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Richard Ahiagbah gets voter ID card

Richard Ahiagbah, the Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was approved by the District Registration Review Committee in Ketu South and is now in possession of a voter ID card. Recently, rumors that Ahiagbah tried to register twice for the ongoing restricted voter registration drive went viral …

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EC Review Committee disqualifies 23 applicants in Asuogyaman

The District Registration Review Committee of the Electoral Commission has declared dozens of purported non-residents ineligible for registration after they were bused from the Volta Region to the Asuogyaman constituency in Eastern Region. These people were unable to identify significant landmarks or offer pertinent details about the areas they claimed …

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Electoral Commission extends limited voter registration exercise

The deadline for the current limited voter registration exercise has been extended, according to the Ghanaian Electoral Commission (EC). The commission announced on social media that the registration period has been extended by two days, with a new expiration date of Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The initial plan was for …

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Hopeson Adorye granted GH¢20,000 bail

Bail has been granted to Hopeson Adorye, a vociferous member of the Movement for Change who was detained after he admitted to setting off dynamite in the Volta Region before the 2016 elections in order to support the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The Dansoman District Court granted Mr. Adorye bail …

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Joe Ghartey appointed Board Chair of Ghana Revenue Authority

President Akufo-Addo has named Joe Ghartey, a former minister of railways, to lead the reorganized board of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Elsie Addo Awadzi, the second deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana, Julie Essiam, the commissioner general of the GRA, and tax and fiscal policy enthusiast Dr. Alex …

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Stephen Ntim sworn in as board chair of NPA

Stephen Ayesu Ntim, national chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, has been named board chairman of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). Joe Addo-Yobo, who held the position since 2017, has been replaced. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, administered Ntim’s oath of office as board chair on Tuesday, …

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Police file injunction against dumsor protest

The Ghana Police Service’s Greater Accra Regional Command filed an application with the Accra High Court for an injunction to stop the organizers of the “#DumsorMustStop” the demonstration from holding their event. The Accra Region Police Command encouraged the demonstration organizers to think about moving the intended protest location, and …

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Nigerian jailed 10 years for drug trafficking

An Accra High court convicted 32-year-old Nigerian national Pascal Okafor Ezugwu guilty of trying to smuggle 90 thumb-sized cocaine pellets weighing 1.54 kg. Ezugwu was given a 10-year jail sentence. “On Friday, May 3, 2024, Mr. Okafor Ezugwu was found guilty and sentenced to a minimum of ten years in …

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