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Today’s front pages: Monday, December 21, 2020

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Stories making headlines on the front pages in the major newspapers.

Daily Graphic:

  1. A covid-19 vaccine in the offing: Safety, efficacy key concern, President assures the nation
  2. Rejected ballots balloon – Almost doubled 2016 figures
  3. Road Traffic amendment bill passed; Protects unborn children

Ghanaian Times:

  1. Govt will procure vaccine for all – Pres
  2. Fire ravages Kaneshie Market; 9 shops burnt
  3. 2020 election data is safe – EC assures public
  4. Market fires: Police nab suspected arsonist; launch manhunt for others

B&FT:

  1. More regional airports, rather than national carrier at this time – Capt. Amoah
  2. CPC to leverage AfCFTA to turn ill-fortunes around
  3. The resilient banking sector will weather the COVID-19 storm – Dr. Addison
  4. The pharmaceutical sector pushes for more attention
  5. Election 2020: Lessons for emerging democracies
  6. Creative Arts sector gets major boost with the passage of a bill

The Chronicle:

  1. NDC hits the streets again but EC punches holes in their tales

Kantamanto arsonist smoked out in Ho

  • Awukugwa acid suspect in the cooler
  • Family, widow fight over Asonaba Dapaah’s funeral rites

The New Crusading Guide:

  • Market fires: Suspected arsonists busted
  • Allow MPs to spearhead development in their constituencies – John Kumah advocates for amendment of laws
  • Koforidua residents root Ike Apaw Gyasi
  • NDC supporters clash with police over Mahama defeat

The New Publisher:

  1. Hot race for Speaker!
  2. We’re not destroying 2020 polls data – EC
  3. The case for Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo Markin
  4. Why Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu is a wrong choice for Majority Leader

The Finder:

  1. Suspected arsonist arrested in connection with Kantamanto fire; Security at markets beefed up ahead of Christmas
  2. Public institutions not using GIFMIS fully cautioned
  3. Govt to deploy safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines – Nana Addo
  4. Increase funds allocated to MPs for development – John Kumah
  5. Election data is safe and will be preserved – EC
  6. ECG must crack down on illegal connections at marketplaces – Fire Service

Republic Press:

  1. NDC thugs run riot in Kumasi over Mahama’s defeat
  2. Fire guts Kaneshie market
  3. Tefle chiefs claim Rawlings’ body
  4. Mahama is damaging international reputation – IDEG
  5. Chief commends Amewu over victory
  6. Dr. Yakubu Imoro: The case for Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo-Markin

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A customer left a $5,600 tip to staff for Xmas

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A restaurant customer left the employees of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen a $5,600 tip.

Employees at a restaurant in Ohio received a Christmas gift they didn’t see coming when a customer left a $5,600 tip for the entire staff to split.

In a post sighted by Newsfile360.com, The guest, who asked the restaurant to allow him to remain anonymous, was dining at Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo on December 12 when he left the massive tip for all 28 employees — including those who were off that day. After dividing it, each staff member took home $200.

“There was a lot of tears, I’m tearing up now talking about it,” Moussa Salloukh, Souk’s owner and chef, told CNN

“Your restaurant staff becomes your family and everyone cares about each other. I’ve been staying out of the kitchen to give employees hours to get through and put gifts under the tree for their kids, so this was so huge for us.”

Multiple employees who weren’t able to afford a Christmas tree or presents for their family because of the pandemic told Salloukh the tip was the only thing that “made that possible.”

“A lot of them felt like someone was looking and watching down on them. It gave us a lot of hope, it was just a beautiful thing to do for 28 strangers you don’t even know,” Salloukh said.

Salloukh opened his restaurant in October 2019, and like many other business owners, was struggling to keep it alive due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In September, the National Restaurant Association said 100,000 restaurants had closed so far in 2020. About 60% of the businesses that closed during the pandemic will never reopen, and restaurants have suffered the most, according to data from Yelp.

But now, as the restaurant gets back on its feet, Salloukh says the kind gesture is a “reminder” that despite the obstacles and the struggles, everything will be OK.

He added the restaurant was a tribute to his mother and everything was going great until March, when they were forced to shut down.

“Financially there was a huge impact, but we did just about everything to survive. Then all of a sudden this gentlemen comes in and gives us a $5,600 tip for all our employees. ‘Thank you’ isn’t enough.”

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Nurse narrates a flash of love with patient

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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope

A nurse narrated how she caught the eye of a patient admitted to her hospital ward.

