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  • 3 hours #WAI: Desist from reckless driving or be sanctioned -GRA warns its drivers CNR
    The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has warned its drivers against reckless driving. GRA was compelled to issue the directive following Citi FM/Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline campaign which is exposing such impunity on roads in the country. According to the Authority, such driving has put its name into disrepute after some of its chauffeurs were captured on camera violating some of the road traffic regulations. The GRA in a statement signed by its Commissioner-General,  Emmanuel Kofi Nti said the authority had received reports that some its uniformed officers in official vehicles have been violating traffic regulations with impunity. “This indiscipline driving ... more
  • 3 hours Mahama being dishonest with Kyebi road claim – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says former President John Mahama is being dishonest when he said the government had prioritised roads in the President’s hometown, Kyebi. Mr. Mahama suggested that goverment was undertaking such road projects at the expense of the more socio-economically significant Eastern Corridor road. In his response, The Minister said the Kyebi road was a state project taken off the cocoa roads list just like “many other roads that have been taken out and are being funded through various sources.” “It is just political disingenuity to try and pick on this and begin to pit the ... more
  • 4 hours Get PR personnel to speak for you – Joyce Mogtari advises EC CNR
    Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, wants the Electoral Commission (EC) to consider engaging public relations personnel to handle the communications of the Commission urgently. According to her, the practice where the commissioner and her deputy continuously engage the media is hurting the reputation of the Commission. The EC has said that its former Director of Communications has been re-assigned as part of a restructuring exercise, leaving Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Bossman Asare to speak to issues until a replacement is found. Speaking on Breakfast Daily on Citi TV, Joyce Bawa Mogtari maintained that the ... more
  • 5 hours Ghana on high alert over possible terror attacks – Ambrose Dery CNR
    The Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery has reiterated the country’s high alertness on terrorist attacks. This follows similar disturbances in Burkina Faso which have forced some of its nationals to migrate to the northern parts of Ghana. According to the Interior Minister, a stronger collaboration among state security agencies will avert such terrorist attacks in Ghana. The Interior Minister said the recent disturbances in Ghana’s Northern neighbours is not only a security concern but also a wake-up call for Ghana. Speaking at a meeting of regional commanders of the Ghana Immigration Service, Mr. Ambrose Dery was of the view that the ... more
  • 5 hours We’ll deliver all factories before 2020 – 1D1F secretariat CNR
    National Coordinator for the One-District-One-Factory project, Gifty Ohene-Konadu has said the government is on course to deliver factories in every district of the country before the 2020 general elections. According to the coordinator, fruitful engagement with stakeholders has positioned the secretariat in a firm manner to collaborate and to bring forth several factories as promised. In an interview with Citi News at the launch of Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited Plantation and construction of an avocado factory at Akyem Nkroso in the Eastern Region, the National Coordinator of 1D1F, Madam Gifty Ohene Konadu said she is optimistic her secretariat will ... more
  • 6 hours Special Prosecutor’s challenges worrying – Batidam CNR
    A former African Union Anti-Corruption Advisory Board member, Daniel Batidam has described as worrying the suspension of a police officer seconded to the office of the Special Prosecutor. Citi News sighted documents signed by the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, querying and suspending Detective Sergeant Yaa Boakyewaa for allegedly leaking confidential information. The Special Prosecutor also wrote to the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu explaining that the police officer was unfit for his office. Mr. Batidam, who also served as former President Mahama’s Advisor on Governance and Corruption said the situation at the Independent prosecutor’s office is dangerous. “It is ... more
  • 7 hours We’re plan to acquire our own biometric data centre and IT systems – EC CNR
    The Electoral Commission (EC) is taking steps to secure its own Information Technology Systems and Biometric Data Centre to manage election results and data. The Commission has said it will no longer use STL, an information technology company, that has been managing its data after acquiring its own equipment. The move is to enable the EC to have full control of its systems and reduce the monies being paid to the company to maintain its data. The Electoral Commission pays four million dollars annually to the company to manage the data. Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, ... more
  • 7 hours We plan to acquire our own biometric data centre, IT systems – EC CNR
    The Electoral Commission (EC) is taking steps to secure its own Information Technology Systems and Biometric Data Centre to manage election results and data. The Commission has said it will no longer use STL, an information technology company, that has been managing its data after acquiring its own equipment. The move is to enable the EC to have full control of its systems and reduce the monies being paid to the company to maintain its data. The Electoral Commission pays four million dollars annually to the company to manage the data. Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, ... more
  • 8 hours Takoradi: Two fishermen arrested for breaching fishing ban CNR
