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March 2, 2018 12:30 PM AMA holds massive cleanup exercise on Saturday

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly [AMA] will on Saturday 3rd March, 2018, embark on a massive cleanup exercise in all ten sub-metros of the Assembly. As such, businesses are expected to be closed between 6:00am and 10:00am to ensure full participation of all in the exercise. According to the Assembly, the move is part of efforts aimed at ensuring cleanliness 109

March 1, 2018 4:49 PM Soldiers to help fight ruthless armed robbers – Gov’t

Ghanaians can expect to see military personnel flooding major cities nationwide as part of efforts to halt the surge in robberies and violent crime in some parts of the country. This was announced by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, after Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia called an emergency meeting with top security officials on Thursday following 93

March 1, 2018 6:00 AM Sports Ministry to rehabilitate Azumah Nelson Sports Complex

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), would on Thursday, February 1, cut the sod for the refurbishment at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, as part of efforts to improve sports facilities in the country. The ministry will soon cut the od for work to begin on the ultra-modern sports center to host the various national teams in Ghana. The government 321

March 1, 2018 5:54 AM Ankaful Director hands over facility after staff protest

Embattled Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has handed over management of the facility to the Deputy Director of Pharmaceutical Services, David Otuo Serebuor. This follows months of agitation by staff of the hospital who were demanding his dismissal. “I wish to inform you that effective 27th February, 2018 I handover my duties 111

February 28, 2018 5:07 PM Facebook news feed changes ‘decimated’ publisher

Lifestyle site Little Things says it has had to close after changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithms “decimated” its business. The closure of the female-focused publishing business will result in the loss of 100 jobs. The company focused on a mix of “feel-good news” and videos. Since launching in 2014, it attracted 12 million followers on Facebook 111

February 28, 2018 10:51 AM NPP probes Obiri Boahen’s ‘false claims’ in leaked audio

The governing New Patriotic Party has tasked its Steering Committee to investigate Nana Obiri Boahen, the party’s Deputy General Secretary, for alleging that the presidency donated about GHc50 billion towards the party’s 2017 National Annual Delegates Conference held in Cape Coast in the Central Region. According to the party, the allegation is “palpable 82

February 28, 2018 5:35 AM Food prices increase by 150%; expected to last for 4 months

Consumers should brace themselves to pay more for the same quantity of food they purchase at least for the next four months. It follows the increase in the prices of foodstuffs which is expected to drag for some time. Citi Business News’ checks at some major markets in Accra show that the prices of foodstuffs have shot up between 25 and 150 percent 77

February 27, 2018 7:24 PM C’ttee wants law school interviews scrapped; backs entrance exams

The Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament will recommend that the House approves the provision that allows the Ghana Legal Council to conduct interviews for entrants into the Ghana School of Law. The Committee has, however, rejected proposals for the scrapping of the entrance examinations for admission into the school. The proposed regulations 84

February 27, 2018 4:45 PM Whiskey brand Johnnie Walker to replace famous man for woman

For the first time ever, the top-hatted man who appears on bottles of Johnnie Walker whiskey is being replaced by a woman. Johnnie Walker, which is owned by liquor giant Diageo, said Monday that it will launch a special edition of its Black Label blend next month featuring the female logo. “As a brand that has stood for progress for nearly 200 years 91

February 27, 2018 7:53 AM Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences. The news was published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), but no reason for the sackings was given. They come as the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led 74