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New Zealand records seven new cases of coronavirus overnight as Jetstar cancels all flights

New Zealand has recorded seven new coronavirus cases overnight as the fallout from the emerging cluster continues to grow.   Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Health Minister Chris Hipkins announced the growing cases on Saturday morning.   Jetstar has also cancelled all flights around the country after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to […]

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US report concludes that ‘maintenance’ of warehouse caused huge Beirut ammonium nitrate explosion

A U.S. government assessment of last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut has reportedly concluded that maintenance work likely led to the explosion of a large cache of ammonium nitrate.  It comes amid speculation over what could have triggered the deadly chemical blast which killed 171 people. Last week, security sources claimed a welder had sparked […]

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Exclusive first look at All Creatures Great and Small

A first look at the reboot of the much-loved series All Creatures Great and Small promises a heart-warming romance blossoming between the two main characters. Returning to our screens on Channel 5 this September after a 30-year absence, the drama, based on the books of James Herriot, sees Scottish actor Nicholas Ralph make his TV debut opposite […]

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Fire destroys structures at ‘kiosks estate’ at Shiashie

Firefighters are having a hard time dousing fire that has gutted structures at a community in Shiashie within the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Accra. Over 100 kiosks which serve as shelter for some squatters have been burnt to ashes with the squatters struggling to salvage their goods. An eyewitness told Citi News that the […]

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Britain’s economy on course for rapid recovery, predicts Bank of England chief

Britain’s economy is on course for a rapid recovery from the coronavirus crisis, a senior Bank of England official predicts today. Chief economist Andy Haldane says strong consumer spending has already helped the UK claw back as much as half of the losses triggered by the pandemic. He insists ‘now is the time to see […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump’s brother Robert hospitalized

President Donald Trump has touched down in New York City to visit his ailing younger brother Robert after he was hospitalized in a serious condition.  Trump was seen wearing a protective face mask as he arrived at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Lennox Hill late Friday afternoon.   Robert Trump, 72, has been […]

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Ghanaian striker Okyere Wriedt scores for Dutch side Willem II in pre-season win

Ghanaian striker Okyere Kwasi Wriedt climbed off the bench to score the opening goal for Willem II Tilburg in their 2-1 pre-season win over VVV Venlo on Friday. The 26-year-old former Bayern Munich player was introduced after the break with his side down by 1-0 and he turned the game on its heads by scoring […]

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Obama: Trump aims to ‘kneecap Post Office’ to discourage voters

Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for trying to ‘actively kneecap’ the postal service to disenfranchise voters. Obama did not say Trump’s name but did refer to the ‘president’ in his interview on the podcast of David Plouffe, his former campaign manager, in some of his harshest, direct criticism of Trump to date. ‘What we’ve seen […]

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Foreign Affairs Ministry requests details of eligible citizens abroad for possible voter registration

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is expected to ask the Electoral Commission (EC) to put in place plans to register a select category of Ghanaians abroad, according to a communiqué sighted by Citi News. This request will be in line with the PNDC Law 284 which allows for persons working in Ghana’s […]

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Angolan Ex-President’s Son To Do Jail Time

Jailtime for the Former President’s Son Billionaire behind bars, Jose Filomeno dos Santos, son of the former president who ruled Angola for 38 years, was sentenced to five years in prison by the nation’s Supreme Court in Luanda on Friday for a multi-billion dollar embezzlement scheme attempting to transfer to $1.5 billion into a private […]

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Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly Members unanimously endorse new Mayor

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee to replace the late mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Abdul Mumin Issah, has today, August 14, 2020, been overwhelmingly confirmed as the new mayor of the area. All the 52 Assembly Members who participated in his confirmation, voted ‘YES’, giving him a 100% resounding confirmation. Abdul Issah, the former […]

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Fewer students have found university places through clearing

Fewer students have found university places through clearing, figures from this year’s school leavers have shown. More than 13,000 applicants have been accepted on to degree courses through the annual process – down 24% on the same point last year. The figures come the day after students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their […]

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NPP PC for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro donates towards Homowo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro, Sylvester Matthew Tetteh, has made cash donations and assorted items to the Ga Traditional Council in the Ga South Municipality towards this year’s Homowo festival. The Homowo Festival is celebrated by the Ga tribe annually, to remind themselves of their long battle against famine and how […]

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My utterances should not be taken serious; I’m still a boy- Kuami Eugene

– Advertisement – Kuami Eugene’s comments about Dope Nation, ex-signees of Lynx Entertainment, seems to keep circling back to bite him in his behind. In a recent interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay 101.7 FM, the Highlife artiste mentioned that he is often misunderstood. According to him, some of his comments are misconstrued and what […]

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Deputy Auditors-General challenge IMANI boss’ claim of plot against Acting Auditor-General

Deputy Auditors-General of the Audit Service are asking IMANI Africa President, Franklin Cudjoe, to justify his claims there is a plot against the Acting Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu. They have given him a week to present details on Deputy Auditors-General who have met and decided to challenge the authority of the acting Auditor-General. This is […]

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How we plan to immotarlize my wife — Pastor Itua Ighodalo

