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President Akufo-Addo has described as despicable and cowardly, yesterday's terror attack in Manchester which resulted in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59 others.

Aisha Huang being escorted by an Immigration Officer on her way back to the Nsawam Prison on remand. PICTURES BY EMMANUEL EBO HAWKSON

General News

En Huang who is also known as Aisha, the alleged Chinese Kingpin in galamsey on Tuesday reacted angrily in court when a ruling for her bail application was adjourned by the Accra High Court.

According to Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson, the court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden , adjourned the ruling to June 2 , 2017 after Huang's lawyers and the state presented their respective positions on the bail application.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has explained that the Student Representative Council (SRC) was part of the disciplinary process that concluded that twenty-two students should be rusticated as a result of the recent disturbances on campus.

In a statement issued and signed by Major Kofi Baah-Bentwum (Rtd), Acting Director of Public Affairs, the university management said it has noted with dismay the negative reactions from sections of the public over its attempt to maintain discipline on campus.

Nana Osei Kwadwo II (right), the new Bekwaihene, swearing the oath of allegiance with the Mponponsuo Sword to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (left), the Asantehene

General News

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has commended the Queenmother of Bekwai, Nana Adwoa Pinamang, for giving the stool back to Nana Osei Kwadwo II who reigned for 26 years and was destooled 26 years ago.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu stressed that such pragmatic decision by the queenmother needed to be expressed.

The Ghana Police Service has put in place stringent measures to rid the service of corrupt officers.  This is to redeem its image as one of the leading state enforcement agencies, the Central Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Rev. David Nenyi Ampah Benin, has said.

At the inauguration of a new police post for Ayanfuri Kurofofrom, DCOP Ampah Benin said the service had no room for corrupt police officers, and called for close collaboration from Ghanaians to report corrupt police officials who engaged in malfeasance.

Mr Nouhad Kalmoni hands over the vehicle to Mr Stephen Antwi

General News

A leading automobile retailer, Silver Star Auto Limited (SSAL) has donated a brand new Suzuki Ciaz to the Ghanaian-German Economic Association (GGEA) to further improve economic ties between Ghana and Germany.

Presenting the vehicle, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) OF SSAL, Mr Nouhad Kalmoni, said the gesture was aimed at deepening the relationship between the company and GGEA.

Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Martey thinks that critics of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo are “unwise” people.

“All those who are making those unwise statements that Akufo-Addo has failed…I hear some of them; they have been there [for] eight years and they have not been able to do anything and they are querying those who just came,” the vociferous clergy man said in an interview with some journalists in Koforidua on Monday. 

Ablekuma North Constituency New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman George Nkrumah

Politics

Ablekuma North Constituency New Patriotic Party (NPP)  Chairman George Nkrumah has expressed worry over factions within the party in the constituency.These factions, according to him, started during the constituency and parliamentary primaries held before the 2016 general election.

Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John)

Politics

A former general secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John, has revealed that he will stage a comeback for the General Secretary position of the party, should there be an overwhelming call on him from party supporters.

These highly motivated women who have varied socio-political and economic backgrounds promised to work hard to prove that “what men can do, women can do better”

Politics

The Brong Ahafo Region has seen some level of improvement in efforts by the country to increase the number of women at the forefront of local governance under the current government.

We’re moving national fight against corruption from rhetorics - Akufo-Addo

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government intends to shift the national fight against corruption from rhetorics to an action-based phase to end the menace with the urgency it demands.

He said as President, he was not naïve about the enormity of the problem and how it continued to undermine national development and, therefore, would not sing the chorus of the problem without addressing it.

Some Akufo-Addo appointees 'corrupt': Martey

Politics

There are some corrupt appointees in the Nana Akufo-Addo government, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey, has said.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Prof Martey said: "NPP also has bad elements.

“Even some of their appointees are not correct...they are corrupt."

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah admits it will be an 'extra special' occasion for him on Wednesday when the club take on his former side Ajax in the Europa League final.

The 19-year-old, who was born in Amsterdam, left Ajax's academy to join United in 2014.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has directed all managers of the various national sports infrastructure to produce a maintenance manual which will be used to plan the renovation of such facilities on a regular basis.

The minister made this known last Friday after completing an inspection tour of the National Sports College in Winneba.

The new patrons of 4 Garrison Tennis Club

Sports News

One of Ghana's most dynamic tennis clubs, 4 Garrison Officers Tennis Club, has inducted into office four Patrons, including the immediate past president, Samuel Ampadu-Kyei (Kyikyis), to help revolutionise and improve its infrastructure.

