Nayele cocaine saga: Six suspects return to court today

Nayele cocaine saga: Six suspects return to court today

An Accra Circuit Court will today hear the case against six persons accused of aiding Nayale Ametefeh to traffic 12 kilogrammes of cocaine to the United Kingdom last year. At the last adjourned date, state prosecutors failed to open their case against the six suspects. The suspects include businessman, Alhaji Dawood Mohammed. The state prosecutors asked the court to grant them more time to complete their investigations. But Mr...

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'Barca not favourites against Man City'

'Barca not favourites against Man City'

Barcelona are not clear favourites to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League quarter-finals, says coach Luis Enrique. The Catalan club are aiming to reach the last eight for a ninth straight season, while City have never gone beyond the last 16. "I don't think there is a favourite," said Enrique, ahead of Tuesday's first leg at Etihad Stadium. Barca beat City 4-1 on aggregate at the same...

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Sports News: Mayweather, Pacquiao agree $250m purse

Sports News: Mayweather, Pacquiao agree $250m purse

Floyd Mayweather will announce at his teasing convenience that the richest fight in boxing history will take place in Las Vegas on May 2. All that remains of the long wait for the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world to take on the pretender to that mythical title, Manny Pacquiao, is for Floyd Mayweather to confirm that it’s on at last. Mayweather and the Filipino Pac-Man are to be...

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Entertainment News: Jazz maestro Earl Klugh holds Accra spellbound

Entertainment News: Jazz maestro Earl Klugh holds Accra spellbound

International jazz maestro Earl Klugh lived up to expectation when he set the Accra international conference center on “fire” on the first of two nights of enthralling performances. The maestro who touched down two days ago for the Stanbic Bank Ghana Jazz Festival promised to deliver nothing but the best and he did not disappoint. The renowned guitar jazz player who recorded his first hit at 17 kept the...

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Tidal waves ravage homes in Keta municipality

Tidal waves ravage homes in Keta municipality

Hundreds of residents in Horve Havedzi at Keta in the Volta region have been rendered homeless following a tidal waves that swept away homes on Friday dawn. The displaced residents said the strong tidal current has been an annual ritual affecting the community. The wave which was described as one of the fiercest destroyed some low-lying houses and ripped off some roofs. Speaking to Citi News the assembly man...

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Discrimination against Muslim students: Christian Council calls for consensus

Discrimination against Muslim students: Christian Council calls for consensus

Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of Christian Council The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has said the issue of discrimination against Muslim students in some educational institutions in the country needs consensus to resolve and not politics. “The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG)  has noted the current concerns expressed by Muslim brothers and sisters over the use of hijab (veils) in our educational institutions and calls for consensus...

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GFA match fixing scandal: Agent banned for 3 years

GFA match fixing scandal: Agent banned for 3 years

  Chris Forsythe, the FIFA agent at the centre of the match fixing scandal that rocked the Ghana Football Association during the 2014 World Cup has been handed a 3 year ban while his accomplice Obed Nketiah has been warned by the Ethics Committee of the GFA. The decision was given on Thursday after months of investigation by the GFA. The FA was told by FIFA in 2014 to...

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Disclose contents of oil, gas contracts — IEA

Disclose contents of oil, gas contracts — IEA

Prof. John Asafu-Ajaye (left), Visiting Fellow at the IEA, addressing participants in the news conference in Accra. Picture: EDNA ADUSERWAA   The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has urged the government to publish information on oil and gas contracts as well as improve on the process of licensing oil companies. Speaking at a news conference in Accra yesterday to launch a monitoring report on the management of Ghana’s oil...

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‘Reserve small-scale gold mining for Ghanaians’

‘Reserve small-scale gold mining for Ghanaians’

Brigadier-General Charles Richter (middle) explaining a point during the press conference. With him is Mr George Abradu-Otoo (left). The Managing Director of Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited, Mr George Abradu-Otoo, has asked the government to reserve the small-scale gold mining industry for Ghanaians. Justifying his call, he said, unlike the foreigners who had flooded the sector, Ghanaian companies in that area would not repatriate their earnings from the trade...

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Cocoa farmers to receive seedlings to replant old farms

Cocoa farmers to receive seedlings to replant old farms

More than 50 million seedlings are to be distributed this year to cocoa farmers  to boost the production and harvest of cocoa. Out of the figure, cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region would receive 5,252,628 seedlings which are to be distributed by May this year. The Eastern Regional Manager of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Samuel Gyimah, disclosed this to the Daily Graphic after a forum organised by the...

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