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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia welcoming President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta to Ghana. Pictures by Samuel Tei Adano

General News

The President of Malta, Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca arrived in Accra Tuesday night for a three day state visit to Ghana.

The visit is to help strengthen bilateral relations between Ghana and Malta as well as enhance economic cooperation and exchange products and services.

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has visited the family the late General Constable Daniel Owusu to console them.

He visited the family on Tuesday July 25, 2017 together with the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery and the Inspector General of Police, Mr David Asante-Apeatu.

The Minority in Parliament has condemned the dawn raid of the residence of the former Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, describing it as shameful and sad in a country that upholds the rights of its citizens to privacy.

It said the raid on the residence of Dr Donkor, who is a sitting Member of Parliament (MP), by security agencies amounted to contempt of Parliament.

The police administration has promoted sixty-one police inspectors to the rank of Chief Inspectors.

Additionally, 678 sergeants have also been promoted to the rank of Inspectors.

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlottle Osei has sued lawyer Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang for defamation.

In a suit filed on Tuesday July 25, 2017, Mrs Osei is asking the court to direct Mr Opoku-Agyemang to retract comments deemed defamatory and made in relation to the petition sent to the presidency asking for impeachment proceedings against her and apologise for same.

Nayele Ametefe

General News

The Accra High Court has ordered the confiscation of a house located at East Legon, belonging to Nayele Ametefe

The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa was of the view that per the evidence on record, the said house which became a subject of litigation belonged to Nayele and not her mother

Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

Politics

A senior political science lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Edward Gyampo has admonished the three commissioners of the Electoral Commission (EC) to resign their positions willingly in order to save the integrity of the commission.

According to him, the resignation of Mrs Charlotte Osei, chairperson and her two deputies, Mr Amadu Sulley and Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwaa would protect the image of the commission from being dragged further into disrepute.

Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Kofi Portuphy

Politics

The Leader and the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Portuphy, has stated that the implementation of the Representation of the People’s (Amendment) Act 2006 (Act 699) (ROPAA) raises a lot of questions and concerns which needs to be addressed before its enforcement.

Mr Portuphy said, for instance, issues with cost, transparency, polling agents among others militated against the implementation of the law.

Deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services at the Electoral Commission, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa

Politics

The Deputy Chairperson in charge of Corporate Services at the Electoral Commission, Madam Georgina Opoku Amankwaa has explained she will state her side on the allegations leveled against her when the opportunity is offered.

In a disclaimer dated Tuesday July 25, 2017, distancing herself from a purported press statement said to have come from her responding to allegations levelled against her by the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and circulating on social media, Madam Amankwaa said she has not issued any such press release.

Mrs Charlotte Osei — EC boss

Politics

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, is to appear before the leadership of Parliament today for a discussion on the agitations at the commission.

She would also appear before the Committee of the Whole (an exclusive meeting of only Members of Parliament (MPs) to answer questions on the total amount that the EC collected from media representatives for covering the 2016 Election as well as replacement for lost or misplaced voter’s identity (ID) cards and how the amounts had been applied.

'I’m thinking of running for president' - Amissah-Arthur

Politics

Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has said he is thinking about contesting the 2020 presidential election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Amissah-Arthur told journalists at the Asomdwee Park on the sidelines of the commemoration ceremony of the fifth anniversary of President John Evans Atta Mills’ death that: "I am not considering it [running for president] but people have come to me and I am thinking about it".

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has levelled damning allegations against her two deputies.

She has accused the Deputy Chairperson in charge of Operations, Mr Amadu Sulley, of collecting GH¢6 million from some political parties for the organisation of party primaries, without recourse to the structures of the EC.

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Kylian Mbappe

Sports News

The football transfer world record is set to be smashed as Real Madrid are understood to have agreed a 180 million euro deal with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe.