    The Takoradi Habour Marine Police have arrested two fishermen from New Takoradi for breaching the closed-season which took effect on Wednesday 15th May 2019. Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Marine Police Commander, ACP Seidu Iddi said the community members arrested the two suspects and took them to the Chief Fishermen’s house before the police were brought in. He said the two have been given self-recognizance bail. Meanwhile, the Western Regional Fisheries Director, Godfrey Tsibu who is leading the enforcement of the fishing ban narrating the incident to Citi News said adequate fine would be given to the two ... more
  • 8 hours Leader of demo against closure of radio stations’ car vandalized CNR
    Convener for the Free Media Vanguard, Prince Minkah is reporting an alleged act of vandalism at his home last night. The attack comes less than 24 hours after his group embarked on a procession to protest the closure of some media houses by the National Communications Authority (NCA). The group had described the closure of the stations as a form of suppression of media freedom. In a Citi News interview, Mr. Minkah said he will not rule out the possibility of the attack being a reaction to their march on Tuesday. He said his vehicle was broken into by ... more
  • 8 hours Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy granted GHc50,000 bail each after court appearance CNR
    Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have pleaded not guilty to charges they are facing over their involvement in the disturbances that marred the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Shatta Wale is facing a charge of offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace while Stonebwoy has been charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace and display of a firearm in public without permission. The two were put before a court in Accra today, Wednesday. The court presided over by Magistrate Isaac Addo granted the two bail at a cost of GHc 50,000 with one surety each. Lawyers Jerry Avenyor and Selali ... more
  • 9 hours Road safety regulations must be strictly enforced – Bishop James Saah CNR
    The Senior Bishop of Action Chapel International, Bishop James Saah has described Citi FM/Citi TV’s campaign on indiscipline on the roads as a step in the direction. About two weeks ago, management and staff of Citi FM and Citi TV launched a campaign against the growing spate of indiscipline on roads. According to Bishop Saah who revealed his fears when driving on some roads in the country, successive governments have failed to ensure strict application of laws to deal with the growing indiscipline on the country’s roads. In an interview with Citi News on the sidelines of the 30th Anniversary ... more
  • 10 hours Asamoah Gyan rescinds retirement decision after Nana Addo’s intervention CNR -Sports
    Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his decision to retire from international football ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Gyan took to his twitter handle to announce the u-turn, which he said was influenced by a conversation with President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday. “A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” the striker said on Twitter. “I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy.” Gyan first walked away from the ... more
  • 10 hours Asamoah Gyan rescinds retirement decision after Nana Addo’s intervention CNR
    Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his decision to retire from international football ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Gyan took to his twitter handle to announce the u-turn, which he said was influenced by a conversation with President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday. “A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” the striker said on Twitter. “I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy.” Gyan first walked away from the ... more
  • 11 hours Terminal 3 flooding disgraceful [Article] CNR -Opinion
    The annual ritual of floods in Accra has really become overwhelming. The horrendous havoc of the rains continues to show how punctured our garments of leadership have become. Nature blesses us with rains, but it becomes a disaster because we are a people notoriously irresponsible. Fact is that in any society where laws and systems are dysfunctional, human beings behave like animals, and that is what has become the lot of residents of Accra, the capital city of our dear nation. That is why we generate garbage and dump same into the poor drainage systems we have in the city. ... more
  • 12 hours C/R: CID probes police bribery case at Assin Fosu CNR
    The Central Regional Police Command is calling on the general public to volunteer credible information in the matter where a Police Officer was seen in a viral video allegedly taking bribe from a civilian at Assin Fosu in the Central Region. The video was later posted on several social media platforms, the Regional Police Command said. In the video Sergeant Augustine Owusu Ansah with service number 45533G  was seen taking money from civilians after meeting them at a fuel station at Assin Fosu in a bid to help them to perpetuate their criminal acts. He was also seen boasting of ... more
  • 13 hours EC can’t rig elections, not even for my father – Jean Mensa replies critics CNR
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa has discounted claims that her outfit is capable of rigging an election. “It is not possible to rig the elections, even if my father is running for President,” she said. Jean Mensa’s comments come days after former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama questioned the neutrality of the leadership of the elections management body ahead of the 2020 polls. Coming on the back of tensions between the NDC and the EC, Mr. Mahama told Citi News “we have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair… the ... more
  • 13 hours EC can’t rig elections, not even for my father – Jean Mensa replies critics CNR -Politics
