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Vodafone “Instant Schools” reach 1.8million hits

Campus News

Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba says Vodafone’s digital education platform, Instant Schools, has reached 1.8 million hits since it was launched a year ago.

A High Court in Winneba has annulled the University of Education’s branch of UTAG elections which took place on the 9th of August this year.

The court argued that those who superintended over the elections erred by disenfranchising the satellite campus namely Mampong, Kumasi and Kwadaso from taking part in the elections.

The elections organized by the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), excluded members of the Kumasi and Asante Mampong campuses, prompting the lawsuit at a High Court.

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) will on Saturday, 25th November, 2017 organize a Health Walk and Aerobics Exercise on UCC campus.

The Health walk is being organized by Yaw Ampofo Ankrah’s Walkers Club in collaboration with the UCC SRC with support from Kwese Free Sports and Indomie Ghana.

This exercise aims at getting UCC students fit, ahead of their end of semester exams, provide a platform for socialization and to mark the feat of journalism achieved by Yaw Ampofo Ankrah.

President of the Students’ Representative Council of University of Cape Coast, Henry Arthur, has expressed displeasure at the negative feedback from students with regard to the free busing service launched by the SRC.

According to him, the free busing initiative which is currently running on pilot basis is to enable students attend lectures on time and without hassle, however the response from students has so far not been positive.

The pilot programme was launched a week ago by the SRC, in collaboration with metro mass transit to convey students from their various residences.

As part of its contribution towards national discourse on the recently read budget by the finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta in parliament, the Department of Finance, School of Business of University of Cape Coast has held a post 2018 budget roundtable.
 
 The purpose of the discussion was to contribute some possible solutions to key policies and issues that were raised in the budget. 

All is set for the Maiden health Walk of the Campus Broadcasting Services (CBS) of the University of Cape Coast on Saturday, 18th November, 2017.

The Health Walk forms part of activities to celebrate the first year anniversary of the Campus Broadcasting Services Centre.

Dr Lawrence Edusei, the pathologist who worked on the body of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, has submitted the full autopsy report on the military officer to the Accra Central District Court.

The submission of the report followed an order by the court directing the pathologist to release the report within three weeks.

That was after police prosecutors had told the court that the pathologist had refused to release the report and all attempts to access it had proved futile.

According to the police, they needed the report to facilitate the committal proceedings of the 22 people accused of killing Major Mahama at Denkyira Obuasi.

Yaw Anokye Frimpong, the 22-year-old man who confessed to killing two African-American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Accra High Court.

The court, presided over by Mrs Justice Merley Afua Wood, passed the death sentence last Wednesday after a seven-member jury unanimously found Frimpong guilty on two counts of murder.

“Yaw Anokye Frimpong, the men and woman elected to decide your trial, having found you guilty of murder, you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging and may God have mercy on your soul,’’ Mrs Justice Wood said.

A head-on collision involving one of the new Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses and a taxi cab at Boaso, near Bechem in the Brong Ahafo Region has left six people dead and 40 others injured.

The bus with registration number GS 2682 -17, which was travelling from Sunyani to Kumasi knocked and killed a mentally ill person at Boaso at about 7.00 pm on Wednesday.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2017 private WASSCE but has withheld some 1,873 results for alleged malpractices.

The sub-regional examination body says the 117,306 candidates whose results have been released can assess them via WAEC’s official website from Friday morning.

The statement from the Council also says investigations have commenced to substantiate the veracity of the allegations surrounding the 1,873 withheld results.

New Vision Foundation-International, a non-governmental organization contributing to the agenda of eliminating violence against women in Ghana, is calling on government, religious organizations and the Ghanaian business community to offer direct financial support to organizations working to end violence against women in Ghana.

A research conducted by the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Center in 1998 revealed that 1 in 3 Ghanaian women suffered physical violence, 27% of women had been sexually abused and 5% of women had been circumcised.

Global estimates published by the World Health organization [WHO] indicates that 1 in 3 [35%] of women worldwide have experienced either physical and or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

Ghana-Iran Seek To Enhance Partnership

Local News

The Sixth session of Ghana-Iran Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) underway in Accra.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has explained that Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu is making progress in his recovery from injury.

The Black Stars man aggravated a thigh/groin injury while away on international duty and missed Ghana’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt, as well as Newcastle’s 4-1 loss to Manchester United last weekend.

Footballers usually throw their jersey to fans at the final whistle but Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stunned one supporter by giving him his shorts after Wednesday’s Champions League draw against Barcelona.

The 39-year-old Buffon was competing for the first time since his emotional international retirement after Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Barcelona advanced to the last 16 after the 0-0 draw in Turin but Juventus remain second in the group and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.

Ashantigold’s number one goalie, George Owu has revealed that he is currently not a player of Ashantigold and for that matter, unattached.

The veteran net minder joined the miners on a season loan from division one side, Sekondi Hasaccas and per the rules, after exhausting the entire duration, he is expected to rejoin the Sekondi-based club but the ex- Asante keeper insists his contract with the Western’s giant too has also elapsed and he is now a free agent.

