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March 5, 2018 5:51 PM FDA probes death of 4 persons who died after eating banku

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has commenced investigations into the death of five persons who passed away after eating a meal of banku and okro soup at Akakpokope (Aka-Kpo-Kofe), in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. Four other persons who consumed the meal are reported to be in critical condition. “After eating Banku, they complained 83

March 5, 2018 2:52 PM Bolga: Soldiers ‘assault’ police officer for wearing military shorts

A police officer with the Bolgatanga Special Weapons and Tactics Unit of the Ghana Police Service has been allegedly assaulted by some uniformed men believed to be members of the military. According to an internal communique from the Upper East Regional Police Command, the attack occurred when some soldiers confronted the police officer, Asiamah Raymond 98

March 4, 2018 8:41 AM Driver remanded for possessing firearms

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday, remanded one Fataw Fuseini, a 25-year-old driver for possessing firearms and threatening one Suleiman Alhassan with a gun until March 8. Fataw was remanded, even though his plea was not taken, because of the lack of a Dagbani interpreter at the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector 119

March 3, 2018 2:47 PM US student ‘kills parents in dorm room’

Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a student suspected of shooting dead his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break. James Eric Davis Jr is suspected of gunning down his mother and father in his dormitory a day after he went to hospital for a drug-related issue. The victims are Diva Davis, 47, and James Eric Davis Sr, 48, according 185

March 3, 2018 9:19 AM Northern Region ready for business – Tamale Entertainment chief

For several years, sporadic conflicts in the north have detracted from the beauty of the region, leaving it with nothing but bad press. The situation has arguably rendered the area one of the highly impoverished regions in the country. But it appears that this period is phasing out as chiefs of Tamale are a staging a serious campaign to get investors 148

March 1, 2018 5:17 PM Gov’t orders financial institutions to install CCTV cameras

The government has ordered all financial institutions to install CCTV cameras on their premises as part of efforts to combat the increasing rate of robbery attacks on such institutions. As part of the ongoing ‘Operation Calm Life’, the government has also said there will be increased surveillance of financial institutions, including banks, forex bureaus 109

February 28, 2018 6:33 AM Lion kills woman in South African private game reserve

A woman has been mauled to death by a lioness at a private game reserve north of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria, a local emergency service reports. Netcare 911 spokesman Nick Dollman said the service had responded to a call of a lioness attack in Hammanskraal town. “Tragically, the victim had sustained severe injuries and she died at the scene 89

February 27, 2018 6:46 PM Support wives diagnosed with breast cancer – Husbands advised

Ghanaian men have been advised to support their wives who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The advice was given by the President of Breast Care International (BCI), Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, during a free breast screening session for members of the Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist Church in the Eastern Region. Scores of women who thronged the screening 99

February 27, 2018 11:39 AM Two injured in suspected robbery at North Kaneshie

Two persons are reported to have sustained gunshot wounds from suspected robbers at North Kanashie on Tuesday morning. Gunfire was first heard in the area around a Latex Foam showroom at North Kaneshie where the robbers, believed to be four in number, had crashed their vehicle. It is not clear yet how the suspected robbers crashed their car, and whether 104

February 26, 2018 3:00 PM Mfantseman: Science teachers trained in effective teaching methods

Over 100 basic school science teachers in the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly in the Central Region have attended a two-day intensive capacity building training exercise on how to simplify and improve the teaching of Science for students in the classroom. The initiative carried out by Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, a Science Lecturer and Senior Research Scientist 341