GHANA: Reality Zone: Prostitutes demand right of sponsorship to the World Cup?
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 1566 fois
We seem to have carried impunities too far in this country. For a group calling itself the Association of Prostitutes to demand openly on air to be included in whatever sponsorships the government was giving to hundreds of Ghanaian cheerleaders to go to the World Cup in Brazil is untenable.
A news item broadcast by one of the local language FM stations during its prime time news last Thursday afternoon was as shocking as it was embarrassing to listen to a well articulated young woman who was on air agitating for the inclusion of prostitutes on the official list of people the government was sending to the World Cup.
GHANA: Politicians on tractor beneficiary list cause heated debate in Parliament
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 1256 fois
THERE was heated debate in Parliament yesterday over high- profile people that were beneficiaries of the 932 tractors imported into the country for farmers in 2008.
GHANA: Photo of the week: Is this Free Zones Board driver driving freely in frightening zone?
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 4745 fois
It is rather unfortunate that drivers plying our highways continue to engage in dangerous practices often resulting in fatalities.
The guilty vehicle with registration number FZB 160 Z is captured by myjoyonline Photo journalist David Andoh.
Is this a Free Zones Board vehicle driving freely just around a curve?
NIGERIA: N10bn Jet Charter: Court Stops House from Going Ahead with Alison-Madueke’s Probe
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : Thisday live Lu: 1190 fois
A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday ordered the House of Representatives to stop its proposed probe of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), over the allegation that the corporation spent N10 billon to hire a private aircraft for her personal use and that of her family.
NIGERIA: Jonathan to Set Up C’ttee on Abacha Loot as Liechtenstein Returns $227m June 25
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : Thisday live Lu: 1189 fois
World Bank to assist in monitoring usage on targeted projects, programmes
Come June 25, the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein is billed to return 167 million euro ($227 million) to Nigeria, being part of the looted funds recovered from the General Sani Abacha’s family, bringing an end to a 16-year battle to recover the looted funds from the European nation.
NIGERIA: Japan Earmarks $855,000 Emergency Grant for Chibok Community
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : Thisday live Lu: 1155 fois
The Japanese government has expressed its readiness to assist the Chibok community in Borno State with US$855,000 as emergency grant.
This financial assistance was considered following requests by United Nations Organisation (UN) and the federal government.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Ambassador of Japan in Nigeria on Economic Cooperation, Mariko Chiba, the fund would be channelled through the United Nations Children’s and Educational Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other organisations.
SIERRA LEONE: Structure Fire near Richmond School Destroys Home
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : sierra daily Lu: 1169 fois
Flames were visible from all over the valley last night as a home near Richmond School was completely destroyed.
The blaze started sometime after 9:30 pm according to witnesses living in the area, with emergency crews arriving right around 9:45pm to a fully engulfed scene.
SIERRA LEONE: Modoc County Fugitive Arrested in New York Area
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : sierra daily Lu: 1275 fois
Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter will soon have another inmate in his jail... as a New York State Police sobriety checkpoint nabs a CA fugitive.
SIERRA LEONE: Washington Redskins Lose Trademark Protection from Feds
Publié le : Friday, June 20, 2014 Source : sierra daily Lu: 1115 fois
The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is disparaging of Native Americans and that the teams federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.
NIGERIA: Umezulike: Governor’s power to appoint Chief Judge (1)
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : Nigerian Guardian Lu: 1276 fois
THE not infrequent delays, toxemia and heavy politics involved in the appointment of a CHIEF JUDGE of a State Judiciary seem to indicate that perhaps, the least known, most generally ignored or misunderstood, and least carefully evaluated provisions of the Constitution Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria are those dealing with the appointment of a CHIEF JUDGE of a State in Nigeria. In this contribution to a book in honour of the greatest Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mohammadu Lawal Uwais GCON, CJN, this writer will strongly contend that the process of appointment of a Chief Judge of a State is purely a Political/Constitutional process rather than geographical, cultural, or idiosyncratic one. Hence a process which the Constitution of The Federal Republic of Nigeria seems to treat as political should not be ridiculously objectified to the extent that meta-legal factors outside the process are entertained and perhaps given some consideration and accord.
