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Niger, Mali and Burkina announce withdrawal from ECOWAS

“After 49 years of existence, the valiant people of Burkina, Mali, and Niger announced with much disappointment that their Organisation has moved away from the ideals of founding fathers and Pan-Africanism,” read a joint statement from the military rulers released on Sunday, January 28. Colonel Amadou Abdramane, spokesman for the Niger junta, said, “The organisation notably failed to assist these states in their existential fight against terrorism and insecurity.” In an a...[Read More]

US approves nation’s first ‘lab-grown’ meat

On Wednesday, U.S. officials allowed the sale of chicken created from animal cells for the first time, allowing two California companies to deliver “lab-grown” poultry to the nation’s restaurant tables and, eventually, supermarket shelves. The Agriculture Department approved Upside Foods and Good Meat, which had been racing to be the first in the United States to sell meat that didn’t come from slaughtered animals — what’s now known as “cell-cultivated” ...[Read More]

The University of Ghana wants High Court Judge Obiri replaced over impartiality

Lawyers for the University of Ghana have written to the High Court’s Commercial Division, raising concerns about the impartiality of presiding judge Justice Francis Obiri in the case between the University and some Commonwealth Hall students. Justice Obiri presided over an injunction application filed by students against Ghana’s premier university. According to University lawyers, Justice Obiri sat on the case without allowing the University to cross-examine the witness, Lawrence Edi...[Read More]

ECG to start extensive disconnection exercise over GHc5bn debt

The Electricity Company of Ghana will begin a large-scale disconnection exercise on Monday, March 20, in order to generate revenue. Mr. Samuel Dubik Mahama Esq., Managing Director, stated that the company is owed more than GHS 5 billion from September 2022 to February 2023. The majority of this debt is held by SOEs and MDAs. This exercise stems from the numerous institutions that owe the energy company, This will be the fate of many other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) and State Ow...[Read More]

Call off Independence Day celebrations – John Dumelo

John Dumelo, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant, has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to postpone this year’s Independence Day celebrations. He stated that the Ghanaian economy cannot currently support the March 6 celebrations in all regional capitals. “Greetings @NAkufoAddo, respectfully we are in hard times, can you please cancel all state, regional, and district Independence Day celebrations?” the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency aspirant ...[Read More]

Tinubu wins Nigeria’s most closely contested Presidential election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced the former Lagos governor winner of the election after four days of collating the results of the February 25 election at the National Collation Centre in Abuja. Tinubu won the same number of states as his two main rivals, but he received more votes than A...[Read More]

Tinubu won 99.4% of votes in Buhari’s polling unit

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, has won nearly flawlessly in President Muhammadu Buhari’s polling unit. The president has been accused of not fully supporting his party’s candidate on numerous occasions. After voting at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina State, the 80-year-old publicly displayed his ballot paper to the media, possibly to put an end to the rumors. Buhari can also now flaunt the result of his polling unit to solidify his relation...[Read More]

Ghana-Ivory Coast land border reopens since its closure in 2020

Ivory Coast’s government has officially reopened its land borders, which had been closed to travelers from Ghana since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Moses Akakpo, the Western Region Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service, who confirmed the news to Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, the development will allow free flow of travelers between the two countries. “We are all aware that that side of...[Read More]

Punish local authorities for negligence in the collapse of the Ejuraman Anglican SHS dining hall

In an interview with Johnnie Hughes on the 3FM Sunrise Morning Show, Sampson Wolanyo Deklu, Technical Lead at the Bureau of Public Safety, called for stricter punishment to be applied to officials of local assemblies whose negligence caused the collapse of the dining hall of Ejuraman Anglican Secondary School in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal District of Ashanti Region. Ejuraman Anglican SHS students were hospitalised at Ejura Government Hospital after their school’s dining hall collapsed...[Read More]

Weekend avalanches kill 10 in Austria and Switzerland

  Ten individuals have been killed in a few torrential slides across the Austrian and Swiss Alps over the course of the end of the week. Travellers from New Zealand, China and Germany were among the dead at various different ski resorts. Austrian specialists set up a level four torrential slide alert – the second most noteworthy – following serious snowfall and wind nearby. Notwithstanding the alerts, ski resorts in western Austria have been topping off because of school occasio...[Read More]

Father and daughter killed in a Mercedes Benz and Tipper truck collision

An 80-year-old man and his 23-year-old daughter were killed instantly when their Mercedes Benz collided with a Tipper truck. The tragic incident occurred on the outskirts of Onwe on the Ejisu-Kuntenase road around 11 a.m. on Monday, January 31. Kwame Mensah and his daughter, Sarfo Emmanuella, have been identified as the deceased, and their bodies have been deposited at a nearby mortuary. According to myjoyonline, the driver of the Benz, a Seventh-Day Adventist Church pastor named Richard Obeng s...[Read More]

Ghana: 44 fire outbreaks recorded on December 25th

The Ghana National Fire Service has expressed concern about an unexpected increase in fire outbreaks in the country, revealing that 44 cases were recorded on Christmas Day alone. In a statement issued on December 26, the service urged the general public to exercise caution when dealing with fire or anything combustible in order to avoid avoidable fire outbreaks. According to the statement, the Tema Region had the most fire outbreaks of the 44, followed by the Ashanti Region. “On Christmas ...[Read More]