• January 21, 2022

    Lands Ministry probes Appiatse explosion

    Minister for Lands and Natural Resources – Samuel Abu Jinapor

    The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has launched investigations into the circumstances that led to the explosion of explosives that were being transported to a mine at Appiatse, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

    “The investigation will among others help government to determine whether the regulations covering transportation of explosives were complied with and also what led to the unfortunate tragedy,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources on Thursday, 20 January 2022 said.

    The Ministry launched the investigations through the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission.

    The Ministry added that the Government is determined to assist a “return to a situation of normalcy for residents”, as quickly as practicable.

    Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the explosion as a “truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident.”

    In a message of condolence to the people of Apiate on Twitter, President Akufo-Addo said: “The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town.”

    He further assured the people of government’s support to restore the Apiate back to normalcy.

    “Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Appiatse,” the President said.

    Scores of people are feared dead while several others have been injured in the huge explosion.

    The explosion occurred on Thursday, when a truck conveying explosive material for a mining company, a motorcycle, and a third vehicle close to an electronic transformer were involved in an accident.

    Apart from the deaths, the explosion destroyed several properties.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 21, 2022

    Apiate explosion ‘unfortunate tragic incident’ – Akufo-Addo

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the explosion at Apiate near Bogoso in the Western Region as a “truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident.”

    In a message of condolence to the people of Apiate on Twitter, President Akufo-Addo said: “The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town.”

    He further assured the people of government’s support to restore the Apiate back to normalcy.

    “Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate,” the President said.

    I have just received a briefing on the circumstances that led to an explosion in Apiate near Bogoso, in the Western Region, resulting in the loss of lives and the destruction of properties belonging to residents. 1/4

    — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 20, 2022

    The Police, Armed Forces and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) are co-ordinating efforts to contain the situation, and I have also instructed NADMO to see to it that rapid relief is brought to residents of the town. 3/4

    — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 20, 2022

    Government will spare no effort to ensure a rapid return to a situation of normalcy for residents of Apiate. 4/4

    — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 20, 2022

    Scores of people are feared dead while several others have been injured in a huge explosion that occurred at Apiate, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

    The explosion occurred when a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying explosives to a mining site on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

    Apart from the deaths, the explosion destroyed several properties.

    Residents of the area had to run for their lives.

    “Preliminary investigation has established that a mining explosive vehicle moving from Tarkwa to Chirano mines collided with a motorcycle resulting in the explosion,” according to a police report.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Source: classfmonline.com

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  • January 21, 2022

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  • January 21, 2022

    “Marry Me” – Nigerian Men Cry Out To Linda Ikeji As She Rocks Her 23 Million Naira Bag, Designers Watch

    There is a mad rush for Nigerian entrepreneur and blogger, Linda Ikeji after she shared stunning photos of herself rocking her expensive Hermes Birkin bag worth millions of naira..

    Linda Ikeji lives a luxury lifestyle and in new photos on her Instagram page, she wore a floral dress whilst holding her pink Hermes bag that cost 23 million naira, her designer watch, and more.

    In one of her posts, Linda Ikeji wrote, “Life is abundant! Life is beautiful! Live gratefully! And learn to dance in the rain! ”

    See photos and posts of the mother of one below;

    Reacting to the photos, one Redcapchiefoflagos wrote, “Come let’s marry. So I go dey help you wear your pink wrist watch every Wednesday”

     

     

    “My inspiration all round.. godly, psychologically, fashion-wise, dutiful, hard work. Everything” One Lorloh wrote.

    “Linda loves that bag soooo much, she has it in different colors,” another follower wrote.

    “She is Angel, Sunshine, Beautiful, Beyond Blessed in Colours,” Asquadnetwork wrote.

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  • January 21, 2022

    I Was Abducted To Get This Done – Van Vicker Explains Why He Joined Nadia Buari In Deceiving Fans

    Actor Van Vicker has claimed that he was abducted to get the video where he and Nadia Buari deceived fans into believing that he’s the father of her children.

    Nadia Buari is a video sighted online said she was going to reveal the identity of her man and the father of her kids and to our surprise, it was Van Vicker who we all know is also married with kids.

    Van Vicker reacting to the video said he was abducted into making it done and not from his free will add that there’s another part of the video that Nadia Buari is keeping for the meantime and we guess that will answer most of our questions.

    According to Van Vicker, he was abducted but the video doesn’t show that he was abducted and we know he’s just saying that just to defend himself as some people might take it really seriously and even insult him.

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  • January 21, 2022

    Pay me the agreed money or I spill the beans – Mzbel dares ‘Mr. President’ over ‘Papa no’

    Pay me the agreed money or I spill the beans – Mzbel dares 'Mr. President'  over 'Papa no' - Enfrans MediaBelinda Nana Ekua Amoah (MzBel)

    Musician singer Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, known in showbiz as Mzbel has asked one “Mr President” to stop punishing her because of the “Papa no” issue.

    According to her, the supposed “Mr President” owes her and has decided to punish her for the issues she had with Tracey Boakye during the 2020 elections.

    To her, there is the need for the supposed “Mr President” to come to settle her else it will get ugly if she decides to come for him.

    Mzbel has posted this on all her social media handles indicating that it’s been six years and she’s fed up.