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa has discounted claims that her outfit is capable of rigging an election. “It is not possible to rig the elections, even if my father is running for President,” she said. Jean Mensa’s comments come days after former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama questioned the neutrality of the leadership of the elections management body ahead of the 2020 polls. Coming on the back of tensions between the NDC and the EC, Mr. Mahama told Citi News “we have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair… the ... more
  • 13 hours A/R: 9-year-old missing after downpour in Tafo CNR
    A nine-year-old girl from Tafo in the Ashanti region is reportedly missing after Monday’s heavy rains. The about two-hour rains led to flooding in some parts of the Ashanti region including Anloga Junction, Aboabo, Kejetia and Tafo. Anloga Junction, Tafo, Kejetia and Aboabo are some of the places that were hard hit. At the Anloga Junction, the flood waters spread to nearby filling and gas stations. Parts of the Anloga junction- Afful Nkwanta stretch were affected and some stationary cars were submerged. Adults were spotted taking children to safety. The girl, Kudisiya Awudu’s mother, Salamatu Awudu, while it was raining, ... more
  • 13 hours Chereponi: One dead, 13 arrested in reprisal attack CNR
    13 persons have been arrested following reprisal attacks in Chereponi in the North East Region. Confirming this on Eyewitness News, the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Yusif Tanko, said one death was recorded in the attack and the body has been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. “In total 13 persons have been arrested with one person dead. The body is currently at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. We also retrieved about 5 guns and we are on the grounds firmly and trying to bring the situation under control,” he said. He also confirmed the shooting incident involving the ... more
  • 14 hours Mahama’s recent comments on gov’t politically mischievous – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has accused former President John Mahama of massaging the truth and hiding behind politics to cause more harm in the country. John Dramani Mahama recently expressed concerns over what he describes as the Akufo- Addo administration’s penchant for blaming the previous government for its woes. He also said that the recent shut down of radio stations by the NCA is politically motivated and urged the President to intervene. He also believes freedom of the media is under threat under the Akufo-Addo administration because the government has failed to protect the rights and lives ... more
  • 14 hours Mahama’s recent comments on gov’t politically mischievous – Oppong Nkrumah CNR -Politics
    The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has accused former President John Mahama of massaging the truth and hiding behind politics to cause more harm in the country. John Dramani Mahama recently expressed concerns over what he describes as the Akufo- Addo administration’s penchant for blaming the previous government for its woes. He also said that the recent shut down of radio stations by the NCA is politically motivated and urged the President to intervene. He also believes freedom of the media is under threat under the Akufo-Addo administration because the government has failed to protect the rights and lives ... more
  • 14 hours V/Region: 54-year-old man arrested for murdering his wife CNR
    The Ho municipal police command has arrested a 54-year-old man who allegedly murdered his wife in Hordzo, a suburb of Ho. Emmanuel Dorfe who was to appear before the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of Police last week over a case between him and his wife, ambushed her while she was on her way to church and allegedly butchered her to death. The mother of the deceased, Helena Azameti, told Citi News that the couple have had issues concerning the upkeep of their children for the past 10 years. “He wasn’t taking care of the children and the woman reported ... more
  • 14 hours Families of kidnapped Takoradi girls demand CID boss’ removal CNR
    The families of the three Takoradi kidnapped girls are demanding the removal of the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Dankwa. The families who say the CID Boss’ recent U-turn on the whereabouts of the girls only deepened their pain, therefore her continuous stay in office is unacceptable because it will affect investigations. The families made the call when officials of the Ghana National Gas Company paid them a visit. The girls have been missing since the last quarter of 2018. The pains of the families were further worsened after the Police CID Director-General, COP ... more
  • 14 hours CHRAJ Director advocates for non-custodial sentences to decongest prisons CNR
    The Eastern Regional Director of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Stephen Okpoti-Mensah, is advocating for non-custodial sentences to help to decongest the prisons. He noted that conditions prevailing in prisons notably, congestion, low food rations and inadequate bedding are not the best and it was important for alternative punishments to be considered so that too many offenders were not sent to the prisons. Mr Okpoti-Mensah was briefing the media after touring the Koforidua prisons in line with the CHRAJ’s mandate as a human rights institution. He said CHRAJ in accordance with international practice and standards is ... more
  • 22 hours Shatta Wale’s management apologizes for VGMA brawl CNR
    The management of dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has officially apologized for the brawl that marred the 20th edition of the Ghana Music Awards event held last Saturday. “Management of Shatta Wale wishes to render a sincere apology to all patrons of the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), viewers of the event around the world, organizers of the awards, Charterhouse Productions, title sponsors, Vodafone Ghana and all Shatta Movement fans worldwide for the unfortunate incident that happened during the recently held VGMA. We further apologize for all the inconveniences caused on the night and afterwards,” a statement ... more
  • 23 hours Serwaa Amihere writes: A musical feud carried too far CNR -Opinion
