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Controversial 43 Presidential vehicles: Importer in fresh trouble

Controversial 43 Presidential vehicles: Importer in fresh trouble

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The woes of the man behind the importation of the controversial 43, but now 55 armor-plated fleet of vehicles for the presidency, Kwabena Boateng Aidoo, is far from over in spite of President Akufo-Addo’s directive that, government takes delivery of the vehicles. Intelligence picked by The aL-hAJJ indicate that the contract for the importation of the vehicles is likely to suffer another jolt if ongoing probing by the nation’s security and investigative agencies into the background and alleged “dealings” of Mr Boateng Aidoo confirms fresh allegations against him. Mr Boateng Aidoo was reported relieved of trauma the deal caused him when The aL-hAJJ recently reported that President Akufo-Addo had ordered the National Security and Finance Ministries to liaise with appropriate agencies fo
Mosquito hints of joining NDC’s flagbearership race

Mosquito hints of joining NDC’s flagbearership race

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General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is hinting he might join the flagbearership race of the party. Johnson Asiedu Nketia revealed that he will be ready to serve should party members elect him to lead the NDC ahead of the 2020 general elections. General Mosquito as he is popularly called made the comment while reacting to former President Jerry Rawlings’ description of him as ugly. Jerry Rawlings at a rally to mark the NDC’s 25th year anniversary at Ashaiman over the weekend said it was a pity that the NDC General Secretary was ugly, otherwise the party would have made him flagbearer in 2020. “…it is a pity he (Asiedu Nketia) is ugly…If he were handsome, we would put him on a horse to go and help. Considering how light he is like air, the h
To my King-Mrs Babara Mahama’s Tribute to Captain Maxwell Mahama.

To my King-Mrs Babara Mahama’s Tribute to Captain Maxwell Mahama.

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The wife of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, Mrs Barbara Mahama, has written an emotional tribute to her late husband. In the tribute, she described her late husband as her king, gisting partner, advisor, teacher, mentor and her life. According to her, she spoke to her husband around 6 am on the day her husband met his untimely death. Mrs Mahama also disclosed that she sent him a message around 9 am before he was murdered at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. Below is the full tribute: Tribute by wife To my king Hebrews 13:14 New Living Translation (NLT) For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. “Yo, what was for breakfast” was the last message I sent you on Monday at 9:12 am after we spoke at 6am and you said you were goin
Lionel Messi hails ‘phenomenal’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi hails ‘phenomenal’ Cristiano Ronaldo

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Lionel Messi hailed the quality of Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal star helped Real Madrid to retain their Champions League title. The Barcelona icon and Ronaldo are often competing for the top team and individual honours in the world game, with the Madrid forward hot favourite to win his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017. That would see the former Manchester United star match the Argentina international after his side’s 4-1 final win over Juventus in Cardiff. Messi, though, insisted the perceived rivalry between the pair is hyped up by the media and was happy to talk up Ronaldo’s ability. Ronaldo’s constant drive to improve is what most impressed Messi, who labelled him as one of the world’s best players. “That thing about our rivalry is something more invented by the press than by
I didn’t kill capt. Mahama, nursing mother nabbed

I didn’t kill capt. Mahama, nursing mother nabbed

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One of the three persons dragged to court over the murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has denied any involvement in the death of the soldier, which took place at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. According to Richmond Bio, who claims to be a farmer, he was not at the scene of the murder on May 29, 2017. Alibi He insisted that he was not part of the mob that lynched and partly burnt the slain soldier’s body, stressing that he went for a funeral. Bio is standing trial with two others – Kwame Tuffour and Evans Asare aka Body – both drivers. Before the Accra Central District Court, presided over by Ebenezer Kweku Ansah yesterday, the three were charged for conspiracy to murder and murder. Their pleas have therefore not been taken. This adds to 44 the number of su
44th Major Mahama ‘killer’ arrested

44th Major Mahama ‘killer’ arrested

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested three more persons in connection with the death of Major Maxwell Mahama. This brings the number of persons arrested to forty-four. The three are Kwame Tuffuor, Evans Asare and Richmond Bio. A statement from the Police assured Ghanaians that “work is in progress to bring all persons connected to the murder to face the full rigours of the law”. Meanwhile, Major Mahama will be buried on Friday in Accra after which there will be a family meeting and thanksgiving service on Saturday and Sunday respectively before the funeral is taken to Bole and Tumu for final funeral rites. GHANA POLICE SERVICE RE: Murder of Major Mahama Three more suspects arrested by police in connection with the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama have been remanded int
22 UCC students rusticated for Oguaa, ATL Hall clashes

