GhanaWeb News Summaries from January 17, 2021
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Andre Ayew showers plaudits on Swansea heroes in Barnsley victory
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Andre Ayew showers plaudits on Swansea heroes in Barnsley victory


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The Jack Army consolidated their firm grip on the 2nd position following a 2-0 win against Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium.
Lowe sealed the victory with a fine goal ten minutes after recess.
Ayew has plundered 8 goals and provided 2 assists in 23 league games so far this term.


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An independent body must investigate Bunso Rosewood scandal
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An independent body must investigate Bunso Rosewood scandal


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He was reacting to the latest activities of illegal rosewood activities in the Eastern region where the Okyeman Mining Protection Unit at Bunso Junction has impounded two trailers loaded with rosewood.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in August 219, set up a seven-member committee to investigate allegations of corruption in rosewood trade in the country.
The report disclosed that, despite a ban on the harvest and trade in rosewood for the fifth time in Ghana, in March this year, and the listing of rosewood on the Appendix of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora that came into force in January 2017, massive illegal logging and export of rosewood to China continued unabated and with impunity.


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Asiedu Walker calls for unity among supporters
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Asiedu Walker calls for unity among supporters


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"Criminals against sovereign country has no way for limitations."
"Corruption against sovereign country has no different limitations. For instance, Australia Finance Minister has been jailed, Madagascar, Mozambique they have all been investigated, Ghana is no different, we can do same," he said.
Mr Asiedu urged the youth to help in the fight to end corruption in the country.


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NPP youth vow to resist reappointment of Bin Salih as Regional Minister
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NPP youth vow to resist reappointment of Bin Salih as Regional Minister


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According to the group, the re-appointment of Dr Hafiz Bin Salih as the Regional Minister will not only be inimical to the fortunes of the party in the region but suicidal with disastrous consequences that will take the party decades to rectify and overcome.
Addressing a news conference at Fian on Saturday, January 16, the Convener of the Concerned NPP Youth of DBI Julius Angyobore said the Dr Hafiz Bin Salih gained notoriety of campaigning against some parliamentary candidates of the party in the region in the 2020 polls as he considered them not to have supported his Chairmanship bid during the regional executives' election thereby trading off some of the NPP seats to the opposition NDC for his parochial interest.
The Convener of the Concern NPP Youth of Daffima/Bussie/Issa noted that after Dr Hafiz failed to secure the nod for the Regional Chairmanship race, he has been working against the Regional Chairman S.B Kangberee and his Executives and other Constituency Executives he alleged did not support his chairmanship bid on assumption of office us the Regional Minister.


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Coronavirus: 'Stop tertiary students from paying fees'


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He wants the President to provide a relief package for the students in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
He argued that some students and parents have not been able to work to save some funds to pay for their fees hence the government should provide them some relief.
The MP in his letter to the Speaker avers that Parliament could amend the application of the Fees and Charges Instrument, 2019 being a financial legislation by suspending it through an amendment introduced by the President.


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Ofosu Ampofo lacing his boots to contest for NDC's 2024 flagbearership position
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Ofosu Ampofo lacing his boots to contest for NDC's 2024 flagbearership position


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According to him, although Chairman Ofosu Ampofo seems to be supporting his flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama in the Supreme Court petition, he knows that the real contest is the 2024 flagbearership race.
A leading member of the New Patriotic Party Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has hinted of the NDC's National Chairman's decision to contest for the party's flagbearership in 2024.
"Politics. You must love it. The NDC Chairman, Ofosu Ampofo, is fully involved in court efforts to secure a rerun of last month's presidential race between John Mahama and Jean Mensa. Yet, who says he is not also preparing keenly to contest John Mahama as the party's presidential candidate for 2024?".


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4 reasons why you should eat more garlic


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Garlic can kill the bacteria that leads to food poisoning.
For a more savory immunity booster than oranges, incorporate some raw garlic into your meals.
If you have athlete's foot, soak your feet in garlic water or rub raw garlic on your feet to attack the itch-causing fungus.


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2020/2021 GPL match week 9 report: WAFA 1-1 Asante Kotoko
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2020/2021 GPL match week 9 report: WAFA 1-1 Asante Kotoko


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Asante Kotoko SC. The Academy Boys made their intentions clear from the onset and talisman Augustine Boakye raided down the left and was whacked down close to the corner flag for a free-kick.
Asante Kotoko tried to reply after six minutes when Emmanuel Sarkodie shot at goal but Konadu Yiadom delivered a huge clearance away.
Kotoko right back Christopher Nettey made a surging run and shot at goal but Boliver Owusu grabbed it on the turf.


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LifeLine Records CEO, Yoofi Boham arrives in Ghana to sign a new artiste
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LifeLine Records CEO, Yoofi Boham arrives in Ghana to sign a new artiste


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News also has it that he's most likely to sign another artiste to his 20-year-old record label.
Mr Yoofi Boham already has Dede Supa and Abochi on his record label.
"The philosophy hasn't changed. I am here to work with bloggers, producers to win together and take lifeline to the world. We have worked with many artistes since 1997, Jay Dee was my first Artist I signed," Label CEO highlighted.


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2021 GPL match week 9 report: AshantiGold shares point with Medeama


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Ashantigold S.C. The first half was mostly dull as both teams struggled to create goal-scoring oppotutnies.
In the second half, the big chances came to AshantiGold.
Frank Boateng of Medeama had to be extra sharp to make a double save at the later parts of the game to make sure that they leave the Obuasi Leng Clay Sports Stadium with a point.


