GhanaWeb News Summaries from August 8, 2020
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Bernard Mensah gets a big vouch in Galatasaray move
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Bernard Mensah gets a big vouch in Galatasaray move


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The Ghanaian is being chased by many clubs within and outside Turkey, but the Kayserspor coach believes his midfielder can settle at Galatasaray.
Galatasaray have expressed keen interest in the 25-year-old midfielder amid competition from other clubs across Europe.
Besiktas and Galatasaray are the other Turkish clubs to have expressed interest in acquiring the services of the talented player.


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Asiedu Nketia, others have made Banda a hotspot
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Asiedu Nketia, others have made Banda a hotspot


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This comes on the back of complaints by the opposition National Democratic Congress that residents of Banda are being intimidated by some security officials.
If you may recall in a video widely shared on social media, Johnson Asiedu Nketia is seen confronting some military personnel in Banda who had mounted roadblocks allegedly preventing the busing of people to registration centres.
Speaking to this in an interview on Neat FM's 'Me Man Nti' programme, Seth Bediako said this is not the first time Asiedu Nketiah is coming up with such a 'story' in the region and that based on experience, it will be good for government to increase the number of personnel in the region.


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Watch Ato Forson's evil ways to forestall violence in Ajumako
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Watch Ato Forson's evil ways to forestall violence in Ajumako


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At a press conference in Ajumako-Besease on Friday, August 7, 2020, to set the records straight on recent violent activities in the constituency during the just ended voters registration exercise, the Regional Secretary of the NPP, Richard Takyi Mensah, detailed series of vicious activities allegedly orchestrated by Mr. Forson using landguards and machomen prior to and after winning the 2008 parliamentary election of the area.
In furtherance of his alleged vicious activities, Mr. Forson was accused by the NPP for busing non-indigenes to Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam to get registered in the voters registration exercise and vote for him in the December 7 Parliamentary elections to retain the seat for himself and the NDC. A case in point, the NPP noted, was "Where a bus-load of Ato Forson's non-indigenes who had been contracted from the Gomoa area to come and register in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency so that they could vote for Ato Forson and the NDC was arrested by the police at Gomoa Dominase".
"Some of these Ato Forson Landguards were those who were arrested by the police at YAN Guest House in Mankessim during the Voters Registration Exercise. These Ato Forson Landguards/Machomen were numbering about two hundred and were always seen in Urvan/Coastal buses and pick-up vehicles moving from registration centre to another creating scenes, beating people and causing all forms of violence within the constituency", Takyi Mensah explained.


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Responding to bonjour now a crime under Akufo Addo's gov't
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Responding to bonjour now a crime under Akufo Addo's gov't


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According to him, the 17 persons who were in a queue to register their names for a voter ID card were apprehended by the Military officers because they responded to a "Bonjour" greeting from the personnel.
"So now under President Akufo Addo, the Military is now French teachers identifying all the French students in the Oti Region. The Military joined the queue and greeting citizens 'bonjour, bonjour', the moment you respond bonjour; then they arrest you. Since when did bilingual become a crime under Akufo-Addo's government? What the NPP is doing is divisiveness, hypocrisy, and dishonesty against the people of Oti", he said on UTV late news.


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Kwamena Duncan teases NDC after Prof Ahwoi's 'bombshell' book
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Kwamena Duncan teases NDC after Prof Ahwoi's 'bombshell' book


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The book, "Working with Rawlings", shares Prof Ahwoi's experience of working with former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Part of the book cited some young communicators in the NDC like Former Deputy Communication Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu who were groomed to talk back at the founder of the NDC. But in a rebuttal Felix Kwakye Ofosu discredited the allegation, insisting that he has always been an advocate for politics without insults.
Kwamena Duncan in reaction to this on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', said contents of the book paints a clearer picture of the NDC. ".


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Sheer stupidity, did you go to school to learn past questions?
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Sheer stupidity, did you go to school to learn past questions?