22 UCC students rusticated for Oguaa, ATL Hall clashes

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Twenty-two students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) whom investigations found culpable in the clashes between Oguaa and Atlantic (ATL) Halls during a hall week celebration have been rusticated. The students, most of whom are executives of Atlantic Hall and organisers of the hall week have been rusticated for two and four semesters. At least three students were stabbed in March this year at UCC following a clash between some irate students of the University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and UCC. A UCC student was paralysed after he was several stabbed while trying to enter his hall from night studies. The student, Emmanuel Quarshie, 18, who is receiving medical treatment at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra told Joy News, he
Mzbel advices Mahama not to contest 2020 election

Mzbel advices Mahama not to contest 2020 election

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  Controversial Singer Mzbel has advised former President John Mahama not to contest the 2020 presidential election. She registered her concerns for Mr Mahama running again after she campaigned for him in the run-up to the December 7 election. Mzbel is noted for defending the former president on social media and was pelted with an egg during a performance in Belgium by a woman who took offence in one of the musician's comments against current President Akufo-Addo. Minutes after Mr Mahama delivered his final State of the Nation Address, Mzbel took to social media to share a tearful open letter to the outgoing president. In the letter, she described him as “a candle in the wind”, an accomplished man, her role model and hero. Mzbel added that she yearned for his presid
Hot Audio: Galamseyer invokes ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo

Hot Audio: Galamseyer invokes ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo

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The man whose earthmoving equipment was torched by some angry youth at Abekoase in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region has invoked the dreaded Ashanti deity ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government and its appointees for the loss. The youth numbering about 300 burnt two new Liebherr excavators, three heavy duty generators, a new Nelson Gold concentrator, two drums of engine oil, two drums of hydraulic oil, a 5000-litre poly tank, 6000-litre diesel container, six water pumps, tools and equipment boxes and welding plants belonging to Agyei Dankwa Investment, which they claim does illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) in the area. . But Chief Executive Officer of the mining company, Patrick Agyei Dankwa is blaming government for his predicam
Ken Agyapong losing hope in Bawumia

Ken Agyapong losing hope in Bawumia

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The man described as a “Gem” in the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Agyapong, has charged at Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, challenging him to fix the country’s economy for the masses ,who are unemployed to find jobs. Very much ignoring the role of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Kennedy Agyapong insisted, “Dr. Bawumia, if the NDC has collapsed the economy, fix it….we don’t want more complaints…” According to him, the NPP is now eating back its words after the party led by then flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, told then NDC government to fix the economy, if it’s broken. “Now our own words we’re chewing it, Ghanaians voted for us to fix the economy which was destroyed by the NDC. So no theories anymore, they’ve given you the power and we don’t want to hear excuses. Al
Kwesi Appiah open to calling suspended Black Stars duo

Kwesi Appiah open to calling suspended Black Stars duo

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Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng may well return to the Black Stars in the near future after head coach Kwesi Appiah revealed his readiness to recall the suspended duo. Appiah, at his unveiling in Accra on Tuesday, said Muntari and Kevin would be considered for selection if they are needed. Boateng, who is currently on the books of La Liga side Las Palmas as well as Pescara midfielder Muntari were suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars in 2014 during the FIFA World Cup for breaking camp rules. Muntari was frozen out of the team for “an unprovoked physical attack” on a then GFA executive committee member Moses Armah. Whereas, Boateng was dropped from the team because of "vulgar verbal attacks targeted at Kwesi Appiah" And since then, the former AC Milan players ha
‘I will crush my testicles if Mahama does not contest 2020’ – Appiah Stadium

‘I will crush my testicles if Mahama does not contest 2020’ – Appiah Stadium

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A sympathizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Appiah Stadium, has threatened to crush his testicles if former President Mahama does not contest the 2020 election. Speaking with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive Tuesday, Appiah Stadium mentioned that President Mahama was very competent and the most credible person to lead the NDC again. He warned that if the former president fails to come back and dethrone Nana Addo and the NPP administration in 2020, he will crush his testicles. According to Appiah stadium, he wants President Mahama to stage a major comeback in 2020 and was eagerly looking forward it. The controversial NDC activist rejected suggestions that he was just bragging, adding that it was about time people stood up for what they believe in. He added that he ...
Our promises ‘a sacred contract’: Bawumia

