Barely 24 hours after he was relieved of his appointment as chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation,Abdulmumuni Jibrin has opened a can of worms, indicting some of the principal officers
The father of a three-year-old boy born with organs outside his abdomen has said he "cannot express the joy" following a successful operation.Ethan Suglo, from Ghana, was flown to Oxford to be treated for exomphalos.In 2015 doctors David and Jacquie Williams
The proposal to change the December 7 general elections voting date to November 7 has been rejected by the Parliament of Ghana.The proposal to change the December 7 general elections voting date to November 7 has been rejected by the Parliament of Ghana.
An Independent Presidential Candidate in the 2012 polls, Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to strictly enforce Article 55 of the 1992 Constitution and Political Parties’ Law 2000, (Act 574) that regulate
Like most of the people who were affected by the June 3 flood and fire disaster last year, 34-year-old Alex Mensah, popularly known as Mr Lee, had gone to the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to seek shelter from
As the crisis between labour and the state government over the privatisation of public schools in Oyo State continues, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday demanded the discontinuation of the suit instituted against some
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would meet today in Abuja with aggrieved members to find a lasting solution to the crisis within the party.Stakeholders expected at the meeting at the Ondo Governor’s Lodge in Abuja are, the PDP
Chairman of parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Theophilus Tetteh Chai has admitted the failings of his Committee to protect the public purse in the execution of government awarded road contracts.The Speaker of the House, Edward Doe Adjaho
The Greenstreet campaign tour which is dubbed “Apam Foforↄ” (new covenant) also translated in Mampruli as “Alkawule-pale” reached the Mamprusi territory amidst chanting and drumming.The CPP presidential candidate has been preaching
What is the price of having smooth skin? Some people spend a lot of money on beauty products which contain shea butter, but not much of that trickles down to the widows of a small farming community in northern Ghana who process
Forty-one children were in 2015, rescued from trafficking on the Lake Volta through the operations of Challenging Heights;a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Winneba.The organisation cared for a total of 118 survivors
Governors have expressed support for the increase in fuel price, saying that the policy is in the interest of the masses.The governors also said that they are making efforts to access $4.25 billion earmarked by the World Bank for states’ development.
Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration aims to ensure that by the end of 2016, its total recurrent expenditure is covered by the state’s internally generated revenue. He also stated that the administration plans to ensure
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned new sets of facilities named after deceased personnel who died in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operation against Boko Haram in parts of the Northeast.
Nigeria is in dire straits and lacks enough funds to meet its obligations, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said wednesday.The minister stated this in Abuja while explaining the decision of the federal
Old Mutual Ghana recently awarded over 80 Financial Advisorsat its annual Sales Gala Award Ceremony held at Labadi Beach Hotel. Of the eighty financial advisors awardedfifteen of then went on a sponsored trip
A water research scientist Dr. Gloria Addico has mounted a robust defence of her research findings that there are toxins in water produced for consumption by the Ghana Water Company.Dr. Addico, who is with the Water Research Institute
Sixteen police chiefs have been transferred with immediate effect as the IGP makes his third round of changes since he was appointed seven months ago.The transfer of the Accra Region Police Commander, COP George Akuffo
Two persons are in critical condition after a tipper truck loaded with sand ran into a KIA truck at Achimota Mile 7 on Monday.The two were trapped in the KIA truck for almost an hour and a half, according to an eyewitness.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama yesterday disclosed that the federal government was discussing with China and other friendly countries for the supply of required arms and equipment needed to finish the ongoing war
President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he will on May 29 speak on the recovered stolen funds from persons that had been indicted in the fight against corruption.In an interview with Channels Television in the UK, where he took part in the London
The Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Salisu Fagge, on Saturday called on members of the Barewa College Old Boys Association to emulate the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, by contributing to
Nigeria’s largest Power Generation firm, Egbin Power Plc says it’s staff ranked among the best in the power sector in Africa whilst restating its commitment to continuous expansion and investments in alternative energy sources to boost
The Apam foforↄ (New Convenant) campaign tour of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has hit Damongo, Bole and Sawla in the West Gonja districts of the Northern Region.In the entourage, are the Presidential Candidate -Ivor Kobina
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has hinted it will lay down its tools after May 18 if the government fails to address its grievances. A timely intervention of the Employment Minister, Haruna Iddrisu
The National Communications Authority (NCA0 says it will soon decide on whether subscribers should still be allowed to make calls over the internet with applications like WhatsApp, Skype and Viber or not.The response follows calls by Telecoms operators
The Institute of Economic Affairs(IEA) says it is considering holding a separate presidential debate for candidates of the two major political parties.The Public Policy Institute says the consideration is based on a survey it conducted
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent a congratulatory message to the former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan on his 80th birthdayIn a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media
In spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in Nigeria, British Prime Minister David Cameron has tagged the country and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.”“We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has paid the sum of N69.544 billion into the Federation Account in March.This is contained in the corporation’s monthly financial report for March released in Abuja.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned the launching of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in the Nigerian airspace without the permit of the authority and the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).
