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Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi to be replaced by Vinai Venkatesham
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Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi to be replaced by Vinai Venkatesham

Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi is leaving the club and his role will be taken over by managing director Vinai Venkatesham. Sanllehi, 53, arrived at Emirates Stadium from Barcelona in February 2018, while Venkatesham has been at Arsenal since 2010. "Working with Vinai, we have built a top team for the future," Sanllehi said. "I'm proud and pleased with my contribution over the past three years. "Arsenal is a true footballing institution." Arsenal finished eighth in the Premier league following a disappointing campaign and now owners Stan and Josh Kroenke say they have "no doubt" Venkatesham is the person to "take the club forward". The club sacked Unai Emery in November 2019 after a poor run of form before appointing former captain Mikel Arteta as h...
Stop “Chopping” People’s Wife A Plus Tells Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
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Stop “Chopping” People’s Wife A Plus Tells Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Controversial musician and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus has directed a subtle jab at the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah following the Minister’s direct reference to former President Mahama as ‘papa no’ on the floor of parliament. Though A-Plus mentioned no names, its obvious his missive is directed at the Ofoase Ayirebi MP, who he accused of bringing pornographic material on flash drives over to his (A-Plus) place to watch. He further said he’s an ingrate and must accord his Excellency John Dramani Mahama some respect. He said if not for JM Akuffo Addo and his men would’ve killed Jojo Oppong Nkrumah after 2012 IEA debate. “In 2012, after the IEA debate, you went to Randy Abbey to cry that NPP people were threatening your life so you...
Shatta Wale Curates 10 Songs Dripped In Black Excellence You Should Stream Right Now
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Shatta Wale Curates 10 Songs Dripped In Black Excellence You Should Stream Right Now

THE AFRICAN DANCEHALL KING, WHO APPEARS ON BEYONCÉ'S "ALREADY," SELECTED SONGS MEANT TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE THE MASSES. Wo ho te sɛn, ESSENCE Family?I wanted to personally thank you all for making the Mariah The Scientist edition pop in a major way! That piece did so well that we’re evolving the format of ESSENCE’s The Playlist to feature more song selections by your favorite rising and established artists, such as this week’s co-curator, Shatta Wale. The Ghanaian reggae-dancehall talent from Nima, burst onto the American scene thanks to his show-stealing appearance alongside Beyoncé in Disney’s Black Is King. And although here in the U.S., people are warming up to the sounds of Afrobeat, Afrovibes, and more—Shatta Wale has always professed himself to be a worldly talent and hi...
DJ Cuppy features Stonebwoy on new release ‘Karma’
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DJ Cuppy features Stonebwoy on new release ‘Karma’

The DJ and host of Africa Now on Apple Music, Cuppy, has released her much-awaited banger, Karma which featured the Ghanaian icon Stonebwoy. The artistes were spotted in CNN studio today to promote the song. Killertunes did the production for Karma. However, Karma is a track on Cuppy’s debut album dubbed ‘Original Copy’. It is number 7 on the list. The 12 tracks album is slated for release on August 21 this year. According to her, she will release the album with Apple Music franchise, Platoon. For the past three years, Platoon has inked licensing and services deals with acts in countries like South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria. It offers advances, distribution and support to 88 African musicians. Eventually, it’s becoming a major player amid an industrywide shift toward establish...
Osofo Kyiri Abosom Appoints Alhaji Lukeman As Running Mate
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Osofo Kyiri Abosom Appoints Alhaji Lukeman As Running Mate

Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, Flagbearer and Founder of Ghana Union Movement (GUM), has appointed Alhaji Abu Grant Lukeman as his running mate for the 2020 December general election.Rev Lenin B. K. Trotsky, Political Scientist of GUM, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that Lukeman came with vast experience and acumen from the private sector that would help canvass massive votes for the party in the upcoming December elections.He said Rev. Andrews, affectionately called Osofo Kyiriabosom, settled on Alhaji Lukeman after wide consultation with the rank and file of the party and key stakeholders such as within the Muslim and Christian communities nationwide.Ghana goes to the polls on 7th December 2020 and the Movement believes that with the appointment of Alhaji Lukeman, a ren...
University of Mines and Technology gets new Vice Chancellor
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University of Mines and Technology gets new Vice Chancellor

