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Gunman, 51, kills 18 people including mother-of-two elementary school teacher in Canada

A veteran police officer and an elementary school teacher who were both mothers are among at least 18 people killed in the most deadly mass shooting in Canadian history.   Gunman Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist, was shot dead by police after a 12-hour slaughter across the eastern province of Nova Scotia. Disguised as a police […]

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Sarkodie pleads with Akuffo Addo to open the border for 2 days because he wants to come home

– Advertisement – Ghana’s award-winning rapper and most decorated artist Micheal Owusu Addo aka Sarkodie pleads with President Akuffo Addo to open the border for a day or two so that himself and some couple of Ghanaians abroad who wish to come home get back to the country. READ ALSO: Wizkid is the only man […]

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Barry Callebaut MD campaigns against stigmatization of persons infected with COVID-19

The Managing Director of Barry Callebaut, Charity Sackitey has strongly kicked against the stigmatization of persons diagnosed with COVID-19. She said stigmatization of such persons and their families puts the entire country at risk and brings to zero the effort being made by the government at combating the disease in the country. She said, “Stigmatising […]

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Arrests made, equipment seized after Radio Tongu ‘illegally’ re-opens after closure

The National Communications Authority (NCA) and National Security has overseen an unspecified number of arrests and the seizure of equipment after the Tongu Community Multimedia Network (Radio Tongu) in the Volta Region “illegally” resumed operations. This is after the NCA suspended the authorisation of Radio Tongu on the grounds of national security and the public […]

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‘You have what it takes to confront COVID-19 pandemic’ – Nana Addo to Okoe Boye

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye to bring his competence and capabilities to bear as the government fights to contain the novel Coronavirus disease in Ghana. Nana Akufo-Addo said the appointment of the Ledzokuku MP has come at a time when his services is most needed. The President was […]

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Coronavirus UK: Facebook launches symptom-tracking survey

Facebook is rolling out its coronavirus symptom-tracker survey in the UK and globally, which will appear at the top of users’ News Feeds on the social network. The optional survey is run by the Carnegie Mellon University Delphi Research Centre, and is designed to provide scientists with new insights on how to respond to the […]

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Wizkid is the only man I can willingly spread my legs for – Social media user professes love

– Advertisement – Nigerian afrobeats superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly called Wizkid in the showbiz circles is one of the few musician ladies would wish to have for themselves, even if it demands them to do the implausible. READ ALSO: Marry me now because my bride price is going up – Tiwa Savage cries for husband […]

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Beijing’s state anchor tells the Arabic world that coronavirus pandemic started in the US

A Chinese state media presenter has claimed that the coronavirus originated from the US instead of China in an Arabic programme. The anchor, who calls herself ‘Ms V’, referred to several conspiracy theories in an opinion show on CGTN to prove ‘it is clear that the virus in China was transmitted from abroad’. The Arabic-speaking […]

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BoG directs Banks, SDIs not to declare dividend to shareholders

The Bank of Ghana has directed all banks and Specialized Deposit Institutions (SDIs), to desist from declaring and paying any dividends or distributing reserves to shareholders as the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. By this, shareholders are not expected to receive dividend from banks and SDIs for the 2019/2020 financial year. A press statement issued […]

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Auxiliary nurse, 84, and hospital support worker, 78, among latest NHS staff to die from coronavirus

An 84-year-old auxiliary nurse and 78-year-old hospital support worker who both refused to retire are among the latest NHS employees to die from coronavirus. Margaret Tapley, a grandmother-of-four, died at a hospital in Swindon on Sunday, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has said. She worked at Witney Community Hospital, Oxfordshire. And Sophie Fagan, who arrived […]

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COVID-19: Mahama presents food items to households in Koluedor, Borteiman

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama on Sunday, April 19, 2020, visited Koluedor and Borteiman, both in the Greater Accra Region to personally hand over food items to some 200 households in the two communities. According to the former President, the move is part of his presentation of relief items […]

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Lifting of partial lockdown premature and dangerous – NDC COVID-19 Team

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Technical Team on COVID-19 has joined the growing number of groups and individuals who have criticised President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to lift the partial lockdown on some parts of the country. In a statement, the Team said the lifting of the restrictions is “premature and dangerous and would most likely […]

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Marry me now because my bride price is going up – Tiwa Savage cries for husband after Wizkid shun

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s decorated singer and a mother of one Tiwa Savage after years of living alone is calling out to all men(possible suitors) who may be interested in settling down with her to rush in because her bride price keeps increasing day by day. READ ALSO: Tiwa Savage shakes the internet with a […]

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Interstellar comet Borisov is surrounded by a poisonous cloud of carbon monoxide

Borisov, a comet from another star system, was surrounded by a cloud of poisonous ice that had to have formed in a region of space colder than anything known to man. Researchers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center found that it must have formed in the outer edges of its original star system – known […]

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Kennedy Opoku writes: COVID-19 and Election 2020: Is Ghana at a crossroad?