Pending the potential 222m euro transfer of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, this move would beat the 105m euro record set by Paul Pogba last year as Los Blancos hope to seal the striker's signature in a matter of days.Set at 180m euros, Mbappe's fee will be split down to 160m euros up front with 20m euros worth of add-ons as the Frenchman pursues his career at Madrid, although the value of those variables may be higher, towards 30m euros.

Chelsea have sent Kenedy home from their pre-season tour following the Brazilian's social media comments before a match in China.

The club had "solemnly and sincerely" apologised after fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism.

The MTN FA Cup resumes in full swing this weekend with some quarter-finals fireworks as former champions, Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC, engage second tier opponents in the unpredictable competition.

Hearts, who last won the trophy in 2000, will play host to Division One outfit, Danbort FC, at the Accra Sports Stadium with the intention of making the semi-finals at the expense of their neighbours in this local derby.

Former Ghana athletics chief, George Haldane Lutterodt, has donated GH¢1,000 to the executive of the Greater Accra Wrestling Association (GAWA) in support of their Homowo wrestling matches.

The donation took place at his office last Friday where the president of the association, George Mankatah, and some executive members officially requested Mr Lutterodt to become a life patron of the association.

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena over the weekend produced a near carbon copy of a goal scored by legendary Leeds United striker Tony Yeboah.

Evans Adottey — To remain with Maidens

Sports News

The Emergency Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made a number of proposals that will see changes in the technical bench of the female national teams.

The proposal is likely to be approved at the next GFA Executive Committee meeting.

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Most men stop buying gifts for their partners after marriage.

Relationships

Since the history of humanity men are known to be skilful hunters. A good hunter does all he can to capture his prey. If he has to go to the thick forest deep at night, stand still for hours, kneel or crawl on his belly he will do so till he captures his prey.

Men have kept their instinct to hunt but have now shifted their focus to hunting for women.

If you have ever looked at the achievements of others and thought “Wow if only I can do that!”, or if you have ever wished that you can perform better, earn more money, make more friends, have better health, achieve higher level of success and so on, then this is just for you.

You are capable of all of that, everyone has all the potential in the world to do whatever it is they dream of or want, especially when you put your focus with determination on your goals, it’s easier to attain greater heights.

You may have fallen for a man who likes to see things his way. And while you can’t get rid of his stubborn streak, you might be able to gently prod him in a kinder direction for the sake of your relationship.

You can stay together, remain happy and stay true to yourself, even if you’re dating a guy who sometimes can get a little hard to handle.

Commercial gold production at the Prestea Underground Mine (PUM) is set to resume in October, this year, bringing into reality a revival process that started in 2002 by the Ghana subsidiary of Canada-based miner, Golden Star Resources Limited.

Twenty-three young men and women grouped into six start-ups are gearing up to convince an expert panel of judges in a final showdown on July 28, 2017 to grab the $100,000 grant on offer from oil producer, Kosmos Energy Ghana.

Mr Sumaila Abdul-Rahman

Business News

Actionaid Ghana has asked the government to revise the tax treaties granted to multinational corporations operating in the country.

This is to halt the harmful and generous tax breaks granted foreign business entities in the country.

Shatta Wale’s wife, Shatta Michy says she is unperturbed by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s (AMA) plan to demolish her pub at East Legon in Accra.

According to her, the attempt by the AMA to pull down her pub was a major contributor to joblessness in Ghana.

As humans, most times, we celebrate people only when they are dead and gone, and this phenomenon is prevalent in the entertainment fold.

The narrative of Ghanaians always celebrating the dead must change. Persons who truly deserve approbation must always be venerated while they are alive, and as songstress, Becca, celebrates 10 years in the music industry, it is worthy to celebrate her and her achievements.

Friends of Gifty Anti who came for her Baby Shower

Showbiz News

The date was Thursday July 20 and the venue was Gifty Anti’s GDA Studios at Kokomlemle.

Time was 11am and friends of the broadcaster had gathered to throw a surprise Baby Shower for her as she expects her first child in a few weeks.

The cost of the August 8 General Election on Kenya’s economy has started to emerge, with firms scaling down on production, investors holding on to their cash and neighbouring countries redirecting their cargo to Tanzanian ports away from Mombasa.

