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Veteran Nigerian actor, Mr Ibu has passed on

Veteran Nigerian actor, John Okafor popular known as Mr Ibu has passed. He was sixty-two years of age. According to Vanguard Nigeria, the actor passed away in a hospital. His cause of death is yet to be made known to the public. Months of poor health preceded Mr. Ibu’s death. The actor’s family disclosed in October 2023 that he had been dealing with health problems and he had undergone numerous surgeries. He had earlier launched a fundraiser and made an impassioned plea to help pay f...[Read More]

IMF Boss Kristalina Georgieva throws support behind the new Finance Minister

Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has welcomed Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, the new Finance Minister. She believes that Dr Amin Asam’s leadership will be crucial in sustaining Ghana’s reform effort and building on the current momentum of strong programme performance and gradual economic stabilisation. She directed Dr. Adam to make efforts to restore stability to Ghana’s economy. In the most recent reshuffling, the President promoted...[Read More]

Lady Accuses Rapper, EL, of Groping and Sexual Abuse

The artist Elorm Adablah, better known in showbiz as EL, has been accused of sexual abuse and groping by a Ghanaian woman on Facebook who goes by Edna FG. She said in a Facebook post that the rapper has been pressuring female musicians who come to his recording studio in the Nyaniba estates to have sex. She stated that in 2009, she paid EL for a recording session, but she was never given the opportunity to record her songs and was forced to sit for hours as the rapper entered the room with sever...[Read More]

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]

Donald Trump has entered a not guilty plea to 34 criminal charges

During a court hearing in New York, former US President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges. During the nearly hour-long hearing, the former president was accused of falsifying records to conceal crimes. Judge Juan Merchan did not issue a gag order, but he did request that both parties be mindful of their language and rhetoric. Trump, who is running for president in 2024, will be released on bail and will return to Florida later. What you should know about the charges According ...[Read More]

Ghana: Immigration Officer shot dead and two others in critical condition

One Ghana Immigration Service officer has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Bawku, Upper East Region. Two other officers who were traveling with the deceased were shot in varying degrees and are in critical condition, receiving treatment. The officers affected are Assistant Inspector of Immigration Mr Philip Motey, who is stationed in Missiga, Assistant Inspector of Immigration Mr Lawrence Afari, who is stationed in Kulungugu, and Assistant Inspector Eric Ayidiya, who is stationed at the Pulim...[Read More]

Trump has been arrested pending his arraignment

Former President Donald Trump has arrived at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in lower Manhattan, where he is being held in police custody pending his arraignment. As part of the arrest, Trump is expected to be fingerprinted, though it’s unclear whether his mugshot will be taken. He will then be taken to a courtroom to be arraigned — an appearance that is expected to be brief and routine but represents a surreal and historic moment in US history. Trump will not be handcuffed ...[Read More]

Trump won’t appear in court in handcuffs – Lawyer

According to CBS News, Donald Trump’s court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. The former president is expected to fly from Florida on his private plane and hand himself in, accompanied by federal agents. Mr Trump has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with a $130,000 (£105,000) payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. The charges have not yet been made public, and Mr Trump’s lawyer stated on Friday that he, too, has yet to read the indictment. According to a law enf...[Read More]

Trump is expected to be arrested in the coming days

Former US President Donald Trump will face charges in connection with hush money payments made to a porn star shortly before the 2016 presidential election. The specifics of the case against him have not yet been made public. After investigating a $130,000 payout to Stormy Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence about an alleged affair, a grand jury voted to indict him. Mr. Trump, 76, has denied any wrongdoing. He is the first sitting or former president of the United States to face criminal ch...[Read More]

Donald Trump indicted by NY grand jury

Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday, making him the first president in US history to face criminal charges. According to sources familiar with the case, Trump faces more than 30 counts of business fraud. Following the indictment, Trump issued a fiery statement calling the move “political persecution and election interference at the highest level in history.” Former Vice President Mike Pence told CNN that charging the former president would...[Read More]