    “Mr. President, I’ve been humbled, considerate, quiet, and patient enough, so stop using this “Papanpo” issue as an excuse to punish me! When I have to chase people for what they owe me it gets ugly! Be a man of your word…It’s been almost 6 years already!”

    This website cannot tell what the particular “Mr President” owes Mzbel but it could be remembered that Mzbel and Tracey Boakye clashed on social media over ”Papa no”.

    The clash was murky that some secrets about their relationship with the ”Papa no” were leaked by certain individuals.

    The trend became worrying such that the former president John Dramani Mahama was dragged into it was affected his reelection in 2020.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 21, 2022

    Ukraine tension: President Zelensky hits back at Biden comments

    President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has hit back at comments made by his US counterpart Joe Biden about a “minor incursion” by Russia into his country.

    Mr Biden had suggested that a “minor” attack might bring a weaker response from the US and its allies.

    But Mr Zelensky tweeted: “There are no minor incursions. Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones.”

    Russia has some 100,000 troops near the border but denies planning an invasion.

    President Vladimir Putin has made a series of demands to the West, insisting Ukraine should never be allowed to join Nato and that the defensive alliance abandons military activity in eastern Europe.

    On Wednesday, President Biden told a news conference that Mr Putin would pay a “serious and dear price” for invading Ukraine, but also indicated that it might depend on how Russia went about it.

    “What you’re going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades and it depends on what it does,” he said. “It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion, and then we end up having to fight about what to do and not do etc.”

    A Ukrainian serviceman patrols at the checkpoint in the village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, April 2021

    His comments prompted questions over how the US might respond to Russian aggression and officials have been rushing to clarify Washington’s position.

    “We have been very clear throughout,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, adding that any Russian incursion into Ukraine would be met with a “swift, severe and united response” from the US and its allies.

    On Thursday, Mr Biden himself said that any entry of Russian troops would count as an “invasion”.

    Analysis box by Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter

    In Berlin on Thursday, Antony Blinken said the US had been “very clear”. Any move by the Russia military into Ukraine would be met by a “swift, severe response”.

    The previous night, however, President Biden had been far less definitive – distinguishing major invasions from “minor incursions” that could prompt a more limited reaction.

    That may have been a candid revelation from the US president, as was his prediction that Mr Putin will “move in” to Ukraine anyway. But it undercut Mr Blinken’s efforts on this trip to present the current crises as a stark choice for Russia between diplomacy and conflict, without any mushy middle ground.

    Mr Blinken raised the stakes further during his Thursday afternoon speech, perhaps to steel the nerves of US allies gathered in Berlin. This was not a “distant regional dispute”, he said, but rather a threat to the international principles of sovereignty and self-determination. If Russia wanted a new Cold War, the US and its allies were ready.

    Those words – and Mr Biden’s – will hang in the air as Mr Blinken heads to his Geneva meeting with his Russian counterpart on Friday.

    Mr Blinken was speaking from Germany after meeting foreign ministers from key European countries for talks aimed at co-ordinating a Western strategy over a potential invasion of Ukraine. He is due to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday.

    The Kremlin earlier warned that Mr Biden’s comments could further destabilise the situation.

    Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that any incursion into Ukraine by Russia “on any scale whatever… would be a disaster for the world”.

    What does Putin want?

    Russia’s president has long claimed that the US broke a guarantee it made in 1990 that Nato would not expand further east. “They simply deceived us!”, he complained at last month’s news conference.

    Interpretations differ over what exactly was promised to the then-Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. But it is clear that Mr Putin believes the guarantee was made.

    A graphic showing Nato's expansion since 1997

    Since then, several central and eastern European countries, which used to be part of the Soviet Union or its sphere of influence, have joined Nato. Four of them – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – have borders with Russia.

    Russia argues that this expansion, and the presence of Nato troops and military equipment near its borders, is a direct threat to its security.

    The country seized and annexed the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine in 2014 after Ukrainians overthrew their pro-Russian president. Ever since, Ukraine’s military has been locked in a war with Russian-backed rebels in areas of the east near Russia’s borders.

    There are fears that the conflict, which has claimed 14,000 lives and caused at least two million people to flee their homes, may reignite and that Russia’s military will cross the border.

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  • January 21, 2022

    Bawumia, Alan Should Have A Gentleman’s Agreement…Whoever Loses Becomes Running Mate

    A former New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency chairman for Fomena, Akwasi Nti Asamoah, has urged elders of the party to draw up a gentleman’s agreement between the two major presidential hopefuls of the party.

    The NPP is yet to decide on who leads the party in the 2024 elections. Even though other candidates have expressed their interest, the main contenders seem to be Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen

    Supporters of Alan K were hoping that their candidate will lead the party following a gentleman’s agreement between him and then-candidate Akufo-Addo.

    But that cannot be since the Bawumia camp are set to fiercely oppose it, evidenced in the recent social media post authored by Spokesperson for the Vice-President, Dr Gideon Boako. To say that post kicked up a storm of controversy cannot be overemphasised.

    Meanwhile, supporters of Alan K have been crying foul over what they describe as unfair treatment and witch-hunting from some top-hierarchy members in the party.

    Speaking in an interview on Neat FM’s Me Man Nti programme, Akwasi Nti says to avoid heated confrontations in the party, there should be a gentleman’s agreement between Mr Kyeremateng and Dr Bawumia.

