Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comSolomon Asante scoops four awards at Phoenix Rising annual galaAsante scored 21 goals for Phoenix RisingGhana International Solomon Asante capped his incredible season at Phoenix Rising by winning the golden boot, goal of the season, Most Valuable player and the Players Player Award. The Phoenix Rising Captain scooped four awards at the annual Phoenix Rising awards gala. The 29-year old has scored an incredible 22 goals in 30 matches for the club registering 16 assists in the 2019 season. He has scored 19 goals inside the box and three goals outside the box with one direct free kick. Asante recorded 2,557 minutes making 29 starts and coming on as a sub on 4 times.
October 11, 2019 08:03 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comKassim Nuhu sees Fortuna Dusseldorf manager as a father figureFortuna Dusseldorf defender, Kassim NuhuGhana defender Kassim Nuhu Adams has praised Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Fredhelm Funkel for playing a father figure role to the players at the club. The on-loan TSG Hoffenheim defender has gradually worked his way into the starting team of Fortuna Dusseldorf after a slow start to the campaign. The 24-year old reveals the role played by manager Friedhelm Funkel has helped him settle and believes the coach is the right man for the club. He speaks a lot to us, he helps us a lot and is like a father figure to us," he told rp-online.de. Kassim Nuhu scored his first goal in the Bundesliga for Fortuna Dusseldorf in their 2-1 defeat to Borrussia Monchenglabach.
October 11, 2019 07:30 UTC
Business News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: citibusinessnews.comGhana signs MoU to export talent in Oil and Gas industry to three African countriesDr. Kofi Kodua SarpongGhana is set to export some of its talents within the Petroleum Industry, to three African countries including Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia. This, the Corporation believes will increase Ghanaian participation in the Petroleum Industry. Currently, Indigenous companies have complained that they are unable to participate fully in the Petroleum Upstream sector due to a lack of funds and capacity. Oil companies have got all manner of schemes so they don’t comply with that.”He, however, advised that the monitoring is done cautiously because the country does not have certain expertise and relies on the oil companies especially the foreign ones for training. The 3rd Africa Oil and Gas Local Content Sustainability Summit brought together experts within the Petroleum Industry across the Continent.
October 11, 2019 06:56 UTC
Sports News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comReal Madrid will turn to Thomas Partey if they fail to land Pogba - ReportsReal Madrid want to sign Thomas ParteyReal Madrid are interested in signing Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey if they fail to land Paul Pogba in the next transfer window. Manchester United are reluctant on allowing their star player to leave and Madrid will have to pay more than € 100 million for his services. According to reports in Spain, Madrid boss Zidane was impressed with Partey’s performance in the Madrid derby in September and is likely to opt for him if they fail to land Pogba. Partey is contracted to Atletico Madrid till 2022 and there have been reports, Atletico are willing to tie him down to a long term contract. Partey’s release clause is €50 million and Atletico are ready to increase it by increasing his salary
October 11, 2019 06:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comKwame Nkrumah is a Liberian, Nyaniba not his mother – Attoh Quarshie claimsplay videoJoshua Attoh Quarshie, Gold Coast PoliticianOsagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana is not Ghanaian but a Liberian born to a Liberian father known as Kofi Nwia, and Nyaniba, the woman we have been reading in the history books as his mother rather adopted Kwame Nkrumah when he first came to Ghana, A former Gold Coast Politician, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, has alleged. According to him, the Catholic missionaries in Gold Coast looked for Nyaniba to care for Nkrumah when he first arrived in Ghana with his briefcase. “Nkrumah is Liberian and not Ghanaian… his original name is Nwia, Francis Nwia… no one knows his mother… Nyaniba was a barren woman who had no child and they used to carry some sticks at the back…” he said on FootPrint on Citi TV. Mr Attoh Quarshie indicated that Kwame Nkrumah had some artificial cousins like Obed Andoh, Aya Kumi among others. “Blankson-Lartey’s house is the place Nkrumah used to go and eat and the first cloth Nkrumah put on was the Ashanti Kente which belonged to Blankson-Lartey… Nkrumah came with a briefcase, he had no potomanto [portmanteau], nothing,” Attoh Quarshie remarked.
October 11, 2019 05:26 UTC
Entertainment of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comI lose nothing if I don’t participate in Ghana Music Awards – Shatta Waleplay videoShatta Wale says he has nothing to lose from being excluded from the Ghana Music AwardsMultiple award-winning artiste, Charles Nii-Armah Mensah Jnr, popularly known in the music industry as Shatta Wale, who is currently facing an indefinite ban from the Ghana Music Awards, says he loses nothing from being left out of the annual award scheme. “I don’t lose nothing if I don’t participate in Ghana music awards, because I feel the award scheme has been created to make money out of us. “People want to win awards, put it in their rooms and watch it every day, and feel good about it. But if I take you to my room right now I have a lot of awards that I can’t take a loan with it. So my problem here is where did I offend the award people for them to ban me, that’s my problem.
October 11, 2019 05:26 UTC
Business News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Lalas M. AwumahSouth Africa is open for business in African countries - Phumla WilliamsPhumla Williams, South African Cabinet SpokespersonPhumla Williams, South African Cabinet Spokesperson, has said South Africa is open for business and would increase all efforts to skyrocket trade with African countries. “South Africa is a multicultural society that promotes interaction among people of different backgrounds.”She said law enforcement agencies have increased visibility in volatile hotspots, while the South African Police Service will continue to act against any acts of lawlessness. South Africa supports these continental forays into vehicle manufacturing and envisions a series of regional industries across Sub-Saharan Africa. It promoted the country as an automotive manufacturing hub and South Africa is committed to use the strong relationship it has built to create manufacturing hubs across Africa. “We see South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria as central in their regions with neighbouring countries supporting the value chain with components, technology and services.”
