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Pendulum:Heresy In The House Of Oduduwa

Fellow Nigerians, let me take you on historical excursions today. At this unfortunate time that History is not a compulsory subject in our school curriculum, it is pertinent to educate ourselves properly about our dear beloved nation. For those who may not know, Ile-Ife is the ancestral home of all Yoruba people. Please, ignore attempts by all manner of historians attempting to rewrite history. Ile-Ife occupies an eminent space on the world map today, and as far back as I can remember, as being the cradle of Yoruba civilisation, at the very least.

The Boss NewspapersFri, Mar 24, 2017 Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Ghana’s unemployment rate hit 11.9 % in 2015 – Report

Ghana’s unemployment rate stood at 11.9 percent in 2015.

This is according to the latest Ghana Labour Force Survey Report by the Ghana Statistical Service.

This is about twice the figure recorded in 2012/2013 (5.8%) based on the Statistical services strict definition of unemployment – where “one was not working, actively looking for a job and available for work.”

However, the definition has changed for the 2015 studies, was based on a relaxed definition where “one was available for work and not working within the last seven days before an interview.”

Citi FMThu, Mar 23, 2017 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

US government committed to transforming Ghana’s power sector - Ambassador

Takoradi March 23, GNA - Mr Robert Porter Jackson, United States of America Ambassador to Ghana has stated that the US government was committed to the transformation of the power sector in Ghana.

He said through companies like GE oil and gas, the US government had made huge investments in they had provided 350million dollars towards the self- help electrification project in 200 communities across Ghana.

Mr Jackson said this during the inauguration of a multi-million dollar General Electric (GE) oil and gas service facility at the Takoradi Port in the western region.

Ghana News AgencyThu, Mar 23, 2017 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

France relocates Embassy in Ghana

The French Embassy in Ghana is set to be relocated from its current location, where it shares the premises with the Flagstaff House, the seat of government.

The moved French embassy will be situated next to the current residence of the French ambassador to Ghana in Cantonments.

Excited by the news, President Akufo-Addo expressed the government’s deep satisfaction at France’s decision to resettle their embassy.

He assured that the relocation exercise will be achieved without political difficulties.

Starr FM OnlineFri, Mar 24, 2017 Fri, Mar 24, 2017

President Akufo-Addo assures investors of conducive climate for business in Ghana

Accra, March 21, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured investors, both domestic and foreign, that neither his government nor his appointees are in office to compete for business opportunities with the private sector.

He said his administration was setting the ground rules on how government and the private sector should work, reiterating that “the private sector is not going to bring projects only for members of government and their cronies to take over them.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Mar 21, 2017 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

President Akufo-Addo assures investors of conducive climate for business in Ghana

Accra, March 21, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured investors, both domestic and foreign, that neither his government nor his appointees are in office to compete for business opportunities with the private sector.

He said his administration was setting the ground rules on how government and the private sector should work, reiterating that “the private sector is not going to bring projects only for members of government and their cronies to take over them.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Mar 21, 2017 Wed, Mar 22, 2017

GHANA: PRESIDENT SENDS CONDOLENCES AFTER TREE ‘KILLS 18’ AT WATERFALL

Ghana’s president has offered his condolences to the families of victims of a freak accident at a popular waterfall, in which a tree fell and killed at least 18 people.

It happened during a storm on Sunday at the waterfall in Kintampo, a popular bathing spot in Ghana’s central Brong-Ahafo region. The tree crushed students who were swimming in a pool at the base of the waterfall, local police chief Owusu Boampong told the BBC.

A further 22 people were injured in the incident and taken to local hospitals for treatment.

NewsweekMon, Mar 20, 2017 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Ghana among countries with most ‘bounced’ US visa applications

Ghana is among the countries with the highest United States visa application denial rates, according to the U.S. State Department.

Ghana was among the 13 countries with a denial rate of over 60 percent according to figures from the 2015 fiscal year.

The highest rates were found to be in African and Middle Eastern countries, including Syria and Somalia, whilst Cuba and Laos also had high denial rates.

The Visa acquisition process

Citi FMSat, Mar 18, 2017 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Information Minister justifies deputy ministerial appointments

Accra, March 16, GNA - Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has justified the seemingly high number of deputy ministers appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, saying the move would ensure efficiency in governance.

He said the president’s decision was prudent as the work to restructure the country’s economy required more hands.

Ghana News AgencyThu, Mar 16, 2017 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Ghana Opposition Slams President Over 'Elephant Size' Government

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's main opposition party and radio phone-in callers slammed new President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday for naming an 'elephant size' team of 110 ministers and deputies despite a campaign promise to cut government waste.

