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June 22, 2016 4:59 PM WAPCo cuts gas supply to Ghana over unpaid debts

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has suspended the supply of gas from Nigeria to Ghana. Corporate Affairs Director for WAPCo, Harriet Wereko-Brobbey told the BBC the action which was taken on Friday, was as a result of unpaid bills by the Ghana government. The Volta River Authority owes Nigeria's N-Gas about $180 million, while N-Gas in turn owes the Pipeline 35

June 22, 2016 1:18 PM Ghana GDP Growth Rate Climbs in First Quarter as Farming Expands

Ghana’s economic growth quickened in the first quarter as farming output and telecommunication services expanded. Gross domestic product in the West African nation rose 4.9 percent from a year earlier compared with a revised 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter, Philomena Nyarko, government statistician at the Ghana Statistical Service, told reporters in the capital 5

June 22, 2016 6:45 AM Nigeria agrees one-month ceasefire with Delta militants, officials say

Nigeria agrees one-month ceasefire with Delta militants, officials say. PHOTO: Flickr Nigeria has agreed a one-month ceasefire with militants behind recent attacks on oil facilities in its southern Niger Delta, a petroleum ministry official said on Tuesday, as efforts continue to end the unrest that has pushed crude output to 30-year lows. Militants 10

June 21, 2016 8:09 PM No plan for ceasefire in Nigeria’s Delta

Militants say they want a greater share of Nigeria's oil wealth to go to the impoverished Delta region. Crude sales make up about 70 percent of national income and the vast majority of that oil comes from the southern swampland. A petroleum ministry official said the Avengers, who have claimed responsibility for most attacks in the last few weeks that have pushed 14

June 21, 2016 5:55 PM Controversy trails purported ceasefire agreement between FG and Avengers

There are conflicting reports over the purported agreement reached by Federal Government and the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers to cease hostilities for one month pending the outcome of current negotiation efforts. Media reports, citing a source from the Petroleum Ministry said an agreement has been reached for a one-month ceasefire agreement but the militants 24

June 21, 2016 4:27 PM Nigeria’s Claims of 30-Day Truce With Militants Remain Unclear

Hopes of ending weeks of pipeline attacks that have devastated country’s oil production Nigerian officials said Tuesday that the government has clinched a deal for a 30-day truce with Niger Delta militants, though a Twitter account for the most prominent armed group later denied that it had agreed to stop attacking oil facilities. The confusion came as Nigerian 14

June 21, 2016 1:56 PM Abraham Attah to feature in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Young Ghanaian movie star Abraham Attah has landed a new role in Sony-Marvel’s upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ film, months after his breakthrough in the movie industry. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is intended to be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film will be directed 14

June 21, 2016 12:23 PM Pappy Kojo Spotted Driving Yvonne Nelson’s Car (Photos)

Social media rumours have had it for some months now that, rising Ghanaian rapper-Pappy Kojo is the latest to be running through Yvonne Nelson’s project. Yvonne Nelson seems to have an obsession with musicians—think Ice Prine, Iyanya and Jon Germain. Now, the gossip says, she is rocking the boat of Pappy. Yesterday, spotted Pappy 41

June 21, 2016 10:44 AM Expiration dates, why should you care?

Accra, June 20, GNA – Majority of Ghanaians are putting their health at risk as they continue the habit of not checking expiry dates, trademarks and production details of a product. A labelled product clearly shows the expiry date, trademark and production dates, which notifies the consumer of when, how and why a product is manufactured and how it should 26

June 16, 2016 10:28 PM Soil degradation threatens nutrition in Latin America

Las Canoas Lake in the town of Tipitapa, near Managua, dries up every time the El Niño weather phenomenon affects Nicaragua, leaving local residents without fish and without water for their crops. (Credit: Guillermo Flores/IPS) SANTIAGO, Chile, Thursday June 16, 2016, IPS – Curbing soil degradation is essential for ecological sustainability and food security 40