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The students had relied on leaked exam questions known in local parlance as ''apor'' but went to their examination halls only to find out that their examiners had changed the questions.
Did you go to school to learn past questions?'' he further questioned.
Atik warned the students to stop blaming the President for their failures stressing they were given free education to go to school and learn, not to turn themselves into ''slay queens and slay kings''.


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Yahaya Mohammed on Ashgold's radar
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Yahaya Mohammed on Ashgold's radar


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Yahaya Mohammed is one of the experienced players in the League.
Yahaya Mohammed 32, scored 11 goals in 15 appearances in the canceled 19/20 Ghana Premier League.
An Aduana Stars official speaking to Oyerepa FM said, "Ashgold have inquired about Yahaya Mohammed and we will meet the player on it,".


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Jordan Ayew models in Crystal Palace new home kit


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Jordan Ayew with his teammates modelling in the jersey.
The Selhurst Park club will don three uniforms next season, the home kit with their traditional colours of red and blue, a white away jersey and a third jersey dominated by black.
Ayew who won the player of the season at the club plus two other awards wore the new jersey alongside Christian Benteke and Gary Cahill to Officially outdoor it to the fans.


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NPP has no respect for rule of law
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NPP has no respect for rule of law


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Speaking in the UTV late News, Peter Mensah indicated that the deployment of the Military men in Banda was a sign of disrespect for rule of law by the ruling NPP. "Ghana has been named the beacon of democracy due to our free and fair electoral process. So, it is very painful for the NPP government to dent our democratic credential through brutalization and intimidation. Even though NDC was against the new voter register, because we believe in the rule of law, we followed due process to the end."
"The President and NPP deployed the Military to intimidate and brutalize the residents of Banda and its environs because they have no respect for the rule of law."


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Asiedu Nketia is not Ghanaian


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Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC. Click to read all about coronavirus .
He says Johnson Asiedu Nketia hails from Ivory Coast, where he has external family relations and a mansion.
The Banda Parliamentary Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, speaking on Accra-based Okay FM on Friday, said Mr Asiedu Nketia wants to foment trouble in Ghana because he does not hail from the English-speaking West African nation.


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Fella Makafui gives birth to a baby girl


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According to information gathered by GHPage, Fella Makafui gave birth to a baby girl last month.
The music video is not revealing the current status of Mrs. Precious Fella Frimpong that she is pregnant at the moment rather it is believed that the video was shot months ago and it was released today.
The couple must have had a good reason to keep the pregnancy and the baby from the public eye.


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Medikal reveals Fella's huge baby bump in new music video
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Medikal reveals Fella's huge baby bump in new music video


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Medikal shared snipets of the said video on his social media platform today August 7,2020.
Fella was constantly plagued with pregnancy rumours and some fans even claimed they once detected a baby bump most of her pictures.
The likes of Akuapem Poloo earlier made claims that one of the reasons Fella got married to Medikal was because she was carrying his baby.


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Christiana Awuni names Shatta Wale's 'My Level' as her all time favourite song
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Christiana Awuni names Shatta Wale's 'My Level' as her all time favourite song


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This is what happens to veteran Kumawood actress Christiana Awuni whenever she hears Shatta Wale's hit single, "My Level", playing.
According to the "Masakyera" actress, Shatta Wale's award-winning song which was released last year is her all-time favourite song.
Even though when asked to mention her favourite song, she fumbled and couldn't recollect the title, immediately the host of the show mentioned the song she showed massive excitement.