Our promises ‘a sacred contract’: Bawumia

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The promise by the Akufo-Addo government to build a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country as well as provide a dam in every farming village up north among others are a “sacred contract” between his administration and the people of Ghana, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.“We consider our promises a sacred contract between us and the people of Ghana. You entrusted us with your future by voting us into power. And Nana Akufo-Addo can assure you that he would work with the team we have with all the skills we can assemble to make this Ghanaian dream a reality,” Dr Bawumia said as he closed the first day of a two-day National Policy Summit at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).He said ahead of the 2016 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, then flag bearer of the
PHOTO: Funeral held for three fishes to prevent disaster

PHOTO: Funeral held for three fishes to prevent disaster

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Youth of Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region have held a burial service for three fishes found dead in the Nyinahin Amaano river. During the burial service, which was done same way as conducted for dead persons, saw the youth performing rituals to avert any tragedy befalling the community. The dead fishes were discovered during a clean-up exercise undertaken by the youth to clear the river banks of filth. After the rituals they were laid to rest with a white piece of cloth. Speaking to Kasapa News Monday, the Leader of the youth, Kofi Owusu said though it was not the duty of the youth to perform the rituals and bury the fish, they did so because those responsible were guilty of dereliction of duty, adding that the situation has resulted in unexplicable dis...
Mahama causing NDC ‘great harm’ – Group

Mahama causing NDC ‘great harm’ – Group

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Former President John Dramani Mahama should not “dare” contest the 2020 flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) if he does not come clear on exactly what he has taken responsibility for, with regards to the party’s defeat in the last presidential elections, a youth group of the party, Action Movement, has said. Mr Mahama, after the NDC’s 2016 electoral loss, asked supporters of the party to blame him for its defeat. “The cause of our loss is multifaceted,” he told his former appointees at a meeting on 28 March, adding that those going on air to blame fellow party members and specific members of his administration for the defeat must redirect those accusations at him since he led the party into the elections. “Of course, as the General who led us into battle, I ta
“Accra Will Be Africa’s Cleanest City In The Next 4 Years” – President Akufo-Addo Assures

“Accra Will Be Africa’s Cleanest City In The Next 4 Years” – President Akufo-Addo Assures

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged his commitment to making Accra the cleanest city on the African continent within the next four years. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the commitment I want to make, and for all of us to make, is that by the end of my term in office, Accra will be the cleanest city on the entire African continent. That is the commitment I am making.” The President made this known on Sunday, April 23, 2017, when the President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, together with the Chiefs and people of Jamestown, enstooled him as a Chief in Jamestown, in Accra. President Akufo-Addo was given the stool name “Nii Kwaku Ablade Okogyeaman I”, to wit “Royal Warrior; One who fights to redeem his peop
Minority so ‘ignorant’; I’m sad for them – Bawumia

Minority so ‘ignorant’; I’m sad for them – Bawumia

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the Minority as an “ignorant” bunch who do not “understand” the processes of managing the economy, thus, must do some reading to educate themselves. Speaking to the media in Washington DC about the Minority’s claim that the recent $2.25billion domestic bond issued by the Akufo-Addo government was done in “secrecy”, without parliamentary approval, and “cooked” to favour US-based investor Franklin Templeton, Dr Bawumia said: “This shows a lack of understanding, the Minority have never understood this economy and it’s just amazing that people on that side who were actually in charge of managing the economy will be making such statements. It really shows ignorance and I am so sad when I hear that from people who should know better.” Accord
Minority’s call for a probe into gov’t’s $2bn bond baseless – Assibey Yeboah

Minority’s call for a probe into gov’t’s $2bn bond baseless – Assibey Yeboah

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The Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee says a call by the minority for a probe into government’s $2.25 billion local bond issue is completely baseless. Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah told Evans Mensah on Joy FM's Top Story Tuesday the issues raised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs against the bond are not tenuous. The Minority at a news conference in Accra Tuesday called for a Parliamentary probe into a local bond issued by government on April 3, 2017. The NDC MPs said the bond, participated by only two investors, was “shrouded in secrecy to the extent that Ghanaian investors were denied the opportunity to participate in the deal.” The MPs said one of the investors who patronised the bond, Franklyn Templeton, has a link to Enterprise Group Limited of which Finance