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My visit to Ghana was a special end to a difficult year – Jerome Boateng

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has disclosed how special it was for him to visit his roots following a difficult year in his career. Boateng endured a frustrating World Cup in Russia this year, as well as a difficult first half of the German Bundesliga, which sees Bayern Munich sit third after the first round. “2018 comes to an end, ... Read More »

Stanbic Bank ‘takes over’ Bank of Baroda

The Ghana unit of Standard Bank of South Africa, Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, has absorbed customers of the local subsidiary of Indian-state lender, Bank of Baroda under an arrangement that comes at no cost to the former. Multiple sources involved in the arrangement say the transaction was sealed in the tail end of December 2018, paving the way for Baroda ... Read More »

Prampram caretaker chief’s murder linked to chieftaincy dispute

The Mankralo [Caretaker] of Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, Nene Atsure Benta III, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen at Dodowa in the Shai Osudoku District. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon when he was returning to Prampram from a meeting at the Dodowa House of Chiefs. Though it is unclear what might have led to the shooting, Citi ... Read More »

Dagbon chieftaincy: Abudus occupy old Gbewaa Palace

Government has officially handed over the Old Gbewaa Palace to the Abudu Royals in Dagbon to perform the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV. They have two weeks to perform the funeral and subsequently the Andani family are also expected to perform that of the late Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II from January 4 to 18, 2019. After signing ... Read More »

Ghana will not bid for 2019 AFCON – Sports Minister

Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sports has said, Ghana has no intentions of bidding for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), though they have all the infrastructure available to host the 24-nation tournament. According to Mr. Asiamah, Ghana has all the necessary infrastructure to host any Confederation of African (CAF) organized competition, at any given time, ... Read More »

Unknown gunmen kill Prampram Mankralo

The Mankralo [clan head] of the Prampram Traditional Area, Nene Atsure Benta III, has been gunned down by some unknown assailants at Apollonia, in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of Greater Accra. Media reports say the deceased, who was also the acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council was killed Thursday afternoon at about 4:40pm [December 13, 2018] whilst returning from a meeting in Dodowa in ... Read More »

Africa needs ‘dictatorship’ – Musician Sarkodie

Celebrated rapper Sarkodie has stormed micro-blogging site twitter to express disappointment at how Africa and Africans are being “oppressed” by the West, and also suggesting measures to curb the situation. “These systems were never built for us so therefore we can’t benefit from it. The world is surviving on us but we suffer. They broke us up so they can ... Read More »

Albert Agbo wins big at final MTN Invitational golf of 2018

Albert Agbo went home the happiest on Friday night after beating the competition at the MTN Invitational golf final event of the year to emerge winner of men group A at the Tema Country Golf Club. Playing off handicap 14, Agbo shot 66 net to beat the field by three shots whilst runner-up Godwin Assem (handicap 2) only edged 3rd ... Read More »

Okor Nowomi to host Dreams FC in friendly in Kasseh 9 December

Okor Nowomi FC, the Division Two club based in Sege, capital of Ada West District will engage Ghana Premier League side, Dreams FC in a friendly football match next week Sunday, 9th December, 2018 at Kasseh, Ada. The game, according to the organisers is to acknowledge the enormous efforts and support by women for youth who want to pursue a career in sports, especially football. To ... Read More »

Government secure US$100m to face-lift technical universities

The Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has announced that government secured US$100 million from the China Exim Bank to upgrade infrastructure, equipment and other training materials for technical universities across the country. He pointed out that the Ministry of Education is working hard to ensure the take-off of these projects before the end of first-quarter 2019. “We will continue ... Read More »