    Per the agreement, he says, the two will be allowed to campaign but whoever loses will automatically be the running mate to the other.

    …that will be the best for the party…Nana Addo, former President John Agyekum Kufuor can call the two of them and reach an agreement. it can bring stability to the party; Nana Addo should be able to hand over to another NPP government and so the elders should advocate for things that will bring unity and not division…,” he suggested.

    Listen to him in the video below


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  • January 21, 2022

    Tiffany Haddish gives an update on her plans to adopt and what kind of child she wants

    Tiffany Haddish, who was placed in foster care as a child, has opened up about her aspiration to adopt and also the age of the child she wants.

    The actress told E!s Daily Pop in an interview released on Wednesday, Jan. 19: “I just went to Africa. I was just in Eritrea, and people were trying to give me their kids.

    “I was like, ‘Hold up now, I gotta get the paperwork right now. I can’t just be taking kids with me.”

    When asked if she still planned on adopting, Tiffany Haddish said: “Not right now, but maybe at the end of the year, beginning of next year.”

     

    The comedian, who was placed in foster care as a child, has been candid about wanting to adopt a child one day. She said her experience in foster care made her want to someday adopt a child from the system.

    In May 2021, she explained to Daily Pop why surrogacy isn’t the right route for her.

     

    She said: “I don’t wanna pay nobody to carry my baby neither, ’cause then I have to go through a process of giving myself injections and all that stuff.

    “And I already gave up — here goes something everybody doesn’t know, I’m gonna tell you: When I was 21 I was really hard up for some money and I gave up a bunch of eggs.”

     

    “So who knows, I might get some kids out here in these streets. I doubt it, though, because I never got the bonus. Maybe somewhere though, in cryo somewhere!” joked Haddish.

    At the time, she said she was “taking parenting classes now to adopt.”

    Speaking of the age of the child she’s looking to adopt, she said: “I’m looking at, you know, 5 and up — really like 7. I want them to be able to know how to use the restroom on their own and talk. I want them to know that I put in the work and I wanted them.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 21, 2022

    Otumfuo, Dormaahene clash could degenerate into conflict of ‘unimaginable proportions’ – GJA

    The Ghana Journalists Association says it has observed exaggerated coverage of the simmering tension between two powerful chiefs, Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Dormahene, Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu II, by some journalists.

    The Association has therefore warned journalists to stop putting a sensational tilt to the issue since the tension could degenerate into a conflict of “unimaginable proportions”.

    “The GJA particularly wants traditional media editors and social media activists to filter any pronouncements from the two chiefs through a very tight weave of journalistic responsibility and gatekeeping,” the GJA said in the statement issued in Accra on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

    The statement signed by GJA President, Affail Monney, also implored journalists to be part of the solution not part of a chieftaincy clash of “staggering magnitude.”

    The Dormaahene has challenged the jurisdiction of the Asantehene in portions of Dormaa after the Asantehene disclosed that there are plans to elevate chiefs in some towns in Bono East, Bono and Ahafo Regions to the status of paramount chiefs.

    The Dormaahene said none of the traditional areas in the then Brong Ahafo Region falls under the jurisdiction of the Asantehene.

    “No land within my traditional area belongs to the Asantehene,” he had said.

    The Asantehene subsequently challenged his claim, saying, “people should not make the mistake that Brong -Ahafo is not part of Asanteman. It is and I, the Asantehene represents the authority of Asanteman.”

     

    The clash between the two powerful chiefs, according to some learned commentators, captures the centuries-old feud between the Ashanti Kingdom and some chiefs in the Bono and Ahafo Regions.

    Read the GJA statement below.

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  • January 21, 2022

    Black Sherif confirms dropping out from UPSA because ‘I felt behind’ of the class

    Black Sherif has dropped out of school as he confirms quitting UPSA.

    The rapper who turned 20 years old a few weeks ago was a student at the University of Professional Studies, Accra when he released his ‘Sermon’ tracks that threw him into the spotlight.

    Interacting with his fans on Snapchat, the ‘Second Sermon’ rapper born Mohammed Ismail Sherif, was asked what program he was studying at UPSA and he replied “hmm bro, I can’t with that school. I’ve left ei” and added a crying emoji.

    Black Sherif confirms quitting UPSA

    Detailing why he quit the school after a fan asked “why have you left UPSA?” the rapper responded saying “honestly, I fell behind and wanted to start over. You understand?”

    The ‘Second Rapper’ later disclosed that “nah I’m in a different school now” which has been revealed as the University of Ghana when another Snapchat user asked him “you felt behind so you left UPSA. The Legon you go fit?“.

    According to him, if he is not able to cope at Legon, he will quit. “If I no fit then I lef come house. Nobody sends me na,” he said. See the screenshots of the interactions below as he also spoke about his favorite musicians and more.

