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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Energy Commercial Bank extends IPO

Energy Commercial Bank Limited has extended its Initial Public Offer (IPO) that was expected to end on Friday 2nd November, 2018 to 16th November, 2018. This follows approval for extention by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A circular by the Ghana Stock Exchange indicates that the listing of all Energy Commercial Bank shares will take place on 18th December, 2018 ...

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2020 Olympic marathon will be ‘deadly’-Japanese doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke. The warning is the latest in a chorus of concern about how extreme heat could affect several sporting events at the Olympic games, particularly after Tokyo sweltered through a ...

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KNUST Riot: GHS 1.6m needed to fix damages

About  1.6 million Ghana Cedis is estimated as cost of damage during students riots at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, officials say. This according to authorities excludes stolen and looted items by the students when they went on rampage. This comes on the back of a visit to the school today by the Chancellor ...

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Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row

A Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement. The ...

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UEW: Supreme Court reinstates Prof. Avoke

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 by a unanimous decision, quashed the Judgment of the Winneba High Court, which purportedly removed from office the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Prof. Mawutor Avoke. This is the second time the Supreme Court has quashed a judgment of the Winneba High Court, purporting to remove the duly ...

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Nyantakyi’s ban: NDC’s call on Akufo Addo “absolute nonsense” – Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has described as ”absolute nonsense” the call by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on President Akufo Addo to open himself up for an independent investigation into his involvement in the bribery scandal involving the banned former President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwasi Nyantakyi. The NDC has ...

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Nyantakyi ban: Akufo Addo must clear his name – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on President Akufo Addo to open himself up for transparent and credible investigations by an independent body to clear his name in the bribery scandal involving the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi. The party’s call comes in the wake of FIFA’s life ban imposed on Mr Nynatakyi on all ...

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Akon plans solar projects to support Sierra Leone’s smart president

Senegal’s international music star Akon is planning a solar investment programme for Sierra Leone as part of plans to support the government of president Julius Maada Bio. Akon, real name Aliaume Damala Badara, met with the president in the United States on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. Local media reports that his investment will comprise ...

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US ends diplomatic visas for UN gay partners

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees. The change went into effect on Monday, giving partners currently in the US until 31 December to leave, get married or otherwise change their visa. It is a reversal of rules introduced in 2009. Currently, 25 countries have recognised same-sex marriage. ...

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Cameroon President Paul Biya assures Caf over Afcon preparations

ameroon President Paul Biya has insisted his country will be ready to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Biya made the assurances to the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Ahmad during a meeting in Yaounde on Tuesday. In turn Ahmad added Caf has no plans to take the tournament away from Cameroon. “President Biya has given ...

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