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FG Pledges $270m To ECOWAS Security Fund, $80m For Counter-Insurgency
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FG Pledges $270m To ECOWAS Security Fund, $80m For Counter-Insurgency

The Federal Government planned to contribute $ 350 m to the ECOWAS Security Fund out of which $ 80m ( over N30 . 5 bn) would be spent on the counter- insurgency campaign in the North -East. The pledge was made towards the $ 1 bn ECOWAS Regional Security Fund set up in 2019 but the amount so far contributed to the fund could not be confirmed immediately . The Ghanaian President and Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo -Addo disclosed this during the virtual summit of the 58 th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held on Saturday . He said the FG pledged to contribute $ 100 m in the first instance last year, out of which $ 20 m would go to the regional fund while $ 80 m would be utilised to combat terrorism in the North-East. Akuf...
Nana Akufo-Addo Sworn In As President Of Ghana
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Nana Akufo-Addo Sworn In As President Of Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia have officially been sworn-in as President and Vice President, respectively. The duo was sworn-in by the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, on Thursday, January 6, 2021, at the precinct of Parliament. As part of the swearing-in process, the President took his oat of office before delivering a inaugural address. A host of dignitaries were present at the swearing in of Akufo-Addo and Bawumia as President and Vice President, respectively. These include Members of Parliament (MPs), newly-elected Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin and other African Heads of States. Earlier in the day, Mr. Bagbin was sworn-in as Speaker of the 8th Parliament after beating incumbent Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye in a vote. There was some confusion when Tema...
‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo
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‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has also reacted to the Lekki tollgate shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 20.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, Akufo-Addo says he has spoken with President Buhari and that the president is committed to ending the ENDSARS impasse.   His tweets read ''I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.''  
Buhari, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Meet In Aso Rock
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Buhari, Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Meet In Aso Rock

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, met on Sunday in Aso Rock. Buhari Sallau, Personal Assistant to the Nigerian president on Broadcast Media, made this known. The PUNCH gathered that Akufo-Addo earlier addressed his countrymen in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. “President @MBuhari receives in audience Ghanian President H.E. @NAkufoAddo in State House on 20th Sep 2020,” the presidential aide tweeted attaching images of both presidents. Details of the meeting are unknown as of the time of filing this report. However, many shops belonging to Nigerian traders were recently shut in Ghana following a $1m levy imposed on them by the government of the West African country. Nigeria and Ghana had also in the l...
Ghana President Akufo-addo Announces Resumption Of Schools
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Ghana President Akufo-addo Announces Resumption Of Schools

Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the resumption of schools for the final year secondary students and universities. “He said finalist of tertiary institutions will resume on Monday, June 15, followed by those in Senior High School, with the second-year students under the Gold Track, on June 22, while Basic School finalists will go on June 29. Ghana has a total of 11,964 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths.
Coronavirus Lockdown: Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Declares Free Water Supply For Citizens For The Next Three Months + Uninterrupted Power Supply
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, Declares Free Water Supply For Citizens For The Next Three Months + Uninterrupted Power Supply

Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced Special intervention packages for its citizens as the country continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. In his 5th state-wide broadcast since the pandemic began, President Akufo-Addo announced that the government will cover the water bills of its citizens for the months of April, May and June. Recall that on March 30, he declared a 2-weeks lockdown on Kumasi and Accra and Kumasi, the two most populous parts of the country as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Some communities in the country had complained they lacked water to effectively wash their hands as a preventive measure to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The President in his speech, said private water companies have been contracted to provide...
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Van Vicker Praises Ghanaian President For Lockdown

