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#NDCDecides: Security patrol heightens in Karaga

Security operatives are on a high alert in the Karaga district of the Northern Region. This is to avert an alleged ploy by some angry youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Karaga constituency to destroy party paraphernalia over the disqualification of Mohammed Kamil, a Parliamentary aspirant. Mohammed Kamil was in the race with the incumbent NDC Member ...

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Curfew hours for Bunkpurugu, Bimbilla, Alavanyo et al reviewed

The Ministry of Interior has reviewed the curfew hours in the Northern Regional towns of Bimbila, Nankpanduri and Bunkprugu. The curfew hours are from 10pm to 4am in Nakpanduri, 4pm to 6am in Bunkpurugu and 6pm to 6am in Bimbilla. This was contained in a statement signed by sector Minister, Mark Woyongo. Government is thus urging chiefs, opinion leaders, youth ...

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#NDCDecides: Chereponi DCE, 3 others disqualified in N/Region

Three out of the 120 Parliamentary aspirants of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region, have been disqualified. They are Mohammed Kamaldeen Abubakari of Karaga constituency, Bernard Jagri Bavyepu and Noah Megma Shei both from the Bimbila constituency. They were disqualified for various reasons by the vetting committee led by the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah. ...

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Riot: Students in 3 northern schools to pay for damaged facilities  

Students of three Senior High Schools in the Northern Region would be surcharged with the cost of school property destroyed following rioting in those schools. The Nalerigu SHS, T.I. Ahmadiya School and Karaga Senior High Schools in the Northern Region, were closed down indefinitely due to students’ rioting. Property running into millions of cedis were destroyed in the process. The ...

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UNFPA trains youth on Ebola

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Hope for Future Generations Ghana (HFFG) has trained about 100 youth at Nalerigu to equip them with knowledge on the Ebola disease to help fight the disease in the country. The training, which was in line with the United Nations system’ Ebola Preparedness Plan, was to support the government’s Ebola Preparedness ...

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Tamale-Sakasaka Presbyterian school overcrowded

One of the best performing schools in the Northern Regional capital Tamale, Sakasaka Presbyterian primary school is bedeviled with overcrowding. With a population of 850 students, the school can only boast of three classroom blocks and a makeshift structure accommodating Junior High School one students. All classrooms at the Kindergarten, lower and upper primary levels are congested. The school authorities ...

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Azorka to sue NDC parliamentary aspirants if…

Northern Regional Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned that he will impeach any failed Parliamentary aspirants in the region who dare to contest the 2016 Parliamentary election as independent candidates. Chief Awudu Sofo Azorka recalled that a similar bad faith exhibited by some disgruntled Parliamentary aspirants during the 2012 Parliamentary election necessitated the opposition New Patriotic ...

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#NDCDecides: Tension mounts in Karaga constituency

There is growing tension in the camp of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Karaga constituency over alleged attempts to disqualify one of the Parliamentary aspirants called Mohammed Kamil. Mohammed Kamil is competing with the incumbent Member of Parliament, Sualihu Alhassan Dandawa who is seeking re-election. A group calling itself Coalition of Youth Groups of the NDC in ...

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#NDCDecides: Northern Region records 120 Parliamentary aspirants

A total of 120 aspirants have filed their nominations to contest the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) November 7 Parliamentary primaries in the Northern Region. Only four are female and the incumbent Members of Parliament for Damongo, Adam Mutawakil and Wulensi, Maban George Laliri are going unopposed. Bimbila and Bunkprugu constituencies recorded the highest number of aspirants with 10 each. ...

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Doctor patient ratio reduces in Northern Region

Dr Jacob Mahama, Acting Northern Regional Director of Health Services, says the doctor- patient ratio has improved considerably from one doctor per 87,000 patients to one doctor per 68,000 patients in the Northern Region. He explained that the situation has improved because of recent postings of eight new doctors to the region who he indicates would be occupying many vacant ...

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