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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

President John Mahama has said he is “gutted” by the death of the late Ghanaian Times newspaper presidential correspondent, Samuel Nuamah.Mr Nuamah died in an accident involving the presidential press corps

Mr Emmanuel Ogar, a retired psychiatric nurse with the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, has urged the federal and state lawmakers to enact tougher laws to prohibit drug abuse.He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Saturday

The Police Command in Sokoto State on Saturday said it had set up a special squad to tackle the increasing cases of rustling in parts of the state.The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, El-Mustapha Sani

Mr Emmanuel Ogar, a retired psychiatric nurse with the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, has urged the federal and state lawmakers to enact tougher laws to prohibit drug abuse.He told the News Agency of Nigeria

Ex governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers on Saturday faulted the probe panel set up by incumbent Gov. Nyesom Wike to try Amaechi’s administration.Addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt, Amaechi said the the probe panel

Back when I was in my early to mid-20s I was worried and concerned about getting married, but every attempt to create a stable, loving and committed relationship turned into an utter failure.

Founder and leader of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has rebuked politicians who have built their lives solely on politics and do not have any career to show.According to him, such people do nothing

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is set to arrest all parents who refuse to enrol their children in school.This has become necessary because of the rising number of children playing and loitering in the neighbourhoods

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is set to arrest all parents who refuse to enrol their children in school.This has become necessary because of the rising number of children playing and loitering in the neighbourhoods

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said Nigerians in Diaspora would still have to wait for sometimes before they can vote in Nigeria’s elections from their bases abroad.The president said a lot of logistics are needed before they can vote

bank accounts, indicating that the services were not yet providing many underserved customers with access to formal financial services. The report quoted a 2013 InterMedia survey to have found that only about 0.3 per cent

The National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, (AKTH) Branch, has suspended the strike embarked upon by its members since 3rd June, 2015.In a communique made available to reporters in kano on Wednesday

Borno state government is planning to establish orphanage schools across the three senatorial districts of the senate for those who lost their parents to the Boko Haram crisis.The governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, gave the indication on Wednesday

GHANA: Ecobank Manager shot dead  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,24/08/2015)
A 40- year-old manager of Ecobank, Seth Akyea, has been shot dead by three unidentified persons at his residence at Kasoa.Seth Akyea until his death was the Operations Manager at the Cantoments Branch

GHANA: President Mahama arrives in Mauritius  (Daily Graphic,24/08/2015)
President John Dramani Mahama began a three-day state visit to the Republic of Mauritius on Monday, with a meeting with the Mauritius President, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, at the State House.

Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has won an award for ‘Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement & Supply Profession’ at the CIPS Supply Management Africa Awards held in South Africa.

In a sentence reminiscent of Antoa justice, the Akyem Swedru Circuit Court yesterday ordered a goat thief to hang the stolen animal around his neck together with a placard with the inscription, “I am a goat thief,” and

As part of efforts to fight electronic banking fraud in the country, the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) has advised commercial banks to rely on the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act in punishing offenders.

Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company(KEDC), Monday said it would distribute 100,000 pre-paid meters to customers in Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states annually.The Managing Director of KEDC, Alhaji Garba Haruna, made the remark

The Forum of Lawyers in the Nigerian Legislature has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari's plan to establish special courts to try corruption cases.Co-convener of the forum, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (Abia PDP) said

Given its constitutional role in protecting Nigeria's territorial waters, the Nigerian Navy (NN) authority on Monday said more than 50 per cent of the ships needed to achieve this are down.

A dusty music store in downtown Nairobi was once the hotspot for East African musicians recording music with influences from across the region. While the shop suffered with the introduction of CDs and MP3s, a renewed interest in vinyl records is bringing back the music and the customers.

South Africa's parole review board has up to four months to conclude its decision on when Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison, a Justice Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.Paralympic gold medalist Pistorius, 28, was due to be released

The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has called on the Liberian populace to respect the independence of the bank. The CBL Board in a statement issued in Monrovia yesterday resolved that it unconditionally confirm

The USAID Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development (EHELD) Project team is gearing up for the official commencement of the 2013 Summer Programs across Liberia.Four hundred and eighty students will benefit from the Fast Start program

The Minister of Information and Communications Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu has urged Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunication companies to collaborate with Government in developing a sustainable open access network ECOSYSTEM

Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has presented the mission’s incoming Head of Chancery to staff at a meeting at the mission’s conference Hall. Edward Mohamed Turay described Alan Logan as a very young,

On today’s edition is a Press Statement from Charles Margai informing us all that he is turning 70 years old (three score years & ten) today. To mark the birthday, we are publishing our article we first published as a Breaking News on the night of Margai’s 62nd birthday.

