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Nkoranza: EC to conduct District Level elections on April 16
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Nkoranza: EC to conduct District Level elections on April 16


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This is in accordance with the District Level Elections Regulations 2015, following the "Expiration of the term of office of the Assembly and Unit Committee members of the two Districts."
A statement issued by the EC on Tuesday, February 22, 2021 said: "Nomination forms may be obtained at the District Offices in the affected areas" or on the Website of the Electoral Commission.
It added that: "All enquiries related to these Elections should be addressed to the District Offices within the areas mentioned."


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Sebastian Barnes eyes Hearts of Oak coaching job
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Sebastian Barnes eyes Hearts of Oak coaching job


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Barnes who played for Accra Hearts of Oak between 1991 and 1995 has expressed his readiness for the job, saying he is the only solution to the club's problem.
"I'm the only solution for Hearts Of Oak," he posted on his Facebook page.
The club is in search of a substantive coach following Papic's exit.


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Super Clash: Hearts-Kotoko game to be played behind closed doors- Henry Asante Twum
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Super Clash: Hearts-Kotoko game to be played behind closed doors- Henry Asante Twum


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The GFA has issued a directive for all games to be played behind closed doors for the next four weeks due to the rise in the COVID-19 cases in the country.
With the first biggest game of the season coming off this Sunday behind closed doors, Henry Asante Twum said there will be no exemption for this big game.
"There will be no fans at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday for the Kotoko vs Hearts match. We made it clear in the press release we issued on playing our games behind closed doors till the end of the first round of the league", he told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM. "We have signed a contract with right holders at the beginning of the season so we can't decide in the middle of the season and ask the right holders to broadcast the games on free to air. We need to protect their rights", Henry said on making the game live on TV. He pleaded with the supporters of the two teams to be patient as the GFA engages all the various stakeholders on how to make the game available for all to watch.


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Election Petition: The petitioner is worried


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Seven Judges and sometimes nine for review cases have thrown out over 6 applications of the petitioner with the recent one being a review application on the Supreme Court's decision not to allow the reopening of his case.
Sammy Gyamfi, a member of the Petitioner's legal team speaking after the Court's ruling on Monday bemoaned the fact that John Mahama is being denied a fair hearing.
"The petitioner is worried that the court in deciding these applications are not applying statutes that have been passed by our parliament; statutes that the court has been applying in other cases and we think that the petitioner is being denied a fair hearing and it is important that these issues be pursued to their logical conclusion," he intimated.


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Analysis: Why Health Minister-designate and MP elect for Dormaa Central won the seat for a fourth time
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Analysis: Why Health Minister-designate and MP elect for Dormaa Central won the seat for a fourth time


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Mr Agyemang-Manu won the Dormaa Central seat in the December 7 parliamentary elections beating his main rival of the NDC, Mr Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng, a former Municipal Chief Executive for Dormaa Central.
Mr Adu Jack had embarked on a vigorous campaign to galvanise support from the party's base motivating and encouraging them to try him as the party's surest bet to win the Dormaa Central seat from the NPP. Following the abysmal, shambolic performance and poor showing by Mr Adu Jack in the 2016 elections although he had lost narrowly, and closed the gab between him and his main contender Mr Agyemang-Manu, an idea to float Mr Asubonteng's name quickly surfaced and was strategically advanced across.
Clearly, from the analysis above, the last three months of Mr Agyemang-Manu in 2020 was a strictly busy and a pretty hectic one for the Health Minister and MP elect for Dormaa Central on social media particularly Facebook.


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The voice of the musician can straighten up the economy of a country- Shasha Marley
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The voice of the musician can straighten up the economy of a country- Shasha Marley


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"If the country is not going well, it is not the politicians who will make things better. It is the voice of the musician that will straighten up the economy of the country. Let me give you an example, when the army coast in Cote D'Ivoire went into the crisis and they were fighting, it took the voice of Alpha Blondy to unite them."
"When you look at the big issues in the past, it took the voice of Bob Marley to unite the world. When Bob Marley played a song like Zimbabwe, it didn't take long for Zimbabwe to gain independence", he stated.
Shasha Marley believes that as musicians, they have much more "Anointing" than pastors.


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Akufo-Addo-Bagbin 'tussle' imminent over Council of State appointees
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Akufo-Addo-Bagbin 'tussle' imminent over Council of State appointees


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"The possibility exists that this number may be further expanded but there ought to be an amendment of the constitution which will allow the President to appoint 17 as against 11 members of the Council in order to maintain in the new regional governance structure, the equilibrium of the Council as originally provided by the office of the Constitution."
"After 28 years of the Fourth Republic, I think it is fair to say that one of the most successful Councils of State we have had has been the one that worked with me in my first term of office. We saw an intellectually vibrant Council, an active one that took its responsibility seriously."
"Not only does this promote continuity in the work of the Council, but also allows these retained members to share their experiences with their new colleagues to enable them contribute meaningfully to the work of the 8th Council of State."


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Women's Premier League to expand to 18 next season
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Women's Premier League to expand to 18 next season


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According to the GFA, the Executive Council believes the expansion would give players of the league the opportunity to play more games and also develop their careers better in Ghana.
This means, there would be nine women clubs in each Zone where each club would play a minimum of 16 League matches in the season, the final league championship match, the Champion of Champions in addition to the Women's FA Cup matches.
The Women's Premier League which began in 2012 is played in two Zones.


