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Mahama sacks judge Ivy Heward Mills

A High Court judge Ivy Heward Mills has been sacked by President John Mahama for taking bribe in the infamous Judicial corruption scandal which hit Ghana last year.

According to the first deputy Judicial Secretary Justice Juliana Amonoo-Neizer, the respected judge was “found culpable” in the scandal uncovered by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas of Tigereyepi.

The Judicial Service has directed the Director of Human Resource to “delete her name from the payroll of the Judicial Service with effect from June 20, 2016.”

The decision to remove her from office follows a recommendation by the “committee set up by the Hon. Lady Chief Justice [Georgina Wood] to investigate a petition from Anas Aremeyaw Anas of Tigereyepi for same on grounds of Stated Misbehaviour.”

The statement said: “The Committee after its investigations into the petition by Anas Aremeyaw Anas of Tigereyepi found that Justice Ivy Heward Mills 1) Contrary to rules 3 (7) and 4 (A) of the Code of Conduct for…

Who is a role model?

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating... too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life” - John Wooden.

I describe a role model as a person with “a clear sense of what is important to me, putting forth the effort to improve and create things that will make a difference.”

Or a role model is a person whose behaviour, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. When I feel “lazy, tired, or just plain annoyed,” I think of my role model and “I get motivated to start working again.”

Role models come into young people’s lives in varied ways. They are educators, civic leaders, mothers, fathers, clergy, peers, and ordinary people encountered in everyday life. A study shows that being a role model is not constrained to those with fancy titles or personal wealth. In fact, students were quick to state that “a true role model is not the person with the best job title, th…

David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Mr Cameron made the announcement in a statement outside Downing Street after the final result was announced.
He said he would attempt to "steady the ship" over the coming weeks and months but that "fresh leadership" was needed.
The PM had urged the country to vote Remain, warning of economic and security consequences of an exit, but the UK voted to Leave by 52% to 48%.
England and Wales voted strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed staying in.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage hailed it as the UK's "independence day" but the Remain camp called it a "catastrophe".
The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.

Flanked by wife Samantha, Mr Cameron said he had informed the Queen of his decision to remain in place for the short term and to then hand over to a new pr…

Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, with the result throwing into question the fate of the 28-nation bloc and several high-profile British politicians, including the prime minister.
The official results were announced with Leave receiving 59,1 percent in Thursday's historic referendum.
Prime Minister David Cameron had backed a vote to remain.
When asked whether Cameron should resign in case of a Brexit, Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP which had backed a vote to Leave, said: "immediately".
At least 72 percent of 46.5m voters turned out cast their ballot.
'Dawn is breaking'Farage declared victory in a speech held in London as a Brexit looked increasingly likely.
"The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom," he said to loud cheers at a Leave campaign party.
"I hope this victory brings down this failed project and leads us to a Europe of sovereign nation states, trading together, being friends together, cooperating tog…