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The Puffer fish

General News

The Kpando Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region has banned the sale of the puffer fish, locally known as gede, after five deaths were blamed for its consumption.

One person was killed, and another injured Friday morning after an explosion at Delta Agro, a manufacturer of soaps at the Tema Industrial Area.

The injured is receiving treatment at the Lagoon Hospital in Tema.

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has blocked the bank accounts of all directors, related parties and key management staff of the now defunct UT Bank and Capital Bank.

According to the Head of Banking Supervision at the Bank of Ghana, Mr Raymond Amanfo, the block forms part of initial steps carried out by the central bank to conduct an in-depth-investigation into why the two banks collapsed.

Some 600 people are thought to be missing while about 3,000 people have been rendered homeless.

General News

The government of Ghana has mobilised relief items of about $1 million to disaster stricken Sierra Leone.

The items which will be airlifted to the country by the Ghana Airforce is expected to leave Accra by 1500GMT.

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is also expected to leave for Sierra Leone on Saturday to commiserate with the people of Sierra Leone after a mudslide and flooding killed about 300 people in the capital Freetown.

Twenty-eight persons have been arrested by the police over the clash between two feuding chieftaincy factions at Ashieye, near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra Region on Thursday.

The two sides clashed on Thursday leading to the death of one person known as Yaw Amoako.

President Akufu-Addo

General News

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the Bank of Ghana (BoG) for revoking the licenses of UT and Capital banks.

According to him, the move will help restore financial confidence in the banking sector.

Mr Bernard Antwi-Boasiako

Politics

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi-Boasiako has called on the government to bar the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from operating its ideological school, the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD).

According to the maverick politician, the NDC’s ideological school would be used to promote lawlessness, deviant attitudes and terrorism.

The debate on who founded Ghana is still lingering and 80-year-old veteran journalist with over 60years experience, Mr Cameron Duodu has waded into the argument, saying, Dr Kwame Nkrumah cannot be credited as the sole founder of Ghana.

According to him, before Dr Nkrumah arrived in Ghana, some other people [in the United Gold Coast Convention - UGCC] had started the fight.

The two former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings (left) and John Agyekum Kufour, interacting at the 2nd Accra dialogue organised by the Institute of Law and Public Affairs at GIMPA. Picture: GABRIEL AHIABOR

Politics

Two former Presidents of Ghana have unanimously called for the deliberations of the Council of State to be made public as part of efforts to demystify the contributions of the institution to good governance.

They said as an important constitutional body that grew out of African traditional governance, the deliberations of the council openly would also help Ghanaians appreciate and understand the roles of its members.

Flagstaff House — Ghana’s seat of government

Politics

Somewhere in May, the President proclaimed: Ghana will work again. Ghana will not beg for alms from well-transformed countries. His word to Ghanaians.

A lot of people lauded him for it. If polls had been conducted then, the President’s rating may have been around 70 per cent, if not more. He was saying the right things.

Presence of the police brought peace and order to the area

Politics

The timely intervention of the police, prevented what could have been a clash between some supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic (NPP) over the ownership and management of the Tamale Station at Alabar in Kumasi.

Acting on intelligence that some group of people were preparing to disturb the peace in the area, the Ashanti Regional Police, swiftly moved in armed police men to the scene around 4 a.m. yesterday to ensure that the attacks were prevented to save lives and property.

The Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD) has opened admission for a programme in political leadership and party organisation.

The courses outlined in the module are the History of the National Democratic Congress (NDC); the Philosophy, Principles and Practice of Social Democracy; Political Leadership; and Party Organisation and Political Activism.

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Asamoah Gyan

Sports News

The captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has made a foray into the event management business by setting-up a company called JetLink Events & Logistics.

The company, located at Adjiringanor close to the Shell Station is involved in the construction of stages, trusses, lights, Public Address systems, tents and LED screens for all events.

National Women’s League…Police Ladies, Sea Lions in crunch game (library photo)

Sports News

Last week’s Sanford Women’s FA Cup left the losing sides disappointed and the winners hopeful as they head into the semi-finals.

However, attention swings to the National Women’s League (NWL) with the disappointed sides now re-directing their focus and energy to getting good results and possibly win the title.

Black Stars B sure of CHAN qualification (library photo)

Sports News

The Black Stars B hope to exploit fully their home advantage as they play host to Burkina Faso at the Baba Yara stadium on Sunday in the return encounter of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier for a place at next year’s CHAN in Kenya.

Coach Kwasi Appiah’s charges go into Sunday’s game with an advantage after battling the Burkinabes to a 2-2 drawn game in Ouagadougou last week. But they can only confirm their place at  the January 11 – February 2, 2018 tournament if the Black Stars B avoid a defeat to sail through on the away goal’s rule.

Black Stars

Sports News

The assistant coach of Black Stars B, Maxwell Konadu, has given an assurance that the team would secure a resounding victory on Sunday to book a place in the 2018 Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) by beating their Burkinabe counterparts in the return leg qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The Stars go into the match with an away goal’s advantage after holding Burkina Faso 2-2 in the first leg in Ouagadougou last Sunday.

