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Chairman of parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Theophilus Tetteh Chai has admitted the failings of his Committee to protect the public purse in the execution of government awarded road contracts.The Speaker of the House, Edward Doe Adjaho

GHANA: Mamprousi joins ‘Green Train’  (My joyonline,25/05/2016)

The Greenstreet campaign tour which is dubbed “Apam Foforↄ” (new covenant) also translated in Mampruli as “Alkawule-pale” reached the Mamprusi territory amidst chanting and drumming.The CPP presidential candidate has been preaching

What is the price of having smooth skin? Some people spend a lot of money on beauty products which contain shea butter, but not much of that trickles down to the widows of a small farming community in northern Ghana who process


Forty-one children were in 2015, rescued from trafficking on the Lake Volta through the operations of Challenging Heights;a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Winneba.The organisation cared for a total of 118 survivors

Governors have expressed support for the increase in fuel price, saying that the policy is in the interest of the masses.The governors also said that they are making efforts to access ‎$4.25 billion earmarked by the World Bank for states’ development.

Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration aims to ensure that by the end of 2016, its total recurrent expenditure is covered by the state’s internally generated revenue. He also stated that the administration plans to ensure

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned new sets of facilities  named after deceased personnel who died in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operation against Boko Haram in parts of the Northeast.

Nigeria is in dire straits and lacks enough funds to meet its obligations, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said wednesday.The minister stated this in Abuja while explaining the decision of the federal

Old Mutual Ghana recently awarded over 80 Financial Advisorsat its annual Sales Gala Award Ceremony held at Labadi Beach Hotel.  Of the eighty financial advisors awardedfifteen of then went on a sponsored trip

A water research scientist Dr. Gloria Addico has mounted a robust defence of her research findings that there are toxins in water produced for consumption by the Ghana Water Company.Dr. Addico, who is with the Water Research Institute

Sixteen police chiefs have been transferred with immediate effect as the IGP makes his third round of changes since he was appointed seven months ago.The transfer of the Accra Region Police Commander, COP George Akuffo

Two persons are in critical condition after a tipper truck loaded with sand ran into a KIA truck at Achimota Mile 7 on Monday.The two were trapped in the KIA truck for almost an hour and a half, according to an eyewitness.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama yesterday disclosed that the federal government was discussing with China and other friendly countries for the supply of required arms and equipment needed to finish the ongoing war

President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he will on May 29 speak on the recovered stolen funds from persons that had been indicted in the fight against corruption.In an interview with Channels Television in the UK, where he took part in the London

The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Salisu Fagge, on Saturday called on members of the Barewa College Old Boys Association to emulate the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, by contributing to

Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc says it’s staff ranked among the best in the power sector in Africa whilst restating its commitment to continuous expansion and investments in alternative energy sources to boost

The Apam foforↄ (New Convenant) campaign tour of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has hit Damongo, Bole and Sawla in the West Gonja districts of the Northern Region.In the entourage, are the Presidential Candidate -Ivor Kobina

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has hinted it will lay down its tools after May 18 if the government fails to address its grievances. A timely intervention of the Employment Minister, Haruna Iddrisu

The National Communications Authority (NCA0 says it will soon decide on whether subscribers should still be allowed to make calls over the internet with applications like WhatsApp, Skype and Viber or not.The response follows calls by Telecoms operators

The Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA) says it is considering holding a separate presidential debate for candidates of the two major political parties.The Public Policy Institute says the consideration is based on a survey it conducted

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent a congratulatory message to the former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan on his 80th birthdayIn a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media

In spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in Nigeria, British Prime Minister David Cameron has tagged the country and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.”“We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has paid the sum of N69.544 billion into the Federation Account in March.This is contained in the corporation’s monthly financial report for March released in Abuja.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned the launching of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in the Nigerian airspace without the permit of the authority and the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).

GHANA: More jobs for the youth  (Daily Graphic,08/05/2016)

President John Dramani Mahama is promising more jobs for the youth since the short-term economic environment of the country looks brighter.

Addressing students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) as part of his ‘“Accounting to

GHANA: Dan Botwe attacked by armed robbers  (Daily Graphic,08/05/2016)

The Batsonaa Divisional Police Command has arrested two security men on suspicion of complicity in a robbery on the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okere Constituency, Mr Dan Botwe, yesterday.One of the two men is a personal security guard

Ashanti regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako faces a charge of assaulting a public officer, police sources have told Graphic Online.He has been taken to the Asokwa circuit court in a convoy

Twenty-two people made up of staff of the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) and selected personnel from member companies have benefited from a 15-day  training programme with support from the governmen

Two new, but independent, studies published in Nature have provided clues about the repeated Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) flare-ups in West Africa and how aerial spraying to combat mosquitos is linked to increased risk of autism

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has successfully carried out its first Bone Bridge surgery as well as Cochlear Implant surgery on three patients without inputs from expatriate medics, the state Commissioner

A Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday adjourned the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki to May 23, 2016, for failure of the Federal Government to produce the accused in court

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the military hierarchy will review the entire counter-insurgency operations in order to improve the performance of troops in the northeast.Buratai made the plan known while addressing troops

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), needs to investigate and address the misnomer of how some large scale farmers and farms purchase subsidised fertilisers in larger quantities above the approved ration, a new report

An amount of $2.6 million has been disbursed to 35 institutions in the country to support initiatives to promote peaceful and credible elections this year.The initiative is also meant to assist the institutions in promoting issues-based and inclusive

Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Kumasi are planning to vent their spleen on officials of the company after weeks of erratic power supply leading to the destruction of gadgets and stalling businesses.Many customers interrupted radio programmes

Five ghanaians living in the United States of America (USA) have dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to court over delays in the implementation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act 2006 (Act 699).The applicants want the Human Rights Division

Following the allegation that ex-governors are receiving double salary from their states, the former governor of Anambra State and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has denied collecting any salary from his state

Determined to ensure safety on Lagos roads, Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has outlined plans to ensure that vehicles plying the road are compliant with vehicle inspection regulations.Lamenting the number of rickety vehicles

No fewer than 359 policemen were killed on duty between January 2014 and April 2016, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has said.Arase made this know at a lecture he delivered at the University of Jos,

The situation of Adamawa state health workers worsened yesterday, as the commissioner for health in the state, Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar disclosed that one or two months Federal allocation to the state cannot pay one month salary

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, April 26, inaugurated campaign sector committees of the party, tasked with the formulation of the policies and programmes

The Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board, Kwadwo Twum Boafo is pointing at what he says is deep-seated hypocrisy among sections of the clergy in Ghana.He is amazed at how a section of the clergy is quick

GHANA: Main bearing of FPSO damaged  (Daily Graphic,27/04/2016)
The main bearings aiding the rotation of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, are damaged, prompting the managers of the facility to tie the vessel to two tug boats to hold it

Available data at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) shows that a total of 25,285 teenage girls got pregnant in the Eastern Region over the past two years. Six hundred and sixty-nine (669) of these teenage mothers were aged between

Fresh hope of a quicker recovery is on the horizon for cash-strapped Nigeria as the World Bank has raised its 2016 oil price forecast up from the previous level of $37 per barrel to a new height of $41.The crude oil price at the international market according

The much-awaited meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly finally took place last night with firm assurances between the executive and the legislature that the grey areas in the 2016

Six Turkish sailors kidnapped early this month from aboard their vessel off the coast of Nigeria have been released unhurt, a maritime consultancy firm said on Tuesday.Pirates attacked the merchant tanker used for crude oil operations

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, FCT and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum

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Hon. Abdou Jobe, Minister of Trade and Regional Integration, has told TFM that he was in Dakar at the invitation of his Senegalese counterpart Alioune Sarr to attend a forum.He spoke to the press about the border closure between

The defence team led by senior counsel Antouman Gaye yesterday told the Banjul High Court presided over by Justice O. Ottaba that the defence needed to regularise their processes, in the case involving lawyer Ousainou

TTL Capital Limited, an integrated investment banking and financial advisory firm, has officially launched its operations in Accra.Established in 2014, TTL Capital is managed by professionals who are committed to providing quality services for both

The president, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has appointed Dr Johnson P. Asiama as the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana with effect from April 5, 2016.Dr Asiama is an economist with an extensive

GHANA: NDC to sweep votes in U/W — Regional Organiser  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,23/04/2016)
The Upper West Regional (UWR) Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Adams Mengu Issahaq, has assured President John Dramani Mahama of 79 per cent of the total votes cast by the people in the region during

The All Peoples Congress (APC) became the 26th recognised registered political party in the country, following the receipt of its final certificate from the Electoral Commission (EC) at a ceremony in Accra yesterday.The ceremony was exciting as truckloads of party

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged university administrators to ensure prudent management of scarce resource at their disposal.The president made the call in Kano on Saturday at the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said a total of 1,082 truck of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were loaded and distributed nationwide on Friday.This is contained in the Daily PMS Supply and Distribution

NIGERIA: Fire destroys customs’ warehouse in Lago  (Nigerian Guardian,23/04/2016)

No less than 150 makeshift structures were gutted by fire that started late Friday night at Kano Street, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Similarly, another fire incident gutted goods worth

NIGERIA : Army averts another suicide attack in Borno  (Nigerian Guardian,23/04/2016)

The Nigerian Army on Saturday prevented another suicide bomb attack on Ummarari in Borno after intercepting a suspected bomber on his way to the community.This is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director

Pan-Africanists whose stance champion the cause of the majority masses in all African countries have urged the African Union (AU) to take an irrevocable decision at the next summit to sever relation with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

President Yahya Jammeh has decided to relieve Mrs Sira Wally Ndow-Njie of her ministerial position as minister of petroleum and energy with effect from April 18, 2016. Subsequently, she has been appointed deputy minister

National Reconciliation Party leader Hamat Bah has said “there is no doubt that the opposition has serious grievances that are needed to be addressed.”Mr Bah spoke yesterday in his office at Kairaba Avenue, in an interview

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into Post-Ebola syndrome (PES) at a 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)

In a letter to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) dated 15th April 2016, the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has called on the Commission “to put on hold all training coupled with any delimitation exercise

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), Professor K.B. Omane-Antwi, has charged local banks to move out of their comfort zones and create innovative products for the informal sector to prevent

The Director of the Ark Foundation, Ms Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, has called on the government to adequately resource the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCCSP) and other related institutions to undertake

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) monday warned the Senate to return about 108 Toyota Land Cruiser sports utility vehicles (SUVs) it bought for senators or face the wrath of the Nigerian people who are at the moment facing

The recent pronouncement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to create a special task force to tackle vandalism of pipelines in the Niger Delta has generated controversies within the security circle, as security experts said it would amount

Indian rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed fly-over bridge in Kolkata on March 31, 2016. At least 14 people were killed and dozens more injured when a flyover collapsed in a busy

NIGERIA : Fire razes market in Kano  (Nigerian Guardian,01/04/2016)

Another mid-night fire outbreak on Thursday gutted Gwarzo market in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State, destroying property worth millions of Naira. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday that the incident occurred around 1 a.m.

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has unveileded its National and Greater Accra Parliamentary Campaign Committees at a ceremony in Accra.The National Parliamentary Campaign Team will operate out of the party headquarters

The Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has said his outfit would seek spiritual consultation to determine the frequent fire outbreaks in the capital.According to him, although the necessary authorities

With Bernie Sanders now slightly ahead of Clinton nationally in the latest Bloomberg poll, it’s time to reevaluate the meaning of pragmatism. Hillary Clinton might be ahead of Bernie Sanders in delegates, but Vermont’s Senator

Pan-Africanists whose stance champion the cause of the majority masses in all African countries have urged the African Union (AU) to take an irrevocable decision at the next summit to sever relation with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Social Forum The Gambia (SFG), a social advocacy group, on Tuesday organised a daylong strategic planning workshop at Tango conference hall in Fajara.The programme, funded by Action Aid International The Gambia,

National Youth Council (NYC) in collaboration with the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) has trained 33 young people who voluntarily returned from Niger, Libya and other North African countries.The training, held recently at the Independent Stadium

As part of her patriotic duties and obligations to Sierra Leone, Patricia Kanneh Fitzgerald on Wednesday donated assorted computer items to the administration and students of Fourah Bay College (FBC) as her contribution to national development.