Ghanaian actor and proud father of three Van Vicker has lauded Nana Akufo Addo for taking the bold step to lockdown parts of Accra and Kumasi which takes effect from tomorrow- Monday 30 at 1:00 am. Nana Akufo Addo announced on Friday evening on live TV that certain areas in Accra and Kumasi which have been identified the hotspot for Covid-19 will remain under lockdown for two weeks subject to review upon expiry. The actor believes this the right way to go if we are to stop the spread of the virus and gave thumbs up to the President for taking the bulls by the horns. He wrote, “Well done Mr. President. A tough decision to make in these difficult times. The citizenry will be affected at different levels depending on where one finds oneself in the value chain, so I agree with y...
Chioma Reacts After Davido Takes Sophia Momodu To Ghana
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Chioma Reacts After Davido Takes Sophia Momodu To Ghana

Davido has taken his first daughter, Imade Adeleke, to Ghana as they continue to spend quality time together during the holidays. However, his baby mama Sophia Momodu made the trip as she was seen in photos sitting pretty on the private jet which raised many people's eyebrows. It's understood Chioma was still away in the UK taking care of baby Ifeanyi while Davido was out living his best life. This hasn't gone too well with the chef as she feels Davido disrespected her by taking Momodu along. She reacted via her Instagram Stories, "Relationship tip: Find someone who still knows how to talk to you when they are angry. Someone who respects you in all mind states." This clearly indicates big trouble between Chioma and Davido. Meanwhile, the Nigerian singer shared a video of himself wi...
AIT Denies Honouring President Buhari With A 2019 Award
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AIT Denies Honouring President Buhari With A 2019 Award

The attention of DAAR Communications PLC has been drawn to an image circulating on social media and amplified by the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, @BashirAhmaad purportedly showing President Buhari as the DAAR Awards African President of the Year 2019. It has become necessary to respond as follows: 1. The award given to Mr President was an honorary award given to four African leaders which included Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and President Buhari of Nigeria. 2. The 3rd DAAR Awards was hosted in January 2019 and therefore the award doesn’t reflect the activities of Mr President for the year 2019 in review. 3. Further to numerous complaints received from our social media followers to the award...
Kofi Kingston Presents WWE World Title To Ghanaian President, Akufo-addo
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Kofi Kingston Presents WWE World Title To Ghanaian President, Akufo-addo

The current WWE World Champion Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, popularly known as 'Kofi Kingston', paid a courtesy visit to President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Thursday, May 30, 2019. According to President Akufo-Addo in a post on his official Facebook handle, the WWE star’s visit to Ghana is in response to the proclamation of this year, 2019, as the "Year of Return”,. The 37-year-old professional wrestler also said that he considers this “Year of Return” as a unique opportunity for him to make a historic visit to Ghana at the height of his wrestling career. “Above all else, when I was a kid, this was what I wanted to do, it’s awesome that I was able to achieve my childhood dream but what’s even more important than that is for me to come back and inspire people who might be exa...
Mining Must Make Africa Rich Not Poor – Ghana’s President
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Mining Must Make Africa Rich Not Poor – Ghana’s President

Ghana’s President has said that Africa must enrich itself from its natural resources. Nana Akufo-Addo said the countries on the continent must consider adding value to its natural resources. He added that African countries must also negotiate well with mining companies. Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that Africa’s mining industry must enable the economic transformation of countries on the continent instead of make them poor. He was speaking at the 2019 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment conference. Nana Akufo-Addo said that it is not right for Africa to be inhabited by the poorest people in the world even though the continent is so rich in minerals that are sought after by the world. He sai...
President Buhari at the 53rd Ordinary Session Of  ECOWAS
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President Buhari at the 53rd Ordinary Session Of ECOWAS

President Buhari participated at the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Togo today, July 31st. The session was attended by the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbe, President Ecowas Court of Justice, Justice Jerome Traore, President of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, and many others.  
More Photos From The Grand Wedding Finale Of Aliko Dangote’s Daughter’s Wedding In Lagos
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More Photos From The Grand Wedding Finale Of Aliko Dangote’s Daughter’s Wedding In Lagos

