Italian Mafia ‘godfather’ Settimo Mineo held in Sicily raid

Italian police have arrested the man said to be the new head of the Sicilian Mafia, along with 45 associates. The dawn raid in Palermo netted 80-year-old jeweller Settimo Mineo. He was reportedly elected Cosa Nostra godfather at a Mafia meeting in May. Italian media describe him as the successor to Toto Riina, who died […]

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France fuel protests: PM Philippe ‘to halt fuel tax rise

France fuel protests: Who are the people in the yellow vests? The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, local media report. The protests have hit major French cities causing considerable damage for the past three weekends. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe sought compromise with the protesters, […]

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Brexit: Theresa May to open five days of crunch debate

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to sell her Brexit deal as she opens five days of debate in the Commons. The debate is due to last eight hours each day and to begin mid-afternoon. MPs will vote next Tuesday evening. The deal negotiated by the UK and the EU has to be backed by […]

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ISSER warns against excessive borrowing

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) said the country has resorted to external borrowing because it has consistently under-achieved its revenue targets. ISSER stated that government had borrowed about GHS50billion over the past years, including bailout loans, adding that, if the situation is not checked, it would lead to high-interest payments which […]

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NDC presidential filing fee; is the EC culpable? – GLU asks

Ghana Leadership Union (GLU) is extremely concerned about the trend of money influences in Ghana politics and the diminished aspirations of any good young person in Ghana to survive the trend! In a recent news item published by myjoyonline.com on 29th November 2018, that is also making rounds in major news bulletins, the topic is […]

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Rawlings weeps for NDC says party is being sold to highest bidder

Founder of the opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President Jerry John Rawlings, is not a bit happy about the astronomical filing fee for the presidential primaries of the party. He has consequently called on the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to, as a matter of urgency, take a critical look at the decision. […]

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I have prayed for Shatta Wale; he won’t die in December – Dr. Lawrence Tetteh

Worldwide Evangelist, Dr Lawrence Tetteh has stated that controversial dancehall artiste Shatta Wale won’t die as declared by a prophet. He said this as a result of a prophecy by a prophet that stated , “God said I should tell Shatta Wale that if he is not very careful and cautious, he will be involved […]

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Shatta Wale will die on 24th December – Prophet claims

Funny how these Prophets can see doom but never blessings. Well, one has a doom prophecy for dancehall musician Shatta Wale. A video on Instagram shows a pastor prophesying unto his congregation. Among his prophecies was one meant for Shatta Wale. He said, “God said I should tell Shatta Wale that if he is not […]

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RTI Bill won’t pass in 2018; Executive not ‘hungry’ enough – Sam George

Despite renewed pressure to see the Right to Information (RTI) Bill passed, the Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George, is under no illusion that his fellow MPs will rally to ensure its passage. “I’ll tell you with all seriousness; the RTI Bill will not pass this year. Take it from me as someone who sits in […]

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I’ll raise GHC400K filing fee – Alabi

Professor Joshua Alabi has said he may be able to raise the GHC400,000 filing fee to enable him contest in the upcoming presidential primaries of the of the National Democratic Congress. “The grassroot have been calling me, hopefully I will be able to get the money, I will be able to make something substantial. It’s […]

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