At a national dialogue on Global Environment Facility Financing Mechanism held at the Sierra Lighthouse hall, Aberdeen, Madam Haddiatu Jallow on Wednesday told participants that Sierra Leone is rated the three most vulnerable

PDP, ACF Urge National Reconciliation

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to make peace and love their watchwords, saying: “We will surely make faster progress, if we eschew all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries.”

Senate President,Senator Bukola Saraki exchanging pleasantries with his lawyers during his appearance before the code of Coduct Tribunal in Abuja on 24/03/16.The ongoing trial of the Senate President, Senator Bukola

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will do all it can to ensure the safety of its flagbearer and running mate.According to the NPP, it will not be intimidated by any attempts by government to criminalise the party’s measures to protect Nana Akufo-Addo

Scores of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters Friday gathered in front the residence of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, in Nima, Accra.The supporters said they were at the residence to protect it from

NIGERIA: Labour decries destruction of PHCN property  (Nigerian Guardian,21/03/2016)

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Monday decried the destruction of Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s (PHCN) property by a top government official (name withheld).The union in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari

This file photo was taken on February 06, 2016 at Mairi village outskirts of Maiduguri capital of northeast Borno State, shows young girls fleeing from Boko Haram Islamists walking past burnt livestock. With the Islamists now

SC Johnson has adopted mPedigree mobile technologies in its “Raid for More” campaign, which aims at boosting malaria prevention in Kumasi On Friday, the Commander of the Royal Guard of Asante, Anantahene Baffour Agyei Fosu Twitwiakwa II, on behalf of His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has called for a concerted effort to strengthen the International Criminal Court (ICC) to provide ready access to justice for victims of crimes against humanity. She stressed that the complementary support the ICC

Awa Barry, a native of Basse living in Gunjur, Kombo South, on Friday, 11 March 2016, gave birth to triplets, two girls and a boy.In an interview with The Point newspaper at Gunjur Jabang Kunda, the new mother thanked

Students of LEEDS Beckett University in Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia yesterday graduated with MSc degrees after completing three years of studies in public health.The graduation ceremony was held in The Gambia

No fewer than 60, 000 rice farmers in Kano State will benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.Alhaji Isa Bawa, the Organising Secretary, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kano State, said this

NIGERIA : Again, building collapses in Lagos, one dead  (Nigerian Guardian,20/03/2016)

Few days after 34 construction workers were killed in a building collapse in the Lekki area of Lagos metropolis, another occurred yesterday at the Mile 12 area, killing at least one person.The collapse of the one-storey building comes on

GHANA: President Mahama must own up – Nduom  (Daily Graphic,20/03/2016)
Dr Papa Kwesi has urged President John Dramani Mahama to own up and take full responsibilities for the 59TH Independent day brochure gaffe that has so far caused Ghana serious embarrassment within the international community.

The government is doing everything possible to secure the nation against the threat of terrorism, President John Dramani Mahama has assured.Addressing Ghanaians in Scotland last Thursday, he said, “The threat level is something we

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Wednesday said that NNPC/CBN assistance in sourcing foreign exchange for oil marketers would solve the lingering fuel scarcity.The South-West Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo

NIGERIA: Buhari condemns Maiduguri mosque bombings  (Nigerian Guardian,16/03/2016)

President Muhammed Buhari has condemned the suicide attacks on a mosque at Umarari village, on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State. At least 22 persons were confirmed dead and 18 injured in the two bomb attacks that

The Ghana Centre for Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International, a consumer advocacy group, is calling for a law to protect the rights of consumers in the country.Such a law, it said, would help streamline the activities of

At the hearing of the case involving Queenie Akuffo, a 26-year-old woman charged with sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman, Tuesday at the Accra Circuit Court, a sister of the victim informed the court that she witnessed the accused

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on leaders in the sub-region to renew their commitment to the fight against examination malpractices.He said examination malpractice was not only immoral and illegal, but undermined the

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has added its voice to the call for the Information Service Department (ISD) acting Director, Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur to be removed.This was after the association received a copy

NIGERIA: Power Supply Drops to 1580.6MW  (Thisday live,10/03/2016)

Electricity generation profile in the country wednesday dropped to 15,80.6 megawatts (MW) following a suspected partial systems collapse.Sources in two of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) told THISDAY that load

A preliminary road traffic investigation report into the recent crash that killed the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr James Ocholi (SAN), his wife and son, has blamed the driver, Mr. Taiwo James Elegbede,

Full-scale trading activities resumed in Accra yesterday following the decision by striking business operators to suspend their action.It followed a meeting between the leadership of the groups and the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Murtala Mohammed

GHANA: Tesano Police grab baby thief   (Daily Graphic-Ghana,05/03/2016)

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested by the Tesano Police in Accra for allegedly stealing a three-month-old baby of her neighbour at Avenor, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.The suspect, Deborah Ansah, was said to have run

The Borno state government in northeast Nigeria has suspended trading in four cattle markets to prevent the sale of stolen livestock to raise funds for Boko Haram Islamists.Governor Kashim Shettima said “all trading activities

NIGERIA: Buhari Tasks Olubadan At His Coronation  (Nigerian Guardian,05/03/2016)
Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1 to do his utmost best, in his new role as the chief custodian of the traditions of his people, to preserve and propagate the admirable culture

Since 2011, Former President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been under arrest and held in The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity. His former Minister of Youth Charles Blé Goudé has been incarcerated since March 2014.

A mummified adventurer found floating aboard a ghost yacht had penned a tragic final message to his dead wife. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was found by two fishermen at the weekend off the coast of the Philippines.His decomposing body was discovered beside photographs

Students and lecturers of the Cape Coast Polytechnic in the Central Region Tuesday morning demonstrated over their exclusion from the list of six polytechnics to be transformed into technical universities in September.The students and their lecturers blocked

The Senate on Tuesday approved a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the extension of the implementation of the N114 billion FCT capital budget to March 31.The Senate acceded to the request of the president and

Two men — Barry Asemota and John Jonathan – were on Tuesday brought before a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, charged with defrauding a businessman of N10, 000.The accused — Asemota, 38, and Jonathan, 39

Since 2011, Former President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been under arrest and held in The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity. His former Minister of Youth Charles Blé Goudé has been incarcerated since March 2014.

President Muhammadu Buhari has tactically rejected the invitation by Saudi Arabia to join the coalition of Islamic States against terror.Buhari, who is on a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar told his host and ruler of

MTN Nigeria, on Wednesday, withdrew the law suit it instituted against the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the Federal High Court in Lagos and has paid N500 billion to the industry regulator as a gesture

GHANA: Novotel now Accra City Hotel  (Daily Graphic,24/02/2016)

The General Manager (GM) of the Accra City Hotel (ACH), Mr Roman Krabel, has commended the government for educating hoteliers on security.He said the National Security outfit had, after the terrorist attack

A former President of the African Development Bank, Kantinka Sir Dr K. Donkoh Fordjour, has called on Ghanaians to emulate the virtues of Dr J.B. Danquah by rejecting politics of tribalism, abuse, mud-slinging

President John Dramani Mahama has asked the leadership of the Catholic Church in West Africa to ensure that its social teachings influenced government policies.He said for development to take place in Africa, there was

Commercial Quarry Operators Association (COQOA) has expressed concern about the encroachment of its members’ sites.It has meanwhile alerted the public to the risks associated with living close to quarrying sites.Aside from the cracks caused

FOREMOST Yoruba traditional ruler, and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunlusi, who was recently installed the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has challenged Nigerian youths to chase their dreams.The Ooni urged them to also have the belief

THE fate of embattled new national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, now lies in the hands of a sub-committee set up by the party’s Board of Trustees and headed by the deputy president

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday morning declared Senator David Mark of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Benue South Senatorial election re-run held on Saturday.

Buhari 2016-Budget-Presentation. President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit the Gulf for a week-long tour, with a focus on ending the global slump in oil prices that has hammered Nigeria’s crude-reliant economy, his office

The Forestry Commission has signed an agreement with a development partner, Aikan Capital Limited, to convert the Achimota Forest into an international ecotourism facility.The agreement would see Aikan Capital Limited

The Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed media reports that it has suspended the Election Steering Committee following an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Friday.There have been persistent calls for the EC to dissolve

GHANA: EC suspends Election Steering Committee  (Daily Graphic,19/02/2016)
The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the 18-member Election Steering Committee following complaints that some of the members were partisan.Consequently, the commission has decided to hold

GHANA: ‘Council will act appropriately’  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,19/02/2016)
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) says it will take appropriate action in the case in which a 38-year-old expectant mother died together with the unborn baby at the Madina Polyclinic, once the court makes it decision known.

NIGERIA: Court orders seizure of Tompolo’s assets  (Nigerian Guardian,19/02/2016)

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo’s after he failed again Friday to appear on graft charges. Ekpemupolo, an infamous armed militant

NIGERIA : Ekiti does not need TSA, Fayose tells FG  (Nigerian Guardian,19/02/2016)

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has rejected the call by the Federal Government on state governments to adopt Treasury Single Account (TSA) pointing out that the TSA was not foolproof.Fayose said in a press statement issued on

NIGERIA: EFCC arraigns Ricky Tarfa  (Nigerian Guardian,16/02/2016)
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ricky Tarfa, was on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Lagos High Court on a two- count charge bordering on obstruction of justice

NIGERIA : Customs intercept ammunition at Tin Can port  (Nigerian Guardian,16/02/2016)
The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 40 ft. container with 980 rounds of 9mm type live ammunition and a pistol imported into the country from the U.S.The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Chris

Published Monday, February 8, 2016, In Ivoirebusiness: in the Debates and Opinions Rubric.

Before passing at the hands of his assassins, Jesus told his disciples: “You will know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

What does this word found in John 8:32 mean?

Published Monday, February 8, 2016, In Ivoirebusiness: in the Debates and Opinions Rubric.

Before passing at the hands of his assassins, Jesus told his disciples: “You will know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

What does this word found in John 8:32 mean?

The man who attacked the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for Cape Coast North, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi on Saturday morning, has been hospitalised at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.A source at the hospital told Graphic Online that the man

The Police Administration have dismissed rumors that Presidential staffer Mr Stan Xoexe Dogbe has been invited over the killing of the Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah- Adu.According to the police, the suspect in custody

Gbagbo’s trial: After the revelations about France ICC given at the (International Criminal Court) in January 28, 2016by Mr. Altit(the Defense lawyer of Laurent Gbagbo), what will be the course of action taken by the Africans who claim they are activists for the sovereignty of their nations?