    Black Sherif confirms quitting UPSA for another school

    Black Sherif confirms quitting UPSA because ‘I felt behind’ of the class

    Black Sherif confirms quitting UPSA because ‘I felt behind’ of the class

    Black Sherif confirms quitting UPSA because ‘I felt behind’ of the class

Black Sherif interacts with fanss

Black Sherif interacts with fanss

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  • January 21, 2022

    Ghana strives for safe, effective vaccines against COVID-19

    It was 3:30 a.m. on a Sunday, September 26, 2021, and officials of the Ministry of Health were at the Kotoka International Airport to receive 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca covishield to help fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

    Also at the airport were officials from the Ghana Health Service, Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF who had defied the cold weather to ensure the doses were delivered, transported, and properly stored for the public to have access to safe and effective COVID 19 vaccines.

    A few minutes earlier huge metal-coated cold crates arrived on a cargo flight carrying vials of Covishield and the main aim of the team at the airport is to ensure the vaccines are delivered in a timely and effective state.

    Shortly after the aircraft landed, the German Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Daniel Krull in a brief ceremony, handed over, the consignment and documents covering the donation to one of Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Alhaji Mahama Asei Seini who also handed them over to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye.

    After taking delivery of it, Dr Aboagye also handed it over to the Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano.

    Immediately after the handing over ceremony, the crates of vaccines marked “time and temperature-sensitive product” were offloaded into an ultra cold vans which quickly conveyed the consignment to the national cold storage facilities for onward deliveries to cold storage facilities spread across the country.

    The cold vans drove straight to the national cold rooms located in Ghana’s premier medical facility, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in the heart of the capital of Ghana.

    At the location,  there are five walk-in freezers—three of them capable of storing vaccines at temperatures between +2  to + 8 degree Celsius. The other two freezers are capable of storing vaccines at temperatures below -20 Degrees Celsius.
    There is also a specialised ultra-cold room which has eight freezers with a capacity to store vaccines at between -60 and -80 Degree Celsius. These ultra cold facilities are more than adequate to store the large quantities of vaccines that the government has been importing to cater for the population.

    Once the vaccines are delivered to the ultra cold freezers in the city, they are distributed to the two cold storage facilities located in each of the 16 regional capitals of Ghana.

    From the regional points the managers at the district levels pick the vaccines and store them in their fridges and freezers which are not walk-in but are able to story at + 2 to +8 degrees celsius for onward distribution to the subdistricts made up of health facilities where the vaccines are stored in fridges and cold boxes.

    At the health facilities where the vaccines are administered, freezers are used to prepare ice packs to maintain the temperatures in the cold boxes and also ensure the vaccines are not frozen before use.

    All the storage facilities from the national level to the sub district level are used for storing both routine vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines.

    The safe transportation and storage of the COVID-19 vaccines is also to preserve the shelf life as experts say onces the vaccines are removed from one storage point and delivered at a destination storage facility in-country with the help of a cold van at the right temperature they can be stored for up to six months.
    Ghana is also using drones to deliver vaccines to areas without roads and have sent vaccinators out into communities , especially the migratory population that travels routinely from north to south across the country so their animals can graze. These vaccinators stay with the community for periods of time while administering the vaccines.

    Target

    Ghana’s strategy is to create herd immunity by vaccinating at least 20 million out of the current estimated 30.8 million Ghanaians. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his residential COVID-19 response updates in January and February, 2021 respectively gave an assurance that the government would ensure that Ghanaians had access to vaccines.  He also indicated that the government would ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines deployed in the country were effective and safe.

    The President announced that the country was expected to receive its first consignment of the vaccines in March 2021.

    Through bilateral and multilateral means, he said “we are hopeful that, by the end of June, a total of 17.6 million vaccine doses would have been procured for the Ghanaian people”.

    The target was to vaccinate “the entire population, with an initial target of 20 million people”.

    Vaccines 

    The first consignment of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on February 24, 2021, under the COVAX facility.

    Subsequently, the first-ever COVID-19 vaccination in Ghana was rolled out on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, as part of optimal measures to stop the further spread of the disease.

    This vaccination exercise made Ghana the first of 92 beneficiary countries to receive the COVID-19 vaccines from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) facility according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    The facility, being championed by the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI), the WHO, and other international organisation is offering beneficiary countries a total vaccine amounting to at least 20 percent of its population for free.

    The government says the initial delivery constituted the first consignment of vaccines the country would receive.

    As of December 16, 2021 a total of 21,905,210 vaccines had come into the country comprising 9,555,170 AstraZeneca, 8,032,850 Jasen 1,229,620 Mordena, 3,066,570 Pfizer-BioNTech and 21,000 Sputnik-V.

    They had come from various sources including AVATT/AU/WB, COVAX and bilateral partners.

    Out of the total number of vaccines received, 9,667,602 doses have so far been distributed leaving 10,434,308 being kept safe in the national storage facilities.

    The different vaccines require different storage temperatures and administration which has presented a challenge. For example, the Johnson and Johnson vaccines which come in a pack of 5 or 10 dose vials requires a different size syringe (0.5ml) while the Pfizer vaccine packed in six dose vials, requires a 0.3ml syringe

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  • January 21, 2022

    Lighthouse Chapel Sues Manasseh, Others For Contempt

    Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI), has filed another suit against Manasseh Azure, Edwin Appiah, Sulemana Braimah and Media Foundation for West Africa, this time citing them for contempt of court.

    The application for contempt of court filed by the Church avers that the respondents published “highly prejudicial articles and commentaries” as well as made “conclusive statements of facts on unresolved issues which are yet to be determined by the High Court.”