The mother of the young lady brutally murdered and sexually assaulted along Lumley Beach on 13th August 2015, has spoken out to thank the authorities as well as various pressure groups that have been working to ensure justice is done.

The Legacy, a youth-led non-governmental organisation on 16 August 2015 certified and graduated 20 young people who underwent a two-week intensive capacity building on methodological skills.The organization was established to work with young people

All Gambia Forestry Platform, in collaboration with NACOFAG with funding from the Forest and Farm Facility under the FAO, last Monday started a three-day training for 20 young entrepreneurs on enterprise skill development and forest management.

Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC) with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF), in partnership with Karantaba Youth Development Association (KYDA), on Wednesday planted 2, 500 saplings of different species on 1ha land.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), S.H. Barkun, has filed fresh charges against Teranga FM radio station Managing Director, Abdoulie Ceesay, at the Banjul High Court.Ceesay was earlier arraigned on a single-count charge

The Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Sokoto State Traders Association, Alhaji Muazu Bello Rafi, Thursday said the state can generate over N10 billion annually exporting agricultural products to neigbouring African countries.

For effective management of its funds, checking of fraud and financial leakages, Akwa Ibom State Government is now to operate a Single Revenue Account for all money collected by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) in the State.

 Troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade of 7Division, Nigerian Army in Gwoza, Borno State yesterday evening engaged Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest following the aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Youths in the South-West geopolitical zone under the umbrella of the Yoruba Youths Congress (YYC) have expressed satisfaction with various steps so far taken by President Muhammadu Buhari in combating and ending activities of the notorious terrorist group

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) says a new voters register will not guarantee credible polls.The Deputy Director of the CDD, Dr Franklin Oduro, says minor and double registration,

The Electoral Commission (EC), is calling for an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting tomorrow to deliberate on calls for a new voters register.

GHANA: Number of agencies at ports to reduce  (Daily Graphic,20/08/2015)
State agencies and other institutions involved in the examination of cargo at the ports are going to have their number reduced from 23 to about 14 to minimise the cumbersome processes that importers and exporters experience while clearing their goods.

GHANA: ICU members donate blood to Korle Bu  (Daily Graphic,20/08/2015)
About 200 members of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress in the Greater Accra Region have donated blood to the National Blood Service Ghana (NABSG) to replenish stock at the Korle Bu Blood Bank.

The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has raked in N22.5 billion from January to July this year.The command’s Comptroller, Mr Folorunso Adegoke, told the News Agency of Nigeria

Three men, who allegedly broke into an office and carted away items valued at N180,000, were on Tuesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The men — Atunrase oluwaseun, 27; Gabriel Mell, 42; and Segun Kolapo, 41

NIGERIA : 2 remanded in Niger for kidnapping teenager  (Nigerian Guardian,18/08/2015)
A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered the remand in prison of two men, Abubakar Mohammed and Usman Kwore, for alleged kidnapping.The duo were first arraigned on Aug. 5 on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has described the new Customs Hospital in Karu, FCT, as the most equipped medical facility in the country.El-Rufai stated this while inaugurating the Nigeria Customs Service

Businessman and Founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Papa Kwasi Nduom, has challenged the President, John Mahama, to a debate on how to make Ghana “great and strong” and its people prosperous.

The Ministry of Health has directed all heads of medical facilities to resume the provision of health services, including emergency and outpatient services, to the general public by Wednesday, August 19.

GHANA: Machomen appeal to doctors to end strike  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,18/08/2015)
Macho for Good and Justice, a body building group in the promotion of peace, have joined the clarion call pleading with doctors to end their strike and return to work in the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian.

Labour consultant, Mr Austin Gamey has said government has delayed in dismissing doctors who are on strike over their conditions of service. In a radio interview on Tuesday, Mr Gamey said it was about time government took the necessary steps

Government appears stoic even after doctors of public hospitals across the country extend their strike by two more weeks, with Labour Relations Minister Haruna Iddrisu insisting government will weather the storm.