The global nature of COVID-19 has disrupted so much of life’s normal routine. It has brought into sharp focus how life in itself is not absolute as things can change in a split second. Almost everything that makes life feels like it has come to a halt, except for frontline health workers who are in […]

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Ghana Association of Bankers contributes GHS2m to COVID-19 Fund

The Ghana Association of Bankers in a bid to mitigate the impact of COVID-19  on individuals and businesses in Ghana, has contributed two million Ghana cedis to the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund. The amount is GAB’s contribution towards the construction of a 100-bed COVID-19 Infectious Disease and Isolation Facility, located at the Ga East […]

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Ofcom blasts ITV after Eamonn Holmes comments about 5G being responsible for coronavirus

Eamonn Holmes (pictured) has drawn fire over comments about 5G and the coronavirus  made on ITV’s This Morning Ofcom has issued ‘guidance’ to ITV over ‘ill-judged’ comments made by Eamonn Holmes about the discredited theory linking coronavirus with 5G technology. The media watchdog also imposed a sanction on ESTV over a London Live interview with […]

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Coronavirus: Zimbabwe’s protesting returnees, Madagascar traditional remedy

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All except three African countries have recorded cases as governments roll out measures to […]

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‘Ukrainian cannibal killed his girlfriend and fried her legs after getting hungry while boozing’

A 41-year-old man reportedly admitted to killing his girlfriend and cooking her legs after feeling hungry during their drinking party in Ukraine.  The cannibal, identified only by his first name of Oleksandr, is said to have been frying and eating his victim’s legs when police raided his house in the central city of Kryvyi Rih.    […]

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Afia Schwarzenegger twerks as she jubilates over the lifting of the partial lockdown (Video)

– Advertisement – Controversial television and radio presenter Afia Schwarzenegger seems to be very happy about the lifting of the partial lockdown from Greater Kumasi, Greater Accra and other hotspots of the coronavirus. READ ALSO: Yaa Jackson parades SHS fans to battle in a twerking contest on her insta live for a price The news […]

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Investigate bribery allegations against former TOR boss, others – GII

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has called for an independent investigation into bribery allegations made against the former Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Managing Director, Mr Asante Berko. GII made the request in an open letter to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo dated April 20, 2020. Mr. Berko resigned on Wednesday, […]

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68-year-old Nigerian woman gives birth to twins

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has announced the successful delivery of twins by a 68-year old woman. The chairman of the hospital’s Medical Advisory Council, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday. It said the woman gave birth through an “elective cesarean section at 37 weeks gestation.” The babies and […]

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Meghan Markle says she ‘understands’ elephants in interview to promote Disney documentary

Meghan Markle gushed over elephants and how she ‘understands them’ in a never-before-seen interview that was taped last summer and aired on Good Morning America on Monday, a day after she and Prince Harry said they would no longer talk to four British newspapers. In the interview, Meghan said she was ‘grateful’ to have been […]

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Britain will be a ‘more volatile and agitated society’ when it comes out of coronavirus lockdown

Britain will be a ‘more volatile and agitated’ society when it comes out of lockdown, a senior police officer has warned. With the UK lockdown in place until at least May 7, concerns have been raised about the effects of mass unemployment, abuse inside homes and mental health issues on society when the measures are […]

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Kenya coronavirus: cases hit 281, 455 curfew defiers quarantined

Case count at 281, curfew defiers netted Kenya’s case tally as of April 20 hit 281 with the addition of 11 new cases Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe confirmed in the daily briefing for COVID-19. Seven of the new cases are from Mombasa County with the remaining from Nairobi county. He also disclosed that 455 people […]

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Lifting partial lockdown based on data, experts’ advice – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has defended the government’s decision to lift the partial lockdown imposed on the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Tema and Kasoa as well as the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area. He said the decision was based on Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rate data and the advice of health experts. Speaking […]

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