The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa, has appointed Professor Richard Kwesi Amankwah, as its new Vice Chancellor for a four-year term from October 16, 2020, to July 2024. The University Council announced this after its meeting yesterday. Until his appointment, Professor Amankwah was the Dean, Faculty of Integrated Management Science of UMaT. He takes over from Professor Jerry Yao Kumah, who is due for retirement. The Council also announced the appointment of Jonathan Sakoe, as the Finance Officer for a four-year term from September 1, 2020, to July 31, 2024. Mr. Sakoe was in an acting capacity at the University, until his appointment.SOURCEgbcghanaonline The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa, has appointed Professor Richard Kwesi Amankwah, ...
Akufo-Addo: Sunyani Airport Runway Extension project will be completed by September 2020
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Akufo-Addo: Sunyani Airport Runway Extension project will be completed by September 2020

President Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that ongoing works on the Sunyani Airport Runway extension will be completed by the end of September 2020. The President gave the assurance when the Omanhene of Dwenem Traditional Area, Nana Bofo Bene, and his Elders called on him at the Jubilee House. The visit was to thank the pResident for what the chiefs called unprecedented development in the region. Nana Bofo Bene said the development project in the region can only be equated to that of the Busia government in 1969. They also praised the President for settling chieftaincy disputes in the region. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Nana Bofo Bene was impressed with the road infrastructure in the region. He was grateful for the Sunyani Airport project and other projects in the ...
Fire guts slum community in Shiashie
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Fire guts slum community in Shiashie

Fire has gutted over 100 wooden and metal structures used as dwellings and commercial purposes by some residents of Shiashie, a slum community near East Legon in Accra. Personal properties worth several thousands of Ghana Cedis were destroyed as many were left homeless. Divisional Officer Grade II (DOII) Ellis Okoe Robinson, Head, Public Relations, Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), told the Ghana News Agency. He said the GNFS had a distress call around 2145 hours and promptly got to the scene and brought the fire under control at 0032 hours, thus preventing it from spreading to other parts of the community. He said with five firefighting pumps, the inferno was completely extinguished at 0257hrs. There was no casualty. The cause of the fire was under investigations,accordi...
John Dumelo seek for prayers for Shiashie fire victims
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John Dumelo seek for prayers for Shiashie fire victims

Ghanaian Actor an Politician John Dumelo has asked Ghanaians tosay a prayer for leaving at Shiashie in East Legon,Accra. The area caught fire on Friday evening which destroyed a lot of things and rendered inhabitants of the area homeless. According to the victims, most of the structures got burnt within the shortest time because they are closely built to each other. John Dumelo who is aspiring for the member of parliament in the area after visiting the scene appealed to the general public to to say a word of prayer for the embattled community. “Please say a prayer for the people of Shiashie. Last night, fire gutted through 100’s of homes in a slum in Shiashie, East Legon" he said. The cause of the fire outbreak hasn’t been found. This adds up to the recent fire outbreaks...
Leonardo DiCaprio signs huge multi-movie deal with Sony Pictures
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Leonardo DiCaprio signs huge multi-movie deal with Sony Pictures

Leonardo DiCaprio has cemented his status as a Hollywood heavyweight as he signed a huge new 'first-look' deal with Sony Pictures. The Oscar-winning actor's production company Appian Way Productions, which he co-founded with Jennifer Davisson, has teamed up with Sony boss Tom Rothman on the deal which is set to last years, according to Variety. The 45-year-old and Rothman first worked together in 1996, when the executive was head of Fox Searchlight Pictures and worked on Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, which starred DiCaprio as the lovestruck teenager. Reports suggest The Wolf of Wall Street star and Sony bosses are already developing two movies as the ink dries on the contract. Celebrating the big deal on Thursday, Rothman said, "I first met the supernova talented Leonardo DiC...
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