Patients in the Volta Region who have kidney related ailments and require dialysis have no choice than to travel to Korle Bu in Accra for dialysis.This is because the region does not have a dialysis machine

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a committee to advise him on the best way to tackle corruption and reform the legal system, his spokesman said on Monday.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has granted the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) an operational licence.This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos

Alhaji Shehu Gabam, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said President Muhammadu Buhari has good intentions for the country and urged the opposition to support him.

NIGERIA : Borno Deputy Governor is dead – official  (Nigerian Guardian,15/08/2015)
The Borno Government on Saturday announced the death of its Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha.Alhaji Usman Shuwa, the Secretary to the State Government, announced the death in a statement signed in Maiduguri.

 The Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation II, Madam Madina Rahman has described the 1960 Public Health Act as extremely old and requiring an urgent review to making it responsive to the modern trends of public health planning and administration.

Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) has reiterated that 100 brand new, customized buses arrived in Sierra Leone last month of July 2015. Mr. Rodney Tamba Kaimachiande who is the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at SLRTC was reacting to allegations aired over the weekend by Mr.

 The Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Francis Usani, has charged all regulatory and law enforcement agencies in the country to work together towards achieving the set objectives of the National Risks Assessment (NRA) project initiated in 2013.

“Arousal begins within the mind, then seeps out where fantasy propels physicality.”Do you remember the first time you were sexually turned on? I don’t. But I do recall when my internal crush-struck butterflies began flapping their wings during grade school and boys stimulated more giddy perspiration than disgust.

Fuel stations can be sited anywhere, provided they have been put up according to the safety measures prescribed by the regulatory agencies, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Mahama Ayariga, has stated.

President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his call on doctors in the country to end their “illegal strike” and return to work while negotiations over their working conditions continue.

The United States on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack in Borno State.

It equally promised to work closely with the federal government and other international partners to combat Boko Haram, as well as assisting the many victims of its senseless brutality.

Lecturers in the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) have embarked on indefinite hunger strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries for four months.

Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN), FCT Chapter, has attributed its weak interface with relevant statutory agencies of government as the bane of housing development in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has written to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, notifying him of the threat that incessant court injunctions against its regulations pose to Nigeria’s power sector reforms programme.

Three state governors on Friday joined President Muhammadu Buhari for the Juma'at service at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The governors are Abdulazeez Yari (Zamfara); Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa); and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano).

Executive Secretary of the Nigerian National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NNCPC), Professor John-Kennedy Okpara, has said that the commission was working hard to ensure that the financial burden of pilgrimage was lifted from the government by encouraging more private sponsorship of pilgrimages.

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has denied having hands in killings in the state, saying that the allegation that he was behind them was baseless. The governor, who answered questions from State House correspondents in Abuja‎

GHANA: 2 Arrested for Importing Frozen Turkeys  (Thisday live,07/08/2015)
Two Kano state-based traders, Siraju Adamu and Ali Musa, have been arrested by men of the Nigeria Customs Service for smuggling banned frozen turkey, second hand air-conditioners, refrigerators and hand bags as well other contrabands into the country.

CANDIDATE of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for Abia North Senatorial District in the March 28 election, Dr. David Ogba Onuoha-Bourdex has told the Abia State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday said it had arrested five suspects for alleged sale of expired products.
NAFDAC’s Director-General Dr Paul Orhii who was represented by Mr Kingsley Ejiofor

 MEMBERS of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have arrested eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Mussa village of Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, after a six-hour patrol of adjoining communities on Thursday.

NIGERIA : Concerns Over Growing Cases Of Child Theft  (Nigerian Guardian,07/08/2015)
ON a daily basis, reports of theft of children assail us in the Nigerian society. The phenomenon has become a widespread menace in recent times. Various reports in the media are pointers that there is an increase in the stealing and kidnapping of children in the country

The Omanhen of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, Obrempong Nyamful Krampah XI, has called on Ghanaians to support the government to sustain the National Sanitation Day (NSD) clean-up exercise to help prevent the spread of sanitation-related diseases.

GHANA: Mahama inaugurates Fufulso-Sawla road  (Daily Graphic,06/08/2015)
The government fulfilled a major promise to the people of the Northern region on Thursday when President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated the reconstructed Fufulso-Sawla road.

A former president of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Tony Oteng-Gyasi has advised the government to invest in research leading to the manufacturing of bio-degradable plastics to save the environment rather than ban the production of plastic materials altogether

A study, conducted in the Volta and Northern regions, has shown that persons who migrated from rural to urban areas as migrant construction and domestic workers have succeeded in addressing poverty in their homes and bettered their lives.

