General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: yen.comBawumia consumed with pride - QuashigahVice President Mahamudu BawumiaThe Member of Parliament for Keta in the Volta Region, Richard Quarshigah, has accused Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia of allowing himself to be consumed by pride. In a reaction on Accra-based Citi FM, Quashiga said Bawumia's comments were intemperate and unbecoming of a vice-president. What the vice president has done is an indication of growing pride,” he said. He said the minority members were deeply disturbed by Bawumia's comments, especially because they felt the issues they had raised were legitimate. Quashiga said the minority members could consider petitioning the speaker over Bawumia's choice of words, but will prefer that Bawumia himself does some introspection and apologise to them.
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: 3news.comCoconut Groove Hotel, GN Bank, two TV stations on fireplay videoThe fire personnel struggled to fight the fire. The GN Bank owned by businessman cum politician Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has been caught up in fire as helpless fire personnel struggle to fight it. TV3’s Selorm Amenyah who is at the scene gathered that the fire started from the Business Television Africa (BTA) before spreading to the bank and part of the Three Star Coconut Groove Regency Hotel which shared the same compound with the television station. Another TV station owned by the Groupe Nduom, ATV (Amasan Televsion) close to the Ghana Immigration Service near the Ako Adjei Interchange in Accra has also been affected. But the fire personnel at the scene had insisted that they adopted the best practice in such situation.
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comJail Delta Force court raiders - Prof Adei charges governmentProf. Stephen Adei, Former Rector of GIMPAA former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) says violent attacks by party foot soldiers in the country will stop if perpetrators are prosecuted. Professor Stephen Adei said the prosecution of the 13 members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, with charges of violent behaviour, will serve as deterrent to others. He expressed optimism in the solutions President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Add has proffered to deal with the issue. Some members of the Delta Force attacked Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, George Agyei over his appointment. On his assessment of President Akufo-Addo's 100 days in office, Prof. Adei commended the President for setting up the government machinery in place.
I put my bottom-dollar behind the creation of Oti RegionFile PhotoBy Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. Recently, the Akufo-Addo government established a Consultative Committee to commence the process of creating Oti Region out of the Northern Volta Region. In the past, people from the soon-to-be Oti Region had bitterly complained that Ho, the Volta regional capital, located in the southern-half of the region, did not facilitate the fair and even distribution of development resources and amenities. The new Oti Region will also include such nationally recognized traditional areas as Akpafu, Santrokofi, Likpe and Lolobi. We wish the well-meaning and progressive members of the Consultative Committee of the proposed Oti Region Godspeed.
Sports News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comThree Premier League clubs dumped out of MTN FA CupWAFA won at away against AlkeThree Premier League clubs were booted out of the MTN FA Cup as the usual shocks began in the round of 64. Giants Aduana Stars, struggling Ashantigold and Tema Youth were sentcrashing out of the tournament by teams in the lower tier. Aduana on the other hand will see the chance for a domestic double slip by as they will now fully concentrate on claiming their second league title. In the all Premier League tie, Inter Allies, without head coach, Prince Owusu, lost on penalties to Liberty Professionals. Results for Saturday’s matchesEleven Wonders 2-0 AduanaLions 4- 0 NADM FCBechem 2-0 Young ApostlesWa All Stars 2-0 Dark HorsesEmmanuel FC 1-0 Tema YouthALKE 0-2 WAFAAsokwa Depotivo 1(3)-1(1) AshantiGold
Entertainment of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: ghanaweb.comTarget international market not Ghana awards – GasmillaGasmillaHiplife artiste Odartei Milla Lamptey popularly known as Gasmilla has urged his colleagues to focus on securing their future instead of chasing after awards. The "International Fisherman" has advised Ghanaian music artistes to instead of getting angry and disappointed when organizers of the Ghana Music Awards fail to honour them and should rather focus on hitting the international market. The international market, he said, will secure for them better rewards, such as wealth and fame in the music fraternity. He made the comments during an event at Lizzy's Sports Complex where some Ghanaian Musicians teamed up to play a match with the coaches of Lizzy Sports complex on Friday. The event brought together musicians like Tinny, Appatse, D Cryme, Capasta, Agbeshi, Nii Funny, Article Wan and many others.
Entertainment of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: rainbowradioonline.comEntertainment critic slams Nana Konadu for calling DKB boringNana Konadu Agyema Rawlings is a former First Lady of the Republic of GhanaEntertainment critic, Alfred Kwame Larbi has slammed former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings for describing comedian DKB as ‘boring’. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, gave a damning verdict on Ghana’s King of Comedy, DKB, after watching his Easter comedy show. “You don’t have to be vulgar talking about women’s part, men’s part, sleeping with each other in a very daft way," Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings said in an interview with the media. However, Mr Larbie commenting on the former First Lady’s damming verdict, questioned whether she got her ticket for free. He said, ‘’Nana Konadu cannot stop someone from laughing because she does not feel like doing so.
