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University of Lagos fires lecturers after sex-for-grades scandal
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University of Lagos fires lecturers after sex-for-grades scandal

Two lecturers at Nigeria's University of Lagos (Unilag) have been dismissed following an investigation into sex-for-grades allegations sparked by a BBC Africa Eye documentary. Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Oladipo were both dismissed by the university's governing council for misconduct. They had been suspended shortly after the documentary was released in 2019. In the film, Dr Igbeneghu was caught propositioning and sexually harassing an undercover BBC reporter. He was seen putting inappropriate questions and requests toward the journalist, who was posing as a prospective student aged 17. On a final meeting between the pair, the lecturer was filmed physically harassing her and asking to kiss her inside his locked office. He also appeared to threaten to tell her mother if s...
Minister for Works and Housing inspects ongoing works in the sector
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Minister for Works and Housing inspects ongoing works in the sector

Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Minister of Works and Housing, says protecting the country's coastline is key in safeguarding lives and property to harness resources for growth.  The country's coastline, did not only have huge tourism potentials, but also served as livelihood to the many fishermen and people in the fish value chain.  The Minister said this during an inspection tour of some sea Defence projects and storm drains currently under construction in the Western Region.  Four sea defence projects, including; those at Nkontompo, Ngyiresia and New Takoradi, have been completed with four ongoing at Aboadze, Axim, Dixcove and Amanful Kuma.  The Minister's first point of call was the Aboadze Sea Defence project located in the Shama District in the Western Region.    T...
Amaliba’s withdrawal application to be heard on June 8
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Amaliba’s withdrawal application to be heard on June 8

The Cape Coast High Court has adjourned the suit against James Gyekye Quayson, the embattled Assin North Member of Parliament's (MP)  to Tuesday, June 8, because the Court was yet to serve  first Respondent with a motion filed by his Counsel, Mr Abraham Amaliba to withdraw his services. The Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye adjourned sitting to allow the respondent to take further steps to secure another lawyer to represent him. Mr. Amaliba’s application to withdraw from the case was based on the argument that he found a comment the presiding judge passed during the process to be prejudicial and that he thought the Judge had already predetermined the trial. Briefing the press after the adjournment, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, communications Director of the National Democratic...
Police Officer kills Tutor, 31, in an accident at Ghana National College
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Police Officer kills Tutor, 31, in an accident at Ghana National College

A 31-year old English tutor at the Ghana National College in Cape Coast, Ms Sheila Afful met her untimely death when she was struck by a car at the entrance of the school, killing her instantly. The incident which happened on Wednesday at about 1100 hours when Ms Afful was on her way to classes.The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital morgue. According to an eye witnesses, the driver of the vehicle who is a female Police constable stationed at Twifo-Praso, was descending from the hills of the Ghana National College but lost control of the vehicle and landed on the deceased at the pedestrian path of the school's gate after the car somersaulted several times. The vehicle in the process also hit a motorcycle belonging a security offic...
Rasta student, Oheneba Nkrabea admitted to Achimota School
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Rasta student, Oheneba Nkrabea admitted to Achimota School

One of the two dreadlock-wearing boys who were denied admission into Achimota School, Oheneba Nkrabea, has finally been admitted into the institution on Thursday, June 3, 2021. It follows an Accra High Court ruling that ordered the management of the school to allow the students to enroll. Citi News‘ visit to the school on Thursday, June 3, 2021, confirmed that the student has reported to the school and completed the admission process. The parents of the boy arrived at the school early this morning and submitted the completed admission forms to the school authorities. Oheneba has begun academic work as he has been assigned a class. “The process was wonderful. The school was receptive to him. The teachers and other staff members were very positive, and so he is in class r...
Kudus, Kwame Opoku train with colleagues as Black Stars intensify training
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Kudus, Kwame Opoku train with colleagues as Black Stars intensify training

Ajax midfielder Kudus Mohammed and USM Alger attacker Kwame Opoku are the latest arrivals in the camp of the Black Stars. The duo joined their colleagues in Cape Coast on Wednesday and got down to business in the afternoon. Their arrival shot the number of players to nineteen (19). Ghana have lined up two International friendly matches this month to test the team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that gets underway in September. The Black Stars will play the Atlas Lions of Morocco in Rabat, on Tuesday, June 8 before hosting the Elephants of Ivory Coast in Cape Coast on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The team has been training at the Cape Coast stadium ahead of the two matches. The Nineteen players are – Kwame Opoku, Kudus Mohammed, Lawrence Ati-Zigi,...
Police Let Go Robbery Suspects
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Police Let Go Robbery Suspects

The victim of a robbery case at Kotokuraba in the Central Region has cause to worry about why the suspects who robbed him are no longer to be found after they were arrested in the first place and handed over to the police. Justice Gordon is reported to have gone to the Kotokuraba Police Station with a complaint about robbery in which he was a victim. He told the police that on May 24, 2021 while in a taxi at about 8pm with a female and three male occupants including the driver from Mfantsipim junction to Nkanfoahe was robbed. Narrating the incident, he recalled how on reaching a section on the Antem road, the lady passenger pulled a knife on him even as the male tried to pull his hand bag from him. He said he struggled with them and began shouting but the driver of the tax...
June 3rd disaster victims duly compensated – Ayisi
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June 3rd disaster victims duly compensated – Ayisi

Communications Director at the National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) George Ayisi, has refuted claims by some survivors of the June 3rd disaster that they were not compensated by the government of Ghana when they were afflicted in 2015. He said the victims were duly compensated by the erstwhile Mahama administration with their medical bills catered for by the government. Also, he added, the government of Ghana received a relief grant from the President of Benin that was evenly disbursed to the victims and their families. Mr. Ayisi pointed out that in their engagement with the victims of the disaster, they told NADMO they will not accept the use of the word “compensation” if they don’t receive any aid and support from the government of Ghana. Thus their refusal to a...
Cannes Film Festival announces selections for its 2021 competition
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Cannes Film Festival announces selections for its 2021 competition

The Cannes Film Festival returns this year for its 74th edition, running from July 6 to 17 after the Covid-19 pandemic deprived the world's leading film festival of its 2020 edition. A slew of past Palme d'Or winners and arthouse favourites are set to return to Cannes as organisers announced the official selections for the competition on Thursday. Among the 24 directors whose films are heading to the Cote d'Azur are Sean Penn for his new film "Flag Day", Italy's Nanni Moretti with "Tri Piani" and France's Jacques Audiard with "Les Oympiades".  They join three big auteurs that had already been announced: Wes Anderson for "The French Dispatch", Paul Verhoeven for "Benedetta" and Leos Carax for "Annette". "Annette" is the first film in a decade f...
AG Saves State GH¢1.297bn In NDK Claim
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AG Saves State GH¢1.297bn In NDK Claim

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, yesterday saved the country from paying a whopping GH¢1,297,985,310.26 as outstanding judgment debt to NDK Financial Services. The private financial institution had filed claims to the effect that it was still entitled to more payments amounting to about GH¢1,273,000,000 as judgment debt flowing from a Supreme Court judgment. But this position was vehemently opposed by the Attorney General who insisted that the state had made all outstanding payments to the firm and owes it nothing. The AG had contended that as far as the government is concerned, it has already complied with the judgment of the Supreme Court, but NDK continues to make ‘unsubstantiated’ claims for more money. Auditing The Supreme Court in...
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