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Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome

General News

Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome yesterday told the Supreme Court that he was not engaged in any form of business because he had sold his shares in his companies to fund his legal battles with the state.

According to him, since his arrest and subsequent prosecution after the state had paid him GH¢51.2 million in judgement debt, he had become a frequent patron of the law courts, all in an effort to protect his rights.

Mrs Charlotte Osei - EC Boss

General News

As the leadership crisis in the Electoral Commission (EC) gets murkier, some political parties, civil society organisations and lawyers have called for full-scale investigations into the developments to restore the dented image of the commission.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), as well as policy think-tank, IMANI Ghana, believe that only a probe will bring back the credibility of the EC.

Monday June 24, 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

A wreath laying ceremony was organised at the Asomdwee Park in Accra and conspicuously missing from the ceremony was Mrs Naadu Mills, wife of the late president.

A junior brother of the late President John Evans Atta Mills, Mr Samuel Atta Mills has insisted that the family received the autopsy report explaining what caused the demise of the late President.

Contradicting claims by the junior Sam Atta Mills, the only son of late President Mills’ that the family has not seen the autopsy report, the Member of Parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) in the Central Region, Mr Samuel Atta Mills who is a junior of the late president said his nephew’s claims were not true.

Son of former President John Evans Atta Mills, Sam Atta Mills, says he would support a probe into the cause of his father’s death.

According to him, the cause of his father’s death still remains sketchy and that there was need for the cause of death to be laid to rest.

The Supreme Court has ordered Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome to produce the property number and documents of a house he claims belonged to his brother.

The court further ordered the registrar to subpoena the Head of the Lands Commission to come and ascertain the true owner of the said property located at Abelenkpe in Accra.

Mrs Charlotte Osei — EC boss

Politics

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, is to appear before the leadership of Parliament today for a discussion on the agitations at the commission.

She would also appear before the Committee of the Whole (an exclusive meeting of only Members of Parliament (MPs) to answer questions on the total amount that the EC collected from media representatives for covering the 2016 Election as well as replacement for lost or misplaced voter’s identity (ID) cards and how the amounts had been applied.

'I’m thinking of running for president' - Amissah-Arthur

Politics

Former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has said he is thinking about contesting the 2020 presidential election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Amissah-Arthur told journalists at the Asomdwee Park on the sidelines of the commemoration ceremony of the fifth anniversary of President John Evans Atta Mills’ death that: "I am not considering it [running for president] but people have come to me and I am thinking about it".

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has levelled damning allegations against her two deputies.

She has accused the Deputy Chairperson in charge of Operations, Mr Amadu Sulley, of collecting GH¢6 million from some political parties for the organisation of party primaries, without recourse to the structures of the EC.

Osagyefo Kwame Akosua X, Omanhen, Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area

Politics

The chiefs and people of Ajumako Enyan Essiam Traditional Area in the Central Region have expressed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo, for nominating Dr John Kofi Mensah for appointment as Managing Director of the ADB Bank.

At a press conference on Monday, addressed by Osagyefo Kwame Akosua X, Omanhen of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area, and supported by some other chiefs from the area, they said Dr. Kofi Mensah's contribution to the socio-economic development of the district has been immense.

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission (EC) to step aside as the various allegations and counter allegations being flung between the Chair Charlotte Osei and her deputies are duly investigated.

Mrs Osei has been accused by her staff of fraud and financial malfeasance. They have petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo for her removal as well as sent a similar to the Economic and Organised Crime Office asking for investigations into Mrs Osei's stewardship.

Mr Freddie Blay, acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party

Politics

The acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay, has restated the government’s commitment to sustaining measures put in place to enable the country to recover from the economic mess the party inherited from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He expressed confidence that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ministers would work hard to correct the mistakes of the previous government in order to bring the economy to the path of progress for the betterment of all Ghanaians.

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena over the weekend produced a near carbon copy of a goal scored by legendary Leeds United striker Tony Yeboah.

Evans Adottey — To remain with Maidens

Sports News

The Emergency Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made a number of proposals that will see changes in the technical bench of the female national teams.

The proposal is likely to be approved at the next GFA Executive Committee meeting.

Tema Youth captain Jacob Larweh beats Hearts of Oak forward Patrick Razak to the ball during yesterday’s match. Picture: Ebow Hanson

Sports News

A sensational strike by Accra Hearts of Oak skipper, Thomas Abbey, yesterday gave his side a deserving 3-1 victory over Tema Youth at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Abbey scored a world class goal to put the icing on the cake after his 30th minute stike from the penalty spot and Kwame Kizito’s header in the 57th minute gave the home side a good cushion as they dominated the game from the blast of the whistle.

Ninth-placed Ashanti Otumfuo Stars caused a shocker last Saturday when they defeated fifth-placed Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) 3-2 in the second round match of the ongoing Stanbic Bank-Graphic Sports Table Tennis League staged at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.