    Before venturing into news and current affairs, I was a bit-part entertainment pundit. Entertainment has never really left my bloodstream and I continue to follow the sector keenly. So, l caught the bug of anticipation and expectation like everyone else when Charter House set the date for the VGMA 20-a reference to the 20th edition of what has become the biggest night of entertainment in Ghana. The night got off to a good start last Saturday, with Giovanni Caleb and Sika holding down the red-carpet moment remarkably. The red-carpet parade itself, was a spectacle on its own. Those of us ... more
  • 23 hours Rescind your decision to retire – Nana Addo urges Asamoah Gyan CNR
    President Akufo-Addo is urging former skipper of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan to rescind his decision to quit the team and permanently retire from playing for the senior national soccer team. This is according to the report of the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin who said the president engaged Asamoah Gyan in a phone conversation on Tuesday over the latter’s decision. President Akufo-Addo had earlier in the day invited the Head coach of the Black Stars, Coach Kwesi Appiah to the Jubilee House over the matter. Gyan announced his decision to retire on Monday in a press statement ... more
  • 1 day Nana Addo inspects dredging of Odaw river, Kaneshie storm drain works CNR
    President Nana  Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, inspected ongoing dredging works on the Odaw river, and the construction of a storm drain at Kaneshie 1st Light, in Accra. Accompanied by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey; Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah; Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama; and the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, President Akufo-Addo’s first port of call was the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. The engineer on site, Wise Ametefe, told President Akufo-Addo that the dredging works currently ongoing are not limited to the Odaw River only, but to the Korle ... more
  • 1 day We once fought over a woman for a month – Keche CNR -LS
    Ghanaian music duo, Keche have disclosed that they once fought over the same woman. Speaking to Jessica Opare Saforo and Osei Kwame on Citi FM‘s ‘Traffic Avenue‘ on Tuesday, the ‘Aluguitugui’ hitmakers recounted how a lady stoked a fight between them. For most music groups, disagreements that usually end up in breakups are as a result of women or money – but Keche even after suffering that situation, have remained stronger together. “Once it [was over] a woman. It started in a flight. We were going to Amsterdam, I was just going through the chats I had with the lady ... more
  • 1 day Drag Jammeh to Ghana to face sanctions over 2005 massacre – Short to Gov’t CNR
    A former Head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative, CHRAJ, Justice Emile Short, wants government to take urgent steps to bring former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh to Ghana, to face justice for the massacre of some 44 Ghanaians in 2005. Under a coalition of Civil Society groups called CSO Coalition Partners on Justice to Jammeh Ghana Campaign, efforts are being made to get the government of Ghana to bring Jammeh to the country to face the courts. In 2005, some Ghanaians who were in the Gambia attempting to join a vessel to Europe were allegedly killed by forces ... more
  • 1 day E/R: PDS suspends disconnection exercise at Kpongunor after residents protest CNR
    The Power Distribution Services (PDS) has suspended an ongoing disconnection exercise at  Kpongunor. Officials from PDS began a mass disconnection exercise last week from Kpong and Nuaso, but were restricted from carrying out a lawful disconnection exercise when they arrived at Kpongunor. The Odumase Krobo District Police Commander, ASP Harry Selormey, told Citi News the PDS team has suspended the disconnection exercise in the area until further notice. “For the past two years, there has been a back and forth with payment of the bills in the Krobo area. Somewhere last week, we had a communication from the PDS through ... more
  • 1 day Martin Amidu suspends staff for leaking documents CNR
    The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has taken disciplinary action against one of his staff, PW/D. Sgt. Yaa Boakyewaa, for leaking confidential information and documents to unauthorized persons. According to Mr. Amidu, he has handed her an indefinite suspension and wants the Inspector General of Police to remove her from his office. This was captured in a letter addressed to the IGP and sighted by Citi News. In the letter explaining the basis for her suspension and call for her removal from the office, Martin Amidu insisted that the officer in question showed gross insubordination and impudence in his presence when ... more
  • 1 day Martin Amidu suspends ‘indisciplined’ staff; writes to IGP for her removal CNR
    The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has taken disciplinary action against one of his staff, PW/D. Sgt. Yaa Boakyewaa, for leaking confidential information and documents to unauthorized persons. According to Mr. Amidu, he has handed her an indefinite suspension and wants the Inspector General of Police to remove her from his office. This was captured in a letter addressed to the IGP and sighted by Citi News. In the letter explaining the basis for her suspension and call for her removal from the office, Martin Amidu insisted that the officer in question showed gross insubordination and impudence in his presence when ... more
  • 1 day U/W: Ghana Immigration Service profiling Burkinabe immigrants CNR
    Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West Region have commenced a mass registration exercise of all illegal immigrants who have pitched camp in some communities in the municipality. The exercise follows an influx of Burkinabe nationals who fled their country to settle in the area because of attacks in northern Burkina Faso. The Sissala East Municipal Security Council led by officials by the Ghana Immigration Service visited some of the settlements. The sector commander of the Immigration Service in Tumu, Emmanuel Donko said the service is currently profiling all the immigrants. “The ... more