    The motion which was filed by Kweku Paintsil of Goshen Chambers on behalf of the church is urging the High Court to commit the respondents to prison for contempt of court for the publications.

    LCI’s application for contempt of court against Manasseh and the other defendants stems from separate suits initiated by six former pastors of the church over Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions.

    They are also seeking a compensation to cover some alleged investments they made in schools, churches of the LCI and for rental of cars while in the service of LCI as well as monies they spent on accommodation.

    three of the articles which are the subject matter of the contempt application are titled “Darkness in a Lighthouse” and were published on 23rd, 27th and 29th April 2021. Another article titled “Lighthouse begs for more time to file defence” was published on 25th May 2021. Two of the articles which were published on 25th and 26th August 2021 are titled “Lighthouse pastors were not employees-SSNIT rules” and “EVIDENCE: how Lighthouse Chapel incriminated itself but SSNIT looked away” respectively.

    Contempt Affidavit

    The affidavit in support of the application for contempt avers that while the suits by the six pastors were pending and even before the Church could file its defence, ‘The Fourth Estate’ website operated by the defendants published the substantive issues for trial which defamed the Church and were “highly critical, prejudicial and judgemental”.

    It says the said publications which were serialised on April 23, 27 and 29, 2021, under the banner headline ‘Darkness in a Lighthouse’ portrayed the former pastors as victims whiles it made the Church the villain and guilty of all the allegations contained in the suit.

    The contempt application averred that the publications complained of were republished at least 37 times on the respondents’ Facebook walls and Twitter accounts “and generated thousands comments and shares on Facebook and other social media platforms.”

    “Indeed, in “The Fourth Estate” edition of 25th May, 2021 , the Respondents published another bold headline article entitled “Lighthouse begs court for more time to file defence”, which constituted the clearest evidence of the Respondents’ knowledge of the steps taken by the Applicant to defend those suits, including the particulars of facts to be relied upon”, the application states.

    Denied Allegations

    It further states that the respondents were “keenly aware of the fact that by the manner of the Applicant’s denial of the factual allegations constituting their respective causes of action, issues were joined between the parties to the suit on all the material facts that formed the basis of the Plaintiffs’ claims, thereby making the Court the only proper arbiter to resolve them.”

    Again, the application avers that the respondents “by reason of their experience and train ing , the Respondents were under obligation not to comment on the parties’ pleadings or cause any publication to be made on the pleadings which would prejudice a fair hearing of the suits or cause an undue prejudice in the mind of the public regarding which party was right or wrong.”

    Judgemental Publications

    The application went on to list a series of publications relating to the suit filed by the six former pastors of LCI which the Church contends that they are prejudicial and judgemental.

    The application states, for instance, an August 25, 2021, a publication which purported to analyse evidence presented by the former pastors to Social Security and National Trust (SSNIT) and made conclusive pronouncements on them that there is an employer/employee relation between the Church and the former pastors.

    “Further, in the issue of “The Fourth Estate” dated 26th August, 2021, the Respondents caused to be published another article under the bold headline “EVIDENCE; How Lighthouse Chapel Incriminated itself but SSNIT looked away”, being a continuation of the analysis in the previous article tending to show not only that the Applicant was being assisted by SSNIT to avoid an obligation owed to the Plaintiffs in the six suits, but that the Applicant had committed a criminal offence in the process”, the application avers.

    The application states that following the publication of the articles, LCI considered itself defamed and proceeded to court to file a suit against Manasseh and the other respondents.

    “The Respondents were served with copies of the defamation suits on 20th December, 2021, and appearing to be incensed by it and/or with a view to demonstrating to the High Court that there could be no lawful limits to the way they practice their brand of journalism, threw all caution to the wind and defiantly republished the First ,Second and Third Publications on their Facebook walls on Christmas Day 25th December, 2021 and, thereby, regenerated a fresh heated public debate and public discussion on the six suits pending before the Honourable Court”, the application alleges.

    The application indicates that between December 29 and 31, 2021, the respondents reposted the articles complained about on their personal Facebook walls as well as that of ‘The Fourth Estate’.

    LCI states that “whiles the said articles purport to be a reproduction of the contents of the writs and statements of claim in the said six suits against the Applicant, the publications were and are indeed highly sedated with the Respondents’ biased commentary and factual allegations not borne out of the pleadings, but the Respondents’ own invention of facts alleged to be sourced from the said Plaintiffs.”

    Again, the application avers that the said publications and republications have since received a very agitated, vibrant and enthusiastic re-publication, both in Ghana and worldwide and generated thousands of degrading comments against the Applicant and its founder on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many WhatsApp platforms.

    Media Trial

    “The Applicant is advised that by such conduct, the Respondents have arrogated to themselves the power of the High Court to make conclusive findings of fact and pronouncements and have themselves passed judgments on issues which are yet to be determined by the Court, effectively conducting a media trial in favour of the said plaintiffs against the Applicant herein.”

    “That by such posturing , the Respondents have prepared the mind of the public in only one way or so poisoned the minds of the public with the Applicant’s alleged wrongdoing and guiltiness such that if the trial or trials were to end in the Applicant’s favour, the public would be most surprised and shocked and conclude, not only that justice has not been served, but the courts themselves have been compromised to deliver judgment in the Applicant’s favour.”

