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Day: June 16, 2021

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Sergio Ramos to leave Real Madrid after 16 years

Spanish giants Real Madrid have confirmed that Sergio Ramos will leave the club this summer. The Real captain, 35, is out of contract and will officially depart at the end of June, bringing an end to his 16 years of service. Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid this summer on a free transferCredit: Getty Real announced tonight that they will bid farewell to Ramos with a 'tribute' event on Thursday ahead of his exit in a fortnight's time. Spanish media outlet Marca claims the stalwart defender was offered a new one-year contract by Real with a ten per cent pay cut. However, Ramos was unwilling to accept anything less than two years. And one of Real's most decorated players is now on the hunt for a new club.
Government needs to fulfill its promises to us – Stonebwoy
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Government needs to fulfill its promises to us – Stonebwoy

Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae singer, Livingstone Etse Satekla, who is popularly known by his stage name Stonebwoy, has called on the government to make the fulfillment of promises made to the creative arts industry in their manifesto a priority. In an interview with host, Rev. Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series which airs on YFM’s Myd-Morning Radio Show, he opined that the government itself is witness to the fact that their manifestos are not being realized because if really they are being realized, then by now, we would have moved from solving one trouble to another. According to him, the industry players are trying their best to convince the government to focus more on them and although they have not been very successful at that and it has almost always been an...
CCTV footage gives out Bantama, Buokrom Estate Junction mobile money robbers
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CCTV footage gives out Bantama, Buokrom Estate Junction mobile money robbers

Two people have been arrested in connection with a daylight robbery of mobile money (MoMo) shops at Bantama and Buokrom Estate Junction in Kumasi.Residents were shocked when gun-wielding robbers on motorbikes brazenly struck at the two shops in the full glare of the public during rush hours in April and June respectively. The Ashanti Regional Police Command said two suspects who are members of a syndicate operating in Accra and Kumasi have been arrested after being captured in CCTV footages. “The Bantama robbery incident and that of Buokrom are very similar.  It is this very syndicate who perpetrated that crime,” Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo has said. Three robbers, armed with foreign pistols, stunned residents of Bantama when they robbed workers i...
Fabio Gama has proven critics wrong – Asante Kotoko PRO
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Fabio Gama has proven critics wrong – Asante Kotoko PRO

Acting Communications Director David Obeng Nyarko believes Fabio Gama has put to bed any doubt about his competence following his explosive performance in the ongoing Ghana Premier League campaign. Gama joined the Porcupine Warriors as a free agent prior to the start of the Ghana Premier League campaign and has turned out to be a fantastic piece of business. The two-time African Champions received lots of backlash after signing the Brazilian who was unattached but he has been a standout performer for the club since his arrival. In an interview with Accra based Hot FM, the Communication director who double as the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah indicated the Brazilian player has proven saboteurs wrong with his explicit performance....
Kotoko skipper Emmanuel Gyamfi charged for misconduct for stamp on Inter Allies player
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Kotoko skipper Emmanuel Gyamfi charged for misconduct for stamp on Inter Allies player

Asante Kotoko winger Emmanuel Gyamfi has been charged for misconduct for his alleged stamp on Inter Allies player Andy Okpe in the Ghana Premier League matchday 29 clash. https://twitter.com/Freddie_GH/status/1404735336203395074?s=20 The said player according to the GFA Disciplinary Committee on June 14 during the match between Inter Allies and Kotoko at the Theatre of Dreams stamped on Inter Allies' Andy Okpe in an off-the-ball incident around the 65th minute. According to the GFA, the actions of Gyamfi is improper and likely to bring the game into disrepute. Asante Kotoko on Monday rallied to a 3-2 win against Inter Allies at the Theatre of Dreams to keep their title hopes unscathed. Three goals were produced in the first half after Emmanuel Gyamfi’s o...
BoG cautions against pricing in foreign currencies in Ghana
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BoG cautions against pricing in foreign currencies in Ghana

The central Bank, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has cautioned persons pricing in foreign currencies in Ghana to desist from their action or be prosecuted. According to the regulator, the laws of the land are against buying or selling foreign currency to or from unlicensed persons. “A Bank of Ghana license issued to a forex bureau should be displayed in the premises. In addition all forex bureau are required to affix the forex bureau logo in front of their premises. Look out for the forex bureau logo”, the Bog saidf in a press release. It added “The sole legal tender in Ghana is the Ghana cedi and the Ghana pesewa. It is prohibited to price, advertised and demand payment for goods and services in foreign currency.” Furthermore “the license issued to forex bureau by the Bank of Gh...
Police on high alert over terrorist attack in Upper and Northern Regions
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Police on high alert over terrorist attack in Upper and Northern Regions

The Police in the Northern and Upper East regions have been put on guard and on high alert over possible terrorist attacks in the area. According to a police memo, some bandits from Burkina Faso – known for their operations on the Ghana-Burkina Faso border – are planning to launch attacks in the coming days. The memo indicated that the suspected bandits may have already infiltrated the country with military-grade weapons. "Bandits suspected to be in possession of military-grade weapons may have already infiltrated Ghana at yet-to-be-identified locations in the northern regions and they are poised to launch the attacks any moment from now," the wireless message stated. Meanwhile, a security analyst, Festus Auben, has called on the government to increase security a...
GFA order Hearts of Oak to pay Medeama 30k!… for Contract Breaches
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GFA order Hearts of Oak to pay Medeama 30k!… for Contract Breaches

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has ordered Hearts of Oak coach, Samuel Boadu, to pay Medeama a paltry GH₵30,000 for breach of contract . The Mauve and Yellows are seething with rage after the Status Committee ruled on Monday that the gaffer must pay just GH¢30,000 to his former club for the “unilateral” termination of his contract. The two-time FA Cup were seeking for “substantial damages” of around GH¢320,000 for the arbitrary decision by the coach, including compensation. But the Status Committee has rejected the residual value claim by Medeama, insisting the coach must pay the club a meagre GH¢30,000 for breach of contract. Boadu, a former Asokwa Deportivo coach, shocked the Mauve and Yellows with a resignation on February 25, 2021, but signed a permanent con...
Kasoa cops murder: Judge laments lack of jurors for trial
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Kasoa cops murder: Judge laments lack of jurors for trial

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice El-Freda Denkyi is “having challenges in getting the jurors” to impaneled in the case in which Eric Kojo Duah is standing trial for murder. The accused person has been charged with the murder of two police officers – General Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal and Lance Corporal Michael Dzamesi on the Kasoa -Budumburam-Accra stretch in August 2019. The accused person who were on May 4 refused bail after his lawyer Augustines Obour repeated his oral application for bail, was not present when the case was called. In court on Wednesday, June 16 Justice El-Freda Denkyi, “the Court is having challenges getting the jurors” to be impanelled as was the hope of the court. She consequently adjourned the case to July 1, ...
Heaven is the only place without crime – IGP hits back at critics
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Heaven is the only place without crime – IGP hits back at critics

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh has hit back at security analysts raising concerns over the seeming rising spate of crime in the country saying the Police is doing their best. “We are doing what we can to protect the people of Ghana. There is no society in the world where there is no crime. Even in the USA, UK and Sweden, where they, more or less have everything, they still have crime. The only place that doesn’t have crime is heaven and we are not in heaven,” James Oppong-Boanuh told journalists after visiting the family of the officer who was slain in the James Town Bullion Van attack on Monday. He continued: “So, if any so-called security analyst is saying that we are not on top of our game and that’s why these things are happening, he does not know ...
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