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Live Video: 2020 Election Petition Hearing

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The Supreme Court of Ghana has began a pre-trial conference for parties in the 2020 election petition case.

This is to assist the court and parties organize the proceedings in a manner that will be convenient and expeditious and also set down the issues for the trial.

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Akufo-Addo addresses Ghanaians on coronavirus fight tonight

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President Akufo-Addo will be addressing the nation at 8 pm tonight on matters pertaining to the management of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

This will be his 20th national address on the pandemic since Ghana recorded its first two cases in March 2020.

His last address was on November 8 when Ghana had 1,139 active cases of the virus.

President Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians were letting their guard down and urged citizens to adhere to mask-wearing, hand-washing, the use of sanitizers, and social distancing protocols.

He also announced that the incentive package for health workers had been extended to the end of the year.

This meant that all health workers will pay no income taxes for the months of October, November and December.

Again, all frontline health workers, as defined by the Ministry of Health, continued to receive the additional allowance of 50 percent of their basic salary per month, for the months of October, November and December.

Ghana has had 53,653 known cases of the virus, 991 active cases, 52,331 infected persons discharged and 331 known deaths.

Source: okesemedia.com

Ghana to receive additional 1.3 million Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccines from US

The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Haris, has assured President Akufo-Addo that the United States would soon donate some 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana.

This is in addition to some 1.2 million Moderna vaccines received by Ghana on the 4th of this month from the U.S.

Ghana to receive additional 1.3 million Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccines from US

Vice President Harris said this when she held bilateral talks with President Akufo-Addo at the White House.

It was aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation and friendship that exist between the two countries.

Addressing a press conference, prior to holding a closed-door meeting between the two leaders and their delegations, the American Vice President indicated that Ghana and the United States share a commitment to global health and to minimize the effect of COVID-19.

Ghana to receive additional 1.3 million Covid-19 Pfizer Vaccines from US

She said the United States is proud to be a member of COVAX and has donated more than 1.2 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Ghana.

Commending President Akufo-Addo for the handling of Ghana’s economy, she said American companies continue to ramp up in Ghana, understanding the significance of the work that they do there to America’s economy much less to the partnership between Ghana and the United States.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked Vice President Harris for the vaccines stressing that Ghana and the United States of America share very much the same commitments.

Source: GBCGhana

Your hard smoking and heavy drinking led to our break-up, Prince Kpokpogri claps back at Tonto Dikeh

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Nigerian politician, Prince Kpokpogri, has allege that he broke-up with Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh because of her hard smoking and heavy drinking habit.

Kpokpogri made this known in a post he made on his Instagram page on Thursday, shortly after the actress called him out to stop running and face the consequences of his actions.

He partly wrote, ”My awesome T, like i call you”

”Knowing you has been pleasurable. It will be disservice to the institution called love if i say it was a regret knowing you as it wasn’t. It may have been a short memory but it’s such that will last a life time.

”Did i love you? Absolutely yes. In your weakness and vulnerability, i still loved you and was ready to walk you through the challenges of life. I gave you the chance to be yourself irrespective of the negative impression i was given about you.”

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Your hard smoking and heavy drinking led to our break-up, Prince Kpokpogri claps back at Tonto Dikeh

Most Germans find religion trivial, survey shows

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A significant majority of Germans say religion plays no role in their life, a poll has shown. Fewer than one eight adults believe that faith makes the world a fairer place, although younger people were more positive.

Most Germans say religion has no significance in their lives, according to a poll released on Thursday – with just 33% saying it was important to them.

Only 12% said they thought religion could make the world a better place, with just a quarter saying it had any political significance.

Year after year, disillusioned congregation members have been leaving Germany’s Catholic and Protestant churches in droves. The result is that only about half of all people belong to one of the country’s big Christian faiths.

Younger people were less likely to give a decisive statement about how important religion was to them.

About 15% of 18-29-year-olds gave no answer or said they didn’t know. Only 5% of 30-54-year-olds responded this ways, with the figure falling to 3% among those over 55.

The survey suggested younger people were more upbeat that others in their assessment of the role of faith.

Some 16% of young people agreed with the thesis: ”The religions of this world contribute to making the world more just.”

That compared with about 12% of people across all age groups, Well over half disagreed, and 26% were undecided on the issue.

Source: DW

(Video):Shatta Wale insults 3music boss, disparage others accusing him of attacking colleagues in the industry

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Self acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale in a new video has insulted those accusing him of attacking his colleagues in the industry saying he’s not stupid to just wake up and attack people.

He angrily slammed all those making him look like the troublemaker who has always been attacking his colleagues in the industry letting them know that he is not stupid to just wake wake up from bed and attack people.

According to Shatta Wale, if you don’t attack him first, he won’t attack you back hence anybody he has attacked in the industry might have attacked him first and he was retaliating and not what we think since he is not stupid to do that.

Giving an example of what he was saying, Shatta said he recently made a tweet about the #fixthecountry campaign that was going on and Sadiq commented, the he started insulting him saying his mother.

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23rd Sept 2021: Newspaper Headlines

‘Twene Jonas sacked from his car park job as police monitor him for immediate deportation’ – Hopeson Adorye [Video]

According to Hopeson Adorye, who is currently in the U.S as part of the Nana Addo’s delegation to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, he has visited the home of Twene Jonas in New York and can confirm that he has been sacked from his job.

”Where is Twene Jonas, after coming here, i have visited his workplace, not knowing he has been sacked,” Hopeson Ardoye said in a Facebook video. He then asked ”Twene Jonas or will come on air to come and challenge me?”

”I have been to Queens, not knowing you live with a pastor who has used plywood to partition his hall to create a small cubicle for you to be sleeping inside, yet, you have been bragging on social media like this” he added.