    The application further avers that “the publications and defiant republications of these articles by the Respondents has brought the administration of justice into disrepute and highly undermines the authority of the Honourable High Court in the eyes of the general public in whose name the Court dispenses justice.”

    Punishment Sought

    It concluded that the respondents will continue to bring the administration of justice into disrepute by conducting a media trial in favour of the said plaintiffs and arrogating to themselves the powers of a High Court unless severely punished by the court.

    “The Applicant is advised that the Respondents aforesaid conduct amounts to serial contempt in the highest degree, considering especially the repeated and defiant republications and are accordingly liable to be convicted for contempt of court, without the option of a fine, but a custodial sentence,” the application added.

    The application is scheduled for January 31, 2022.

    BY Gibril Abdul Razak

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  • January 21, 2022

    Nadia Buari teases fans with a video claiming Van Vicker is the father of her kids

    Watch: Nadia Buari teases fans with video claiming Van Vicker is of her kids

    Watch: Nadia Buari teases fans with a video claiming Van Vicker is of her kids

    Actress Nadia Buari has uploaded a funny video on Instagram to satisfy the curiosity of fans nagging her to reveal the identity of the father of her four adorable kids.

    But the video is bound to confuse her fans even more because it reveals another popular actor, Van Vicker, as the man whose identity she has been hiding for years.

    This can only be a joke because Van Vicker is already married.

    Also, the unknown father of the beautiful Nadia Buari’s kids has been rumored to be a non-Ghanaian professional photographer.

    Many believe this jest video is a clear indication that the hot actress has resolved to keep the identity of her kids’ father forever a secret.

    Or is Van Vicker truly the father of Nadia’s kids?

    Watch the video below and judge for yourself.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    source: primenewsghana.com

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  • January 21, 2022

    Bird Flu outbreak: Over 10,000 birds destroyed in Western Region

    Health authorities in the Western Region say stringent measures have been put in place to control the outbreak of Avian influenza in the region.

    This comes after over 10,000 infected birds were destroyed.

    There has been a spread of the bird flu in some parts of the country, including the Bono Region, where farms with over 9,000 birds were depopulated.

    Officials in the Western Region say, they are not taking any chances, and have assured that the Regional Minister, together with the appropriate authorities, are working to contain the spread of the virus.

    Western Regional Veterinary Director, Dr. Simon Gbene says: “We have depopulated all the farms and also disinfected the farms. We have put the farms under observation for three months, and then we will see if we will allow the farmers to go back to business because we do not want the existing birds to get onto the market. So far, 10, 000 birds have been destroyed.”

    In 2021, seven regions reported cases of the flu; namely the Upper West, Greater Accra, Central, Ashanti, Volta, Western, and Western North Regions.

    During the last outbreak, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced a total ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from neighbouring countries where the prevalence of the disease was confirmed.

    There was also a ban on the movement of poultry and poultry products within and from the affected regions and districts to other parts of the country, and strict inspection and issuance of permits to cover the movement of all poultry and poultry products from unaffected parts of the country.
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  • January 21, 2022

    “He persuaded me to bleach for him but has now dumped me for a dark lady” – Brokenhearted lady cries her eyes out

    In a recent video that has gone viral on the internet, a young woman is seen bawling her eyes out after her lover gave her a bad deal.

    In a series of explanatory texts connected to the video which is currently No.1 on the trends table the unnamed lady painfully narrated that her lover persuaded her to bleach her skin for him.

    Because he wasn’t into dark women only to dump her later and opt for a dark-skinned girl after obeying his instructions to bleach just to win his heart.

    According to the lady, she even assisted him to pay his school fees some time ago but all of her efforts were in vain to persuade him to stay with her.

    Social media users who have reacted to this video have advised the lady to go back to her natural color since he’s no more with the man who coerced her to destroy her skin.

    Watch the video below to know more…

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  • January 21, 2022

    We’ll continue with Free SHS and other flagship programmes despite economic challenges – Akufo-Addo

    President Akufo-Addo has indicated that despite the current fiscal challenges in the country, government will continue with the implementation of the flagship Free SHS policy and other social interventions, introduced by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

    Addressing a gathering at the S.D. Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies in Wa, the President indicated that, government is aware of existing hurdles that have adversely impacted the economy.

    According to him, the current economic situation has been largely influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. He, however, stated that despite the present difficulties, government will continue with its social intervention programmes, due to promising measures in place.

    “In as much as our nation is confronted with difficulties, caused largely by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its destructive impact on global supply chains and the operation of the global economy, the Ghanaian economy as indicated by the Minister for Finance yesterday, is rebounding strongly, after experiencing a positive but slow growth in 2020. Data from the Statistical Service puts the average growth rate of the economy for the first three quarters of 2021 at 5.2%; putting us on course to exceed our provisional growth outturn of 4.4% for 2021.

    Our growth performance, compares very favourably with the IMF growth estimate of 3.7% for Sub-Saharan Africa, and 3.7% percent for the ECOWAS community. We’re still on course in our fiscal consolidation agenda. The Ghana Revenue Authority exceeded its 2021 tax revenue target. And we are confident we will achieve if not surpass, the 80 billion cedi target for this year.

