Archive for month January, 2021

  • January 31, 2021

    UK opens...

    A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kong residents a pathway to British citizenship is set to go live on Sunday. Residents of Hong Kong can apply, starting on Sunday, for a new visa offering them an opportunity to become British citizens as the United Kingdom opens its doors...

  • January 31, 2021

    UAE ready...

    The announcement comes a day after the US called out the UAE for its role in the North African country’s civil war. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it is ready to work with the United States to find a peaceful solution to the war in Libya, a day after...

  • January 31, 2021

    Zimbabwe elite...

    Amid a coronavirus surge that has also left several gov’t officials dead, authorities come face to face with deteriorating services they normally shun. Harare, Zimbabwe – On January 20, Zimbabweans were shocked to hear the news of the death of Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, the latest government official to succumb to COVID-19....

  • January 31, 2021

    Ezra’s Sonnet...

    At the beginning of the reign of Xerxes, they lodged an accusation against the people of Judah and Jerusalem. And in the days of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his associates wrote a letter to Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic script and...

  • January 31, 2021

    Nollywood Actor,...

    Popular Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, has died at the age of 37. His wife, Jennifer Asuzu confirmed the news of his death to the media. His wife said the actor slumped on Tuesday evening and never woke up. The actor came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his...

  • January 31, 2021

    Life after...

    Popular, pivotal, prodigious, a pioneer: Peter Okoye is all of these things. You probably know him better as Mr P. Alongside his twin brother, he formed the hugely successful P-Square – the first afrobeats supergroup. They set the standard and blazed a trail for the explosion of musical talent we’ve...

  • January 31, 2021

    Give me...

    A 108-year-old woman has been thrown into a state of depression after she was served a notice to vacate her six-bedroom building to pave way for railway construction in the Volta Region. Hana Sesi Abla in an interview with JoyNews described as wicked the move by the Ghana Railway Development...

  • January 31, 2021

    Pioneering US...

    Pioneering Hollywood actress Cicely Tyson – who was known for portraying strong African-American characters – has died aged 96, her manager has said. No cause of the death was given. The former fashion model had a career that spanned seven decades. Tyson won two Emmys for her performance in the...

  • January 31, 2021

    Bawumia donates...

    The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated GHS20,000 to the management of the Ghana Police Mosque to aid in the mosques efforts to adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols. He made this donation after Jummah prayers on Friday, 29 January 2021. The Ghana Police Mosque, since the outbreak of...

  • January 31, 2021

    COVID-19: 15...

    Fifteen new deaths have shot Ghana’s Covid-19 fatalities to 405 with 4,665 active cases as at 30 January 2021 figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) shows. The total number of confirmed cases is 65, 427 with 797 new cases. Out of the total confirmed cases, 60, 357 have recovered

  • January 31, 2021

    “Stop copying...

    Rapper Sarkodie has been told to stop copying the fashion style of fellow rapper Medikal. These words are coming in from fans of Medikal who believe Sarkodie wants to steal the shine of the former by copying his trademark fashion style. These concerns come on the back of recent photos...

  • January 31, 2021

    I Only...

    Ghanaian actress and TV presenter Xandy Kamel has disclosed that she has cut ties with her friend Benedicta Gafah. After years of friendship, Xandy felt the need to end the friendship because, Benedicta is not married. According to Xandy, she only speaks to married people because they have the better...

  • January 31, 2021

    COVID-19: We...

    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reiterated calls for the government to place a ban on all public gatherings. The Association had in an earlier press statement asked the government to ban such gatherings in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. General Secretary of the Association, Dr. Justice Yankson said if...

  • January 31, 2021

    GPCC, govt...

    The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) in partnership with the Government of Ghana (GoG) yesterday launched a three-month Technical and Vocational Entrepreneurship Training skills (TVET) for 1,500 youth across the country. The programme, which is fully funded by the government, is aimed at equipping the participants with the needed...

  • January 31, 2021

    I regret...

    Veteran highlife musician Akosua Adjepong says she has regretted ignoring advice from ex-President Jerry Rawlings which could have changed her career for good. According to her, Mr. Rawlings wanted her to organise a highlife concert annually to revive the genre and also to sustain her own legacy. However, she said it was...

  • January 31, 2021

    Atlanta Rapper...

    Top Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has revealed he has a lot of songs with Canadian rapper Drake and they recorded those songs at NBA superstar James Harden’s studios. You may recall the Brooklyn Nets point-guard is much involved with Hip Hop when it comes to Lil Baby as he gifted...

  • January 31, 2021

    All Set...

    The grand finale of the 2020 edition of Miss Intercontinental Ghana beauty pageant will take place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra on February 6, where six elegant young ladies will be competing for this year’s crown. The grand finale, which will witness competition among six beauties,...

  • January 31, 2021

    Teacher, 28,...

    A 28-year-old teacher at the Oti Boateng Senior Secondary School (OBOSS) in Koforidua, Kofi Ofori Boadi, was found dead in his room at Betom, a suburb in the New Juaben South Municipality. Ama Bruwah, a 54-year-old trader and an aunt to the deceased, said on Wednesday she visited the deceased...

  • January 31, 2021

    HeFRA Closes...

    Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) has shut down some health centers in the Greater Accra Region after they failed to acquire a license or renewed their operating license. The enforcement exercise led by the Registrar of HeFRA, Dr Philip Bannor and a police team from the Accra Regional Police Command...

  • January 31, 2021

    I knew...

    Big Brother Naija Lockdown second runner-up, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, says she knew people will call her beautiful girl with no brains. She said even after proving herself by performing exceptionally well in the tasks in the house, she was well aware some people would still box her. Throwing more light...

  • January 31, 2021

    Princess Shyngle...

    Gambian-born actress and producer, Princess Shyngle, has announced her marriage to her childhood friend. Her husband happens to be her longtime crush from 8th grade with whom she has been friends with for over 10 years. She took to her Instagram page to share a video that captured the proposal and...

  • January 31, 2021

    Jomoro Police...

    The Jomoro Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zeprain Zenge, has allegedly shot himself to death. The Commander, aged 57, is said to have taken his own life in the early hours of Saturday, 30, January 2021 at his bungalow at half Assini. According to an eyewitness report,...

  • January 31, 2021

    Gospel singer...

    Nigerian gospel sensation, Queen Eucharia, has finally released her new single titled ‘Mighty God’. The soulful singer expressed her deep love for the almighty God through a powerful worship melody in her three-minutes song. In an interview, Queen Eucharia disclosed that she hails from Anambra State of Nigeria but moved to...

  • January 31, 2021

    MPs Contract...

    Ongoing tests for Members of Parliament (MPs) have revealed that some MPs are Covid-19 positive, yet some are unwilling to go for the test being done for members. Reports have it that less than a third of the membership of the House have so far taken the test. Following a...

  • January 31, 2021

    Cost of...

    President Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed that the price of Covid-19 test at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) be reduced. Health officials and the company administering the antigen test at KIA will be expected to charge $50 instead of the previous $150. However, the Health Minister-designate, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu who disclosed this...

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