MyJoyOnline News Summaries from October 22, 2020
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Zidane claims he can fix Real Madrid as pressure builds
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Zidane claims he can fix Real Madrid as pressure builds


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Zinedine Zidane believes he can arrest Real Madrid's slump and restore order amid growing pressure after the club's shock Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Pressure is mounting on Zidane ahead of Saturday's El Clasico showdown against Barcelona after Madrid tasted a third consecutive Champions League defeat for the first time since 1986, but the under-fire boss remains convinced he is the right man for the job in the Spanish capital.


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EndSARS protest: Shop of popular Nigerian actress looted
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EndSARS protest: Shop of popular Nigerian actress looted


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Nigerian actress, Uche Elendu, has revealed how her shop was broken into by hoodlums during the EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
According to her, these looters vandalised her shop in Marwa Lekki in Lagos making away with items worth N100m.


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More mining firms coming as Cardinal Gold Resources to begin operations
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More mining firms coming as Cardinal Gold Resources to begin operations


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The number of mining sector players are expected to go up going forward as Australian mining giant, Cardinal Gold Resources will soon start producing gold in Namdini in the Upper East region early next year.
Cardinal Gold Resources is currently in the construction stage, putting its plant in shape before beginning full scale operations.


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Disqualified UFP aspirant, Gyataba to battle EC in court over alleged unfair treatment
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Disqualified UFP aspirant, Gyataba to battle EC in court over alleged unfair treatment


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One of the five disqualified presidential aspirants, Nana Agyenim Boateng has served notice of his intention to challenge the Electoral Commission in court over his disqualification from the upcoming December presidential race.
Nana Agyenim Boateng who is popularly known as Gyataba was speaking Wednesday on Adom FM's current affairs show, Burning Issues hosted by Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom.
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the EC disqualified 5 presidential aspirants out of the 17 that filed their nominations.


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NatWest plans to increase BAME presence at highest levels
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NatWest plans to increase BAME presence at highest levels


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Roughly 1% of NatWest's 8,800 senior staff are currently BAME. NatWest's wider BAME targets are meant to increase the number of BAME staff in senior roles to 14% by 2025.
NatWest currently has one BAME colleague, Yasmin Jetha, on its board, but no BAME executive or board members.


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Griezmann shames racist reporting about Fati after Barca win in Champions League
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Griezmann shames racist reporting about Fati after Barca win in Champions League


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Antoine Griezmann has slammed racist remarks made about Ansu Fati in the Spanish press following their 5-1 win in the Champions League against Ferencvaros on Tuesday.
Despite Fati's great showing, the Spain international was subjected to racist reporting from ABC, a Spanish newspaper outlet.


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Cost of reducing business transactions within Africa
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Cost of reducing business transactions within Africa


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The African Export and Import Bank, together with the Secretariat of the Africa Continental Trade Area is making progress with moves to reduce the cost of transacting business among African Countries under the agreement.
"However, we are fully conscious of the fact that it has to be up and running if we want to reduce the cost of transactions and the cost of trade in Africa. So, we are trying to make sure that if we roll out the trading date on 1st January 2021, the platform is rolled out at the same time. But it's difficult to give a deadline but we are working as hard as we can to make sure we achieve that objective", he emphasized.


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McDan Tennis Training Matches day 3 wrap
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McDan Tennis Training Matches day 3 wrap


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Day 3 of the McDan Foundation Tennis Training Matches saw men's top seed Jephet Bagerbaseh knock out Henry Asokwa in two straight sets winning 6-3, 6-0.
Shika booked her place in the quarterfinals with a dominant display by knocking out Lawrencia Manu in 2 straight sets to secure a 6-0, 6-2 victory only after Yayra Mckorley in the late hours of Tuesday morning, had seen off competition from Margaret Donkor to win 7-5, 6-3 in a very competitive encounter.


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Over ¢310m from mineral royalties received and disbursed to beneficiaries
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Over ¢310m from mineral royalties received and disbursed to beneficiaries


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The Lands Minister says through the Mineral Development Fund, over ¢310 million has so far been received and disbursed accordingly to beneficiaries of the fund from 2017 to date.
"The portion of royalties from Timber received and disbursed by the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands from 2017 to date amounts to GHS 27 Million".


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I am taking the EC to court- Nana Agyenim Boateng
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I am taking the EC to court- Nana Agyenim Boateng


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A disqualified presidential aspirant, Nana Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party, has stated that he is taking EC to court for what he claims is an unfair disqualification.
Nana Agyenim Boateng was disqualified from the presidential race on Monday by the Electoral Commission on the grounds of forgery on three of his forms but he maintains the allegation is false.
Nana Agyenim Boateng also described the Commission's register as "Not authentic".


