Ghanaian President Scraps 8 Ministries, 41 Ministerial Posts

Ghanaian president scraps 8 ministries, 41 ministerial posts

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will scrap eight ministries and 41 ministerial positions in his new cabinet, said a release on Thursday. The president will reduce the number of ministries to 26, down from the previous 38, and appoint 85 ministers instead of 126 during his first term, said the release signed by Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the presidency. The ministries to be scrapped include the Ministries of Aviation, Business Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Inner City and Zongo Development, Regional Reorganization, and Special Development Initiatives,…

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Missing Luggage: Court Asks Emirate Airline To Pay $1.6M, N50M To Businessman

Missing Luggage: Court Asks Emirate Airline To Pay $1.6M, N50M To Businessman

Succour came the way of a Nigeria businessman, Mr. Orji Prince Chu Ikem, whose hand luggage containing $1, 630 million, was illegally and unlawfully converted by some staff of Emirates Airlines, during a business trip from Lagos to China in 2007, as a Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the airline to pay back the money to the businessman. The court also awarded the sum of N50 million against Emirates Airlines, for the untold hardship it had subjected the businessman to, as a result of the said illegal and unlawful…

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World Bank To Invest Over $5bn In Africa’s Dry Lands

World Bank To Invest Over $5bn In Africa’s Dry Lands

The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. World Bank Group President David Malpass announced the investment at the One Planet Summit, a high-level meeting co-hosted with France and the United Nations that is focused on addressing climate change and biodiversity loss. “This investment, which comes at a crucial time, will help improve livelihoods as countries recover from COVID-19…

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Trump To Start A New Political Party After Defeat

Trump To Start A New Political Party After Defeat

Facing an uncertain future afternoon today, Trump has legal challenges ahead, both civil and criminal. Donald Trump has reportedly talked with associates about the prospect of starting a new political party. He is considering naming it The Patriot Party. According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump has discussed the matter with several aides due to his disdain for the Republicans who have taken a stance against him since the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol Building. Trump is said to be furious with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said this week the outgoing…

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New Mom Whose Baby Fell As she Gave Birth Speaks Out About Humiliation At Joburg Hospital

New mom whose baby fell as she gave birth speaks out about humiliation at Joburg hospital

A 23-year-old new mother, whose baby fell while she was giving birth, and who was allegedly assaulted by hospital security, says she is still traumatized by the ordeal. Philisiwe Mabena, from Regents Park, south of Johannesburg, said she was happy that she and her baby boy were alive. According to the mother, her baby boy fell while she was trying to get help from nurses and doctors at the South Rand Hospital. “I was screaming and asking for help, but no-one came. I kept on pleading for help and said…

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President Biden Signs 17 Executive Orders And Other Directives In Detail

President Biden Sings 17 Executive Orders and Other Directives in Detail

The moves aim to strengthen protections for young immigrants, end construction of President Donald J. Trump’s border wall, end a travel ban and prioritize President Biden signed executive orders during his first few minutes in the Oval Office WASHINGTON — In 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations signed hours after his inauguration, President Biden moved swiftly on Wednesday to dismantle Trump administration policies his aides said have caused the “greatest damage” to the nation. Despite an inaugural address that called for unity and compromise, Mr. Biden’s first actions as president…

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Biden Tells Appointees ‘I Will Fire You On The Spot’ For Showing Disrespect To Colleagues

Biden Tells Appointees 'I Will Fire You On The Spot' For Showing Disrespect To Colleagues

President Biden issued a warning to his appointees that a hostile workplace will not be allowed in his administration. Addressing approximately 1,000 political appointees during a virtual swearing-in ceremony on his first day in the White House, Biden said: “I’m not joking when I say this: If you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I will fire you on the spot. No ifs, ands or buts.” That message echoes the theme of national unity that Biden made during his inaugural…

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President Biden’s Full Inauguration Speech

President Biden’s Full Inauguration Speech

President Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Below is a full transcript of his remarks, with analysis from The Fix team. Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris. Speaker Pelosi, Leaders Schumer, McConnell, Vice President Pence, my distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope of renewal and resolve through a crucible for the ages. America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge. Today, we…

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In Farewell Speech As President, Trump Says ‘We Did What We Came Here To Do’

Trump To Start A New Political Party After Defeat

Donald Trump made his last address to the American people as their president on Tuesday afternoon in a video released during the final hours of his tumultuous and divisive term in office. “As I conclude my term as the 45th president of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together,” Trump began. “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous,” he continued, adding: “We also want them to have luck, a very important word.”…

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Four Nigerians Among 100 Outstanding Nurses, Midwives

Four Nigerians among 100 outstanding nurses, midwives

Four Nigerians have been named among 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwives Leaders by the Women in Global Health as part of activities that marked the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The four Nigerian women were Mary Agholor, Edidiong Asanga, Emmanuelle Inah, and Onyinyechi Madu. A statement by the WGH and YONM posted on their website on Sunday indicated that the 100 women were chosen for “their everyday heroism and service”, amidst the global health challenges. The statement read in part, “During the International Year of…

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