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Over 400,000 Ghanaian children out of school – Report

Ghana’s education sector continues to dwindle because another report by the Ghana Education Service (GES) has revealed that over 400,000 children of school going age are not in school. The report specified that about 20% of these children are between the ages of six and eleven. The report further indicated that children between eight to 17 years have lost interest ...

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Northern NPP supports Afoko’s suspension

Northern Regional executives of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have hailed Paul Afoko’s indefinite suspension as the party’s national Chairman. Paul Afoko was suspended by the NPP disciplinary committee following a petition filed by two leading members of the party against him for misconduct. Several groupings within the party have since organized news conferences to declare their support for his ...

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NDC Aluta Boys retreat on mayhem threats

Leaders of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Aluta Boys in Tamale have disassociated the group from comments made by some of the members  to cause mayhem. Some angry members of the group on Wednesday in a Citi News interview expressed their misgivings on the Kumasi Appeals Court ruling. The group’s leaders in a sharp rebuttal on Thursday condemned the earlier ...

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Communities commend gov’t for giving them power

The chiefs and people of Galgu have commended the government for extending the Rural Electrification Project to three communities within the Yendi Municipality. The beneficiary communities include; Galgu, Bini and Gbambaya. The chiefs have however appealed for an extension of the project to Pansiya and Kpatogu all within the Yendi municipality. Naa Yaba Galgu Lana Kasim Ziblim Norgah made the ...

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N/Region women forced to bribe husbands with cigarettes for sex

Some young women in polygamous marriages in the Northern region are using cigarettes, cola nuts, or meals to lure their husbands to have sex with them. Many men, especially in the rural Northern region, have thus been marrying more than one to receive abundant gifts from their wives before satisfying their sexual needs. Some of the young married women revealed ...

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One dead, others injured in shooting incident

Some unidentified men believed to be robbers last Thursday attacked and killed one trader on the Tatale-Yendi road. The traders were returning from the Sangba Market in a KIA Rino vehicle with registration number AS 4676 -14 when they were intercepted by the armed men near Bikonkonlibe in the Tatale Sanguli District of  the Northern Region and allegedly shot and ...

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Northern Region NDC sacks officer for ‘leaking’ info

The Northern Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have suspended the party’s Communication Officer of the Bunkpurugu Constituency, Mr Moisob Ephraim Bidobi for disclosing confidential party information without approval by the executives. A statement issued in Tamale on Thursday, signed by Mr Halid Abdul-Rauf, Northern Regional Secretary of NDC, said Mr Bidobi’s disclosure of confidential party information to ...

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NPP supports Bilpela flood victims

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has supported victims of recent floods which ravaged about 33 households in the Bilpela electoral area of the Tamale South constituency in the Tamale Metropolis. Both the Tamale South constituency and regional executives jointly donated undisclosed amount for the upkeep of the distressed victims. The NPP Northern Regional First Vice Chairperson, Hajia Samata Gifty ...

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Smallholder farmers schooled on fertilizer application

Smallholder farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana have adopted the use of appropriate fertilizer protocols and application skills mainly in the production of maize and other cereals. According to the farmers, the introduction of the fertilizer –YaraMilaActyva by Yara Ghana, a leading fertilizer supplier in partnership with USAID funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) has helped improve ...

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UDS gets new Vice Chancellor

Professor G.A Teye Eyumu has been appointed as the new Vice chancellor of the northern premier University for Development Studies (UDS). He is to relief the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Haruna Yakubu whose administration has uplifted the UDS. Professor Haruna Yakubu’s achievements The University for Development Studies established in 1992 by former President Jerry John Rawlings could only boast of ...

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