Month: April 2015

Japan to host Fifa Club World Cup

  Japan will host the Club World Cup for the next two years, world football’s governing body Fifa announced on Thursday. After last staging the event in 2012, Japan will play host again in 2015 and 2016, with this year’s competition confirmed for December 10-20. Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke said on the Fifa website: “This is a country with a proven track record when it comes to staging Fifa events, including six editions of the Fifa Club World Cup, which were all successful. “We know it will be a superb setting once again for this annual competition with good-sized crowds and a wonderful atmosphere.” Japan Football Association (JFA) president Kuniya […]

Rawlings calls for restoration of global ethics

  Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has in separate meetings with the Algerian and EU Ambassadors called for an urgent need to restore global ethical and principled values, stating that President Nelson Mandela if he were alive today would have described the TREND of brutal and unfair practices on the global scene as unconscionable. He also went on to say that so long as Africa’s end of the economic stick remains so short, a solution to the migrant crises and its horrible consequences would continue to elude us. The former President said the level of violence, brutality and injustice that has become pervasive across the globe happen […]

Parliament is powerless – Alban Bagbin admits

    Majority Leader Alban Kingsford Bagbin endorsed National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) research findings INDICATING Parliament is doing a woeful job in keeping the Executive arm of government in check.. Speaking at a National Quarterly Dialogue organised by the NCCE to discuss the findings of the research, he said parliament was structured to create consensus not to battle the executive. The spirit of this consensus building mechanism is even displayed in Parliament’s horseshoe sitting arrangement, the Nadowli/Kaleo MP said. MPs are “not called upon to be at the throat of the executive”, he pointed out, noting that the majority of ministers appointed by the President are also MPs. According […]

KKD’s case will not resurface again – Lawyer

  Lawyer for ace broadcaster, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa (KKD), Gary Nimako Marfo says he doubts if the rape case leveled against his client will resurface again in court. He said the Attorney General has realised that there is no substantial evidence to back their case hence the decision to quietly discontinue the matter because she cannot use the public purse to embark on a fruitless venture. Speaking on Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem, Thursday, the private legal practitioner said “technically” the case has ended and “I don’t foresee this case ever coming up again”. KKD walked out of court a FREE man Wednesday after the state went to court stating it […]

Kenya shuts Somali-linked money transfer firms

  Kenya’s government has ordered the closure of 13 money transfer firms to prevent militant Islamists from using them to finance attacks, the interior minister has told the BBC. The bank accounts of 86 individuals and “entities” had also been frozen, Joseph Nkaissery added. Those targeted are believed to include a Somali-linked bus company and hotel. An assault by the Somalia-headquarte red al-Shabab group killed 148 people at Kenya’s Garissa University last week. Kenyan officials have repeatedly accused Somalis in the country of colluding with the militants. Nearly 500,000 refugees are in the country – many of whom fled decades of conflict and drought in Somalia. ‘Lifeline for Somalis’ Kenya […]

GNPC finally completes takeover of Ghana Gas

    State oil operator, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has finally taken over the Ghana National Gas Company. This follows the acquisition of shares held by Government in Ghana Gas Company by the GNPC. Ghana Gas is now expected to operate as a subsidiary of GNPC. “As far as GNPC and Ministry of Energy are concerned, we have signed an agreement for the transfer of the shares to GNPC,” he told Joy stage of the takeover was characterised by controversies in December last year leading to the Board Chairman of the Ghana National Gas Company, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey issuing a statement to reject claims by the Energy Ministry that the take-over […]