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13
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In Tantra hill : Eight people die in car accident

Eight people have lost their lives in an accident involving a 207 bus in the early hours of Tuesday 13 February 2018.

According to an eye witness , the bus heading to Accra from Nsawam got its back tyre burst at Tantra Hill which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The bus then somersault in the process leading to the death of at least eight people with several injured, according to eyewitnesses.
There is a heavy traffic on the busy carriageway as the police and fire service engage in rescue efforts.

Tue
13
Feb
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Super OD is dead

Veteran Ghanaian actor Asonaba Kwaku Darko, popularly known as Super OD is dead, Zionfelix.net can confirm.

Son of the actor, Simon on Tuesday morning confirmed the demise of his father on Hitz FM to Andy Dosty in an interview. According to Simon, Super O.D died at the hospital on Tuesday, 13th February 2018.

“He was sick though. When we took him to clinic, they said the sugar level shot up. Due to medications, it dropped. It was normal for him to live even though he had been suffering from diabetes. He couldn’t talk well, he eat nicely so we took him to the hospital. Later, they said we should buy some medicine. We did; he was responding to treatment.

Fri
09
Feb
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20 Year-Old Ghanaian Rising Artiste, Ebony Reigns Dies In Fatal Car Accident

It has been reported that 20 year-old rising Ghanaian artiste, Ebony Reigns, real name Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in a fatal car accident that happened late Thursday night on the Sunyani-Kumasi road, Ghana.

The young singer was reported to be on her way to Accra in a jeep with her three escorts when it collided head on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi.

Ebony is known as the ‘bad girl’ of Ghanaian music industry because of her provocative style of dressing and her performances. She is also known as the dance hall queen for her hit singles Poison and Kupe.

Ebony is supposed to celebrate her 21st birthday, next week the 16th of February.

Fri
09
Feb
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Government signs $600m deal with Dubai firm for medical university, hospital

Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai-based Thumbay Group for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital and a medical university in Ghana.

The deal came three months after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia toured the facilities of the company and campus of the Gulf Medical University at Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.

The university expected to be built in Ghana would be known as Gulf Medical University (GMU).

The Thumbay Group will liaise with the Education and Health Ministries to facilitate the establishment of the Ghana campus of the Gulf Medical University and the Thumbay Teaching Hospital in the Greater Accra Region.

The two projects are expected to take between five to eight years to be completed at an estimated cost of $600 million.

Mon
05
Feb
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Bono-Ahafo Police arrest 27 applicants over forged documents

Twenty-seven applicants for recuitment into the Police service have been arrested by the Bono-Ahafo Regional Command of the Service for presenting forged information and fake documents.

The Regional Police PRO, Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong told Journalists that the culprits were seven males and 20 females.

He said they are currently on Police enquiry bail and were from Techiman, Nkoranza, Sampa, Dormaa-Ahenkro and Nsoatre, adding that the highest number of suspects were from Techiman.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the suspects have had been asked to report frequently to the regional Police headquarters to assist in investigations.

He said before the commencement of the exercise, the Police warned people with fake documents through the radio stations not to apply but some ignored the warnings and were therefore going to face the full rigours of the law.

Fri
02
Feb
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Police officer detained over death of girlfriend in Konongo

A police officer with the Konongo Divisional Taskforce has been detained over the death of her girlfriend.

Sergeant Bright Opoku was picked up following the death of Vida Frema, a 30-year-old tutor of the Kumasi Girls' Senior High School.

The officer has since been transferred to the Kumasi after the Regional Police Criminal and Investigations Department (CID) takes over the case.

The deceased was found hanging on a rope in the suspect's residence at Low Cost, a suburb of Konongo.

Unconfirmed reports suggests that the suspect returned from work to find his girlfriend dead on Monday.

Relatives of the deceased, however, suspect foul play and are calling for justice.

A blood-stained knife is said to have been found in the corner of the room where the deceased is alleged to have committed suicide.

Police have declined comment.

Thu
01
Feb
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Dome market gutted by fire

The Dome Market in Accra has been gutted by fire.

Several properties have so far been razed as the fire spreads through the market.

Traders and passersby were seen helplessly capturing the devastation on their mobile phones with virtually no power to douse the inferno.

Fire Service personnel from the Ga East District of the Greater Accra Region have currently been dispatched to help put out the inferno which started on Wednesday night.

The Ghana National Fire Service has begun investigations into the cause of last night’s fire incident at the Dome Market here in Accra.

The fire which started around 7: 40 gutted 15 metal container shops and destroyed properties worth thousands of cedis. There were no casualties recorded.

It took two fire tenders to bring the situation under control.

Wed
17
Jan
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GBC boss fired

The Director General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Dr Akuffo Annoff-Ntow, has been asked to proceed on leave with immediate effect.

Various media sources quoted the GBC Board Chairman, Rev Prof. Emmanuel Addo-Obeng, as saying Dr. Anoff-Ntow is being asked to proceed on leave because of his poor handling of the television licence fee issue.

Prof. Addo-Obeng said the decision was taken on Monday and said the regulator – National Media Commission (NMC) – had been officially notified about the decision.

He said “the duration for the leave will depend on consultation with the NMC.”

The Board Chairman said on Radio Ghana operated by GBC, “We are going to immediately engage NMC to discuss a whole lot of issues affecting GBC and the future of the state broadcaster,”

Rev Prof. Addo-Obeng further explained that one board member and two directors of GBC are supposed to steer the affairs of the corporation until the issues are ironed out.

Wed
17
Jan
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Seven arrested and detained over killing of two police officers

Seven suspects believed to have shot and killed two police officers at Drobonso near Kumawu in the Afram Plains have been arrested and detained by the police.

Another officer suffered serious gunshot wounds during the attack and is on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Commissioner of Police (COP) Ken Yeboah, the Ashanti Regional Commander, announced the arrest in a press statement, he signed in Kumasi.

The deceased – Inspector Adolph Mutse and Constable Prosper Asinyo, were returning from night patrol duty when they were shot dead at a road block mounted by the suspects.

COP Yeboah indicated that the seven were picked at different locations – Kwamang, Jema, Yeji, Techiman and Prang and three guns together with 17 live cartridges seized from them.

Fri
05
Jan
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First Aid Kit charge: Drivers can file for refund – Transport Ministry

The Ministry of Transport has indicated that, vehicle owners who have already been charged for the unapproved First Aid Kits by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), can file for a refund.

This follows a directive by the board of DVLA that halted the implementation, after the Transport Ministry said the DVLA acted arbitrarily in implementing the policy.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, a Deputy Transport Minister, Titus Glover, said potential claims should be “looked at case by case,” whilst reiterating his earlier assertion that the situation was totally unacceptable.
“They should make an application. So long as the board has instructed that they should stop it entirely. It should be looked at on a case by case [basis], and if you make the application, why not,” the deputy Minister stated.

The DVLA halted the charges on the instructions of the Ministry of Transport.

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