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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider the ban on the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools.

The Central Regional police command is seeking the assistance of the general public to trace the relatives of one Faustina Addo, a deceased female adult whose body lies at the regional teaching hospital at Cape Coast.

According to a communique signed by the PRO of the Command, ASP Irene Oppong, the deceased, forty-seven-year-old Faustina Addo was rushed from Asebu Ekroful to the Moree Health Centre but died shortly after being admitted.

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Communications, Kenneth Ashigbey, has described the ban by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the use of mobile phones in senior high schools as wrong. Thus, calling on the GES and other educational stakeholders to take a second look at the issue.

Ghana’s Education Service (GES) banned the use of mobile phones in basic and secondary schools to enable students concentrate more on their studies.

The Honourable Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Gifty Twum Ampofo has urged affiliates of Valco Hall, University of Cape Coast to aspire to take up leadership positions to contribute to the development of the hall, the university and the country at large.

She said students patronizing counselling services provided by the university will help develop and prepare them for key positions in the future.

Madam Gifty Twum, speaking last Saturday at a durbar dubbed 'Sankofa Durbar' to climax the 26th year hall week anniversary of VALCO hall advised the students to take advantage of the opportunities the university presents and develop themselves holistically.

The Ho Campus of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), has admitted its fourth (4th) batch of students to pursue various academic programs in the School for the 2017/ 2018 academic year.

A total of 87 first-year students consisting 67 males and 20 females, were admitted into the University College over the weekend.

61 of them were admitted into the Faculty of Computing and Information System, with the rest 26 into IT and Business, to offer various degree and diploma programmes in the school.


Dr. Juliana Owusu-Ansah, the University Registrar addressing the matriculants on the behalf of the Vice Chancellor, advised them to make use of the opportunities offered by the school, to develop themselves intellectually and morally.

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She said “education is not just about the acquisition of knowledge, but equality and compassion” adding that the knowledge acquisition should be used to bridge the gap between the served and under-served in the society through the application of technical tools.


She assured the fresh students of the school’s readiness to support their academic activities with the requisite resources.


She further charged them to be law-abiding and responsible students.

“IT skills are becoming an important tool in driving economies in the new world. And training the youth in that field in developing countries like Ghana is crucial to the prospects of the economy and human resources” she noted.


The Acting Head of the Ho campus, Mr. Frank Senyo Loglo, who reiterated the school’s resolve to produce world-class graduates, pledged to ensure a conducive environment to boost academic activities.


Started as the Ghana Telecom University with their campus in Accra, the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), now has satellite campuses in Volta, Eastern, Western, Ashanti and Greater Accra regions, with overall population of 5,776 students made up of both local and foreign students.

By: King Nobert Akpabli/citifmonline.com/Ghana


An Educationist and Head of the Finance Department of the University of Cape Coast, Professor John Gatsi, has expressed concern over the continuous abysmal performance of pupils in public schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

Prof Gatsi observed that public basic school pupils perform poorly compared to their counterparts in the private schools during the standard assessment examinations.

Professor Gatsi was speaking at the 9th John Gatsi Educational Foundation Excellence Awards ceremony at Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.

The president and chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the US, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah.

Dr Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC, USA.

Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic Affairs Counsellors at the Ghanaian Embassy.

An investigative report compiled by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is alleging that former CEO of the Board, Dr Stephen Opuni, breached procedure and caused scientists to approve harmful chemicals for release onto the market.

The report claims the $19 million agro-chemicals approved for sale by Agricult Ghana Limited were harmful to humans, animals and hazardous to water.

Experts are warning the revelation could endanger Ghana’s cocoa sector.

Police in Ashanti Region will Tuesday bring charges against 48 suspects arrested in connection with clashes at Ahwia, a town in Kwabre East District.

Clashes between some Zongo youth and indigenes in the Ashanti Region town left many residents injured.

The fight started early Saturday morning, however, one person was killed and two others sustained severe injuries following renewed clashes on Monday. The police are yet to ascertain the cause of the violence.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to address business leaders from the United Kingdom and Ghana at the upcoming 2nd UK-Ghana Investment Summit in London.

The address is expected to capture the President’s vision for Ghana beyond aid, touching on key areas such as industrialization and infrastructure for the development of railways and precious minerals, and their impact on the private sector and business partnerships.

Scheduled for April 17 to 20, 2018, the summit forms part of planned activities for the upcoming UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) London week celebration being organized by the Chamber.

Child-welfare organization Challenging Heights has claimed responsibility for the rescue operation that salvaged some abused children from their guardian at Asutsuari in the Krachi West District of the Volta region.

Member of Parliament for the area Helen Ntoso had claimed in an interview with the Ghanaian Times that the children were forcibly abducted from their guardian Nicholas Dugbatey by some men in Navy uniforms and another in civilian clothe, who claimed to be working with Challenging Heights.

She also added the men gave a fake telephone number and further extorted GHC500 from Mr. Dugbatey before taking the children away.

The Government of Ghana has approved an agreement with the United States of America to set up a military base in Ghana and also allow unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military.

According to the document intercepted by the Starrfmonline.com, the US military will use Ghana as a base to deploy its soldiers. US Military personnel may also “possess and carry arms in Ghana, while on duty if authorized to do so, by their orders, such authorization being made in consultation with the appropriate authorities of Ghana. Military personnel may wear their uniforms while performing official duties.”