 MD, Bank of Industry – Rasheed OlaoluwaAs part of its commitment to the manufacturing sector, the Bank of Industry (BoI) has reaffirmed its objective to increase developmental financing to the real sector and enhance capacities

VodacomVODACOM Business Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria have announced a partnership agreement that would enable Vodacom provide mobile voice and data services to its customers and equips Etisalat to provide improved

KOWA-PARTYKOWA party and its supporters have boycotted Saturday re-run election for Numan/Lamurde/Demsa Federal Constituency of Adamawa.Speaking on the development, the chairman of the party, Alhaji Umar Bobboi, said the party decided to boycott the election because it

Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State made this disclosure at the maiden convocation of FUK on Saturday.The governor explained that N50 million was for the preparation of convocation, while the balance of N10 million was for the establishment

The world, they say, is full of opportunities but sometimes, indecisiveness coupled with the lack of good counselling, gets in the way and ruins one’s dreams.Changing your life for the better is about picking the right destination

With Ghana on the verge of celebrating a decade of joining the comity of oil producing nations, various support services, including the banking sector, have developed products aimed at supporting the industry.Speaking to the media after relocating to its new

A group known as the Homeland Study Group Foundation based in Ho is demanding the secession of the Volta Region and parts of theNorthern and Upper East Regions from Ghana to become the Western Togoland

GHANA: Herbert Mensah eulogizes slain MP  (Daily Graphic,09/02/2016)
Businessman and Sports Administrator, Herbert Mensah has described the slain Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B. Danquah variously as a “beacon for hope”, a “bridge” between generations and a “brother” whose sad

President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a short vacation from yesterday February 5 to February 10, 2016.A terse statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said while Buhari was on vacation

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun yesterday assured the nation and the international community that the proposed N1.8 trillion capital investments in the 2016 budget would be crucial for stimulating economic

The assumption of full ownership of Aero Contractors, a premium airline in Nigeria, will not affect its flight operations, the Managing Director of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru has said following

The move by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki to stop his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for alleged false declaration of assets hit brick wall yesterday as a full panel of Supreme Court led by

Businesses in the country are calling on the government to streamline the documentary procedures associated with the duty drawback regime.That, they said, would ensure quick refunds as well as improve

GHANA: Akufo-Addo eulogises J.B. Danquah  (Daily Graphic,06/02/2016)

The flag bearer of New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 elections,  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has bemoaned the culture of intolerance that is eating deep into the body politics of the country.He said intolerance in the body politics would not augur

The stripped winner of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Korle Klottey parliamentary primary, Nii Noi Nortey, has vowed not to participate in a re-run of the election as ordered by the party’s national executive.The fuming victor declared, “I am not going to

The Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah, has expressed concern about intemperate language in the country’s political discourse.He said provocative utterances which were made by some of the political parties’ serial callers and commentators on radio and television

Stanbic The Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, Bunmi Dayo-Olagunju, has called on investors to take advantage of mutual funds to hedge their risks and boost their investments.According to her, the move has become imperative

The new multi-year tariff order may raise the country’s yearly investment profile by N1.36 trillion over the next five years.Besides, power generation is expected to hit 5,465mw by the end of 2016; 7,199mw in 2017; 8,999mw in 2018; 10,493mw in 2019

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ‎began a two-day official visit to Ogun State where he is scheduled to inaugurate key projects to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the state.The president also met with notable personalities

NIGERIA: Death toll in Borno attack hits 101  (Nigerian Guardian,02/02/2016)

BORNO State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, has said that the number of residents of Dalori villages who died in the attack perpetrated at the weekend by suspected Boko Haram gunmen has risen to 101.According to him, 16 villagers were still missing

Zoomlion Ghana Company Limited, a waste management company, has stepped up its spraying activities in all the 26 districts in the Northern Region to prevent the spread of yellow fever in the region.This follows reported cases of the disease in the region.

A high powered security delegation led by the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr John Kudalor, has arrived in the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region to assess the security situation in the area.This follows a violent conflict that erupted

The Deputy Minister of Power, John Abdulai Jinapor, has warned individuals and organisations engaged in power theft and illegal connection to stop the act or face severe sanctions.Leading a task force made up of officials of the Electricity

Former Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Chairperson, Madam Samia Nkrumah, has suggested that ‘vote buying’ caused her defeat in the party’s presidential primary in Accra on Saturday.Madam Nkrumah polled 579 votes, representing

Incidents of short landing by airline may not be a new phenomenon to frequent travellers, but it may sound strange, considering that these passengers checked in with their luggage at the point of boarding.Many passengers are ignorant of the tehcnicalities. 

A new theatre group, Ibadan Play House, will stage Prof. Femi Osofisan’s The Engagement at Theatre Hall, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, from February 12 through 14. Mr. Niji Akanni will direct the play. According to the Project Coordinator,

While pig breeders in many European countries are suffering from a crippling Russian embargo, their counterparts in Spain, Europe’s second-biggest pork producer, have stayed afloat thanks to a system that sees a large majority

Onele Vincent and his colleagues are fed up with the rising cost of living. So they decided to do something about it and led a noisy protest at a top Lagos hotel where they work. Things are more expensive, rent is high, food.

A flag bearer aspirant of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Bright Oblitey Akwetey, has stated that a CPP government under his leadership will wage a relentless war against corruption and injustices in the country.According to the anti-corruption crusader,

GHANA: CPP holds maiden presidential debate  (Daily Graphic,27/01/2016)

The maiden Convention People’s Party (CPP) presidential debate comes off today in Accra at Studio B of TV Africa.The debate, which will be carried live by TV Africa will start at 7p.m. prompt.


The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr James Zuuga Tiiga, has expressed concern about the polarisation in the selection and confirmation of district chief executives and election of Presiding Members.He said that was affecting the finances of district

GHANA: ‘Be patient with ex-Gitmo detainees’  (Daily Graphic,27/01/2016)
The Head of the Freedom Chapel Church, Apostle Amoako Atta, has appealed to Ghanaians to exercise patience for the government to deal with issues concerning its acceptance of the two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees

WORRIED by the level of impunity and recklessness on roads across Lagos metropolis, the Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Chris Olakpe has disclosed that the state government

AT least 29 people have been reported killed when at about three suicide bombers carried out a series of attacks in northern Cameroun, Al Jazeera has learned.The coordinated strikes occurred in the village of Bodo

TRAUMATISED by the death of eight of her relatives from Ebola, Tina Varney stares blankly out of the window while recalling the terror that struck her as she was taken from her family home.According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation,

WITH one voice, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and Christian leaders in the country have pledged to promote peace so that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration can develop the nation.

As part of their commitment to promoting the local content policy and as a way of improving the lives of farmers, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) will this year purchase a total of 8,000 (eight thousand) bags of Sorghum, according to

Controversy over an extended time for President Ernest Koroma in office has heightened in the past few months. Early this month, the President of All Stars (a group of musicians), Collabo, Swagga King made a public declaration in

At the St. Anthony’s Parish Hall in Freetown, the Inter-Religious Council in Sierra Leone yesterday held an inter-faith summit on the proposed “Safe Abortion Bill”.While he was delivering the welcome statement,

The commercial bike rider who ferried the late 22 year girl that was confirmed to had died of ebola in Tonkolili district had exclusively told Awoko Newspaper that since he voluntarily came for quarantine he had not exhibited

A survey has identified the informal economy as the key to transformational growth, poverty reduction and consequently improving standard of living.The study organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a German political non-profit organisation

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) members in the Kpando Constituency have promised President John Dramani Mahama 95 per cent victory in the 2016 election following the call back of Mr Prosper Douglas

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on traditional leaders to use festivals and durbars to appeal to the supporters of the various political parties to desist from using provocative language and casting insinuations

GHANA: Hassan Ayariga forms political party  (Daily Graphic,24/01/2016)

The Former Presidential Candidate of the People's National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, has formed a political party to contest in the 2016 Presidential race, it has been reported.He formed the breakaway party, All People’s Congress

Mr Victor Etefia, a petroleum products marketer, has urged the Federal Government to designate some private depots in Akwa Ibom for the distribution of petroleum products. Etefia, a former chairman, Independent Petroleum

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has remitted N15.4 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Fund. This is contained in a statement issued by the Head of Communication and Public Affairs of the corporation

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) South-East Zone, has given Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, a 14- day ultimatum to recall over 3,000 state workers he sacked recently as well as apologise to them. The zonal Chairman, Mr Uzor Uzor,

NIGERIA: Edo, Ondo: Referendum On Oshiomhole, Mimiko  (Nigerian Guardian,24/01/2016)

 After Kogi and Bayelsa, two other states where the governorship elections would continue to echo what happened in 2015 are Edo and Ondo. Although contiguous, the two states are divided into opposing political platforms.

The chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Kofi Portuphy, has urged members of the party to build relationships that would serve as an impetus for every Ghanaian to vote for the NDC.He said members of the party whether holding positions

Students of the Komenda College of Education Friday, staged a demonstration calling for the removal of the college’s bursar.They accused the bursar of misappropriating the college funds, extorting monies from

Mr Joël Touhas-Bernaté, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Ghana, says Ghana’s growth is expected to rebound in 2016, after the slowdown of about four per cent in the last three quarters.He said the projected growth is expected to

GHANA : DKM boss, 3 others granted bail  (Daily Graphic,22/01/2016)

Four Micro finance operators were admitted to bail by an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday.The operators are Monica Afriyie and Noel Nortey, both directors of God is Love Fun Club, Charles Asum, a director of Jastar Motors

For allegedly biting off a neighbour’s nose, a mechanic, Augustine Orivba, was on Monday arraigned in Lagos.He was charged at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.Orivba, 40, a resident of no. 3, Osho close, Obokwu St., Ojodu, Lagos, is being arraigned

FIVE communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Council, Delta State were invaded by the military yesterday morning. There was no direct explanation for their action.But The Guardian learnt that the soldiers invaded

NIGERIAN diplomat, bureaucrat and former Minister of Petroleum, Philip Asiodu, yesterday said that Nigerians under the age of 10 at the time of Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu-led coup in 1966 and those born thereafter

NIGERIA : CBN stops daily currency auction for banks  (Nigerian Guardian,18/01/2016)

STILL exploring ways of conserving foreign exchange (forex), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has discontinued its daily auction to banks . The banks are now to begin self-sustenance by sourcing forex by themselves.


The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, has described the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as a friend of many years.In an interview with Accra-based Star

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested the former Fomena Constituency Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Robert Owusu Tilton, for his infamous comment about the NDC’s storing of arms

The Friends of the Gambia Association (Fotga), a UK charity in The Gambia, this week presented D31,500 to the Brufut Marathon Association (BMA) as its contribution to this month’s Brufut Marathon Run.Fotga and the BMA have a long-standing partnership

A 16-year-old girl, Sainey Joof, a native of Sukuta town, is seeking urgent assistance from the government, NGOs, private sectors, philanthropists and the general public to undergo overseas medical treatment.According to a medical report issued by Edward Francis

Barely two weeks after a violent protest from passengers over its failure to deliver passengers bag on arrival, Turkish Airlines yesterday arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja without passengers’ luggage.


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has asserted that the federal government’s ongoing anti-corruption fight would succeed, but warned against complacency since, according to him, corruption would always fight back.

Leeman Communications, a PR consultancy firm registered in Nigeria has described as untrue and untoward, a report by an online news, Sahara Reporters, linking the firm to the ongoing arms scandal for which the former National

NIGERIA: Faleke, Audu Detained by DSS  (Thisday live,10/01/2016)
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in the November 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi State, Hon. James Faleke, and the eldest son of the late APC candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Audu were

GHANA: Saudi Arabia hikes petrol prices by 40%  (Daily Graphic,10/01/2016)

Saudi Arabia has raised domestic energy prices by 40 per cent after the world's leading oil producer announced a record $98bn budget deficit last Monday citing rock-bottom global petroleum prices.The budget deficit is the highest in the history of Saudi Arabia,

The immediate past Executive Secretary of Corporate Initiative Ghana, organisers of the Ghana Banking Awards, Mr Afotey Odarteifio, has called on the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to take immediate steps to help depositors recover

The Nkawie Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of three Chinese nationals who were caught illegally prospecting for gold in the Asenanyo forest reserve near Nkawie.A Ghanaian, the fourth accused person, Kwabena Boakye

About a month-old baby girl wrapped in a cloth has been found dumped in bushes near the Serwah Kese Senior High School at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region.The baby was discovered by some residents around

Mrs Gloria Asiodu, a retired Vice Principal, has called on parents to support the education of their children to curtail the fallen standard of education in Nigeria.She made the call on Friday in Asaba in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The Nigerian Army on Friday advised Nigerians to always keep members of the Armed Forces combating the Boko-Haram insurgency in their prayers.The Commander, 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu

AS the Benue South Senatorial District re-run election approaches, the two major political parties – All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have intensified efforts to woo the electorate and win the poll.

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday donated N2.6million to the 53 victims of the recent violence in Agbarere and lta-Ajia areas of Ilorin.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that each of the 53 beneficiaries, whose

I don’t know which news was meant to bury the other, the announcement of the resignation of Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, or the statement from the Electoral Commission announcing its decision not to compile a new voters register.

