voltarians mount pressure on Veep

    Intense pressure is being brought to bear on Vice-President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, to immediately render an unqualified apology to the people of Volta region; else Voltarians would declare him “persona non grata in the region.” The news item, which is making waves on various news media including social media to the effect that Mr. […]

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Parties without offices hot

EC Boss Electoral Commission (EC) is considering barring political parties without offices across the country from participation in the 2016 General Elections. The constitution stipulates that all political parties must have at least offices in two-thirds in all the 216 districts in the country. The EC is set to embark on a nationwide inspection of […]

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Amidu exposes gov’t again!

  Martin A. B. K. Amidu Former Attorney-General, Mr. Martin Amidu, has said that government intentionally altered the report submitted by the Judgment Debt Commission to conceal the portions that acknowledged his (Amidu’s works). Mr. Amidu, who has been nicknamed ‘Citizen Vigilante’ for his fight against corruption, is asking the Government – “for the sake […]

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Huawei opens new shop in Osu

  Huawei Technologies Ghana in partnership with Sell for Sell Company Limited has opened a new experience shop to cater for the people of Osu and its environs. The new shop, which is located on the ‘Oxford Street,’ opposite the Tigo office and adjacent the Osu Mall, promises to serve shoppers, residents and visitors to […]

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7 sue gov’t over GHC3.6m bus rebranding

Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong Some seven Ghanaian citizens have instituted a court action against government over the controversial Ghc3.6 million expended on re-branding 116 Bus Rapid Transit Buses (BRT). The suit, available to Citi FM, has the Minister of Transport Dzifa Attivor, and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, as the first […]

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Colombia fully legalises medical marijuana

  Colombia’s president has signed a decree fully legalising medical marijuana in a shift away from preventing drug crop production. Juan Manuel Santos said the move put Colombia “in the group of countries that are at the forefront…in the use of natural resources to fight disease”. But, he said, the country would still fight illegal […]

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Fake ECG officer imprisoned 24 months with hard labour

File Photo The Asamankese Magistrate Court in the West Akyem Municipality has sentenced one Ofosu Agyei to 24 months imprisonment with hard labour for posing as an officer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). Ofosu Agyei, 35, was also convicted for swindling some residents in Osenase near Asamankese after he promised to offer them ECG meters. Presenting […]