NEWS HEADLINES. (21/04/16)

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Today’s front pages: Thursday April 21, 2016

AKUFO-ADDO, NANA KONADU LIVES IN DANGER

Captain Edmund Koda (rtd), head of security of the NPP flagbearer, has sounded the alarm bell, warning that the life of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is in danger as some people are planning to assassinate him ahead of this year’s elections. Also, some persons are said to be planning to assassinate former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.

2 JUDGES SACKED         

Two more judges of the High Court, Justices Kofi Essel Mensah and Francis Opoku, have been removed from office over the Anas video.

YAM PRODUCTION SEES LESS INVESTMENT DESPITE STRONG ECONOMIC PROSPECT

Yam produced in the country, which boast unparalleled premium quality in both ECOWAS and international commodities markets, is faced with unsatisfied demand due largely to lack of required policy investment and the non-existence of a value chain.

E-ZWICH HELPS FLUSH OUT 35,000 GHOST NAMES FROM PAYROLL

The implementation of the e-zwich payment system last year by the Ghana National Service Scheme has saved the country GH¢146 million as the system was able to flash out over 35,000 ghost names from its payroll.

EXECUTIVE WOMEN NETWORK OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

The quest to have competent and resourceful female entrepreneurs taking frontline roles in the corporate world to drive national social and economic growth has been taken a notch higher following the official launch of the Executive Women Network (EWN) in Accra.

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HORROR: MAN BURIES WIFE BESIDE MANHOLE

Police at Weija Divisional Police Command in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region are investigating the death of a woman who was alleged to have been killed by her husband.

CODEO CHIDES EC OVER NOV 7 POLLS

Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has lashed out at the EC over what it terms a lukewarm attitude towards the elections scheduled for November 7, 2016.

OBUASI ASSEMBLY BROKE

Information available to Today newspaper indicates that Obuasi Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region is broke.

MASSIVE LAY OFF TO ROCK BANKS

Information reaching Business Finder indicates that some banks in the country will undertake retrenchment exercise soon to reduce their high operational costs as a result of difficulties on the economy.

‘IMF MUST BE FRANK WITH ASSESSMENT’

As the IMF undertakes the third review of its programme with Ghana, some economists are asking the Fund to be more frank with the country.

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