NIGERIA:Rogers: Boko Haram: Nigerian, African and world issue
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : Nigerian Guardian Lu: 802 fois
THE recent actions by Boko Haram are a cause for concern in Nigeria, throughout Africa and the world because of the importance of this country. The group has been growing in strength, rampant in Borno State, very active in other northern states and striking even further south, in Jos and Abuja, the federal capital. It is impossible to understand how any religion can sanction the kidnapping of innocent schoolgirls and the destruction and mayhem perpetrated in the name of Allah. Nigeria, the African giant plays a pivotal role in the region and beyond. The solution to the problem must be resolved by Nigerians but with active support from its neighbours and world powers. The problem calls into question the current Nigerian leadership and the capacity of the army. There are some fundamental long term issues which undoubtedly give rise to groups like Boko Haram. If the Boko Haram problem is not resolved by the current administration, hopefully the elections in 2015 will give Nigerians an opportunity to elect a leader who will deal with it more effectively. The nightmare scenario must not be allowed to play out, not by Nigerians, the continent and world.
NIGERIA:TODAY is world Sickle Cell Day. Like most other epidemiological statistics, Nigeria still takes the lead in sub-Saharan Africa with the highest cases of sickle cell births. About one per cent of every life births are babies with the sickle cell disorder. Their life expectancy is unfortunately still pegged at about 21 years. But then, there is an enormous risk group, which is about 25 per cent of the entire country’s population - those with the sickle cell trait with blood genotypes commonly seen in Nigeria as HbAS or HbAC, among others.
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : Nigerian Guardian Lu: 869 fois
IT is quite significant that while the national conference is in session discussing the matter with Nigeria, the National Assembly is pressing on with a constitutional amendment process. Apart from underscoring the perception among Nigerians that the extant 1999 Constitution as amended is highly flawed and does not address the various national questions besetting the country, the two processes also demonstrate the readiness of Nigerians to reform the polity to ensure the general well-being of all. While this provides a basis for optimism, there is also the need for caution because the political elite have not always run with the wealth of recommendations from similar exercises in the past.
NIGERIA: ‘How to prevent sickle cell births’
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : Nigerian Guardian Lu: 1008 fois
TODAY is world Sickle Cell Day. Like most other epidemiological statistics, Nigeria still takes the lead in sub-Saharan Africa with the highest cases of sickle cell births. About one per cent of every life births are babies with the sickle cell disorder. Their life expectancy is unfortunately still pegged at about 21 years. But then, there is an enormous risk group, which is about 25 per cent of the entire country’s population - those with the sickle cell trait with blood genotypes commonly seen in Nigeria as HbAS or HbAC, among others.
GHANA: Edwinology's Lab: Samia is a dictator? Yeah right and Kwesi Appiah is a bully
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 914 fois
Kids. A stage for great times if you ask me. Remember how those days you just sat in the hall and build something - anything - with cassettes or books or coca-cola corks.
Then just as you smile at your handy work as the corks take some shape - another kid comes to knock off a small part of the infrastructure, sending of parts tumbling down and spreading out into different directions. All your hardwork is gone.
Yeah. We did that when we were kids.
Apparently grown-ups play the game today too. And where is the playground this time? In politics.
GHANA: Chief Engineer calls for suspension of Accra-Tema railway service
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 856 fois
The Chief Engineer of the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL), Mr William Ackun, has called for the immediate suspension of train services on the Accra-Tema railway line until maintenance work is carried out.
The call, he said, had become necessary because the company could not guarantee the safety of trains and passengers who used the track.
GHANA: Bagbin proposes adoption of U.K parliamentary system
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : My joyonline Lu: 923 fois
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli/Kaleo, Mr Alban Bagbin, has stressed the need for Ghana to change from the ‘winner-takes- all’ system of governance to the proportional representation system.
According to him, the ‘winner- takes-all’ system of governance has not served a good purpose for the nation and so there is the need to consider alternative systems of governance such as the proportional representation.
GAMBIA: 22-year-old woman needs assistance
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : daily observer Lu: 845 fois
Fatima Drammeh, aged 22 from New Jeshwang is in need of assistance to undergo overseas médical treatment.
According to a medical report, the patient complains about general body pain and joint pain, which started when she was 18-years-old. The report added that it all started with her left knee joint, by presenting pain and increased in size or volume with palpable tumoration around the joints and the pain is severe during the morning time.
GAMBIA: ‘Gov’t remains committed to environmental management’
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : daily observer Lu: 824 fois
The government of The Gambia remains committed to sound environmental management and has attached a great deal of interest to the preservation and utilisation of our forestry resources, the director of the Department of Forestry, Sambou Nget reaffirmed Wednesday.
Speaking during a day’s forum on bushfire management in The Gambia, organised by the Regional Project on Sustainable Management of Endemic Ruminant Livestock in West Africa (PROGEBE-Gambia) at a local hotel in Kololi, Nget said The Gambia as a country suffers greatly from bushfires that virtually burn the whole vegetation cover on an annual basis.