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Funny Face sought spiritual help to attain fame, must return to redeem himself to be free
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Funny Face sought spiritual help to attain fame, must return to redeem himself to be free


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In an interview with Oman Channel sighted by GhanaWeb, Rev Sampene disclosed that due to the aura around Funny Face that causes him to attract love from children including his own, he took it upon himself to consult God on what could be behind the actor's predicament.
"I like him because my kids love him so when his issue started, I asked God what was wrong. Then one day whiles I was saying my personal prayer God spoke to me. What God told me was that before he became the popular Funny Face that we all know he took a spiritual step and it has nothing to do with the church. He went to seek for spiritual help from a place because all his efforts were not yielding results," he stated.
Prescribing a solution to the Funny Face situation, Rev Sampane listed a couple of options that the comedian can undertake to redeem himself.


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I don't like collaborations on my songs
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I don't like collaborations on my songs


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He stated during an interview with Y97.9FM's Haruna Babaginda on the Reggae Republic Show that he is always available to collaborate with other artistes on their songs but personally, on his own songs, he has a problem with collaborating.
"Even though collaborations sell, both artistes have to be present whenever there is a performance of that song. For instance, if I collaborate with an international act like Sean Paul and I go to London to perform but I'm unable to go with him probably because he has other shows to perform at, I'm also not a rapper so in that case, I won't be able to perform to the fans' satisfaction".
If they are comfortable with giving their fans half performances, then the collaboration can happen but personally, he only wants maximum entertainment for his fans is not comfortable with making collaborations on his songs.


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FLASHBACK: No EC can rig elections for any party
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FLASHBACK: No EC can rig elections for any party


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"We should know that no Electoral Commission has what it takes to rig elections in favour of any political party," he stressed.
Among the reasons for their protests, the parties, notably among them the National Democratic Congress, fear the move could favour the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party.
"Winning an election requires vigilance," he emphasized, citing how in 2016 despite their demands for a new voters' register, the opposition party then, the NPP, emerged victorious as a result of their vigilance at the polls.


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GFA to commence regional U-17 Women's League in 2022
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GFA to commence regional U-17 Women's League in 2022


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These clubs will register and compete at the Regional level beginning from the 2021/22 season.
Persons who have the interests to form Regional Under 17 Women's League clubs are to contact their Regional Football Associations for registration and incorporation ahead of the 2021/22 football season.
The GFA intends to use the coming months to plan, engage and strategize for a smooth take-off later this year.


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Meet Ghana's historic all-female flight crew
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Meet Ghana's historic all-female flight crew


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The flight, OP 178; took off from Accra to Tamale with an all-female flight deck and cabin crew in operation.
Other members of the historic crew that aided trips of PassionAir's Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 were; First officer Shelia Njonjo, Lead cabin crew Judith Amoasi and Cabin crew Judith Boachie.


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Hearts of Oak supporters chief Elvis Herman Hesse Jr resigns from board
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Hearts of Oak supporters chief Elvis Herman Hesse Jr resigns from board


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The supporters chief led a demonstration against the Accra Hearts of Oak board last week following the resignations of some technical team members.
Head coach Kosta Papic, assistant coach Asare Bediako, and Goalkeepers' coach Ben Owu all bowed out of the club within one week.
Hesse was put on the board of directors of the Phobians after his election as NCC Chairman in June 2019.


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2020/21 GPL matchweek 16 preview: Aduana Stars vs Inter Allies


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They are seven points off top spot and cannot afford to drop points against bottom-side Inter Allies.
This means, Inter Allies have picked up four points in their last two games, compared to Aduana, who have zero points and conceded eight goals.
Aduana Stars may not be at their best this season, but at home, they are unbeatable with four wins and three draws in seven games.


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Build robust cyber security systems


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He cautioned that "All the successes chalked up in the digitisation of banking systems would be eroded if adequate investments were not made for effective protection of the information technology and security infrastructure. In this regard, the bank has issued directives and guidelines such as the Cyber Security Directive that banks must meet on an ongoing basis to effectively manage cyber risk and fraud."
"We must all adapt to this"new normal" of working and going forward, Business Continuity Plans must focus on end-point and network security measures with robust user authentication protocols to minimise abuse of banks' systems.


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2020/21 GPL matchweek 16 preview: Legon Cities v Elmina Sharks


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With 16 points earned so far, Legon Cities are 15th on the log.
Elmina Sharks aim to end their five-game winless streak on Wednesday.
They are one point and two places above Legon Cities currently.


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Why Fan Milk posted its worst ever earnings in 2020
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Why Fan Milk posted its worst ever earnings in 2020


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Fan Milk's overall revenue for 2020 dropped by 12.0 percent year on year to GH¢373.
Profit before tax slumped by 97.9 percent year on year to GH¢0.80 million while profit after tax went down by 97.6 percent year on year to GH¢0.60 million in 2020.


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Besiktas yet to make a decision on Bernard Mensah's future at the club
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Besiktas yet to make a decision on Bernard Mensah's future at the club


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Mensah has struggled recently with injuries hampering his bright start to life at Besiktas.
His injury concerns has forced the club to tinker over his future even though there is huge interest in making the deal a permanent one.
Mensah has played for Kasimpasa and Kayserispor in Turkey.


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Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku ruled out of tough clash against Bechem United
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Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku ruled out of tough clash against Bechem United


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Now back in Ghana, the team has turned its attention to the Premier League and will be in action in midweek when they take on Bechem United on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
Ahead of the game, the club has been weakened with a suspension to poster boy Kwame Opoku.
The match between Asante Kotoko and Bechem United has been scheduled to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium and will kick-off at 18:00GMT..


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