    “This combination of strong growth and domestic revenue mobilization, will enable us to meet our fiscal deficit target for 2021, and reduce the debt to GDP ratio, thereby providing fiscal space to continue to implement programmes such as our flagship Free SHS policy, the One District One Factory initiative and Planting for Food and Jobs”, President Akufo-Addo explained.

    Speaking at the induction of a new registrar and Vice Chancellor of the S.D. Dombo University, President Akufo-Addo also intimated that the projected economic performance will enable government to continue with its road infrastructural projects and the creation of employment for the youth across the country.

    He also used the occasion to tout the impact of the late Simon Diedong Dombo in the socio-political landscape in Ghana, eulogising his contributions to Ghana’s democratic gains.

    Meanwhile, an economist with the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Prof. Godfred Alufar Bokpin, has warned of possible collapse of Ghana’s economy.

    Speaking on the Super Morning Show on Monday, after the country’s debt stock hit high distress levels, Prof. Bokpin reiterated that the current debt situation could get worse by the end of September, if proper interventions are not implemented.

    “When you see the proportion of the debt payment, relative to the size of the revenue envelope and you look at your rising debt and you look at the rate of economic growth and the drivers of that growth, you can reasonably predict that it’s just a matter of time that the economy will just collapse. We’re probably going to run into a little bit more difficulties towards the end of September”, he stated.

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  • January 21, 2022

    Lady threatens to cry till eternity unless her demands from Davido are met

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    A diehard fan of superstar Afrobeat singer, Davido Adeleke, emphasizes the desire to fly together with the singer to Dubai.

    A video making rounds on social media capture a young lady who wept profusely with intentions of not stopping any time soon until her demands are met.

    The lady in question noted that she would continue crying until Davido takes her to Dubai on his private jet.

    “I won’t stop crying until I fly out with Davido on his private jet to Dubai,” she wrote while sharing a video in tears.

    Watch the video below …

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  • January 21, 2022

    ‘Come home tonight’ – Clemento Suarez’s flirty post to Stonebwoy’s wife on birthday

    Clemento Suarez wishes Dr Louisa Setakla a happy birthday

    Stonebwoy’s wife celebrates birthday

    Clemento Suarez teases Stonebwoy on his wife’s birthday

    Stars wish Dr Louisa Setakla a happy birthday

    Yesterday marked the birthday of dancehall artiste Stonewbwoy’s wife, Dr Louisa Setakla’s birthday and many have taken to social media to celebrate her.

    One of such persons was Clemento Suarez who didn’t just shower her with praises but also called her, his unofficial girlfriend.

    “Happy birthday to my secret girlfriend, the Bhim First lady, the Teeth commander, number one dentist in Africa. Enjoy your beautiful day @drlouisa_s. Come home tonight ok,” he teased.

    Stonebwoy made his wife’s day special when the artiste also shared a beautiful message to mark his wife, Dr Louisa’s birthday, January 19.

    In a message he shared to the world on Instagram, on January 19, 2022, he said, “Out of The Many Blessings, The Most I Thank God For is You…Happy Bday Wifey.”

    He accompanied the post with pictures they took while on vacation in Paris under the Eiffel Tower, where Stonebwoy held in his hand roses as Dr Louisa stood behind him beaming with smiles.

    The couple marked the special day with a lunch date.

    Stonebwoy couldn’t get the camera off his wife’s face while showing his affection for her.

    Stars such as Dentaa, Kafui Danku, Ani Akuffo, Efya Nocturnal, Reggie Rockstone among others took to their social media to appreciate the wife of the dancehall artiste.

     

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  • January 20, 2022

    “Can you believe this? He gave me 3 cedis for transportation”

    A young Nigerian girl took to Twitter to tell the story of her most embarrassing incident.

    According to the female who goes by the handle @deshola55, she went on a date with a guy who gave her the precise amount she needed to get home.

    She confessed that her transportation home cost N200, and he handed her the exact amount without any additional charges, so she declined.

    In her own words;” I think the most embarrassing moment of my life was when a guy I went on a date with offered me the exact amount that will take me back home…,of course, I rejected it For those wondering, the tfare was 200….and he legit gave me two hundred naira, like never again sir”

    See her post:

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  • January 20, 2022

    Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest

    Court issues warrant for Okraku Mantey’s arrest
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    A circuit in the Greater Accra Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Mark Okraku Mantey, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

    The Adentan circuit court issued the warrant for the Deputy Minister’s arrest for failing to appear before it.

    The deputy minister has been charged for allegedly violating Sections 7 (1) and (2) of the Vigilantism and Related Offences Act.

    The prosecution says he forcibly gained access to the land, owned by one Alhaji Tony Baba.

    Okraku Mantey was to appear in court on January 18, 2022, to continue completion of the case management conference for the trial to commence, but failed. His lawyer was also absent, but he sought permission from the court.

    Prosecuting, Superintendent of Police Patience Mario prayed the court for a bench warrant to effect the arrest of the accused person.

    The court presided over by Sedinam Awo Balokah, issued the warrant, and adjourned the matter to 8 February 2022.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 20, 2022

    Osun 2022: Davido slams Cousin ‘Dele’ for planning to contest against Senator Adeleke

    Famous Nigerian singer, Davido has called out his cousin ‘Dele Adeleke, for declaring intentions to contest against his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the forthcoming Osun State governorship election.

