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Police urge public to be cautious after transactions at the banks
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Police urge public to be cautious after transactions at the banks

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has asked the public to be cautious after transactions at the banks in order not to fall prey to criminals. The Regional Command said it is alarmed over the increasing spate of attacks and robberies on people, who withdraw money from banks and other financial institutions, in the Kumasi metropolis. A statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Godwin Ahianyo, Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations, said criminals, who used motorbikes, had in recent times targeted people who withdraw money from the banks. The statement said the criminals trail their unsuspecting victims from the bank and rob them of their monies at the least opportunity. Some of the criminals kill their victims who tried to resist the attacks.The stateme...
Man City’s European ban overturned
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Man City’s European ban overturned

Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted the club's two-year ban from European football. City were handed the suspension by UEFA's club financial control body (CFCB) in February for "serious breaches" of club licensing and financial fair play regulations. The CFCB said City had overstated sponsorship revenue in their accounts and in the break-even information submitted to UEFA between 2012 and 2016, and for failing to co-operate with its investigation. The Premier League club vehemently denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month, after previously describing the UEFA disciplinary process as "prejudicial". After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now ove...
10 beauty BENEFITS of honey you should know about
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10 beauty BENEFITS of honey you should know about

honey is one of the best ingredients when your ultimate goal is to have flawless skin and luscious hair. For centuries together, the naturally obtained golden fluid has been proved to be a great remedy for skincare, haircare, dietary problems and even weight loss. While we are not here t discuss the latter problems, we can surely share our expertise on its beauty benefits. So, here we have 10 ways honey can help in skincare and haircare.  Pore cleanser Honey is loaded with anti-oxidants that have cleansing properties. It is an effective way to get rid of all the dirt from the pores while it also deals with removing any bacteria.  Works well for acne-prone skin Since it is naturally anti-inflammatory, it is also suited for acne-prone skin. It allows to fight acne and repai...
Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns
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Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

Rome – More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations (UN) has found. Tens of millions have joined  the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition. The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published today, estimates that almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 – up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years. High costs and low affordability also mean billions cannot eat healthily or nutritiously. The hungry are most numerous in Asia, but expanding fastest in Africa. Across the planet, the report forecasts, the COVID-19 pandemic could tip over 130 million more people into chronic hunger by the e...
Vice President of Ivory Coast Daniel Kablan Duncan resigns from position
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Vice President of Ivory Coast Daniel Kablan Duncan resigns from position

Ivory Coast's Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara's designated successor. Duncan was leaving for "reasons of personal convenience", Patrick Achi, a top aide to Ouattara, said in a statement to reporters. Achi said that Daniel Kablan Duncan, who had previously served as Ouattara's prime minister, first tendered his resignation in February and that Ouattara finally accepted it last Wednesday after a series of meetings between the two men. Last Wednesday was also the day that Gon Coulibaly, who had longstanding heart problems, died after a cabinet meeting. Gon Coulibaly had been the ruling party's candid...
Putin Pushes Back $400 Billion Development Plan due to COVID-19
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Putin Pushes Back $400 Billion Development Plan due to COVID-19

(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to push back completion of an ambitious $400 billion investment and development program, blaming the economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus epidemic. “I ask the government with the participation of the State Council to adjust the national projects within three months,” Putin said at a televised meeting Monday with ministers and officials. “We must proceed from their realities.” The projects that were meant to be completed by 2024 require adjustment because “we will have to work in conditions of stricter budget restrictions” due to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told Putin. “It is possible to extend the time frame for achieving the national goals that you mentioned today to 2030.” Putin made the national ...
Collective efforts needed to achieve SDGs amidst COVID-19-NPC
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Collective efforts needed to achieve SDGs amidst COVID-19-NPC

The National Population Council (NPC) has advocated strong collaboration among key stakeholders as key to attaining national transformation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the era of the coronavirus pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga by Mr Alosibah Akare Azam, the Upper East Regional Population Officer, as part of activities marking this year’s World Population Day. The Day is being celebrated in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the theme, “Putting the brakes on COVID-19: how to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls now”. The Regional Population Officer said the country, particularly the Upper East Region had made significant gains with reg...
BoG moves to stop MoMo fraudsters targeting financial institutions
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BoG moves to stop MoMo fraudsters targeting financial institutions

The Bank of Ghana has issued a warning to all financial institutions to be mindful of a new mobile money fraud type. According to BoG, fraudsters call bank staffs, tellers especially, claiming to be from the head office of one of the Telecommunication companies. The fraudsters then proceed to tell the staff that they have been instructed to train them on the reversal process on mobile money. “As part of the process, the staff would be asked to enter certain codes on the mobile platform. The codes entered lead to the debiting of the bank’s mobile wallet.” “Per its mandate, the Bank of Ghana intends to raise awareness among institutions to this particular fraud to help minimise its occurrence,” the BoG said in a statement. The institution adviced banks to ensure that all staf...
Coronavirus hit Food and Drug Authority
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Coronavirus hit Food and Drug Authority

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says 39 out of 450 staff of the Authority have tested positive for COVID-19. A statement signed by Mr James Lartey, Head of Communication and Public Education of the Authority, said the necessary logistics had been given to all affected persons and others in close proximity with them to go into self-quarantine.  It said: "Currently, 38 of the staff have recovered while one is responding to treatment." The statement said the positive cases were discovered after mandatory testing of all 450 staff, including the Chief Executive Officer, and all top management at the Head Office, the Tema Office, KIA Office and the Laboratory Unit. "In view of this we urge our clients to continue to send in their application and forms via email addresses ins...
GIS intercepts 25 at Sogakope
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GIS intercepts 25 at Sogakope

Officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region have arrested 25 Nigerians for allegedly entering the country through unapproved routes.      The immigrants, which included 24 males and one female and aged between 19 and 26 years, failed to give any reason for their illegal entry.       Chief Superintendent Shradrach Azangweo, the District Commander of GIS, told the Ghana News Express that the illegal immigrants had been moved to the Aflao Command to assist in investigations.       "They have breached our immigration laws and we would send them back to Aflao to assist us in investigations on how they entered the country," he said.      He said in line with the ...
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