23
Tue, May
44 New Articles

Students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC], has received the news on the rustication of 22 of their colleagues with mix reactions.

Majority have described the punishment as harsh and a deliberate attempt by the University to suppress the right of students.

Those who acknowledge the effect of the clash opines that, some senior members of the university should first be held responsible. One of the students speaking to ATL FM NEWS said, “I think the punishment is harsh, rustication for two and four semesters is too much, especially when majority of the executives were of present at the time of the event”.

UCC East Gate

Campus News

ATL FM News has cited a report by the disciplinary committee whose investigations and recommendations led to the rustication of twenty two (22) students of the Atlantic Hall of the University of Cape Coast [UCC].

The rustication followed established findings that found the twenty two students culpable for their role in the disturbances that occurred at Oguaa Hall after guests from University of Ghana and the KNUST had visited ATL Hall for their 55th hall week celebration in March this year.

According to the report, the eleven member disciplinary committee which was headed by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. George K.T. Oduro was tasked to investigate the disturbances involving students of Atlantic Hall and their guests and recommend appropriate sanctions for the students who will be found in the wrong.

File Photo: UCC Students

Campus News

Head of Operations and Business Development at Mass Telecommunications Innovations (MTI) Ghana, Fred Kweku Amankwa Sarfo has entreated all students to make a conscious effort at renewing their minds towards their environment and look forward to making decisions that will help them become successful in life.

Speaking in an interview on the personality profile of 'A WEEK ON CAMPUS' last Saturday, Mr. Sarfo noted that students ought to know themselves very well in order to decide on what to pursue in life.

22 students of the University of Cape Coast [UCC] have been rusticated following their involvement in a clash between some students of University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST] and UCC in March this year.

According to information gathered by ATL FM News from the office of the Directorate of Public Affairs, University of Cape Coast, the 22 are made up of all JCRC executives of Atlantic Hall and members of the Planning Committee of their 55th Hall Week celebration.

Illegal Structures along the beaches within the Cape Coast Metropolis

Campus News

The Central Regional Director of Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority, formerly, Town and Country Planning, Martey Korli, has indicated that the development of structures along the beaches within the Cape Coast metropolis is illegal.

According to him, a consensus reached at a stakeholder meeting indicated that such developments were illegal and needed to be stopped to ensure the beach front is protected.

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Ghandinagar India.

The agreement would, among other provisions, strengthen capacity of faculty members in UCC’s Department of Forensic Sciences and offer advanced training opportunities for Ghanaian students in the field of forensics.

A key feature of the agreement is the establishment of an Institute of Forensic Sciences at UCC.

Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan

Local Sports

Former Ghana international George Alhassan says Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan must win a trophy with the National team before being described as Ghana’s all-time best.

Gyan is currently the top scorer for the Black Stars with 49 goals to his credit.

The Al Ahli striker is also the most capped Black Stars player with over hundred National team appearances.

John Terry

Foreign Sports

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has blasted John Terry over the manner of his Chelsea farewell on Sunday.

The contrived 26th minute substitution against Sunderland angered Keown, who let rip in his column for the Daily Mail.

Alex Amankwah

Local Sports

Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah wrote his name in the history books after running a personal best 1minute: 44.80 to obliterate Kennedy Osei’s 23-year old national 800m record 1minute: 45.13 at the Georgia Meet of Champions last Saturday.

Amankwah thus becomes the first Ghanaian to dip below the 1:45m mark and qualifies for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London after meeting the entry requirement of 1minute: 45.90.

Senegal were thoroughly dominant as they swept aside the Saudis

Foreign Sports

Senegal began their Fifa under-20 World Cup campaign in triumphant fashion by beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 on Monday. Semi-finalists last time out, Senegal secured all three points with first half goals from Ibrahima Niane and Cavin Diagne.

With the United States and Ecuador drawing 3-3 in Group F's other game, Senegal are the early pacesetters in Incheon.

Accra Hearts of Oak

Local Sports

Accra Hearts of Oak continued their rich vein of form thrashing Kotoku Royals 4-0 to progress to the last 16 of the FA Cup.

A brace from center back Vincent Atinga and one each from Kwame Kizito and Cosmos Dauda sealed the victory for the Phobians who are currently on a rise.

Atinga opened the scoring via the spot in the first half before Kwame Kizito volleyed home after neat work from Patrick Razak but they had to wait until after recess to put gloss to the scoreline.

Black Starlets

Local Sports

Players of the Black Starlets team are battling to be fit ahead of Wednesday's CAF U17 semi-final clash against Niger.

