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  • 12 months Chelsea 2-1 (agg 2-2) Tottenham: Maurizio Sarri’s men to face Manchester City in Carabao Cup CNR -Sports
    Chelsea will play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final after getting past Tottenham in a tense semi-final second-leg at Stamford Bridge. The game finished 2-2 on aggregate in an entertaining 90 minutes which saw Fernando Llorente cancel out first-half goals from N’golo Kante and Eden Hazard. It went straight to penalties and Spurs were the first to buckle with misses from Eric Dier and Lucas Moura. David Luiz was left with the chance to send his side to Wembley on February 24th and the Brazilian did it convincingly, giving Paolo Gazzaniga no chance. A reaction was needed from the ... more
  • 12 months My former manager betrayed me; I nearly stopped music – Kumi Guitar CNR -LS
    Had it not been for the love he has for music and his fans, Highlife artiste, Kumi Guitar, would have quit music long ago because of the betrayal he says he has suffered at the hands of some individuals. “Honestly, most times, I feel like quitting music because I feel I should have been at the top by now but some individuals end up betraying me. My former manager Ashes who was to get my songs all over the place did not do that even after he was given money to do so,” he told Showbiz on Tuesday, January 22. ... more
  • 12 months We’re using 2016 voters’ register for Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election – EC CNR -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday said it will use the 2016 voters’ vegister to conduct the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election, slated for January 31, 2019. Mr. Samuel Tettey, the Director of Electoral Service at the EC, briefing the media on the Commission’s preparation towards the up-coming by-election, discounted claims that the EC had compiled a new register for the election. “We have constantly involved all political parties at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee in every process. We are therefore surprised that any party will allege that a different register will be used,” he said. “The rules have not ... more
  • 12 months Kevin-Prince Boateng’s long journey to Barcelona [Infographic] CNR -Sports
    Germany-born Ghanaian professional footballer, Kevin-Prince Boateng on 21 January, 2019, joined Spanish La Liga club Barcelona on loan from Sassuolo, where he has been playing as a forward since 2018. Boateng’s move to FC Barcelona came as a surprise to many football fans across the world. Barcelona becomes the 10th team he joins in 4 different football leagues. Below is an infographic that chronicles the long journey of Boateng’s move from Hertha BSC to Barcelona. – By: Yaw Antwi Owusu & Jonas Nyabor| citinewsroom.com | Ghana   The post Kevin-Prince Boateng’s long journey to Barcelona [Infographic] appeared first on ... more
  • 12 months Agyarko’s wife not a threat to me in by-election – NDC Candidate CNR -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Delali Kwasi Brempong, does not believe the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s candidate for the upcoming by-election, Lydia Alhassan, will pose a threat to his chances of claiming the seat. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Wednesday, Mr. Brempong said despite the NPP’s dominance in recent elections in the constituency, Lydia Alhassan, who is the spouse of the late MP, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, does not stand a chance against him in the poll. When asked by the host of the show, Umaru Sanda Amadu whether he considered her a formidable opponent, Mr Brempong ... more
  • 12 months Stonebwoy champions ‘toilet in every home’ campaign at Ashaiman CNR -LS
    Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, has been made ambassador of a sanitation project being embarked on at Ashaiman. The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly has started its 10 Year Anniversary with a sanitation fair dubbed “TOILET IN EVERY HOME” — a campaign against open defecation. In tandem with this, the ‘Tomorrow’ singer has been appointed by the assembly to help propel this worthy cause. According to Stonebwoy who comes from Ashaiman, he is hopeful that with the support of the people of Ashaiman and corporate Ghana, the campaign would yield result. “I believe with the Sanitation Fund launched by the Netherlands Embassy (@nlinghana ) ... more
  • 12 months Sporting Lisbon loan Ghana defender Lumor to Goztepe in Turkey CNR -Sports
    Turkish side Goztepe have acquired the services of Ghana international Lumor Agbenyenu for the rest of the season. The defender joins the Super Lig outfit from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon on a half-season deal with an option to buy at the end of the campaign. The signing of the left-back seems to put to bed reports about Goz Goz’s reported interest in Lumor’s compatriot and national team position competitor Baba Rahman, who has returned to parent club Chelsea after terminating a loan stint with Schalke 04. Lumor has been forced to move away from Sporting due to limited playing opportunities. ... more
  • 12 months Yaa Naa rides to Yani: A saga of restoration [Article] CNR -Opinion
