General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: adomonline.comWe will continue to seize public toilets – Hopeson AdoryeHopeson AdoryeA member of New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Communications team, Hopeson Adorye says he will mobilize members of his party to take over all public toilets in the country. According to him, their move is in retaliation to similar violent takeovers by supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress in 2009 when the party won power. We will continue seizing and taking over toilets and all government properties because we are in power” he said on Accra based Okay fm. But the police said all cases reported to them will be sent to court for prosecution to serve as deterrent. “We are going to take action against these bias policemen because they are all active members of the NDC.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comWe won't shortchange teachers and nurses – Ofori-AttaFinance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-AttaFinance Minister-designate Ken Ofori-Atta has said if he is given the nod by the Appointments Committee in parliament to become a substantive minister, there will be a departure from the problem where teachers and nurses work for two years or more before they receive their salaries. “Newly trained teachers for about two years or more have a problem with their salaries. Are we going to have a departure from this?” a member of the Appointments Committee and Member of Parliament for Tema East, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, asked Mr Ofori-Atta when he appeared before the committee on Friday January 20. In response, Mr Ofori-Atta said: “The straight answer is yes, because we have, even in our own manifesto, committed to the payment of trainee nurses and trainee teachers and there are about 120,000 of them and that we intend to restore the GHS400 to GHS500 a month when they are in school. They say the situation has made the profession unattractive for up and coming ones.
Entertainment of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: Yourtango.comLifestyle: Do these 5 things to transform your sex life into an artFile photoDoes your sex life fulfill all of your fantasies? Many people imagine that a new pill, potion or position is the key to an exciting sex life. If you are willing to invest as much time and effort in your sex life as you do in your favorite sport or hobby, sex can be catapulted into a high art form which has the potential to exceed your wildest dreams. Sex, like much of the rest of life, is shaped by our intentions as well as our technique. Investing in your communication and intimacy is one of the most powerful ways to take your sex life to the next level.
Entertainment of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: thetrentonline.com via Healthsite.comLifestyle: 4 Things drinking cold water does to your bodyFile photoSummer is always here in Nigeria and most of us are guilty of coming home and directly heading towards the fridge for some cold water as a relief from the scorching heat outside. Even though ice has many health benefits, drinking ice water or cold water can only give temporary relief and drinking ice water regularly has its downside. Interferes with your digestion: Drinking ice water or cold water hampers the process of digesting food as it causes your blood vessels to shrink. Increases your chances of getting a sore throat: Drinking cold water can cause the buildup of respiratory mucosa, which is a protective layer of the respiratory tract. Decreases your heart rate: Drinking ice water or cold water decreases your heart rate.
Entertainment of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: thetrentonline.comLifestyle: These 5 strategies can help keep your marriage fresh and funFile photoAre you stuck in a rut in your marriage? Here are 5 strategies that will help you keep your marriage fresh and fun. In order to keep things fresh and fun, take separate vacations every once in awhile. However, if you want to keep things fun and fresh, then set aside 1-3 nights per month and have date nights. It’s important to keep your marriage fun and fresh.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: adomonline.comArchbishop Duncan-William leads prayer at Trump's inaugurationArchbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams delivered a prayer at the inauguration ceremonyGeneral overseer of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams was in attendance at the inauguration ceremony of United States of America President, Donald Trump. Trump’s inauguration ceremony took place on Friday, as he was finally sworn-in as US president. A tweet by Trump’s running mate, and Vice President-elect, Mike Pence showed the Archbishop standing before the gathering and committing the ceremony into God’s hands. Also in attendance at Trump’s inauguration ceremony was former US president, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama. Hilary Clinton was also present, as the newly-elected Trump took over from Obama as US president.
Sports News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: Supersport.comGyan is Ghana's record Afcon playerAsamoah GyanAsamoah Gyan's status as a living Ghanaian football legend is already cemented - and he's chalked another milestone at Afcon 2017. When the Black Stars took to the field against Uganda in their Group D opener, it meant no Ghanaian player has now played more Nations Cup competitions than Gyan. He is making a record sixth appearance at the tournament, having made his debut when Ghana hosted in 2008. “Yes of course I have been thinking about winning the tournament with Ghana and I do worry a lot. Having played in many Cup of Nations and I'm not winning it certainly I do worry,” Gyan added.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comKan Dapaah dismisses cocaine allegations against himNational Security Minister designate Kan DapaahNational Security Minister-designate Kan Dapaah has debunked claims he did nothing to avert a cocaine haul in Ghana during his tenure as minister in the Kufuor administration. A memorandum submitted to the committee accused Kan Dapaah of doing nothing as Minister of Defence even when he was told cocaine was on a ship heading to Ghana. On the issue of the wikileaks Kan Dapaah admitted having a discussion with the agent- John King, but said at no point was he irritated or dismissive. He said as Interior Minister his supervisory role over NACOB was only administrative and had no hand in the operational activities of the Board. Kan Dapaah quoted portions of the wikileaks which had given him credit for fighting drugs in the country.
