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Mr Osafo-Maafo — Senior Minister designate

Politics

All is clear for the vetting of the first set of ministers designate by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

Mr Mahama Ayariga

Politics

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr Mahama Ayariga, says the nomination of a former Minister of Finance, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, as a Senior Minister by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is unconstitutional.

Mr Eben Nartey (2nd right) showing a drain to engineers from the Department of Urban Roads PICTURE BY EMMANUEL QUAYE

Politics

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, has assured the constituents that his preoccupation for the next four years would be to take appropriate steps to address the sanitation and drainage challenges in the area.

The directive was given after a meeting with the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) following clashes between some supporters of the two parties over the School Feeding Programme

Politics

The Municipal Security Committee of the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly has directed caterers working for the School Feeding Programme to suspend their operations until it had received directives from the government.

Kamal-Deen Abdulai

Politics

NASARA Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government for creating the Ministry for Inner Cities and Zongo Development purposely to attend to the unique needs of residents of the nation’s Inner cities and zongos.

Nana Obiri Boahene (right) addressing a press conference in Accra. Looking on are Mr Bob Charles Agbontor (2nd right), a Deputy General Secretary, NPP, and others. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

Politics

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged the police to be even handed in their quest to clamp down on alleged cases of takeover of state institutions by sympathisers of the party.

Premier League champions, Wa All Stars, and MTN FA Cup winners, Bechem United, are expected to slug it out on Sunday for the Super Cup at the Tamale Stadium.

Mrs Charlotte Osei — EC Chair

General News

The Ministry of Finance has directed the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) to release GH¢70 million to the Electoral Commission (EC) to pay off part of the cost of the December 7, 2016 general election.

Sources close to the TEN fields partners said the tie-in had become critical at this time because the field was fast-tracked into operation in August 2016 with gas production, instead of the scheduled February 2017 for first gas

General News

Oil production on the Jubilee Field will be shut down for 15 days, starting February 3, 2017, to allow for an interconnection with the Tweneboa, Enyera and Ntomme (TEN) operations.

Pallbearers carrying the casket containing the remains of the late Asantehemaa for burial

General News

After 111 years on Mother Earth, 39 of which was spent as the queenmother of the Ashanti Kingdom, the late Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II was yesterday given the final farewell on her journey to the "village".

News of Adama Barrow's presidency was met with celebrations in the Gambian capital Banjul

General News

West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. Mr Jammeh has been given until noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed regional forces.

Adama Barrow has been in Senegal since the weekend

General News

Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia's disputed election, has been sworn in as president.

Latest Headlines

Grid List

Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he addressed cheering supporters at a concert on the eve of his presidential inauguration.

Speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, the president-elect also promised to bring change.

Drug lord Joaquin Guzman is commonly known as El Chapo, meaning Shorty

International News

Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the US, the Mexican governments announced on Thursday.

He arrived in New York on a flight from Ciudad Juarez.

Lestina Marie Smith, 17, is accused of attacking the man earlier this month (Picture: Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office)

International News

A teenage girl has been charged after allegedly holding down a 19-year-old man at knifepoint and raping him.

Lestina Marie Smith, 17, is accused of attacking the man in Saginaw, central Michigan, and forcing him to take part in both vaginal and oral sex.

Daddy Bosco

Showbiz News

The newly elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is yet to properly settle into the business of governance. Nonetheless, many are the expectations of Ghanaians from all sectors of the economy. Among these are the stakeholders in the arts and creative industry.

Abena Akuaba

Showbiz News

Every woman has a particular feature that she looks out for in choosing a man or the love of her life and for Ghanaian model Abena Akuaba Appiah, she prefers tall men.

Kumi Guitar

Showbiz News

An event organising company, Zylophone Media, has signed on highlife artiste, Kumi Guitar, for a five-year contract. Speaking with the Showbiz, Enoch Atakorah, Head of production at Zylophone Media, said his outfit signed Kumi as their first artiste after appreciating his talent, which he said hasn’t been fully utilised.

Charles Kotey receiving his ticket from Miss Owusu Bempah of Ecobank

Sports News

Six Ghanaians will have the privilege to travel to Gabon and watch the remaining two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D matches involving the Black Stars of Ghana.

Neymar's buy-out clause is 200m euros (£178m)

Sports News

Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe - worth about £216m - according to a new study which values 10 players at more than 100m euros.

“Despite the public's focus on the ongoing AFCON, Tamale fans have the rare privilege of watching the two clubs representing Ghana in the 2017 CAF inter Club Competitions showcase what they have in store for Ghanaians” the statement said.

Sports News

Defending league champions, Wa All Stars and FA Cup winners, Bechem United would usher the 2016/2017 premier league season with a clash at the Tamale Sports Stadium for the Champion of Champions game.

Managers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) have called for a legislative instrument to criminalise the encroachment on the dedicated lanes for the Quality Bus System (QBS) by other road users.

Professor Newman Kwadwo Kusi, Executive Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Business News

Ghana needs new, bold and systematic policies capable of bringing about fundamental changes to the economy, the Executive Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), Professor Newman Kwadwo Kusi, has stated.

Dr Said Boakye

Business News

Policy think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has asked the government to be cautious in the implementation of its policy proposals, explaining that the fundamentals of the economy are weak and incapable of supporting major policies initiatives immediately.

Even if you are having a very stressful and busy day, pick up the phone for a few minutes just to say hi to mom or your best friend

Lifestyle

Self-care is one of the most important things you should find time for in your day-to-day life. Stress, anxiety and depression seem to be on the rise and it is no surprise when you think about the beeping day and night, not to mention the countless hours wasted scrolling through social media feeds and demands life places upon most of us.

No need to shy away from dating through relationship sites

Relationships

Experts in the field say there is no need to shy away from dating through relationship sites - as long as precautions are taken. Keep chats restricted to the website or app.

Give yourself and your partner some space

Relationships

Do you feel like your relationship just isn’t what it used to be? Is it lacking that special spark you and your partner had when you first got together? It’s important to learn how to put the passion back into your relationship!