Kindly Share This Story: Pastor Ituah Ighodalo …Why Obaseki may win Edo election By Sam Eyoboka SENIOR Pastor of the Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo has revealed plans on how they intend to immortalize his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Olajumoke Ibidunni Ighodalo, nee Ajayi who died 33 days to her 40th birthday in her hotel room […]

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‘Courageous’ D-Day veteran John Hutton dies aged 96 one year after parachuting into France

A D-Day veteran has died at the age of 96, the Ministry of Defence said. John Hutton, known by his friends as Jock, was 19 when he served in the 13th Lancashire Parachute Battalion during the Second World War. The MoD said the ‘courage and spirit’ of Mr Hutton, from Stirling, Scotland, ‘must never be […]

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Staycationers are urged NOT to travel with roads into Devon and Cornwall at a standstill

The A3 has been brought to a standstill today after a car crashed into another vehicle while driving in the wrong direction following a police chase. Police officers were reportedly in pursuit of a silver Mazda shortly after 2pm on Friday in response to an emergency call when it began travelling in the wrong direction […]

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Second World War veteran who survived kamikaze attacks dies aged 94 just three days before VJ Day 

A Second World War veteran who survived kamikaze attacks has died just days before this year’s Victory in Japan (VJ) day.    Richard Edser, 94, from Harlow in Essex, was on board the HMS Formidable aircraft carrier during his service in East Asia.   After his death on August 12, his children Bernard Edser and Madeline Couchman […]

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Africa Launches Covid-19 Continent-Wide Antibodies Study

Large Continent and Low Numbers Africa hit 1 million confirmed covid-19 cases last week and as some experts are eager to ascertain the real confirmed case data and comprehend the apparent relatively low caseload – with just under 800,000 recoveries and less than only 25,000 fatalities on the continent of 1.3 billion people, others are […]

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Hearts of Oak want Ivorian defender as replacement for Benjamin Agyare – Nimdee FM

Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak are interested in signing Ivorian defender Aliko Bacca Junior who plays for Division One League side Tamale City FC, according to Sunyani-based Nimdee FM. Management of the Phobians have settled on the Ivorian central defender as the replacement for Benjamin Agyare who was released by the club last week […]

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Operators of lottery, pools, betting to pay N20 million for license fee in Lagos

Kindly Share This Story: …As State considers virtual betting Bill to consolidate all Laws on betting By Ebunoluwa Sessou Operators of lottery, pools and betting in Lagos will be charged N20million license fee if a Bill proposed by the State’ Lagos Assembly on Laws on betting is finally approved by the state government. This was […]

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Breaking: Ireland returns €5.5m Abacha loot to Nigeria

Sani Abacha By Victoria Ojeme The Republic of Ireland has agreed to return about N2,514,651,800 (€5.5 million) stolen by the Nigerian former head of state, General Sani Abacha to Nigeria. The Ireland Criminal Assets Bureau was said to have frozen the money in 2014 where it was kept in an Ireland bank account. The agreement […]

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Boy, 2, dies after falling from ninth-floor east London flat

A toddler has died after falling from a ninth-floor window at a block of flats in east London.  The boy, believed to be aged two, fell at around 4pm yesterday in Shoreditch.  Shocked neighbours heard screams before seeing the child motionless on the ground beneath the open window. Police and ambulance crews attended but he was pronounced […]

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Vaccine trial investigator says results unlikely before end of 2020

When the governing board of the Queen Creek Unified School District in Arizona voted for all schools to have full-time in-person classes, teacher Matt Chicci resigned. He said the school didn’t meet the standards set by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which was the reason behind his decision. “The infection rate is still high [in] Maricopa county, that […]

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Thousands of Seattle ‘flu’ cases may have been coronavirus

Coronavirus had likely already spread to thousands of people in Seattle before the Washington city became home to the first known US case of COVID0-19, new research reveals.  University of Texas (UT), Austin, scientists created a model to estimate how many people had coronavirus based on recently re-tested samples taken from hundreds of samples take […]

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Big Brother Naija becomes most-watched entertainment live stream on Showmax

Kindly Share This Story: Showmax, an internet television service on Friday said the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show had become the most popular entertainment live stream on that platform This was contained in a statement given to newsmen in Lagos, by the organisation which added that the development had proved that local content definitely had cross-border […]

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Bawumia can’t take credit for growth in telecoms sector – Sam George

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George says the growth in the telecommunications sector can be attributed to the initiatives of private companies in the sector and not government policies. He said the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia is seeking to credit himself for the growth in mobile money usage in the country when he […]

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Residents organise prayer session to command faulty transformers to function (video)

A video making the rounds on social media shows some residents reported to be of Ikota Housing estate in Ajah, Nigeria’s Lagos state praying aggressively to flush out the principalities in the area that do not want them to enjoy electricity. A Twitter user @Kay_Tylor who posted the video online revealed that Eko Electricity Distribution […]

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Partner with South-South govts for development, Okowa tells IYC

Kindly Share This Story: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa (3rd right), Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (3rd left), Member representing Patani Constituency (DTHA), Hon Emmanuel Sinebe (1st left), Secretary to Delta State Government , Barr. Chiedu Ebie (1st right), and other members of the State Executive Council with the new Executives of Ijaw Youth […]

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