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January 22, 2018 7:31 AM US musician Tom Petty died of ‘accidental drug overdose’

US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family. Petty “suffered from many serious ailments…most significantly a fractured hip”, the statement said. Family members say they believe he was overusing prescription pain medication when he died in October aged 66. Petty found 1

January 21, 2018 3:56 PM Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for George Weah’s inauguration in Liberia

President Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Liberia to witness the swearing-in of the West African country’s new president, George Weah, following an invitation by outgoing leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Nana Addo departed on Sunday afternoon and is expected to return on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The inauguration of George Weah is scheduled to take place

January 21, 2018 11:58 AM Manhunt for 7 Kwabenya police station escapees begin

The Police have begun a manhunt for some seven suspects who were freed from police custody by a group of armed robbers on Sunday dawn. The armed robbers set the inmates who were in cells at the Kwabenya Police District Headquarters free after shooting the officer on duty to death. The Greater Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Efia Tenge

January 17, 2018 6:00 AM Man jailed 18 years for robbing mobile money vendor

A man who attacked and robbed a mobile money vendor at knifepoint of his cash, recharge cards and mobile phones, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison with hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court. Kofi Agyei was handed the jail term after he pleaded guilty to the crime. He said the victim, Sheila Fosua, had closed from work and was returning to the house 15

January 13, 2018 2:42 PM ‘We won’t accept insults from Trump’ – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has condemned US President, Donald Trump for recent derogatory remarks he reportedly made against African countries, saying Ghana will “not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country.” Trump’s alleged description of some nations on the continent as ‘shithole countries’ has not sat well with many, including a number 19

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 13, 2018 9:49 AM Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. US President Donald Trump, a critic of the 2015 accord, said on Friday he would extend sanctions relief over the landmark deal one last time. At the same time the US imposed 23

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

January 11, 2018 8:46 AM Govt to raise 11 billion cedis in Q1 of 2018

Government is seeking to raise GHȼ11,133.91 million in the first quarter of 2018 through debt securities. Of the amount GH¢8,961.30 million will be used to rollover maturities. The remaining GH¢2,164.61 million will be used to meet Government’s financing requirements for the period. A statement issued by the Debt Management Office of the Ministry of Finance 21

January 9, 2018 3:00 PM GRASAG issues 1-week ultimatum to gov’t over unpaid grants

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana [GRASAG], has given the government and Scholarship Secretariat up to Monday, January 15, 2018, to effect payment for their 2016/2017 bursary and thesis grants. According to the Association, the Secretariat’s attempt to change the mode of payment after application for the grants have been made, will only further 18