Wife of President Buhari, Aisha Buhari, her daughter Zahra Buhari, son in-law Mohammed, Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde were among the guests at the grand wedding finale of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote’s daughter Fatima to her husband, Jamil Abubakar, son of former IGP M.D Abubakar which held at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos last night. See more photos below
“Buhari Is Too Old. Based On Academic Record, He Won’t Even Be Hired To Manage A KFC Outlet” – Reno Omokri
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“Buhari Is Too Old. Based On Academic Record, He Won’t Even Be Hired To Manage A KFC Outlet” – Reno Omokri

Nigerian politician and religious activist, Reno Omokri has once again taken to social media to lambaste the first citizen of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari. The journalist, on his column in Thisday Newspaper today plainly put it that based on academic record, the 76-year old won’t even be hired to manage a KFC outlet. “President Buhari, who is 76 years old this year (his football age), has taught me awisdom. It is foolish to equate wisdom with age. For most people, even some Presidents, age comes alone. Based on academic record, Buhari won’t even be hired to manage a KFC outlet”.. he wrote. Read his full write-up below… What possessed President Muhammadu Buhari to go to Ghana for the 71st Independence Anniversary and promise them to help fight corruption? Does the Pr...
Ben Bruce Attacks Buhari For Promising To Help Ghana Fight Corruption
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Ben Bruce Attacks Buhari For Promising To Help Ghana Fight Corruption

Nigerian senator, Mr. Ben Murray Bruce has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for promising to help Ghana tackle corruption. Buhari made the promise at the 61st Independence celebration of Ghana on Tuesday. Buhari told the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, “your Excellency can be assured that you have a good partner in me as I look forward to any form of collaboration between Nigeria and Ghana in tackling the menace of endemic corruption.” Reacting to the promise of the Nigerian president to Ghana on anti graft war, Senator Bruce said in a post on his social media account that Buhari has not done enough in tackling corruption in his own country. He advised Buhari to, through his actions, teach other West African countries how to truly fight corruption. He asserted that what...
Embattled Togo Leader Breaks Silence In New Year Address
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Embattled Togo Leader Breaks Silence In New Year Address

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe broke his silence after months of protests against his rule, calling on the opposition to “dialogue” in his New Year address given late Wednesday. “Dialogue must remain the preferred way of resolving disagreements between political actors,” Gnassingbe said in an address on national television, reiterating his controversial plans to revise the constitution. It was the first time Gnassingbe has spoken directly to the public since the crisis began in September. “I have no doubt that even today we are able to explore all avenues of dialogue and exchange of ideas to overcome grievances,” he said, without given a date for talks. Gnassingbe, who has ruled Togo since 2005 after succeeding his father who led the country for 38 years, plans to hold a r...
‘The Slave Auctions In Libya Is A Mockery Of Alleged Solidarity Of African Nations In AU – Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo Reacts
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‘The Slave Auctions In Libya Is A Mockery Of Alleged Solidarity Of African Nations In AU – Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo Reacts

Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has reacted to the disturbing report on slave trade of African migrants in the North African country, Libya. Taking to his Twitter page, President Akufo-Addo described the slave auctions of African migrants, as a mockery of the alleged solidarity of African nations grouped in the African Union (AU).
Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe Visits Opposition Stronghold After Protests
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Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe Visits Opposition Stronghold After Protests

Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbe, said he remains convinced of national unity after a weekend visit to the country’s second city that was hit by anti-government protests. Gnassingbe revealed on Sunday evening he had travelled to Sokode – the home city of Tikpi Atchadam, who has led three months of street demonstrations. “My exchanges with the imams and senior figures left me reassured that our country remains indivisible,” he said in a statement. “The damage and violence suffered by this town that was until recently peaceful saddens me deeply and would leave no citizen unmoved.” Atchadam, who heads the Panafrican National Party (PNP), has been at the forefront of a wave of protests against Gnassingbe that began in late August. Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters...
Osinbajo Receives Ghanaian President
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Osinbajo Receives Ghanaian President