President John Dramani Mahama is promising more jobs for the youth since the short-term economic environment of the country looks brighter.
Addressing students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) as part of his ‘“Accounting to
The Batsonaa Divisional Police Command has arrested two security men on suspicion of complicity in a robbery on the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okere Constituency, Mr Dan Botwe, yesterday.One of the two men is a personal security guard
Two new, but independent, studies published in Nature have provided clues about the repeated Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) flare-ups in West Africa and how aerial spraying to combat mosquitos is linked to increased risk of autism
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has successfully carried out its first Bone Bridge surgery as well as Cochlear Implant surgery on three patients without inputs from expatriate medics, the state Commissioner
A Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday adjourned the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki to May 23, 2016, for failure of the Federal Government to produce the accused in court
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the military hierarchy will review the entire counter-insurgency operations in order to improve the performance of troops in the northeast.Buratai made the plan known while addressing troops
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), needs to investigate and address the misnomer of how some large scale farmers and farms purchase subsidised fertilisers in larger quantities above the approved ration, a new report
An amount of $2.6 million has been disbursed to 35 institutions in the country to support initiatives to promote peaceful and credible elections this year.The initiative is also meant to assist the institutions in promoting issues-based and inclusive
Customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Kumasi are planning to vent their spleen on officials of the company after weeks of erratic power supply leading to the destruction of gadgets and stalling businesses.Many customers interrupted radio programmes
Five ghanaians living in the United States of America (USA) have dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to court over delays in the implementation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act 2006 (Act 699).The applicants want the Human Rights Division
Following the allegation that ex-governors are receiving double salary from their states, the former governor of Anambra State and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has denied collecting any salary from his state
Hon. Abdou Jobe, Minister of Trade and Regional Integration, has told TFM that he was in Dakar at the invitation of his Senegalese counterpart Alioune Sarr to attend a forum.He spoke to the press about the border closure between
TTL Capital Limited, an integrated investment banking and financial advisory firm, has officially launched its operations in Accra.Established in 2014, TTL Capital is managed by professionals who are committed to providing quality services for both
The president, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has appointed Dr Johnson P. Asiama as the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana with effect from April 5, 2016.Dr Asiama is an economist with an extensive
The Upper West Regional (UWR) Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Adams Mengu Issahaq, has assured President John Dramani Mahama of 79 per cent of the total votes cast by the people in the region during
The All Peoples Congress (APC) became the 26th recognised registered political party in the country, following the receipt of its final certificate from the Electoral Commission (EC) at a ceremony in Accra yesterday.The ceremony was exciting as truckloads of party
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged university administrators to ensure prudent management of scarce resource at their disposal.The president made the call in Kano on Saturday at the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said a total of 1,082 truck of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) were loaded and distributed nationwide on Friday.This is contained in the Daily PMS Supply and Distribution
No less than 150 makeshift structures were gutted by fire that started late Friday night at Kano Street, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Similarly, another fire incident gutted goods worth