Former Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuaye believes Andre and Jordan Ayew still have a lot to offer the Black Stars and has urged Head coach Kwasi Appiah to recall them into the team.

Andre and his younger brother Jordan Ayew, despite their recent fine form at their clubs have missed the last two Black Stars call-ups.

They missed out on the team that faced Uganda and Saudi Arabia last month and were again not invited for the final World Cup qualifier against Egypt.

A former Minister of Youth and sports, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has bemoaned the current concentration of the Youth and Sports Ministry under Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, focusing more on the senior national football team Black Stars of Ghana compared to other 'lesser known sports'.

The 'Odododiodioo' constituency legislator said, the ministry has given too much priories to football in particular to the exclusion of other sporting disciplines.

The former controversial sports minister hinted that, the last World Cup game against Egypt weeks ago at Cape Coast Stadium was not necessary and that the ministry should have channeled their resources to the 'less finance sports' like the Disabled Basketball team.

Ghana has moved one place up to the 51st position in the latest Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA] ranking released on Thursday November 23.

The Black Stars gained points after drawing 1-1 with Egypt at home in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played in Cape Coast.

The concluding 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have made their mark on the latest ratings with Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs, among the biggest.

No one in Ghana owns more expensive cars than this mysterious man.

Mallam Isaah jailed 17 years for ‘exorcising’ 14-year-old ‘witch’

E-news

A spiritualist, Kofi Asiedu popularly known as Mallam Isaah has been sentenced to a prison term of 17 years by a Circuit Court in Koforidua in the Eastern region.

Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has said most Ghanaian ladies love him because he is good in bed.
 
He said he is good when it comes to treating women very well. According to him, no lady can avoid him because he takes care of them.

First come 23 Grand Slam titles, then comes baby and then comes a fairytale wedding for Serena Williams. 
 
The tennis champion and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot on Thursday in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center surrounded by friends and family, according to multiple reports. And by friends and family we means guests like Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Ciara and sister Venus.

Rapper Edem has described criticisms by Mark Okraku Mantey regarding his request to the President for a stadium to be constructed in the Volta Region as ‘bogus’.

In a recent interview with Lexis Bill on Joy FM, the rapper opined that he had been underrated and marginalised as a musician because of his geographical background.

The CEO of the Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG) then requested that President Akufo-Addo build a stadium in his region in that interview.

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija 2017, has revealed that she auditioned for the reality show eight times before she got the nod participate.

Bisola Aiyeola was also the third runner-up of the 2008 edition of the MTN Project Fame West Africa music reality show which was was won by Iyanya.

Recounting her journey to JoyNews’ MzGee, Aiyeola, who is now a Temple Management signee, described her journey as interesting but not without hitches.

The All People’s Congress (APC) has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be credited with the implementation of the National Identification Scheme.

According to the party, the scheme had already been fashioned out by previous governments.“What the NPP is doing now is to roll it out,” the APC stated.

Senior Law lecturer at the University of Ghana Law School Dr Raymond Atuguba has warned the free SHS policy introduced by President Akufo-Addo could collapse if it loses power.

This, according to him, is due to the absence of a legislation to make it binding on successive governments.

Speaking at a constitution review conference at Dodowa on Friday on retooling the constitution from a political to a developmental one, Dr Atuguiba who was also the Executive Secretary of the Constitutional review committee said such a legal instrument will be critical to all developmental projects.

Minority parliamentarians have turned up their opposition to the 2018 budget a notch higher by threatening to begin a legal action to correct what they believe is a breach of aspects of the Public Financial Management Act.

Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, has said the foundation on which Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, presented 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy on the floor of the House raises questions in law.

The Minority first raised concerns about the budget through its spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, who called for the withdrawal of the policy statement.

NPP Gov’t losing credibility – Bole-Bamboi

Politics

The Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, Yusif Sulemana, has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, is fast losing credibility in how it is managing the country.

Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, has said that he will be better than John Dramani Mahama if he is given the chance to lead the country.

Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Politics

Government last Thursday November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country.

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There's a new buzz powering public buses in London. British startup bio-bean has partnered with Shell and Argent Energy to create a coffee-based biofuel that will be used in London's diesel buses.

The company has produced 6,000 liters of coffee oil for the pilot project with London's transportation authority -- enough to help power the equivalent of one city bus for a year.

"It's a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine waste as an untapped resource," bio-bean founder Arthur Kay said in a statement.

A urologist at the 37 Military Hospital, Surgeon Commander Paul Yegbe, has stated that early ejaculation during sexual intercourse is not a disease but rather a hormonal imbalance which needs medical attention.

He said the condition which was on the rise could also be attributed to depression, anxiety and in some instances, genetics.

Additionally, he explained that young men who started masturbating at an early stage were also likely to suffer from this condition.

Terrorism-related deaths around the world are down for the second straight year, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace's annual Global Terrorism Index.

The All People’s Congress (APC) has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) cannot be credited with the implementation of the National Identification Scheme.

According to the party, the scheme had already been fashioned out by previous governments.“What the NPP is doing now is to roll it out,” the APC stated.