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January 17, 2018 4:31 PM N/R: Infrastructure deficit impeding teaching of ICT

The Gbolo Alzariya English and Arabic Primary school in the Sagnarigu district is one of many schools in the Northern Region without Information Communication and Technology (ICT) laboratories and tools. The school’s headmistress, Madam Mahama Maria, revealed to Citi News that the only laptop used for teaching the pupils has been out of commission since 12

January 13, 2018 12:32 PM Two arrested in connection with Bimbilla shooting

Two persons have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s shooting at Bimbilla in the Northern Region which left three persons dead and seven others hospitalized. The Northern Regional Security Council deployed a 30-man security reinforcement team to the area on Friday following the incident. According to him, people were, on Saturday, seen going 19

January 12, 2018 5:51 PM Bimbilla curfew reviewed after sporadic gunfire

The Ministry of Interior has reviewed the curfew it imposed on the Bimbilla Township following recent reports of sporadic gunfire in the area. The curfew, which previously spanned six hours from 10:00pm to 4:00am has been reviewed to the period from dusk to dawn [6:00pm to 6:00am] effective today, Friday, January 12, 2018. “The Minister of the Interior 23

December 17, 2017 9:52 AM BoG builds two-storey classroom block for Tamale school

Ghana’s Central Bank has constructed two-storey building for Tamale’s premier public English/Arabic school, Nuri Islam located at Warizyehi in the Tamale Metropolitan Area. The modern edifice has eight classrooms and other ancillary facilities such as a toilet, urinal, a staff common room and an office for the headmistress. Professor Amin Alhassan 29

December 8, 2017 1:55 PM Damba Festival climaxes with dazzling durbar [Photos]

The 2017 Damba Festival climaxed with a durbar of chiefs at the Dapkema Palace in Tamale. The Damba festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Nalerigu, Tamale and Wa in the Northern and Upper West Regions in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding with the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal. Damba is also widely celebrated 46

December 6, 2017 1:50 PM Six feared dead in chieftaincy clash in East Gonja

Six people are feared dead with scores injured following gunfire exchanges between Kalampor and Kafaba, two farming communities near Salaga in the East Gonja district of the Northern region at dawn of Wednesday. Residents link the clashes between the two communities to a long-standing chieftaincy dispute over who is the rightful ruler of the Kafaba and Kalampor 37

December 4, 2017 12:14 PM GRA official grabbed for stealing GH¢2m

Fuseini Hamza, a 41-year-old cashier at the Small Tax Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in Tamale, has appeared before a Tamale High Court for allegedly stealing an amount of GH¢2,043,774.30 belonging to the state. He was charged with two counts of stealing, contrary to Section 124(1) of Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and money laundering 30

November 2, 2017 9:36 AM Mahama had no hand in COCOBOD guest house – Mogtari

The office of John Mahama has refuted claims that the former president influenced the construction of a guest house in his hometown of Bole, in the Northern Region, using funds belonging to the Ghana Cocoa Board, for his personal comfort. A statement signed by his aide, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, clarified that, the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana Research 36

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 29

November 1, 2017 8:47 PM Rampaging NPP youth will be convicted; we have enough evidence- Police

Tamale Police say they are ready to clamp down on lawless activities by rampaging New Patriotic Party youth who have decided to hold political leaders hostage. Police spokesperson ASP Mohammed Tanko told Joy News’ Emefa Appau the youth “will not dare” because when they do, the full force of the police will descend on them. According to him, the police 16