The immediate past Executive Secretary of Corporate Initiative Ghana, organisers of the Ghana Banking Awards, Mr Afotey Odarteifio, has called on the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to take immediate steps to help depositors recover

The Chief of Ofankor, near Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Kortey Boi II, has been elected as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA).Nii Boi got the mandate after the municipality had failed

Mahmmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef, one of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were transferred to Ghana on Wednesday, says he is happy to have been received by Ghana, it has been reported.The New York Times reported that George Clarke,

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have abducted Ismaïla Sago, police commissioner in charge of public security at Dabanga, a town in the far north of Cameroun.According to, security sources told

After months of negotiations, Africa’s largest telecoms operator, MTN, sealed the deal to acquire Visafone, the leading CDMA operator in Nigeria, THISDAY has learnt.According to sources in the telecoms industry, the acquisition

The federal government has refuted claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the arrest of its spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt to silence the opposition.

Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has stated that the dragging court case now at the Supreme Court over his victory during last year’s polls was a normal democratic process.According to him, the Court case should not be misconstrued

Ghana’s first indigenous steel manufacturer, Western Steel and Forging Ltd., is undertaking what managers call an historic restructuring.The company says a new strategic vision has meant that it has to transform and modernize

GHANA: Movement roots for Prez Mahama  (Daily Graphic,05/01/2016)

An affiliate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Grass-roots Empowerment Movement (GEM), has unveiled a strategy to win the 2016 election by obtaining 57 per cent of the presidential votes.The strategy, entitled: ‘Equipping the grass roots

The clergy has appealed to politicians to be moderate in their promises to the electorate so as not to deceive them.The  founder of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, and  National Director of Evangelism of the E.P.

GHANA: Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe reacts to suspension  (Daily Graphic,05/01/2016)

Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a founder member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has declared that his suspension is of no moment and will continue to fight for New Patriotic Party’s ideals.Responding  to what he calls "a purported attempt

NIGERIA: Nigerians Await the Tax Men  (Thisday live,05/01/2016)

President of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mr. M. A. Chidolue Dike.With significant focus on non-oil revenue in the 2016 budget proposal, Nigerians should expect a plethora of taxes, writes Obinna Chima

The complete phase-out of commission on turnover (COT) from the Nigerian banking industry, which began on Monday, is expected to negatively affect banks' non-interest income this year.The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had in a 2013 circular

A convicted killer has complained from jail that he will be deported to Nigeria, though he has never been to Africa.Junior Bayode was 16 when he took part in the mob stabbing of Sofyen Belamouadden, 15, and was given 11 years for manslaughter in 2013.

The outgoing theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yushau Abubakar, has described officers and men of the Nigerian Army as heroes, having put their lives on the line in defence of the nation.General Abubakar, who is now the Chief

The Corporate Social Investment (CSI) arm of MTN Ghana, the MTN Ghana Foundation, has undertaken far-reaching CSI initiatives in the country, investing over GH¢21.5 million to improve health care, education and living conditions

Members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Upper West Akyem in the Eastern region have registered their disapproval over the dismissal of their District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Derek Ohene Asifo.

Some constituency executives of the Upper West Akyem branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have petitioned the party leadership to investigate the nationality of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.

Former chairperson of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Ms Samia Yabah Nkrumah has filed her nomination to contest the flagbearership slot of the party with a declaration that the CPP was the only party that could offer the best

 We plan to use the 2016 budget to strategically build new infrastructures, while we continue to maintain existing ones. Wealth and employment creation will receive a lot of attention as we commence the implementation of the Employment

NIGERIA: Amazon Enforcing the Law in Ebonyi  (Thisday live,03/01/2016)

In this report,  Benjamin Nworie, in Abakaliki, x-rays the achievements of Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe AbdallahSince the assumption of CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah as the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi

Smarting from the defeat suffered during the last general election, stakeholders in the Southern Kaduna senatorial zone have resolved to put the past behind and chart a new course for the Peoples Democratic Party.

President Buhari needs to pay adequate attention to the implementation of the budget, to make the difference he has promised, writes Vincent Obia.While presenting the 2016 annual budget to the National Assembly on December 22,

The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture has said the Sahelian countries represented 23 per cent of regional population in 2010 and more than 40% of cases of chronic malnutrition.DPS Hassan Jallow made this remark at the launching

Hamat Bah, leader of the National Reconciliation Party (NRP), has said that Gambian journalists are among the least paid in Africa, despite all the hard work they are doing for their country.This is because the media houses are also working

Gam-Abroad Foreign Exchange Bureau on Tuesday celebrated its one year anniversary with a gala dinner held at the Ocean Bay Hotel at Cape Point, Bakau.The event brought together staff and customers of the company

The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Safie Lowe Ceesay, has said globally more than 2,500 children under the age of five die of pneumonia every day, which is close to one million each year.

The five-member panel reviewing proposals for and against demands for a new voters register says arguments for a new register are unconvincing.The EC, a month ago organized a two-day forum for political parties, Civil Society

President John Mahama has given his unwavering assurance to sack all appointees who fail to deliver on their promises to the people.In a short new year's message delivered on 31st night the president said he and his appointees

It’s been 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months. We bring you the JoyNews 2015 Year in Review. We look at major highlights of year from politics to business and from sports to entertainment.There was such a huge interest in the arrest of Nayele

Orphans at the Bawjiase Orphanage in the Central Region had an awful lot to cheer about, Wednesday, when the Zoomlion foundation presented items and cash amount to them.The orphanage was among four needy institutions,

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) on Wednesday said the it would stop supplying petroleum products to Lagos State Government over N224 million debt.The South-west Chairman of the union,

The federal government, through the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited, on Wednesday disclosed that it had won the bid to provide communications satellite technology services to the Republic of Belarus

The ongoing anti-corruption stance of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal administration has received the surprise endorsement from the top leadership of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of embarking on a vengeance mission using the anti-corruption war as a vendetta against members of PDP and associates.In a new year message by the Acting National Chairman

The Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA), as part of its revenue mobilisation strategy, will next year engage chiefs in its jurisdiction to collect property tax, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Sam Atukwei Quaye, has said.

GHANA: State to support Kantanka vehicles  (Daily Graphic,29/12/2015)

Vice-President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has declared the government’s support for the Kristo Asafo Mission towards making its automobile company achieve its objective of becoming an African company of choice.


Frequent late-night kitchen raids for snacks may impair your memory and learning skills, according to a new study which found that the habit could alter the brain’s physiology.Eating at times normally reserved for sleep

President John Dramani Mahama will Tuesday morning lead a delegation to the inauguration of the President-elect of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, a statement from the Flagstaff House has said. As a former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso,

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented today at the inauguration of a newly elected President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has disclosed that Nigeria and its former long-term crude oil trading partner, the United States, may soon rekindle their trading relationship in crude oil.The minister, who also said in spite of the Nigerian

The naira edged higher to about N260 to a dollar on the parallel market yesterday, compared with about N266 to a dollar it was before last week's public holidays.THISDAY findings from most of the parallel market

Apprehension as military confirms female suicide bombers' attempted infiltration of Maiduguri.Almost on the eve of the deadline given to the military by President Muhammadu Buhari to destroy the Boko Haram sect and end the insurgency

A coalition of rights based groups in the country under the banner, “Liberia Initiative for the Promotion of Right Identity and Equality (LIPRIDE)" has released a policy review paper, reminding the Government of Liberia on the upholding

Police authorities in Monrovia are yet to state clearly the cause of death of a 22-year-old female detainee, Victoria Zayzay at the police Zone 6 sub-station in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.According to the Liberia National Police, Miss Zayzay

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Farid Zarif has cautioned Liberians to prepare to embrace the opportunities and to meet the challenges in the New Year, as they celebrate the holiday season.

LIBERIA: Ellen pardons 50 inmates  (TND,27/12/2015)
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has granted executive clemency to 50 prisoners, including a Ugandan female and ordered their release from detention immediately. The inmates are from eight counties, but nearly half of the total

The government of Sierra Leone, through the special intervention by President Ernest Bai Koroma, yesterday (Wednesday December 16) reinstated the Isha Johansen-led Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) executive board.

A report published by Afrobarometer in collaboration with Campaign for Good Governance (CGG), ITASCAP and a Political Science lecturer at Fourah Bay College, Ms. Lena Thompson, has revealed that Sierra Leoneans

As a way of ensuring sustainable peace within the community, Restless Development Sierra Leone on Thursday engaged the youths and other stakeholders on peace building education and advocacy programme in district dialogue

Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress Party (APC), Amb. Alhaji Osman Yansaneh has said their party is still the first and popular party in the country, in a telephone interview on Sunday.Amb. Osman Yansaneh said they have just won

The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa laid the foundation stone of a US$500 million hydroelectric power plant in Guinea Conakry during his two-day visit to that country

The Gambian President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa has donated one million dalasis to The Gambian Christian Community in support of their Christmas feast.The Vice President and Women’s Affairs

The country office of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries Monday organised a daylong terminal workshop on sub-regional Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) on climate change

President Yahya Jammeh has re-emphasised the importance of the private sector to national development, saying sustainable development cannot be realized without the private sector.His statement was delivered yesterday

NIGERIA: PDP Versus Appeal Tribunals  (Thisday live,27/12/2015)
The Peoples Democratic Party, now in opposition, has been further dealt a decisive blow by election tribunals and appeal tribunals, with many of its successes at the polls being upturned. The party’s leadership has been crying foul.

The end of year 2015 is quite interesting in Africa for three main reasons: Christmas in Nigeria; President Muhammadu Buhari’s new military sense of direction that underscores firmness and encourages patriotism; and increasing

NINETY-SEVEN years after oil was discovered on its shores, current projections in the international market, given that the United States has authorised exports, is that Nigeria’s crude may sell for as low as $5 and $10 per barrel.

THE Federal Government may have paid over N604b as severance package to workers of privatised companies, since the beginning of privatisation programme, going by indications from the Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises

GHANA: Ashanti NPP organise thanksgiving service  (Daily Graphic,27/12/2015)

The Women’s Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ashanti Region has held a prayer and thanksgiving service to thank God for the life of their flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other leaders.Dressed in their party colours and paraphernalia

The Perez Chapel International, under the leadership of Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has acquired the Pan African Christian University College.The Pan African Christian University College - the first accredited private University College

The Management of J Stanley Owusu, a waste management company, has blamed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) for its inability to pay its personnel at the Kumasi Landfill and the Liquid Waste Treatment Plant

President John Dramani Mahama has admonished the feuding factions at Bunkprugu in the Northern region to put a permanent stoppage to the hostilities.“Enough is enough,” he said at this year’s celebration of the Damba festival of the Mamprugu Traditional Area

The federal government yesterday insisted that government was not going to temper with the current minimum wage, but would rather concentrate on scaling up employment opportunities for Nigerian youth.The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator

The newly appointed acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, has said she would aspire to fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for the Niger Delta region

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented the N6.08 trillion 2016 budget estimates before a joint session of the National Assembly and disclosed that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had assured him

After a marginal increase in distributable revenue for the month of October, allocations to the three tiers of government again dropped in November following a decrease in total generated revenue during the period.As against N473.83 billion shared in October,

 The suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kwabena Agyepong, has said he was denied the opportunity to defend himself in the matters that led to his suspension.According to him, although he supplied all the evidence

GHANA: Let’s protect nation’s peace  (Daily Graphic,22/12/2015)
Senior Apostle Anthony Ahenkan, the General Overseer of the Emmanuel Salvation Church International, Accra has urged Ghanaians to jealously guard and protect the peace and stability the nation has enjoyed over the years.

GHANA : PPP grateful to Amenfi West  (Daily Graphic,22/12/2015)

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is grateful to the people of Amenfi West Constituency for their show of support to the party.According to the party, it did not have much presence at the constituency, but it decided to

The Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor Wednesday morning appeared before the Government Assurance Committee in Parliament.The committee summoned the minister last week over his promise to end the ongoing load

Even though the Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Kebbe Kouroma has expressed optimism about financial progress in the bank, Rokel Commercial Bank has a long way to go in its debt collection activities.