Sports News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: GHANAsoccernet.comLorient striker Majeed Waris scores 9th league goal of the seasonAbdul Majeed WarisGhana international Abdul Majeed Waris lived up to his recent form with another goal to help Lorient beat Metz 5-1 in the French top flight. The goal was the former Right to Dream Academy player's 9th in a season that has been tumultuous for Lorient. Michael Ciani gave Lorient the lead before Chiek Diabate pulled parity for the away side. But Waris who was very lively in the game dragged his side back into the lead on the 55th minute. The win moves Lorient out of the relegation zone for the first time in seven months, placing them on 16th position on the league table with 34 points and with 5 games to end the season.
xxxxxxxxxxx of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comHomes demolished in Yilo Krobo, New Juaben land disputeA protracted territorial land dispute between residents of Yilo Krobo and New Juaben in the Eastern region has worsened following the demolishing of several buildings on the disputed parcel of land Saturday morning . Some individuals from New Juaben claim ownership of some acres of land occupied by the Krobos, accusing the Krobos of trespassing into their land, an accusation rejected by the Krobos. This creates violent confrontations especially when attempts are made by either faction to sell or develop a portion of the disputed area. The Assembly Member mentioned that the peace in the area cannot be guaranteed if the government fails to intervene to resolve the boundary dispute. Meanwhile, the affected residents mostly peasant farmers, are planning to file stay of execution on Monday to avoid further demolishing
Sports World News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: eurosport.comChelsea score four to beat Tottenham in FA Cup thrillerEden Hazard came off the bench to inspire a late goalEden Hazard came off the bench to inspire a late Chelsea surge as the Blues booked a place in the FA Cup final with an enthralling 4-2 victory over title rivals, Tottenham at Wembley. It was tough on Mauricio Pochettino's men, who dominated for long spells and twice cancelled out two goals from Willian courtesy of Harry Kane and Dele Alli. However, it was ultimately a record seventh straight loss in the semi finals of this competition for Tottenham and brings an end to their eight-match winning run in all competitions. Conte will feel vindicated for leaving his big guns on the bench at the start, as they came on to play a major role in ensuring their bid for the domestic double remains on course. Chelsea are top of the Premier League with six matches to go and can now look forward to an FA Cup final against Arsenal or Manchester City on May 27.
Entertainment of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: yen.com.ghJosh Laryea forced himself on Mzbel - Afia SchwarzeneggerMzbel and Afia SchwarzeneggerAfia Schwarzenegger, a media personality, has accused Josh Laryea, the suspended pastor of the International Central Gospel Church, of forcing himself on popular singer, Mzbel. Afia made the claim on her television show, according to a report by ghanaclebrities.com. The claim has it that three years ago, Mzbel took her sick son to Laryea for prayers and during prayers for the boy, the pastor started fondling Mzbel. Afia claimed that Laryea eventually forced himself on the singer. Afia said Mzbel quit the church after episode and vowed never to take Christianity seriously.
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comFire guts Coconut Groove Regency Hotel in Accraplay videoThe fire has destroyed parts of the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. Fire has destroyed part of the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. The fire is said to have started at a part of the hotel that also serves as offices for GN bank, a bank owned by the management of the hotel. Both GN bank and Coconut Groove Regency hotel are owned by the former presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Papa Kwasi Nduom. The hotel is located behind the Ghana Immigration Service Headquarters in Accra.
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comGovernment owes Ibrahim Mahama over GHC24 million – Sam GeorgeIbrahim Mahama is former president Mahama's younger brotherThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama is owed at least over GHC24 million by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways for work done on roads in the northern Ghana. Mr. George explained that the amount was for duties on equipment brought in to the country to execute the road project. But Mr. Mahama, the brother of former President John Mahama, maintains that he only owes GHc 2 million, according to the Ningo Prampram MP, who spoke on Eyewitness News. Mr. Mahama was contracted under the John Mahama government to execute various projects, including the clearing of a field to house the AMERI power plant and his alleged involvement in some cocoa road projects. Mr. George explained that “There is an arrangemet with GRA.
Sports News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: ghanaweb.comAbedi Pele joins Decathlon in record breaking attemptplay videoAbedi Ayew Pele and wife Maha AyewGhanaian football maestro Abedi Ayew Pele joined hundreds of upcoming Ghanaian footballers at the Decathlon Sports store in Nungua in an attempt to break the record for the most accurate football passes in the Guinness book of records. The record breaking event is part of activities to mark the grand opening of West Africa’s largest sports store – Decathlon Ghana at the Junction Mall where the company has acquired a 1,250 square foot space. Decathlon’s aim is to break the current world record of accurate football passes which stands at 596 accurate passes held by Qatar Petrochemical Company, (QAPCO). The three time African best player, Abedi Pele, who was present at the event said the Decathlon Sports store was the finest in Africa. In Ghana we have only football that people are interested in, but this gives us a huge opportunity to do boxing, athletics, basketball and varieties of things,” Abedi Pele said.
Sports World News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: bbc.comNastase banned after swearing at tearful Johanna KontaJohanna Konta tears & Nastase sent off - dramatic scenes at Fed CupRomania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta's match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and abusing Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. Nastase called both Konta and Keothavong "a bitch" multiple times, as well as swearing at them. 'Deeply shocked'"It was not something anyone should experience," Konta told BBC Sport. "We've come here to play tennis.