Wisdom Na-Adjrago

Sports News

Wisdom Na-Adjrago yesterday extended his unbeaten run in the ongoing Accra Open Tennis tournament after thumping Bernard Ashitey Armaah 6-3, 6-3 to qualify for the semi-finals of the men's singles category.

The two-time National Ranking Tour winner defeated Stephen Nortey 6-3, 6-2 last Wednesday before showing Bernard Ashitey the exit from the competition which is held in memory of late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Ibrahim Sulley — Black Starlets

Sports News

Black Starlets skipper, Eric Ayiah, has called on the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) to settle the team’s $5,000 qualification bonus before their departure to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Ayiah revealed to the Graphic Sports in an interview that the team were paid a bonus of $4,000 each for participating in the African U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon where they finished as runners-up to Mali last May.

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Relationships

Some three years ago, a young woman in a relationship with a man of her dreams visited him unannounced and found him in bed with her closest friend.

They were so engrossed that they didn’t know somebody was watching.

Now you are dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk: The Define the Relationship conversation.

There comes a point when one or both partners want to know, “Are we a couple or just hanging out together? Do we have the same idea about where this relationship is going?”

Breakups. Whether you “consciously uncoupled” or were heartlessly dumped out of the blue, any kind of parting ways can sting.

There are healthy ways to deal with your grief, which is real and vaild, but there are also things that can trip you up and postpone healing. Don’t lose heart: you will move on in time, find a love better suited for you, and all of this will be a memory.

Victor Yaw Asante

Business News

First National Bank is now in Ghana bringing with it the pedigree of one of Africa’s largest and most accomplished financial service groups. TOMA IMIRHE & ELORM DESEWU unravel its corporate identity and the promise the bank offers to institutions, enterprises and households in Ghana in an interview with Victor Yaw Asante,  Head - Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking.

Mr Marcus Deo-Dake (left), Head of Fuels Marketing of GOIL, presenting the award to Ms Aretha Barkers-Woode at the Burma Camp GOIL service station.

Business News

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has presented an award to the Burma Camp GOIL service station for emerging the Best Service Station in Fuel Quality Standards for 2016.

The award was received by the dealer of Burma Camp GOIL service station, Ms Aretha Barkers-Woode, at a short but impressive ceremony at the Burma Camp GOIL service station in Accra.

Dr Samuel Donyina-Ameyaw

Business News

The Kintampo Rural Bank made strides in 2016, accruing GH¢1.75 million as profit before tax. The figure represents an increase of 27 per cent as compared to GH¢1.39 million in 2015.

The total assets of the bank also grew from GH¢22.14 million in 2015 to GH¢27.46 million while deposits also increased from Gh¢14.23 million to Gh¢17.14 million in the period under review.

Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan Bekoe

Showbiz News

The Queen of African Wear, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan Bekoe, a staunch promoter of African prints has chalked ten years as an ambassador of beautiful African garments.

As part of her ten years anniversary of promoting African prints, she has launched a foundation, dubbed ''Angeles Foundation''  to promote Boy Child Education and Fight in reducing Cancer cases in the country.

Cast of the new Kobina Ansah play

Showbiz News

Young, enterprising playwright, Kobina Ansah is set to unleash a new work by the middle of September at the  Efua Sutherland  Drama Studio, University of Ghana at Legon.

Titled ‘Tribeless’, the four-cast play touches on everyday themes such as streetism, ethinicity  and resilience in life.

Giovanni Caleb and Anita Erskina

Showbiz News

The airwaves have been buzzing hot since the announcement by Bank of Ghana that UT Bank and Capital Bank has respectively been taken over by GCB Bank following a successful Purchase and Assumption deal.

Nobody likes bank failures because of the reverberations that such occurrences hit the economy with. Almost every business or individual is affected one way or the other when a bank fails and the reason governments protect them until they can’t anymore.

About 11 million people in India have been hit by flooding

International News

More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials.

The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen.

Police officers stand near an overturned car onto a platform at the spot where terrorists were intercepted by police in Cambrils, Friday, Aug. 18.

International News

A wide-ranging anti-terror operation was under way in Spain on Friday after police killed five men wearing fake suicide belts in a town south of Barcelona, hours after a van mowed down dozens of people in the heart of the city.

In the early hours of Friday morning, police intercepted a group of five attackers in Cambrils, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Barcelona. All five were shot dead by police. They were wearing fake explosive belts, authorities said.

A migrant holds a placard reading 'stop racism' during a demonstration in Rome on June 16, 2015

International News

A 15-year-old Italian girl of Ghanaian descent has been barred from taking part in a singing contest in Verona, Italy, because she is black and "not a true Italian."

When Dora B. contacted the organiser of Canta Verona Festival, requesting more information on how she could take part, she was told foreigners were not allowed to participate.