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Gun Shots Fired In The Northern Region As 4 Sustain Injuries

Written by | January 15, 2018 | 0
Four people have been injured in Diisah, a community in the Northern Region after some ‘warriors’ from a neighbouring community, Wasipi, allegedly burnt down the entire community. A resident of Diisah, Bavak John, told Joy News the warriors alleged to be coming from the quarters of a rival chief invaded the community Saturday evening and perpetrated crime. Joy News’ Northern Region Correspondent, Martina Bugri, reports that due a lack of medical facilities, “local residents who are into extracting bullets from peoples’ bodies” have been contacted to remove the pellets of bullets from the bodies of the four victims. The police are still in the community but are yet to speak on the conflict. Cause of attack A long-standing chieftaincy dispute between the Gonjas and the Tampulmas

COCOBOD Chief’s Salary Is The People’s Business

Written by | March 31, 2017 | 0
When Dr. Stephen Opuni, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), had his assets frozen, recently, many were the voices that chalked the move to pure political partisanship. To such voices, it was only a matter of time before Dr. Opuni’s assets were de-frozen and a profuse apology promptly rendered by the Government. The man who has been widely alleged to be the blood relative of former First Lady Lordina Mahama had also been widely accused of running a thoroughgoing scam at the former Ghana Cocoa-Marketing Board (GCMB) long before the Mahama-led government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that hired him was democratically removed from office. Indeed, as I vividly recall, there was even a time when some junior workers at the nation’s largest produce-buying

We will be citizens not just workers – Korle-Bu staff assure President Akufo-Addo

Written by | January 24, 2017 | 0
Workers at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra say they will live by the motivational words of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with a promised to be citizens of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The General Secretary of the Korle Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA), James Clifford Oblitey said “the staff wants to be the citizens of Korle-Bu in the first place”. Members of the Korle Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA) are demanding the immediate interdiction of the Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Gilbert Buckle, Director of Finance Bright Korkuyie and Chief Internal Auditor Stephen Ayer Perdison over unauthorized Christmas bonuses received. Mr. Oblitey told Onua FM’s Yen Sempa host, Bright Asempa that “we want to be citizens of Korle-Bu before

Mahama’s “Babies” Beautifully Copying The “Sins” Of NPP!

Written by | December 20, 2016 | 0
When the New Patriotic Party lost the 2012 election, there were talks that Nana Akufo Addo and his Akyem cabal’s control of the soul of the party was imminent. Nana Akufo Addo’s age and ill heath was classified as one of the main reason the leadership and control of the elephant party could slip to the Ashanti faction of the party. To avert this deadly implosion which would have consigned many of the Akyem mafias to the backstage of happenings in NPP, an elaborate plot was hatched by Nana Akufo Addo and his men to extend their dominance. Thankfully, they found genuine cover in the 2012 election petition. Propagandists of the Akyem mafias managed to whip party supporters in line to believe that Nana Akufo Addo won the 2012 election but was painfully denied of victory. Clever as these

Africans must invest in defence technologies for their own security By Lord Aikins Adusei

Written by | December 19, 2016 | 0
The killing of Gaddafi on 20 October 2011 by NATO came as a shock to most Africans. While it is regrettable that he died such a terrible death, he was partly responsible for his own misfortune. He failed to build the defence capabilities that could defend Libya against the country’s many European and North American enemies. While Libya under Gaddafi had some of the best weapons in Africa, these weapons were not Libya made. They were designed and built in Europe and America. In other words, Gaddafi relied on military technologies developed by France, Britain, Italy, Russia and the United States. Despite the billions of dollars of oil money, Gaddafi didn’t help Libya to develop a sophisticated indigenous defence industry capable of producing some of the world’s best defence systems

Lifestyle: 10 Things you didn’t know about orgasms

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
Psst—you over there! Don’t be shy…orgasms are as much a part of women’s health as dental floss—but a lot more fun. For all the things you’ve been dying to find out as well as things you’ve never even thought of, expand your knowledge about the “big O” with this list of enlightening facts. Orgasms can relieve pain. Got a headache? Maybe you should have sex after all. “There is some evidence that orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain—including pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during childbirth,” notes Lisa Stern, RN, MSN, a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles and blogs at Gynfizz.com. “The mechanism is largely due to the body’s release of a chemical called oxytocin during orgasm,” she says. “Oxytocin facilitates

Lifestyle: When forgiveness becomes foolishness in relationship

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
I marvel at the way some singles and those dating behave these days, going back to the one who hurt them over and over, all in the name of forgiveness and in an attempt to get them to marriage, making forgiveness become foolishness. As innocent as a child is, if he decides to play with a snake and gets bitten, there is no need going back to the snake for a second bite in order it to know if that is how snakes behave. Many young people know that at the age of 18years they are considered adults so they think they are eligible to date, but never know that from 18 to about 25years a lot of those you meet are temporary people when it comes to choosing a life partner. This is like the life of a child from nursery to class three where they are only allowed to use pencils in writing because they are

Queenmother of Asante Kingdom dies at 109

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
The Asantehemaa (Queenmother of Asante Kingdom), Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II has died at the age of 109, after reigning for 39 years. Nana Afia Kobi was said to have died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Graphic Online has gathered. As custom demands, emissaries from the Manhyia Palace have since been dispatched to various paramount chiefs in the Asante Kingdom to inform them about the passing of the queenmother. The chiefs are expected to meet on Thursday to plan funeral arrangements. Nana Afia Kobi was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queenmother of the Asante Kingdom since 1695 after the late Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977. The late Asantehemaa was the mother of the current Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. She saw the reign of the late Otumfuo

Afia Schwarzenegger shows off her expensive diamond wedding ring

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
A few weeks ago, controversial comedian and radio personality, Afia Schwarzenegger got married in South Africa. Her marriage was greeted with a host of controversy with some of her critics saying she had got married to a gold-digger. Well today, the lady who gives controversy a new name share a picture on her social media pages showing the world her expensive diamond ring. She captioned her post “Up close and personal with my Diamond wedding ring…hehehehehehe. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!.” Afia seems to be enjoying her marriage and has no time for haters.

The Donald Trump Mystery; Lessons For Ghana

Written by | November 15, 2016 | 0
Bulgarian Socialist Ally Rumen Radev, a Russia-friendly newcomer to politics, won Sunday’s presidential election by a wide margin, exit polls showed, prompting Centre-right Prime Minister Boiko Borisov to pledge to resign. Radev, 53, entered Bulgarian politics on a wave of discontent with the ruling center-right’s progress in combating corruption, disappointment with the European Union and concerns among voters over alienating an increasingly assertive Russia. The French far-right party led by Jean Marie Le Pin is also on the ascendancy and they are tipped to perform wonders in their country’s upcoming elections. Now, this comes at the heels of Donald Trump and there’s another episode in the offing in Moldova. Tenets of democracy In every society, leaders do emerge at specific