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Attempts by 66 Ivorians to register: Arrest Asiedu Nketia
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Attempts by 66 Ivorians to register: Arrest Asiedu Nketia


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The statement also noted: "In that same video, he was seen leading Kia Rhino trucks containing over 2,000 persons believed to be Ivorians to a registration centre. It must be noted that, on that very day, 2 August 2020 when the military prevented Asiedu Nketia from going to register those illegal persons, Asiedu Nketia subsequently housed those people at his personal residence located at Seikwa, where he fed them and subsequently led them to register at the Banda constituency in bits in order to deceive the military."
It continued that: "Another lady is also known to be a relative of Asiedu Nketia's late mother by name Madam Afra, who was popularly known as Kwaafora whose father was from Gyaase royal family of which their lineage may be traced outside the boarders of Ghana. For the timely intervention of the military, Asiedu Nketia could not register all the 2,000 persons he bused from Ivory Coast but was able to sneak in a couple of them of which 66 of them have been arrested today".
Mr Abronye added that the video that was aired on Accra-based "UTV also clearly confirms the fact that, the persons who were seen in a Kia Rhino Truck led by Asiedu Nketia are not Ghanaians but all blooded Ivorians and that alone vindicates the military and exposes the ill motive of Asiedu Nketia to register Ivorians."


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Take a chill pill, I've no time to 'beef' you
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Take a chill pill, I've no time to 'beef' you


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Responding to Yvonne's tweets, Kobi Rana accused the actress of preaching virtue while practicing vice because she herself doesn't support anybody's work.
She narrated numerous occassions where she would take a snapshot of Yvonne's movies and post them on her Instagram to raise awareness and support for her and so was utterly shocked that she would attack her in her tweets.
Gloria Sarfo asked Yvonne to take a chill pill for she is not her enemy.


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Darkovibes, Kwesi Arthur and Joey B entangled in a love web in new video for 'Confirmed'
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Darkovibes, Kwesi Arthur and Joey B entangled in a love web in new video for 'Confirmed'


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Shot by David Duncan, the video depicts Darkovibes' lover playing a wild heart-hurting game with both guest artists on the song.
With shots capturing bright natural environments, to fizzy dance moves from Darkovibes, the video starts with Kwesi Arthur crooning by a bonfire/camp set up, laying his frustrations on the production, on a smooth late-night drive.
Joey B also gets entangled in the love web, before finding out her affair with other artists in the song.


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Artistes signed by colleagues fail because there is no proper paperwork
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Artistes signed by colleagues fail because there is no proper paperwork


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According to him, if there was proper paperwork done and followed to the latter, artistes who are signed by colleagues will do very well in their craft.
"I think there are no proper contracts when an artiste signs another artiste in Ghana music industry and that might be a cause".
He said in an interview with Kumai-based Akoma FM. The Rapper who is set to release his album titled '10AM' showered praises on Wendy Shay who is featured on the yet-to-be-released album saying "Wendy is one talented singer; her voice and artistry is uniquely on point".


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No decision to campaign for NPP yet
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No decision to campaign for NPP yet


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We are a few months away from this year's general election but in a somewhat surprising turn of events, the African Money artiste says he has not made a decision yet whether to campaign for the party.
In spite of his indecision, Barima Sidney said the NPP had delivered on its promises and he had not regretted campaigning for the party.
"If the NPP comes today and they need my services, I will perform for them just like the NDC. With the NPP in power, I don't think they will be comfortable if I sing African Money because it won't favour them but I have other great songs I can perform for them," he said.


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Nana Kofi Babil included in SCR Altach first team ahead of 2020/21 season


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Babil joined the Vorarlberg-based side on a one-year loan deal from Ghana Premier League giants SC Medeama SC last month.
The 18-year-old has been drafted into the side's first team squad for the forthcoming campaign after impressing in pre-season training.
Babil was in sensational form during his debut campaign for Medeama SC in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season where he netted 4 goals and contributed 3 assists in 12 appearances.


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DKB gives fans heart attack as he comments on Tracey Boakye and Mzbel's beef in video
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DKB gives fans heart attack as he comments on Tracey Boakye and Mzbel's beef in video


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The video opened with the comedian looking very peeved and about to address the trending beef.
While enjoying the move, he added that if his fans were waiting for him to continue what he was saying, they were going to wait forever.
Tracey Boakye and Mzbel were literally at each other's doorsteps as they threw accusations and counter-accusations into the air.


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