Read her interesting story below;

That night when he was rushed to the hospital, I was the nurse on duty. His left leg was in a makeshift splint and was carried carefully to the hospital.

I asked what the issue with him was and one of the guys that came with him said, “He fell from a building and broke a leg.” I looked at his face—one tall and a heavily built guy with a chest wide enough to engulf a woman when hugged. I helped placed him in a structure and was carried to the ward. When the doctor on duty came around he did some physical checks and told me, “We need to take his trousers off but the way things are unless you cut it off his skin.” I went for scissors and started cutting through his trousers. Immediately the trousers split open, his ‘joystick’ fell on his thighs making a tad sound.  

The doctor on duty turned to look at my face. When our eyes met, we both gave a subtle smile. We are health workers and each day, we come across a lot of male ‘joysticks’. What we saw when we cut open his trousers was something we hardly see at the wards. It got my attention and it also got the attention of the doctor on duty. I said in my head, “God it’s not fair. It’s not fair to give all that ‘goods’ to just one person.”

That night we worked on him, putting his leg in a splint and then hang it in a way it could not be moved easily. 

After a month or so at the hospital, he became the longest admitted patient at the ward so we called him ward prefect. He knew every nurse and had a good relationship with all of us. When he could finally walk with the aid of crutches, he would leave his bed and joined us in the TV room so we all watch TV. He was such a funny man when he was in his element but the days he decides to go quiet, you may think he was the Pope himself.

No matter what he did, he could never erase the memory of his joystick from my mind. I looked at him and smiled sometimes. He would look at me and say, “Why are you smiling?” I would respond, “Oh nothing,” but in my head, I was saying something like, “Look at his face, as if he’s not the man who’s carrying the world’s largest joystick.”

I started growing fond of him at some point. When I was on a night shift and I had very little to do, I would go sit by his bed and chat with him all night. Sometimes we laughed until other patients woke up and wondered why a nurse and a patient would be making such noise in the night. We lied to them that we were siblings and almost all of them believed us.

One night, while sitting next to his bed talking, he held my hand and we both went quiet for several minutes. My heart was beating fast and I could feel his pulse racing as he held my hand. Other patients were sleeping. I thought it wasn’t right for me to feel the way I was feeling toward someone I was taking care of. I pulled my hand off his hand gently and walked away. 

One day, I saw him practicing how to walk without crutches. He was walking slowly and steadily. I went to him and said, “You are making huge strides, keep going.” As if what I said pulled some strings in him, he began walking faster, trying to impress me. I kept giving him pep talks and urging him to keep walking. 

That day he said to me, “The doctor said I would be discharged this week so I’m doing all I can to make him discharge me.”

Two days later, I was on a night shift. I went to his ward and all the patients had been discharged. I said, “Oh, you’re the only person remaining here now? Don’t worry, you’ll also leave soon.” He smiled and said, “I’m getting discharged tomorrow. It’s my turn to go tomorrow.” I screamed, “Really?” He nodded his head. I looked around his bed and he had everything packed up. That was when I realized it was true.

Two and half months later, he was leaving. I was happy for him but for the first time, I thought I was going to miss him when he was gone. I didn’t say much. I left his ward.

Around 3 AM, Nana Ama was fast asleep and snoring feebly. I looked around, everyone had pulled clothes over their faces and taking a deep nap. I sneaked into the ward and tapped him, “Hey wake up.” Immediately he realized it was me, he got up and hugged me.

A few seconds later, the hug turned to kisses and by the time we realized, I was reaching for his joystick. The story ended just the way the two of us wanted it to end.

I sneaked out of the ward quietly, went and sat behind my desk, and slept as nothing had happened. I didn’t want to see him again so the next morning I did all I could to avoid his ward.

The next evening when I returned to the hospital, there were new patients in his ward. He had been discharged and long gone.

That night he called me. I didn’t give him my number but I didn’t bother to ask who did. He might have collected it from one of the nurses, probably Nana Ama. He said, “Ella, why don’t we date? I’d come to love you and wouldn’t think twice to settle down with you.” I told him point-blank, “No we can’t date. What happened had to happen that’s why it happened. Don’t read too much meaning to it, and for your information, I’m getting married in three weeks.” I thought he’ll be shocked to hear that.

I thought that would make him stay away from me but he said, “Maybe you’re saying this just to put me off, and even if it’s true then you don’t love your boyfriend that much. Please, don’t throw what we just had away.”

No matter what I said and how I said it, he didn’t believe me. He called every day to remind me of his proposal. He sent messages and gave my number to other people to call me and convince me. 