As Government through the Rural Private Sector Development Project (RPSDP) wraps up its four component development intervention in 10 districts around the country, residents of Tombo community have called for more fishing intervention.

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said he was not afraid of a rerun election following the nullification of his election by the Court of Appeal last Friday.Emmanuel who said he is going to the Supreme Court

NIGERIA: Diamond Bank Partners Total on ATMs  (Thisday live,21/12/2015)
Diamond Bank Plc has entered into partnership with Total Nigeria Plc to increase its ATM presence across the country.  With this partnership, the bank’s ATMs would be installed inside select Total service stations nationwide.

There was panic in Abuja at the weekend at the sudden emergence of several hijab-clad young girls and some boys who were seen begging at strategic road junctions of the metropolis where motorists are compelled to stop for traffic lights.

The Nigerian Army has said its troops acted in self-defence when they shot dead some jubilating members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Onitsha, Anambra State last Thursday.Soldiers attached to the 302 Artillery Regiment

GHANA: 30 Fabulous Women network in Kumasi  (My joyonline,21/12/2015)

On Saturday December11, The Fabulous Woman Network hosted 30 of Kumasi’s fabulous women for its maiden event dubbed The Fabulous Woman Connects – Dinner With The Girls.The event came off at the plush Golden Tulip Kumasi City.

Government is considering automating tolling on the country’s roads to eliminate human contact and thereby reduce stealing at the tollbooths.  Joseph Ebo Hutton, The National Chairman of the Association of Road Contractors

GHANA: Ghana Life MD sweeps laurels  (Daily Graphic,20/12/2015)

The Managing Director of Ghana Life Insurance, Mr Ivan Avereyireh, has joined the ‘Insurance Hall of Fame’ as a Fellow of the prestigious West African Insurance Institute (WAII), effective December 4, 2015.

GHANA: Low turn out at NDC North Tongu primaries  (Daily Graphic,20/12/2015)

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary primaries in the North Tongu Constituency of the Volta Region is moving on smoothly.Turn out at some centers including that of the district capital at Bator has been low.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, penultimate week visited war-ravaged communities in Borno State, North-east Nigeria, to show solidarity with gallant soldiers in the theatre of war.  Adebiyi  Adedapo,

A panel constituted by the Appeal Court to consider the Taraba State Governorship election tribunal judgement sits Monday.The panel will be considering an appeal filed by Governor Darius Ishaku against the governorship  tribunal ruling.

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated the multi-million dollar bottling plant of Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL), an alcoholic beverage producer on the Spintex Road in Accra.The plant has the capacity to produce 70,000 bottles

Ghana will require at least $23 billion to embark on climate change adaptation and mitigation to build resilience to the global environmental threat.The measures required have already been captured in its Nationally Intended Determined

The five-member committee that was set up by the National Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to look into claims that some members of the party were operating a secret bank account in the name of the party

Domestic flights have started landing at Tamale after the airport was shut down following the cloudy harmattan weather condition.The management of the airport took a decision on Thursday, December 3, this year to

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the de-registration of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) and Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has in less than 48 hours after an Abuja High Court ordered its acting National Chairman, Mr. Uche Secondus to vacate office, asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to set aside the judgment.

Barring any last minute change of mind, President Muhammadu Buhari will next Tuesday present N6.07 trillion budget proposal to the National Assembly.The planned presentation has compelled the senate

Nigeria’s crude oil production fell by 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) in November, making the country lose its status as Africa’s top oil producer to Angola, latest data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

According to the company owned by Ibrahim Mahama, brother of President John Dramani Mahama, it was only “contracted by the Volta River Authority (VRA) to undertake some civil works at Aboadze to prepare a platform to receive

GHANA: Two students drown in Cape Coast  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,16/12/2015)

The lifeless body of a student of Accra Academy, believed to be in his twenties was in the early hours of Monday found on the shores of Amanful, a fishing community near the Cape Coast Castle.According to an eyewitness, the deceased together

Parliament has approved the sum of GhȻ126, 317, 102 for the Ministry of Transport for the 2016 financial year.The budgetary allocation would enable the Ministry to execute it's programmes and activities for next year.The Minister of Transport, Ms Dzifa Attivor,

Allow me to commend the Millennium Excellence Foundation for its consistency in setting a high standard in recognizing the roles many illustrious sons and daughters of our country have played in various facets of our national development.


The federal government has said the depreciation of the naira is the “direct consequence of the incomprehensible mismanagement of the economy and the mindless looting of the national treasury” under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Registered Trustees of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria has dragged the Senate before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the upper legislative chamber from passing into law

The Association of Nigerian-American Professionals (ANAPIN) has decried the persisting high unemployment rate in the country which has about 36.6 million people jobless.The group said it was worried by the ugly situation

 There is palpable tension in Kaduna and Kano following the alleged arrest on Sunday by the Nigerian Army of the spiritual leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Elzakzaky, whose members were alleged

GHANA: Accra to Kumasi flights resume  (Daily Graphic,14/12/2015)

Domestic flights resumed from Accra to Kumasi last Friday after almost a week’s suspension following hazy harmattan that hit parts of the country.However, flights from Accra to Tamale were yet to begin because the weather conditions

President John Mahama left Accra Monday morning for Guinea Conakry to attend the inauguration of President Alpha Conde for a second term in Office.The West African country has had a long standing

Universities must use their research expertise to drive entrepreneurial growth through creation of businesses for the country, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Winneba, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, has said.

GHANA : Dumsor' to reduce from Dec 13 - Power Minister  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,11/12/2015)

The Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor has promised that beginning next week December 13, the load shedding currently being experienced in Ghana would reduce.According to him, the coming on stream of new plants

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on Wednesday visited Gajigana, Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State, to assess the troops’ location that was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Sunday.

With the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) maintaining a studied silence over the legitimacy of the nomination of the APC governorship candidate, Alhaji

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that over 410 births were recorded between August and September while 187 marriages were conducted within the same period at the internally displaced persons'

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, yesterday disclosed in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, that no fewer than 14,000 officers and men of the Nigeria Police would be deployed in the state during the December 5

The former Deputy Minister of Energy, KT Hammond has sued the Government of Ghana over its attempts to investigate him for his role in the disbursement of an amount of US$ 900,000.00 to a law firm Constant and Constant in 2001.

GHANA : Kuagbenu denies discriminating against PWDs  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,02/12/2015)

The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Vincent Senam Kuabgenu has denied allegations implying he did not want to work with persons with disability while at the agency.He says the allegations which are far from the truth

Operation Pulo Shield, the joint military operation deployed to protect oil installation in Niger Delta, has arrested five suspected oil thieve and seized more than 140,000 litres of suspected stolen diesel.This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesman

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the establishment of a Commonwealth Committee to oversee the rendering of assistance and support to Nigeria and other member-countries affected by the scourge of terrorism.Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media

The presidency has denied media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved poor salaries and austere allowances for newly appointed ministers.Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday said

The election of Senator David Mark as the senator representing Benue South senatorial in the 8th senate district has been nullified by a Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State with a rerun expected to be held within 90 days.The former senate president’s election was challenged

The government has rejected accusations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that it was behind last Monday’s dawn raid at its headquarters. The NPP on Friday held a press conference claiming the government was responsible for the raid that has since led

Reports reaching GraphicOnline indicate that businessman and former chairman of Kotoko Sporting Club, Herbert Mensah, has filed a suit in an Accra court to demand access to two children he has with Dr Ezanetor Rawlings,

The Police Administration says it has no hand in the recent raid of the NPP Headquarters. It says there is absolutely no cause to entangle the police in the unfortunate incident, explaining that its mandate does not include such nefarious activities.

GHANA: IGP shakes up Police hierarchy  (Daily Graphic,28/11/2015)

There has been a major shake-up within the top hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service.A statement signed by the Acting Inspector General of Police John Kudalor Friday stated that COP Rose Bio Atinga, Director-General/ Administration

Over 200 migrants on Thursday tried to break through barbed wire fences to cross from Greece into Macedonia, which imposed new border restrictions last week, throwing stones at police, AFP reporters said.At least five of the migrants managed to get across in the assault

Zainabu Ali cradles her infant son Ibrahim in her arms as he sleeps in a three-bedroom house that she shares with about 20 family members in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna.The family fled Izghe in Borno state in February 2014, when Boko Haram fighters

The Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul, has demanded an apology from President John Mahama for saying the minority Members of Parliament were sleeping on the job.Mr Ntiwul who was making reference to comments

GHANA: Collapsed Ashalaja Bridge replaced  (Daily Graphic,26/11/2015)

A new steel bridge has been constructed over the Densu River for Ashalaja and surrounding communities in the Ga South Municipality.The bridge, which was opened to the public on Tuesday, replaces an old one that collapsed in July, this year.

NIGERIA: Boosting Ofala Festival With Art Content   (Nigerian Guardian,24/11/2015)
Among very few yearly cultural gatherings in Nigeria that have space for creative and intellectual content is Ofala Festival in Onitsha, Anambra State, so suggests the 2015 edition, which had sculptures unveiled and a group art exhibition on display.

NIGERIA: Ooni Adeyeye Enitan receives crown  (Nigerian Guardian,24/11/2015)

OBA Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi yesterday was crowned with the traditional Ade-Are as the 51th Ooni to preside over the affairs of Ife Kingdom.The crowning confirmed him as substantive Ooni as against an Ooni-elect which he had been until

FOR the immediate past Leader of the House of Representatives, Mrs Mulikat Adeola-Akande, there was nothing wrong with the decision by the Speaker of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara to allocate virtually

IF the application of a provision in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) election manual which was apparently inserted to prevent desperate politicians from promoting violence in their opponents’ strongholds had made last weekend’s


The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is aggressively working to increase capacity and improve the operating efficiencies of the country’s airports.The GACL is doing this by upgrading and expanding the infrastructure base at the airports

GHANA: Two grabbed for posing as security operatives  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,24/11/2015)

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly presenting themselves as operatives of the National Security Council Secretariat. The two men, Ampembiego Anaba, 29, and Sadat Seidu, 35, are currently on bail.Briefing the Daily Graphic in Accra, a source at the Bureau

Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Martin Alamisi Amidu has alleged that the report on the Judgement Debt Commission established by government to look into cases of judgement debt between 1992 and 2012 is an electioneering instrument.

GHANA : GBA President calls for debate on jury system  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,24/11/2015)

The President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr Benson Nutsukpui, has called for a national debate to decide whether or not to abolish the jury system.He said it was no secret that the jury system was severely challenged, with absenteeism becoming commonplace among jurors

NIGERIA: Ambode: The Future Of Lagos Is Secure  (Nigerian Guardian,22/11/2015)

 Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode lists infrastructure, security and job creation as the key priorities of his administration. The Governor described the key elements of his strategy going forward and his vision for the Lagos of the future

Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile and visits to a slum, refugee camp and mosque despite security fears following jihadist attacks.The Argentine pontiff will urge efforts towards peace,

Egyptians began voting Sunday across 13 of the country’s 27 provinces in the second phase of parliamentary elections after a low turnout marred the first stage in the absence of any strong opposition.The election is expected to elect lawmakers who firmly back

A cleric, Envangelist Frank Kato, has urged politicians and their supporters in Kogi to shun actions capable of heating up the polity in the state.The cleric gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Sunday.