Nigeria's Super Eagles have proposed a friendly against perennial rivals Ghana in London next month.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wish to make the most of next month’s FIFA friendly window which will allow them to play another match outside the 2017 AFCON qualifier

The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, on Wednesday dismissed attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to block the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from tendering vital documents to defend its case.

Over 500 nationals from West African countries including Nigeria who were allegedly deported from Gabon arrived Calabar on Thursday.The vessel that conveyed the deportees, with the registration number EMILIANA

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj-Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed to ensure that the Nigerian Army under his watch would uphold the rules of engagement and respect for human rights in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations

President John Mahama has indicated he will not authorise any expenditure on wages not provided for in the budget for both workers and Article 72 office holders.He said he will hold on to this commitment and face any likely political consequences

Finance Minister Seth Terkper has jumped to the defence of president John Mahama whose i-won't-pay-beyond-budget-comment has gotten doctors more angry."I think the president must be understood" Terkper attempted to calm the stormy waters

A police officer faces likely interdiction after personnel of the Drug Enforcement Unit arrested him and two others for extorting money from drug dealers in Kumasi on Tuesday.

Police in the Ashanti Region have seized 82 grams of substances suspected to be cocaine in what is believed to be the biggest drug haul in the region in recent times.The police also arrested a 54-year-old Kofi Asamoah in his house at Atonsu

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed concern over decline in the number of female legislature in the 8th Assembly.Aisha spoke on Sunday in Abuja at a reception organised by the Committee of Friends

 National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun while speaking to a select group of journalists in Abuja explained how the party, with intervention from the Presidency, was able to resolve the leadership crisis in the House of Representatives.

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy, Michael Michael, was playing outside with friends in their compound in Ogbogoro community of Obio/Akpor Local Council of Rivers State when a lady, Chinasa Ajunwo, 22, beckoned on him to come.

A former prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations in Britain Monday, when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving 1970s leader Edward Heath.

GHANA: Heartbreaking: Stonebwoy speaks on Mum's death  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,03/08/2015)
He lost his mother, Madam Catherine A. Satekla at the 37 Military Hospital, Accra on Wednesday night and already, dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, is missing her badly.“ I miss her so much because she was my everything.

The Adentan Police are trying to unravel the circumstances that led to the shooting of a man at Kporkpo, near Abokobi, last Thursday afternoon.The deceased, Fred Lokko Junior, 30, was in the company of his cousin,

GHANA: Don’t worry about EC report — Samia  (Daily Graphic,03/08/2015)
The Chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Madam Samia Yaba Nkrumah, has assured supporters that the party is working on a report by the Inspectorate Division of the Electoral Commission (EC).

GHANA : GFA consoles Kotoko after robbery attack  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,03/08/2015)
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed its sympathy with the management and playing body of Asante Kotoko following an attack on the team yesterday by armed robbers.

The stage is set and the preparations done for the commencement of the 2015 youth summer camp tomorrow, Saturday, 1 August 2015 at North Bank Region (NBR).The event, which runs through 8 August, is organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Former convicts under the leadership of former Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs Dr Njogu Bah, yesterday held a march in Banjul to thank President Yahya Jammeh for pardoning them.

Dream Team coach, Samson Siasia thursday ordered his players to go for goals in Sunday’s Africa U-23 Championship qualifier against Congo in Ponte Noire.Nigeria is currently on the edge of securing a place for the continental event

Following the release of FirstBank of Nigeria Holdings (FBNH’s) half year 2015 unaudited results, analysts at Renaissance Capital Limited (RenCap) have downgraded the holding company’s numbers to ‘sell’ from ‘hold.’

President Muhammadu Buhari and President Paul Biya of Cameroun have agreed to work towards the completion of the demarcation of the land border between Nigeria and Cameroun before the end of the year.

NIGERIA: NEMA Confirms 6 Deaths in Maiduguri  (Thisday live,31/07/2015)
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that six persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Maiduguri market.The Northeast zonal coordinator of the agency, Mohammed Kanar who spoke to our correspondent

Over 700 employees of Tigo including the entire leadership team stormed various markets across the country to have a one-on-one interaction with customers and obtain insights about customers' changing needs.

The Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry is putting together a database of persons with disability to enable the ministry facilitate the employment of persons under the group.