One morning he sent me a text, “It’s been more than a month, if what you told me was true, you should be married by now.” I didn’t say anything. I sent him my wedding photos—three of them. I saw him typing a response. I wasn’t ready to listen to anything he had to say. I blocked his line on Whatsapp and blacklisted his contact.

I haven’t heard from him since. Not that I think of him or think of what happened at the ward that late night. I’m busy working on my marriage and wouldn’t allow the sins of the past to leak into my future. 

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Police chase election violence suspects

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The Ghana Police Service is pursuing all suspects identified to be involved in violent activities, including the discharge of firearms during the December 7, 2020, presidential and parliamentary elections.

The move formed part of the resolve of the police to bring finality to all election-related violence cases.

This was made known by the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr. Isaac Ken Yeboah when he updated journalists on violent incidents recorded by the police during and after the elections.

The cases under investigation were the shooting of some jubilant supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Savelugu by unknown gunmen, shootings in the Ablekuma Central Constituency, rioting and shooting incident in the Odododiodio Constituency, and the firing of guns at the Techiman South Constituency collation centre.

COP Yeboah said the police had commenced investigations into the cases and would work hard to ensure the prosecution of all perpetrators.

Savelugu chief arrested

COP Yeboah said the chief of Duko in Savelugu, Duko Naa Mohammed Ahmed, and two others have been arrested for the shooting of a 12-year-old girl, Zakaria Samira, and three others when some supporters of the NDC were jubilating after the elections.

He stated that police investigations had revealed that the shooting emanated from the office of the parliamentary candidate of the NDC, Alhaji Idris Yakubu and that the weapon used was an AK47.

A joint military and police operation led to the retrieval of an AK 47 rifle with two magazines loaded with 40 rounds of ammunition, and G3 ammunition with a cartridge from the chief of Duko.

When the team searched the office of Mr. Yakubu in his absence, another AK 47 rifle with two magazines loaded with 60 rounds of ammunition were found.

Mr. Yeboah said Mr. Yakubu had failed to report to the police even though he had been invited while the chief of Duko had been put before the Tamale Magistrate Court.

The court granted the chief GH¢100,000 bail with two sureties.

In Odododiodio, he said five suspects alleged to have shot into a crowd of jubilant supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had been arrested and put before the Adjabeng District Court in Accra.

The suspects, charged for possessing arms and ammunition without lawful authority, were remanded in police custody and would reappear in court on December 21, 2020.

Thirty-two other suspects who were arrested for damaging an NPP-branded vehicle have also been put before the same court.

They pleaded guilty and have since been granted bail by the court to reappear on February 3, 2021.

During investigations into the shooting incident which led to the death of two persons identified as Emmanuel Dompreh, 36, and Botwe Tackie,16, the police retrieved a pump-action gun with cartridges and two pistols with ammunition.

Other items retrieved from the suspects included pepper sprays, a machete, jackknives, kitchen knives and a ballistic vest.

The CID head said efforts were ongoing to arrest one of the suspects identified only as Bruno, who had been on the run.

NDC Demonstrators

In a related development, 30 protesters who were arrested during a demonstration by some NDC supporters on the premises of the Electoral Commission last Thursday, were yesterday granted bail of GH¢10,000 with one surety each by the Accra High Court.

Ablekuma Central

Concerning the shooting incident at the Ablekuma Central Constituency, the CID Director-General said a national security operative, Collins Quarcoo, who fired his sidearm indiscriminately at the collation centre, injuring three persons including a policeman, was arrested by the police on duty at the centre.

One of the injured persons has died.

The suspect had since been put before a Circuit Court in Accra and remanded in police custody, with the next hearing fixed for December 24, 2020.
COP Yeboah said in another incident in the same constituency, police investigations established that a stray bullet, fired by a soldier who was yet to be identified, hit two persons.

He said the incident which took place at the Odorkor Police Church which served as a collation center for the Ablekuma Central Constituency happened when some people started pelting officials of the Electoral Commission and other persons at the center with objects.

He explained that the stray bullet was from warning shots meant to ward off attacks from a mob.

The two victims were taken to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital but one of them, identified as Abass Ibrahim, died on December 16, 2020.

“Investigations are underway to identify the military officer who fired the warning shot,” said Mr. Yeboah.

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2020 Boomplay Most Streamed Artistes List

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African music streaming service, Boomplay has released the list of most-streamed artists on its platform for the year 2020.

Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy is leading the Most Streamed Male Artistes list for the third time in a row.

