Archive for month May, 2021

  • May 29, 2021

    Akon’s Range...

    Authorities have found Musician Akon’s car after it was stolen while he was pumping gas in Atlanta, Georgia. The theft occurred Monday night, when the singer left the keys in the ignition of his white Range Rover at a Quiktrip gas station in the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports....

  • May 29, 2021

    Republicans block...

    Republicans in the US Senate have blocked a bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol Hill riot. The measure passed the US House of Representatives last week. Members of ex-President Donald Trump’s party said the riot is already being investigated by congressional panels. Democrats argued that forming...

  • May 29, 2021

    SAD: I’ve...

    Ghana’s media personality, Amada Jissih has established that she currently has zero intentions of dating men Although unclear the reasons for her assertion, it could perhaps be as a result of her bitter experiences during her past relationships. Amanda is said to have dated the likes of Adom FM presenter,...

  • May 29, 2021

    Gambo Out...

    Talented Ghanaian rapper, songwriter and singer, Bashir Annan, widely known as Gambo, is out with a new single, a follow-up to his hit track ‘Drip’. The new single dubbed: “Beautiful” features Ghanaian songstress, Sefa. ‘Beautiful’ was produced by DJ Kwamzy, mixed and mastered by MikeMillsOnEm. In the song which is...

  • May 29, 2021

    NDC Leadership...

    A former member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Stephen Atubiga, has stated that the current leadership of the NDC has lost touch with the core principles of probity, accountability and transparency on which the party was founded. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic justifying why he...

  • May 29, 2021

    Actresses also...

    Discussions on ‘demand for sex’ for movie roles by directors have been in the news in recent times and veteran Ghanaian actor, director and script writer Kwaku Twumasi has also revealed that actresses also offer themselves for sex to directors in order to be cast in movies. Speaking to Tony Best in...

  • May 29, 2021

    Afia Schwarzennegar’s...

    Irvin Jnr has a unique way of making his mother happy as he sets a permanent reminder of her by tattooing her face on his back. Comedian and social commentator Afia Schwarzenegger proudly showed off her son’s new tattoo on her Instagram page. In a video she posted, a large...

  • May 29, 2021

    Sanitising small-scale...

    The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has urged the government to put a one-year moratorium on small-scale mining activities to allow for the proper regulation and streamlining of the mining industry. He said shutting down the industry, which is plagued with complexities and disorderliness, for a year would allow the...

  • May 29, 2021

    AG Re-Filing...

    The Office of the Attorney General has told an Accra High Court that it intends to re-file statements of the witnesses it will rely on for the trial of former Director General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust Fund (SSNIT), Ernest Thompson, and four others arraigned for allegedly causing...

  • May 29, 2021

    Milli Vanilli...

    Singer John Davis — who was one of the real voices behind the commercial pop act Milli Vanilli — has died, the BBC reports. Davis, 66, died of COVID-19. His voice can be heard on the 1989 album “Girl You Know It’s True,” which saw its Grammy stripped away after...

  • May 29, 2021

    SIGA goes...

    The State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) has started a paperless system with measures with the implementation of its Smart Workplace (SWP). The Smart Workplace, according to SIGA’s Corporate Affairs Department, is a “Government of Ghana digital solution which leverages mobility and productivity tools to ensure the operation of paperless office and...

  • May 29, 2021

    Defence Minister...

    Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is to appear before Parliament to answer an urgent question on government’s decision to allegedly spend £15,000 an hour to charter a top-range luxury aircraft for President Akufo-Addo. This is after the Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, filed an urgent question...

  • May 29, 2021

    Ghanaian musicians...

    Ghanaian musicians have missed out on nominations for the 2021 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. The three African musicians who scored nominations for the international award in this year’s BET Awards are; Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Burna Boy. Burna Boy was the winner of the category last year....

  • May 29, 2021

    No new...

    The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), says until a new Board is constituted for the Commission, any announcement of a tariff adjustment will have to wait. Various players in the power and water supply value chains have been advocating for an upward review in tariffs to cater for their rising...

  • May 29, 2021

    3 African...

    Three African artists have been nominated for the international award in this year’s American BET Awards. Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Burna Boy are nominated among UK and French artists in the category. Burna Boy was the winner of the category last year. The BET awards will be held...

  • May 28, 2021

    Africa needs...

    The UN health agency’s regional director for Africa said a pause in the continent’s vaccination campaign will lead to ‘lost lives and lost hope’. Africa needs at least 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine within six weeks if those who have had their first shot are to get the...

  • May 28, 2021

    What has...

    The case reignited longstanding anger at police brutality in the US and triggered what many call a global reckoning on racism. George Floyd was not the first unarmed Black man to die at the hands of the US police officers. But the shocking video of his arrest in Minneapolis a...

  • May 28, 2021

    Will the...

    A fifth-round of dialogue to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is underway in Vienna. But that is only after the world nuclear watchdog and Tehran agreed to a monthlong extension of an agreement allowing inspection of atomic sites. The concession also coincides with the selection of candidates to become...

  • May 28, 2021

    Will regional...

    Mali’s military has seized power for the second time in months, jeopardising a planned return to democracy. Mali is facing chaos and instability once again. The military government has – for the second time in recent months – grabbed power. Leaders who had taken over after the civilian government was...

  • May 28, 2021

    Policy rate...

    Professor of Economics at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has predicted that the policy rate will remain unchanged at 14.5 percent. Should the prediction come to pass it will be the seventh consecutive time the rate has remained at that figure since March...

  • May 28, 2021

    Economic empowerment...

    The wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia, has called for more women’s economic empowerment towards nation building. According to her, studies show women reinvest up to 90 per cent of their incomes back into their families and communities compared to men who fall between 30-40 per cent. She cited...

  • May 28, 2021

    Public Safety...

    The Bureau of Public Safety is calling on the various state regulatory agencies to reassess the transportation of petroleum products in the country, following the recent tanker explosion which resulted in the deaths of three people. In an interview with Citi Business News, the Executive Director of the Bureau of Public...

  • May 28, 2021

    NSMQ 2021:...

    Hopes of becoming 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) Champions was cut short for Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ SHS contestants on Thursday after T.I. AMASS, Kumasi, with a two-point margin, kicked them out. Speaking to JoyNews’ Manuel Koranteng after a well-fought contest, the losing contestants said they put in their...

  • May 28, 2021

    Information Ministry...

    The Information Ministry has unveiled an innovative social marketing project dubbed ‘Amplified’ aimed at supporting young Ghanaians embarking on selected causes. The project will utilize the social media mileage of the Ministry, social media influencers and partner media houses to promote the works of young entrepreneurs, social causes and mentoring...

  • May 28, 2021

    Xtra Gold...

    The spokesperson for Xtra Gold Mining Company Limited, has rubbished claims that the company is involved in illegal mining. Nana Asante said the company is one of the many mining companies doing genuine work and ensuring that they do not go against mining laws in the country. According to him,...

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