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Kwahumanhene invited to the sod cutting of Nkawkaw Stadium renovation
Sports

Kwahumanhene invited to the sod cutting of Nkawkaw Stadium renovation

The Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Professor Peter Twumasi has extended invitation to the Kwahumanhene Daasebre Akuamoah Agyepong II to the sod cutting of the renovation of the Nkawkaw Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Present at the meeting were Kwahu West MCE, Hon Yaw Owusu Addo, Deputy CEO of Middle Belt Development Authority, and Lawyer Joyce Boateng. The Nkawkaw Sports Stadium in the Eastern Region of Ghana is set to go under renovation to an international standard after years of abandoning it. The Nkawkaw Sports Stadium serves as home venue for most football clubs in the area including former Ghana Premier league side Okwahu United.
Ed Sheeran welcomes baby girl – and reveals her unique name
Entertainment

Ed Sheeran welcomes baby girl – and reveals her unique name

Congratulations are in order for Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn. The couple welcomed a baby girl last week, after keeping her pregnancy news out of the spotlight. Taking to Instagram, Ed shared a picture of his daughter's socks on a knitted blanket. "Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you...," he wrote. "Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. "We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. "We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x." The 'Thinking Out Loud'...
Gareth Bale: The flying LaLiga star brought to a standstill at Real Madrid
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Gareth Bale: The flying LaLiga star brought to a standstill at Real Madrid

Gareth Bale will bring up the seventh anniversary of his then world-record switch from Tottenham to Real Madrid on Tuesday with his career in the Spanish capital at a low ebb. Out of favour under head coach Zinedine Zidane, the Wales international lurked on the margins, barely visible as Los Blancos claimed a sweet LaLiga title triumph at Barcelona 's expense last season. The 31-year-old is effectively a luxury sports car consigned to the garage, save for frequent trips out with the golf clubs on the back seat. Bale has won four Champions Leagues at Madrid, scoring crucially in two of the finals – deeds befitting of a club great. That is a distinction now set to pass him by, even if the numbers below show it was once his trajectory. AMONG LALIGA'S ELITE Since B...
Military hands over 778 Boko Haram family members to governors for rehabilitation
World

Military hands over 778 Boko Haram family members to governors for rehabilitation

The Nigerian Army on Monday, August 31, handed over 778 family members of Boko Haram terrorists captured in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, to governors of 16 northern states for rehabilitation. Maj.-Gen. Moundhey Ali, Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, handed over the refugees on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the command headquarters in Doma, Nasarawa state. According to Ali, the terrorists’ family members were captured from Uttu community in Toto LGA of Nasarawa state during a recent joint military operation codenamed “Operation Nut Cracker” carried out by the Army, Nigeria Air Force, Nigeria Navy, the Nigeria Police Force as well as the Department of State Service. He explained that the operation was conducted to clear out terror...
Trump defends accused Kenosha gunman, saying his life was likely in danger
World

Trump defends accused Kenosha gunman, saying his life was likely in danger

President Donald Trump on Monday sided with a 17-year old charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, saying the accused gunman was trying to get away and would have been killed by demonstrators if he had not opened fire.  Trump on Tuesday will visit Kenosha, the site of protests against police brutality and racism since Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times by police on Aug. 23 and left paralyzed. On the third night of protests, Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, shot three protesters, two fatally, with an assault rifle. "He was trying to get away from them ... And then he fell and then they very violently attacked him," Trump said at a briefing. "I guess he was in very big trouble ... He probably would have been killed." Rittenhouse has bee...
Jacob Blake’s dad ‘won’t play politics’
World

Jacob Blake’s dad ‘won’t play politics’

The father of Jacob Blake, a black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has refused to "play politics with my son's life" when President Donald Trump visits the city later. Jacob Blake Sr's son was paralysed after being shot by an officer and it is not clear if he will walk again. © Reuters Jacob Blake's father said his son was "holding on for dear life" after he was shot by a police officerThe shooting sparked sometimes violent protests in Kenosha and in other US cities. On Tuesday Mr Trump will meet officers at protest sites in Kenosha. Ahead of the trip, President Trump told a news conference he would not meet Mr Blake's family because they wanted lawyers to be present. In an interview with CNN, Mr Blake's father, Jacob Blake Sr, said his son's life was more im...
Uganda’s Bobi Wine complains of threats to presidential bid
World

Uganda’s Bobi Wine complains of threats to presidential bid

Ugandan singer and opposition politician Bobi Wine said on Monday he faces “a pattern of repression and suppression” seeking to derail his bid to challenge the country's long-time president in elections next year.  A Ugandan attorney claims that Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, lied about his age and academic record in papers he filed with the electoral commission. The attorney asked electoral officials to publish Wine's papers for public scrutiny. Wine, 38, insisted he filed correct information on his age and education in the papers. He said he faces a number of accusations, including tax evasion and even an ownership dispute over the property where he lives with his wife and young children outside the capital, Kampala. “Fighting a dictator is no simple task," said ...
Receiver, EOCO pursue GH¢252m ‘untraceable’ depositor claims
Business

Receiver, EOCO pursue GH¢252m ‘untraceable’ depositor claims

The Receiver has said it is working closely with the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to locate and retrieve company records or books on some 35 resolved entities in order to validate depositors’ claims estimated to be GH¢252 million. The validation will also enable the Receiver to pay the claims made on these 35 resolved companies, under the Depositor Payment Scheme. These companies are among the 157 non-operational companies, with some documented to have ceased operations, prior to the withdrawal of their licenses by the Bank of Ghana (BoG), according to a statement issued and signed by the Receiver, Eric Nana Nipah. Two of the resolved entities, which have no records with the Receiver, with huge depositor claims include Noble Dream Microfinance Limited and Man Capita...
NIB secures GH¢800m capital injection
Business

NIB secures GH¢800m capital injection

The National Investment Bank (NIB) has secured some GH¢800million capital injection from the government to boost its capital position, improve liquidity and position the bank on a path to profitability, a situation last experienced almost a decade ago. Alongside this capital injection, the bank has introduced some reforms in terms of policy guidelines for the board, management and staff, in addition to structures for risk appetite, liquidity management implemented to move the bank onto a sustainable path of growth and profitability which has seen the morale of staff lifted significantly. Samuel Sarpong, Managing Director of the bank, in an interview, noted that the capital, which came in the form of a 10-year bond is being worked on to be converted into equity to shore up the bank a...
Marcus Rashford brings food brand giants together to tackle child food poverty
Sports

Marcus Rashford brings food brand giants together to tackle child food poverty

Footballer Marcus Rashford has formed a taskforce with some of the UK's biggest food brands to try to help reduce child food poverty. The 22-year-old Manchester United forward successfully campaigned to extend free school meals this summer. He has spoken about his own experiences of using a food voucher scheme as a child and was praised for pressing the government into a U-turn on the issue. He has written to MPs, outlining the help he feels some families still need. The group of supermarkets, businesses and charities - including Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Deliveroo, FareShare, Food Foundation, Iceland, Kellogg's, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose - have formed a taskforce and backed proposals from the National Food Strategy, an independent review of UK food policy. Mr Ras...
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