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If it is cocaine then it is NPP – Bagbin fumes

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General News of Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Source: peacefmonline.com Members of the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party are managing to now ...

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No Market, No Vote -Somanya Traders Tell NDC

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A portion of the Somanya market. OVER 200 traders in Somanya, the capital of the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region, have expressed their dissatisfaction at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government's failure to ...

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CDD-Ghana boss blasts “haphazard” creation of ministries

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General News of Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Source: Starrfmonline.com Ghana’s current and former presidents have “abused 100%” the provision of the Constitution that gives them the powers to create ministries unilaterally...

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Cocaine Saga: I will resist any ‘rambo style’ arrest by BNI – Owusu Bempah

Director of Communication of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah Bonsu has threatened to resist any 'rambo style' arrest by operatives of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).Speaking on...

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Uncertainty Hangs Over Mahama – Gen Mosquito

Johnson Asiedu Nketia The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has conceded that the prolonged presidential election petition currently at the Supreme Court has left ‘a cloud of uncertainty’ over the Presidency of John Dramani Mahama. ...

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NDC activists calls for national debate on strikes

Mr Anthony Gyampo, Eastern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called for national debate on the nature and timing of industrial actions.He said even though workers’ embark on strike to demand their rights as permitted by law, it should not end up endangering lives.Mr Gyampo made the call in an interaction with media personnel in Koforidua.He cited the recent industrial action by medical practitioners, explaining that their withdrawal of emergency services caused the death of many people.Mr Gyampo said it was also inappropriate for teachers to go on strike when students were writing exams.He appealed to National Labour Commission to be proactive and ensure the implementation of the labour laws on industrial actions to ensure sanity.

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Hopeson Adoryeh Admits Threatening To Decapitate NDC Supporters

A member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s Communication team, Hopeson Adoryeh has admitted threatening to decapitate supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress if the Supreme Court affirms President John Mahama’s election.Mr. Adoryeh has been penned down by the Supreme Court for possible criminal contempt over his comments.The nine-member Bench hearing the election petition case took judicial notice of the comments yesterday following a publication by the Daily Post Newspaper.Hopeson Adoryeh on XYZ Breakfast Show on Tuesday July 9 said he is ready to apologise for the comment if summoned by the Court but however clarifies that he made the statement prior to the Court’s final warning against contemptuous comments.He also insists his comments, which he describes as “unpalatable”, were in reaction to a provocative comment by a member of the governing NDC’s communication team Gabby Assumeng.According to Mr. ...

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Contempt Of Court: It’s A Ghost Of Ghana’s Common Law System – Lawyer

A Senior Lecturer of the Ghana School of Law, Opoku Agyemang, has called for a critical analysis of contempt of court and freedom of speech.According to him, while the two are different in some ways, the exercise of a court's powers in contempt cases could affect free speech.He was speaking on TV3’s news analysis programme, Headlines, on Saturday, July 6, 2013.He described contempt as a ghost of “our common system”.“It can be exercised as an inherent power of the court,” he noted.He cited two scenarios of contempt saying there is that in court and that out of court, explaining that those who keep talking when there is an ‘Order in Court’ from the clerk can be cited for contempt.In explaining contempt out of court, Mr Opoku Agyemang said it hinges on how transparent the administrators of justice are.He likened it to respect, which should be earned and not commanded, he says. “We must do it in a forceful but respectable manner,” he said of cracking the whip on out-of-court contemnors.He also indicated that it should be exercised in a way that will not infringe on citizens’ rights to freedom of expression, though he conceded: “There is no absolute freedom anywhere”.Last Tuesday, an activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Atubiga, and Ken Kuranchie, Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight, were sentenced to a total of thirteen days in prison for contemptuous comments.Their sentencing by the Supreme Court has triggered debates as to the line between freedom of expression and contempt of court.

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I Feared I Was Going To Be Assassinated – Atubiga

Stephen Atubiga says he thought he was going to die or get assassinated on Tuesday when he was being driven to the Nsawam prisons from Accra after the Supreme Court sentenced him to three days in jail for criminal contempt.The governing National Democratic Congress' Communication team member, who was released on Thursday from the Akuse prisons facility, says the traveling speed of the pick up truck which conveyed him and Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper, Ken Kuranchie to the Nsawam prisons gave him the freaks.“We got to Nsawam around 9 and it was the scariest point because the Police officers did not take the right lane. ...

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Atubiga Welcomed Home ‘With A Bowl Of Fufu And Light Soup’

Back-from-prison member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) communications team, Stephen Atubiga, was welcomed home on Thursday with “a bowl of light soup, fufu and goat meat,” a close pal has disclosed.Ras Mubarak, who is also a member of the ruling party’s communications team, told TV3’s Nana Aba Anamoah on News 360 on Thursday that the “professional electrician and businessman” chose to be with his wife and children after his release though he has hatched plans of educating other party spokespersons on their language on radio and on television.“He says life in prison is something else,” Mr Mubarak quoted Mr Atuguba as saying.Mr Atubiga was summoned by the Supreme Court for some contemptuous comments he made on radio over the verdict of the Election Petition. He is said to have bluffed that the ruling party will not accept an overturn of the results of the 2012 elections.He was jailed on Tuesday together with the Managing Editor of the Daily Searchlight, Kenneth Kuranchie, who was slapped with a 10-day sentence.

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