Less than 24 hours after 34 persons were killed and 80 others were injured from a suicide bomb attack on a truck garage in Yola, Adamawa State, two bombs ripped through a popular phone market in Taruni Local Government Area of Kano State

Already, the authorities of the neighbouring country have gone ahead to construct Gerdarmes Office (Police station) in the affected Nigerian communities and also hoist their national flag at the affected Nigeria villages.The development, according to Palpable tension

From Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) yesterday came an advice that Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other leaders in the South East should immediately intervene in the agitation by members of the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday alleged plans by those it described as fifth columnists to rubbish the integrity of the agency with the intention of hijacking its management and planting their people.The commission made the allegations in response

For an alleged misconduct, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt Division, with immediate effect. According to a statement issued by the acting director

NIGERIA: Governors back NCC over MTN  (Nigerian Guardian,19/11/2015)
GOVERNORS of the 36 states of the Federation rose from their meeting early on Thursday with a clear resolution to throw their weight behind the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) over N1.04 trillion fine imposed on MTN for alleged

GHANA: Dr Mahama, Ayariga in hot argument  (Daily Graphic,17/11/2015)
A debate ensued between Dr Edward Mahama and Mr Hassan Ayariga, both aspirants to the 2016 flagbearership of the People's National Convention (PNC) in Bolgatanga last Saturday over who was responsible for the dwindling fortunes of the party

NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, has marked three years of the death of Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Vice-President of Ghana during President John Agyekum Kufour's era.According to Akufo-Addo, the late Aliu Mahama was a dependable friend

John III Chapter 20, Verse 16 reads: After eight years of smart, hard work which put the nation back on the pedestal of hope and the trajectory of prosperity, the God of Israel was sad to see how the NDCeivers tricked the people of Israel with lies

GHANA: Police will work hard to deliver mandate  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,17/11/2015)

The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr John Kudalor, has said the Police Service will work hard to deliver its mandate of ensuring that local businesses operate within a conducive environment of peace and personal safety.Mr  Kudalor called for a productive partnership

The cold disagreement between Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, over the state’s finances is fast degenerating into a public war of attrition.Following Obi’s insistence that his administration left at least N75 billion

Tension in Lagos community over destruction of houses, quit orders.Ilamoshe community Oke Afa in Ejigbo area of Lagos State has remained in a tense state as alleged agents of a family that recently won rights to the disputed land at the courts served

NIGERIA : Hungary to challenge EU migrant quota plan  (Nigerian Guardian,17/11/2015)
gary’s parliament Tuesday cleared the way for the government next month to challenge the EU’s contentious scheme Hungary-sends-2,100-police-to-Serbia-border-to-stem-migrant-influxto share 160,000 migrants around Europe via mandatory quotas.

The President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, has said that no amount of intimidation will stop the assembly from investigating the alleged N25 billion Treasury Single Account (TSA) fraud. Saraki was reacting to a motion moved by Sen.

Representatives of different credit unions in The Gambia recently returned from Kenya where they took part in the 16th congress of the Savings and Credit Cooperatives Associations (SACCA) of the Africa Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations

The second edition of The Gambia International Boat Fishing Competition, organised by the Gambia Tourism Board and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, started , 11 November 2015.The competition, which runs through 16 November 2015

Members of the governing board of the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) on Sunday visited the institute’s research and innovation centre in Yundum, and experiment site 3 in Banjulinding.The visit was meant to assess the output of the activities

The University of the Gambia Students Union (UTGSU) has clarified its position on the introduction of compulsory French courses at the University of the Gambia (UTG).This followed the introduction of eight compulsory French courses

NIGERIA: Politics of an Inauguration  (Thisday live,14/11/2015)

It was a week of intrigues in the House of Representatives last week as lawmakers continued to react to the inauguration of the standing committees. Damilola Oyedele writes.The simmering tension caused by upsets in the composition of the leadership

Adibe Emenyonu, in Benin City, looks at the protest rallies by anti and pro-government groups in Edo State ahead of Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s seventh anniversary celebrated last ThursdayUnlike the previous years when Governor Adams

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked recent reports by some sections of the media claiming impending attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in some south- western states of the country.The Director of Defence Information (DDI),

he Nigerian Army may have began its final push for the Boko Haram insurgents as they are now headed for the feared stronghold of the terrorist sect, Sambisa Forest.The army, who have frequently promised to meet the December deadline

GHANA: 1700 Benefit from eye screening at Madina  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,14/11/2015)

One thousand, seven hundred people have benefited from a three-day free eye screening exercise at Madina in Accra.Some of the beneficiaries were given medications and bifocal and reading glasses, while others whose conditions were serious were operated

GHANA : President Mahama: Government did not sponsor Anas  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,14/11/2015)
President John Dramani Mahana has denied claims by former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu that the government sponsored the undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his judiciary corruption expose.

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper says the government plans to achieve headline inflation of 10.1 per cent in 2016, as against the current high of 17.4 per cent in October 2015.The target is among the government’s

A Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's School of Medical Sciences (KNUST-SMS), Dr Gyiku Plange-Rhule, has urged doctors to use social media appropriately to save lives.According to her, doctors could take advantage

NIGERIA: PDP Tackles APC on Campaign Promises  (Thisday live,13/11/2015)


The People Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not keeping to its election promises six months after assuming the presidency.The party challenged the ruling APC to name at least one

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has clarified that his absence at the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Conference held in Abuja on Thursday should not be misinterpreted to mean that he is at loggerheads with Prince Uche Secondus

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in the North-east that Boko Haram insurgency will be history before the next cropping season.He made the disclosure at the Malkohi

With increasing cases of diabetics around the globe, stakeholders in the health sector have raised the alarm over the spread of diabetic conditions in the country, with the number of Nigerians suffering from the disease estimated around 5 million

Embattled National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Paul Awentami Afoko, on Monday petitioned the National Council of the party against constitutional breaches that led to what he described as the  usurpation of  his post.

With about three weeks to the national delegates’ conference of the People’s National Convention (PNC) in Wa, two former presidential candidates have intensified their campaigns to win the mandate to lead the party during the 2016 general election.

GHANA: Methodist Church to go into real estate  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,11/11/2015)

An investment unit has been created in the Methodist Church, Ghana, to help raise revenue for the commencement of a real estate project, the Presiding Bishop of the church, Most Reverend Titus Awotwi Pratt, has disclosed.The move is one of the investments of the church

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ayensuano, Mr. Mike Ofori-Darko, has noted that  the responsibility of keeping a safe environment in the country is the responsibility of all citizens and corporate organizations.In order to protect and secure the environment

A coalition of 43 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Citizens Wealth Platform, on Tuesday in Abuja urged the Senate and the House of Representatives to reduce the current number of committees they have from 161 to 50.


Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, typifies the new “African lions” whose business empires are winning a competitive edge over foreign multinationals because of their better grasp of local markets.“In emerging markets, there is no substitute for

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday admitted that presenting former President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the May 29 presidential election was an error. Addressing journalists at a media parley in Abuja

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has disclosed that poor rehabilitation equipment and low enlightenment have been the two major factors stalling the agency’s efforts at rehabilitation of drug addicts.Speaking in Ado Ekiti Wednesday, the NDLEA’s Commander

Founder and leader of the Progressive People’s Party, Paa Kwesi Ndoum says the party is determined to have Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives elected if given the nod in the 2016 election. He believes the partial decentralization system being operated

The Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has debunked claims in the media that he is lobbying the presidency to join president Mahama as his running mate for the 2016 general elections. Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuye was speaking Sunday on Adom FM’s

The Ashanti Region Police is stepping up its patrols and securing all highway and auxiliary routes into the region following multiple robbery attacks on the Kofiase-Mampong road.They are also on the hunt for two robbers who were part of a gang

Construction works on the Ayigya affordable housing project in the Ashanti regional capital is set to resume before the end of the year.This follows the acquisition of a 30 million dollar facility by the State Housing Corporation for the project.The affordable housing project, an initiative

INDICATIONS emerged yesterday, that MTN Nigeria might stagger the N1.04 trillion ($5.2 billion) fine slammed on it last week by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for contravening regulations after failing to get

European shares were little changed on the final day of trading in a month that has seen their strongest rally in six years. IAG SA slipped 2.5 per cent after its 2015 forecast trailed analyst predictions. L’Oreal SA fell 4.6 per cent on worse-than-projected sales

Kogi State Government has been urged to ensure strict compliance with the legislations and regulations of National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA), and other regulatory bodies. An expert on environment and former lecturer

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has sent additional nine names to the Kwara State House of Assembly for confirmation as commissioners.This brings to nineteen the number of nominees forwarded to the house for confirmation, according

InstinctWave Ltd., organizers of the 5th Ghana Telecom Awards and the recently held Ghana CFO Awards, has announced the Nominees for the maiden edition of the Ghana Construction Awards. In all, 24 categories of GCA 2015 including

Chief Policy Analyst of the Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options (GIPPO), Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has challenged the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to provide convincing proof that a compilation of a new voters register for a credible elections

GHANA: India to support Africa with $10 billion  (Daily Graphic,30/10/2015)
India and Africa renewed their relations at a massive gathering of leaders in New Delhi yesterday, where Prime Minister Shri Nerandra Modi announced his country's decision to raise the level of support to Africa with a concessional credit of $10 billion

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, says the government is scaling up support to the private sector to enable it expand to provide jobs for the teeming youth who graduate every year. He indicated that it was impossible for the state to absorb the about 100,000 people graduating from the tertiary institutions every year

The impeachment of the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Mr. Adamu Usman, last May has been declared as unconstitutional null and void by an Minna High Court.The court also ruled that the lawmakers erred in law by removing the Speaker contrary to the provisions of the law.

Irked by the attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rubbish its electoral victories by using the election tribunals, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) went into a crucial meeting on Thursday night aimed

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday congratulated President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire on his re-election for a second term in office. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, the president  also commended the people of Cote D’Ivoire

The international election observer groups in Tanzania comprising the Commonwealth, European Union, African Union and the Southern African Development Community on Thursday expressed concern over last Wednesday’s cancellation of Zanzibar’s

The Parliament of Sierra Leone on the 10th September 2015 in Committee Room 1 in Parliament, after its initial proceedings on its summon based on a satirical piece written in the Blade Newspaper, committed the matter to the IMC

A very serious misconception from a segment of the public is that the former Vice President Alhaji Sam Sumana was relieved off duties for attempting to seek asylum in a foreign embassy.  This is totally untrue but is borne out of deliberately fallacious

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UNAIDS and the Global Fund, is supporting the second West and Central Africa Key Populations (KP) workshop on the theme “Enhancing KP Interventions

The National Association of Cooperative Credit Unions of The Gambia (NACCUG) recently organised a four-day capacity building workshop for at least 20 people from 12 credit unions in Bwiam, Brikama North Bank Region (NBR).

A three day conference of 158 Ex-Circumcisers in the Gambia concluded with the formation of a Network of Ex- Circumcisers in the Gambia at the Pakalinding Lodge, Lower River Region. The conference funded by UNFPA brought together old

The Gambian American Network (GAN) scholars’ project, which comprises patriotic Gambians living in the USA, has supported over 50 Gambian pupils in Madrassas, Junior and Senior secondary schools with school materials and fees worth over D170,000.

GHANA: Ablakwa launches campaign for re-election  (Daily Graphic,28/10/2015)
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has appealed to his constituents to assess his stewardship and retain him as their parliamentary candidate for the 2016 general election.

GHANA: NPP supporters attack Kwabena Agyepong  (Daily Graphic,28/10/2015)

Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday attacked the General Secretary of the party, Mr Kwabena Agyepong, at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra. Although the supporters did not physically assault Mr Agyepong,

GHANA: Gender Minister commends forerunners  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,28/10/2015)
 The National Council of Women and Development (NCWD) was the first national women’s machinery instituted in Ghana 40 years ago to ensure the full integration of women in national development.The NCWD was established by NRCD 322,

The Ministry of Education has said it has not tasked the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to conduct a three-year analysis of the results of Senior High Schools (SHS) throughout the country.


NIGERIA: On the Throne of His Forefathers  (Thisday live,28/10/2015)
Finally, the curtain was drawn on the search for a new Ooni of ife on Monday as Osun State Government in a dawn announcement, approved the appointment of Prince Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi from the Giesi ruling house as the 51st Ooni of Ife.