    In December, Dele Adeleke, nephew to Senator Adeleke, another aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined the Osun 2022 gubernatorial race.

    Dele who is a financial expert was the Returning Officer at the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun where he was responsible for marshaling points to defend his uncle at both the INEC and Tribunal to the Supreme Courts where the judgment favored the eventual winner, incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

    His intention to run against his Uncle ‘Senator Adeleke’ has been condemned by Davido on his Twitter page.

    The singer warned Osun residents to be careful of ‘Fakes’, claiming that his cousin has not succeeded in building one single thing in life on his own.

    His tweet read: “ Wonderful! I finished university with a 2:1. But it’s now cousin Dele who struggled to even get a 2:2 that is now forming “intellectual”.

    “Intellectual that has not succeeded in building one single thing in his life on his own. This life ehn! Osun Beware of FAKES!

    “It’s the one close to you, we love you.”

    Also in the race for the party ticket are Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, Soji Omirin, and Dotun Babayemi.

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, had said all its aspirants in the forthcoming gubernatorial election are eminently qualified to govern the state and all internal crisis in the past has been settled.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 20, 2022

    Bride Decides To Go All Natural On Her Wedding Day Without Make Up And Accessories

    A young Nigerian lady, identified as Sobowale Iyanuoluwa, has become a viral sensation after she went all natural on her wedding day.

    The architecture graduate who recently tied the knot with her husband in a grand wedding ceremony that was held in Ogun state did not get any makeover and neither did she use bridal accessories such as earrings or jewelries, yet she looked extremely dashing.

    The new bride took to her Instagram page to share photos from her wedding ceremony, and she looked very beautiful in her outfits.

    However, when a curious follower asked if she opted for no makeup and jewelry because of her church, Iyanuoluwa confirmed that she’s a member of the Deeper Life Church.

    Photos and videos from her wedding which found it’s way to the internet have generated mixed reactions from social media users.

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  • January 20, 2022

    I’m not moved by curses from someone like you- ‘Spiritual Bathing’ Pastor replies Gloria Kani

    Fake pastor Skit maker Pastor Blinks has reacted to Gloria Kani’s threats over his videos.

    Blinks have gained notoriety for making skits portraying fake pastors and their actions.

    The latest one which incurs the wrath of Evangelist Gloria Kani was the one that shows Pastor Blinks bathing his supposed church member on December 31st Night cross-over service.

    Gloria Kani viewed that video with contempt and threatened to curse Pastor Blinks for setting up Christianity for public ridicule.

    Days after the threat, the skit maker has replied the actress turned Evangelist.

    In a Facebook live video, he said he’s not afraid of curses because since 2017 he keeps rising despite curses directed at him.

     

    He also made mentioned the fact that the motive behind the fake pastor skit is to open the eyes of Christians to the evil deeds some pastors do.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • January 20, 2022

    I Killed Him Because He Wanted To Have Homosexual Act With Me – Murder Suspect Confesses

    A murder suspect, Abdusalam Ibrahim said that he personally macheted Dr Obisike Donald Ibe at his Games Village home in Abuja because the 37-year-old medical doctor is a ‘homosexual’ and he tried to force him into a ‘homosexual act’ with him.

    Abdusalam Ibrahim, Fidelis Ezekiel, and Philemon Hussaini were the three suspects that jointly participated in the murder of the duo of Dr Obisike.

    WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Dr Obidike and his friend Mr Ezekiel Edoja both living at D22, 24 streets, Games Village were together at the house last December 2021 when the incident occurred.

    The trio along with 16 others was paraded on Tuesday by FCT Police Commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji for various criminal infractions in the FCT.

    CP Babaji said, “The FCT Police Command since the receipt of the information of the Games Village murders deposited the corpse at the morgue and embarked on an aggressive manhunt in the midst of pain-staking investigations.

    “The perpetrators of the dastardly act also carted away with a vehicle and an envelope containing about $1,000, the mobile phone of the deceased doctor, and the ATM card which was used to withdraw money to the tune of two million naira from the deceased account on 13 December 2021.

    “Following the above, 3 suspects namely Abdusalam Ibrahim aged 26, Fidelis Ezekiel aged 27, and Philemon Hussaini aged 22, have been arrested in connection to the case.

    “The suspects upon interrogation confessed to have plotted and committed the offense. The suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

    But speaking with reporters, Ibrahim who hails from Kaduna state said, “I used Cutlass to kill him. The doctor is a homosexual. He wanted to force me to have sex, I refused. He held on to my clothes and was trying to remove my clothes. When I refused, he started abusing me.

    “I later called my friends to the house to come to help me pack my load. The doctor bought a lot of drinks and I became very high. I and my friends then tied the doctor and his friend. When my friends went out of the room, I came back with a Cutlass and macheted doctor because of what he wanted to do to me which I didn’t like.

    Asked to throw more light on how the doctor tried to force him into the homosexual act, Abdusalam who is a Cleaner said, “He came to my room and asked me to massage him. I told him I can’t do massage. He said he will pay me, that I should name any amount and I refused.

    Other suspects were arrested for kidnapping offenses, vehicle snatching, homicide, cultism, armed robbery, robbery of petrol filling station, and illegal possession of firearms among others.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    source: withinnigeria.com

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