The Top Skanka first took the spot in 2018 and followed through in 2019.

This year, he beat two of his biggest competitors Sarkodie who came in second, and Shatta Wale who came in third.

The year 2020 turned out good for singer Wendy Shay who also topped the Female Artistes category for the year closely followed by her gospel counterpart, Joyce Blessing in second place.

Gospel artiste Diana Hamilton was the third Female Most Streamed Artistes.

According to Boomplay’s report, Stonebwoy’s 4th studio album Anloga Junction was the highest-streamed of all Ghanaian albums released on the platform over the year.

This earned him the number one spot on the Top Streamed Album list. Sarkodie’s 2019 album Black Love came in next at a close second.

In addition to albums, Boomplay also revealed reports for the ‘Top Streamed Ghanaian Songs’ in which King Promise, Black Sherif, and KiDi made appearances as the top 3 artists with the most streamed songs.

The service also highlighted categories such as the ‘Top Breakout Ghanaian Artists’ and the ‘Top Streamed Ghanaian Female Artists’, where the likes of Fameye, Darkovibes, Black Sherif, and Wendy Shay, Joyce Blessing, and Diana Hamilton all topped their lists respectively.

The reports presented in the Music Facts reports are based on data from the music app, which has over 50 million and 11million Monthly Active Users and Daily Active Users respectively as of November 2020.

It is also based on data from the music of over 3.4 million artists from around the globe. Boomplay also boasts of an expansive catalog of over 44 million tracks.

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NDC wins disputed Sene West Parliamentary seat

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National Democratic Congress (NDC) has won the parliamentary seat for the Sene West constituency.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate has won the disputed Sene West Parliamentary seat in the Bono East Region with 13,116 of the valid votes cast.

The National Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 13,100 votes, according to provisional results.

After votes in the disputed ballot box were counted, the NDC candidate had 275 while the NPP gathered 148.

The election in the constituency was plagued with an injunction after the NPP candidate felt aggrieved with the counting process.

The results bring the current numbers in Parliament to 137 for the NDC and 137 for the NPP with 1 independent candidate who has opted to sit with the NPP in the chamber.

The Electoral Commission is yet to make an official declaration of the results.

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Today’s front pages: Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Stories making headlines on the front pages in the major newspapers

Daily Graphic:

Daily Graphic

Daily Guide:

  • EC gazettes Akufo-Addo
  • Kantamanto Market gutted; Bawumia visits the scene
  • Fomena NPP declares for NPP – NAM 1 case still under investigation
Daily Guide

Daily Heritage

  • NDC not against media
  • Afriyie Ankrah Supreme Court throws out Trassaco
  • PECC to regulate private education in Ghana
Daily Heritage

Business Finder:

  • Banks’ assets, profits triple; between 2016 and 2020
  • Veep tours Kantamanto fire scene, hints of new market
Business Finder

B&FT:

  • Pandemic drives economy into record-breaking recession
  • Kantamanto market traders count their losses; Over 500 shops burnt, 1000s of jobs lost
Today's front pages
B&FT

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Today’s front pages: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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Stories making headlines on the front pages in the major newspapers today.

Daily Graphic:

* Nine days to Christmas: Breakdown vehicles hunt for ‘prey’; motorists are the victims.

* Probe all electoral crimes – 16 CSOs charge police.

* Police caution against unlawful protests.

Daily Graphic

Daily Guide:

* Confusion over Rawlings funeral.

* Witness narrates how NPP Chairman died.

* NDC Ladies chase journalist.

* NDC has no evidence to go to court – Nyamah.

* Concede and stop deceiving public – NPP to Mahama.

Daily Guide

The Daily Statesman:

* Ghana won’t burn because of you – NPP tells Mahama

* Justify your victory claims with concrete evidence – Majority Leader dares NDC

* Police urges public to adhere to Public Order Law

The Daily Statesman

The New Crusading Guide:

* EC debunks fake news; refutes reports on the alleged meeting to blame c’ssion’s IT department, urges disregard for video alleging discovery of thumb printed ballot papers in Ashanti

* NPP pummels Mahama

* Francisca Oteng Mensah turns NPP’s ‘New World Bank’

* As x’mas approaches: Watch what you buy – FDA cautions

* I’ll quit politics if Mahama goes to court over election results – Richard Nyamah declares

The New Crusading Guide

Daily Analyst:

* Mahama wants results audited but NPP disagrees

* Thumbprinted ‘ballots’ in A/R: Disregard fake video – EC urges Ghanaians

* Anlo chiefs, govt in dogfight over Rawlings’ burial date

Daily Analyst

The Informer:

* Election 2020: Varsity don lauds EC; urges regulation of political parties

* I won’t concede defeat – Mahama declares

* For assaulting police officer on duty: Sack DCE now – Ghanaians yell

* Zongo Youth warned against perpetrating violence

The Informer

B&FT:

* Weak anti-money laundering laws impeding FDIs

* Traders express mixed reactions over post-election impasse

*NPRA looks to Momo to soar up informal pensions coverage

B&FT

The Chronicle:

* Jealous DCE’s dad acid-baths ex-lover

* We are ready to work with the opposition in parliament – John Boadu

*Amenfi East NPP denies skirt and blouse allegation against MCE, MP

The Chronicle

The Finder:

* NDC’s whining can’t change election 2020 results – NPP

* EC’s corrected figures mirror our PVT results – CODEO

* 16 CSOs urge political parties to resolve disputes in court

* ICUMS yields positive results

* Dr Awal is 2020 Ghana Muslim Achievers’ Awards’ Political Personality

* Traders optimistic about boost in sales

The Finder

Ghanaian Times:

* I’ll concede defeat only after independent forensic audit – Mahama

* 2020 election dispute: NPP, NDC urged to apply procedures

* GHS launches 5-year strategic plan to reduce maternal, child deaths

Ghanaian Times

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Video: Fire razes part of Kantamanto market in Accra

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A fire has gutted parts of the Kantamanto market in Accra’s central business district.

Kantamanto is Ghana’s biggest second-hand clothes market and it’s right in the heart of the capital, Accra; annexed to Makola Market; the largest point of trade in the city.

The fire reportedly started around 10pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, according to Citi News reporter Jonas Nyabor.

“By 10:20pm, the fire had gone out of control and some onlookers run to the nearby fire station to request help”.

The firefighters are currently on the ground to help douse the fire that has so far destroyed many goods including clothes. They have stopped the blaze from spreading and are still trying to quench the blaze.

It remains unclear what may have started the fire.

A similar incident in that same enclave occurred last month with the Accra central branch of Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) when one of the bank’s offices was razed.

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Jake Paul offers Conor McGregor, $50 million to box him

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YouTuber Jake Paul is trying to capitalize on his initial success in the boxing ring by challenging former UFC champion Conor McGregor.

Photo by Jake Paul/Twitter

Channeling his inner-McGregor in a profane, insulting rant posted on social media, Paul publicly challenged Conor McGregor and offered him $50 million to fight in a boxing match.

“My team sent you a $50 million offer this morning,” Paul said in the video. “$50 million cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you’ve ever been offered. But you’re scared to fight me, Conor! … You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.”

McGregor has fought one boxing match before, losing in the 10th round to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017.

Photo by Conor McGregor/Twitter

Fresh off his knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson, Paul is looking to challenge one of the most dangerous fighters in UFC history. McGregor has a 22-4-0 MMA record with 19 wins coming by way of knockout.

The controversial Irish fighter, whose nickname is “The Notorious” announced his retirement from UFC in March 2019 but returned in January to battle American fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He won by technical knockout 40 seconds into the first round.

While McGregor announced he would be retiring in June, he came out of retirement yet again and is currently scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on January 23, 2021.

Paul has fought twice professionally. Paul defeated YouTuber AnEsonGib in January in less than around.

In November, he defeated Robinson by knockout in the second round.

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Meanwhile, Mayweather recently announced that he would be fighting Paul’s older brother Logan in a “super exhibition” on February 20, 2021.

Floyd Mayweather’s last competitive fight was against McGregor in 2017.

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Today’s front pages: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Stories making headlines on the front pages in the major newspapers.

Daily Graphic:

* Parliament records higher sittings – Speaker; Accepts 3,461 papers; 7 private members’ bills being worked on

* Update on 2020 parliamentary election: NPP – 137, NDC – 136, Independent – 1

* Seek redress in court – Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council tells NDC

* President attends Ouattara’s swearing-in as part of 3-nation trip * Let’s uphold country’s peace – Security experts

Daily Graphic

Daily Guide:

* NDC gurus threaten police – We know where your families are

* NPP leads NDC in parliament with one seat

* NPP makes massive gains in Northern

* NDC withdraws Techiman South case

Daily Guide

The New Crusading Guide:

* EC update on 2020 Parliamentary Election outcome – NPP 137, NDC 136, Independent 1 after 274 seats declared

* Go to court for redress – GPCC tells NDC

* Accept defeat – Nana B tells Mahama

* I don’t expect Mahama to act on my advice – Inusah

The New Crusading Guide

The Chronicle:

* Police dragnet catches Ajumako DCE; arrested and granted bail for allegedly assaulting cop.

