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Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo names new head of election body

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday named a lawyer and governance specialist Jean Mensa as the new head of the national electoral commission, the Presidency said.

Nigerian arrested for human trafficking in Ghana

A Nigerian lady, Goodness Ifeoma Amobi, and her Ghanaian friend, Sampson Aglah, have been arrested by Ghana security agents in an attempt to traffick three girls to Nigeria at the weekend at Dabala Junction near Sogakope.

BFN: 200 players set for Lagos International Badminton Classics

No fewer than 200 badminton players from 23 countries will converge on Lagos to participate in the 4th edition of the Lagos International Badminton Classics.

ECOWAS to enhance sustainable electricity access

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 West African countries and the Sahel region to promote development in the region.
International Press Institute (IPI)

2019: Journalists urged to be conflict-sensitive

The Director, International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Mr Lanre Arogundade, has advised Journalists to be conflict-sensitive in their reports as the country prepares for 2019 general elections.

But for corruption, African football would’ve been better – Ghana’s Anas Anas

The undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed soccer officials appearing to take bribes has said that African football will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigorously.

Minister: Ghana FA for dissolution after shocking corruption stories

Ghana FA will be dissolved by the government after explosive revelations of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials that have shocked the football-mad nation.

Air Namibia set to launch Windhoek-Lagos-Accra flight

The new Air Namibia is to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, with the return routing from Accra-Lagos-Windhoek; and will reduce flight hours in West Africa by 60 per cent.

Ghanaian reporter dismisses football graft expose threats

A Ghanaian investigative journalist on Tuesday vowed to carry on undercover work despite receiving death threats in relation to an upcoming expose on alleged corruption in football.

Justice Mustapha Akanbi buried in Ilorin

The remains of late pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Mustapha Akanbi, has been buried in Ilorin.

Ghanaians dream of migrating despite economic optimism

Ernest Owusu wants to get his hands dirty. "I have nothing to work on," the Ghanaian mechanic complains, looking around at his roadside garage which is littered with rusted cars and vans.

Justice Mustapha Akanbi to be buried today

Former head of Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi, will be buried today, just hours after his death.

Lagos-Abuja route emerges 4th busiest in Africa

Research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent.

Man gets 15 years in prison for stealing iPad

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a driver, Abdul Rashid Zuberu to 15 years in prison with hard labour for stealing an iPad worth GH¢350.00 at knifepoint.

International monetary fund warns of rising African debt

The IMF on Tuesday warned that sub-Saharan African nations are at growing risk of debt distress because of heavy borrowing and gaping deficits, in spite of an overall uptick in economic growth.

Actress’ sex-for-rent claim sparks debate

An actress who said women needed men to take care of them has sparked fierce debate in Ghana and widened the focus about sexual harassment in the country.

RwandAir now operates Abuja-Kigali route

RwandAir on Friday inaugurated its maiden flight to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 30 passenger on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital.

FAA orders emergency inspection of engines used by Arik, Air Peace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US airspace regulatory agency, has directed airlines with the same engines as the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to carry out a thorough inspection of the engines’ fan blades.

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Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly

Equatorial Guinea has pulled out of the planned international friendly match with Ghana next month, the latter's Football Association (GFA) has confirmed.
Nigerian winger Moses Simon teams Nantes starting XI as Canaries trip to Principality side AS Monaco for the third match day of the French Ligue 1.

Moses Simon goes for 30th Ligue 1 start for Nantes vs Lille

Nigeria forward Moses Simon is set to make his 30th Ligue 1 start for FC Nantes who visit Losc Lille in a matchday-five encounter at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy tonight (Friday).

DSS official killed by ‘arms dealers’ in Plateau

According to an official of the service who does not want to be quoted, the service received intelligence information about some arms dealers who supply violent groups with firearms to cause mayhem in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos governor seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: How IGP called, ordered me to leave Edo on eve of election

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, called him on the telephone on the eve of the Edo State governorship election last week and ordered him to leave the state immediately.