 An Accra Fast Track High Court has struck out an application filed by six supporters of the NPP seeking an injunction on the Korle Klottey constituency parliamentary primary of the party.

GHANA: Fake Doctor Arrested at Korle Bu   (My joyonline,31/07/2015)
A 25-year-old man who posed as a medical doctor and attended to patients at the surgical ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is in the grips of the police.

The Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday Petitioner’s counsel expresses surprise, heads to Appeal Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned 10 persons and a vessel, MV Peace for their alleged involvement in illegal oil bunkering before Justice Muhammad B. Idris of the Federal High Court,

The Head and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, has urged all Muslims in the county to join in the effort to salvage the image of Islam.

GHANA: MCE commends chiefs, elders of Nungua  (Daily Graphic,20/07/2015)
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), Mr Seth Badu Tawiah, has commended the chiefs and elders of Nungua for their role in making the community peaceful and conflict-free.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop the consistent vitriolic attacks being launched against the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan.

The breakfast meeting between Vice President Joe Biden and Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari afforded the two leaders opportunity to compare notes on the terrorist activities of Boko Haram and terrorism as it affects both countries.

Former Works Minister Ousman Badjie has said the monetary expert they sought advice from said the signature, on the alleged forged cheque by Faisal Bojang, was the same as that of the signature on the Embassy documents

Banjul Muslim Elders on Friday conferred with President Yahya Jammeh at State House in line with the tradition of Koriteh (Edul Fitr), when Muslim elders meet with the President to pray and discuss with him pertinent issues surrounding Islam

Sierra Leone Government’s Director of Public Debts Management, Sahr Lahai Jusu of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has been defended against charges he is duplicitously implanted within the current ruling APC

After the Sierra Radio Net Newsroom ran a story about the unusual cancellation of two consecutive city council meetings, the city of Susanville issued a second press release that again raises more questions.

NIGERIA: 5 Sparkling Ways to Style Mirrors  (Thisday live,18/07/2015)
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Mirrors aren’t just designed to show us how beautiful we look you know; they’re also the perfect accessory to make our homes more beautiful too

Suave, smooth talking and hardly taking offence, Kunle Ogunmefun seems born to practice advertising. With background in banking and insurance, which are service oriented industries, Kunle took a plunge into the dark in July 1995

GHANA: Three in police grip for alleged fraud  (Daily Graphic,18/07/2015)
Three persons including a woman are being held by the Commercial Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly duping an unspecified number of people of more than GH¢160,000 in Kumasi and Accra.

GHANA: Chief Imam lauds gesture of Christians  (Daily Graphic,18/07/2015)
The Chief Imam of the Mallam Central mosque, Alhaji Abdul Rahman, has observed that the goodwill gesture of Christians assisting Muslims during their month of fasting and prayer is laying a good foundation for peace and development of the country

Former President Rawlings, his wife, Nana Konadu, and children have, in a statement, sent best wishes to Muslims as they celebrate Eid ul Fitr.

The Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has opened up on what led her to criticise the headmistress of Kukurantumi Presby Primary School, after she requested some educational supplies, including chalk, from the government.

NIGERIA : Hearts boot out Herbert  (Guardian-Nigeria,15/07/2015)
With only nine games left for the season to end, Accra Hearts of Oak have dissolved their technical bench and thrown out veteran Coach Herbert Addo and his assist, Dauda Lutterodt, in a desperate bid to stem the tide of unimpressive showings which have become the lot of the Phobians in recent times.

NIGERIA: Security Operatives Says That Boko Haram insurgents Have Recruited Miscreants, Hoodlums And Animals NIGERIA: Security Operatives Says That Boko Haram insurgents Have Recruited Miscreants, Hoodlums And Animals

GHANA: President Mahama leaves for Italy  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,15/07/2015)
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday left Accra for Italy on a three-day official visit. A statement from the Flagstaff House Communication Bureau said, while in the European country, the President would

GHANA : Poultry venders defy ban on sale of live birds  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,15/07/2015)
Poultry vendors in the Central Business District of Accra, especially at the Makola market, are defying a ban on the sale and movement of live birds to prevent the spread of the avian influenza (Bird flu).

Having disability does not mean being a nuisance in society or retardation to development, as people with disability are capable of contributing to national development, the national coordinator of the Network against Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) has said.

According to reliable sources, Yankuba Sonko, the former Inspector General of Police, has been reinstated as IGP of the Gambia Police Force with effect from yesterday.