    Prologue When the Namo Naa, Lord of the Drummer-Poets, senses in his spirit the rise of a new Yaa Naa, a new verse rises in his ears and he can feel the hairs bristle on the ancient skins of Sitobu. He does not need to summon the Lunsi. They know to come when a new King summons all Dagbon. And this Friday, as great Allah wills, Yoo Naa Abukari Mahama shall mount the great Nam of Yani in a blaze of glory, as the 40th Yaa Naa. His ankadi will bind the rain, dry the muskets of his chomfo nima and cherlan nima, and the Lunsi knows to sing his ... more
  • 12 months Ghana risks losing fish stock to depletion by Chinese-owned trawlers – Prof. Akpalu CNR -Biz
    Ghana is on the verge of losing its fish stock to China, a Natural Resources Economist, Prof. Wisdom Akpalu has warned. Prof. Akpalu in a recent lecture revealed that out of the 76 fishing trawlers operating in the country, only one of them is Ghanaian-owned, with the remaining trawlers belonging to Chinese nationals who have Ghanaians fronting for them. Data collected in the last 23 years also shows that, Ghana’s fish stock has declined. Although, the country also imports over 59 percent of the total amount of fish it consumes, the consumption level per person per annum is about 21-23kg; ... more
  • 12 months John Mikel Obi: Middlesbrough sign former Chelsea midfielder CNR -Sports
    Middlesbrough have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi on a deal until the end of the season. The 31-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda last month. The Nigeria midfielder made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell which ended when he left Stamford Bridge two years ago. He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013. “I’m pleased to get him in. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality,” Boro manger Tony ... more
  • 12 months Insurance industry not in financial distress – NIC CNR -Biz
    The National Insurance Commission (NIC), has debunked reports making rounds on social media suggesting that some insurance companies are in financial distress. The NIC warned that those circulating such false information about some institutions could cause serious challenges for players in the industry. NIC in a press statement copied to Citi Business News and signed by the Commissioner of Insurance, Justice Ofori, urged the public to disregard the comments which are vicious attempts by anonymous individuals to tarnish the reputation of the said companies. “The Commission would also like to advice persons engaged in these actions to desist and refrain ... more
  • 12 months Australian Open: Rafa Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipass to reach final CNR -Sports
    Second seed Rafael Nadal ended Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas’ captivating run to reach his fifth Australian Open final. Nadal, 32, was in devastating form as he beat the 20-year-old 14th seed 6-2 6-4 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes. The Spaniard cracked 28 winners, breaking Tsitsipas’ serve six times and only facing one break point himself. He will play either top seed Novak Djokovic or France’s Lucas Pouille – who meet on Friday – in Sunday’s final. “It was a great match, it has been a great tournament and I have played very well every day,” Nadal said. “Hopefully ... more
  • 12 months CAFCC: Coton Sport protest against Kotoko for rule infraction CNR -Sports
    Cameroonian side Coton Sport Garoua have sent a 7-page petition to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) seeking to have Kumasi Asante Kotoko thrown out of the CAF Confederation Cup for irregularities with regard to midfielder Kwame Bonsu. Kotoko beat Coton Sport 5-3 on aggregate to progress to the group stages of CAF’s second tier inter-club competition for the first time in 11 years. But the Cameroonians, in a letter to CAF, said Kotoko used two different jersey numbers for the same player over the two legs. According to the petition, midfielder Kwame Bonsu’s name was registered with jersey number ... more
  • 12 months Diana Hamilton donates to New Life Nungua Children’s Home CNR -LS
    Gospel musician Diana Hamilton has made a donation to New Life Nungua Children’s Home International in Accra. She donated food, water, drinks, toiletries to put smiles on the faces of the orphans and also help in the smooth running of the facility. This is the fourth time Diana has made such donation. This comes ahead of the 2019 edition of her Diana Hamilton Experience gospel concert scheduled for February 10 & 17 respectively. The concert will be held in two cities in Ghana; Accra and Kumasi. Diana Hamilton, based in London visits Ghana for shows and other personal events, amd ... more
  • 12 months Wa All Stars dismiss John Paintsil takeover reports CNR -Sports
    Ghana Premier League outfit Wa All Stars have denied reports of a takeover by former Fulham defender John Paintsil. Rumours emerged in the local media Wednesday that the club had been acquired by the former Ghana international and was set to be relocated from its original base, Wa in the Upper West Region. This comes on the back of a decision by club owner and bank-roller Kwesi Nyantakyi, the erstwhile Ghana Football Association president who is currently serving a lifetime ban by Fifa, to relinquish his role and management of the club to a Wa indigene over a period but ... more
  • 12 months CAFCL: Egypt’s Ismaily thrown out CNR -Sports