According to the document, “United States Contractors shall not be liable to pay tax or similar charge assess within Ghana in connection with this agreement”. The US military is also authorised to control entry to the facilities meant for the exclusive use of their forces.

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi

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President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, says the Ghana Premier League still has a lot of popularity despite contrary claims.

The 2018 season kicked off over the weekend after some legal challenges and Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the league’s popularity was on display by virtue of the conversations on social media.

Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Man Utd to fight Madrid for Neymar

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Manchester United are ready to fight Real Madrid for the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, claims Don Balon.

Revitalised Ronaldo reaping the rewards from Zidane’s 4-4-2 change

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The Portuguese is in fantastic form this year and hit his 50th career hat-trick with four in total in a 6-3 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday
There is no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had his struggles in the first few months of the campaign, particularly in La Liga, but he has been on fire since the turn of the year and that form continued against Girona.

Aduana Stars have been eliminated from this year's CAF Champions League after suffering a 4-0 defeat to Algerian side ES Setif in the second leg at the Stade Mai 8 1945 on Sunday.

Newly promoted sides to the Ghana Premier League, Dreams FC, Karela FC and Techiman Eleven Wonders registered mixed results on the opening day of the 2017/2018 campaign over the weekend.

In what could be described as baptism of fire for the trio, none of them was able to register what would have been a dream start to the campaign.

Debutants Karela lost 1:0 to Medeama SC in Tarkwa, in what could be described as a baptism of fire, while their fellow debutants Eleven Wonders came from behind to draw 1:1 with Accra Hearts of Oak in Techiman. 

Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley in their most recent Premier League meeting on 31 January

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Manchester United will play Tottenham and Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Spurs made the semi-finals for a second successive season with victory at Swansea on Saturday, while 12-time cup winners United beat Brighton.

Peace Hyde and Uche Pedro during the interview


The founder of BellaNaija, an online entertainment, fashion and lifestyle magazine, Uche Pedro, has advised her contemporaries to remain focused in order to succeed.

Speaking to Peace Hyde on Forbes Woman Africa Against The Odds show, she said it is always advisable to “cut the noise” and keep an eye on doing the right thing.

Has Stonebwoy been ungrateful to Prince Tagoe?


Musician Livingstone Etse Satekla ‘Stonebwoy’ might have been 'ungrateful' to former Black Stars forward, Prince Tagoe, if Shatta Wale’s latest tweet is anything to go by.

Apologize to pastors or else… – Prophetess warns Shatta Wale


A Prophetess has advised controversial dancehall artiste Shatta Wale to apologise for threatening to burn down churches.

I’m lyrically better, Shatta Wale is a comedian – Stonebwoy jabs


Dancehall act, Stonebwoy has criticized record label mate Shatta Wale, describing him as a comedian.

Rashida Black Beauty breaks silence on pregnancy


It has been reported that social media breakout star and Brong Ahafo-based teenager, Rashida Black beauty is expecting her first child
Rashida Black Beauty confirmed reports saying that she is indeed heavily pregnant.

I want to be bigger than Wizkid – Kuami Eugene


Fast-rising Ghanaian musician Kuami Eugene has revealed that he aims to emulate the success of Nigerian icon Wizkid.

The United States of America has dismissed reports that it is building a military base in Ghana.

A statement by the US Embassy in Ghana said “the United States has not requested, nor does it plan to establish a military base or bases in Ghana.”

The statement comes after a leaked document revealed that the Government of Ghana has approved an agreement with the US to set up a military base in Ghana and also allow unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military.

The Right To Information (RTI) Bill will be sent to Parliament this week for debate and approval.

Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu are reportedly pushing for the Bill to be laid before the House rises this Friday, March 23.

The RTI Bill, which is expected to help citizens and Civil Society Organizations and the Special Prosecutor to fight corruption, has been in and out of parliament for the past 15 years since it was first laid in 2003.

A former Member of Council of State, Professor Akilapka Sawyerr, has cautioned against any attempt by the government to surrender Ghana's security to the US government.

Joy News has intercepted a document which revealed Cabinet has approved an agreement to allow the US military an unrestricted access to a host of Ghanaian facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions.

The deal will permit the U.S. military to use Ghana as a base for staging and deploying forces.

Ex-President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has chided the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh for her gross disrespect towards his wife Nana Konadu.

Former President and Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the party has a lot of great, good people with solid integrity but a lot of the party’s grip is in the hands of those who lack integrity.

In an address delivered at a Town Hall meeting of cadres and NDC activists at the Arts Centre in Accra on Saturday, Mr. Rawlings condemned the situation where media propagandists sponsored by some within the party deliberately twist the truth in what he says to court negativity towards him.

Pollster Ben Ephson has claimed former President JJ Rawlings hates his successor President John Agyekum Kufuor with a passion.

He said the level of hatred towards Mr. Kufuor has been exhibited in the public utterances and actions of Mr. Rawlings over the years.

“It’s not a hidden secret that Rawlings hates Ex-President Kufuor with passion. It’s evident that his body language and utterances against Kufuor is not the same when he meets Nana Akufo-Addo,” the managing editor of the daily dispatch newspaper told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday.

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The United States of America has dismissed reports that it is building a military base in Ghana.

A statement by the US Embassy in Ghana said “the United States has not requested, nor does it plan to establish a military base or bases in Ghana.”

The statement comes after a leaked document revealed that the Government of Ghana has approved an agreement with the US to set up a military base in Ghana and also allow unrestricted access to a host of facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the United States Military.