An umbrella support group for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, the  Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG), has asked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop chastising the president, members of the judiciary

Shares of Africa’s biggest mobile operator, MTN Group, fell for a second day on Tuesday, easing 4.2 per cent to 159.98 rand on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), as investors scrambled to cut their losses following the news of the N1.04 trillion

The Lagos State Police Command has paraded a suspected member of the gang who allegedly kidnapped Mrs. Toyin Nwosu, the wife of the Deputy Managing Director of the Sun Newspapers.The suspect who was identified as Odo Sylvester,

Residents of flood-prone areas in Accra were yesterday spared another episode of flooding, but after barely 30 minutes of rainfall a few of them, especially those at Adabraka, still had to scoop water from their premises.Storm drains, such as the one built on the Odaw River

GHANA: OMCs review fuel prices downward  (Daily Graphic,21/10/2015)
Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) have reduced the retail prices of petroleum products at the Mid-October review period pegging Super between GH¢2.859 and GH¢2.820 whilst the prices of diesel is fixed between GH¢2.769 and GH¢2.720.

Grand Cereals Limited (GCL), producers of Binggo Dog Food is partnering with the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) to reduce rabies, a disease spread by dog bites.GCL Marketing Manager, Mr. Tope Banjo, told journalists on Sunday

President Mohammed Buhari has approved the removal of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, (HoS), Mr. Danladi Kifasi, who has been ordered to proceed on terminal leave to pave the way for geopolitical balancing in federal appointments.


One year after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria Ebola-free, the federal government on Tuesday insisted that the country is still at alert and has not lowered its surveillance on the virus.Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health

Telco becomes largest music distributor as revenues for artistes exceed $150m annually.The mansion, the pool, the Bentley, the life-size portrait and the gold medallions are the spoils of a revolution in Nigeria and music superstar D’banj is enjoying them.

The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) 2016 flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged members of the party to work hard to enable the party to win the 2016 general election. He said the party’s failure to win the 2016 general election

GHANA: 2016 Elections to be held on November 7  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,19/10/2015)

The Electoral Commission has given approval for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections to be held on November 7 as part of proposals for electoral reforms.Consequently, the Commission is to prepare the necessary constitutional instrument

GHANA: ‘No food shortage this year and 2016  (Daily Graphic,19/10/2015)

Ghana will not experience any food shortage this year and in 2016 in spite of the change in the rainfall patterns across the country, the Northern Regional Director of Agriculture, Mr William Boakye Acheampong, has stated.


GHANA: Prez Mahama justifies increase in utility tariffs  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,19/10/2015)

President John Dramani Mahama has justified calls by some utility service providers for an increase in tariffs. According to him, consumers will have to pay more if they want continuous power supply.Justifying the need for an increase in tariffs,

With the disbursement of the N14.152 billion bailout funds, the purchasing power of Abia State workers, which hitherto was at a very low level, has picked up as workers in the affected agencies and  parastaltals have received salary arrears,

As part of efforts to stem increasing trade malpractices at the Nigerian ports, which result in huge revenue losses, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has reaffirmed plans to soon deploy advanced cargo information system, otherwise known

NIGERIA : Suicide Bombers Kill 12 in Adamawa  (Thisday live,19/10/2015)
The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate will meet today to salvage the ministerial nomination of the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, whose nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate will meet today to salvage the ministerial nomination of the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, whose nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari

The University of The Gambia Debate Association (UTGDA), with the support of the American Embassy in Banjul, on Wednesday held the finals of its debate competition.Held at the UTG Faculty of Law in Kanifing,

The Gambian leader, President Yahya Jammeh, has relieved Ousman Jammeh of his appointment as deputy minister of Agriculture with effect from 15 October 2015, a statement from State House has revealed.

The Parliament of Sierra Leone on the 10th September 2015 in Committee Room 1 in Parliament, after its initial proceedings on its summon based on a satirical piece written in the Blade Newspaper,

A very serious misconception from a segment of the public is that the former Vice President Alhaji Sam Sumana was relieved off duties for attempting to seek asylum in a foreign embassy.  This is totally untrue but is borne out

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Identity Management Corporation, NIMC, to harmonise and integrate all data obtained by other government and non-governmental agencies in Nigeria.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday warned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that it risks being thrown out of office in the next election in 2019 if it fails to leverage on the achievements

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said neither he nor any of his lawyers was aware of any law suit by the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Supporters of the All Progressive Congress, especially those from Akwa-Ibom North- West senatorial zone, are outraged following the National and State Assembly Election Petition tribunal ruling

GHANA: T.B. Joshua donates to Police  (Daily Graphic,15/10/2015)
The Founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, has presented three pickup vehicles and 20 motorbikes to the Ghana Police Service to facilitate police patrol activities.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Mrs Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, has advised market women to judiciously invest financial support provided them

GHANA: Parliament is not for children – Bagbin  (Nigerian Guardian,12/10/2015)

“Parliament is not for children” but mature individuals of trust, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, Majority Leader in Parliament has said. He has therefore cautioned people considering themselves for election into Parliament

The former Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has warned that Ghana's power crisis will worsen if government does not settle its indebtedness to the Nigerian government by Wednesday.

The Ogun House of Assembly on Thursday approved the appointment of 18 Commissioner nominees and 20 Special Advisers sent to it by Gov. Ibikunle Amosun.The approval came after the Deputy Speaker

The Cross River Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Labour Party’s candidate, Sen. Bassey Otu, seeking to nullify the election of Sen. Gershom Bassey (PDP, Cross River South).

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday unveiled plans to commence the reconstruction of two roads in each of the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state.


Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has ordered the immediate payment of over N890 million as scholarship to indigenes of the state studying in higher institutions of learning in Nigeria and abroad.

President John Dramani Mahama begins a two-regional working visit to the Western and Central regions on Sunday.He would start off by attending a Church Service of the Assemblies of God Ministry in Sekondi.


President John Dramani Mahama begins a two-regional working visit to the Western and Central regions on Sunday. He would start off by attending a Church Service of the Assemblies

Jubilee Field operator, Tullow Ghana Limited, has set aside US$2.7 million to be used to develop the capacities of human resource on an annual basis for the oil and gas sector. The money is used to fund qualified students

The Police have rescued a member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Tiger Eye PI team, after he was taken hostage by some persons in Tamale on Saturday morning. According to the police

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, died saturday at about 4.30pm at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a source in Bayelsa State Government

The authorities of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Thursday disclosed that 15 persons confirmed to have had contacts with a patient with “symptoms of mimicking viral hemorrhagic fever” have been quarantined.

The family of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Thursday broke its silence on the travails of the ex-minister in London, denying her much-publicised arrest

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday asked Britain for more assistance in the areas of logistics, equipment and intelligence to help the nation in quelling the raging terrorism in the North-east.


Pressure group Occupy Ghana has applied to the Electoral Commission to be given an observer status to enable members monitor the 2016 general elections.The group which has been at the forefront

Member of Parliament for Adansi-Asokwa in the Ashanti Region, Kobina Tahir Hammond, has described the leadership of the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong

A Ghanaian Motivational speaker, Oscar Bimpong has been adjudged the Regional Entrepreneurs Empowerment Business Awards (REEBA) Inspirational Speaker and Business Man of the year 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Prosecutors in Kumasi say they have gathered enough evidence to ensure a deserving punishment for the couple accused of burning the fingers of a two-year-old boy.The little boy lost all five fingers

The Rivers State Gov., Mr Nyesom Wike on Tuesday told the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja that he had completed the presentation of all his witnesses. The governor spoke through his Counsel,

Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Binyavanga Wainaina is leading other pan-African speakers to participate at the inaugural edition of The RED Summit holding in Lagos

The Nigeria Army said on Tuesday that troops operating around Bama have arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.The acting Army spokesman, Col.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2015 Nigeria National Carnival will hold from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24.Ms Grace Gekpe, the Director Entertainment and Creative Services Department of Federal Ministry of Tourism,

THE 2016 flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has given the assurance that he will do whatever is possible to bring unity within his party."Whatever I can do to ensure that the NPP is united and all these internal happenings

The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev. Dr Paul Frimpong-Manso, has expressed concern over the extent of corruption in the country which is undermining the confidence and credibility of the nation.

Pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) has said it would not be intimidated by government in its quest for a new voters register ahead of the 2016 General Elections.According to the group, it would use every means legal to ensure that the voters

Three people have been shot dead at Akyem-Akooko in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region.The three, two females and a male were among protestors who were demonstrating against one Nana Saaka,

The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) recently concluded a three-day summer camp for children from various organizations across the country on Child Rights and life skills, held at the President’s International Awards in Bakau.

On 22 September 2015, a man was brought before Magistrate Kijera of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court, charged with obtaining money by false pretence. W/PC 5426 Badjie presented an indictment which stated that one Ebrima Bah

THE GAMBIA: BYC gives out meat to EFSTH  (thepoint,28/09/2015)
The Banjul Youth Committee (BYC) has given 36 kilos of meat to the Edward Francis Small Teaching (EFSTH) in celebration of the Eidul Adha known as Tobaski.The event took place at the hospital premises on Tobaski day.

ambian-based philanthropist who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of the Vision Development Foundation (VDF), Modou Turo Darboe, Wednesday donated two thousand seven hundred and thirteen (2713) rams

RENO The United Soccer League announced today that Reno will be the site of the leagues 28th franchise with play set to begin in 2017. In a ceremony at Aces Ballpark this afternoon, USL President Jake Edwards

Authorities say a man's suicide started a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed 12 homes and eight other small buildings and prompted the evacuation of nearby residents.The Monterey County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that firefighters

Another body has been found in a burned-out home in Northern California, bringing the death toll to six from two of the state's more destructive wildfires in recent memory.

Two inmates escaped from the Plumas county jail on thursday but their taste of freedom didnt last long.The men were captured after 45 minutes on the run in a nearby neighorhood at 945am.Plumas county Sheriff Greg Hagwood suspects

It will be very difficult to impeach the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and in the event that the All Progressives Congress (APC) succeeds in removing him using the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) .

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet today in Abuja to take a final decision on the controversial governorship primary held in Bayelsa last Tuesday.

The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhtar said last night that a total of 56 Nigerian pilgrims – 42 from nine states, two from the commission and 12 persons who worked for tour operators

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed concern over the multiple crises rocking the ruling party since its victory in the 2015 general election, and have resolved to table the issues as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) meets today.

The New Patriotic Party has produced what it calls fresh evidence that solidifies its call for a new voters’ register.The party last week submitted to the Electoral Commission additional evidence to back its claim that the current register is flawed.

President John Mahama says African countries must begin adding value to their raw materials to create more jobs for the continent’s youth.The President said this Sunday when he addressed the Sustainable Development Summit 2015

A Circuit Court in Accra has said there is no longer a restraining order stopping the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) protesters from picketing at the Electoral Commission (EC) premises as planned on September 29, 2015.

Authorities at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) are upbeat about the preparedness of the university to start running masters and Doctor of Philosophies (PhD) degrees programmes in Health and Allied Sciences in the next academic year.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and former President of the Senate, David Mark, thursday urged Nigerians to close ranks and promote harmony as the Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir today.

The Timipre Sylva Campaign for the Bayelsa State 2015 gubernatorial election has described as misleading and completely untrue reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary held on Tuesday,

World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries Friday unanimously adopted a bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future for all the people of the world.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in New York reaffirmed his administration's commitment to the entrenchment of a transparent and accountable public revenue management system in Nigeria.

GHANA: 3 NDC MP aspirants in C/R disqualified  (Daily Graphic,25/09/2015)
Three parliamentary aspirants who appeared before the vetting committee in the ongoing exercise of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region had their dreams dashed when they were disqualified

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has outlined a four point development agenda for Ghana should he be elected president in the 2016 general elections.

The Dress a Kid Foundation donated some books and other stationery to the people of Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region as part of its outreach programmes to clothe the needy in the society.

GHANA: Ekow Micah dumps lawyer David Merson  (Daily Graphic,25/09/2015)
The Ace Musician Ekow Micah who is being held over drug related offence has dumped his lawyer, Mr David Merson. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Atibillah; Micah’s lawyer, Mr Merson

THERE may be no option left for the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday insisted he must appear today at the tribunal

NIGERIA: National Agric Show shifted to 2016  (Nigerian Guardian,22/09/2015)
THE management of the National Agricultural Shows has postponed this year’s National Agricultural Show slated for in October in Nasarawa State to February 2016.