    The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has expelled Egypt’s Ismaily from this season’s Champions League. Caf acted after crowd trouble brought an early end to Ismaily’s home game with Tunisia’s Club Africain. The match was called off in stoppage time after parts of the crowd threw water bottles and stones at an assistant referee and Africain players. Club Africain were leading 2-1 and both teams and officials had to be protected as they left the pitch. Caf said the club could yet face further sanctions from its Disciplinary Board for the trouble. The stadium in Ismailia is one of ... more
  • 12 months #Donkomi: Chelsea complete Higuain signing CNR -Sports
    Chelsea have signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the remainder of the season with an option to buy him for 36m euros (£31.3m). The Blues also have the option to extend the Argentine’s loan deal until June 2020 for 18m euros (£15.6m). Higuain, 31, spent the first half of the season on loan at AC Milan, scoring eight goals in 22 games. “When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it,” said Higuain. “It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier ... more
  • 12 months Zimbabwe’s Afro-jazz legend, Oliver Mtukudzi is dead CNR -LS
    Oliver Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe’s most renowned musicians, has died aged 66 after a four-decade career. He came to prominence in the 1970s as one of voices of the revolution fighting white-minority rule. His lyrics often carried social messages about HIV/Aids and coded political commentary. His 2001 song Wasakara, meaning “You Are Too Old”, was banned as it was seen as a reference to leader Robert Mugabe, who was ousted 16 years later aged 93. The singer and guitarist mixed several different styles to create his own distinctive Afro-jazz sound, known to his fans as “Tuku Music”. In a long ... more
  • 12 months The problem with the inclusion of Atewa mountain in the Ghana-Chinese deal [Article] CNR -Opinion
    My first ever formal Geography lessons in class started in 1960 at Abuakwa State College (ABUSCO), Kibi. I was in secondary Form One and the teacher was Mr Kwaku Darko (later Dr Kwaku Darko). He introduced to us the Kibi landscape including the Atewa-Atweredu range of mountains which jotted the outskirts of Kibi, ranging from Apedwa in the south to Asiakwa/ Sagyimase to the north. It was later Mr. Adams, our Physical Education or Sports Master, who, after getting us to jog at dawn from the school compound on the main Accra-Kumasi road towards the outskirts of Potroase near Amanfrom/Wirenkyiren, ... more
  • 12 months Farida Yusif writes: Newsstands and Newspapers aren’t ‘dead’ yet CNR -Opinion
    The first Newspaper I ever bought with my hard-earned cash, just joking, the little money my parents gave me to buy sweets and cookies in primary school so I don’t beg my colleagues for theirs, was Junior Graphic. Even then, you were forced to buy a copy, otherwise, you’d better put on your ‘Odeshi’ cloak and prepare your buttocks for some hot lashes. Honestly, I basically grew behind televisions and computers, and in the internet café. For those of us whose parents could not afford broadband internet at home, we were saved by the neighbourhood internet café. Having the opportunity ... more
  • 12 months Carabao Cup: Manchester City reach final with 10-0 aggregate win over Burton CNR -Sports
    Manchester City reached the Carabao Cup final after completing a 10-0 aggregate win over League One Burton in their semi-final. The tie was already over after City’s remarkable 9-0 first-leg win but Pep Guardiola still named several first-team stars in a weakened line-up. Sergio Aguero scored the only goal of the night from Riyad Mahrez’s pass after good play from Kevin de Bruyne. Burton did have chances with Will Miller’s shot cleared off the line. EFL Cup holders City will face either Chelsea or Tottenham in the Wembley final on Sunday, 24 February. Spurs lead 1-0 going into Thursday’s semi-final second ... more
  • 12 months NDC presidential race: Mahama picks 3rd slot on ballot paper, Bagbin 1st CNR -Politics
    Former President John Dramani Mahama picked the third slot on the ballot paper in the National Democratic Congress’ upcoming presidential primary slated for February 23, 2019. During the balloting for slots on Wednesday, the Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Bagbin, picked the first slot followed by businessman, Nurudeen Iddrisu. The fourth slot was picked by Sylvester Mensah, followed by Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh and Prof. Joshua Alabi in that order. The balloting for the slots was done today, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the party’s headquarters in Accra. All the five aspirants were duly vetted at the NDC’s headquarters ... more
  • 12 months Beige Bank receiver chases over 1,000 loan defaulters CNR -Biz
    The receiver of defunct Beige Bank is chasing over 1,000 loan defaulters of the bank. The names of individuals and companies have been published as the first batch of defaulters in state newspaper The Ghanaian Times. The individuals and entities have been indebted to the bank between 2013 and 2017. Some of the companies listed include Agro Africa, Cargo Centre Limited and Boafoa SK travel. The receiver has asked the defaulters to rectify the information. Beige Bank, which was said to have obtained a banking licence falsely, was one of seven collapsed banks taken over by the state in last six ... more
  • 12 months Book launched on ‘Gender Analysis of Political Appointments’ in Ghana CNR -Politics
