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Day: October 6, 2020

Slay Queens Brawl Over Flagbearer
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Slay Queens Brawl Over Flagbearer

A brawl has ensued between two controversial ladies in the showbiz industry after they set social media on fire by trading all sorts of accusations and counter-accusations. Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, known in showbiz circles as Afia Schwarzenegger, and Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly called Mzbel, are at each other’s throat over a flagbearer in connection with a supposed blackmail. The two social media freaks who were once friends are largely sympathisers of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and campaigned heavily for the ruling party in 2016. However, recent comments by Afia Schwarzenegger on national issues are suggesting she might be breaking ranks with the NDC even though Mzbel is still a strong advocate of the party. Afia Interview The fight appears to...
Daddy Lumba set to release new album
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Daddy Lumba set to release new album

Daddy Lumba will soon release his latest album to re-establish his dominance in the music industry, his manager has announced. Daddy Lumba, who is one of the greatest highlife musicians in Ghana today with international recognition, is currently putting finishing touches to his latest album. His manager, Philip Kwabena Agyemang Appiah-Kubi (Roman Fada), who made this known, said most of the songs on his upcoming album are mid-tempo tracks with good highlife beats. “When you listen to the songs on the album, you will feel the richness of his instrument and you get the feeling as though you were listening to him perform live on stage,” he added. Though he did not disclose the title of the album, he believes Lumba’s new album would make an impact on the music scene and certainly ...
New produce price of Cocoa is to influence farmers- Mahama
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New produce price of Cocoa is to influence farmers- Mahama

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, says the recent increment in the producer price of cocoa by the government is to influence the vote of farmers in the 2020 polls. He said the government failed to heed calls for yearly increases in the producer price of cocoa from 2017 until the impending elections when it has seen the need to do so. Addressing separate durbars at Bonsu Nkwanta, Mafia and Boinzan in the Juaboso constituency of the Western North Region, Mr Mahama pointed out that the increment in cocoa price is to cover up the failures of the government in the cocoa sector and manipulate the voting decision of cocoa farmers. "So the increment is because, election is near and government wants to use it to influence the vot...
Gunnersaurus: Mesut Ozil offers to pay wage of Arsenal mascot
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Gunnersaurus: Mesut Ozil offers to pay wage of Arsenal mascot

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has offered to pay the salary of Jerry Quy, the man who plays the role of club mascot Gunnersaurus. On Monday, the Gunners announced that Quy, who has been part of the matchday experience at Arsenal for 27 years, was one of 55 redundancies. “I was so sad that Jerry Quy, aka our famous and loyal mascot Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club, was being made redundant after 27 years,” said the 31-year-old German in a post on Twitter. “As such, I’m offering to reimburse Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player so Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much.” Arsenal said they had to make staff redundant because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Gunner...
Solidaridad partners  Cocobod to save Ghana’s Cocoa sector
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Solidaridad partners Cocobod to save Ghana’s Cocoa sector

Solidaridad, an international Civil society, is partnering the Ghana COCOBOD to introduce farm service support to cocoa farmers in a bid to boost output of the sector now facing challenges of pests and diseases. Operating under the Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Project [CORIP II] through the Cocoa Health and Extension Division [CHED] of COCOBOD, and various Rural Service Centres [RSCs] established by Solidaridad in hard- to-reach cocoa areas in the Ahafo, Western North, and Central regions, the Civil society is expected to leverage private sector investments by matching  public funds from commercial banks and impact investment in cocoa rehabilitation and intensification. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Accra, through Solidaridad,  is funding CORIP II in G...
Stars holds first training ahead of Mali and Qatar game
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Stars holds first training ahead of Mali and Qatar game

Black Stars Head Coach C.K Akonnor will take charge of his first training, Tuesday afternoon in Antalya, Turkey ahead of Ghana’s two friendly games against Mali and Qatar. Akonnor and his assistant, David Duncan have yet to play a competitive game since their appointment in January this year, following the postponement of Ghana’s AFCON qualifiers in March 2020. The Black Stars will take on Mali on Friday, October 09, before they battle Qatar three days later in Antalya, Turkey. The two games forms part of Ghana’s preparations ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualification games in November against Sudan.
Ayew brothers arrive in Turkey for Mali game
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Ayew brothers arrive in Turkey for Mali game

Ghana Captain Andre Ayew and brother Jordan Ayew have arrived in camp ahead of this week’s International friendlies against Mali and Qatar. The two England based players arrived at the Xanthe Resort and spa, Tuesday morning. They increase the number of players to twelve, following the arrivals of Nicholas Opoku, Emmanuel Lomotey, Eugene Ansah, Benson Annang and Kamaldeen Sulemana on Monday. The other players in the squad in Antalya, are Goalkeepers Lawrence Ati-Zigi and Razak Abalora. The rest include, midfielder Baba Iddrissu, Samuel Owusu and Gideon Mensah. The rest of the players are expected to arrive in camp, Tuesday, evening. Ghana will play Mali on Friday, October 09, before taking on Qatar three days later. The team will hold its first training session at the Emir ...
Woman flies 1,500 miles to meet date – only to be left stranded at the airport
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Woman flies 1,500 miles to meet date – only to be left stranded at the airport

Online dating is always a little risky, but one woman thought she'd met a nice guy after being introduced virtually by a mutual friend. Jasmine Triggs, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, had spent a week talking to a man known as Jamal on iMessage. Jamal lived in Texas and invited her out for a date. The 23-year-old who owns a baking business spent $380 on a plane ticket and flew 1,500 miles to see her online love interest, only to find that he had blocked her number while she was in the air. Jasmine arrived at the airport to discover she had been stood up and was now stranded in Texas - as Jamal had promised to pay for her flight home. The man blocked her number while she was on the plane (Image: Mercury Press & Media) She said: "I was talking to this guy for ...
Samini joins Ursula Owusu’s Campaign Trail
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Samini joins Ursula Owusu’s Campaign Trail

Ghanaian dancehall/reggae artiste, Samini, seems to have joined the 2020 election campaign trail. The popular musician has been sighted being part of a campaign team instituted for the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.In some photos chanced upon, Samini was seen speaking to a crowd of people.He also sat close to the Ablekuma West Member of Parliament—who also doubles as the Minister of Communications. Source: Peacefmonline.com
D.K Poison to receive $45K Ghana owes him after four decades
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D.K Poison to receive $45K Ghana owes him after four decades

After about four decades, the Government of Ghana has finally agreed to pay its debt to Ghana’s first world boxing title holder, David Kotei otherwise known as D.K Poison. A statement from the presidency dated September 28, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Nana Bediatuo Asante, gave the assurance that the money was going to be paid back to the veteran boxer. According to the statement, the Finance Ministry has been requested to take the necessary action to refund the $45,000. D.K Poison has been waiting for over 40 years for the refund of a loan he extended to the Government of Ghana from his fight win. He had consistently claimed that earned a purse of $75,000 from his first bout and was paid an amount of 34,000 cedis, through a transfer at ...
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