NEWS HEADLINES(03/06/16)

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*📰📰TODAY’S FRONT PAGE FRIDAY, 3 JUNE 2016

*DAILY GUIDE*

NPP WHIPS SAMMY CRABBE
An Accra Human Rights Court yesterday dismissed the case in which Sammy Crabbe, the suspended 2nd National Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), sued the party over his suspension.

TERKPER IS HOT OVER PENSION TAX
Finance Minister Seth Terkper’s decision to extend his insatiable appetite for imposing taxes has incurred the wrath of his fellow National Democratic Congress (NDC) members who are calling for his head.

WOYOME FIGHTS POLICE
A team of about eight armed policemen from the Special Weapons and Tacts (SWAT) Unit of the Ghana Police Service, some staff of the Attorney General’s Department and Lands Valuation Board yesterday stormed the Kokomlemle residence of businessman and NDC financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

*WEEKEND FINDER*

ORDEAL OF A 9-YEAR-OLD CLASS 3 PUPIL “HE TIED MY HANDS AND DEFILED ME”
A nine-year-old primary three pupil who is just recovering from a surgical operation to correct a birth defect which has affected her speech has allegedly been brutally defiled by a 45-year-old security man at Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra.

JUNE 3 DISASTER: HAVE WE LEARNT ANY LESSONS?
The site where over 160 lives perished on that rainy Wednesday night still remains deserted a year after.

  *TODAY*

JUNE 3 STILL HAUNTS VICTIMS AFTER 1 YEAR
Although it is exactly one year tody when Ghana experienced its worst disaster in the country’s history, victims who survived that disaster are still being haunted by that unfortunate incident, Today can report.

COURT THROWS OUT SAMMY CRABBE’S SUIT
Accra High Court, Human Rights Division, yesterday thrown out an application filed by the embattled Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sammy Crabbe.

NPP JABS MAHAMA OVER KOMENDA SUGAR FACTORY
New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Minority Members in Parliament (MPs) have predicted that the recently commissioned Komenda Sugar Factory will soon become a white elephant.

*B&FT*

BOG OUTLINES NEW FOREX RULES
The Bank of Ghana has introduced new foreign exchange rules that will from July 1 this year require exporters to repatriate all export proceeds to the country, altering several forex requirements of the Central Bank.

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PARLIAMENT ABSOLVES ECG OF OVER-BILLING
While consumers are finding it hard to believe the ECG is billing them accurately, their representatives in Parliament appear convinced that the high electricity bills are only what have been approved.

GNPC TO CREATE “ENERGY CITY”
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) plans to develop an “Energy City” to house all major oil companies under one roof, Minister for Petroleum Kofi Armah Buah has hinted.

*THE NEW STATEMAN*

IS EC READY FOR NOV 7? – DI FEARS
The lackadaisical attitude of the Electoral Commission in implementing the directives from the May 5 Supreme Court ruling in the Abu Ramadan case has got many stakeholders worried about the EC’s readiness to hold a successful election this year.

HIGH TAXES NOT ANSWER TO MISMANAGEMENT – BAWUMIA FIRE MAHAMA
Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has taken on the Mahama government over its penchant to tax almost everything, observing that if the government found a way, it would even impose taxes on the air Ghanaians breathe.

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