Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tag "Ghana"

    Border closure: We are not targeting any country, says Onyeama

Border closure: We are not targeting any country, says Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, says Nigeria's border closure is not targetted at any country.Onyeama spoke while briefing journalists after a meeting with Shirley Botchwey, his Ghanaian counterpart in Abuja.The Ghanaian government had asked the federal government to allow goods from its county into Nigeria.Botchwey had said Ghanaian traders have incurred huge losses because their goods have been detained for [...]

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    Allow our goods to enter Nigeria, Ghana tells FG

Allow our goods to enter Nigeria, Ghana tells FG

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s foreign and regional integration minister, has asked the federal government to allow goods from her country into Nigeria.The Nigerian government has closed its borders since August for the purpose of checking smuggling.Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with Olufemi Abikoye, Nigeria’s high commissioner to Ghana, Botchwey said goods from Nigeria are entering Ghana.She said the Ghanaian [...]

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    Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, has vowed to sue the BBC over its sex-for-mark video documentary.Gyampo was implicated in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday.The professor described the documentary as an entrapment, insisting that he was never involved in the act.He said the documentary could not establish [...]

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    Three persons arrested for ‘coup plotting’ in Ghana

Three persons arrested for ‘coup plotting’ in Ghana

The Ghanaian government says its security agencies have arrested three persons over alleged plot to take over the "reins of government" in the country.In a statement on Monday, Kojo Nkrumah, minister of information, said the operatives arrested Frederick Yao Mac-Palm and his two accomplices, Ezor Kafui, a local weapon manufacturer, and Bright Ofosu after fifteen months of surveillance on them.The [...]

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    Ghanaian lady: I’ve slept with 700 men — including 27 celebrities

Ghanaian lady: I’ve slept with 700 men — including 27 celebrities

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    Osinbajo: Young people embracing agriculture because of technology

Osinbajo: Young people embracing agriculture because of technology

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says young people are embracing agriculture because of technology. Osinbajo spoke during the presidential panel discussion session of the African Green Revolution Forum which held in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday.The theme of the forum was “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.''.President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Edouard Ngirente, prime minister of Rwanda, and [...]

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    BudgIT beams its searchlight on Ghana

BudgIT beams its searchlight on Ghana

BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, has launched operations in Ghana.Gabriel Okeowo, BudgIT principal lead, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.BudgIT uses an array of tech tools to simplify the budget and matters of public spending for citizens, with the primary aim of raising the standard of transparency and accountability in government.“This exactly is our ultimate goal in Ghana, [...]

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    VIDEO: Toyota seals deal to site vehicle assembly plant in Ghana

VIDEO: Toyota seals deal to site vehicle assembly plant in Ghana

Ichiro Kashitani, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, has announced that the company will start assembling its vehicles in Ghana from August 2020.Speaking on Thursday during the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian government for the establishment of a Toyota and Suzuki assembly plant in the country, Kashitani said the project will last for [...]

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    Ghana police wade into controversy on Lulu-Briggs’ death

Ghana police wade into controversy on Lulu-Briggs’ death

Seven months after the death of Benson Lulu-Briggs, founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration and production company, his family is yet to reach a consensus on how to proceed with his remains.Benson died on December 27, 2018, in Accra, Ghana. His demise has since created controversy among his family. His wife, Seinye Lulu- Briggs, who travelled [...]

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    Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria was not listed among the seven countries recently granted visa free entry by South Africa. This addition follows the country’s new e-visa system which will be launched in November. In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s minister of home affairs, said the development will boost tourism and contribute to the economy of the country. “We do this by making life [...]

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    Stop attacking our citizens, FG warns Ghana, Togo

Stop attacking our citizens, FG warns Ghana, Togo

The federal government has issued a warning to Ghana and Togo to stop attacking Nigerians in the countries.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made this known while addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.She said the warning became necessary following the recent attacks on Nigerians residing there.Dabiri-Erewa called on [...]

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    No harm should befall sacked Nigerian prof, UNILAG lecturers warn Ghanaian varsity

No harm should befall sacked Nigerian prof, UNILAG lecturers warn Ghanaian varsity

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the dismissal of Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, by the University of Education (UEW), Ghana.Nwagbara was sacked by UEW over “unethical and damning” comments he made about the country and its education system.The professor, in a viral video, had accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.The professor [...]

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    Ghanaian varsity fires Nigerian prof

Ghanaian varsity fires Nigerian prof

The University of Education (UEW), Ghana, has sacked Augustine Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor, over "unethical and damning" comments he made about the country and its education system.Nwagbara, in a viral video, had accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.The professor had urged a group of people to employ the media from Nigeria to reshape the reportage of Nigerians based in Ghana.Shortly [...]

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    Ghana arrests Nigerian prof, accuses him of incitement

Ghana arrests Nigerian prof, accuses him of incitement

Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian professor based in Ghana, has accused the Ghanaian government of maltreating Nigerians.In a viral video, Nwagbara urged a group of people to employ the media from Nigeria to reshape the reportage of Nigerians based in Ghana.He said Nigerians are highly talented but lack strategies to take advantage of their position, adding that the current government in [...]

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    Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks — after protest against negative press

Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks — after protest against negative press

Ghanaian authorities have invited Olufemi Abikoye, Nigeria's high commissioner to the country, over a protest on the "demonising" reports about Nigerians based in Ghana.The high commissioner had expressed concerns over the manner in which the Ghanaian press “priortised” negative reports about Nigerians.“The Ghanaian press, both print and electronic as well as social media seems to have enjoyed a field day [...]

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    Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

At least 20 shops belonging to Nigerians were forcibly locked at Suame Magazine in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana, on Monday.According to GhanaWeb, the traders said they were being targetted over the alleged involvement of Nigerian nationals in kidnappings in Ghana.Four Nigerians had been arrested over the alleged kidnap of two Canadians.The arrested suspects were reported to have abducted Bailey Jordan [...]

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