According to Hopeson, who is the convener of Fixing The Country Movement that counters Fix The Country protestors, Twene Jonas lost his car park job because he has been using someones’s document to work.

He claims that for about 5 days now, Jonas can not go home because the police are monitoring him to arrest him for possible deportation.

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However, the social media commentator and political critic is yet to respond to the allegations. Sharing a photo of himself on social media about an hour ago, he wrote ”I attribute my success to this: I never gave up or took any excuse. I’m experiencing my new iPhone 13 pro max! Lifer is good in Heaving on Earth Didi free smothie shit Glass Nkoaa Hw3 fom We run the city”.

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Apprise Music together with Linkfire to hold FIREAPP Music summit

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Ghana’s leading music distribution company, Apprise Music in collaboration with Linfire set to hold a ”FIREAPP MUSIC SUMMIT” on 25th of September 2021.

Apprise Music together with Linkfire to hold FIREAPP Music summit

This is a Pan-African digital music summit dedicated to the continent’s most vibrant music market, artists, label managers, and digital music service providers with Ghana as country of Honour.

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France withdraw UK defence talks amid row

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France’s defence minister has cancelled talks with her UK counterpart amid the row prompted by new security deal between Britain, the US and Australia.

Paris is angry after Australia signed the Aukus pact to build nuclear-powered submarines, pulling out of major contract with France in the process.

UK PM Boris Johnson said France had nothing to worry about from the deal.

But Florence Parly’s meeting with UK Defence Security Ben Wallace in London this week has been called off.

Lord Ricketts, a former British ambassador to France who was due to co-chair the two days of talks, confirmed the meeting had been ”postponed to a later date”.

‘Very friendly relationship’

The Aukus agreement brokered last week, widely seen as an effort to counter China’s influence in the contested South China Sea, ended a deal worth $37bn (£27bn signed by Australia in 20126 for France to build 12 conventional submarines.

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has described it as a ”stab in the back” that constituted ”unacceptable behaviour between allies and partners”.

And in a virtually unprecedented step among allies, French President Emmanuel Marcon ordered the recall of the French ambassadors to Washington and Canberra.

Speaking on a flight to New York, where he will take part in the UN General Assembly, Mr Johnson said France should not ”worry” about the alliance, insisting that Anglo-French relations were ”ineradicable”.

The prime minister said Britain and France have a ”very friendly relationship”, which he describe as being of ”huge importance”.

”Our love of France in ineradicable,” he told reporters.

”Aukus is not in any way meant to be zero-sum, it’s not meant to be exclusionary. It’s not something that anybody needs to worry about and particularly not our French friends.”

Mr Johnson is being joined on the trip with new Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, who launched her own defence of the agreement in an article for the Sunday Telehraph.

Ms Truss said the deal showed the UK’s readiness to be ”hard-headed” in defending its interest and had the potential to create hundreds of new skilled jobs.

Meanwhile, Australia has defended scrapping its deal with France in favour of the Aukus pact.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected accusations that Australia had lied, saying France should have been aware it was prepared to break the deal.

Speaking on Sunday, Mr Morrison said: ”Ultimately, this was a decision about whether the submarines that were being built, at great cost to the Australia taxpayer were going to be able to do a job that we needed it to do when they went into service and our strategic judgement based on the best possible of intelligence and defence advice was that it would no.”

The agreement means Australia will become just the seventh nation in the world to operate nuclear-powered submarines.

The pact will also see the allies share cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and other undersea technologies.

But it has been criticised by China, which has accused the three powers of having a ”Cold War mentality”.

And on Monday, North Korea, which has its own closely-watched nuclear weapon and missile programmes, warned it could spark a ”nuclear arms race”.

”These are extremely undesirable and dangerous acts which will upset the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region,” state media KCNS quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

Source: BBC

Sep, 20th 2021:Newspaper Headlines

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Retract ‘do or die’ comment quickly; it connotes violence – Nana Akomea to Mahama

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A former Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party, (NPP), Nana Akomea has urged former President John Dramani Mahama to retract the do-or-die comment he made in relation to the coming 2024 elections.

According to Nana Akomea, Mahama must quickly withdraw the comments if it is an expression that connotes death and violence.

Whileon Mahama’s ”Thank You Tour” in the Bono Region, he said his party (NDC) will be more vigilant during the 2024 general elections.

”The 2020 elections were rigged for the NPP. We have however accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court for the sake of peace. However, come 2024, the NDC will be more vigilant at the polling stations because that is where the elections are won.”

”So at the polling station [in the next election], it will be do or die. I am not saying all die be die. I am saying it will be ‘do or die’ because the right thing must be done,” Mahama said.

However, critics believe the statement is in bad taste and have demanded a retraction.

Mr. Mahama has justified the comments indicating that it is an idiomatic expression that cannot be equated to the all-die-be-die comment made by the then candidate Akufo-Addo in the run-up to 2012 election.

”It is an idiomatic expression. In the English Language, we have idioms in there. I think those who left school early do not understand idiomatic expressions. Do or die means a critical assignment you have, and you must do the needful or perish. What it means is that [officials of the] NDC shouldn’t wait and go to the Supreme Court again.”

”So we have whatever we need to do at the polling station and the collation centres. S o i won’t retract. The next election for NDC is going to be a do-or-die affair because we have to do the right thing at the polling stations. So i’m telling all our party executives that they must be at the polling stations and make sure the right thind is done. They must also be at the collation centres and make sure the right thing is done.”

But Nana Akomea disagrees with the justification.

He insists the comment by Mr. Mahama only endorses election violence.

”He should come out very quickly to say the expression i used, if it connotes violence and death, that is not what i meant and i withdraw it. It is weakness, it is strength. We are sad about the unfortunate death at Techiman, but what John Dramani Mahama is saying is actually justifying the thing.”