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Agyarko’s widow wins NPP Ayawaso West Wuogon primary

The widow of the late MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Lydia Alhassan, has emerged victorious in the New Patriotic Party primaries. She won comprehensively by securing 441 votes out of 672 total ballots cast during the primary at the Dzorwulu JHS. Her competitors, Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Maame Yaa Aboagye, Samuel Amankwah and Ato […]

Gov’t declares January 7 a public holiday

Monday, January 7, 2019, has been declared by the government as Constitution Day and will be observed as a public holiday nationwide. The announcement was made in a statement dated December 27 and signed by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery. Earlier this month, legislation was laid in parliament on government’s proposal of new holidays to […]

‘Discontinuation of Aisha Huang’s case saved tax payers’ money’- Charles Bissue

The secretary for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Bissue, has backed the Attorney General’s decision to discontinue the prosecution of alleged illegal mining kingpin Aisha Huang. Mr. Bissue, who said he did not know why the charges were dropped, said the Attorney General’s decision would spare the state the cost of prosecution. ...

Iraq makes Christmas Day an official nationwide holiday to mark ‘the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ’

Iraq has made Christmas Day a national holiday, its government confirmed this morning. The Iraqi Cabinet approved an amendment to its national holidays law which creates a new official one ‘on the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ’. Previously, Christmas Day had been designated as a religious break only for the Iraqi Christian community, […]