Vatican treasurer George Pell faces Australian court By Lucie Morris-Marr, CNN Updated 0209 GMT (1009 HKT) July 26, 2017 Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell JUST WATCHED Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges Replay MUST WATCH Wikipedia founder launches anti-Fake News site Wikipedia founder launches anti-Fake News site Brexit must be stopped, says former UK diplomat Brexit must be stopped, says former UK diplomat DOJ nominee explains ties with Russian bank DOJ nominee explains ties with Russian bank Nobel chief demands to talk with laureate's widow Nobel chief demands to talk with laureate's widow Floods cause devastation in Asia Floods cause devastation in Asia US Navy fired warning shots at Iranian boat US Navy fired warning shots at Iranian boat Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US Musk, Zuckerberg feud over future of A.I. Musk, Zuckerberg feud over future of A.I. Controversial trials underway in Turkey Controversial trials underway in Turkey Southern Lights captured from space station Southern Lights captured from space station Christian prays alongside Muslims in Jerusalem Christian prays alongside Muslims in Jerusalem Wikipedia founder launches anti-Fake News site Wikipedia founder launches anti-Fake News site Brexit must be stopped, says former UK diplomat Brexit must be stopped, says former UK diplomat DOJ nominee explains ties with Russian bank DOJ nominee explains ties with Russian bank Nobel chief demands to talk with laureate's widow Nobel chief demands to talk with laureate's widow Floods cause devastation in Asia Floods cause devastation in Asia US Navy fired warning shots at Iranian boat US Navy fired warning shots at Iranian boat Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US North Korea threatens nuclear strike on US Musk, Zuckerberg feud over future of A.I. Musk, Zuckerberg feud over future of A.I. Controversial trials underway in Turkey Controversial trials underway in Turkey Southern Lights captured from space station Southern Lights captured from space station Christian prays alongside Muslims in Jerusalem Christian prays alongside Muslims in Jerusalem Play Current Time 0:00 Duration Time 0:06 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00Fullscreen Configuration Now Playing Vatican Treasurer facing... Source: CNN Vatican Treasurer facing sex assault charges 02:16 Story highlights NEW: Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to historical sexual assault offenses, lawyer says He vehemently denies the allegations Melbourne, Australia (CNN)One of the most senior figures in the Vatican will plead not guilty to multiple charges of historical sexual assault offenses, his lawyer told an Australian court on Wednesday. Cardinal George Pell faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court Wednesday for his first hearing since the charges were made by Victoria Police last month. The 76-year-old, who has consistently and strenuously denied the charges, has been given a leave of absence from his role at the Holy See as Secretariat for the Economy while he fights the case in the city where he was once Archbishop. Cardinal Pell (C) walks with a heavy police guard from his barristers Robert Richter office to the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on July 26. Cardinal Pell (C) walks with a heavy police guard from his barristers Robert Richter office to the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on July 26. A huge media scrum followed Pell as he entered and exited the court house, requiring police officers to help clear the way for the cardinal. Both supporters and protestors crowded outside the Magistrates Court for a chance to see the cardinal. Wednesday's brief court hearing marked a significant moment in Australia, where Pell is the country's most senior Catholic. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Lucie Morris-Marr @luciemorrismarr The media scrum and police surrounding Pell as he walked to his barrister offices around the corner was an extraordinary scene. #pel 1:36 AM - 26 Jul 2017 13 13 Retweets 13 13 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Pell is the most senior cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church ever to face criminal charges. The cardinal, who is being represented by one of Australia's leading criminal barristers, Robert Richter QC, has risen through the ranks from working as a young priest in Victoria to the third most powerful figure within the inner sanctum of the Vatican alongside Pope Francis. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016.

International News

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)One of the most senior figures in the Vatican will plead not guilty to multiple charges of historical sexual assault offenses, his lawyer told an Australian court on Wednesday.

Washington (CNN) North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.