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January 1, 2017 12:52 PM Akufo-Addo standing on NDC's lost moral high ground

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo is not standing on the moral high ground which the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lost, former President Jerry John Rawlings has said. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 35th anniversary of the December 31 revolution that brought the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) into office – the precursor of the NDC – Mr Rawlings 32

January 1, 2017 8:17 AM Army say Shekau’s end near, 15 terrorists killed in Borno

Abuja - The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has said that the days of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, are numbered, calling on his remaining members to surrender to the troops, Punch reports. This is just as no fewer than 15 Boko Haram insurgents were killed by troops on Friday in a battle at Rann in Borno State. The Director, Defence Information, Brig.Gen. Rabe Abubakar 4

December 31, 2016 10:12 PM Wijnaldum, Liverpool's back line grab the headlines vs. Man City

A gritty win and a huge three points for the Reds keeps them hot on the heels of Chelsea entering the new year. They remain six points behind the leaders but they have met every challenge the Londoners have thrown at them in recent weeks. This was the kind of backs to the walls defensive performance -- and clean sheet -- that many experts said was beyond 9

December 31, 2016 5:09 PM Conte: I am pleased Chelsea have changed opinion but it is too early to label us 'super title favourites'

Antonio Conte has praised his Chelsea team for changing people's perceptions but dismissed Arsene Wenger's attempt to label them "super favourites" for the Premier League title. In a move that could be interpreted as the veteran Arsenal manager firing the first shots in this term's title race mind-games, Wenger claimed the top-flight crown is "[Chelsea's] 11

December 31, 2016 4:52 AM Syria conflict: UN to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

The UN Security Council will vote on a Russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in Syria. The draft text calls for rapid access for the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Syria. It also expresses support for a political process to end the conflict, with talks between the government and opposition, brokered by Russia and Turkey, due in Kazakhstan 8

December 31, 2016 4:27 AM Rio: Greek ambassador 'murdered by wife and her lover'

Kyriakos Amiridis' wife denies participating in killing but says she knew of crime as police question her account. Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, officials said. The envoy, Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was killed on Monday by the officer, Sergio Gomez 17

December 30, 2016 10:14 PM Michael Dawson and Robert Snodgrass give Hull City fans hope for 2017

Hull City rounded off a turbulent calendar year with their 13th point of the season to climb off the foot of the Premier League table, but there was a familiar sense of deflation found at the KCOM Stadium. Everton twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw, cancelling out the goals of Michael Dawson and Robert Snodgrass. David Marshall's dreadful own goal was the first 19

December 30, 2016 2:11 PM We did a good job – Committee defends salary increase for Article 71 office holders

The Presidential Committee on Emoluments has mounted a strong defence for its recommendation for a 10 percent upward salary adjustment for President John Mahama and other Article 71 office holders. A Labour Economist, Dr William Baah Boateng, who is a member of the committee, told Joy News in an exclusive interview that the recommendations for the salary 15

December 30, 2016 10:28 AM Services sector still major contributor in Ghana’s economy

Provisional figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service shows that the Services sector is still the major contributor in Ghana’s economy. The sector recorded the highest growth of 4.7 per cent boosted by transport and storage, information and communication, public administration, defence and social security 5

December 30, 2016 7:35 AM Syria ceasefire begins, but is shaky with early clashes

A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey which back opposing sides in the conflict, got off to a shaky start after midnight on Friday (2200 GMT on Thursday) in the latest attempt to end nearly six years of bloodshed. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced the ceasefire on Thursday 14