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EC suspends voters registration pilot as BVR machine fails

The Electoral Commission’s pilot of the anticipated Voting Registration exercise in the Western Region has been suspended. 3news.com can report that the BVR machine used to capture the bio-data of applicants has developed a fault. Officials who were at the section to capture the bio-data have already packed off the machine. The about 15 persons who were at hand to ... 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 »

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 »

Housewife runs into hiding after she was caught with lesbian partner

The whereabouts of a married woman remains unknown to her family and friends after she fled into hiding since she was caught red-handed engaging in lesbianism with her partner in the Ashanti Region about a month ago. The woman, Ellen Ofori, a mother of four whose husband is even out of the country on a business trip, was allegedly caught ... Read More »

Former US President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson. Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up ... Read More »