GAMBIA: APRC women leader visits 300-hectare farm
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : daily observer Lu: 831 fois
The national women mobiliser of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Monday visited a 300-hectare farm in Berending, Lower Numi District, North Bank Region.
SIERRA LEONE: Lassen County Voters to Decide Term Limits for Supervisors
Publié le : Thursday, June 19, 2014 Source : sierra daily Lu: 822 fois
The Lassen Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to adopt a resolution that places a proposed three-term limit before voters in November.
GHANA: Argentina weighs putting Pope Francis' face on a coin
Published the : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1638 times
Just a few days after Pope Francis decried capitalism, Argentine lawmakers weighed a new way to honor him: putting his face on a coin.
A proposal to create a commemorative coin as a tribute to Latin America's first Pope passed in Argentina's lower house on Thursday, Rep. Oscar Cachi Martinez said in a post on his official Facebook page.
Martinez first proposed the measure in April, and it garnered approval from congressional committees earlier this month. Now the bill will be sent to the South American county's Senate for consideration.
The goal of the coins, according to the text of the proposed law, is "to commemorate an event of global dimensions, so our present and future generations remember this splendid act in the history of humanity, in which the principal actor is an Argentine."
GHANA: Banks to suffer stiffer punishment
Published the : Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1874 times
The Bank of Ghana is seeking more powers under Foreign Exchange Act 2006,(Act 723), to enable it to impose stiffer sanctions on banks and forex bureau operators that flout the law with impunity.
The Central Bank is of the view that instead of merely suspending recalcitrant players in the industry as per the present Act, there should be a situation where it can be allowed to completely ban offenders to help check the growing indiscipline within the market.
The move by the central bank is said to be a response to the blatant disregard for the Act by players in the industry, who find their dubious deals more profitable than the fines imposed on them by the Bank of Ghana.
At the recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, the Governor of the BoG, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, explained that the quest by the central bank to seek more powers was to help inject sanity into the foreign exchange market while ensuring that players in the sector did not take advantage of the loose nature of the present Act to short-change customers.
GHANA:Ndebugri accuses Energy Minister, Parliament of acting contemptuously; threatens to go to court
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:3424 times
Former Zebilla Member of Parliament (MP) and a plaintiff in the controversial GNPC, Aker case, is accusing the Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and the clerk of Parliament of contempt.
John Ndebugri says he is in talks with his lawyer and may soon haul both men before the Supreme Court.
The former MP had sought an interim injunction at the Supreme Court, restraining the Energy Minister from laying a new agreement between the GNPC and AMP Petroleum over oil exploration in the Deep South Tano block.
According to Ndebugri, the injunction application was duly served on the minister and the clerk of Parliament with the former filing an affidavit in opposition to the interlocutory injunction.
GHANA: Speech: 1st Alhaji Aliu Mahama Foundation Lecture by Dr Bawumia
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:2079 times
Mr. Chairman, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of the Republic of Ghana
Honourable Ministers of State Honourable Members of Parliament Chiefs and Traditional Leaders Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Representatives of other Political Parties
Members of the Media Distinguished Invited Guests Fellow Ghanaians
Ladies and Gentlemen
Assalamu Alailkum and Good evening!
I would like to thank all of you for making the time from your busy schedules to be present at this inaugural Alhaji Aliu Mahama Memorial Lecture. I am very humbled to have been asked by the Foundation to deliver this first lecture. In fact, when the request came, I thought there must have been some mistake as I felt someone else more qualified, perhaps a statesman like our Chairman, should be the one giving this lecture. I am truly honoured for the opportunity.
GHANA:Ghana, Ivory Coast agree on roadmap to resolve maritime boundary dispute
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:2209 times
Ghana and Ivory Coast have agreed to constitute a joint team to establish the geographical boundaries of a disputed area off the coast of Ghana, rich in oil and gas.
Ivory Coast recently renewed its efforts to claim the oil-rich C100 maritime area, which Ghana said is part of its territorial waters. Ghana thought it had exclusive possession and occupation of the territory until April this year, when Ivory Coast announced it had struck oil on a block off Ivory Coast and adjacent Ghana’s Jubilee Field.
The territory is estimated to hold about 2 billion barrels of oil reserves and another 1.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
NIGERIA:South Africans top Africa’s 50 richest
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:2476 times
SOUTH Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth of $2.06 billion.