Diasporian News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: dailyguideafrica.comGhanaians die in LibyaFile photo: Some Ghanaians and other Africans are being tortured in Libya. Ghanaians, especially those in Berekum, Dormaa Ahenkro, Nkoranza and other towns in the Brong Ahafo Region, whose relatives have travelled to Libya in search of greener pastures, are extremely worried about the safety of their relations in that country. He, therefore, pleaded with Ghanaians, who intend to travel to Libya for greener pastures to rescind their decisions, saying “they can use their monies to trade at home rather than risk their lives. I ask Ghanaians back home who have not heard from their brothers, sisters in Libya to call them to see if they are still alive. Some callers to the radio station therefore pleaded with President Nana Addo to intervene in matter.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: GhanaWebPLAYBACK: Ken Ofori-Atta appears before Appointments Committeeplay videoKen Ofori-Atta is Finance Minister designateVetting for President Akufo-Addo's nominees for various portfolios in government has commenced in Parliament. The Appointments Committee of Parliament chaired by the First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, is today vetting ministers-designate for National Security, Finance and Defence. Senior Minister-designate, Yaw Osafo-Maafo is also expected to be vetted today. Four ministers-designate will appear before the committee on Friday. They are Senior Minister-designate, Yaw Osafo-Maafo; Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah; Minister-designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta and Minister-designate for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: classfmonline.comAttacks on NDC have ceased – Kan-DapaahAlbert Kan-Dapaah, Minister-designate for National SecurityThe brutalities meted out to supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the 2016 general elections have stopped as a result of the swift response from the police, Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister-designate for National Security, has said. His comment follows a question he was asked by Minority Leader Haruna Iddrsu during the vetting exercise in Accra on January 20. Some supporters of the NPP allegedly took over national installations including the Passport Office, toll booths, public toilets, and other public facilities. It became an issue of major concern for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), forcing its national chair Kofi Portuphy to call on the president to, as matter of urgency, call his supporters to order lest the NDC launch reprisal attacks. I think they have been very firm and very strict as a result of which the problem is no longer existing.
Entertainment of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: asempanews.comSarkodie to organise party for fansSarkodieGhanaian music celebrity Sarkodie has shared a video on his Instagram page revealing his intention of organizing a party for 100 of his fans at an undisclosed hideout. The multiple award winning artiste said that organizing a party for his fans will be a way of expressing gratitude to his many followers. He explained that even though he is aware throwing a party for only 100 of his fans will not be enough, he will try and improve on the numbers as time goes on. On how the fans will be selected, the “Sark Nation” president said he will pick 30 fans from each of his social media pages. Thus 30 fans from his Facebook page, 30 from Instagram page and another 40 from his Twitter handle.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: 3news.comOsafo-Marfo ‘baffled’ by Prime Minister referenceSenior Minister-designate Yaw Osafo-MarfoSenior Minister-designate Yaw Osafo-Marfo has expressed befuddlement at reports that his position is more or less like a Prime Minister. The former Youth and Sports Minister followed up with an open letter to President Akufo-Addo, making a case why he thinks Mr Osafo-Marfo is clandestinely being made a Prime Minister by the 5th president of the 4th Republic. You consciously seek to elevate Hon Yaw Osafo-Marfo to a status akin to that of a Prime Minister,” the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP wrote. ‘Octopus Ministry’ But explaining at his vetting on Thursday, the former Minister of Finance said he was essentially a minister of state. He added, therefore, that if the president even wants to name a ministry “Octopus Ministry,” he is granted the powers to do so.
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comI resisted pressure to react to Mahama's last minute decisions - Osafo-MarfoSenior Minister-designate, Yaw Osafo-MarfoThe Senior Minister-designate has said he resisted pressure from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Transition team to react to last minute appointments doled out by former President John Mahama. Yaw Osafo Maafo said he pleaded with the Transition team members who were agitating for a counter-reaction to aim for the smooth running of the transition process. These decisions of the former Ghanaian leader displeased the governing NPP Transition team who threatened to review them. “We didn’t want to shout over these things, but naturally such things should be reduced as a matter of cause,” Osafo Maafo said. Mr Osafo Maafo said if they found out that people have been added to the nation's payroll after December, those people would be laid off "quietly.”
General News of Friday, 20 January 2017Source: Adomonline.comOsafo-Marfo humbles ‘small boy’ Okudzeto at vettingplay videoFormer Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto AblakwaFormer Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was ‘humbled’ by Senior Minister designate, Yaw Osafo Marfo when he attempted to question the nominee about some ‘scandals’ that happened during his time as Finance Minister. Chairman of the vetting committee, Joe Osei Owusu however interrupted and wanted the ‘newspaper evidence’ to be tendered in. He however urged the chairman to allow the questions as the Yaw Osafo Marfo was ready to answer them. Yaw Osafo Marfo further explained the Atlas production. I am a farmer as well so I spend a lot of time on my farm,” Osafo Marfo answered.