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Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen

Politics

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has questioned the moral right of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to accuse them of engaging in post-election violence and taking over state assets.

According to the party, although those acts of violence need to condemned, it is surprised that the NDC is playing victim in the matter.

Mr Koku Anyidoho

Politics

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the diplomatic community against what it believes are deliberate attacks on its members, allegedly by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), following the latter’s victory in the last presidential and parliamentary elections.

Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu - Chairman of Appointments Committee

Politics

All eyes will be on Parliament from Friday, January 20, as the Appointments Committee begins vetting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nominees for ministerial positions.

A timetable released by the Appointments Committee, which is chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, said the committee had set Friday for the screening of the first batch of ministerial nominees.

Some of the new political appointees and minister designates

Politics

Mr Francis  Kojo Smith, a political analyst and lawyer, has  observed that the result of the election points to the fact that there is  a need for radical change in the way of doing things in the country.

Asutifi North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Francis Opoku Sarfo

Politics

The Asutifi North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Francis Opoku Sarfo, has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to focus on his campaign promise to create the Ahafo Region out of the existing Brong Ahafo Region.

Mr Martin Amidu, President Nana Akufo-Addo

Politics

Citizen vigilante Mr Martin Amidu has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make haste slowly and be fairly sure of each step he takes to avoid repeating the mistakes of the previous government.

Many mourners from various places continue to throng the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi to pay their last respects to the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

Today marks the third day of lying in state as part of the burial rites for her.

The breast cancer patient

General News

A 30-year-old breast cancer patient at Pataa in the Nandom District in the Upper West Region, has appealed for support to meet her medical expenses and end the pain she is going through.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong claims the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, rejected a Christmas gift worth $500,000 from a company.

New infections of HIV and AIDS among the middle class and urban working population in Ghana are increasing at an alarming rate and can lead to a serious pandemic in the country, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Ghana has warned.

Dr Emmanuel Dormon speaking at the event PICTURE MAXWELL OCLOO

General News

The Chief of Party of the Agriculture Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Programme, Dr Emmanuel Dormon, says the government’s plans to create thousands of jobs in the agricultural sector cannot be achieved without the aggressive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Gregory Afoko

General News

The Accra High Court has ordered a medical examination to ascertain the health status of Gregory Afoko, the man accused of killing the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama.

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The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.

It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state.

The 12-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after the incident (Picture: Getty Images/Mylo)

International News

A 12-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after allegedly being gang raped by a school principal and three teachers, reports say.

Parveen Bibi told a court in Lahore, Punjab that she killed her daughter "for bringing shame to her family”

International News

A woman in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for burning her daughter alive in a so-called "honor killing" incident.

Parveen Bibi told a court in Lahore, Punjab that she killed her daughter "for bringing shame to her family," police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told CNN Tuesday.

Tonto Dikeh

Showbiz News

No doubt motherhood must be working magic on Nollywood superstar, Tonto Dikeh as the fiery actress took to her Instagram handle last Friday morning to apologise to fellow superstar actress, Mercy Johnson, whom she insulted four years ago, calling her baby “witch bitch’.

Ever since he delivered an outstanding performance last year at the Point of View, a comedy show that got Ghana talking about GhComedy in general, Lekzy De Comic or Lekzy as he is fondly called has been a sensation when it comes to contemporary stand-up comedy. Ghanaians have come to love him not just for his witty sense of humour but also for his peculiar size.

Chairmaster

Showbiz News

The goal of every artiste is to sustain the interest of their audience after their performances and that is what Choirmaster hopes to achieve as he makes new fans at the Adelaide Fringe festival scheduled for the months of February and March in Adelaide, Australia this year.

Isaac Asiamah - Sports Minister desgnate

Sports News

The Ministry of Youth and Sports says it is yet to decide how much the Black Stars will receive for winning their games during the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

Andre Ayew (PHOTO by Senyudzorm Adadevoh)

Sports News

Yesterday's solitary goal against Uganda in the opening Group D game at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), did not only help the Black Stars claim the vital three points, but also helped the scorer, Andre Dede Ayew to join the legends so far as scoring at the AFCON is concerned.

Andre Ayew (PHOTO by Senyudzorm Adadevoh)

Sports News

Ghana’s Black Stars secured an important 1-0 win over The Cranes of Uganda yesterday without playing a very convincing game at the Stade de Port-Gentil in Gabon.

Executive members of Total Ghana displaying the award

Business News

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification by the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS).

Professor Newman Kusi, Executive Director, IFS

Business News

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) says government should consider hedging oil exports against price volatilities. The IFS believes a decision to lock up the price of the nation’s share of crude oil outputs from the Jubilee Field and the TEN Project will ensure that revenue projections from petroleum are not unduly hampered by a global fall in prices of the commodity.

Dr. Nana Yaw Amponsah Adoo

Business News

Ghana’s Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the lead official in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government with the responsibility to rebuild Ghana’s economy.

Lost reality. Weak mind. Weak willpower. What is next? You cannot positively influence your life when you are not emotionally strong. Strength comes from within. Regardless of who your parents are and how much your husband earns, you cannot be a strong woman until you learn how to manage your emotions.

This is the deal with January: it arrives and you have something of an existential crisis. The first month of the year turns up the volume on that self-critical voice in your head – sounds dreary, but sometimes it's exactly what you need to kickstart an ambitious new year.

Truthfully it's no harder to impress a woman than it is to impress anyone else. And yet, men manage to mess this up so phenomenally that guides have been written on how they can best impress a lady to the point that she will agree to hang around them for a while.