Month: March 2018

Ejura police station
Homeland News

Ejura police officers flee as angry youth attack police station

About two hundred angry youth from Ejura in the Ashanti Region on Thursday besieged the Ejura-Sekyedumase District Police station and attacked police personnel on duty. Their action was to demand that a driver who knocked dead two female students in an accident and his vehicle be released to them. The […]

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Champions League quarter-finals draw

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final. Runaway leaders City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September. The first leg will take place at Anfield […]

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Africans Abroad

Alleged Ghanaian drug dealer executed in Singapore

A Ghanaian, Billy Agbozo, has been executed in Singapore after a court convicted him of drug-related offenses in 2016. The Central Narcotics Bureau of Singapore announced earlier this week that it had executed Agbozo on Friday, 9 March 2018. The deceased, 39 years old, was convicted for importing 1,634.9 grams […]

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Give teenage girls condoms – MP advocates

Member of Parliament for Kintampo South in the Brong Ahafo Region, Felicia Adjei, is pushing for teenage girls in the country who cannot control their sexual drive, to be given condoms to avoid teenage pregnancy. Hon. Adjei notes that though abstinence is the best in the quest to reducing the […]

Kofi Adams, NDC National Organizer

NDC to defend Opuni in corruption case – Kofi Adams

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will rally behind former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni who is facing charges for causing financial loss to the state, the NDC National Organiser has said. Describing the charges against Dr Opuni as made-up, Kofi Adams said NDC executives and farmers whose lives have […]

Stephen Opuni, former COCOBOD CEO
Homeland News

Former COCOBOD CEO on trial for causing ¢2.1bn loss in 3 years

More details are emerging in the case against former COCOBOD CEO Dr. Stephen Opuni who is standing trial on 27 counts of willfully causing financial loss. The case filed at the Accra High Court Monday, March 12, 2018, tells a story to support charges including money-laundering, corruption, defrauding by false […]

Ghanaians deported from the USA
Africans Abroad

86 Ghanaians deported from USA; more to follow

Eighty-six Ghanaians deported from the United States of America arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. They were arrested at different states for various immigration offences such abuse of the terms of their visas and engaging in illegal employment. The deportees, all males, came on a chartered flight on […]

Joseph Osei-Owusu, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Deputy Speaker under fire over his shoot-to-kill advocacy

Deputy Speaker of Parliament has courted the anger of some members of the house with his controversial shoot-to-kill advocacy against illegal miners. Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini said the remark by Joe Osei Owusu was not only reckless but a dent on the reputation of Parliament. While […]

Shehu Sani said the expenses were a "moral issue

Nigerian Senators receive $37,500 a month on expenses

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the […]

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson
Homeland News

US Ambassador demands equal rights for homosexuals in Ghana

United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, wants Ghanaians to be conscious of the rights of homosexuals and treat them equally as heterosexuals. According to him, contrary to the belief that only a handful of Ghanaians are gays, their numbers may actually be higher. “Statistics indicate that probably 10% of […]