News Headlines For 18/04/16

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Today’s front pages, Monday 18th April, 2016

.DPS International Ghana holds graduation ceremony

.Armed men kill 140 in Ethiopia

.Susan Tsotso Mills wins CWG Ghana Best Graduating Computer Science Student award

.Barcelona crisis deepens as they lose again

.MTN FA Cup: Full results of round of 32

.EC does not have new logo – Deputy Chairman

.WAEC explanation for exam leakage “pathetic” – UEW Council Chair

.Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary collapsing over poor road network

.Make SADA viable to combat poverty – US Ambassador urges Gov’t

.Woman dumps rival’s two-weeks-old baby in public toilet at Bole

.Unprofessional handling of security directive by GIS to blame for terror scare- Kweku Baako

.Economist slams PURC over decision to maintain Q1 utility tariffs at constant

.The real reason you’re told you put your mobile in flight mode

.U.S., Ghana to partner on Epic Guardian joint readiness exercise

.Akufo-Addo denies Gitmo two consultation

.Passing the test of faith into sorcery, occultism; a chilling story on Ghana Connect

.GITMO detainees don’t further expose Ghana to terrorism – US Ambassador reaffirms

.Week of terror threats and Electoral Commission logo troubles

Other Major Headlines:

JB KILLERS TO GO MAD, SAYS FAMILY

“I pray that the Good Lord forgives those who put my brother in that state. But for me, I say that may they go mad and walk the streets of wherever they are and make them naked and helpless”, those were words of the family of late Abuakwa MP, JB Danquah Adu.

I PAID GH¢20,000 TO PREGNANT GIRL – CATHOLIC FATHER

Reverend Father Friar Yves Evaga Njana, the Cameroonian Catholic priest who has been dragged to the Family and Juvenile Court in Accra for allegedly having a child with a 24-year-old Ghanaian lady and failing to live up to his responsibilities, has denied paternity of the child.

I WAS NOT ARRESTED EX-ASHAIMAN MCE

Ex-municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ashaiman, Numo Adinortey Addison has denied reports of his arrest by the police for alleged fraud.

KUWAIT BANS RECRUITMENT OF GHANAIAN WOMEN TO WORK AS HOUSEMAIDS

The government of Kuwait has taken a decision to stop issuing visas to Ghanaians recruited as maidservants in Kuwaiti homes following increasing reports of abuse and maltreatment by Kuwaiti families.

US PLEDGES $4.5M SUPPORT FOR NOVEMBER POLLS

The United States of America has pledged to support Ghana general elections to be held in November this year with $4.5 million, as part of its contributions towards ensuring peaceful and transparent elections.

SECURITY SERVICES HAVE TAKEN NECESSARY PRECAUTION – DR DAMPARE

The Accra Regional Police Commader, Commissioner of Police (COP) George Akuffo Dampore, has said the necessary precautions from the security point of view have been taken to forestall possible terrorist attacks on Ghana.

GOV’T BACK IN THE BOND MKT FOR GH¢500M

Government is set to issue its first three year bond this week to raise about half a billion Ghana cedis using the book building rout.

SEC ENGAGES HOUSING DEVELOPERS OVER AMENDMENT

The Securities and Exchange Commission is in discussions with the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) over amendments to the Securities Law that will allow Fund Managers invest more than 10 percent of their funds in housing.

GE POWER PROMISES CHEAPER ENERGY AS IT SEEKS TO INVEST $1.5BN BY 2020

GE Power has given its biggest assurance to Ghanaians of continuous investment in the nation’s energy sector, which will help reduce the cost of electricity by 2020.

NDC MOBILISING MINORS TO REGISTER?

Information available to Today points to a secret plot by functionaries of the ruling NDC in North Tongu constituency of the Volta Region to register minors in the upcoming limited Biometric Voter Register (BVR) exercise.

PPP BEGINS ‘AWAKE AND VOTE FOR CHANGE’ TOUR

PPP has begun its nationwide tour of the ten regions of Ghana. The ‘Awake and Vote for Change’ kick-started from the Ashanti Region on Friday April
15, 2016 and later moved to Brong Ahafo Region on Sunday April 17, 2016.

ECONOMY FACES SEVERE DAMAGE – IMF WARNS

The IMF says that the global economy faces wide-ranging threats from weak growth and rising protectionism, warning of possible “severe” damage
should Britain quit the European Union.

GHOST WORKERS POCKET GH¢66,000

A total of GH¢55,962.62 unearned salaries have been paid to undeserving individuals by three departments under the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry resulting in the cause of financial loss to the country.