  • 1 day U/W: Ghana Immigration service profiling Burkinabe immigrants CNR
    Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West Region have commenced a mass registration exercise of all illegal immigrants who have pitched camp in some communities in the municipality. The exercise follows an influx of Burkinabe nationals who fled their country to settle in the area because of attacks in northern Burkina Faso. The Sissala East Municipal Security Council led by officials by the Ghana Immigration Service visited some of the settlements. The sector commander of the Immigration Service in Tumu, Emmanuel Donko said the service is currently profiling all the immigrants. “The ... more
  • 1 day Furnish us with new locations for limited voter registration – NDC to EC CNR
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding more clarity from the Electoral Commission (EC) following the commission’s decision to extend its upcoming limited voters’ registration exercise beyond the district offices in certain areas. The commission is making the compromise to cater for citizens in areas with difficult terrains. “This is to enable citizens and qualified applicants located in riverine, distant and difficult areas who want to take advantage of the registration process to do so,” Jean Mensa, the EC chairperson explained. The NDC had wanted the EC to decentralize the exercise up to the electoral area levels instead of just the 260 ... more
  • 1 day Furnish us with new locations for limited voter registration – NDC to EC CNR -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding more clarity from the Electoral Commission (EC) following the commission’s decision to extend its upcoming limited voters’ registration exercise beyond the district offices in certain areas. The commission is making the compromise to cater for citizens in areas with difficult terrains. “This is to enable citizens and qualified applicants located in riverine, distant and difficult areas who want to take advantage of the registration process to do so,” Jean Mensa, the EC chairperson explained. The NDC had wanted the EC to decentralize the exercise up to the electoral area levels instead of just the 260 ... more
  • 1 day Furnish us with new locations for limited voter registration – NDC to EC CNR
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding more clarity from the Electoral Commission (EC) following the commission’s decision to extend its upcoming limited voters’ registration exercise beyond the district offices in certain areas. The commission is making the compromise to cater for citizens in areas with difficult terrains. “This is to enable citizens and qualified applicants located in riverine, distant and difficult areas who want to take advantage of the registration process to do so,” Jean Mensa, the EC chairperson explained. The NDC had wanted the EC to decentralize the exercise up to the electoral area levels instead of just the 260 ... more
  • 1 day Ghana needs responsible citizens to end flooding [Article] CNR -Opinion
    There is a popular idiom that goes ‘children should be seen and not heard’. I agree with this, in certain circumstances. However, I believe that in contributing to the development of society through speech as a concerned youth and citizen of this nation, I ask that my thoughts are considered. Thus, permit me to rant. It has become somewhat a normality that each year during the rainy season, some parts of the country experience floods which threaten the lives of citizens as well as destroy properties – and yet, time and again, the blame is put on our leaders in ... more
  • 1 day Gyan’s retirement sad, but life must go on – Sam Johnson CNR -Sports
    Former Ghana international defender Sam ‘Foyoo’ Johnson has weighed in on the shock retirement of former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, describing his decision as sad. Gyan called time on his international career just two days to the naming of the squad for the AFCON, after a dispute with Coach Kwesi Appiah over the captaincy of the side. Johnson says Gyan had every right to make the decision, although he believes the timing is not in the best interest of the team. According to Johnson, although the news may affect the team’s preparations in a way, he expects the Black ... more
  • 1 day Alfred Duncan out of AFCON 2019 with ankle injury CNR -Sports
    Sassuolo and Black Stars midfielder, Alfred Duncan, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, with an ankle injury he sustained two months ago, Citi Sports can confirm. Duncan, who was set to play a key role in Kwesi Appiah’s team for the biennial competition, had a lengthy phone call with the coach on Sunday in which he informed him of his unavailability. Duncan has been carrying the injury since the beginning of the year, and has been playing through the pain barrier for the last 4 weeks. He brought the injury to his last national ... more
  • 1 day National Accreditation Board begins assessment of law training institutions CNR
    The National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the General Legal Council (GLA) have commenced an assessment of institutions running Law programmes to ascertain the quality of training and the level at which they are operating within the mandate. The exercise is to find out what the institutions are doing right, what they are doing wrong and what they have to do differently to improve upon the quality assurance processes to be able to produce the quality human resource. The two bodies asked questions that bordered on minimum entry requirements into law programmes, staff qualifications and staff strength, as well as physical ... more
  • 1 day National accreditation board begins assessment of law training institutions CNR