The Nigerian Army on Saturday prevented another suicide bomb attack on Ummarari in Borno after intercepting a suspected bomber on his way to the community.This is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director
Pan-Africanists whose stance champion the cause of the majority masses in all African countries have urged the African Union (AU) to take an irrevocable decision at the next summit to sever relation with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
President Yahya Jammeh has decided to relieve Mrs Sira Wally Ndow-Njie of her ministerial position as minister of petroleum and energy with effect from April 18, 2016. Subsequently, she has been appointed deputy minister
National Reconciliation Party leader Hamat Bah has said “there is no doubt that the opposition has serious grievances that are needed to be addressed.”Mr Bah spoke yesterday in his office at Kairaba Avenue, in an interview
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into Post-Ebola syndrome (PES) at a 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
In a letter to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) dated 15th April 2016, the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has called on the Commission “to put on hold all training coupled with any delimitation exercise
The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG), Professor K.B. Omane-Antwi, has charged local banks to move out of their comfort zones and create innovative products for the informal sector to prevent
The Director of the Ark Foundation, Ms Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, has called on the government to adequately resource the Ministry for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCCSP) and other related institutions to undertake
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) monday warned the Senate to return about 108 Toyota Land Cruiser sports utility vehicles (SUVs) it bought for senators or face the wrath of the Nigerian people who are at the moment facing
The recent pronouncement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to create a special task force to tackle vandalism of pipelines in the Niger Delta has generated controversies within the security circle, as security experts said it would amount
Indian rescue workers and volunteers try to free people trapped under the wreckage of a collapsed fly-over bridge in Kolkata on March 31, 2016. At least 14 people were killed and dozens more injured when a flyover collapsed in a busy
Another mid-night fire outbreak on Thursday gutted Gwarzo market in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State, destroying property worth millions of Naira. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday that the incident occurred around 1 a.m.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has unveileded its National and Greater Accra Parliamentary Campaign Committees at a ceremony in Accra.The National Parliamentary Campaign Team will operate out of the party headquarters
The Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has said his outfit would seek spiritual consultation to determine the frequent fire outbreaks in the capital.According to him, although the necessary authorities
With Bernie Sanders now slightly ahead of Clinton nationally in the latest Bloomberg poll, it’s time to reevaluate the meaning of pragmatism. Hillary Clinton might be ahead of Bernie Sanders in delegates, but Vermont’s Senator
Pan-Africanists whose stance champion the cause of the majority masses in all African countries have urged the African Union (AU) to take an irrevocable decision at the next summit to sever relation with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Social Forum The Gambia (SFG), a social advocacy group, on Tuesday organised a daylong strategic planning workshop at Tango conference hall in Fajara.The programme, funded by Action Aid International The Gambia,
National Youth Council (NYC) in collaboration with the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) has trained 33 young people who voluntarily returned from Niger, Libya and other North African countries.The training, held recently at the Independent Stadium
As part of her patriotic duties and obligations to Sierra Leone, Patricia Kanneh Fitzgerald on Wednesday donated assorted computer items to the administration and students of Fourah Bay College (FBC) as her contribution to national development.
PDP, ACF Urge National Reconciliation
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to make peace and love their watchwords, saying: “We will surely make faster progress, if we eschew all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries.”
