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March 17, 2018 11:22 AM V/Region: Magician dies from self-inflicted knife wounds

A 29-year-old man who believed he had spiritual protection from knife cuts died days after cutting himself with two sharp knives at Afokpa Kope at Fodzoku in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region. Afelete Amewuga, who was a member of Korku, a group believed to have spiritually fortified its members from knife injuries, died after his magical act failed 109

March 17, 2018 11:18 AM Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing faces closure over insanitary conditions

The Environmental Health Director of the Old Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti Region, A.G Offin Boateng, has indicated that his outfit will ensure the closure of the Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing Training School for flouting sanitation laws. The school is reported to have directed its sewage pipe, to a nearby open drain, dumping faecal matter directly into it at Tafo Nhyiaeso 101

March 16, 2018 1:39 PM Malaysian ‘snake-handling celebrity’ dies of cobra bite

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who’d allegedly married his pet snake. But he was admitted to hospital on Monday after being bitten a cobra during 94

March 15, 2018 7:27 AM Messi scores twice as Barcelona knock Chelsea out of Champions League

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage with an error-ridden display against Barcelona. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds in the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after 141

March 15, 2018 6:00 AM Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted at the Hospital 106

March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The pages 116

March 14, 2018 3:14 PM Inflation increases to 10.6% in February

This represents a 0.3 percent rise in the inflation rate compared to the January 2018 inflation of 10.3 percent. Inflation measures the average change over time in the general prices of goods and services purchased by consumers within a particular period of time. The Acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh attributed the increase to the marginal 115

March 14, 2018 11:32 AM Supreme Court throws out $60m judgment debt case against NIB

The Supreme has dismissed a review application seeking to overturn its own decision that quashed a $60 million judgment debt that the National Investment Bank (NIB), was to pay to Dominion Corporate Trustees Limited on the orders of an Accra High Court in 2013. According to the panel of seven justices of the Supreme Court, the the review suit filed by Dominion 117

March 13, 2018 7:31 AM Conflict of interest claims against me ‘nonsense’ – NLA Boss

The Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei Ameyaw, has rubbished allegations of conflict of interest against him, following reports that he may have played a role in the award of a contract to his sister-in-law. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ameyaw said the claims are coming from persons unhappy with his attempts to restructure 108

March 12, 2018 12:03 PM At least 39 dead as plane crashes at Kathmandu airport

At least 39 people are dead after a plane crashed on the runway while landing at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane told CNN. The aircraft, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, caught fire while landing at 2:15 p.m. local time, the police spokesman said. The plane 97