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Martin Amidu writes: My parting thoughts as citizen vigilante

The right to criticize a fellow citizen, however vigorous, cannot be defamatory of that citizen or even in contempt of court when it is kept within the limits of reasonable courtesy and good faith.

BIRD OF THE NIGHT: Valerie Sawyerr Writes To Amidu

Vilified even in death, Professor Mills stands taller than the vilifier! Lied about even in death, Professor Mills stands higher than the liar!!Indeed, he who God has blessed, no man can curse!!!

I Am Not a Feminist!

6th February marks 100 years women got the right to vote. This right was given to women who owned property or women who were married to men who owned property.

Samson’s Take: Ebony, Shatta Wale – Sue the charlatanic prophets

It is becoming obvious that these reckless and mostly charlatanic prophets are in a most bizarre unbiblical and almost satanic competition. They prophesy tragedy, doom and seek publicity for it.

Donoghue v Stevenson latest: Woman who discovered snail in her ginger beer to have statue erected in her honour

Law student icon cast in bronze A Scottish woman who inadvertently invented the law of negligence is to have a bronze statue erected in her honour. Yes, that’s right: May Donoghue of Donoghue v…

Ebony died from an accident, not depression

The death of Ghana’s sensational dancehall artist has generated a lot of debate on the airwaves and I believe the time is ripe for us to put aside sentiments and look at the cause of her death in a…

SONA 2018: A SONA of Campaign Promises

A few days ago, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in fulfilment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution, delivered the State of the Nation Address, SONA to Parliament.
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Giving to beggars can land you in jail in Ghana

In Ghana - They used to be rare. But now they are everywhere. They used to elicit sympathy from those they approached. 

MANASSEH’S FOLDER: Yesterday’s jog on the tarmac, today’s walk in London

London: Our elders have taught us that a toad does not run in broad daylight unless something is after its precious life. But a 68-year old man competed with airplanes on a tarmac in a hot afternoon…

If my child happens to be a Ghanaian…

My dear child, mummy greets you. I know you are not yet here but I deem it important to let you know the recent happenings in your parents’ country Ghana.

Ghana needs a clear Presidential Succession Act

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Music as an advertising propaganda and hegemony in football

Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, it has arguably risen to become the most successful Club in England and in contention for unceremoniously capping the laurels for the Club with the…

MANASSEH'S FOLDER: Casely -Hayford Vs. GIJ students: My verdict

One is not a millimetre away from the truth to call it fire and fury. But this is not the fury of a temperamental child in the most powerful “white” building in the world, whose childish deeds are…

My take on the NPP attention seeking media encounter with the President

The president engagement with various media outlets across the length and breadth of this country is a laudable and praiseworthy initiative commenced by the Nana Addo led administration.

'Shithole' comment; A wake up call for African leaders

Obviously, the truth is bitter, and when spoken, stirs controversy, attracts insults, generates arguments and hypocritical interpretations, mostly from people who are affected by it.

Celebrating your wins, noting your issues and setting goals

Like the semi-spiritual person who seeks God only at certain times, I went to church last Sunday, which happened to be the first Sunday of the year.

Investing in Africa’s next stage of growth

There are many ways to measure development in a region, a country or even a continent. Freedom, prosperity, health and stability are all pillars of progress, and opportunity is the foundation.

Samson’s Take: 84,000 for 500 jobs – stop this embarrassing fraud!

Why did the Ghana Immigration Service sell in excess of 80,000 forms and subjected these people to all manner of processes including dehumanizing queues just to pick only 500 of them?

Why GRA should collect TV licence fees and not GBC

The payment of Television License was introduced in Ghana in 1966 with the passage of the Television Licensing Act, 1966 (N.C.L.D. 89).

Has John Mahama forgotten of probity, accountability and social justice?

Former President John Dramani Mahama has disappointed me with his comments on government prosecution of corrupt officials in the past and present government.

John Mahama's hypocrisy, very nauseating and offensive - Dela Coffie writes

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that the former leader of the NDC- John Mahama and his cronies would ever participate in the June 4, 1979, and December 31, 1981, commemorative event,…