October 11, 2019 02:37 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comUG Vice-Chancellor is misogynistic - Andrea Pizziconi backtracksProf Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, VC, University of Ghana & Andrea Pizziconi, CEO, Africa IntegrasThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Africa Integras, Andrea Pizziconi, has backtracked on her earlier accusation which suggested that the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Ghana (UG), Professor Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, sexually harassed her. According to her, the Professor never harassed nor did she ever say in her earlier tweet that she was harassed. In a series of tweets, Andrea Pizziconi wrote “I agree that you never harassed me. The Africa Integras CEO earlier accused the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana of sexually harassing her. I have never been in a secluded area with her – either in my house, office or hotel, never!”Read Andrea Pizziconi's tweet below
October 11, 2019 02:03 UTC
Ghana has indeed been in the throes of economic collapse due to the erstwhile Mahama’s government’s economic mismanagement and the unbridle corruption. Ironically, former President Rawlings is said to have founded the NDC based on the principles of probity, accountability and transparency. The bribery and corruption, as a matter of fact and observation, pervaded every recognised department of the erstwhile NDC administration, and hence earning the famous descriptive epithet, ‘create loot and share’. Given the circumstances, we can confidently deduce that JSC Dotse was absolutely right for describing Mahama’s administration as: ‘create loot and share’. We must, therefore, take solace in the fact that the Akufo-Addo’s government is tackling the erstwhile Mahama’s government economic mess head-on.
October 11, 2019 01:30 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: mynewsgh.comYou’re an ugly attention-seeking bitch – Kennedy Agyapong fires Afia Schwarzeneggerplay videoKennedy Agyapong and Afia SchwarzeneggerNew Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Agyapong has resurrected his hitherto dead beef with Comedienne Afia Schwarznegger describing her as an ugly attention-seeking bitch, MyNewsGh.com reports. “The girl wants to be relevant… such an ugly bitch like that seeking for relevance. “One of the worse creations of God ever on earth is Afia Schwarznegger…that ugly bitch. Afia Schwarzenegger had in a Facebook post a couple of days ago accused Kennedy Agyapong of using soldiers at the Jubilee House to harass her as well as the producer. Is Kennedy Agyapong’s house a cell And who said I am scared of Kennedy Agyapong.??
October 11, 2019 00:56 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 10 October 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comPLAYBACK: Shatta Wale speaks on Good Evening GhanaShatta Wale takes his turn on Paul Adom Otchere's Good Eveing GhanaAward-winning Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale was today's guest on Paul Adom Otchere's Good Evening Ghana show. The musician spoke on issues surrounding his career, personal life, relationships with Michy, Efia Odo and Wendy Shay, among others. Watch a playback of the programme below:
October 10, 2019 21:56 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: rainbowradioonline.comMahama slams gov’t over White Paper on Emile Short Commission ReportFormer President John Dramani MahamaFormer President John Dramani Mahama has described the government’s white paper on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election commission report as “unconscionable”. The flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) government wasted the commission’s time by rejecting 60% of its recommendations. “The Emile short commission was set up and they came out with recommendations and it is the first time in history that I have seen a government reject over 60% of the findings of a commission of inquiry. On his part, the President of GJA, Affail Monney, appealed to Mr. Mahama to speak against the attacks on journalists in recent times. According to him the recent attacks on journalists may be signs of more physical assaults in the coming 2020 general elections.
October 10, 2019 21:45 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: Myjoyonline.comUG Vice Chancellor didn’t sexually harass me – Andrea Pizziconi clarifiesProf Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, VC, University of Ghana & Andrea Pizziconi, CEO, Africa IntegrasA businesswoman who had made comments that many interpreted as suggesting that Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana sexually harassed her has said she was misunderstood. Andrea Pizziconi, the CEO of Africa Integras, has released a statement to say Prof Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu never harassed her. “Surely, you are aware of the difference of headlines and the article’s substance, the latter of which accurately reflects my previous statement,” Andrea Pizziconi said responded to Prof Oduro-Owusu’s reaction. Prof Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu vehemently fought off the understanding that Andrea Pizziconi’s comments created – that he sexually harassed the businesswoman. According to him, Andrea Pizziconi is bitter because he put her contract with the country’s premier university on hold.
October 10, 2019 19:41 UTC
General News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: 3news.comYou never harassed me - University of Ghana VC accuser backtracksProf Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, VC, University of Ghana & Andrea Pizziconi, CEO, Africa IntegrasThe CEO of Africa Integras, Andrea Pizziconi has denied accusing the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, of sexually harassing her. “I have remained mostly quiet despite the battery of attacks by Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu on my dignity. Now I feel compelled to speak up and draw a direct line between this sex scandal and our derailed project,” her post read. Prof Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu has since denied the allegation of sexually harassing the woman. It is long overdue that women are treated as serious business people (or serious students in the case of sex for grades) and not bodies of sex to be exploited or dismissed.
October 10, 2019 19:41 UTC
Business News of Friday, 11 October 2019Source: ghananewsagency.orgECOWAS calls for concerted efforts to address challenges of pastoralismFile photoSékou Sangaré, ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, has called for concerted efforts to address the challenges of transhumance and pastoralism in the West Africa sub-region. Transhumance is the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer. Mr Sangaré said this at the ongoing official week-long Regional High Level Meeting for a Peaceful Cross Border Transhumance between Sahelian and Coastal countries in West Africa. Mr Sangaré said ECOWAS is aware of the complexity of the issue, which is why it favours a multidimensional approach to addressing issues related to pastoralism and transhumance. He said in the face of this global environment, pastoralism and transhumance across borders had become highly sensitive strategic issues.
October 10, 2019 19:18 UTC