Majority of the players have been knocked by Malaria at the team’s camp.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin rested six of his starters in the team’s final Group game against Guinea last Saturday.

Music producer and sound engineer David Kojo Kyei, commonly known as Kaywa, says he can now heal and bring the dead back to life through the power given to him by God.

He made the declaration on Sunday during an interview on 'This Is Gospel' on Hitz FM with Franky5.

According to him “Jesus prophesied certain times in his life, He spoke to the fig tree that when I come back you will wither, you will die and it truly happened. Jesus Christ used His gift in healing the blind by calling Lazarus from the dead and so He says that 'what you saw me do, I have given it to you as far as you believe' in Him, it is just the power of God at work,” he explained.

Interestingly, no winning African act, since 2011 has ever scoffed at picking his award ‘backstage’

E-news

For the past four or so years, the announcement of the nominees for the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, especially that for the Best International Act- Africa, is always greeted with intense chatter.

One recurring issue of the Awards is the so-called ‘backstage’ presentation of the award to the winner of the African category.

Proponents of this ‘backstage’ theory get louder every year, to the extent that, a response was issued by the African Bureau of the Awards last year – in a bid to offer some explanations to the situation.

Ariana Grande, pictured in June 2016, is currently on a European tour

Foreign Celebrities

Ariana Grande has expressed her sorrow at the deaths of 19 people in an explosion after a show in Manchester.

The US star is thought to be physically unhurt, but has posted a tweet saying: "Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

The blast happened just after the 23-year-old singer had finished performing at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Drake beats Adele’s Billboard Music Awards with 13 wins

Foreign Celebrities

The Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one, at the event in Las Vegas including best artist. He was joined on the stage by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father.

“I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back,” said Drake accepting the award.

Adele set the former record at the 2012 awards when she won prizes including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist.

Sonnie Badu

Local Celebrities

Ghanaian born London-based gospel singer Sonnie Badu has shared a key secret on how one can identify false prophets.

According to him, it’s easy to identify a false prophet. He noted that when a pastor consistently puts fear in you, he could be fake.

The gospel musician explained that, God reveals to redeem; so when someone reveals any bad event which is about to happen but never explains how to overcome that obstacle, then s/he is a ‘suspect’.

Beyoncé and Oprah

Foreign Celebrities

Forbes Magazine is well-known for chronicling the lives of the rich and famous.

The magazine has released its list of America’s richest self-made women and Oprah and Beyoncé made the cut!

Here's what you need to know. When someone has an affair in a relationship, we tend to assume there's something wrong, either with the guilty party or with their relationship.

He must not really love his partner. She must be a horrible person, desperate for sex. Their marriage was broken but they were too blind to see it.

And yes, sometimes that's exactly what happened.

The wedding night is a special occasion for every married couple.

For many of us, the wedding night comes with it a lot of expectations about what should happen and how it should unfold.

Men and women have different expectations and different notions of what constitutes a perfect wedding night and these differences will continue to show up for the rest of their married life.

From Brazilian butt lifts to breast augmentation to botox, body-perfecting plastic surgery seems to have every part covered.

In recent years, however, there's been a big increase in requests for surgery on a tiny part of the body that, until now, seemed like an afterthought.

Belly buttons.

While the question of the naval was once as simple as "innie" or "outie," plastic surgeons told ABC News their patients are requesting a very specific aesthetic when it comes to the depression on their midriff.

In 1997, a peculiar business deal went down.

To keep the then-fledgling Apple Computers from becoming a figment of Silicon Valley’s past, an unlikely investor breathed new life into Apple’s core through an investment of $150 million.

This key investment allowed Apple and its newly returned CEO, Steve Jobs, to keep pushing, keep thinking and keep creating. The investor? CEO and founder of Microsoft, Apple’s largest competitor, Bill Gates.

You meet this very gorgeous lady; you start talking and even go on a few dates. She seems like a self- sufficient, independent and emotionally secure individual. She also smells great, is fabulous in bed and her snorty laugh is just cuteness overload. You are super into her, and literally cannot get enough of her. But one month into it all, she loses the plot…or maybe you just finally realize you CAN actually get enough of her per time.

At first, you mark it off as her just being emotionally invested in you, and you even consider her attachment to you as something you can be proud of. But then, she starts to demand more and more of your time and attention. For no sane reason, she starts to worry that you don’t like her anymore, or as much as she likes you.

I’m a woman, divorced after 7 years of marriage.

Given my experience, there are some key concepts I learned in my journey as well. We women have equal responsibility in making a marriage work. For all the points mentioned for husbands, there are perhaps also some for wives I would like to share.

