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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson calls on Labour-run councils to open every primary school

Children in areas where councils have so far refused to reopen schools must be allowed to return to classes, the Education Secretary says today. Primary pupils across England were welcomed back by their teachers yesterday despite warnings from the hardline National Education Union. Up to 70 per cent of eligible youngsters returned after a ten-week […]

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Independent autopsy: Floyd died from ‘asphyxiation’

The handcuffed unarmed black man who died in police custody after a former police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes was killed by “asphyxiation from sustained pressure,” an independent autopsy found Monday. Drs. Michael Baden and Allecia Wilson determined George Floyd’s death “was a homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and […]

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Why Instagram deleted my 600k account- RonnieIsEverywhere

RonnieIsEverywhere The award-winning content creator, blogger, and social media influencer, Aaron Safohene, known in the media circle as RonnieIsEverywhere, has in a new video opened up about how his Instagram account got taken down for copyright infringement. READ ALSO: I don’t enjoy being in court – Sandra Ankobiah It’s been close to 2 months now […]

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New book claims Catherine Deneuve was one of Johnny Hallyday’s thousands of lovers

Outside France, Johnny Hallyday was often regarded as a ludicrous figure. British and American pop fans sneered at his cheesy act, tacky dress sense and Donald Trump tan. By the time of his death aged 74 in 2017, in Britain and the U.S. Hallyday had become the personification of Gallic naffness, renowned for his sexual […]

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‘One man, one mat’: Government outlines protocols for mosques after ease of restrictions

The government has outlined the advisories for mosques following the easing of restrictions on religious activities following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, made these fresh protocols known at a media encounter on Monday, June 1, 2020. Among the advisories for Mosques are that older persons and persons […]

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Government releases over 20 guidelines for churches hoping to reopen

The government has announced a set of advisories following the resumption of religious activities in the phased easing of the COVID-19 induced restrictions. The Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, detailed the protocols at a media encounter on Monday evening, June 1, 2020. Among the advisories for churches, elderly persons have been discouraged […]

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COVID-19: Government to trial new app to monitor religious gatherings, others

The government is set to trial an app to monitor the religious gatherings, among others as the coronavirus restrictions are eased. The app is expected to keep track of events and details of persons who attend these events. At a press briefing on Monday evening, the Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the app, […]

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George Floyd was MURDERED says independent autopsy ordered by his family

George Floyd’s died of ‘asphyxiation from sustained pressure’ on his neck and back, an independent autopsy ordered by his family has found. Attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Antonio Romanucci, who are representing the family of George Floyd, announced the findings of the independent autopsy Monday afternoon.  Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson were hired […]

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Churches, mosques directed to form COVID-19 task forces ahead of return

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi has tasked churches and mosques to form COVID-19 Task Forces as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in these places. The task force, according to Mr. Dzamesi, will ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 precautionary measures. President Akufo-Addo announced a review […]

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#CitiBizFestival: Local firms must take seize ‘COVID-19 opportunities’ – Michael Kottoh

The Managing Partner of Konfidants, Michael Kottoh, has emphasised the need for Ghanaian manufacturing companies to tap into the opportunities presented by the COVID-19 in the disruption of the global supply chain of essential items. Speaking on the first day of the on-air series of the 20 Citi Business Festival, Mr. Kottoh was hopeful Ghana […]

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De Blasio considers a curfew for NYC as National Guard are put on standby

President Trump on Monday told New York City to ‘toughen up’ in its response to looters that ransacked Soho on Sunday night after the NYPD Commissioner called for a ‘groundswell’ of civilian support in protecting the city and as de Blasio weighs a curfew to avoid further chaos.  Thirteen thousand National Guard troops are on […]

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Western Region to receive two COVID-19 testing machines soon – Health Director

The Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jacob Mahama, says the region is likely to take delivery of two more COVID-19 testing machines in the next two weeks to help test any likely increase in COVID-19 cases that might arise. Dr. Mahama, speaking to Citi News’ Akwasi Agyei Annim in Sekondi on the region’s capacity […]

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New Ebola epidemic is declared in DR Congo, hundreds of miles from country’s ongoing outbreak

A new Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 620 miles away from the ongoing outbreak in the country’s east.   Health Minister Eteni Longondo said four people who died in Mbandaka had tested positive at the national biomedical laboratory in the capital Kinshasa. ‘We have a new Ebola epidemic […]

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Day one of UNIPASS roll-out fraught with delays at Tema and Takoradi ports

The UNIPASS clearance system which took off fully on Monday, June 1, 2020, after a challenging pilot, still had some members of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) in the country, complaining about the existing difficulties with the system. An Executive Member of the Takoradi District of GIFF, Ato Bentsil, in an interview with […]

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Parents at West Legon school kick against fees, online learning structure