    The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in partnership with the Institute of Local Government Studies, has  launched a book titled “A Gender Analysis of Political Appointments in Ghana Since Independence”. The book authored by Charity Elikem Dzradosi, Martin Wiredu Agyekum and Petronella Munemo, sought to examine the opportunities and positions offered to women to serve in various capacities at the district, regional, national and international levels. Specifically, the study examined the number of females and males’ appointees of governments since independence. The research was conducted in four regions of Ghana; Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Northern Regions, which was based on ... more
  • 12 months Maltavator Challenge Season 2 climaxes in Accra CNR -Sports
    The season finale of Malta Guinness’ proprietary event, the Maltavator Challenge, ended in Accra over the weekend. Six finalists have emerged to represent Team Ghana in the Pan-African competition of the Maltavator Challenge Season Two, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in February this year. 40 contestants were recruited to participate in the finale after a tour of four cities; Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale where 10 contestants each made the cut. The Ghana finale of the competition, held at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra last Saturday, took the 40 contestants through some physical obstacle courses and ... more
  • 12 months Hearts of Oak part ways with Seth Hoffman CNR -Sports
    Accra Hearts of Oak has announced that it has parted ways with the team’s former assistant head coach, Seth Hoffman. The announcement was made on Wednesday via the team’s Twitter handle. No reason was given for the departure but the club wished Hoffman well in his future endeavours.
    The Management of @HeartsOfOakGH wishes to inform the sporting public especially football fans that Coach Seth Hoffman is no longer with the Club. We thank him for his services and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. #AHOSC pic.twitter.com/gZalOTgdsV — Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) January 23, 2019 Hoffman’s departure ... more
  • 12 months Chris Brown to sue alleged rape victim for defamation CNR -LS
    Chris Brown is going on the offensive after his arrest for allegedly raping a woman in Paris, because he’s going to sue her for defamation. Chris’ Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche, says, “Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris.” As we reported, Chris claims he was set up by the 24-year-old model, who claimed Chris took her to his hotel in Paris and violently raped her. Chris called BS, saying he was never alone with the ... more
  • 12 months Gold Coast Awards 2019 to honour Ghanaian brands CNR -LS
    Nominees for the 2019 for the maiden edition of the  Gold Coast Ghana awards have been unveiled. The nominees announcement was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The awards according to the organizers is to imbue the spirit of excellence in Ghanaians. Speaking to invited guests and the media present at the event to announce the nominees, the Chief Operations Officer (C.O.O.) of the awards, Mimi Andani-Michaels said  it was necessary to recognize deserving Ghanaian brands as well as inspire future generations to aim higher. She also explained that the criteria for settling ... more
  • 12 months U-20 AFCON: Jimmy Corblah names final 21-man squad for tournament CNR -Sports
    Manchester youngster Amankwah Yeboah along with Gabriel Leveh and defender Najeed Yakubu have all been excluded from coach Jimmy Corblah’s final squad for the upcoming CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger. The three players were part of initial training programs of the Black Satellites but have not made the trip to Niger. The squad contains six players from the 2017 FIFA U-17 world cup team in India. Goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim; midfielders Ibrahim Sadiq, Ibrahim Sulley, Mohammed Kudus; defender Gideon Mensah and striker Emmanuel Toku have all been included. Ghana are in Group B alongside Senegal, Mali and Burkina ... more
  • 12 months Effective Living Series 2019: Andrew Ayiku’s 5 pillars for business growth CNR -Biz
    Business owners who have been operating their firms for some time will definitely want to improve and see their businesses grow. They may however lack the secrets to achieving the expansion they so desire. But on the third day of the Effective Living Series, Business Coach with expertise in the management of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Andrew Ayiku, highlights the five strategies to be put in place for business growth. Andrew Ayiku’s 5 pillars for business growth 1. Sell the customer experience: Businesses should not focus on selling their products or services. They should rather focus on selling the ... more
  • 12 months Rawlings, Kumbuor deny reports they’re forming a new political party CNR -Politics
    Former President Jerry John Rawlings has rejected claims that he has instigated the formation of a new political party, a breakaway from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). “The office urges the general public to treat the report with the utmost disregard and contempt. The carefully crafted falsehood is unfortunately the creation of a small element within the NDC keen on manipulating the minds of party faithful,” a statement from the Office of Rawlings added. Some media outlets had earlier reported that some stalwarts of the NDC including Rawlings and former Minister of Defence, Dr. Ben Kumbour, were in the ... more
