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March 15, 2018 3:46 PM TV Africa holds audition for ‘Bumper to Bumper’ dance reality show

Hundreds of young and energetic dancers converged on the premises of TV Africa to take part in the auditioning for the station’s latest TV reality show dubbed “Bumper To Bumper.” The new show, which will bring together the finest dancers and dance groups in the country to compete for mouth-watering cash prizes, started auditioning on March 13. The first 15

March 8, 2018 3:28 PM Iran jails woman for removing headscarf in public

An Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil to protest against a mandatory hijab law has been sentenced to two years in prison, prosecutors say. The woman, who has not been officially named, was found guilty of “encouraging moral corruption”, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said. He added that 21 months of the woman’s sentence had been suspended 14

February 22, 2018 10:18 AM Tanzanian woman jailed 5-yrs for smuggling ‘cocaine’ to Ghana

A Tanzanian food vendor who was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport by officials of Ghana’s Narcotics Control Board, [NACOB], has been handed a five-year jail term in Ghana. Officers of the Narcotics Control Board [NACOB], arrested Ms. Basaida Zena Jafary with 2.3hk of speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with street value of $ 70,000.00. Ms. Zena Jafary 16

February 19, 2018 7:38 AM Specific agency needed to maintain streetlights – Transport c’ttee chair

The Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, says there is the need to have a specific agency that will be responsible for the maintenance of street lights in the country. Although Ghanaians pay for streetlight services, many neighborhoods and highways have malfunctioning streetlights. Residents have often blamed several 25

January 25, 2018 6:14 PM NACOB seizes GHc500,000 worth of ‘wee’

The Narcotics Control Board [NACOB], has impounded a Kia truck with dried leaves suspected to be cannabis at Buokono, near Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region. The estimated gross weight of the seized cannabis is 5 tonnes, with the street value of about GHc 500,000. A statement from NACOB said the enforcement agency received 24

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 22

January 2, 2018 1:46 PM Charterhouse opens nominations for 19th VGMA

Charterhouse Productions Limited, the organisers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have opened nominations for the 19th edition of the awards. In a statement signed by the Head of Communications for Charterhouse, George Quaye, artistes and their managers can pick up nomination forms from the offices of Charterhouse Productions Limited, partner radio 20

December 31, 2017 8:26 AM Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There 22

December 21, 2017 7:42 PM Construction of Asesewa roads to begin in February 2018 – Minister

Asesewa Township roads and other major roads linking farming communities in Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, are set to be constructed in the first quarter of 2018. The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah, who made this revelation at Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region during President Nana Addo’s tour of the Eastern 24

November 28, 2017 3:38 PM Wanlov abandons wrappers for suit [Photo]

For once, Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, known in showbiz as Wanlov the Kubolor, wore suit and shoes. This is unusual of the artist who for many years has put on wrappers and walked bare-footed. His outlandish lifestyle coupled with his controversial lyrical abilities put him in the league of his own. Wanlov took patrons by surprise when he played the role of Mr. Engelmeyer 40