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Nigeria: EFCC finds N2.5b in former Aviation Minister housemaid’s account

AGENTS OF the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have discovered the sum of N2.5 billion in a bank account opened in the name of a housemaid to former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who is now a senator representing Anambra State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Two senior EFCC sources told our correspondent that the bank account and its huge deposits had been opened and operated withou ...

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Mario Balotelli Defends Ghana Snub

ITALY STRIKER Mario Balotelli has no regrets over his decision to commit his international future to the four-time world champions ahead of Ghana. Born to Ghanaian immigrants in Palermo, the frontman had courted interest from both countries, but opted to stay with Italy, having represented them at various youth levels. The 25-year-old has, however, been frozen out of the Azzurri set-up since the 2014 Fifa W ...

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Dumsor Creeping Back; 240MW Of Power Shed Daily

A MAJOR challenge for power producers to get crude oil to power thermal plants in the country has resulted in a shortfall in electricity, signaling the dreaded load shedding days. Crude oil from a key supplier, Nigeria is yet to reach Ghana, Joy News sources say. The sources say light crude oil procured from Nigeria was expected to hit the shores of Ghana on Sunday, however, that has not happened yet due to ...

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EC Not Credible; Bring Independent Auditor – Addison Suggests

LEAD COUNSEL for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 election petition case wants the Supreme Court to appoint an independent investigator to verify the list presented by the Electoral Commission (EC). Philip Addison is basing his proposal to the Supreme Court on what he says is EC’s continuous demonstration of lack of credibility since 2014 when the Court tasked it to delete names of NHIS card regist ...

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Greenstreet’s Position On Mahama Ford Gift Fantastic – Ackumey

A MEMBER of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legal team, Chris Ackumey, has defended the Flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet’s position on President Mahama’s Ford expedition gift saga. Ivor Greenstreet, at the Inistitute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Evening Encounter series said he will not be forced to join persons accusing President John Mahama of being corrupt following ...

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Dede Named 2016 SWAG Sports Personality

BLACK STARS deputy captain Andre Ayew won both the Sports Personality of the year and the footballer of the year awards at the 41st MTN SWAG awards on Saturday night. The 26-year-old scooped both awards following his outstanding display for both Club and country. Ayew was arguably Ghana’s best footballer in the year 2015 after helping the Black Stars to a second place finish at the Cup of Nations in Equator ...

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Curtail Woyome’s Freedom: A-G Demands

THE PARTIES in the criminal case against businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome have filed written submissions at the Court of Appeal for and against his acquittal. While the state is calling on the court to quash a High Court judgement which freed Woyome from any wrongdoing in the GH¢51.2m, counsel for Woyome is praying the court to dismiss the state’s appeal. A 72-page submission filed by the prosecution is as ...

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Mahama Chased In The U.S.

PRESIDENT JOHN Dramani Mahama was over the weekend chased with an assortment of placards of protests by Ghanaians resident in the United States, a source at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC told the Daily Guide. This was when he went to Worcester to address Ghanaian residents on the sidelines of his UN General Assembly meeting on Saturday, September 27. Long before his arrival at the event venue, a group ...

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Kpone Youth Against NDC Office Project

A CROSS section of the youth in Kpone have protested against the decision of the Kpone-Katamanso Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to build a party office on a parcel of land earmarked for a market. The youth on Thursday morning congregated on the said land to prevent workers from excavating trenches for the commencement of the party’s office project. According to them, women in ...

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Africa Deserves More Slots At The World Cup – Baffoe

EX-GHANA DEFENDER ANTHONY Baffoe believes Africa deserves more places at the FIFA World Cup despite the recent poor performance of teams from the continent. Baffoe’s comment adds to the rolling debate as to whether FIFA should increase the five representative slots allotted to CAF for the FIFA World Cup. Critics even believe the five slots given Africa ought to be whittled down due to Africa’s poor showing ...

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