South Africa’s largest fortunes have seen slow growth in the past year, weighed down by meager gains in the resources and mining sectors. Nicky Oppenheimer ($6.6 billion), who recently sold diamond mining firm De Beers to mining giant Anglo American for $5.1 billion; African Rainbow Minerals chairman Patrice Motsepe ($2.7 billion) and Assore chairman Desmond Sacco ($1.4 billion) barely saw their fortunes move compared to a year ago.
NIGERIA:Anenih, Yar’Adua move against •Say it was illegally registered PDM
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:3371 times
Founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Movement, on Tuesday, converged in Abuja and declared that a political party, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), was registered without compliance with the requirements of the law.
The leaders vowed to take all legal steps to ensure that the name of the movement now registered as a political party is taken back and the movement reverted to its original role as a pressure group within the PDP.
The new party, PDM, is widely seen as a political party on which platform former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar may contest the 2015 presidential election.
NIGERIA:US names Boko Haram, Ansaru as terror groups •It’s a welcome development —FG
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:2072 times
THE United States (US) government has designated Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), according to US and Nigerian government statements, Empowered Newswire reported.
Two statements from the White House and the State Department, on Wednesday morning, made the designation formal, and a third statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC expressed the reaction of the Nigerian government.
While the US Department of State “announced the designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as FTO under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended,” it also labeled the groups as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.”
GHANA: Gender advocate angered by GES' threats to punish pregnant school girls
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:2299 times
Gender advocate, Angela Dwamena Aboagye has condemned threats by a deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service, to severely punish girls who get pregnant while in school.
According to her, the proposition was too archaic to be applied in modern, democratic state.
Mrs Bernardette Banongwie, who is the Head of the Inspectorate Division at the GES, last week said any girl who gets pregnant through consensual sex, should be severely punished.
GHANA:Ghana celebrates noise-makers - Analyst
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:2382 times
A Research Fellow at the Center for Policy and Research believes the unguarded utterances of some politicians in Ghana persist because the country celebrates "noise-makers".
Samuel Kingsford said on Multi TV's PM Express Monday, that "the problem we have in Ghana is that we celebrate noise-makers, people who can talk, they are eloquent..but no content".
GHANA: Edwinlogy's Lab: Wanted @ the Presidency: A Technical Director to fight corruption
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1643 times
We may have glossed over the real but perhaps unconscious import of the President's response to public concerns that corruption under his watch is a lost cause.
Yes, he said, governing was difficult; Yes, he doesn’t expect solidarity (although it would be great if he got it).
Add the two together and in a weird way this is what it suggests – ‘get me a technical director’.
That is how women talk to their husbands when they need help. They use language in a roundabout way.
“Oh darling am tired doing chores but if you are not gonna help that’s fine, I will do it myself’ – sounds familiar doesn’t it?
It is no longer a partisan position to say the government's commitment to fight corruption is lacklustre. It used to be a partisan posture, but no, now it is not. Not any more.
GHANA: Victoria Hammah’s driver kidnapped
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1436 times
The driver of dismissed deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hammah, is suspected to have been kidnapped by two unknown men Monday morning.
Lawrence Quayeson had sought refuge at a family residence near Dansoman after packing out of Victoria Hammha’s house.
A family friend only known as Nadia, with whom he sought refuge told Joy News the two men who picked him up did not identify themselves.
She said Lawrence came to them yesterday evening to charge his phones but had to sleep over because it was late in the night.
GHANA: Reduction in electricity tariffs sad for Ghana - Tarzan
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1321 times
Energy Expert, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby has described as "sad", government's decision to cut utility tariffs by about 25 per cent.
He said the action was an unnecessary inteference with the work of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), the constitutionally mandated body to set utility prices in consultation with the relevant stakeholders..
"This is a sad day for Ghana", Dr. Wereko-Brobby, who is also the Chief Policy Analyst at the Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options (GIPPO), said on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Monday.
GHANA: I didn't influence any judge - Oye Lithur fights back
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : My joyonline Read:1415 times
Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur has refuted claims by Victoria Hammah that she influenced the verdict of the 2012 election petition.
On a secretly recorded tape Ms. Hammah, who was dismissed as deputy Communications Minister, alleged that prior to the landmark ruling, Mrs Oye Lithur met the Supreme Court justices, suggesting she might have influenced their ruling.
But the Children and Social Protection Minister has vehemently denied the allegation in a statement dated November 9, 2013.
"The allegation is untrue and preposterous," she rebutted.
SIERRA LEONE: Enterprise and job creation program launched
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : sierra daily Read:1342 times
At least one thousand five hundred young women in Paynesville City, Montserrado County are expected to benefit from a job creation program known as “Be The Change Academy”. The “Be The Change Academy”, which is run by the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia, with support from the Norwegian Government through Peace Child International (UK Based); aims at creating economically stimulating jobs and enterprises for young women through intensive business skills training and guidance.