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Celebrities hail Tracey Boakye as she turns 30
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Celebrities hail Tracey Boakye as she turns 30


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To celebrate her big day, her colleagues in the entertainment industry, as well as fans, have flooded social media with images of the Kumahood Producer, celebrating her life and immense contribution in the movie industry.
The self-acclaimed "East Legon landlady" was undoubted one of the most talked-about celebrities in the year 2020 as she topped trends with her mysterious "Papa no", father of her daughter.
Tracey who images confirm is currently out of the country in the earlier hours of the day posted a video on Instagram of herself together with her children cutting her birthday cake.


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Some Rastafarians got angry with me for playing gangster roles


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The actor, who used to keep his hair in dreadlocks and was known for playing the most notorious and gangster roles in movies, revealed during an interview on Y 102.5 FM's Ryse n Shyne that some Rastafarians at a point in time, got angry with him for playing such roles.
From how they saw it, he was creating a stereotype about Rastafarians being gangsters which they were not happy about.
According to Ras Nene, he knew that playing the notorious guy was not all he could do however, most movie producers saw him to be the best fit for that role and that is why he became known for such.


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Benjamin Acheampong rejoins Egyptian side El Dakhleya SC
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Benjamin Acheampong rejoins Egyptian side El Dakhleya SC


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The former Asante Kotoko player has joined the second-tier club on a six-month deal.
There is an agreement for renewal if the club secures promotion to the Egyptian top-flight.
Acheampong joined Dakhleya in 2016 and after an impressive first season, he was transferred to Zamalek the following year.


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How I knew Adekunle Gold was the right man for me
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How I knew Adekunle Gold was the right man for me


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Nigerian musician Simi and her husband Adekunle Gold.
One curious fan dug into her private life to ask how she knew her husband was the man for her.
Simi got married to Adenkunle Gold in a beautiful wedding ceremony in January 2019, had their first baby, Deja in 2020.


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Despite's 18-year-old son, Saahene Osei displays his fashion sense


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Saahene Osei has in the past weeks been trending on social media because of the finesse he adds to his dressing.
The latest photo the 18-year-old Saahene dropped was him wearing a designer long-sleeve shirt with its matching black trousers coupled with a colourful shade.
This generated lots of attention as he looked stunning in the exquisite designer outfit.


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Kotoko coach Johnson Smith names starting eleven for WAFA SC clash
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Kotoko coach Johnson Smith names starting eleven for WAFA SC clash


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Keen on picking up points from this tough fixture, Asante Kotoko interim coach Johnson Smith has named an attacking side that could punish the opponent.
Midfielder Muniru Sulley starts in midfield while in-form striker Kwame Poku leads the lines.
Check out the Asante Kotoko starting eleven for the match against WAFA SC that starts at 15:00GMT????Here are our WARRIORS for this afternoon's #GPL clash at WAFA ?????#AKSC #WAFKOT #GPL #MD9 pic.


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Mad rush for State Housing Company built homes
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Mad rush for State Housing Company built homes


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Their preferred houses which have since been sold out, continue to attract buyers because of their quality and moderate prices according to officers at the Customer Service office of SHC. "We resumed work just a week ago but the pressure on us by customers is unprecedented. It's they just heard of Club Court and Mallow Court but unfortunately, they've all been sold out," a Customer Service Officer told our reporter.
The Club Court at North Kaneshie which is a 16 apartment project is the talk in town in the vicinity as it used to be the Club House of the company but was pulled down because it had virtually become a death trap.


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There is nothing wrong even if Bullet and Wendy Shay are in a sexual relationship
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There is nothing wrong even if Bullet and Wendy Shay are in a sexual relationship


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One person who endorsed the artiste manager relationship was Kwame A Plus, saying Ghanaians have put too much pressure on Wendy Shay and it was time they left her alone.
A Plus said it was very normal, and even though he doesn't know if indeed Bullet and Wendy Shay have any romantic relationship, the pressure Ghanaians have put on her was too much.
"I don't see anything wrong with it. People do business with their spouses all the time, Chatter House belongs to a man and his wife. Even if that is the issue, I think Ghanaians have vilified Wendy Shay too much in this country. The pressure given to her on Instagram, Wendy Shay has gone through a lot." He said on the show.


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Ghanaian US-based musician composes song to eulogize Rawlings
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Ghanaian US-based musician composes song to eulogize Rawlings


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"I composed the song because I want us to remember Rawlings and look back for the many things that he has done. We must sit and look at the many things that he has done in the past and bring it to the present, that is the more reason why I composed the song," he emphasised in an interview with the Capitalnewsonline.com via the telephone.
Wizzy pointed out that the song also touches on the before the revolution era of the nation when things were not the best such as joblessness, anger building up in people until Rawlings brought some level of sanity to the system.
"Let look at 31st December and what Rawlings did, let look at the change he brought to Ghana, let see how he transformed Ghana, that is why I did the song for him," the Superior Character reiterated.


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Take off my logo from your artwork
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Take off my logo from your artwork


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OGB Music boss, Ogidi Brown in happier times with his former signee, Cryme Officer.
Ogidi Brown the Chief Executive Officer of OGB Music record label recently terminated the contract of the upcoming Afropop artiste following his feud with Fameye.
In a new development, Ogidi Brown ordered Cryme Officer to take off his logo from his artwork after the singer posted a flyer with the OGB Music logo promoting his new single "Over".


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