Young paddler, Jeffrey Owusu Afriyie, became the star of the day after beating veterans William Asare and Isaac Amoako of the GRA 3-1, 3-1 respectively in men’s singles match.

Aduana Stars reclaimed the top spot of the Premier League log after they clinched a point at Tarkwa where they held Medeama to a scoreless draw last Saturday.

With WAFA’s game against Asante Kotoko postponed to enable Kotoko recuperate from a tragic accident two weeks ago, Aduana jumped to the summit with 44 points, one more than the academy lads who have two games.

Undefeated Ghanaian boxer, Isaac "Royal Storm" Dogboe, put himself in readiness for a world title shot in Las Vegas after beating Javier Chacon to defend his WBO International Super Bantamweight belt last Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Dogboe proved too strong for the former world title contender after stopping the Argentine in the sixth round via a Technical Knockout in front of a packed crowd, including former President Jerry John Rawlings and boxing legend Azumah Nelson.

#STOPGALAMSEY PETITION

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Most men stop buying gifts for their partners after marriage.

Relationships

Since the history of humanity men are known to be skilful hunters. A good hunter does all he can to capture his prey. If he has to go to the thick forest deep at night, stand still for hours, kneel or crawl on his belly he will do so till he captures his prey.

Men have kept their instinct to hunt but have now shifted their focus to hunting for women.

If you have ever looked at the achievements of others and thought “Wow if only I can do that!”, or if you have ever wished that you can perform better, earn more money, make more friends, have better health, achieve higher level of success and so on, then this is just for you.

You are capable of all of that, everyone has all the potential in the world to do whatever it is they dream of or want, especially when you put your focus with determination on your goals, it’s easier to attain greater heights.

You may have fallen for a man who likes to see things his way. And while you can’t get rid of his stubborn streak, you might be able to gently prod him in a kinder direction for the sake of your relationship.

You can stay together, remain happy and stay true to yourself, even if you’re dating a guy who sometimes can get a little hard to handle.

The Secretary General of Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), Mr Michael Luguje has said that practical experiences have shown that single windows at the ports were no longer an option but an obligation for trade facilitation which all countries ought to adopt.

Mr Luguje said this when he opened a seminar aimed at ensuring that countries within West and Central Africa adopt the use of national single window systems in trade chain and port processes, in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin Monday morning.

Mr Daniel Asiedu

Business News

The Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Mr Daniel Asiedu, has dedicated the achievements of the bank at the 16th Ghana Banking Awards to its customers.

“This award would not have been possible without the esteemed customers of the bank,” he said, adding that, “as with other awards we have won in the past, we dedicate this to our loyal customers and farmers to whom we remain committed to in growing their businesses”.

The new banking hall of Access Bank at Lashibi

Business News

Access Bank Ghana has relocated its branch at the UBI Petroleum Station in Lashibi to a modern  building within the same area.

The move forms part of the bank’s strategic branch expansion objective to meet the specialised needs of businesses and residents within Lashibi and its neighbouring communities,.

As humans, most times, we celebrate people only when they are dead and gone, and this phenomenon is prevalent in the entertainment fold.

The narrative of Ghanaians always celebrating the dead must change. Persons who truly deserve approbation must always be venerated while they are alive, and as songstress, Becca, celebrates 10 years in the music industry, it is worthy to celebrate her and her achievements.

Friends of Gifty Anti who came for her Baby Shower

Showbiz News

The date was Thursday July 20 and the venue was Gifty Anti’s GDA Studios at Kokomlemle.

Time was 11am and friends of the broadcaster had gathered to throw a surprise Baby Shower for her as she expects her first child in a few weeks.

Kofi Kinaata

Showbiz News

He hit the limelight about four years ago when he featured on Castro’s Odo Pa single and since then Highlife artiste, Kofi Kinaata has endeared himself to Ghanaians with his music and become one of the most sought after musicians in the country.

So one would think like most musicians, his biggest dream is to to grab some Grammys and be known all over the world for his music but wait a minute, the Confessions hit maker disclosed to Showbiz yesterday, July 23, that he would rather pursue his football ambition.

US congress reaches deal on fresh sanctions

International News

Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling.

The new legislation will also sharply limit President Donald Trump's ability to lift any sanctions on Russia.

UN peacekeepers pictured last month in Bria, north of Bangassou

International News

Christian militia in the Central African Republic have attacked United Nations peacekeepers who were protecting a convoy of water trucks.

Mr Dos Santos has been in power for over thirty years

International News

Angola's parliament has passed a law that will curb the powers of future presidents to sack army and police bosses, reports AFP news agency.

In the new law - which will only apply to the successors of the current head of state - army, police and intelligence services bosses will be protected in their posts for eight years, says AFP.