    The National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the General Legal Council (GLA) have commenced an assessment of institutions running Law programmes to ascertain the quality of training and the level at which they are operating within the mandate. The exercise is to find out what the institutions are doing right, what they are doing wrong and what they have to do differently to improve upon the quality assurance processes to be able to produce the quality human resource. The two bodies asked questions that bordered on minimum entry requirements into law programmes, staff qualifications and staff strength, as well as physical ... more
  • 1 day Asamoah Gyan’s retirement debacle is needless (Article) CNR -Sports
    After barely catching a breath from the aftermath of all the drama at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, captain, or should I say, ex-captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, dropped a huge bombshell; his retirement from the national team. This decision came with just a few weeks to this year’s African Cup of Nations where everyone expected Gyan to play a role in it. Well! No problem then. Gyan had had a blistering career as a Black Stars player contributing an average of a goal every two games he played in and earning himself the ... more
  • 1 day Asamoah Gyan’s retirement debacle is needless (Article) CNR -Opinion
    After barely catching a breath from the aftermath of all the drama at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, captain, or should I say, ex-captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, dropped a huge bombshell; his retirement from the national team. This decision came with just a few weeks to this year’s African Cup of Nations where everyone expected Gyan to play a role in it. Well! No problem then. Gyan had had a blistering career as a Black Stars player contributing an average of a goal every two games he played in and earning himself the ... more
  • 1 day Nana Addo invites Kwesi Appiah over Asamoah Gyan’s retirement CNR -Sports
    President Akufo-Addo has invited the technical team of the Black Stars, the Management Committee, and the Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association as well as the Asamoah Gyan’s camp to a meeting at the Jubilee House today, Tuesday. The meeting is to address the issues that led to the sudden retirement of  Gyan from the Black Stars. Gyan quit the team on Monday over a decision to strip him off the captain’s arm band for AFCON 2019. It is believed the decision has left the president alarmed with the belief that the incident could derail the country’s quest for ... more
  • 1 day Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final against Chelsea CNR -Sports
    Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final against Chelsea on 29 May. It is understood the Armenian, 30, feared for his safety on the pitch in Baku, Azerbaijan. “Having considered all current options, we had to take the tough decision for me not to travel with the squad to the Europa League final,” said Mkhitaryan. “It’s the kind of game that doesn’t come along very often and I admit, it hurts a lot to miss it.” As a result of political tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mkhitaryan has missed club matches played in Azerbaijan ... more
  • 1 day Nana Addo finally signs RTI Act into law CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed the Right to Information Act into law at a ceremony held at the Jubilee House. He is hopeful the passage of the Right to Information Act will help in the fight against corruption in the country. Speaking after signing the Act on Tuesday, the President said: “I am very happy that this law has finally been passed and I did make a commitment that when it was brought to me, I would give my assent to it right away. It was in fact brought to me yesterday afternoon.” He expressed hope that the law will enhance ... more
  • 1 day Nana Addo finally signs RTI Act into law CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed the Right to Information Act into law at a ceremony held at the Jubilee House. He is hopeful the passage of the Right to Information Act will help in the fight against corruption in the country. President Akufo-Addo is hopefull the law will add to the list of useful tools in the anti-corruption crusade. Speaking after signing the act, the President said: “I am very happy that this law has finally been passed and I did make a commitment that when it was brought to me, I would give my assent to it right away. It ... more
  • 1 day Nana Addo finally signs RTI Act into law CNR -Politics
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed the Right to Information Act into law at a ceremony held at the Jubilee House. He is hopeful the passage of the Right to Information Act will help in the fight against corruption in the country. Speaking after signing the Act on Tuesday, the President said: “I am very happy that this law has finally been passed and I did make a commitment that when it was brought to me, I would give my assent to it right away. It was in fact brought to me yesterday afternoon.” He expressed hope that the law will enhance ... more
  • 1 day Ruling on discontinuation of Adams Mahama murder case set for June 19 CNR
    The Supreme Court has set June 19 to deliver its judgment on the legality of the nolle prosequi filed by the Attorney General in the murder trial of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which involves Gregory Afoko as a suspect. In his writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, Afoko is seeking a declaration that the nolle prosequi filed by the A-G on January 28, 2019, is a violation of articles 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution and, therefore, “unconstitutional, null and void”. Afoko is further seeking an order nullifying ... more
  • 1 day Ruling on discontinuation of Adams Mahama murder case set for June 19 CNR
    The Supreme Court has set June 19 to deliver its judgment on the legality of the nolle prosequi filed by the Attorney General in the murder trial of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which involves Gregory Afoko as a suspect. In his writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, Afoko is seeking a declaration that the nolle prosequi filed by the A-G on January 28, 2019, is a violation of articles 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution and, therefore, “unconstitutional, null and void”. Afoko is further seeking an order nullifying ... more