A 91-year-old woman, Mrs. Roseline Oyiridiya Ololo monday staged a peaceful protest in the rain to once again register her frustration over what she described as the Lagos State Government’s refusal to return her schools

The Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Authority of Heads of State and Government‎ has kicked off in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting the meeting

GHANA: Akufo-Addo lauds President mahama  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,22/09/2015)
The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has applauded President Mahama for joining in the condemnation of the Ghana Police for meting out unprovoked brutalities against unarmed citizens

GHANA: Only 70 women contest in NDC primaries  (Daily Graphic,22/09/2015)
As many as 800 people have filed to contest in the parliamentary primaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress.Of the number, only 70 are women, representing a paltry 8.75 percent, a development the party’s General Secretary

GHANA: Ghana to relocate its Embassy in Cairo  (Daily Graphic,22/09/2015)

 Efforts are being made to relocate Ghana’s foreign mission in Cairo, Egypt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, has disclosed to the Daily Graphic. Ghana’s Embassy in Egypt is currently located on the 126th of July Corridor Street

GHANA : 2015 World heart day launched  (Daily Graphic,22/09/2015)
The 2015 World Heart Day has been launched in Accra with a call on the general public to make healthy heart choices wherever they find themselves. According to a Cardiothoracic Surgeon of the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC)

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, monday declared today as the first day of Zulhijja,1436 AH, while the Eid-el-Kabir will hold on September 24, 2015.

For the second time in a forthnight, the media suffered an attack from kidnappers when Mrs. Oluwatoyin Nwosu, the wife of the Deputy Managing Director of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Steve Nwosu, was in the wee hours

Global economy on edge as US Fed weighs rate hike.Obinna Chima in Lagos and James Emejo in Abuja with agency report Nigeria continued to reel from the impact of the decision by US investment bank JP Morgan & Chase to phase out Nigerian bonds from its indexes

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has abrogated the free education policy at primary and secondary school cadres, just as he met the teachers and begged them to support the resolutions arrived at during the State Education Summit held recently.

Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, flagbearer and leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for election 2016 would be paying a two-day working visit to the Northern region as part of his "Rise and build tour."

GHANA: Mark Woyongo files nomination  (Daily Graphic,15/09/2015)
Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, Minister for the Interior and Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, has said he would de-silt dams and drill more bore holes in Navrongo to provide potable water and help farmers expand their farms.

GHANA: 13-year old boy commits suicide  (Daily Graphic,15/09/2015)
New Koforidua, a predominantly farming community in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, was enveloped in shock and disbelief, after a 13-year-old boy took his own life.

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Ms Christine Evans-Klock, has lauded Ghana for taking the necessary steps to ensure a smooth migration from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Ministry of Energy in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched the GEF-5 project entitled: “Greening the productive sectors in The Gambia.”

The Gambia Standards Bureau Thursday organised a daylong workshop for various stakeholders, among them religious leaders within the Greater Banjul Area on halal issues and standards.

Defence counsel Combeh Gaye-Coker has emphasised the need for the protection of the fundamental and constitutional rights of her client, Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, Teranga FM managing director.

The Ministry of Trade, Regional Intergradation, Industry and Employment yesterday convened a consultative forum with ram dealers and other stakeholders ahead of the Muslim feast of Sacrifice locally known as Tobaski.

It will be recalled that Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella visited the SLPP National Headquarters in Freetown for the first time on 24th August 2015. He had a successful meeting with the National Officers of the Party.

During the last general elections in Sierra Leone, it was held on four tiers: The Presidency, Parliamentarians, Head of Local Government Council and Local Councillor. It got dubbed as the “4-4-4 elections” which was

The Parliament of Sierra Leone on the 10th September 2015 in Committee Room 1 in Parliament, after its initial proceedings on its summon based on a satirical piece written in the Blade Newspaper, committed the matter to the IMC for necessary inquiry and revert to Parliament accordingly.

A very serious misconception from a segment of the public is that the former Vice President Alhaji Sam Sumana was relieved off duties for attempting to seek asylum in a foreign embassy. This is totally untrue but is borne out of deliberately fallacious

Airtel Nigeria has partnered Sidon Media Limited to introduce” MyAds PAY”, a mobile advertisement Application that enables subscribers to access products advertisement on their mobile devices while it also doubles as a platform

Members of Fs Club Lagos, have called on small and medium enterprises, to harness the strength in Micro finance institutions to grow their businesses instead of flooding commercial banks for loans which they may not get.

Twelve people lost their lives on Friday while scores were injured in two suicide bomb attacks by suspected Bokom Haram members at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Yola and Madagali town, both in Adamawa State.

 President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Kaduna reaffirmed his administration’s total commitment to the rule of law and warned that proven acts of human rights violation by the Armed Forces would be punished under his leadership.

A total of 689 people from nine regions of the country have successfully filed nominations to contest for parliamentary slots on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

GHANA: Two Females eye Ablekuma West NDC seat  (Daily Graphic,12/09/2015)

Two new female contenders have emerged from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to contest the Ablekuma West Constituency primary.They are Mrs Dina Twum, a 57-year-old proprietress and a teacher of the Kiddyland School

Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman, the Minister of Education, delivering the keynote address at the launch of the 10th anniversary of the Student Loan Trust Fund held in Accra. right: Some of the guests at the launch. Picture: EMMANUEL ASAMOAH ADDAI

GHANA : Man 'haunted by ghost' surrenders to police  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,12/09/2015)
A suspect who is said to have been haunted by the ghost of a woman he witnessed being beheaded by her husband has surrendered to the police. Daniel Kwame Aidoo, 33, claimed to have witnessed the beheading of Esi Brokuwaa

Troops of the Nigerian Army operating in Faskari and Safana areas of Katsina State have killed 11 notorious cattle rustlers in action.The soldiers also arrested 39 armed bandits

President of Togo, Mr Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and appealed to him and other African leaders to step in to halt the perilous emigration of African youth to Europe.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has lost one of its former Ashanti Regional Chairpersons in the person of Mr S. K. Danso. He was 82-years-old and reportedly died in Kumasi on Tuesday.

Radio presenter, Abeiku Santana has backed out of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary primaries.Abeiku Santana, real name Gilbert Aggrey had announced he would be contesting

Samara Company Limited, producers of Sasso Insecticide Spray and Coil, is the title sponsor of the 2015 edition of the Excellent Leadership Awards (ExLA Awards), organised by the ExLA Group.The awards, which was instituted in 2011 by the ExLA Group

Three of five fraudsters who lure unsuspecting car buyers into their scheme and bolt with the vehicle after payment have been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police Command.The five developed a complex, syndicated fraudulent scheme involving some vehicle

NIGERIA: The Quiet Billionaire  (Thisday live,09/09/2015)
Indisputably influential, Leemon Ikpea rarely speaks in the public and almost never to the press. But his philanthropic life has impacted several lives. Ugo Aliogo writes. He stood in the middle of his grand office, dressed in white Niger Delta

In order to cut the cost of governance and determine which of Nigeria’s 119 foreign missions are really essential to the nation’s trade and foreign interests, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his

The leadership of the Arewa Youths for Progress and Development ‎(AYPAD) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to order, saying that recent activities of the secret police

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has presented before the Delta State House of Assembly a bill to amend the Delta State Appropriation Law 2015.Speaker of the House, Hon Monday Igbuya, who read the governor's request at the resumption

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked President John Dramani Mahama to accord Ghanaians with some measure of intelligence, as his ‘one-touch victory’ refrain is clearly an insult to them.

The Member of Parliament for Ketu South constituency in the Volta Region, Hon Fifi Kwetey has filed his nominations forms as he seeks re-election in the 2016 polls.

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, has given investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, immunity from prosecution and any civil action for his latest investigation

GHANA: Support running of schools  (Daily Graphic,09/09/2015)

 The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Pre-tertiary Education, Mr Alex Kyeremeh, has called on community leaders and parents to support the running of schools in their communities.

 The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has given his support to the forthcoming 2015 Nigeria Infrastructure Public Private Partnership Summit billed for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the last quarter of this year.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Monday said the ongoing counter insurgency operations have exposed some flaws in the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Monday said the ongoing counter insurgency operations have exposed some flaws in the Nigerian Army.

As time ticks away on the three-month presidential directive given to the Nigerian military to terminate the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-eastern part of the country, ‎the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has promised

Residents of the Ayigya and Maxima communities in Kumasi are contributing sums of money and building materials towards the construction of police stations in their respective communities.

Economic cooperation between Ghana and Nigeria should expect a boost following an agreement by presidents of the two countries to revive a Joint Ghana-Nigeria Commission.The two leaders came out of the Peduase Lodge

Officers of the Ghana Armed Forces are doubting if the man who was killed during a demolition exercise at Kasoa died of gunshot wound.The military has therefore set up an investigative team to ascertain the actual cause of Michael Darko’s death

Parents who are fretting over paying school fees and supplies as schools re-open have been advised to axe some social expenditure from their budget.A business consultant Charles Mensah says not only must parents

NIGERIA: Suicide Attacks Kill 10 in Cameroun  (Thisday live,04/09/2015)

No fewer than 10 persons were killed and 100 wounded yesterday when a bomb went off near an army camp in northern Cameroun, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram terrorists.

Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc, has announced its audited 2015 half year financial results.The results showed strong growth in earnings and profits, as the Bank continued to benefit

Documents submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) showed that the president had less than N30 million in his account as at May 29 when he was sworn in as president.

To end Boko Haram insurgency within three-month deadline • As Olonisakin, Buratai bag presidential medal Falana hails action, urges freedom for all held soldiers

The President, John Dramani Mahama, is not worried about any healthy internal competition in the party that will lead to the presidential election.This is because the President is confident of emerging victorious both in the internal elections

The incumbent Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr Richard Quarshigah, is facing an uphill task in the Keta Constituency as three aspirants have picked forms to contest him.

The President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Madam Olivia Kirtley, has stressed the need for the country to uphold good governance and transparency in its bid to build a strong economy.

GHANA : Minister hands over computers to Tamale ILGS  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,04/09/2015)
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has handed over 20 flat screen desk top computers and accessories to the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) campus in Tamale to enhance academic and research work of students of the institute.

The Federal Government has approved N400 million for the payment of upkeep allowances of Nigerian students on foreign scholarships.The Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education,

The Nigerian Amry on Thursday said the leadership of the Boko Haram sect has been decimated in recent coordinated onslaughts against the strongholds of the insurgents in northeast Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Rahman Adeola Ipaye as Deputy Chief of Staff and Mr. Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity) in the Presidency.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have made public their assets.This was revealed in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia presenting the nominations forms to Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.  Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur says Ghanaians will renew the mandate

Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy has kicked against calls to handle as an internal party matter, the alleged creation of an unauthorized bank account in the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He says when it comes to the commission of acts that would ordinarily be considered crimes

Maybe true love really does exist, you know? Despite the odds and everything. Maybe there's more to life than playing the field. Well, you can create your own relationship success by looking for the right traits in a woman

Some youth believed to be members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Damongo Constituency of the Northern Region, who are unhappy about the decision of the Northern Regional Minister,

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages to try to unlock its economic potential and end its vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices, its new President, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

Seven policemen, who were alleged to have beaten a woman politician, Mrs Ronke Adelugba, to death in Akure, Ondo State capital, at the weekend have been arrested by the police.

The Afenifere Renewal Group [ARG] has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to make a strong ‘first impression’ following anxious agitation across the country on recent presidential appointments.

Special Task Force (STF) on Jos crisis has declared one Aminu Hanbane wanted in connection with cattle rustling, proliferation of arms, and attacks on communities in Barkin Ladi and Riyom general areas.

Mr Alban Bagbin, the Majority Leader in Parliament on Thursday said he has not decided to bow out of Parliament as was suggested in the media last week.He said even though he had contemplated allowing others

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has charged the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to intensify fire prevention and intervention measures to ensure the elimination of fire disasters.He said for as long as the service continued

The late Ghanaian Times presidential correspondent Samuel Nuamah who died in a fatal accident will be buried on September 17, 2015.Samuel Nuamah, a member of the Presidential Press Corps lost his life