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Qualifications for Ghana's presidents too low - Prof Adei

Before the buzz surrounding his recent comment that President John Mahama's appointments are based on nepotism would die, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA),  Professor Stephen Adei has made another statement which seems controversial.

CDD to conduct another survey on Dec 7 poll in September

Despite the ruling National Democratic Congress' (NDC) outright dismissal of a recent survey by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), the think tank is set to conduct another survey before the December 7 general elections, it has been disclosed.

I can’t insult Nana Addo, I’ll sue Baby Ansaba – Sammy Awuku

The National Youth Organiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku wants the editor of the Punch Newspaper, Baby Ansaba real name Ebenezer Ato Sam to withdraw a false publication citing him or be prepared to defend his action in a court of law in the coming days.

Nana Addo to create 11th region if elected

An eleventh region, to be called 'Western-North', will be created if the New Patriotic Party's (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo becomes the next president

There'll be no social media ban on Dec 7 – Minister

Contrary to an earlier proposal by the Inspector General Police (IGP), John Kudalor, of a possible social media ban during the December 7 general elections, the government says it will not block social media on the day.

Abudu chief to Nana Addo: Don’t be complacent

The Bolinlana, Mahama Abdulai, who is also the head of the Abudu Royal family in Dagbon, says the “impeccable integrity and commitment to good governance” traits of the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate for the 2016 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is worth emulating as these “have been praised by both your admirers and critics alike.”

Disregard CDD survey, it's the same as NPP campaign message - Kofi Adams

The latest survey by the Centre for Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) which says about 70 percent of Ghanaians believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction has been described by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a reflection of the opposition party’s campaign message.

I became NDC because of Mahama's leadership - Oye Lithur

The Gender and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur has stated that though she was not a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) before her appointment, President John Mahama's leadership qualities have made her become a fully fledged member of the ruling party.

Montie 3 Saga: Pro-NDC Group seeks codification of contempt law 

Convener for pro NDC group, Research and Advocacy Platform, Razak Abu says it’s time for the country to take a second look at its loosely set contempt law adding his platform in petitioning the president for the Montie 3 release, also asked the Attorney General to initiate codification processes so minimum and maximum sentences can be set.

Montie 3 sentence is harsh but I won’t back petition – Hanna Tetteh

Despite publicly expressing her disagreement with the Supreme Court's jailing of the Montie trio, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanna Tetteh has indicated that she is not under any form of pressure to back calls for the release of the Montie trio because other Ministers are doing so.

NDC targets 57% of votes on Dec 7

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is targeting 57% in the upcoming general election, Deputy National Campaign Co-odinator of the party , Mr. Adu Yeboah has disclosed.

Oti Bless' appointment must be withdrawn - Baako urges

The editor-in-chief of the Crusading Guide Newspaper Kweku Baako Jnr has urged President John Mahama to withdraw the appointment of John Oti Bless, Deputy Minister-designate for Local Government and Rural Development for his scandalous comments against the Chief Justice of Ghana Theodora Georgina Wood.

Oti Bless to apologise to CJ for slandering her

Deputy Minister designate for Local Government and Rural Development, John Oti Bless has been instructed by the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, to render an unqualified public apology to the Chief Justice and other Justices of the Supreme Court after for making slanderous comments about them on a radio station.