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Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo advocates multi-party system to deepen Africa’s democracy

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, in Abuja, said the multi-party system of governance was the panacea to deepening democracy on the African continent, calling for the total integration of the continent.

Ghana to keep ex-Gitmo detainees as 2016 deal with U.S. expires

Ghana will have to work at integrating two Yemeni nationals it received from the United States government in 2016, a Minister has told lawmakers.

Ghana police hunts for fugitives after deadly jailbreak

Police in Ghana are still hunting for armed robbers who attacked a district police headquarters in the capital killing an officer and freeing persons held in the facility.

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

There was 80 per cent increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS infection in Ghana according to a 2017 Ghana AIDS Commission report.

Ghana immigration disqualifies recruits with stretch marks, bleached skin

The Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise.

Ghana govt denies congratulating George Weah as Liberians await initial results

The government of Ghana has denied news that its president has congratulated George Weah for winning Liberia’s presidential runoff vote held on December 26.

Federal govt to sanction transport firms allegedly involved in human trafficking

The Federal Government, in collaboration with Cote d’Ivoire, have set plans in motion to cancel licences of transportation companies being used in human trafficking.

Nigerians run Libya slave camps – Cameroonian returnee

The new slave trade-human trafficking in Libya is being carried out by many nationalities, including Nigerians and Ghanaians, according to a Cameroonian returnee, who was abducted in the country.

Homosexuality not on Ghana’s agenda – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the issue of same-sex relationships was not on the agenda of the West African country. He, however, believes that its snowball effect will soon reach Africa.

Niger govt pays 25 contract staff N10.2 million gratuities ‎

The Niger Pension Board said on Saturday that it paid N10. 2 million to 25 contract staff members of the state government as retirement benefits.

Exporters debunk yam rejection claims, say export was successful

Some exporters of yam to UK and the U.S. have debunked certain media reports, purporting that the yams exported after the launch of the initiative were rejected at their export destinations.

President Buhari condoles Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo over gas explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to President Nana Akufo-Addo to condole the government and people of Ghana on the gas explosions in the Legon suburb of Accra on Saturday.

Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after four people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation’s capital, triggering explosions.

Three dead in Ghana as gas truck fire causes explosions

At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Ghana’s capital, Accra, triggering explosions at two fuel stations, emergency services said on Sunday.

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Federal govt economic policies bearing positive fruits – Kaduna Chamber

Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), has commended the Federal Government for banning the importation of goods and service the country has comparative advantage.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls to join #BringBackOurGirls

Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday.

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John Campbell: Nigeria not transparent about Boko Haram

A former United States of America’s Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has criticised Nigerian government officials for not being transparent about the activities of Boko Haram.

AIB commences investigation into Dana Air accident

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigation into the accident involving an airline operated by Dana Airline; this is even as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has heightened safety oversight over the operator.

Supreme court set aside judgment compelling INEC to conduct election in 10 new wards

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Calabar, which compelled INEC to conduct elections in the 10 wards of Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Osun Assembly rejects independent candidature

The Osun State House of Assembly has unanimously rejected the proposed constitutional amendment to allow for independent candidature during elections in the country.

DPR seals 5 petrol stations in Sokoto, Kebbi

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed five petrol stations in Sokoto and Kebbi states, with a warning to independent marketers to desist from sharp practices and buying diverted products.