Diasporian News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: peacefmonline.comTwo Ghanaians arrested for money laundering and romance fraudEOCO said investigations are ongoingThe Economic and Organised Crime Unit have arrested two (2) Ghanaians and the UK counterpart for allegedly defrauding over 16 UK citizens to the tune of £5 million. The Suspects Moro Musah and Sabina Adzre were arrested in Accra whilst their counterpart, a certain Opoku Agyemang was arrested in the U.K. Addressing the press today at the EOCO office, Nana Antwi, explained that following an investigation into Trade-Based Money Laundering in the U.K. and Ghana, the National Crime Agency (NCA) in U.K. commenced an investigation into the alleged Money laundering and romance fraud. “Romance scam is a particularly dangerous and vicious form of mass market fraud because it targets not only the victim’s assets but also abuses them emotionally. Trade-based money laundering, on the other hand, is exploiting legitimate businesses to launder proceeds of crime", he explained.
October 17, 2017 15:11 UTC
The intriguing part of the poster design is the slogan, “No 3didigya”, to wit, we won’t leave any member out. ‘3didigya’, translated literally from the Twi dialect means to eat or enjoy and depriving others from benefitting from same. Mr Mensah’s slogan presupposes that he is going to make everyone benefit from whatever is there to be enjoyed. It is believed that the tagline is targeted at the grassroots of the party who feel somewhat neglected by the party hierarchy. For him, the leaders were to blame for Mr Mahama’s loss to the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the just-ended elections.
October 17, 2017 14:48 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: citifmonline.com61 Chinese arrested by Operation Vanguard task-force461 illegal miners arrested so farNinety-nine (99) illegal miners including 61 Chinese, have been arrested by government’s anti-galamsey task-force, Operation Vanguard. The latest arrest brings to 461 the number of illegal miners arrested so far. The arrests were made in Western, Ashanti and Eastern Regions, the operational areas of the task-force. The joint military and police task-force was set up in August, to enforce the ban on illegal mining. He assured that there will be no compromise on the part of the task-force.
October 17, 2017 14:37 UTC
According to reports, ‘General Mosquito’ as affectionately called in politics will not seek re-election when the party goes to the polls for the National Executive Elections scheduled for July next year. But his alleged dropout from the General Secretary race according to the aspiring National Youth Organizer of the NDC, Brogya Genfi will dent the NDC’s chances of winning the 2020 general elections. Describing Mr. Nketia as a “star player” in the NDC, Brogya Genfi told Peacefmonline.com that him not contesting will affect the NDC “seriously”. Brogya Genfi has however launched a campaign on social media with the hashtag “#GeneralMustContest”. According to him “Building a political party must not be done around personalities but losing General Johnson Nketia ahead of 2020 is akin to losing a star player ahead of a crucial encounter”.
October 17, 2017 14:37 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: peacefmonline.comGhana, Côte d’Ivoire sign Strategic Partnership Agreement and 3 MOUs3 MoUs and one strategic agreement which covers six thematic areas were signed by the two countriesThe Republics of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) as well as three separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) essentially to foster stronger corporation between the two countries. Signing of Strategic Partnership AgreementThe SPA which was signed by the Heads of State of the two countries is to develop and further deepen the corporation of the two countries in1. Industrial Corporation3. the establishment of a joint technical expert sub committee for the monitoring of pollution from the illegal mining activities in the Bia and Tano river basin shared by Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. According to the Minister, the two West African leaders have agreed that the composition of the committee will be announced later. President Alassane Ouattara has since departed Ghana back to Côte d’Ivoire bringing his two days State visit to an end.
October 17, 2017 14:03 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comI couldn't wait to capture the moment - Otiko defends UN selfieOtiko Djaba and Abu Jinapor took a selfie at the UN General AssemblyGender Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba has laughed off social media criticism after she was captured taking selfies at the 72nd UN General Assembly while the President was delivering his address. Madam Otiko said it was a proud moment for her to witness the President speak at the UN for which reason she wanted to “capture the moment.”In a light-hearted moment, the Minister blushingly told Joy News’ Gifty Andoh Appiah, "people saw me and they talked about it…I wanted to tell the world our president was making a fantastic speech." Listen to the audio:
October 17, 2017 14:03 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Modernghana.comPolice investigating betting syndicate as rigging hits Ghana footballThe Ghana premier league has been hit with a series of bribery allegations this weekGhanaian football is sliding into crisis with details of an illegal betting syndicate, involving top and lower divisions clubs in the West African nation. The arrest of a Hearts of Oak driver Joshua Acquah in connection with an alleged match-fixing scandal aimed at derailing the fortunes of the Phobians have dominated the major headlines in Ghana. According to the 'disturbing' match-fixing scandal, certain Ghana Premier League matches were pre-arranged in a covertly recorded audio and video conversation, it has been claimed. Premier and lower division clubs are believed to have been caught on tape in what could change the face of Ghana football in the days ahead. There were also various other small pre-arranged incidents for the purposes of fixing live betting, otherwise known as betting 'in play'.
