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US election: Democrats' chair steps aside amid email row

The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity ahead of the presidential nominating convention.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's move follows a leak of emails appearing to suggest that party insiders tried to thwart the campaign by Hillary Clinton's rival.
Bernie Sanders had pressed for the party chairwoman to step down.
Mrs Clinton is to be officially nominated at the Philadelphia meeting.
The Vermont senator had said Ms Wasserman Schultz "should not be chair" of the Democratic National Committee.
"And I think these emails reiterate that reason why she should not be chair," he told ABC's This Week programme. EndorsementIn a statement, Ms Wasserman Schultz said she would "step down as party chair at the end of this convention."
"We have planned a great and unified convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will ha…

NDC is a good party; they won’t pour acid on you - Dumelo

Actor John Dumelo, who has never concealed his affiliation to the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), has taken his allegiance to the party a notch higher, saying he is proud to be a member of the party because unlike the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), the NDC is not violent and does not bathe members with acid.

It would be recalled, that the NPP’s Upper East Regional Chairman Adams Mahama, died in 2015, after a party member allegedly poured acid on him.

A prime suspect, Gregory Afoko, who is brother to the suspended National Chairman of the NPP, Paul Afoko, is currently standing trial for the murder of Mr. Mahama, who died from the bruises inflicted on him by the acid.

In what seem like insinuations targeted at the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Dumelo, who was addressing a group of NDC supporters as part of campaigning for the party at Wa in the Upper West Region, asked them to be proud being NDC members because they have joined a good party, whe…

Juliet Ibrahim’s Sister Marries Secretly (PHOTO)

Actress Sonia Ibrahim who happens to be the sister of actress Juliet Ibrahim, has tied the knot to Collins Taabazuing.

The actress of Lebanese, Liberian and Ghanaian descent and her boyfriend of four years who is also soldier and model, Collins Taabazuing had their traditional wedding on July 23 at East Legon in the nation’s capital.
The traditional wedding between Sonia and Collins had many Ghanaian stars attending to show their support. Stars like Pascaline Edwards, Princess Shyngle, Eddie Nartey and many others were at the event.

Sonnia Ibrahim said yes to her boyfriend last year November when he popped the big question while having dinner with her.

Sonia who shed tears of joy after the diamond ring was put on her finger took to her Instagram page to share the news with her fans.

Source: nairaland.com

GCB Bank sacks 195 workers

GCB Bank is undertaking a staff rationalisation exercise involving about 195 employees, who will exit the bank by the end of July 2016.

The exercise forms part of the bank’s Transformation Programme designed to re-position the bank as one of the top performing banks in Ghana.

The bank, in a statement said the Transformation Programme, which commenced a few years ago, also involved product and service innovation, alternate channel expansion, corporate banking services enhancement, new branch design introduction, renovation of existing branches, ICT enhancements, and process improvement.
It said the rationalisation exercise involved assessing the skill mix of staff required to meet the strategic focus of the bank. It has as well been designed to achieve an appropriate senior and junior grade mix.

“The employees’ representatives (Unicof and the 2 local Unions) have been fully engaged throughout the process and a competitive package has been agreed upon resulting in a Memorandum of …

Presidential dispatch rider dies in crash

A presidential dispatch rider whose name has been given as Michael Kojo Essel has died in a crash.

Essel is said to have met his untimely death Saturday while leading a Nigerian delegation to Cape Coast.

A sister of the deceased Matilda who spoke to Kasapafmonline.com Sunday morning confirmed the incident, and said news about the death reached their family Saturday evening (around 7pm local time), but they have since learnt the crash happened in the morning.

His body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary in Accra.
The family has since been to the Tema Community 8 residence of Essel, and have informed his wife of the unfortunate accident.

Source: Ghanaweb.com

JHS Boy Hangs Over Girl

Richard Damale, an 18-year-old junior high school (JHS) student of 3Bn Garrison School at Liberation Barracks Sunyani, has allegedly hanged himself in an uncompleted building at the Asuakwa Area in the Sunyani municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Police found the body of Richard in supine position with a rope and bruises around the neck on 19th July at about 3:30 pm, after the assembly man of the Asuakwa Electoral Area, Emanuel Kaba, had reported the incident to the Sunyani Municipal police.

A note found beside the body read, ‘God forgive me my sins and goodbye Juliet. We shall meet again,” making the police suspect that Richard Damale hanged himself possibly because of his love with a lady.  The body has since been deposited at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital for autopsy.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE on the incident, ASP Christopher Tawiah, B/A Regional Police spokesman, said the law enforcers were conducting investigation to find out who that Juliet is and also determine wh…

My gov’t has delivered - Mahama

President John Mahama has said his government has delivered on its promises to Ghanaians, and will continue to execute ongoing projects as captured in the NDC manifesto.

Mahama has therefore dared his critics to juxtapose promises made in the party’s manifesto to what is actually on the ground to make an informed conclusion.

Speaking at the maiden congregation of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Sokode near Ho, Mahama emphasised government’s commitment to ensure access to cost effective healthcare.



Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has granted financial clearance to public universities in the country to recruit new academic staff to augment their faculties to ensure quality education at the tertiary level.

Mahama said a total of 1,018 lecturers will be recruited as requested by the universities.

Mahama disclosed that special allocations have been made in the GetFund budget towards the provision of physical infrastructure and other facilities for both Uhas and th…