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Respect our laws – Nana Addo to Chinese galamsey operators

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Ghana’s fight against illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, is not a witch-hunt against Chinese nationals, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said. Speaking in Obomeng Kwahu, Eastern Region on Saturday, the President asserted that, the law which criminalizes illegal mining will be enforced irrespective of any nationality. Related Stories Chinese Mission caution Ghana over arrest of illegal miners “We all know ...

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GRA Customs rakes in GH¢2.7 bn in 2017 1st quarter

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  The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has raked in an estimated 2.7 billion cedis for the first quarter of 2017, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has revealed. We’ll prosecute defaulting taxpayers in mining sector – GRA This represents 19.23 percent collection of its total 2017 revenue target of about 14 billion cedis. By this, the Customs ...

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The Fancy Gadam Story- How A Northern Star Rose To National Prominence And Won 2017 VGMAs Best New Artiste Over Medikal

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  The 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was typical in many aspects – unforeseen hitches, a late start, and lots of controversies – controversies which encompassed not just the decision to award Joe Mettle the Artist of the Year award but also Fancy Gadam picking up the Best New Artiste of the Year over Medikal and others. Gadam, a Tamale ...

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Nigeria’s EFCC discovers N.5bn cash hidden in a shop

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zone, Friday uncovered yet another large sum of suspected laundered money to the tune of N448,850,000 (Four hundred and forty-eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) only in two of the shops at a Plaza, in Victoria Island, Lagos. According to the EFCC, the money stashed in several bags popularly called ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 100 Champions League goals

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  Cristiano Ronaldo brace ended a run of six games without a goal in the competition and took his tally up to 100 in Champions League competition. The Portuguese forward now has four strikes in this season’s tournament. More importantly, however, it means he is the first player to find the net 100 times in European club competition. It was ...

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Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini make peace

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  After the biting incident at the 2014 World Cup, all eyes were on Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini during the Juventus-Barcelona clash, but the pair quickly buried the hatchet.They were pictured with arms around each other, indicating that what had happened previously was now forgotten.In the 2015 Champions League final, the defender was ruled out at the last minute, ...

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Kwesi Nyantakyi: I wiII step down in 2019

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The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has told the Graphic Sports that he will not seek a re-election into office when his current term ends in 2019. According to Nyantakyi, the decision not to seek a re-election for a fourth term stems from his personal belief that ‘the best time to leave is when the applause ...

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African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’ – IOM

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Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills like painting or tiling would fetch higher prices, the ...

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Nana Addo succeeds Mahama as UN SDG advocates co-chair

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has replaced John Mahama as the Co-Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. This was announced by the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres on Tuesday. Related Stories   Global Heath Leaders and Experts agree new course for SDGs President Akufo-Addo will co-chair the group alongside the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, until ...

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