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National Development Bank to take off from January 2021
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National Development Bank to take off from January 2021


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The National Development Bank is now set to take from January next year, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed.
The government in 2017 hinted it will establish a national development bank in the country.


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Politicians cautioned to desist from engaging minors in politics, and exhibit high sense of emotional intelligence
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Politicians cautioned to desist from engaging minors in politics, and exhibit high sense of emotional intelligence


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Non-governmental organisation, Rights and Responsibilities Initiatives Ghana, has cautioned political parties to desist from engaging minors in partisan politics.
The program was to train leaders to exhibit a high sense of emotional intelligence.
Mr. Ntow is positive after the corporate meet-up, assembly members will desist from aligning with political parties.


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Big Boss roadshow hit Kumasi with Stonebwoy, Lil Win And Dabo
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Big Boss roadshow hit Kumasi with Stonebwoy, Lil Win And Dabo


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Big Boss Energy Drink and Stonebwoy have taken the Big Boss Roadshow, which started in Ashaiman, to Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
In the process of the roadshow which went through principal streets of Kumasi, Lil Win, Stonebwoy and Dabo threw wads of cash to the crowd, who could not believe their luck on the fateful day, having been given free bottles of Big Boss Energy Drink and free cash.


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President of WR house of chiefs to Mahama
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President of WR house of chiefs to Mahama


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The President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, who is also the Omanhene of the Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area has described the National Democratic Congress Vice Presidential Candidate as a very dignified personality.
Speaking during a courtesy call by the NDC Presidential Candidate John Dramani Mahama, the Wassa Amenfi Omanhene said: "Your running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang paid us a courtesy call. Her demeanour and how she goes about her tour and speech pleases us."
He thanked the former President for congratulating him on his recent election as President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs.


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Akufo-Addo's 'economics' funnels money into his family's pockets
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Akufo-Addo's 'economics' funnels money into his family's pockets


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Former President John Dramani Mahama has mounted fresh allegations on President Akufo-Addo.
Mr Mahama, in an interview with 3 hosts from the Multimedia Group, accused the President of creating investment opportunities for his family only.
"There's a desire to borrow more because the more he borrows, the more his bank makes money and the more he makes money too," he said.


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Change your voting pattern by choosing NPP
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Change your voting pattern by choosing NPP


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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has admonished the people of Kajeji in the Sene East Constituency to change their pattern of voting by choosing the New Patriotic Party in the December polls.
After several years of voting for the National Democratic Congress, Mr Bawumia urged the people to opt for the NPP. "I know that in this constituency, you have voted for the NDC since 1992 but they have not brought any development to the people."
"I urge you all to vote for the NPP to bring growth and development to Sene East Constituency," he stated.


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Rejected votes will not be our headache this year
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Rejected votes will not be our headache this year


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Campaign Manager for the New Patriotic Party, Peter Mac Manu has in an interview disclosed that the party has developed a strategy to reduce the number of rejected votes during elections.
"For us, we believe strongly that the dummy ballot papers we are going to do and take across the country will minimize the rejected votes that hitherto has been going against the NPP," he said.
"If you look Into the past results from the Electoral Commission, rejected votes have been an issue, so if our placement is in a location like number 1, education makes it easier for the voters to identify us with the brand, rejected votes will be minimized as far as possible and we will get the vote that is expected for us," he said.


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Ken Ofori-Atta completes tenure as Chairman of Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors
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Ken Ofori-Atta completes tenure as Chairman of Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors


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Ghana's Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, successfully completed his 2-year tenure as the Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund after chairing his 4th DC plenary meeting.
The 2020 Development Committee plenary was held virtually on Friday, 16th October 2020.The Committee is an inter-ministerial Committee of Finance and/or Development Ministers who represent the full membership of the Bank and Fund..


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Bawumia begins 2-day tour in Bono East Region
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Bawumia begins 2-day tour in Bono East Region


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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has begun a 2-day campaign tour in the Bono East Region of Ghana on Wednesday, October 21.
The Sene East Constituency in the Bono East Region is among the several localities the Vice President is expected to visit.
His campaign tour follows the party's number one position slot on the ballot paper at the end of electoral balloting held by the Electoral Commission on Tuesday.


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Communities in Amansie West happy as electrification project takes off
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Communities in Amansie West happy as electrification project takes off


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After years without electricity, 10 communities in the Amansie West District of Ashanti will be hooked onto the national grid within the next 3 months.
"12,000 communities in Ghana have benefited from the electrification project. By 2025, every household in Ghana will have access to electricity; 338 communities are in the Ashanti Region."


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