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UK returns to Nigeria $5.9m stolen by ex-governor
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UK returns to Nigeria $5.9m stolen by ex-governor

Nigeria has received 4.2 million pounds ($5.9 million) looted by a former Governor, who was jailed in Britain for money laundering and fraud, the justice minister said Tuesday. The money was stolen by James Ibori, the flamboyant governor of the southern oil-rich Delta state between 1999 and 2007. A landmark corruption case led to a deal in March signed by Nigeria and Britain on repatriating the money. The deal stipulates that Nigeria will use the funds to finance vital infrastructure projects. A spokesperson for Justice Minister Abubakar Malami said “the Federal Government of Nigeria has received GBP 4,214,017.66. “The amount has been credited into the designated Federal Government account with naira equivalent value of the amount as of 10th May, 2021,” the spokesperson...
Catholic Relief Services presents modified ambulances to districts
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Catholic Relief Services presents modified ambulances to districts

Ten districts in four regions in the northern part of the country have taken delivery of 40 modified motor-tricycle ambulances and 10 health commodity delivery vans to help strengthen emergency response in rural areas. The vehicles will support in improving quality of health service delivery across the beneficiary districts as well as serve as a bridge between high-quality health care and rural communities living at the last mile. The beneficiary districts included; Central and West Gonja in the Savannah Region, Nanumba North, Saboba and Zabzugu in the Northern Region, Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri, Yunyoo-Nasuan and Chereponi in the North East Region and Garu and Tempane in the Upper East Region. The vehicles were presented to the districts by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an inte...
Joe Mettle Accused of ‘Stealing’ A Song From A US-based Artist
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Joe Mettle Accused of ‘Stealing’ A Song From A US-based Artist

Popular Ghanaian Gospel artiste and VGMA ‘Artiste of the Year’, Joe Mettle has been accused of stealing a song owned by a Ghanaian singer based in the United States, Fletcher Narh.Fletcher Narh who granted an exclusive interview with Ola Michael on Neat FM on Tuesday, May 17 claimed that Joe Mettle lifted portions of his song and used it on his own song without his consent and that authorization of his management.According to Fletcher Narh, his breakthrough song, ‘Mayi W’aye’ which was released 15 years ago was taken by Joe Mettle in 2015 also titled “Meyi W’aye” without going through the due copyright process.“I sang Meyi W’aye about 15 years ago,” “I’m the only one that understands the history behind the song and how God gave the song. But you know how Ghanaians behave, people do no...
One feared dead, four others trapped after Anglogold mining pit caved in
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One feared dead, four others trapped after Anglogold mining pit caved in

Four persons working for Underground Mining Alliance, UMA, a company contracted by Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi mine, have been trapped underground. One person is feared dead. The incident occurred on Monday May 17. The management of Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi Mine, has said they are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Fidelity Bank Committed To Developing Capital Markets
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Fidelity Bank Committed To Developing Capital Markets

Fidelity Bank Ghana says it is committed to supporting the growth and development of the financial and capital markets in Ghana. According to Sam Aidoo, Deputy Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Fidelity Bank was committed to partnering both private and public institutions in creating more marketable offerings in a bid to attract sustainable international and increasingly important, local financing for development projects in the country. He said the successful issuance of the recent $3.025 billion Eurobond by the Government of Ghana was proof of the enormous financing opportunities that were available to the government and businesses in the financial and capital markets space. Mr. Aidoo further said the recent Eurobond issuance not only marked the first time a zero-coupon b...
Military will remain in the forest until the waters become clean – Nitiwul
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Military will remain in the forest until the waters become clean – Nitiwul

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has said that the security taskforce deployed to stop illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) will continue to stay in the forest until the water bodies become clean again. He said this at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday May 19. “The soldiers will continue to monitor to ensure we have clean waters,” he said. The taskforce as part of efforts to deal with the issue of galamsey burnt some 20 excavators while working in Atiwa in the Eastern Region on Sunday, May 16. These equipment included that Xtra Gold Mining Limited. But Nana Asante, Secretary to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) Women’s Organiser, Madam Kate Gyamfuah, whose mining equipment were destroyed by the security taskforce, has said the company, the Xtra Gold Min...
Galamsey menace is daunting but… – Jinapor
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Galamsey menace is daunting but… – Jinapor

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has toured the areas where illegal small scale mining (galamsey) are ongoing in the country. He said the tour was meant to ascertain for himself the current progress of Operation Halt, He admitted that what he observed was daunting. “Today 18th May 2021, I was accompanied by the Airforce Commander and the General Officer commanding Operation Halt to undertake an aerial tour of River Oda, Brim, Offin, and Pra in the Ashanti, Eastern, Central and Western Regions. “This tour was necessitated to ascertain for myself the current progress of Operation Halt, I must say what I observed was daunting. “However, the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is determined and committed in our resolve to protect the enviro...
Chiefs Give Government 3-Months To Demolish Buduburam Camp
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Chiefs Give Government 3-Months To Demolish Buduburam Camp

The Chiefs and residents of Gomoa Fetteh in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, who are the custodians of Gomoa Buduburam, have asked the government to consider demolishing the enclave perceived to be a den of criminal activities for years. The traditional authority is concerned about the constant criminal activities involving some inhabitants in the area, and wants the government to consider demolishing enclave to reduce crime.The Buduburam enclave, which used to host mainly Liberians who sought asylum in Ghana during the unrest in that country, is now hosting other foreign nationals from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and some Ghanaians. There have been several calls by various traditional leaders for the enclave to be demolished because it is believed to be contribut...
Kadjebi: 2 Die In Car Accident, One Electrocuted
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Kadjebi: 2 Die In Car Accident, One Electrocuted

Three people died in two separate accidents in the Kadjebi District of the Oti Region. The first, which happened at Mempeasem, a farming community along Nkwanta-Kadjebi highway involved two people, whose tricycle crashed into KIA Hyundai vehicle at Poase-Cement and the second was a 14-year old boy of Menuso, who was electrocuted. Damian Abofua, a 23-year old, who witness the Mempeasem accident told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the vehicle was making a U-turn when the tricycle crashed into it. He said one person died on the spot while the other died whilst being sent to the St. Mary Theresa Catholic Hospital at Dodi-Papase for medical attention. The dead were identified as Wisdom Lawoe, a 14-year-old Form Two student at the Kadjebi D/A “B” Junior High School and Kwame A...
EC proposes new closing time for Polls in Ghana
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EC proposes new closing time for Polls in Ghana

The Electoral Commission (EC) has proposed that as part of electoral reforms polls would be close at 15000 hours rather than 1700 hours in subsequent elections. The Commission said in 2019, it announced a decision to close polls earlier in the last elections but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety protocols instituted at polling stations, the Commission did not implement that decision. Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC, made the proposal at the opening of an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) workshop aimed at assessing the processes leading to the 2020 Election. The workshop brought together stakeholders, including Civil Society Organisations and political parties.However, representatives of the National Democratic Congress did not show up. Mrs Mensa sa...
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