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Alcohol facilitates suicide – Ex-Chief Psychiatrist

Alcohol is a catalyst in a suicide operation, former Chief Psychiatrist Prof. Joseph Bediako Asare has said. The Director of ‘Peace Be Clinic’ stated in an interview with ClassFM on 4 February 2021 that alcohol is one of the agents that can easily facilitate suicide. “A lot of people who attempted suicide and didn’t succeed will tell you that they ...

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Major markets shut down in Nigeria’s capital Abuja for Covid-19 non-compliance

Traders in Abuja are left angry and disappointed after a court ordered the closure of a popular market and two major malls for not complying with Covid-19 safety protocols. Wuse Market, UTC trading mall and Murg Plaza were shut down by the Federal Capital Territory Covid-19 enforcement team. Traders with sad faces lined the front entrances of the Wuse market ...

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COVID-19 impact exposes millions to the risk of trafficking, UN agency says

Although almost 50,000 victims of human trafficking were detected and reported in 2018 by 148 countries, the “hidden nature” of the crime means that the actual number of victims could be “far higher”, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Tuesday.   Migrants and people without jobs were among the groups most targeted by human traffickers, UNODC added, warning that the ...

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Recovered coronavirus patients experiencing worse symptoms – Doctor

Doctors are increasingly recommending stricter adherence to the COVID-19 protocols for all persons, considering recent findings about the various variants of the virus.A Medical Officer with the Ghana Police Hospital, Dr. Roger Ahiaku has revealed that some people who have recovered after contracting the Coronavirus, are suffering more complications than they experienced when they were initially infected.According to him, the rate of ...

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CeSIS appoints new Executive Director

The Governing Board of the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) has appointed Mr. Robert Ali Tanti as its new Executive Director, effective 4th January 2021. According to a Statement issued and copied to Public Agenda, Mr Tanti’s appointment follows the resignation of Mr. Richard Ellimah as Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Ellimah is the founding Executive Director of ...

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Parliament releases schedule for ministers’ vetting

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will lead the pack of appointees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.Following him immediately will be the Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, also on Wednesday.This was contained in a full list of all appointees of the president who are expected to take ...

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‘How we found a dead leader’s hidden loot’

When Nigeria’s then-head of state Sani Abacha stole billions of dollars and died before spending his loot, it prompted an international treasure hunt spread over decades. The man hired to get the money back tells the BBC’s Clare Spencer how the search took over his life. In September 1999, Swiss lawyer Enrico Monfrini answered a phone call that would change ...

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Businessman calls for strict laws to tackle corruption

Sir (Dr) Sam Jonah, the renowned businessman, has advocated for strict laws to be enforced in order to deter people from engaging in corruption. Speaking at the 9th joint graduation ceremony at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Sir Sam Jonah said: “It is critical to our security and development that we insist on the proper conduct and productivity ...

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GMA expresses fear over coronavirus spike

President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Ankobea says they are very scared of the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases being recorded in the country presently. He noted that these overwhelming numbers are comparable to cases recorded between June and July 2020 when the virus was at its peak. “We are scared of the figures being recorded now and ...

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Special Mothers Project donates to Madina Demonstration Special Unit

The Special Mothers Project (SMP), an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues, on Tuesday donated a television set and other educational items to the Special Unit of the Madina Demonstration School. The project adopted the Special unit of the Madina Demonstration School to draw public attention to it and help improve the facility for children with special ...

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