 

Former Ghana international Anthony Yeboah says he has no immediate plans to return to football administration after being frustrated out of football a few years ago due to alleged underhand dealings by referees whom he accused of undermining his team’s effort in the second-tier league.

The 50-year-old legend, who scored 29 goals in 59 matches for Ghana between 1985 and 1997, has suggested that referees caught in collecting bribes to influence matches should be prosecuted and jailed like criminals to deter others.

Ibrahim Gedo — Ready to receive the mantle from Derek Abrefa

Sports News

Tesano Spinners Table Tennis Club last Saturday dethroned Immigration from the top of the ladder after defeating them 3-2 in match one of the league staged at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.

Top seed Derek Abrefa was beaten 3-2 by Nigerian import Ahmed Bello in a pulsating encounter before fellow Nigerian Akimbi Rilwan thrashed second seed Felix Lartey 3-1 to put Spinners ahead.

 

Strange decisions taken by referee Dan Dogbetor  during  the Accra Hearts of Oak vrs Kotoku Royals MTN FA Cup match became the main subject of discussion after Hearts defeated the Akim Oda-based club 4-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday.

At Swedru, Kumasi Asante Kotoko needed a second half goal from Baba Mahama to advance to the MTN FA Cup Round of 16 at the expense of second tier side Proud United.

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Actress, Yvonne Okoro flanked by sisters Elizabeth (left) and and Roseline

Fashion

The second edition of the Glitz Women of the Year Honours came off recently at the Banquet Hall of the State House and patrons ensured that they made bold fashion statements.

Time together with your lover promotes bonding

Relationships

Our maker who is love made us in His image and also as social beings. He, therefore, puts something in us that makes us love and be loved as we make time for our lovers. 

Love, among others, improves how you feel about yourself and, therefore, improves the quality of life.

Satchel bag

Fashion

When it comes to mixing and matching your bags, a lot will depend on why you want to carry a bag. 

If it is to make a fashion statement then go for something trendy and in vogue. If you want to project a conservative look your best choice would be subtle or dark colours.

Mr Charles Darku, Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited

Business News

Oil exploration company, Tullow is seeking to invest in new exploration opportunities in the country, aside its two major projects, Jubilee and Tweneboa- Enyera- Ntomme (TEN) fields.

Dr Ernest Addison, Governor, BoG

Business News

The Bank of Ghana is set to increase the minimum capital of banks from GH¢120 million to GH¢200 by July this year, following extensive engagements with stakeholders in the financial sector.

The invasion of the fall armyworm has destroyed about 100 per cent of maize farms

Business News

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has begun a nationwide distribution of insecticides to prevent the invasion of the fall armyworm (FAW) from infesting crops, particularly maize.

Interestingly, no winning African act, since 2011 has ever scoffed at picking his award ‘backstage’

Showbiz News

For the past four or so years, the announcement of the nominees for the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, especially that for the Best International Act- Africa, is always greeted with intense chatter.

One recurring issue of the Awards is the so-called ‘backstage’ presentation of the award to the winner of the African category.  

Mohammed Abdul-Ganiyu is a young composer, singer, rapper and performer who asserts that Hip-Hop is not a new phenomenon in this country and that its current impact here is as strong as that of Dancehall.

Gifty Osei

Showbiz News

For many Ghanaians abroad, nothing  brings the flavours of home more forcefully  than live Ghanaian music. That’s why the folks in London have been anxiously waiting  to know the venue for their turn of  the ‘Our Gratitude UK  Concerts’ involving gospel music greats Rev. Yawson, Gifty Osei, Tagoe Sisters and Noble Nketsiah supported by two United Kingdom-based artistes.

A bomb disposal robot is unloaded outside the Manchester Arena [Nigel Roddis/EPA]

International News

UK police say they have arrested a 23-year old man in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 23 people, including the attacker, and wounded dozens at a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande.

An improvised explosive device went off late on Monday as thousands of - mostly young - fans streamed out of Manchester Arena in the northern English city at the end of Grande's performance, police said.

Ms Park was in handcuffs as she arrived at court in a prison van

International News

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has pleaded not guilty at her trial for corruption, the latest stage in her dramatic fall from grace.

The ousted president faces charges including bribery, abusing state power and leaking state secrets.

Paramedics treated dozens of walking wounded, including some with shrapnel injuries

International News

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.