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A 36-year-old man, Abdul Salam, has been arrested by the Asankrangwa Police for murdering his six-year-old son for rituals.

The suspect was alleged to have severed the head and left legs of the boy in what could be described as a ritual murder.

A businessman, Bismark Kyeremateng, is in the grips of the police in the Ashanti Region for allegedly importing and distributing fake electricity meters.

Kyeremateng is said to have been in the business for the past two years was arrested at his office at Kronom, a suburb of Kumasi.

Holding a diplomatic passport facilitates easy travel as compared to an ordinary or a service passport.

In many countries, diplomatic passports are issued strictly to members of government [executive], diplomats and in some cases members of parliament.

In Ghana, Section (6) of the Passport and Travel Certificate Act, 1953, talks about the Minister issuing diplomatic passports to members of government who are proceeding on official government business.

The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas), says it has renewed a Project Implementation Agreement with the conglomerate, Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group Co. for engineering and survey studies on the proposed 278 kilometre onshore natural gas transmission pipeline from Aboadze to Tema.

A Screen Printer who collected GH¢8,000 from a reverend minister under the pretext of enlisting him into the Ghana Police Service or the Ghana Armed Forces but failed has been convicted to a fine of GH¢3, 600.

Henry Kwashie in default would serve nine months in prison.

The court further ordered him to refund the complainant’s GH¢8,000 to him.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye has confirmed the involvement of three sitting Members of Parliament (MP) and a former MP in alleged visa fraud using their diplomatic passports.

The MPs are said to have used their diplomatic passports to secure visas for some “relatives” to travel to the UK but who did not return per their visa conditions..

President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says threats by some illegal miners to vote him out in the 2020 elections will not dissuade him in his anti-galamsey fight.

According to him, he is more concerned about national development issues and not elections.

Only 34 women representing about 16 percent made it to list of 212 District Chief Executive (DCE) nominees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released the list of all 212 Municipal and District Chief Executives.

Announcing the appointments on Wednesday, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama said the appointees are expected to be approved by the Assemblies in the coming days and weeks to complete the process.

Nene Tetteh Odorkor Tumeh - Acting President of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Council

Politics

The Yilo Krobo Traditional  Council in the Eastern Region has called on the Presidency and the general public to disregard a press release on the nomination of the Yilo Krobo Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) that was purported and alleged to have come from the council.

A statement signed by the acting President of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Council, Nene Tetteh Odorkor Tumeh, at Somanya, noted that the council has not authorised anyone at all, not even Nene Tetteh Agblezee, one of the Divisional Chiefs,  to make any statement on the nomination and appointment of MCE for the area as being purported on social media.

Mr James Kluste Avedzi - Deputy Minority Leader

Politics

The Volta Region Caucus of the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament has begun interactions with constituencies in the region to brace itself up for activities to reorganise the party.

The caucus, led by  the Deputy Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Ketu North, Mr James Klutse Avedzi, said the caucus had been divided into four groups who visited 18 out of the 26 constituencies in the region from April 19 to April 21.

A former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa, has congratulated President Akufo-Addo, on his election to the highest office of the land, and has urged him and the country to continue on the path of democracy, and continue being the ‘star of Africa’.

Benjamin Mkapa made this known on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, when he paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Presidency, on his way to deliver a lecture at the University of Development Studies, in Tamale. 

#GRAPHIC SPORTS NEWS

Komlan Agbégniadan - scored a brace for WAFA

Sports News

West Africa Football Academy maintained their lead at the top of the Ghana Premier League standings after defeating Liberty Professionals 2-1 today at the Sogakope Park. 

The win, WAFA's seventh consecutive victory on the bounce was secured courtesy a brace by Komlan Agbégniadan at the Sogakope Park on Wednesday afternoon. Liberty skipper Samuel Sarfo scored a late consolation for the visitors.

Ghana’s Black Stars could face financial challenges following the Parliament of Ghana’s rejection of a budgetary allocation by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to cover the company’s annual sponsorship of the senior national football team.

The situation leaves the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in a dilemma as GNPC since 2013 has been the Stars’  Headline Sponsor who paid the national coach’s salary and also supported some activities of the team.

Incoming Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah has held closed-door talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo. The meeting precedes Appiah's official announcement as coach of the senior national team.

Wisdon Na-Adrago

Sports News

Former All Africa Games doubles gold medalist, Wisdom Na-Adrago, survived a scare to progress to the next stage of the ongoing McDan West African Open tennis competition after a hard-fought 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Benin's Theophile Sedogo.

