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 NLC to thrash gov’t petition over striking unions if…

The National Labour Commission may decline jurisdiction on the matter brought before it by government against the striking labour unions. According to the Executive Secretary of the NLC, Dr Bernice Welbeck,  the commission may adopt  that decision if the case before it is the same as the one in court. She said; “If the government or employer has gone to court ...

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Suarez happy with ‘bittersweet’ Barcelona debut in El Clasico

Luis Suarez says it was a “big relief” to make his Barcelona debut in their 3-1 defeat by Real Madridafter sitting out a four-month ban for biting. The 27-year-old, who signed from Liverpool in July for £75m, set up his new side’s goal before being substituted on 69 minutes. “It was a big relief. I’m very happy with the minutes I had,” he said. ...

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Audi claims self-drive car speed record after German test

The German car giant says its RS7 vehicle topped 149mph (240km/h) while driving uncrewed round the Hockenheim racing circuit, south of Frankfurt. The car took just over two minutes to complete a lap of the Grand Prix track. Sunday’s stunt was organised to highlight the firm’s efforts to bring “piloted driving” to road vehicles. But one expert cautioned that several ...

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Gov’t rubbishes Afrobarometer report

The Government has rejected a report by an independent researcher Afrobarometer, which stated that 76 percent of Ghanaians blame government for failing to improve their living standards. The report, which sampled the views of 2,400 citizens about their economic and living conditions, stated that one in 10 Ghanaians were pessimistic about the country’s economic prospects for 2015. The government has, ...

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No change in transport fares despite fuel price reduction – GPRTU

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says it has no plans of reducing transport fares despite the decrease in the price of fuel. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) announced a two percent reduction in the prices of petroleum products which took effect from last Tuesday. According to NPA,  the decrease was in accordance with reduction in the prices of ...

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Pay us now or else… – HISPAG warns gov’t

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG), is threatening to withdraw its services if the government and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) fail to pay all arrears owed them. The Association has therefore issued a two-week ultimatum to that effect. HISPAG is claiming that the government owes them over GHC 100 million and all efforts to get the ...

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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans’ anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government’s new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to tell health ...

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Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urges world help on Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the whole world has a stake in the fight against Ebola. In a “letter to the world” broadcast on the BBC, she said the disease “respects no borders”, and that every country had to do all it could to help fight it. President Johnson Sirleaf added that a generation of Africans were at risk ...

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Wizkid Targets World Market

Talented Nigerian musician icon Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known on the world music scene as Wizkid, who is billed to perform at the Hennessy Artistry Concert slated for Saturday, October 18 at the Accra international Conference Centre (AICC), has revealed that he is working tirelessly to become a global icon through his music. The ‘Holla At Your Boy’ hit maker would be sharing the stage with fellow Nigerian artiste 2face Idibia, South African duo Mafikizolo, Ghanaian artistes 4×4, MzVee and Edem ...

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I haven’t accepted to host AFCON 2015 – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has said Ghana has not yet decided to host African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015. The Minister of Youth and Sports earlier revealed to Citi Sports that the country had been approached by CAF about the possibility of hosting the biannual tournament in 2015, after reports that original hosts are considering withdrawing. “CAF wrote to us a few days ago ...

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