Senate President,Senator Bukola Saraki exchanging pleasantries with his lawyers during his appearance before the code of Coduct Tribunal in Abuja on 24/03/16.The ongoing trial of the Senate President, Senator Bukola
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will do all it can to ensure the safety of its flagbearer and running mate.According to the NPP, it will not be intimidated by any attempts by government to criminalise the party’s measures to protect Nana Akufo-Addo
Scores of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters Friday gathered in front the residence of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, in Nima, Accra.The supporters said they were at the residence to protect it from
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Monday decried the destruction of Power Holding Company of Nigeria’s (PHCN) property by a top government official (name withheld).The union in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari
This file photo was taken on February 06, 2016 at Mairi village outskirts of Maiduguri capital of northeast Borno State, shows young girls fleeing from Boko Haram Islamists walking past burnt livestock. With the Islamists now
SC Johnson has adopted mPedigree mobile technologies in its “Raid for More” campaign, which aims at boosting malaria prevention in Kumasi On Friday, the Commander of the Royal Guard of Asante, Anantahene Baffour Agyei Fosu Twitwiakwa II, on behalf of His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has called for a concerted effort to strengthen the International Criminal Court (ICC) to provide ready access to justice for victims of crimes against humanity. She stressed that the complementary support the ICC
Awa Barry, a native of Basse living in Gunjur, Kombo South, on Friday, 11 March 2016, gave birth to triplets, two girls and a boy.In an interview with The Point newspaper at Gunjur Jabang Kunda, the new mother thanked
Students of LEEDS Beckett University in Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia yesterday graduated with MSc degrees after completing three years of studies in public health.The graduation ceremony was held in The Gambia
No fewer than 60, 000 rice farmers in Kano State will benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.Alhaji Isa Bawa, the Organising Secretary, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kano State, said this
Few days after 34 construction workers were killed in a building collapse in the Lekki area of Lagos metropolis, another occurred yesterday at the Mile 12 area, killing at least one person.The collapse of the one-storey building comes on
Dr Papa Kwesi has urged President John Dramani Mahama to own up and take full responsibilities for the 59TH Independent day brochure gaffe that has so far caused Ghana serious embarrassment within the international community.
The government is doing everything possible to secure the nation against the threat of terrorism, President John Dramani Mahama has assured.Addressing Ghanaians in Scotland last Thursday, he said, “The threat level is something we
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Wednesday said that NNPC/CBN assistance in sourcing foreign exchange for oil marketers would solve the lingering fuel scarcity.The South-West Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo
President Muhammed Buhari has condemned the suicide attacks on a mosque at Umarari village, on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State. At least 22 persons were confirmed dead and 18 injured in the two bomb attacks that
The Ghana Centre for Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International, a consumer advocacy group, is calling for a law to protect the rights of consumers in the country.Such a law, it said, would help streamline the activities of
At the hearing of the case involving Queenie Akuffo, a 26-year-old woman charged with sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman, Tuesday at the Accra Circuit Court, a sister of the victim informed the court that she witnessed the accused
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on leaders in the sub-region to renew their commitment to the fight against examination malpractices.He said examination malpractice was not only immoral and illegal, but undermined the
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has added its voice to the call for the Information Service Department (ISD) acting Director, Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur to be removed.This was after the association received a copy
Electricity generation profile in the country wednesday dropped to 15,80.6 megawatts (MW) following a suspected partial systems collapse.Sources in two of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) told THISDAY that load
A preliminary road traffic investigation report into the recent crash that killed the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr James Ocholi (SAN), his wife and son, has blamed the driver, Mr. Taiwo James Elegbede,
Full-scale trading activities resumed in Accra yesterday following the decision by striking business operators to suspend their action.It followed a meeting between the leadership of the groups and the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Murtala Mohammed
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested by the Tesano Police in Accra for allegedly stealing a three-month-old baby of her neighbour at Avenor, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.The suspect, Deborah Ansah, was said to have run
The Borno state government in northeast Nigeria has suspended trading in four cattle markets to prevent the sale of stolen livestock to raise funds for Boko Haram Islamists.Governor Kashim Shettima said “all trading activities
Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1 to do his utmost best, in his new role as the chief custodian of the traditions of his people, to preserve and propagate the admirable culture
Since 2011, Former President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been under arrest and held in The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity. His former Minister of Youth Charles Blé Goudé has been incarcerated since March 2014.
