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Day: January 5, 2022

Liverpool reject £7m Nat Phillips bid as Serie A clubs join pursuit
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Liverpool reject £7m Nat Phillips bid as Serie A clubs join pursuit

Liverpool have rejected a bid worth less than half the price tag set for defender Nat Phillips, who is attracting interest from clubs in England, Italy and Germany. Though it is expected to be a quiet January transfer window for the Reds, the future of their No. 47 is subject of continued speculation. Phillips has already outlined his intention to leave if the right move emerges, while Jurgen Klopp told reporters in December that the club “will not block anything” for the 24-year-old. After signing a new four-year contract with Liverpool in August, Nat Phillips has remained fifth-choice centre-back behind Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez. He has proven he is capable of playing in the top flight, but it is widely accepted that h...
Hiplife musician Scizo is dead
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Hiplife musician Scizo is dead

The late singer, Scizo The Ghana Music industry is mourning the death of veteran Hiplife singer, Joseph Kwame Sogli, professionally known as Scizo.Rapper Edem, in a Facebook post sighted by GhanaWeb, confirmed the news of Scizo's death. He wrote: "Rest In Peace Scizo."The talented rapper until his death was based in the United States of America.The Ga rapper will be remembered for his ability to sing and rap in his native language. He released an album titled, "Make Me Feel You" after a long break from music in 2010.In November 2016, the singer in a Facebook post announced his marriage to American partner, Judy Beran.Popular amongst his hits include 1 Stone, and K3 Shika L3 which featured Kwabena Kwabena.
Accept responsibility for poor governance – Mahama tells President Akufo-Addo
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Accept responsibility for poor governance – Mahama tells President Akufo-Addo

Former President John Mahama (left), and Nii Lante Otanka II (right), Lante Djan We Mantse, jointly lighting the perpetual flame to commemorate the 31st December Revolution in Accra Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to accept responsibility over what he described as the poor governance in the country. “Leadership is about responsibility. If you are elected a leader, you take responsibility. It is a poor leader who says it is not my fault. You are not elected to shift blame and refuse responsibility,” he said. Speaking at the 40th anniversary of the 31st December coup d’tat, he accused President Akufo-Addo of shifting blame to others for the myriad of problems bedeviling the country. According to former President Mahama, as Pre...
Ismaila Sarr: Watford release Senegal winger for Africa Cup of Nations
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Ismaila Sarr: Watford release Senegal winger for Africa Cup of Nations

Ismaila Sarr has not featured in a Premier League match since November Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has joined Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations after being released by his club. The Premier League club said Sarr was injured after Senegal accused Watford of refusing to release him for the tournament, which starts on 9 January. Senegal confirmed that the 23-year-old left London for Cameroon on Tuesday. Sarr has been out with knee ligament damage since November and Watford invited his nation to send their own doctor to assess his injury. Fifa rules state any player called up for international duty must be released, even if injured, so they can be assessed by the country's own medical staff. Senegal's first Group B match is against Zimbabwe on Monday. Source...
“Expenditure On Education Increased By 95% In My Time” – President Akufo-Addo
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“Expenditure On Education Increased By 95% In My Time” – President Akufo-Addo

“So great has this government's commitment to education been that public expenditure on education has almost doubled from twenty billion, seven hundred  million cedis (GH¢20.7 billion) between 2013 and 2016, that is in the Mahama era,  to forty billion, four hundred million cedis (GH¢40.4 billion) between 2017 and 2020, that is in the Akufo-Addo era, representing an increase of some ninety five percent (95%).”  These were the words of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 4th January 2022, when he delivered a speech at the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi.  Addressing the g...
Afcon 2021: Attendances capped at 60-80% for tournament in Cameroon
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Afcon 2021: Attendances capped at 60-80% for tournament in Cameroon

The Olembe Stadium in Yaounde will host the opening game and the final of the Nations Cup Attendances at the Africa Cup of Nations will be capped at 80% of capacity for games involving hosts Cameroon, and 60% for all other matches at the tournament. The move by organisers Confederation of African Football (Caf) comes following consultation with the Cameroon government regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Spectators must be fully vaccinated and present a negative test result in order to attend games. Just 2% of people in Cameroon have had both vaccination jabs, according to figures from Our World in Data, but reports indicate there has been an increase in the number of people in the country trying to get vaccinated so they can buy tickets for the competiti...
Carabao Cup: Arsenal v Liverpool postponed because of severe Covid outbreak at Anfield
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal v Liverpool postponed because of severe Covid outbreak at Anfield

Liverpool's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Arsenal on Thursday has been postponed because of a "severe outbreak of Covid" at the Anfield club. The Reds temporarily closed their first-team training centre on Wednesday after assistant manager Pep Lijnders became the latest to have to isolate. The first leg will now be at Anfield on 13 January and the second at Emirates Stadium on 20 January, both at 19:45. Liverpool had requested the postponement on Tuesday. The EFL said in a statement it had been in "regular dialogue" with the club since then "in an attempt to understand whether the tie could proceed". The statement continued: "Significant developments over this period have resulted in the club reporting an ever-increasing number of Covid cases. "Having now fully...
Boom in road sector: 9 Highways, 7 bridges, 5 interchanges this year
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Boom in road sector: 9 Highways, 7 bridges, 5 interchanges this year

The government will start work on nine new major road projects in parts of the country this year and complete many others that are at advanced stages of completion. Documents secured from the Roads and Highways Ministry indicate the new road projects as the Accra-Kumasi dualisation (in sections), the Kumasi South and Western Bypass and the Kumasi Outer Ring Road. The rest are the Mamfe-Koforidua road, the Oyibi-Dodowa-Somanya-Akuse Junction Road, the Accra Outer Ring Road, the Asutuare Junction-Volivo Bridge road, the Eastern Corridor Road (Gbintiri-Kulungugu) and the Sawla-Wa road. Also to start in the year are seven bridges, three of them major projects, and five new interchanges, all within the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area. The bridges to be constructed this year in...
Charles Easmon, first Ghanaian to perform the first open-heart surgery
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Charles Easmon, first Ghanaian to perform the first open-heart surgery

Charles Easmon, he was a medical doctor and academic who became the first Ghanaian to perform the first successful open-heart surgery in Ghana in 1964. Modern scholars credit him as the “Father of Cardiac Surgery in West Africa”. Be was born on 22 September 1913, in Adawso, Gold Coast (Ghana). Charles Easmon was elected as the first president of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in 1958. It was inaugurated by Kwame Nkrumah in Accra. Professor Charles Easmon, a general surgeon head of the Surgery Department, was the first to perform a closed mitral commissurotomy in the country. This was the first cardiothoracic operation performed in Ghana. In 1964, he became the first to perform an open-heart procedure in the country using surface cooling t...
Shatta Wale becomes  first Ghanaian artist to enter Canadian billboard digital song sales chart
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Shatta Wale becomes first Ghanaian artist to enter Canadian billboard digital song sales chart

Shatta Wale has just began his exploits for the year after becoming the first Ghanaian artiste to appear in Canadian billboard charts He achieved this milestone with his song DREAM off the Jamaican produced Tropical House Cruises To Jamaica album compilation peaking at #26 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart. In December 2017, Shatta was on the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica album which featured Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Lee Scratch Perry, Tim Starr, Contractor, Damian Marley and Stephen Marley. The album reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in February 2018. It’s 2020 edition was headlined by our very own Shatta Wale and included Alonestar. He makes an appearance on Billboard for the second time.
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