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December 4, 2017 11:19 AM Students angry over schools’ closure for Asantehemaa’s funeral rites

Some students in the Kumasi Metropolis are displeased with the suspension of classes today [Monday], in line with activities put in place by the Manhyia Palace for the observation of the final funeral rites of the late Asante Queen Mother, Afia Kobe Ampem II. Students reported to school this morning only to be told there will be no teaching and learning 202

December 3, 2017 5:06 PM Kumasi schools to close down over late Asantemaa’s funeral rites

Schools in the Kumasi Metropolis and the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region will be closed on Monday, December 4, 2017 to pave way for the commemoration of the final funeral rites of the late Asantemaa in the region. This was announced by the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement. In the statement 113

November 24, 2017 7:29 AM Joselyn Dumas wins at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas was named ‘Best Actress’ at the recently held Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival for her lead role in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Potato Potahto’. The movie, a romantic comedy, was premiered in Lagos last week and is expected to be premiered in Accra, at the Silverbird Cinema on November 30, 2017. ‘Potato Potahto’ 116

November 2, 2017 9:54 AM Interdicted UEW VC, others not arrested – UTAG

The leadership of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has challenged reports of the arrest of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). In a statement Wednesday, it denied claims that Prof. Avoke has been summoned by EOCO. It said the professor is innocent of all charges 103

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 114

November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Manchester United player Marouane Fellaini's reported 'visit' to Istanbul explained

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract at Man Utd next summer and has been linked with a move to Galatasaray or Besiktas. For a while, Manchester United supporters fretted that Marouane Fellaini had become the latest footballer to succumb to the social media craze of 'come to Besiktas'. Fortunately, that picture of 'him' in Istanbul was not of Fellaini 139

November 2, 2017 6:55 AM ‘I will be an action-oriented President’ – Spio-Garbrah

Former Trade Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, may soon emerge as the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s flagbearer for the next general election if he is successful in the party’s primaries next year. The experienced politician and former diplomat said he is ready to lead the party to reclaim power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 Presidential 165

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 131

November 2, 2017 12:52 AM Energy Minister wants Ameri deal reviewed

The Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has supported moves to have the $510 million AMERI Power deal revoked over possible breaches of the original deal approved by Parliament. Responding to questions before Parliament's Energy and Mines Committee Wednesday, he said, “both parties can consent to set aside the agreement for renegotiation, that is an option 88

November 1, 2017 6:46 PM COCOBOD built Bole guest house for Mahama’s comfort – CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has accused former President John Mahama of influencing the construction of an “unnecessary guest house” using funds belonging to COCOBOD. According to him, the guest house was built in John Mahama’s hometown, Bole for his personal comfort while in office. Speaking at a press 80