  • 1 day Gov’t not giving Parks and Gardens lands to private developers – O.B. Amoah CNR
    The Government has denied reports that it has sold portions of the land belonging to the Parks and Gardens to some private developers for the construction of residential apartments and restaurants. Media reports suggested that some private developers had already started construction on the land, destroying several plants in the process. The reports claimed portions of the Parks and Gardens land, at its Head Office in Accra, had been cleared and that 144 trees and 5,000 nurseries of flowers had been destroyed. At a news conference, a Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, O.B. Amoah, said the public ... more
  • 1 day NDC can only win 2020 polls if NPP refuses to contest – John Boadu CNR
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will only win the 2020 general election if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) decides not to contest, John Boadu, the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said. Mr. Boadu explained that the tremendous developmental projects being undertaken by the NPP government, coupled with large number of supporters is a clear indication that the NDC will never return to power. He made these remarks when he addressed delegates of the party at Nalerigu in the North East Region during the NPP’s election to elect executives for the six newly created ... more
  • 1 day NDC can only win 2020 polls if NPP refuses to contest – John Boadu CNR -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will only win the 2020 general election if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) decides not to contest, John Boadu, the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said. Mr. Boadu explained that the tremendous developmental projects being undertaken by the NPP government, coupled with large number of supporters is a clear indication that the NDC will never return to power. He made these remarks when he addressed delegates of the party at Nalerigu in the North East Region during the NPP’s election to elect executives for the six newly created ... more
  • 1 day ‘EIU report reflects situation on the ground’ – Oppong Nkrumah CNR
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has welcomed a report by the Economists Intelligence Unit (EIU), predicting victory for the party in the 2020 election. The EIU in its country report said it will be difficult for the opposition NDC under former President John Dramani Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth figures look fairly strong. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the report was a true reflection of the reality on the ground. “The Akufo-Addo administration views these reports first ... more
  • 1 day ‘EIU report reflects situation on the ground’ – Oppong Nkrumah CNR -Politics
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has welcomed a report by the Economists Intelligence Unit (EIU), predicting victory for the party in the 2020 election. The EIU in its country report said it will be difficult for the opposition NDC under former President John Dramani Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth figures look fairly strong. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the report was a true reflection of the reality on the ground. “The Akufo-Addo administration views these reports first ... more
  • 1 day Hundreds march to protest closure of radio stations [Photos] CNR
    Hundreds of protesters on Tuesday joined a demonstration organised by the Free Media Vanguard to register their displeasure over the closure of some media houses in the country. The National Communications Authority (NCA) has in the past few weeks closed down about six radio stations for allegedly breaching provisions of the country’s electronic communication regulations. Two major pro-opposition stations, Radio Gold and Radio XYZ were the first batch of stations to be closed down. The NCA’s action has been described by former President John Mahama as a politically motivated move ahead of the 2020 general elections. The group has maintained ... more
  • 1 day We’ll handle Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy feud with needed attention – Police CNR
    The Police Service has promised to handle the case involving dancehall artistes, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale and his rival, Stonebwoy with the attention it deserves. “The Police in no uncertain terms condemn the disturbance and assures the public and fans that it will handle the case with the needed attention it deserves,” a statement from the Police Service said. The two artistes were arrested on Sunday following a scuffle at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). They have however been granted police enquiry bail after spending a night in police custody. The awards ceremony ... more
  • 1 day The mistreatment of unmarried women in Ghana justifies feminist anger [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Feminism is basically advocating for women’s rights and equality of the sexes. Feminist groups have been springing up to fight for women’s rights since immemorial. One such group that popped up in Ghana recently was the Pepper Dem Ministries whose main objective is to compel people to ‘unlearn toxic narratives.’ Then some men went into their armoury and women bared their teeth against them for questioning the status quo. The narrative out there is that these women want to challenge the men in their lives or they behave this way ‘because they don’t have men in their lives’ Honestly, I ... more
  • 1 day Agric Ministry seeking to raise GHc20bn from cash crops CNR
    The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it is determined to add to the number of cash crops that provide foreign exchange for the country. Cocoa and timber for decades have been the leading cash cow for the country in terms of foreign earnings but the ministry says it is determined to change the narrative with interventions and flagship programs like the Planting for Export and Development. Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, delivering a speech at the official launching of Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited Plantation, out-grower program and construction of a factory at Akyem Nkroso in the Eastern Region, said ... more
