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Floods take over Zabzugu roads

Heavy rains at the beginning of the month have affected a number of roads in the Zabzugu District, making the transportation of goods and services very difficult. A downpour on Monday, August 17, which lasted to the early hours of the next day, cut off the district from the rest of the Northern Region, as portions of the main road, ...

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NGO supports Chanshegu pupils

A local Non Governmental Organization called the Nor Foundation has presented a large quantity of learning materials to 44 needy but brilliant pupils in the Chanshegu community of the Kumbungu district in the Northern Region. The founder, Nura Mohammed who has dual citizenship in Ghana and Benin said the intervention sought to encourage the beneficiaries to focus on their studies. ...

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NDC Tamale North contest heats up

The Tamale North constituency in the Northern Region is expected to be one of the keenly contested constituencies during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary primaries. Seven names have already popped up including Mohammed Abdul Salam, the constituency Secretary, Radio Gold’s Alhassan Suhuyini, the former Member of Parliament, Hon. Alhaji Abukari Sumani and the immediate past Director General of the ...

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SEND-Ghana disburse more loans to farmer groups

Community Cooperative Credit Unions working under the auspices of poverty fund managers, SEND-Ghana have began the second phase of loan disbursement to small holder farmer groups in the Nanumba North District. The disbursement is carried in correlation with SEND-Ghana’s Food Security through Cooperatives in Northern Ghana (FOSTERING) project implemented in eight districts in the Eastern Corridor of the Northern Region. ...

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National Chief Imam eulogized

The Bambawiya Islamic Society headquartered in the Northern Regional capital Tamale has eulogized the National Chief Imam, Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu. Dr. Sheikh Sharabutu was honored at a special occasion at Sagnarigu, a suburb of Tamale marking the 18th Anniversary of the society’s existence. He received a noble prize and other goodies for his exemplary leadership at local and ...

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Eastern Corridor road project in limbo – Minister

Construction of the Yendi-Bimbila stretch of the Eastern Corridor road project has halted as a result of thievery by some local artisans. According to the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, 106 of the culprits have been laid off. He said the contractors engaged the services of 1,800 unemployed youth in the region. “They gave us the opportunity to ...

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NPP to win more northern seats – former Minister

A former Northern Regional Minister has predicted that the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) will win more seats in the Northern Region during the 2016 general elections. Prince Imoro Andani asserted that majority of northerners are dissatisfied with President John Dramani Mahama’s performance, hence his prediction. The NPP during the 2012 elections appreciated from three to 10 seats in the ...

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T.I. Ahmadiaya School closed down over riots

The T. I Ahmadiaya School in Salaga has been closed down by the Northern Regional Security Council in collaboration with the Northern Regional Directorate of Education. The closure follows riot by students at the school leading to the death of one person. Northern Regional Police PRO, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh told Citi News that the closure is one of the measures ...

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Northern RECSEC chides ‘dormant’ Nanumba Youth Association

The Northern Regional Security Council (RECSEC) is unhappy about the Nanumba Youth Association’s apathy on the Bimbila chieftaincy crisis. Considered as vibrant group, the association’s leadership expected to lead the arbitration and peace management agenda has since been silent on the matter. This has caused the Northern Regional Security Council to challenge the association’s leadership to wake up from its ...

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Amend Dagbon constitution – Former Minister

A former Northern Regional Minister, Prince Imoro Andani has called for the amendment of the Dagbon constitution. He in a Citi News interview argued that the Dagbon constitution is flawed, hence his call for its amendment. “The critical thing to look at now is the constitution of Dagbon because in my candid opinion our constitution is the main source of ...

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