The clash between Na-Adrago, who won gold at the 2015 AAG in Congo Brazzaville and his Beninois opponent lasted a gruelling two hours and 25 minutes under the scorching sun at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Tomas Setodji

Sports News

Men's top seed Tomas Setodji has already decided how he will spend the $3,000 cash prize if he wins the 2017 McDan West African Open Championship.

The confident Togolese says he came to Ghana to win the competition and will leave no stone unturned in his bid to win the 2017 McDan Open Championsip because he will use the money to fund his career as a budding tennis prospect.

Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah (arrowed) in a group photograph with officials of Vivo Energy, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko during the presentation

Sports News

There will be a whopping GH¢50,000 cash prize at stake for the winner when bitter rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante clash for the [email protected] President's Cup in May.

According to the organisers, the latest instalment of the longstanding rivalry between Ghana's most successful clubs will be held over two legs, on May 1 and May 28 at the Accra Sports Stadium and Kumasi Sports Stadium respectively.

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When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.

As a therapist and life transition coach, I’ve worked with many couples struggling with relationship issues. Most often, the issues revolve around ineffective communication, mistrust, the need for power and control, and the quest to be right.

In order to have a loving and thriving relationship, a couple needs to have a good energy flow and synergy. But it can be hard for people to know where to start when creating this type of relationship. But the 5 C's can help when used as a guide.

In the day to day of our relationships, a lot of stuff can get swept under the rug. Combine that with the fact that a lot of partners don’t really get to know each other on a deep level at the beginning of their relationships (or at any point) and you could be highly prone to emotionally stepping on your partner’s toes without knowing it.

I recommend asking some of the following questions once every few months, and others on a weekly basis.

Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister

Business News

The cedi outperformed the U.S dollar and the euro but depreciated versus the British pound at the close of trading in the week ending April 21. It recorded a 1.13 per cent appreciation against the U.S. dollar as investors languished over weaker-than-expected economic data in the world’s largest economy.

Mr Emmanuel Hudson-Odoi (right) receiving the award on behalf of Subah Infosolutions

Telecom

IT and Telecommunications solution provider, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, has been adjudged the “Best Revenue Assurance, Fraud & Traffic Monitoring Solution” provider at the just-ended 4th Annual Africa Telecoms Fraud, Revenue Assurance and Risk Management Forum in Kenya. 

The Director of Subah Infosolutions, Mr Redeemer Kwame, accompanied by the Business Development and Marketing Manager, Mr Emmanuel Hudson-Odoi, and the Revenue Assurance Manager Mr Felix Steve Quaicoe, received the award on behalf of the company.

Dr Said Boakye

Business News

Fiscal policy think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has backed government’s decision to cap revenue allocations to statutory funds at 25 per cent of tax revenue, but fears gains from that “bold step” would be neutralised by counter-moves to commence the implementation of expenditure-laden campaign promises this year.

Ahead of the government’s budget reading in March, the IFS had advocated for urgent measures to address the excessive rigidity associated with Ghana’s public budget. The proposal was accepted, resulting in the passage of the Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Act in March.

Social media users are reacting to the uncanny resemblance between Shatta Wale's son and his long-time adversary Stonebwoy.

Regardless Dancehall being the in thing now, reunited Reggae music duo, Wutah has disclosed they are more than capable of taking back the position they held before going their separate ways in 2009.

Emelia Brobbey

Showbiz News

Fans of pretty actress Emelia Brobbey may have noticed her new look and wondering what she is up to but the Anibre Nye actress says she just wanted a new look.

Emelia currently sports a low crop hair-do and pictures of her new look have gone viral. She told Showbiz yesterday that she just felt like changing her looks.

Reports emerging from Nigeria's Federal Government say President Muhammadu Buhari is to operate from home hence.

The US military's top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "to his senses, not to his knees".

Adm Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready "with the best technology" to defeat any North Korean missile threat.

The US has also deployed warships and a submarine to the Korean peninsula.

Aldi Rizal became an international sensation after he was found chain-smoking cigarettes at just two years old

International News

The two-year-old boy who became an international sensation after he was found chain smoking in a remote village has kicked the habit, lost weight and is now the 'champion' of his primary school.

Aldi Rizal shot to fame in 2010 after he was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing 40 cigarettes a day while riding his tricycle.