Air Cote d'Ivoire, which started operation to Lagos in January has said it is consolidating on the route, which has become the most promising and last Thursday in Lagos decided to fete its business partners in Nigeria,

The ability of Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, to safeguard deposits and ensure integrity of its systems has again been reaffirmed with the award of the ISO/IEC 20000 IT certification to the bank.

The Speaker and Members of Parliament are livid with the Local Government Minister and his deputies for disrespecting the House.The three men have on three occasions refused to appear before the House

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says building the confidence of the electorate of the Volta Region in the New Patriotic Party and in himself is vital, if the party is to wrest political power from the ruling National Democratic Congress in the December 2016 general elections.

Lassen National Forest has hired Matt Boisseau to serve as the Eagle Lake District Ranger as of July 12. Boisseau has been the acting Eagle Lake District Ranger since April 19, 2015.


Sixteen sports journalists drawn from the broadcast media are currently attending a week intensive training at the Gambia Press Union office in Fajara.

Many Gambians in Italy are now denouncing their Gambianship, their true identity, in order to have Italian documents but migration lawyers said that is not the sure way to have the papers.

The Gambia Federation for the Disabled (GFD) recently received donation of about 500 myopia, longsighted, and shortsighted lenses from two Spanish: Javier De La Morena and Karmen Louzao.

Hon. Muhammeh Magasi, National Assembly member for Basse, has said he was disappointed with his Assembly colleagues for passing the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

NIGERIA: NJOKU: We Need To Redeem Our Families  (Nigerian Guardian,11/07/2015)
Dr. Celine Njoku is a counseling psychologist and national PRO of the Counseling Association of Nigeria. In this interview with CHUKS NWANNE, the HOD Counseling, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, spoke on the need for the society

Titi Omodolapo Oduseso is the chief executive of RoyalBridge International. She is also a director with Gapbridge Private School Lagos. Her 25 years work experience has seen her transform from being a classroom teacher

YOU’RE special, they had always told him: his teachers, friends, in the church, his father and mother and whomever he came in contact with.From his early age, good looks and intelligence had been among his many gifts.

Two people were still missing in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta region on Saturday after a pipeline explosion that killed 12, police said.“Twelve persons were burnt beyond recognition, including a soldier on guard duty amongst others,

GHANA: UPP goes to congress July 18  (Daily Graphic,11/07/2015)
The United Progressive Party (UPP), has fixed July 18, 2015 to organise its first National Delegates Congress in Kumasi on the theme, "New Route to Victory 2016".

A banker at the Obuasi branch of the Adansi Rural Bank Ltd, Mr Joseph Addai, has lauded Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, a founder member and the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), for his contribution to national development.

Two nurses, who died as a result of the June 3, 2015 flood and fire disaster in Accra, were yesterday buried after a burial and thanksgiving service held at the forecourt of the Regional Training Centre of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

GHANA : Eighty-five orphanages closed down  (Daily Graphic-Ghana,11/07/2015)
Eighty-five orphanages in parts of the country have so far been closed down for their inability to meet the standards of the Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.

The coroner’s inquest, which investigated the circumstances that led to the collapse of a six-storey guest house belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), yesterday indicted the church founded by Mr. Temitope Balogun

Access Bank Plc has introduced a new multi-banking payment solution known as PaywithCapture.PayWithCapture, is a mobile payment solution that permits customers to make payments by scanning a merchant’s pre-generated QR-Code using the camera of their mobile device or via a one-step Beacon-NFC System.

NIGERIA: The Battle For Lugard House  (Thisday live,09/07/2015)
In less than six months from now, a governorship election will be due in Kogi State. The election comes after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has served three terms consecutively. In this almost 12 years of leadershi

NIGERIA: APC and Akande Entreaty  (Thisday live,09/07/2015)
There is this Yoruba adage: agba kii wa loja ki ori omo tuntun wo, which presupposes that elders are stabilising forces for the peace of society. It gives pre- eminence to the role of elders in guaranteeing stability

GHANA: VODAFON draws closer to SME customers  (My joyonline,07/07/2015)
Vodafone Business Solutions, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Ghana, is bringing its services closer to its SME customers within the Western and Central regions of the country from July 7 to July 15.

Government has ended the first four months of the year spending a little bit more than revenue mobilized.According to fiscal data from January to April this year, government ended up spending about 2 billion cedis more than 9.7 billion cedis