* Okudzeto, Buaben differ on post-election protests.

* MFWA warns journalists to stop ‘inciting publications’

The Chronicle

B&FT:

* BoG takes steps to reclaim monies locked on digital platforms

* Analysts divided on impact of post-election dispute on economy

* Bui Power penetrates West African market

B&FT

The Business Analyst:

* Election turmoil threatens economic rebound

* SIC pays surgery cost for journalist shot on election day as trial begins

* Ghana, Egypt Air move closer to Ghana Air partnership agreement

The Business Analyst

The Finder:

* 2,310 perish in 11 months; 945 (40.9%) killed by motorcycles

* Use laid-down processes established by law to seek redress – EC

* More private capital flows needed to drive financial inclusion – Study

* National Hydro-graphic Office opened in Ghana

The Finder
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Ithrone shares cover artwork for new single

Widely known as ‘Ithrone’ has announced the date for his new single ‘Woara’.

Burgeoning Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall act, Ithrone, has officially unveiled artwork for his new song titled ‘Woara‘.

In the space of the journey or quest of Ghana Music seeking to have center stage in the world music, a star is born and he comes with a different and dynamic style of singing that sends shivers down the spines of anyone who comes into contact with his voice.

Ithrone
Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall Artist, Ithrone

Ithrone is also a songwriter as well as a singer who is passionate about music and loves to share his view of the world through his music.

Woara is a love song which talks about a lady who tried to break up with a guy during their hard times but the guy still loves and wants to be in the arms of the lady,” Ithrone said.

Woara by Ithrone
Woara – Ithrone produced by Elkay x Bev Moore

‘Woara’ is set to be released on December 23, 2020 on all music streaming platforms.

In an interview with his producer Elkay, he also gave credence to fact that the song will trend looking at the responses from the general public.

Ithrone’s musical journey started from his early days as a youth roaming the streets of Kasseh-Ada, where after several life battles, he mastered the art of weaving words to impress the mind and cause sensual feelings to the body of music lovers both home and abroad.

Follow Ithrone on his Social Media platforms below:

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‘Kissing KiDi On Set Was Very Uncomfortable’ — Cina Soul

Female songwriter and recording artiste, Christie Quincyna Quarcoopome, known in showbiz circles as Cina Soul, has stated that kissing Lynx Entertainment signee KiDi on set when filming the Sugar movie was very uncomfortable for her as an artist.

Cina Soul, who made this revelation in an interview with Deloris Frimpong Manso on Delay Show on GHone TV said, “We were asked to start all over again during the kissing part of the movie to create the on-screen chemistry, but trust me Delay, it was very uncomfortable for me.”

KiDi & Cina Soul, Photo by Cina Soul/Facebook

Cina soul debunked allegations of having an intimate relationship with KiDi, adding “KiDi was my voice trainer during our school days in Legon, and we’ve been friends till now, even though he is a good-looking guy am not sexually attracted to him.”

She also said entertainment bloggers had disregarded her craft as an artist, but spread rumors of her alleged relationship with KiDi, making her talent unpopular.

Photo by Cina Soul/Facebook

On the issue of being a stepmother of KiDi’s son Zayne, Cina Soul said the news was fabricated to paint a picture of having an intimate relationship with KiDi. “I was asked in case am KiDi’s girlfriend will I be a stepmother to the boy and l responded yes, but am not the stepmother because we’re not dating,” she said.

Cina Soul and KiDi have been rumored to be dating after Lynx Entertainment released the movie Sugar, which featured the two artists. The kisses the two shared in some of the scenes sparked rumors, which they have both denied.

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Today’s newspaper front pages: Monday, December 14, 2020

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Stories making headlines on the front pages in the major newspapers.

Daily Graphic

* Collaborate in national interest: Experts tell new administration

* All information on 2020 elections intact – EC debunks allegation

* Techiman South results can only be settled in court

  • * Parliament reconvenes today
Daily Graphic

Daily Guide

* NDC gurus hunt for pink sheets

* Kumasi Airport undergoes disinfection

* Akufo-Addo beats Mahama by 517,405 votes

* 6th Opuni trial witness discharged

Daily Guide

The Crusading Guide

* Agyin Asare warns John Mahama – Choose peace over chaos

* Plot to malign Amansie Central DCE exposed

* Parliamentary leadership must change – Governance expert tells NPP, NDC

The New Crusading Guide

Ghanaian Times:

* Curbing electoral violence: Prosecute perpetrators – OccupyGhana

* Parliament reconvenes to complete business

* Fight against COVID-19: Govt begins 3rd phase airports disinfection exercise

Ghanaian Times

The Chronicle

* NPP chair advises NDC leadership: Go to court with your evidence if you feel cheated by EC; street protests can’t solve the problem.