  • 12 months Citi FM launches 2019 edition of Heritage Caravan CNR -LS
    The 2019 edition of Heritage Caravan, an exciting excursion initiative of Citi FM/Citi TV which takes places in the month of March, has been officially launched. on the Citi Breakfast Show. The Heritage Caravan gives patrons an exciting experience, as they tour various regions and exciting destinations of the country. This year’s Heritage Caravan would be visiting 8 regions of the country. It’s an opportunity for Ghanaians to know their country as Ghana in the month that Ghana celebrates its independence. The Heritage Caravan has been running for the past four years, and patrons have in the fact been treated to ... more
  • 12 months #Donkomi: Ashgold’s Amos Addai joins Russian side FC Nizhny Novgorod CNR -Sports
    AshantiGold winger Amos Addai looks set to complete a move to FC Nizhny Novgorod in the Russian second tier, the Ghanaian club has confirmed. The left-sided attacker is scheduled to fly out of Accra Wednesday to join the side for their one-month training camp in Turkey. Addai, 23, has been one of AshGold’s key men in recent seasons, especially the first round of the truncated 2017/18 Ghana Premier League. He was courted by Asante Kotoko late last year. FC Nizhny Novgorod are chasing promotion to the Russian Premier League (FNL) and currently lie 5th on the 2018/19 Football National League log ... more
  • 12 months Staff of defunct Construction Bank owe a chunk of its loans – Report CNR -Biz
    A report on the inventory of assets and property of the five consolidated banks has revealed that Construction Bank’s entire loan portfolio of GHs 620, 000, were term loans given to nine of the company’s employees. The report, which covers the five banks, —Beige, Unibank, Construction, Sovereign and Royal banks, gives the value of assets including cash, loans, securities, property and equivalent, intangible assets and other assets. The report was prepared by the receivers’ of the five banks, KPMG. According to the Bank of Ghana, it is in accordance with section 130 (4) of the Banks and Specialized Deposit-Taking Institution ... more
  • 12 months Gov’t targets US$2.2 billion in taxes from reopened Anglogold Ashanti Mine CNR -Biz
    Government is expected receive direct taxes of about $2.2 billion from the reopened Anglogold Ashanti Gold Mine, should they meet the target of producing an estimated 500,000 ounces of gold each year. This follows plans by the company to also invest about Ghc881 million into its initial redevelopment stage which will span for over two decades. The total investment for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Gold mine is 1.6 billion dollars for the 22-year period. On Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo joined the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to officially reopen   the AngloGold Ashanti after its closure in 2014 due to concession ... more
  • 12 months Australian Open: Djokovic through to semis, Williams kicked out CNR -Sports
    Six-time champion Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals after Japan’s eighth seed Kei Nishikori retired injured in their quarter-final. Serbia’s Djokovic, 31, was leading 6-1 4-1 when Nishikori quit with a thigh problem. Every time Djokovic has reached the last four in Melbourne he has gone on to win the tournament. The top seed will face Lucas Pouille in Friday’s semi-final, after the Frenchman defeated Milos Raonic. Djokovic has not lost to Nishikori in their past 15 meetings, stretching back to the Japanese’s victory in their 2014 US Open semi-final. “I love to battle especially against Kei, we have played ... more
  • 12 months A short history of the creation of regions in Ghana CNR -Opinion
    First, there were five. And now there will be sixteen! Ghana is made up of four, somewhat disjointed, units. First, there was the Crown Colony consisting of all the coastal areas of present-day Ghana. Formal official British control of this area can be dated to the Bond of 1844 which laid the legal foundation for British colonization of the coastal areas. The Ashantis, who had been fighting a series of wars with the British for control of the coast, were finally defeated in 1896 and forced to become a Protectorate of the British Crown. The Ashantis rebelled again in 1900 ... more
  • 12 months Vetting results for NDC flagbearer aspirants to be announced today CNR -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC), will later today [Wednesday] announce the result for its flagbearer vetting process held on Tuesday. All seven flagbearer aspirants faced the party’s vetting panel on Tuesday to be assessed for their readiness and ability to lead the party into the 2020 elections. The seven are former President John Mahama, Alban Bagbin, Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and Goosie Tanoh. The result of the vetting will indicate if all seven will in the end be on the ballot to be voted upon or whether some will be disqualified by virtue of ... more
  • 12 months Dele Alli not expected to return until March with hamstring strain CNR -Sports
