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October 25, 2017 12:01 AM President Buhari returns to Abuja

Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the 4th meeting of the Presidential Task Force on the ECOWAS Common Currency Programme, in Niamey, Republic of Niger. The President’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Bashir Ahmed, confirmed this development on his twitter handle on Tuesday in Abuja. Member-countries of the ECOWAS 85

October 24, 2017 7:12 PM ECOWAS leaders pledge to fast-track common currency programme

Niamey, Oct. 24, GNA - ECOWAS leaders have committed to fast-track measures leading to the creation and use of a single currency for the economic bloc by 2020. At the Fourth Meeting of the Presidential Taskforce on a common currency for the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) that took place in the Nigerien capital, Niamey on Tuesday, the leaders pledged 71

October 24, 2017 1:58 AM Rise in number of foreign students reflects country's bright prospects

International students come to China to study in Sino-foreign joint-venture universities. (Photo provided to China Daily) In fact, China became the destination for the third-largest number of overseas students three years ago. Statistics from the Ministry of Education show more than 377,000 overseas students studied in China in 2014, and the number hit about 81

October 23, 2017 7:54 PM AMA resilience team,100RC & Dalberg tour Achimota waste transfer station

The Chief Resilience Officer, Desmond Appiah, on Friday led stakeholders from 100RC, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Resilience Team and DALBERG to tour Zoomlion’s Waste Transfer Station at Achimota. The purpose of the visit according to Mr. Appiah, is to learn about their operations in Accra, and appreciate the interdependent concerns with the shocks 57

October 19, 2017 7:26 PM Government committed to efforts to battle climate change

Accra, Oct. 19, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday pledged government’s commitment to back efforts at stemming forest degradation and deforestation, a critical factor in the fight against global climate change. He said all efforts to arrest climate change was a priority of his government, because the phenomenon was the most compelling 47

October 19, 2017 5:44 PM “Fight Against Deforestation, Degradation Critical To Tackling Climate Change” – Prez Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the fight against deforestation and forest degradation is critical to Ghana’s successes of tackling Climate Change. With Climate Change being, perhaps, the biggest threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, President Akufo-Addo noted that it is fast becoming a developmental 25

October 18, 2017 7:42 PM If AMERI deal stinks, go to court – Minority dares Majority

The Minority in Parliament has challenged the Majority to head to court if it believes the $510m AMERI Power deal signed in 2015 was fraudulent. The opposition lawmakers said they will support moves to review the contract if their political opponents are able to produce documents that point to fraud. Until proven otherwise, former Deputy Power Minister 48

October 16, 2017 2:26 PM Update: Marwako gas leakage threat neutralised

Threats of a gas explosion at Marwako restaurant at La in Accra have been neutralised, Fire service officials have said. This was after workers in and around the Marwako restuarant were evacuated by Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) officers following fears of a possible gas leakage. Residents and commuters said they could smell the leaked gas, prompting 45

October 16, 2017 12:22 PM Lola Kassim now leads Uber West Africa

Ridesharing app for fast and reliable rides, Uber, has announced Lola Kassim as its new General Manager for West Africa. Her appointment comes after her predecessor, Ebi Atawodi, was made Product Manager, Global Payments Growth for Uber worldwide. She worked at McKinsey and Company for three and a half years, before joining Uber. She also worked as a governance 46

October 15, 2017 7:12 AM When jittery, divided S-West APC leaders gathered in Ibadan

High-wire political maneuver played out during the meeting of All Progressives Congress, APC, governors, ministers and others political office holders from the Southwest of Nigeria, held in Ibadan last Thursday. The meeting, which was hosted by Senator Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo State, was held inside the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Ibadan 85