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FILE PHOTO- A health worker receives the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during the vaccination campaign at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Francis Kokoroko

Ghana to start second vaccine doses with re-deployed Congo COVAX shots

Ghana received 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Friday, which will enable it start offering second doses of the shot after it nearly ran out, the health ministry said.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will start work in his second term in office after he was re-elected as president of Ghana in the December 7 general elections.

Ghana opens journalists’ safety office

The office for the Coordinated Mechanism on the safety of Journalists has been opened in Accra.
FILE PHOTO - A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS-Yuriko Nakao-File Photo

Fake currency gang busted with over $5 million at Ghana airport

The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.
Several fleeing inmates freed by gunmen at the Owerri Custodial Centre have voluntarily returned.

Imo jailbreak: Police nab nine escapees in Ghana

After successfully arriving Ghana on a boat through the dangerous waters of the River Volta in Ada, not less than nine suspected Nigerian jail breakers met their waterloo in a Ghanaian motor park on Sunday.
For posting a nude photo with her son on social media, a Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, will be spending three months in prison, a court in Ghana ruled on Friday.

Ghanaian actress convicted over viral nude photo with son

For posting a nude photo with her son on social media, a Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo, will be spending three months in prison, a court in Ghana ruled on Friday.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: Why Twitter picked Ghana for HQ over Nigeria

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alh Lai Mohammed, has said that the negative comments and reports Nigerians are making about the country led Twitter to make Ghana its headquarters in Africa rather than Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Unpatriotic citizens made Twitter snub Nigeria for Ghana

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has blamed unpatriotic Nigerians for being the reason why social networking service, Twitter, decided to make Ghana its African headquarters.
At least 80 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana’s capital Accra since Friday, prompting investigations by the authorities.

Dozens of dolphins wash up dead on Ghana beaches

At least 80 dolphins and large numbers of fish have washed up dead on beaches near Ghana’s capital Accra since Friday, prompting investigations by the authorities.

WAEC council recommends forum for education ministers of member-states

One of the crucial recommendations at the 69th annual meeting of the governing board of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, was the need for Ministers of Education in member-states to get a forum where issues on education would be discussed.
A Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, and veteran actor and film producer, Ramsey Nouah, have acquired the rights to produce a biopic based on the life and times of king Jaja of Opobo.

Ramsey Nouah to produce King Jaja of Opobo’s biopic

A Nigerian filmmaker, Charles Okpaleke, and veteran actor and film producer, Ramsey Nouah, have acquired the rights to produce a biopic based on the life and times of king Jaja of Opobo.
A gang that specialises in stealing wellheads from oil rigs in the Niger Delta region has been smashed by the Surveillance and Enforcement Team of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, led by Sector ‘C’ Coordinator, Eshanekpe Israel, popularly called Akpodoro.

IPMAN surveillance team nabs wellheads thieves in Delta

A gang that specialises in stealing wellheads from oil rigs in the Niger Delta region has been smashed by the Surveillance and Enforcement Team of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, led by Sector ‘C’ Coordinator, Eshanekpe Israel, popularly called Akpodoro.
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Nigeria’s Oto Joseph clinch Commonwealth eliminator title after knockout win in Accra

Nigeria’s Oto Joseph defeated Anama Dotse of Ghana to clinch the Commonwealth Eliminator title in the lightweight category.

‘Total system shutdown’ as Ghana hit by countrywide power blackout

Ghana suffered a nationwide power cut on Sunday, the west African country's electricity provider GRIDCo said, as it attempted to restore power.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

My boyfriend sold my Jeep, withdrew all my money in the bank – woman tells...

A businesswoman, Emem Bassey, on Wednesday told a Chief Magistrates Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, that her boyfriend, Onokevbagbe Enikioye, allegedly sold her Lexus Jeep worth N2.3 million without her consent.
Nigerian major carrier, Air Peace, has announced that it would commence flight operations to Makurdi, Benue State capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.

Air Peace resumes Accra flights March 15, set for Ilorin services

The spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this, stated that the Lagos-Accra flight will depart daily at 07:00hrs while the Accra-Lagos flight will depart at 07:40hrs.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: ECOWAS Parliament supports Mali’s transition to democratic rule

Speaker of the parliament Sidie Mohamed Tunis pledged the support of the sub-regional congress when he led a parliamentary mission to Mali as part of activities of the sub-regional lawmakers to support the West African country.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, has expressed delight that the first doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India has been delivered.

AstraZeneca chief delighted as Ghana takes delivery of vaccines

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, has expressed delight that the first doses of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India has been delivered.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

First coronavirus vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said in a joint statement.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana’s Catholic Church asks president to close down LGBTQI office in Accra

The Catholic Church has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately shut down the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) office in Accra.
The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kano-Maradi rail: Posterity will be kind to President Buhari – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says posterity will be kind to President Muhammadu Buhari for embarking on massive infrastructure development in the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a press conference remotely on the annual global WTO trade forecast at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland March 31, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

WTO chief: U.S. support for coronavirus patent waiver will push WTO talks

A United States’ proposal to discuss waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines will intensify talks on the issue within the World Trade Organisation, the WTO director general said on Friday
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. The “Nixing the Fix” report details a host of repair restrictions, especially those imposed by mobile phone and car manufacturers.

FTC report blasts manufacturers for restricting product repairs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published its long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. The “Nixing the Fix” report details a host of repair restrictions, especially those imposed by mobile phone and car manufacturers.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House summons NNPC, Addax, others over ‘irregularities’ in oil sector

The House of Representatives Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the revocation and award of oil mining leases (OML), has given the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Addax Petroleum Company Limited and Santex Nigeria Limited two-week ultimatum to appear before it and explain alleged irregularities in the corporations.
Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

Mason Greenwood sets new Manchester United record

Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.
FILE PHOTO- A health worker receives the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during the vaccination campaign at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Francis Kokoroko

Ghana to start second vaccine doses with re-deployed Congo COVAX shots

Ghana received 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Friday, which will enable it start offering second doses of the shot after it nearly ran out, the health ministry said.

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The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.

NIPC: Nigeria records $8.41 billion investments in Q1 2021

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) said it tracked $8.41bn worth of Investments from 15 Projects across eight States. The States include: Bayelsa, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Delta, Edo, Bauchi and Akwa Ibom.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

President Buhari mulls fresh strategy at security meeting

Amid deteriorating security across the country, caused by Boko Haram, bandits and other terrorists, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday convened a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House, Abuja, to fashion out new strategies to stem the unending killings.
Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.

Inter fans celebrate Serie A title victory

Inter have won the 19th Scudetto in their history after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and fans have gathered in the central Piazza Duomo to celebrate the achievement.
Crotone head coach Serse Cosmi admitted that the club will find it difficult to hold on to Simy Nwankwo following his incredible run of form for the Serie A outfit.

Henry Nwosu: Simy Nwankwo must look beyond Crotone next summer

Former Nigerian midfielder Henry Nwosu has advised Super Eagles striker, Simy Nwankwo to look beyond Crotone and join a better club next season.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr. Alexander Ayoola Okoh as the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) for a second term of four years in accordance with the provision of Section 17 (1)(a) and (2)(a) of the Public Enterprise (Privatization & Commercialization) Act, 1999.

BPE, NDPHC set to sell five power generating plants

The Board of Directors, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, and the National Council on Privatisation have approved the sale of five generating companies in the country through a competitive bidding process.