    Dele Alli is not expected to return until March due to a hamstring strain, Tottenham Hotspur gave confirmed. The England international limped off against Fulham on Sunday and was in visible agony as he left the pitch. Incredibly, Dele has suffered the same injury twice already this season and missed the Champions League clash with Barcelona at Wembley. Spurs said on Twitter: “Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that @dele_official has suffered a hamstring strain, sustained during Sunday’s match.“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early ... more
  • 12 months Anglogold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine reopened CNR -Biz
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the circumstances that led to the shut down of the Anglogold Ashanti Company Limited at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region will not reoccur under the watch of his administration. He was speaking at the re-opening of the Anglogold Ashanti gold mine in Obuasi, which had been closed since 2014. The President warned that the government will enforce the laws of the land to stop encroachment on the concessions of the mines. “I assure management and staff of the mine that the sequence of events that led to the closure of the mine will not recur ... more
  • 12 months Diageo PLC appoints Gabriel Opoku-Asare as Head of Society, Africa CNR -Biz
    Diageo Plc has appointed Gabriel Opoku-Asare, as Head of Society (Sustainability and Responsibility) – Africa Region. His appointment takes effect from 1st February 2019. In his new role, Gabriel will lead Diageo’s Sustainability and Responsibility strategy across the beverage giants’ 13 priority markets, comprising 4 business units which are Africa Emerging Markets, East Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria. He will also be leading the agenda to shape the future of the business and accountable for driving and leading programmes and campaigns which focus on Water, Skills, Environment and Local Raw Materials (LRM). Additionally, he will be accountable for regional supra ... more
  • 12 months Kofi Kinaata urges police to rescue missing T’adi girls CNR -LS
    Musician Kofi Kinaata has added his voice to the campaign for the release of the three kidnapped girls in Takoradi. The three are 15-year old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, and Ruth Love Quayson. Sources say a 21-year-old lady at Nkroful Junction in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was also kidnapped in August last year. This happened two days after another girl, who was kidnapped on August 15, 2018, was found about hundred metres from her house at New Site, near Takoradi. Recently, some residents of Takoradi and relatives of the kidnapped girls hit the streets of Sekondi-Takoradi to put ... more
  • 12 months Lumba look-alike Anokye Supremo still in coma weeks after surgery in India CNR -LS
    Few weeks after undergoing a surgery in India, Daddy Lumba look-alike, Anokye Supremo, is still in coma. Anokye has been in India for the past few weeks undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor which left him partially blind. Reports by KOFI TV indicate that the artiste has been in coma for some weeks since the operation at the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mukundapur in India. The artiste, formerly known as Daddy Lumba Jnr., was diagnosed of the tumour a few months ago. This was after he started experiencing a severe headache which he thought was a ... more
  • 12 months Mahama, Bagbin, 5 other NDC flagbearer hopefuls vetted CNR -Politics
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) today, Tuesday, completed the vetting of its seven flagbearer hopefuls. The seven are former President John Mahama, Alban Bagbin, Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Nurudeen Iddrisu, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and Goosie Tanoh. The flagbearer hopefuls faced the 5-member vetting panel at the party’s headquarters at Adabraka in Accra, where they were asked questions to ascertain their readiness and capacity to lead the party into the 2020 presidential elections. Alban Bagbin, who was vetted first told Citi News he gave a good account of himself before the panel in the over 1-hour period they engaged him. ... more
  • 12 months Total Ghana unveils third solar-powered station CNR -Biz
    Total Petroleum Ghana Ltd., a locally listed oil marketing company, has opened its third solar powered station in Kumasi as part of its commitment to develop solar energy through cutting-edge technology. The Total Mile 4 service station which is also the very first of its kind in the Ashanti Region, has 50 solar panel installation with about 16.35 kWp of power production. This service station is an ultramodern one with a convenient shop, forecourt and a lube bay for efficient vehicle servicing. Speaking on the project, the Managing Director, Eric Fanchini, said that the installation of the solar system is ... more
  • 12 months Supreme Court dismisses Exton Cubic’s plea for compensation CNR -Biz
    The Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit before it by Exton Cubic Ghana Limited seeking to overturn a decision by a Kumasi High Court refusing to grant compensation for the seizure of their equipment. The lawyers for the company headed to the apex court after the High Court, presided over by Justice George Addai Kwofa in June 2018, dismissed the mining company’s case on the basis that its mining lease had not been ratified by Parliament. In an application for review by lawyers for Exton Cubic, they argued that the High Court had no jurisdiction to give an interpretation of Article ... more