  • 1 day Agric Ministry seeking to raise GHc20bn from cash crops CNR -Biz
    The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it is determined to add to the number of cash crops that provide foreign exchange for the country. Cocoa and timber for decades have been the leading cash cow for the country in terms of foreign earnings but the ministry says it is determined to change the narrative with interventions and flagship programs like the Planting for Export and Development. Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, delivering a speech at the official launching of Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited Plantation, out-grower program and construction of a factory at Akyem Nkroso in the Eastern Region, said ... more
  • 2 days Newly elected NPP executives for North East Region call on Nayiri CNR -Politics
    The newly elected executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of the North East Region have paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area. This was to show their appreciation to the Nayiri for honouring the party’s invitation to be at the special delegates conference which saw their election as the new officers. The Regional Chairman, Nurudeen Fuseini who led the team told Citi News, he will embark on a campaign that will see the NPP winning all the seats in the North East Region; an agenda he termed “operation win all seats”. He further admonished the ... more
  • 2 days Newly elected NPP executives for North East Region call on Nayiri CNR -Politics
    The newly elected executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of the North East Region have paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area. This was to show their appreciation to the Nayiri for honouring the party’s invitation to be at the special delegates conference which saw their election as the new officers. The Regional Chairman, Nurudeen Fuseini who led the team told Citi News, he will embark on a campaign that will see the NPP winning all the seats in the North East Region; an agenda he termed “operation win all seats”. He further admonished the ... more
  • 2 days VGMA brawl: Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy exercised poor judgement – George Quaye CNR
    Head of Communications of Charterhouse, George Quaye has condemned dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, over the commotion that marred Saturday’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) event. According to him, the artistes are to blame for the incident and must take responsibility for their actions since they both exercised poor judgement leading to the fracas. Speaking on the Point of View on Citi TV, he said Shatta Wale had no business on the VGMA stage at the time his fellow dancehall artiste Stonebwoy was called up to receive an award. He said Stonebwoy must equally be criticized for pulling out ... more
  • 2 days VGMA brawl: Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy exercised poor judgemet – George Quaye CNR
    Head of Communications of Charterhouse, George Quaye has condemned dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, over the commotion that marred Saturday’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) event. According to him, the artistes are to blame for the incident and must take responsibility for their actions since they both exercised poor judgement leading to the fracas. Speaking on the Point of View on Citi TV, he said Shatta Wale had no business on the VGMA stage at the time his fellow dancehall artiste Stonebwoy was called up to receive an award. He said Stonebwoy must equally be criticized for pulling out ... more
  • 2 days VGMA brawl: Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy exercised poor judgement – George Quaye CNR -LS
    Head of Communications of Charterhouse, George Quaye has condemned dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, over the commotion that marred Saturday’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) event. According to him, the artistes are to blame for the incident and must take responsibility for their actions since they both exercised poor judgement leading to the fracas. Speaking on the Point of View on Citi TV, he said Shatta Wale had no business on the VGMA stage at the time his fellow dancehall artiste Stonebwoy was called up to receive an award. He said Stonebwoy must equally be criticized for pulling out ... more
  • 2 days Limited voters registration to begin June 7 as EC increases locations CNR -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will compromise and conduct the limited voter registration exercise in selected difficult areas in addition to its district offices. The exercise, which is to take place between Friday, June 7 and Thursday, June 27 2019, was initially planned to happen only at the district offices of the Electoral Commission. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) resisted the initial plan going as far as accusing the EC of scheming to disenfranchise voters. The NDC wanted the EC to decentralize the exercise up to the electoral area levels instead of just the 260 districts offices. ... more
  • 2 days Limited voters registration to begin June 7 as EC increases locations CNR
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it will compromise and conduct the limited voter registration exercise in selected difficult areas in addition to its district offices. The exercise, which is to take place between Friday, June 7 and Thursday, June 27 2019, was initially planned to happen only at the district offices of the Electoral Commission. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) resisted the initial plan going as far as accusing the EC of scheming to disenfranchise voters. The NDC wanted the EC to decentralize the exercise up to the electoral area levels instead of just the 260 districts offices. ... more
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