A lucky Kenyan man, Samuel Abisai has won more than $2million (£1.5m) for correctly predicting 17 football matches in a competition run by betting company SportPesa. The payout is set to be one of the biggest in Africa. A statement from SportPesa says its CEO Ronald Karauri called the winner who was already celebrating.
North Korea has lashed out at the US after it conducted joint bomber drills with the South Korean air force, accusing it of reckless provocation. Pyongyang described the exercise, which involved two B1-B bombers, as as a "nuclear bomb-dropping drill" that made nuclear war more likely. North Korean state media described US President Donald Trump as a "warmonger".
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday left Ghana for Togo as part of a series of visits to Ghana’s three neighouring countries this week. A statement issued by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the presidency, said the visit was to afford the President the opportunity to formally introduce himself as the new Ghanaian leader to the governments and people of the neighbouring countries.
Italy's troubled flagship airline Alitalia will formally request to enter bankruptcy proceedings, after workers rejected a restructuring plan. The company said its flight schedule would continue to operate as planned, while administrators examine whether the firm can be turned around.
The Yapei steel bridge that links northern and southern Ghana would be closed to traffic from Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to June 1, 2017 for maintenance works to be carried out. Traffic on the bridge would be closed from 6pm to 6am each day and opened to traffic from 6am to 6pm.
Sulley Ali Muntari has been suspended by the Italian Serie A's Disciplinary Commission for walking off the pitch during a match between Cagliari and Pescara on Sunday. Not only has Muntari's yellow card not been rescinded, a one-match ban has been handed to the Ghanaian while Cagliari have avoided any punishment for the racist chants.
The Mankranso Magistrate Court has remanded two students and an auto mechanic into police custody for a week for allegedly stealing 12 laptops belonging to the Mankranso Senior High School (SHS). The suspects, Yusif Zakaria, 20 and Kingsley Boamah, 19 are final year students of the Mankranso SHS whilst Kwaku Gariba, 34, is an auto mechanic.
The government has given a lifeline to 26,589 public sector workers who failed to register biometrically with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). Although they will not receive their April 2017 salaries, the government has assured the affected workers that those who biometrically upgrade their personal data with SSNIT by May 3, 2017, will receive their April 2017 salaries on May 15, 2017.
Three more financial institutions have donated GH¢ 8,500 to the Graphic Needy Trust Fund. Their donatiion is to support the payment of the medical bills and post-operative care for Latifa Karim, a three-year-old cancer of the eye patient.
Investment firm, Databank, is hopeful that the removal of some tax measures will boost the country’s investment prospects. The government’s 2017 budget, which seeks to restore fiscal discipline, introduced a raft of tax incentives to stimulate production activities.
Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has asked for support from corporate institutions to partner the Data Protection Commission (DPC) to implement the Data Protection Act as information grows with its attendant opportunities and risks.
Two communities- Sayeegu and Sambiluk in the Northern Region- engaged in a long-standing long dispute have been deserted because the resident fear of reprisal attacks. The two communities have become ghost towns following renewed clashes over a parcel of land which led to the death of seven persons, including the chief of Sayeegu last Sunday morning.
Banks are gradually returning to profitability after three years of economic malaise combined with sector-specific weaknesses to erode the industry’s profits through high cost of production and non-performing loans (NPLs). After posting consistent declines throughout last year, data from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) showed that the banking sector’s income before tax (IBT), net profit after tax (NPAT) and Net Interest Income (NII) – the three indices
The United Nations' top human rights official hailed Pescara's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari as an 'inspiration' on Monday for leaving the pitch in protest after the player said he was booked for complaining about racist chanting. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said FIFA needed to pay greater attention to the persistent problem of racism at games - and that his office had been in touch with soccer's governing body.
Yields on Government of Ghana treasury securities witnessed another moderation in anticipation of increasing private sector investment in the coming days. At the close of business on April 28, the rates on the 91-Day T/Bill and the 182-Day T/Bill softened by 60 basis points (bps) and nine bps to 14.84 per cent and 16.38 per cent respectively.
It appears comic actor, Lilwin is taking his career as a musician very seriously following the release of two music videos. The videos directed by Steve Gyamfi follow on the heels of the hugely popular "Mama boss Papa" track which is currently dominating the airwaves.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) has appealed to the private sector to expand its support for the scheme by accepting more personnel. The scheme is also appealing for more private-sector institutions to avail themselves as user-organisations to help boost the scheme.
Celebrated music producer and life coach, Nana Poku, known in showbiz as Da’ Hammer, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is such an astute orator that he could easily turn into a world-class rapper when given the chance. As a keen listener of the President, Da’Hammer, who nurtured and produced musicians such as Obrafour, Tiny, Kwawkese and Edem, said Nana Akufo-Addo had an exceptional way of constructing his sentences that make them
A former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Offinso South, Mr Baffour Kese-Amankwa, has feted about 200 orphans and the aged in Abofour in the Offinso Municipality. Mr Kese-Amankwa said he was always touched with the plight of the vulnerable who sometimes found it difficult to eat a square meal a day, even during festive occasions such as Easter.