Some concerned parents of wards at the West Legon-based Brainy Bairn School have petitioned the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) for a review of the online learning structure at the school and associated fees. The parents in a release said attempts to engage with the administrators of the school regarding the structure of the online programme […]

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New video shows £195,000 home hanging over 70ft cliff edge

Devastating new video has captured household objects as they fall from the bottom of a £195,000 home which hangs precariously over a 70ft cliff edge following a dramatic landslide that destroyed half the property.    Mother-of-five Emma Tullett, 42, had purchased her two-bedroom bungalow in August 2018, less than two years before the home in Eastchurch, […]

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Breaking Bad police officer who masterminded drugs racket gets extra 12 months in jail for pirate TV

A Breaking Bad-style police officer who masterminded a drugs racket has been given an extra year in jail for a pirate TV set-top box scam that cost pay channels up to £5million. PC Daniel Aimson, 39, used his scam to live a lavish lifestyle with wife Rachel, 31, including eating £500 meals in Michelin star […]

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Police issue urgent appeal to find missing nine-year-old girl who vanished from her home today 

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing nine-year-old girl who vanished from her home today.  The girl, Isabelle, was last seen in Polegate, Wealden District, East Sussex just before midday.  Wealden Police said the youngster has bright orange hair and was wearing a sundress with brown ankle boots. Taking to Twitter to […]

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Local firms must tap into COVID-19 opportunities to meet demand – Michael Kottoh

Managing Partner of Konfidants, Michael Kottoh, has emphasized the need for Ghanaian manufacturing companies to tap into the opportunities presented by COVID-19, which has disrupted the global supply chain of essential items. He says the growing demand for locally produced goods will require that businesses adjust their models to suit the changing times. Countries that […]

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Stalker, 43, faces jail after being convicted of harassing BBC DJ Gilles Peterson and his family

A woman who repeatedly screamed abuse at a BBC DJ and his family has been convicted of harassment and stalking. Sarah Jayne Rook, 43, was found guilty of ‘persistently’ stalking Gilles Peterson in February and March.  Mr Peterson, 55, previously told Stratford Magistrates’ Court in east London Rook repeatedly turned up outside his north London […]

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ACEP insists Ghana Gas cannot act as national gas aggregator

Energy think tank, African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), still stands by its suggestion that government should make the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) a subsidiary of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with regards to the implementation of the Gas Master Plan and not an aggregator. According to ACEP, Ghana’s oil and gas sector […]

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IES urges BOST to use increased margin to boost its operations

The Institute of Energy Security (IES), which had backed calls by the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company, BOST for an increase in the BOST margin, has welcomed the increment of the BOST Margin in the price build-up of petroleum products. The IES says it expects BOST to use the marginal increase prudently for the […]

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Court orders Armed Forces to pay GHS229,000 to accident victim who lost leg

An Accra High Court has ordered the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the government to pay GHS229,000 in damages to a trader whose leg was amputated following injuries she sustained in an accident caused by a soldier. The said soldier was driving a military vehicle while on official duty when the accident happened on April […]

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Siblings who were BOTH abandoned in red tartan bags reveal shock at finally finding each other

The moving moment a brother and sister who were both abandoned as babies by their mother – and left in identical red tartan bags – are reunited more than 50 years later is shown in tonight’s special of ITV’s Long Lost Family, Born Without Trace.  David McBride, 58, who lives in Birmingham, was found in […]

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Rhino charges at South African tour guide in shock video

Terrifying footage shows a painfully close call when an African, black rhino charges at a safari tour-guide in South Africa.  Frank de Beer was taking a walk in the Greater Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s biggest game reserves, in Limpopo, South Africa, when he noticed the rhino walking in front of him.  The video […]

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Drought fears as reservoirs run dry and water demand soars

Stark pictures today show Britain’s parched reservoirs after what is expected to be the driest May for England since 1896.   The UK has recorded the sunniest spring since records began in 1929, while it is also set to be the driest May for 124 years, with official Met Office figures on rainfall set to be published […]

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The REAL test of IKEA! Flat-pack fans form giant queues at furniture store as it reopens in Wembley

Ikea stores across Britain are seeing giant queues form outside today with customers forming three-hour queues as lockdown restrictions are eased. The car park at Ikea in Wembley, north London, which was until recently a coronavirus test centre, was full of customer cars this morning as the store opened for business for the first time […]

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Blue pigment popular with Renaissance artists gets ‘sick’ 

A pigment that was popular with Renaissance artists develops a wasting disease over time that causes blue parts of historical masterpieces to turn grey, scientists say. The costly pigment ‘ultramarine’, made from a dazzling blue metamorphic rock, catalyses its own chemical reaction that reduces colour intensity. This affects legendary paintings including Johannes Vermeer’s ‘A Young […]

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