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Fuel queues in Nigeria after dirty petrol quarantined

Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, is experiencing an acute shortage of fuel, which is causing huge disruption across the country. People are waiting at petrol stations for several hours, some into the night trying to get fuel. The longest queues have been in cities like the capital, Abuja, and the commercial hub of Lagos, at those petrol stations that actually ...

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Minority initiates vote of censure to remove Health Minister over Sputnik V deal

The Minority in Parliament is pushing for the removal of the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, over his ‘dishonest’ role in the  Sputnik-V vaccines procurement scandal. In a memo to the Speaker of Parliament calling for a vote of censure, the Minority said his actions were a “direct breach of the Constitution and Laws passed by this Honourable House.” Outlining Mr. ...

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Ghana, Guyana must bring oil resources to production quickly for benefit of citizens – President Akufo-Addo

“It is, thus, of the utmost necessity that countries like Guyana and Ghana find ways of bringing their substantial hydrocarbon resources to production, and quickly too. We must add value to these resources, and not export them in their raw form if we are to transition to the status of developed countries. The effective management of these resources will determine ...

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Burkina Faso to swear in junta leader as president

Burkina Faso military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is due to be sworn in as the country’s president, just over two weeks after soldiers ousted President Roch Kaboré in a coup. Last week, the Constitutional Council, “having taken note” of Mr Kaboré’s resignation, declared Mr Damiba, a 41-year-old army officer, president of Burkina Faso. State television says the inauguration will be ...

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Minority’s E-Levy tussle in Parliament was a fight for democracy – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the incidents and actions taken by the Minority group in Parliament before the House went on recess in December 2021 as a “fight for democracy”. Tussle broke out following what the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs say was an unconstitutional action by the First Deputy Speaker and which was also contrary to the ...

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Mandatory local content regulations needed to boost local participation in oil & gas industry – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo says Ghana is still struggling to get more local companies to participate in the oil and gas industry years after laws allowing local content were enacted. The President, who was speaking at this year’s International Energy Conference and Expo in Guayana, said the government is doing all it can to get more locals to participate in the sector. ...

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Meeting between gov’t, transport operators over fares ends inconclusively

The Coalition of Private Transport Operators and the government are holding opposing positions on what should be the appropriate rate for the increment in transport fares expected to take effect in the coming weeks. Whereas the Coalition of Private Transport Operators proposed an increment of not less than 20 percent, the government is pushing for a 10 percent increment. The ...

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Five Turkish journalists to be jailed over Libya coverage after failed appeal

 Five Turkish journalists were beginning jail sentences on Tuesday after a court rejected their appeal against a conviction related to their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya in 2020, a lawyer in the case said. The five were convicted in September 2020 of revealing information and documents connected to intelligence activities. They were variously held in ...

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GNAT appeals for the swift supply of teaching materials to schools

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has appealed to the government and relevant stakeholders to address the delay in supplying teaching and learning logistics to the various schools. According to the Association, the non-availability of these materials has been a major challenge for members nationwide. Speaking to Myjoyonline.com after a familiarisation visit to the Multimedia Group on Tuesday, President of GNAT, ...

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Police Service is not targeting journalists for arrest – DCOP Kwesi Ofori

The Director-General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Kwesi Ofori, has debunked claims that the police are targeting journalists for arrest in a wave of actions to intimidate them. According to him, the police’s actions are purely based on their compliance with the law. Speaking on The Point of View on Citi TV on  Monday, DCOP Kwesi Ofori said ...

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