It was launched recently (Wednesday October 30), at Youth Crime Watch’s Young Women Empowerment Center in Wood Camp, Paynesville City, outside Monrovia. The two-year program officially launched in Liberia includes: two other Mano River Union countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone in which the program is currently being implemented.
The program seeks to provide young women between ages 15 and 35 with marketing, business management and accounting skills, and access to finance for start-up-capital to run their business enterprise.
SIERRA LEONE: FIND Boss blasts PYJ over ‘Pehn-pehn’ Riders’ saga
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : sierra daily Read:1340 times
The Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), Mr. Roosevelt Woods, has blasted Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson for criticizing the Government of Liberia(GOL) new regulation against commercial motorcyclists.
FIND is an international human rights and pro-democracy organization operating in the country. Commercial motorcyclists are generally referred to here as ‘Pehn-Pehn’ riders.
According to Mr. Woods, it is uncalled-for for an official of government to condemn a regulation which borders on the protection of the rule of law.
He said it was bad for Senator Johnson to use the new regulation against motorcyclists to gain political relevance.
He said the Nimba County Senator must support the government’s stance because the senator is part of the government and therefore he must support the measure which is aimed at maintaining law and order in the country.
SIERRA LEONE: The aftermath of workers’ protest at Sime Darby
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013 Source : sierra daily Read:1914 times
Normal working activities were stalled at Sime Darby Plantation-Liberia for two days as a result of a protest that was staged by employees of the Plantation against the workers Union. The Sime Darby Plantation-Liberia (SDPL) is situated between Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.
The protest, according to report, was occasioned by the throwing of stones and destruction of several properties, including a shop owned by the workers union’s President, Madam Grace Mason.
According to the report gathered by this paper, the SDPL workers staged the violent protest against their union in demand of an increment of 14 US cents per day to their monthly salary.
NIGERIA: World Post Day: NIPOST to partner CBN over cashless policy
Published the : Thursday, October 10, 2013 Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:2027 times
Aligning with the Federal Government’s cashless policy, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), would soon introduce cash transaction in all post offices across the country.
This was disclosed by the Area Postal Manager (APM), Jigawa State Territory, Mr Paschal Ijara, while addressing newsmen in Dutse, as part of activities marking the World Post Day celebration.
Mr Ijara explained that the aim of the programme was to give cash access to rural dwellers and areas with no banks but post offices saying programme would commence soon and would be in full operation nationwide be May next year (2014).
According to him, under the programme, civil servants could collect their salaries in any post office close to them, “without travelling a distance for cash deposit and collections, especially in states where banks are not everywhere like post offices.”
LIBERIA: Mercenary trial suffers major set back
Published the : Monday, October 07, 2013 Source : heritage liberia Read:1697 times
The Judge of Criminal “D” at the Temple of Justice, Yussif D. Kaba, on Friday, October 5, 2013 sentenced one of the sequestrated jurors in the Mercenarism trial to one month imprisonment in a common jail in Montserrado County for providing the court false information.
Criminal Court “D” at the Temple of Justice situated at Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Liberia had for the past four months been conducting trial for 18 Liberians charged for alleged mercenary activities in Liberia and neighboring Ivory Coast. But those indicted have since pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Jeremy Neufville, one of the jurors sitting on the case was accused by government lawyers of providing false information to the court about himself and his relations. In a complaint filed by government lawyers called “Bill of Information”, the juror was accused of filling the jury information form calling himself Jeremy Neufville, his father as Paul S. Dweh Neufville, his wife as Hawa Sonii Neufville and his two children as Prince Neufville and Carlos Neufville. The jury information form is a form used by the court to solicit information from potential juror.
GHANA:Yifaa is National Best Teacher
Published the : Monday, October 07, 2013 Source : Daily Graphic-Ghana Read:1870 times
A 32-year-old teacher of the Nana Amoakwah Model School at Damang, in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region, Simon Jude Yifaa, was on Saturday crowned the National Best Teacher at the 19th National Best Teacher awards ceremony held in Wa in the Upper West Region.
He took home a cheque for GH¢65,000 for a three-bedroom house to be built at a place of his choice, a laptop and a computer and its accessories for his school.
Mr Tia Yahaya of the Tamale Presbyterian Senior High School in the Northern Region came second, while Mrs Mariama Antwi-Adjei of the Ashanti School for the Deaf placed third.
They were given saloon cars, laptops and computers and accessories for their respective schools.