72-year old man in court for beating up 2 police officers
Odd News

A Magistrate Court, Makurdi, Benue State on Friday, arraigned a 72-year-old man, Mr Emmanuel Ugba for allegedly beating up two police officers. The duo, Sgts. Shange and Joy Abah, had on the 1st of July, 2017 served Ugba a warrant of arrest but in a bid to resist arrest, he beats up the policemen. The prosecutor, Inspector  Michael Iorundu, told the court that  the accused obtained N60,000 from one Mr Bem Tiga of Agber Village, Makurdi under the pretense of...

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Monday, 07 August 2017
‘VRA owes Ghana Gas over $500 million’
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The Volta River Authority (VRA) is indebted to the Ghana National Gas (Ghana Gas) Company Limited to the tune of more than $526 million in respect of the supply of lean gas for power generation. The amount covers the supply of lean gas for the past two years since the company started its commercial operations. Press soiree The Director of Finance of Ghana Gas, Mr Emmanuel Essel, announced this last Friday at a press soiree in Accra. The event was...

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Monday, 07 August 2017
Group threatens demo over towing levy
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A group called the Coalition against Mandatory Road Towing Levy is gathering signatures to petition  the President to halt the implementation of the towing levy. This petition could culminate in a demonstration by the coalition does the levy is not withdrawn. The coalition, which is made up of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Committed Drivers Association, Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, Tanker Drivers Union and many others said it is targeting at least 10,000 signatures. The PPP, for one, called on Ghanaians...

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Monday, 07 August 2017
One dead as Operation Vanguard tastes major clash with illegal miners
NEWS

The anti-illegal mining task force commissioned last week on Sunday evening clashed with illegal miners in the Ashanti Region, leaving one illegal miner dead. Public Relations Officer of Operation Vanguard, Major Gariba Pabi, said around 17:00 GMT personnel from the Ashanti Region on patrol met stone-pelting illegal miners at Wawasi, a community in Obuasi notorious for galamsey. He said as the task force moved on the illegal miners they fired a gun at the patrol, and in a bid to...

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Monday, 07 August 2017
I will never keep gov’t car but… Dumelo opens up on V8 saga
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Just when the controversial government car saga appeared to be dying a natural death, a key actor in the controversy, John Dumelo has broken his long silence denying ever attempting to keep a government car. The King is Mine actor told host of Joy FM’s Cosmopolitan Mix Doreen Andoh, Tuesday, he bought the car from somebody but did not know at the time whether it was a government vehicle or not. He did not mention whom he bought the car...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Venus rises again to stop Ostapenko in her tracks
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LONDON (Reuters) – Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon’s young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday to become the oldest women’s semi-finalist for 23 years. The five-times champion, who turned 37 last month, tamed the big-hitting Latvian with a rock-solid performance under the Centre Court roof, winning with something to spare. Ostapenko turned women’s tennis upside down when she rocketed out of the pack to claim her first professional title at the French Open last...

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