  • 12 months ‘What’s Up Online’ Season 4 premieres at Swiss Spirit Hotel CNR -LS
    The Season 4 of online movie series ‘What’s Up Online’ premiered at the Swiss Spirit Hotel over the weekend. Written, directed and produced by Horla Manuvor Jnr., the Season 4 of the series features Kwaku Dawsey, Abu Amoako, Chris Agboka, among other great actors. This series is heavily driven by a youthful production to address the city lifestyle of today’s youth. From culture, talents, education, music to fashion, one can never cease to imagine the plethora of life’s twists and turns faced by the youth of today. Present at the premiere which happened on Saturday, January 19, 2019 were singer ... more
  • 12 months “We’re taking steps to pay you” – Gold Coast Securities to aggrieved customers CNR -Biz
    The troubled investment firm, Gold Coast Securities has assured its aggrieved customers that it working to pay back their monies. The company has stated that it is making efforts to resolve all outstanding issues. The Economic and Organised Crimes Unit [EOCO] in 2018 begun investigations into the operations of fund managers, Gold Coast Securities after clients complained that they were struggling to retrieve their investments. After months of protests and petitions, the customers who are yet to get paid have also called on SEC to help them retrieve their investments, which matured in the last quarter of 2018 But speaking to Citi ... more
  • 12 months NPP youth group accuses Daffiama-Busie-Issa MP of taking credit for gov’t projects CNR -Politics
    A youth group of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Daffiama-Busie-Issa (DBI) Constituency of the Upper West Region, has accused the Member of Parliament for the area Dr. Sabastian Sandaare, of deliberately taking false credit for major government projects in the constituency. At a press conference held at Issa, the group said “we have observed keenly, how of late the MP and the DBI communication outfit of the NDC have developed the penchant of putting to the fore, erroneous and falsified information to take credit for key projects of the NPP in the health, agric, education sectors”. The DBI ... more
  • 12 months Victoria Hamah advises women to ditch beauty contests CNR -LS
    A former Deputy Minister for Communications, Victoria Hamah, has asked women not to patronise beauty pageants. Victoria, who is now the Executive Director for the Progressive Organisation for Women’s Advancement (POWA), said at a book launch in Accra that beauty pageants sexualise, objectify and demean womanhood. According to her, the stereotypical concept of beauty by the pageants make women who don’t fall in their criteria lose their self-worth and pride. “We can’t continue to perpetuate the very ideas that isolate women from effective processes of engagement, by these same norms and traditions and sub-institutions that perpetuate that,” she said. Speaking at ... more
  • 12 months Ghana takes steps to export timber to EU market CNR -Biz
    Ghana’s foreign exchange earnings is expected to go up as the country’s exportation of timber is expected to also rise significantly soon. This is according to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh. Speaking to journalists during a visit accompanied by representatives from the European Union (EU) to the Konsinwa forest at New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region, he indicated that as a result of a voluntary partnership agreement between Ghana and the EU to use a coding system for tracking exportation of wood products moving out of Ghana, measures are being put in place to prevent illegal ... more
  • 1 year Enigmatic Kevin Prince Boateng gets a shot on a final grand stage CNR -Sports
    In April of 2011 AC Milan forward Kevin Prince Boateng made a promise. “If we are to win the Scudetto, I will dance the moonwalk dressed as Michael Jackson, hopefully on the pitch. I have never won anything important in my career. The Scudetto would be a great conquest.’” He delivered on that promise in spectacular fashion in May of that same year at the San Siro after playing a leading role in Milan winning their first Scudetto in five years. The whole world was watching and it has become one of the most evocative championship celebrations of the past ... more
  • 1 year Chris Brown arrested in Paris after rape allegation CNR -LS
    US singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following a rape accusation, police said today. French officials said Brown and two others are in custody after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris. Police said one of the others held is Brown’s bodyguard. The singer was arrested on Monday and remains in custody while police probe the complaint. The arrests were first reported by French tabloid Closer, which said the three were arrested after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown’s hotel suite on the night of January 15. She followed the singer to his ... more
  • 1 year ‘We’re working on roadmap with Gold Coast Securities on delayed payments’ – SEC CNR -Biz
    The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently working on a roadmap with the troubled investment company, Gold Coast Securities. The Commission says the plan will enable the company to pay its customers their monies. It would be recalled that the Economic and Organised Crimes Unit [EOCO] in 2018 begun investigations into the operations of fund managers, Gold Coast Securities after clients complained that they were struggling to retrieve their investments. After months of protests and petitions, the customers who are yet to get paid have also called on SEC to help them retrieve their investments, which matured in the ... more