October 17, 2017 13:30 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: classfmonline.comGhana, Côte d’Ivoire sign ITLOS MoUs3 MoUs and one strategic agreement which covers six thematic areas were signed by the two countriesThe governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have signed the Joint Commission for implementation of the ITLOS Agreement. The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruled in favour of Ghana in the three-year-long maritime dispute. The Chamber in a unanimous decision on Saturday, September 23, 2017, ruled that there had not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary. The Chamber rejected Côte d’Ivoire’s argument that Ghana’s coastal lines were unstable. “That has to be our future, and today we are pointing to that future, a future of cooperation, a future that can allow us to go over artificial divisions like language and buildings.”
October 17, 2017 12:33 UTC
Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comTwo Ghanaians arrested over £5m romance fraudThe suspects allegedly operate with Opoku Agyeman a Ghanaian citizen based in the UKTwo Ghanaians and a UK-based accomplice have been arrested by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over allegations of money laundering and romance fraud. The suspects, Moro Musah and Sabina Adzre, allegedly operate with Opoku Agyeman a Ghanaian citizen based in the UK. Addressing the media on the development Tuesday, a Deputy Executive Director of EOCO in charge of Operations, Nana Antwi said investigations are still ongoing. Over 16 British citizens have allegedly fallen victims to the alleged fraud which amounts to over £5 million.
October 17, 2017 12:33 UTC
Sports World News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: bbc.comNorthern Ireland to face Switzerland in World Cup play-offsFormer Spain, Real Madrid and Bolton defender Fernando Hierro conducted the draw in ZurichNorthern Ireland will play Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs as they aim to qualify for next summer's tournament in Russia and a first finals since 1986. The Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Denmark, Italy will play Sweden while Croatia will face Greece. The teams in the play-offs are the eight best second-placed finishers from the nine European qualifying groups, with Denmark, Switzerland, four-time winners Italy and Croatia the seeds. Northern Ireland finished second behind world champions Germany in Group C, while Switzerland lost to Portugal in their final group game to drop into the play-offs. Italy finished second behind 2010 champions Spain, while Croatia were runners-up to Iceland and Sweden lost out to Belgium.
October 17, 2017 12:22 UTC
Regional News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Starrfmonline.comFire ravages Walewale Government HospitalDrugs worth thousands of Cedis have reportedly been destroyed by the blazeFire has engulfed the storehouse of the Walewale government hospital in the Northern region, Starr News has learnt. Drugs worth thousands of Cedis have reportedly been destroyed by the blaze with many patients running for their lives, Starr News’ correspondent Eliasu Tanko reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Meanwhile, officials of the fire service have arrived at the scene and working to put out the flame. The outbreak comes weeks after a massive gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra claimed seven lives with over 100 others injured.
October 17, 2017 11:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVESTREAMING: Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire sign bilateral agreement on ITLOSplay videoPresidents sign a strategic partnership agreementThe two Presidents and their respective teams are currently holding a bilateral discussion at the Flagstaff House to sign an agreement and also inaugurate a joint commission for the implementation of the recent judgement passed by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the delimitation of the maritime boundaries of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. This is to deepen further the already strong relations that exist between the two countries as well as explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit. Watch a livestream of the programme here:
October 17, 2017 11:24 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comU-17 World Cup: Ghana coach upbeat ahead of Niger clashBlack Starlets head coach Paa Kwesi FabinBlack Starlets head coach Paa Kwesi Fabin says his team will progress to the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the expense of Niger. Ghana and Niger will lock horns on Wednesday in the last 16 stage of the tournament, a repeat of this year's U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final which the Black Starlets won on penalties. According to the tactician, the Nigeriens have improved since the last meeting in Gabon, but he is supremely confident of achieving another victory. “In an association football anything at all can happen but I believe we will beat Niger on Wednesday. In Gabon, we wasted chances against them before winning on penalties but I hope we will win in regulation time this time.
October 17, 2017 11:03 UTC
He was speaking at a forum on aquaculture development organised in Bolgatanga by the Association of Church-based Development Project (ACDEP) in collaboration with the Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC). The Regional Minister observed with worry at the forum that fish supply in Ghana had been unacceptably low. “Fish is an important food product in Ghana, accounting for 60% of the national animal protein needs of the population. “From our work and studies in the region over the years, what is clear is that we are not sufficiently using our water bodies for economic activities. “If we have to make a case for government’s investment in more water bodies in the region, then we have to be able to demonstrate that the current water bodies can be put into economic use.
October 17, 2017 10:52 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 17 October 2017Source: mynewsgh.comDismissal of CID boss: Akufo-Addo is not on top of issues - Alhaji Batureplay videoAlhaji Bature Iddrissu, Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj NewspaperAlhaji Bature Iddrissu, Managing Editor of the Al-Hajj Newspaper has expressed doubts about whether or not President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is indeed in charge over issues pertaining to the country. “Under the NDC, he was tagged as an NPP person and even worked for you. Why will you sack him and go to plant his story in the media to disgrace him”, he quizzed on Adom TV. You know this man very well, under the NDC he was tagged NPP. “For me the current happenings tarnish the image of Akufo-Addo’s regime and not the party”, he claimed.
October 17, 2017 10:35 UTC