A mummified adventurer found floating aboard a ghost yacht had penned a tragic final message to his dead wife. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was found by two fishermen at the weekend off the coast of the Philippines.His decomposing body was discovered beside photographs
Students and lecturers of the Cape Coast Polytechnic in the Central Region Tuesday morning demonstrated over their exclusion from the list of six polytechnics to be transformed into technical universities in September.The students and their lecturers blocked
The Senate on Tuesday approved a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the extension of the implementation of the N114 billion FCT capital budget to March 31.The Senate acceded to the request of the president and
President Muhammadu Buhari has tactically rejected the invitation by Saudi Arabia to join the coalition of Islamic States against terror.Buhari, who is on a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar told his host and ruler of
MTN Nigeria, on Wednesday, withdrew the law suit it instituted against the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the Federal High Court in Lagos and has paid N500 billion to the industry regulator as a gesture
The General Manager (GM) of the Accra City Hotel (ACH), Mr Roman Krabel, has commended the government for educating hoteliers on security.He said the National Security outfit had, after the terrorist attack
A former President of the African Development Bank, Kantinka Sir Dr K. Donkoh Fordjour, has called on Ghanaians to emulate the virtues of Dr J.B. Danquah by rejecting politics of tribalism, abuse, mud-slinging
President John Dramani Mahama has asked the leadership of the Catholic Church in West Africa to ensure that its social teachings influenced government policies.He said for development to take place in Africa, there was
Commercial Quarry Operators Association (COQOA) has expressed concern about the encroachment of its members’ sites.It has meanwhile alerted the public to the risks associated with living close to quarrying sites.Aside from the cracks caused
FOREMOST Yoruba traditional ruler, and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunlusi, who was recently installed the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has challenged Nigerian youths to chase their dreams.The Ooni urged them to also have the belief
THE fate of embattled new national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, now lies in the hands of a sub-committee set up by the party’s Board of Trustees and headed by the deputy president
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday morning declared Senator David Mark of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Benue South Senatorial election re-run held on Saturday.
Buhari 2016-Budget-Presentation. President Muhammadu Buhari is to visit the Gulf for a week-long tour, with a focus on ending the global slump in oil prices that has hammered Nigeria’s crude-reliant economy, his office
The Forestry Commission has signed an agreement with a development partner, Aikan Capital Limited, to convert the Achimota Forest into an international ecotourism facility.The agreement would see Aikan Capital Limited
The Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed media reports that it has suspended the Election Steering Committee following an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held on Friday.There have been persistent calls for the EC to dissolve
The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the 18-member Election Steering Committee following complaints that some of the members were partisan.Consequently, the commission has decided to hold
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) says it will take appropriate action in the case in which a 38-year-old expectant mother died together with the unborn baby at the Madina Polyclinic, once the court makes it decision known.
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government “Tompolo” Ekpemupolo’s after he failed again Friday to appear on graft charges. Ekpemupolo, an infamous armed militant
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has rejected the call by the Federal Government on state governments to adopt Treasury Single Account (TSA) pointing out that the TSA was not foolproof.Fayose said in a press statement issued on
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ricky Tarfa, was on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Lagos High Court on a two- count charge bordering on obstruction of justice
The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a 40 ft. container with 980 rounds of 9mm type live ammunition and a pistol imported into the country from the U.S.The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Chris
The man who attacked the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for Cape Coast North, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi on Saturday morning, has been hospitalised at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital.A source at the hospital told Graphic Online that the man
The Police Administration have dismissed rumors that Presidential staffer Mr Stan Xoexe Dogbe has been invited over the killing of the Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah- Adu.According to the police, the suspect in custody
Gbagbo’s trial: After the revelations about France ICC given at the (International Criminal Court) in January 28, 2016by Mr. Altit(the Defense lawyer of Laurent Gbagbo), what will be the course of action taken by the Africans who claim they are activists for the sovereignty of their nations?