Akufo-Addo named 50 deputy ministers and four ministers of state on Wednesday in addition to 56 ministers and deputies previously announced. It is the largest government since the West African country adopted a democratic constitution in 1992.

ReutersThu, Mar 16, 2017 Fri, Mar 17, 2017

President Akufo-Addo nominates Adwoa Safo, Prof Yankah as Ministers of State

Accra, March 15, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released a list of 54 nominated persons, including Ms Sarah Adwoa Safo, Deputy Majority Leader to serve as Ministers of State.

He also nominated Professor Kwesi Yankah, President of the Central University College, to serve as Minister of State and the rest as Deputy Ministers in Government.

Accordingly, the president has forwarded 54 names to Parliament for vetting and approval for the various ministries.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Mar 15, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

President Akufo-Addo nominates four ministers, 50 deputy ministers

Accra, March 15, GNA- President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday named four personalities to serve as ministers of state at the presidency and 50 others to deputise at the various ministries.

In a communication from the Office of the President addressed to the Speaker of Parliament, President Akufo-Addo pressed the House to approve the nominees.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Mar 15, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

2017 Budget failed to set social protection targets - SEND Ghana

Civil Society Organisation, SEND Ghana has faulted the government over its inability to clearly state its targets for social protections issues, especially child protection and welfare in the 2017 budget.

The group explained that although expenditure allocation to the sector Ministry - the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection- increased by about 416 per cent over the 2016 figure, the absence of a programme budget for the ministry would make it difficult to assess the proportion that goes into child rights promotion and protection.

Graphic OnlineThu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Suicide helpline gets busy as Ghana is gripped by surge in deaths

Ghana’s capital Accra was hit by at least four suicide deaths last week alone prompting the creation of a helpline to counsel those who need help.

Ghana’s Mental Health Authority disclosed that in four days after the helpline’s creation, 30 people have called to seek help.

“Some of them call in and they tell you they need help and the line drops, so we make the efforts to get back to know those who genuinely need help and we help them,” Kweku Brobbey, spokesperson of the Mental Health Authority told local media Joy News.

Africanews.Thu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Issa Hayatou loses CAF presidency after 29 years of incumbency

70-year-old Issa Hayatou has lost the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency to Madagascar Football Association head Ahmad Ahmad on Thursday at the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election to end Hayatou’s 29-year rule which started since 1988.

Ahmad will become the CAF’s seventh president since the continental body’s 60 years of existence.

The result means Hayatou will have to renege his FIFA position.

Africanews.Thu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Ghana president accused of running an 'oversized' government

Just days after Ghana celebrated its 60th independence anniversary, newly elected president Nana Akufo -Addo has come under fire for running what is termed as an “elephant size” government.

The government has defended itself against the accusation this after new appointments announced on Wednesday, brought the number of ministers and deputy ministers to 110.

Minority leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, came out guns blazing saying that the cabinet will feed on the public purse.

Africanews.Thu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Minister bemoans neglect of CSIR research findings

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has said part of the reason for Ghana's slow pace of development after 60 years of independence is the neglect of research findings and innovations.

He said the findings and technological breakthroughs of the 13 institutions of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) had been neglected and were bought cheaply by foreign companies, particularly those in Europe and other developed nations.

Graphic OnlineWed, Mar 15, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Millionaires in Ghana rise close to 3000 - Wealth Report

Ghana can now boast of 2,900 millionaires whose net worth has been estimated to be in dollars after some 200 more Ghanaians joined the list categorised as elite group in 2016.

Out of the number, at least 10 people joined the ranks of those with net wealth more than $10 million, with no addition to the pool of those worth $30 million and above.

myjoyonline.comTue, Mar 14, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

President Akufo-Addo swears in new MiDA Board

Accra, March 13, GNA - Government would soon state its position with regards to the furtherance of the compact with the United State’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) which affects the operations of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Ghana News AgencyMon, Mar 13, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

MD of Ghana Airport Company resigns

The Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company Limited Mr Charles Asare has resigned, Citi Business News can confirm.

A letter from Mr Charles Asare cited by Citi Business News dated today the 14th of March, 2017 and addressed to the Aviation Minister stated that ”i write to inform you of my resignation as MD of Ghana Airport Company Limited in pursuant to clause 10 (g) of the Employment agreement dated 24th September, 2013”.

Citi FMTue, Mar 14, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017