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UHAS suspends 5 for exam malpractice, 2 others expelled

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), has rusticated five students for examination malpractices in the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic year. Two other students are to be expelled from the University for examination related misconduct, Professor John Gyapong, the Vice Chancellor of the University disclosed at the …

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Trump calls N Korea talks waste of time

US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Mr Trump tweeted, after it emerged the US had lines of communication with …

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GFA: Hosting CHAN 2018 not a good idea

The Ghana Football Association has cast doubt over the country’s readiness to host the 2018 CHAN tournament. The FA believes the country lacks the requisite finances to properly host two competitions in one year,with Ghana already committing to host the 2018 Women’s Afcon. Contrary to the FA’s position,the Sports Ministry believe …

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Ghana Health Services to deworm 1.3m school children

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), would from October 2 to 6, 2017, embark on a nationwide deworming exercise which aims at reaching over 1.3 million children in-and-out of school in 48 districts. The annual exercise, would involve 8,200 public and private schools across the country, where children from Kindergarten to …

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Fuel prices to stabilize in October—IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) is predicting a fairly stable fuel prices for the first pricing window in October. This the institute attributes to indicators such as the stability of the cedi as well as a 6% drop in gasoline price. Fuel prices have for some time now been …

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$48m fishing subsidies ‘causing more harm than good’

Government subsidies in the fishing sector have been identified by fisheries stakeholders as one of the contributing factors to the overcapacity and over-exploitation of fisheries resources. The premix fuel subsidy and tax waivers cost the Government of Ghana $44 million annually while outboard engine subsidy also cost the people of …

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Akufo-Addo embarks on 7-day tour of 3 Northern regions

President Nana Akufo-Addo will from October 2 to October 8, embark on a 7-day tour of the three Northern regions, as part of his tour of the country. He will begin his tour with a 2-day visit to the Upper West Region, where, he will on Monday, inspect and commission the Wa …

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National Peace Council urges ECOWAS to intervene in Togo crisis

The National Peace Council has urged ECOWAS to intervene in the ongoing Togo crisis to prevent it from degenerating. Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, said there is the need for ECOWAS to set up a high powered committee, which would bring the two factions together …

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Knife attack leaves Stonebwoy’s wife injured

Stonebwoy’s wife Louisa Satekla has been injured in a knife attack at Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra. The dancehall artiste and his wife were attacked just moments before he took to the stage to perform at his ‘Ashaiman to the World Concert’ on Saturday night. The unknown assailants cut through …

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