* Volta will fall in 2024 – NPP executives

* Too early to start debating who leads NPP in 2024

The Chronicle

Daily Statesman

* You are all wrong – Mahama, NDC take on EC, media, observers, voters over 2020 polls

* Inusah under fire for asking Mahama to declare himself president

* NPP petitions EC over Banda parliamentary results

The New Publisher

* Mahama under pressure to concede

* NDC guru curses EC boss

* Bloody fight in Amefi NPP; members chased with cutlasses, office vandalized

The New Publisher

The Informer

* NDC MP insults Akufo-Addo and declared Mahama winner of presidential election

*Fallout from Election2020: NPP burns as angry youth demand dismissal of saboteurs

*NDC rejection of 2020 election results: Mahama misled – Ben Ephson

* CODEO backs EC – Says election results are credible

The Informer

B&FT

* Akufo-Addo’s next term: SMEs push for growth-supporting reforms

* Private sector pension funds hit GHS17 billion

* Multinational retailers anticipate increased trade in local products as they endorse FDA PLS initiative

B&FT

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EU observers give an indication of how 2020 polls were manipulated – Secrets revealed

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European Union observers in the just-ended presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana have given pointers to how results were manipulated.

According to observers, results were not publicly displayed in 17 polling stations they observed.

European Union Election Observers (Photo by Jordi Perdigo/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The observers however noted, “voting was conducted in a generally peaceful atmosphere and voting procedures were mostly followed, including the biometric verification of voters”.

“Furthermore, presiding officers appeared to have difficulties completing the result forms. The polling station result forms were not publicly displayed in 17 polling stations although party agents received a signed copy of the resulting form in all cases,” the EU observers said in their 12-page report on the election.

The report also praised civil society organisations in the country.

“Ghanaian civil society has a strong presence and a leading role in electoral observation.

Domestic observation is organised, credible and well perceived by stakeholders.

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), a network of 43 organizations advocating for democratic institutional development and human rights, leads the national observation activities.

“CODEO, with support from the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana), among others, deployed around 4,000 observers on election day. CODEO issued reports on registration, campaigning, and incidents, and set up a parallel vote tabulation (PVT) exercise. The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) deployed some 700 observers”.

It also raised concerns over the collation process in the polls.

“Collation of results at the constituency level was observed in 35 constituency collation centers with many of them being visited repeatedly. The collation process was less well organized and less transparent often due to a lack of detailed procedures, inadequate facilities, and overcrowding which at times led to agents and observers not having a clear view of the procedures and the filling in of result forms.

“Instances of unrest and tension were observed in Asawase, Sunyani West, and Techiman South constituencies. The results were collated in the presence of party agents and observers and key transparency measures were adhered to”.

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VIDEO: Watch how Joshua brutally stopped Pulev

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Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua mixed power and patience as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev to raise hopes that a historic fight against Tyson Fury could soon be a reality.

The Briton smashed home a hard right hand in round three that forced his mandatory challenger to face a count and then sent him to the canvas with an uppercut seconds later.

Anthony Joshua, perhaps fatigued by the chaos, stepped off the gas and allowed Kubrat Pulev to at least offer some mild threat, but a barrage of uppercuts in the ninth dropped the Bulgarian and a straight right hand wiped him out.

Moments after this fine blend of poise and heavy punching, the 1,000 fans granted access to Wembley Arena roared at the prospect of the IBF, WBA and WBO champion facing WBC title-holder Tyson Fury next.

“Whoever has the belts I want to compete with. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury,” Joshua added.

Fellow Briton Fury quickly went on social media and posted: “I want the fight. I want the fight next. I will knock him out inside three rounds. I can’t wait to knock him out.”

Watch highlights of the fight below:

JOSHUA Vs PULEV.

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Choose peace over chaos – Agyinasare tells Mahama

– General Overseer of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare is urging former President, John Dramani Mahama to choose peace over chaos as he contests the results of the just-ended elections.

Addressing congregants during a service Sunday, the presiding Bishop referred the NDC’s Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama to the election petition at the Supreme Court in 2012; calling on him to learn lessons from its implications.

