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  • Abuse of Tramadol pain killer increases among Ghanaian youth [Report]

    March 26, 2018 5:15 PM 29

    There is a growing trend of Tramadol abuse among Ghanaian youth in some parts of the country. Recent surveys have shown the drug is also used among market women, drivers, and in some cases, students. The abuse of Tramadol, a pain relief drug, according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital

  • Male shoppers sweep prizes in malls’ Holiday Travel Trivia final

    March 26, 2018 3:51 PM 34

    The triple travel trivia promotion closed at the weekend with a keenly-contested game of wits which ended with an all-male haul for the three slots of all-expense-paid trips to international holiday destinations. Shoppers Jacob Acquah, a staff of the Mechanical Workshop (Cinema Section) of the Ministry of Information, Kingsley Kusi Asomah, an aluminium

  • Errors cost us against AshGold, not tactics – Hearts boss Wellington

    March 26, 2018 2:16 PM 31

    Hearts of Oak Head Coach, Henry Wellington, has defended his tactics in their 3-1 defeat to AshGold, and pointed out the schoolboy errors from his players as the reason for the defeat. Hearts were outclassed and easily dispatched by the Miners, in what was their first game at their adopted home ground in Cape Coast. The Phobians looked flat and disjointed

  • Egypt elections: Favourite Sisi seeks high turnout in polls

    March 26, 2018 11:46 AM 37

    Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with turnout the main focus after all serious opposition withdrew complaining of repression. Polling stations will be open for three days and Sisi, a former military commander, has urged Egyptians to vote, hinting that he sees the election

  • Aguero reiterates desire to return to Argentina in 2020

    March 26, 2018 9:35 AM 38

    Sergio Aguero has reiterated his desire to return to Independiente when his contract at Manchester City expires. The 29-year-old joined City in 2011, signing from La Liga side Atletico Madrid. During his six years in Manchester, Aguero has been prolific and has become a legendary figure. He has just over two years left on his contract at the Etihad and says he wants

  • Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

    March 26, 2018 6:30 AM 45

    Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including

  • Ghana’s debt hits GH¢142.5bn, reaches 69.8% of GDP

    March 25, 2018 7:07 PM 44

    New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 69.8 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has almost hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned

  • Ghana’s debt now GH¢142bn; reaches dreaded 70% to GDP

    March 25, 2018 5:15 PM 50

    New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 70 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned against

  • Tim Cook calls for stronger privacy laws after Facebook scandal

    March 25, 2018 2:10 PM 46

    Tim Cook looks at Facebook’s messy Cambridge Analytica affair as something of a wake-up call. The Apple CEO has largely kept quiet on privacy issues since Facebook’s troubles sprung up last week. That’s when we learned that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica quietly, deceptively gathered data belonging to more than 50 million Facebook

  • #MOGO2018 underway at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

    March 24, 2018 8:31 PM 45

    The 2018 edition of Music of Ghana Origin (MOGO) organised by Citi 97.3 FM, is currently ongoing at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. Over the years, Citi FM has celebrated indigenous Ghana music by featuring great Ghanaian music legends whose songs are rooted in music of Ghanaian origin. This year’s MOGO features the ‘native son’ of Ghanaian music