  • 1 year A visit to the grotto of Sainte Baume; a tourist’s experience (Article) CNR -Opinion
    It was more than an hour’s drive from the hotel. Our hearts were set on the pilgrimage to the cave on the mount of Sainte Baume in Marseille, France. This is where the best friend of our Lord Jesus had dwelt making intercession in fellowship with our risen Lord for 30 years before she was laid to rest. This was La Grotte de St. Marie Madaleine (The Grotto of Mary Magdalene): The blessed maid; the most loved who sat next to the Lord at supper; the anointed one who anointed and wiped His feet with her hair before His ... more
  • 1 year MultiChoice releases group listing advances CNR -LS
    MultiChoice Group Limited (MCG) has released its pre-listing statement in compliance with the JSE Listings Requirements (www.multichoice.com) providing further details about its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Trading in MCG shares is expected to commence on the JSE on Wednesday, 27 February 2019. As announced on 17 September 2018, MCG will include, amongst others, MultiChoice Africa, MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA), Showmax, as well as the global digital platform security provider, Irdeto and all their subsidiaries and affiliates (“the Group”). Calvo Mawela, Group Chief Executive Officer of MCG, said: “We believe the listing of MultiChoice provides an excellent opportunity ... more
  • 1 year #Donkomi: Don’t make Ayew deal permanent – Fenerbahce club legend warns CNR -Sports
    Fenerbahce legend, Ridvan Dilmen, has warned the club’s hierarchy not to make the deal for Ghana international Andre Ayew permanent at the end of the season. Ayew joined Fenerbahce at the beginning of the season on loan from English Championship side Swansea City, and the Yellow-Navy Blues have the option of making the deal permanent for €12 million. Fenerbahce President Ali Koc last month lauded Ayew’s leadership and personality, and expressed the club’s desire to trigger the future fee clause in the player’s contract. However Dilmen, who spent seven years at the club between 1987 and 1994, has not been ... more
  • 1 year GHANBATT female engagement team boosts image of Ghana in UN operations in DRC CNR -Opinion
    Female Soldiers of the Ghana Armed Forces have performed ground breaking roles in the ongoing peace operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).Showcasing this, female military personnel are gradually shifting from service support role as previously undertaken to a more complex operational roles in peace operations. This accentuates the fact that the role of female soldiers have evolved within the modern concept of Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations.The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) Female Engagement Team (FET) deployed in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) epitomizes such an evolution with the deployment of female soldiers in combat roles. The Team composed of ... more
  • 1 year Akufo-Addo reopens Obuasi Gold mine CNR -Biz
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has re-opened the AngloGold Ashanti gold mine in Obuasi, in fulfilment of a campaign pledge he made to the people of Obuasi in the run-up to the 2016 general elections. The mine had been closed since 2014, Addressing the Chiefs and people of Obuasi, on Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo noted that upon his assumption of office, a series of discussions took place leading to the redevelopment project of the Obuasi mine. “In order to help Anglogold Ashanti secure the needed investment for this project, Government had to provide a number of fiscal incentives, and guarantee the ... more
  • 1 year Road contractors still owed over GHC 3.69 billion – Report CNR -Biz
    The Association of Road Contractors Ghana has bemoaned government’s failure to pay its members debts owed them. A report by the parliamentary committee on roads and transport has shown that the government still owes road contractors more than GHC 3.69 billion for projects financed from the consolidated and roads fund. Although the government has paid over 2.2 billion of the funds in arrears, the delay in settling the outstanding debt is affecting the construction industry. In an interview with Citi News, Chairman of the Association, Daniel Agro intimated that government is dealing with them unfairly. “If banks are collapsing because ... more
  • 1 year NDC vets presidential aspirants today; primary set for February 23 CNR -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will commence vetting of presidential aspirants from today [Tuesday]. The party has also settled on February 23 as the day for the primaries. This comes after an injunction by two party members against election guidelines set for the primary. The NDC eventually agreed to declare its guidelines for the presidential primaries null and void after contentions over transparency and the filing fees which was reduced along the line. Besides agreeing to hold the elections in a free fair and transparent manner, the party also agreed to consider the GHc 300,000 not as filing fees only, ... more
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