“To him, John Mahama who is contesting the presidential results we pray you do it peacefully.”

READ ALSO: John Mahama announces rejection of EC’s declared result

“In 2012 when a similar thing happened it was not easy in this country, also a number of people have already lost their lives,” he added.

Using the same platform, the Presiding Archbishop called for swift investigations into the shooting incident at Techiman that led to the death of two party supporters.

“Nobody needs to die because of an election, we therefore condemn the use of firearms on unarmed civilians.

Two men gunned down in Techiman South.

“We ask that proper investigations be conducted in the deaths of people who wanted to defend their votes because democracy is not a war.

“We must continue to pray for peace to prevail, may God help our homeland Ghana,” he added.

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Kwame A-Plus letter to John Mahama

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Kwame A-Plus has advised John Mahama on the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections.

Musician and political activist, Kwame A-Plus, known in private life as Kwame Asare Obeng, has urged former President John Mahama to listen to his advisors and concede defeat to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mahama came second in the presidential election held on Monday, December 7, 2020, losing to the incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to the Electoral Commission Chairperson Jean Mensa, John Mahama trailed Akufo-Addo by over 500, 000 votes. Following the declaration, Mahama has failed to concede defeat and call Akufo-Addo to congratulate him because he and his party are not accepting the results.

READ ALSO:John Mahama announces rejection of EC’s declared result

In a Facebook post sighted by Newsfile360.com, A-Plus appealed to the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just-ended presidential election to congratulate President Akufo-Addo.

According to A-Plus, such a decision was going to help Mahama in his political future in the near future.

A-Plus also advised John Mahama to surround himself with those who will be asking him to concede because they are the ones who really care about him.

A-Plus comments follow the posture of the NDC regarding the declaration of the general election in favor of President Akufo-Addo and the NPP.

According to Mahama, there were violations of the law governing the election and thus makes EC’s declaration tantamount to illegality.

A-Plus post on Facebook read:

Dear JDM,

“Those who care about you and your political future are those who will advise you to accept the results irrespective of what may have happened, call Nana Akufo Addo and congratulate him, take a retrospective break and make a decision for tomorrow.”

“Those who give you such advice are the people you need around you right now; they are the ones you should be listening to at this moment. It may help you in the near future.”

“This is just a suggestion though. You know better.”

“I wish you all the best.”

Dear JDM,

Those who care about you and your political future are those who will advise you to accept the results…

Posted by A Plus on Friday, December 11, 2020

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Buhari congratulates Akufo Addo for winning second term in office

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for winning a second to govern Ghana for the next four years.

In a tweet, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote: ” I congratulate President Akufo-Addo on his re-election for a second term in office. I also commend the people of Ghana on the successful conclusion of the presidential and parliamentary elections – further proof that constitutional democracy has come to stay in West Africa.”

President Buhari added: “Nigeria and Ghana share close historical and cultural ties and I look forward to working with President Akufo-Addo to realize our shared goals of peace, security and prosperity for our citizens and the entire ECOWAS community.”

“On behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, I wish President Akufo-Addo a successful new tenure, and peace and stability in his country, as well as improved relations between our countries. 

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John Mahama announces rejection of EC’s declared result

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani says there was a deliberate attempt to manipulate the 2020 elections in favor of Nana Akufo-Addo

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress ( NDC), John Mahama says he is unwilling to accept the ‘fictionalized’ results of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections declared by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Addressing a press conference Thursday night. December 10, 2020, the Presidential Candidate of the NDC accused the Electoral Commission of manipulating the election results.

The NDC Flag-bearer also insisted that the NDC had won the Majority in Parliament though the Electoral Commission figures show the New Patriotic Party (NPP) leading with 137 MP’s elect to the NDC’s 136, with one constituency outstanding

“We will not accept anything short of a declaration of the legitimate results which points to an NDC Parliamentary majority,” He said.

He said there was no “doubt Ghanaians from every region of this great nation of ours, voted for change, and we did so in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. I’m a staunch believer and experiment of democracy, a system of governance that allows the ultimate decision making power to rest in the hands of you, the good people of Ghana.”

Mr. John Mahama who was publicly speaking for the first time after the Electoral Commission declared the results of the December 7, 2020 elections on Wednesday said: “the sacred verdict of the people must be respected, it must be protected, it has been my  pledge throughout my time of service as a representative to the good people of Ghana to do exactly that.”

“And that is why i stand before you here tonight, unwilling to accept the fictionalized results of a flawed election.” he added.

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