1. Always seek out the best in him. Dwell on those things, not what you don’t like about him.

These highly motivated women who have varied socio-political and economic backgrounds promised to work hard to prove that “what men can do, women can do better”

Politics

The Brong Ahafo Region has seen some level of improvement in efforts by the country to increase the number of women at the forefront of local governance under the current government.

Even though the region has only two women out of its 29 Members of Parliament (MPs), six out of the 27 municipal and district executives appointed by the President are women.

At the end of the exercise to confirm or reject the nominees, all the six women out of the 24 were confirmed by their respective assemblies.

Minority Leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu

Politics

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has finally made his stance clear about reports linking him to running for the flagbearer slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2020.

The Tamale South lawmaker has been a subject of discussion on various platforms as to whether he would be running for torch bearer of the party when it opens nominations sometime in the future.

But the soft spoken leader on the minority side in parliament on GHOne TV on Monday said “for now I’m leading NDC as a minority leader in Parliament. Leave the Question of me becoming a Flagbearer to the future. I’ve come very far”.

Hundreds of sympathisers from different walks of life attended the funeral

Politics

It could have been mistaken for a political convention of some sort as members of the two major political parties, the NPP and NDC converged at the Dabala Parish of the Global Evangelical Church in the Volta Region.

They were there to mourn with the famous businessman Alfred Agbeshi Woyome and his siblings as they bid farewell to their late mother Madam Gladys Amavi Amehoho.

The event which could have passed for a “royal funeral’ attracted hundreds of sympathisers from different walks of life. The multitude that gathered in addition to the family had a generous sprinkling of politicians from different sides of the divide.

Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

Politics

The Deputy Minister for Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has stated that a piecemeal approach towards settling Ghana’s energy legacy debt is not the solution to the problems of the sector.

He recommends what he calls a “bullet injection” to take the energy sector out of its present challenges.

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah was speaking on GBC’s current affairs programme TALKING POINT on Sunday.

Former Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, has called for calm in the wake of the discharge of the eight members of the dreaded group – Delta force- by a Kumasi Circuit Court Wednesday.

The news of the release of the eight who raided the court in Kumasi to free 13 of their members who were standing trial has angered the Minority in Parliament and many other Ghanaians.

Addressing a news conference Wednesday, the Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu alleged that the discontinuation of the case against the eight was politically motivated and a travesty of justice — the government however disagreed.

Alfred Agbesi,former Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency

Politics

The former Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency and deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Agbesi says he has taken 2017 to go on a temporary leave from politics.

He said since he started active politics in 1984, he has never been on leave and it was appropriate to take this year off as his leave since he is no longer in active politics.

“Since 1984, I have never been on leave, so when I’m no more there I have decided to take 2017 as a period to go on leave to rest and bounce back in 2018.”

Hot Videos

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

My Twitter Updates

From IFTTT
ATL FM 100.5MHZ Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank US President Donald Trump is to meet the leader of the Pales…… https://t.co/iSuyEpboWB
About 2 hours ago
From IFTTT
ATL FM 100.5MHZ Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank US President Donald Trump is to meet the leader of the Palest… https://t.co/sbwjep2EYF
About 2 hours ago
From Facebook
ATL FM 100.5MHZ Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank US President Donald Trump is to meet the leader of the... https://t.co/5bZqIBH5XP
About 2 hours ago

Follow ATL FM Online on Twitter

Advertise with us

Top Stories

Grid List

Instagram App logo

Technology

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.

The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to rate which of five popular social media platforms had the most negative effect on their users.

They were asked to score each platform on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.

Here's what you need to know. When someone has an affair in a relationship, we tend to assume there's something wrong, either with the guilty party or with their relationship.

He must not really love his partner. She must be a horrible person, desperate for sex. Their marriage was broken but they were too blind to see it.

And yes, sometimes that's exactly what happened.

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has observed with worry, the continuous upsurge of road traffic crashes and casualties during festivities like Easter.

Available statistics on road traffic crashes indicate that the first quarter of 2017, a total number of 296 crashes was recorded leading to 66 deaths and 456 injuries.

These highly motivated women who have varied socio-political and economic backgrounds promised to work hard to prove that “what men can do, women can do better”

Politics

The Brong Ahafo Region has seen some level of improvement in efforts by the country to increase the number of women at the forefront of local governance under the current government.

Even though the region has only two women out of its 29 Members of Parliament (MPs), six out of the 27 municipal and district executives appointed by the President are women.

At the end of the exercise to confirm or reject the nominees, all the six women out of the 24 were confirmed by their respective assemblies.