NPP’s Sir John is dead

NPP’s Sir John is dead

Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has passed away. He is reported to have died on Wednesday, evening at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness. The renowned lawyer-cum-politician died after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus, GhanaWeb gathered. Sir John reportedly succumbed to complications of the disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Until his death, Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission. He was appointed as the CEO of the…

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

‘Angry’ Asamoah Gyan warns fraudsters over fake Twitter account

Iconic Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has warned he will take drastic action against scammers who are using fake Twitter identification to damage his hard-won reputation. The 34-year-old is angry by fraudsters who have created several fake accounts to cause harm to his global image. Some bloggers have made news out of unscrupulous account attributed to the former Sunderland hitman. Gyan has issued a strongly worded statement against such fraudsters, warning he will take legal action against media that relies on such fake hubs. Source: Ghana Soccernet

Over $2.2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

Over .2 million spent on abrogated league season – GFA discloses

The Ghana Football Association says it has spent more than $2.2 million on the 2019/2020 league season which was officially cancelled on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Communication Director of the GFA, Henry Asante Twum, disclosed this hours after the season was declared null and void following the COVID-19 pandemic. “2.2 million dollars was spent on the 2019/2020 football season. This comprises money spent by the FA, StarTimes and MTN. The football association spent at least 6,000 Ghana cedis on every match day. These monies went into paying referees, cameramen and VMO’s,” he…

IT expert in court for operating without license

IT expert in court for operating without license

Kwame Adade, an information technology expert, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for providing electronic communication service without license. Adade, aged 51, is alleged to have rented a place at Premier Towers within the Ministries enclave and installed various electronic communication equipment, which he used to route international calls through unapproved routes to Ghana. Additionally, Adade allegedly terminated calls illegally and transformed them into local calls with Vodafone numbers 23333026101180 and 0233302740040. Charged with providing electronic communication service without license, Adade pleaded not guilty. The Court, presided over…

11 die in gory Obuasi crash

11 die in gory Obuasi crash

Eleven people died and dozens wounded after a commercial Sprinter bus collided with a fully loaded passenger Ford bus on the Dunkwa-Obuasi highway on Monday night. The crash happened at about 9:30 p.m. at Anwona, near Obuasi, about 55 kilometres away from Kumasi. It took rescuers made up of fire and police officers more than an hour to get all the passengers out of the 207 Sprinter bus with registration number GT 397 – 14 that was travelling from Dunkwa-on-Offin to Obuasi, as well as the Ford bus registered GE…

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

You’ll pay GHS100, GHS250 for Ghana card if you want home, premium service – NIA

Ghanaians who could not be captured for the Ghana card in the National Identification Authority’s mass registration exercise nationwide, will have to pay GHS100 if they want to be registered at home or in their offices, the Executive Secretary Prof Ken Attafuah has said. There is also a “premium” service delivery package that goes for GHS250. “Organisations can write to the NIA through the Executive Secretary for us to come and do institutional registration”, Prof Attafuah told Accra-based Joy FM, adding: “That is at a fee of GHS100 per person”.…

Pray for Tinny, he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Nii Funny

Pray for Tinny, he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Nii Funny

Information surfacing on social media has it that Ghanaian rapper, Tinny, has tested positive for Coronavirus. This was made known by his colleague singer, Nii Funny, who took to social media to update his followers about Tinny’s condition and asked them to pray for his friend. He shared a photo of Tinny with the caption “COVID 19 Is Real Ghanaians Should Pray For Tinny He Has Tested Positive”. Ghana has so far recorded over 13,000 cases with 10,074 Recoveries and 85 Deaths. The rapper himself is yet to make a…

Fameye has blocked me on all social media platforms – Awal Mohammed

Fameye has blocked me on all social media platforms – Awal Mohammed

Rapper Awal Mohammed popularly known as Awal has revealed that Fameye has unfollowed and blocked him on all social media platforms. Speaking to Fiifi Pratt on Accra based Kingdom plus 101.9, the rapper narrated the problem he had with Fameye some months after going back and forth over money he paid to Fameye for a video shoot but the latter refused to honor his part of the deal. According to him Fameye went from interview to interview and tarnished his name so bad but he kept all cool only to…

I’ll lead a petition to CID for Afia Schwarzenegger to be arrested – Maurice Ampaw

I’ll lead a petition to CID for Afia Schwarzenegger to be arrested – Maurice Ampaw

While there are calls for the Criminal Investigation Department to issue an arrest for popular Ghanaian actress Rosemond Alade Brown aka Akuapem Poloo, legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw is calling for the arrest of Afia Schwarzenegger. Akuapem Poloo has been heavily criticized for posting a nude photo of herself and her son to mark the child’s 7th birthday. Though she has since deleted the photos from her social media, many Ghanaians say the deletion of the photo should not be the end of the matter. Commenting on the issue with GhanaWeb, the…

It’s not surprising that Ghana has been excluded from EU list – Government

It’s not surprising that Ghana has been excluded from EU list – Government

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says Ghana’s exclusion from the list of countries that have been allowed to enter European Union member counties is not surprising. EU is opening its external borders today, July 1, 2020, but the list has excluded Ghana. Reacting to this, the Minister said “Countries including Ghana have imposed travel restrictions on one another by looking at the risk profile of some of these countries. For many of the European countries, Ghana, from our March 15th travel restrictions also sought to limit travel from those places into our…