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday received the visiting Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Akufo-Addo arrived at the Villa at about 11.12 a.m. and was welcomed by Osinbajo who ushered him into the Acting President’s office through a red carpet. The visit lasted for barely four minutes as the Ghanaian leader proceeded immediately to the National Defence College to deliver a lecture to the college graduands. Akufo-Addo won the country’s 2016 presidential poll against the incumbent, John Mahama, by a margin of 9.45 per cent. He was inaugurated into office on Jan. 7, 2017.
Dele Momodu Writes T.B Joshua An Open Letter
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Dele Momodu Writes T.B Joshua An Open Letter

Ovation Magazine CEO and singer Davido's in-law, Dele Momodu has written a touching and overwhelming letter to the general overseer of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet T.B Joshua who has threatened to leave Nigeria for Israel. Read full later below... My dear Prophet, I’m very certain this letter must come to you as a big surprise. But that is the nature of this column. It is in the character of Pendulum to swing in the direction least anticipated. Today, it has chosen to navigate itself towards you, my dear man of God. For avoidance of doubt, please, permit me to quickly explain a point so that mischief-makers may not attribute spurious motives to this epistle. I’m not a member of your congregation. I have never been. You and I have never discussed religion or...
Nana Akufo Addo Speaks On Chinese Illegal Miners, Declares War On Group Found Guilty
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Nana Akufo Addo Speaks On Chinese Illegal Miners, Declares War On Group Found Guilty

Following several complaints against Chinese illegal miners destroying the environment, Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo Addo has declared war against anyone found guilty of the act.Illegal mining has reportedly caused massive river pollution, destruction of arable lands, farms, cocoa plantations and forest reserves compromising sustainable development in Ghana. Akufo Addo made this public while speaking at the coronation of one of the traditional rulers, Nana Effah Opinamang of Kwahu Obeng in the Easter Region on Saturday. He told the gathering that Ghana would continue to have a cordial relationship with the Chinese but however, the government would ensure full enforcement of law and order without fear or favour toward any group of people found guilty. According to APA News, th...
Atiku Meets Ghanaian President, Akufo-addo
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Atiku Meets Ghanaian President, Akufo-addo

Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar over the weekend met with Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo. He took to his Twitter page today, February 13, 2017, to share a photo from his meeting with the new president. 'I had a great time meeting with President @NAkufoAddo over the weekend. A great man and friend,' he tweeted.
Ghana Deploys 205 Troops To Gambia
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Ghana Deploys 205 Troops To Gambia

Ghana’s new president, Nana Akufo-Addo has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of 205 troops to Gambia to enforce the result of the Gambia’s disputed election. Revealed in a statement released on Wednesday, the objective is to create an enabling environment for the effective enforcement of the rule of law and the constitution Gambia. The Nigerian Air Force yesterday deployed troops and fighter jets to Gambia, as part of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) mandate to enforce the December 1, 2016 election result in that country. The Air Force contingent for the Gambia operation were air lifted from the 117 Air Combat Training Group Kainji, in Niger State, to be on standby in Dakar, Senegal. The troops airlifted in an Hercules C-130 transport plane...
Plagiarism: Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Copies Lines From Bush And Clinton Speeches
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Plagiarism: Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Copies Lines From Bush And Clinton Speeches

Joining a list of celebrity plagiarism incidents in recent times is Ghana’s newly inaugurated President Nana Akufo-Addo. Videos emerging online show President Akufo-Addo lifted lines from speeches earlier made by former American Presidents, George Bush and Bill Clinton. In one video, President Akufo-Addo says, “I ask you to be citizens; citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building your communities and our nation.” Those words were later discovered to have been ostensibly plagiarised from George Bush’s inauguration speech in 2001. A second video also shows President Akufo-Addo reading exact lines once delivered by Bill Clinton at his inauguration as US president in 1993. The words, “Though our challenges are fearsome, so are our strengths. American...
Ghana President Elect Appoints Fani Kayode’s Ex-wife As His Personal Assistant
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Ghana President Elect Appoints Fani Kayode’s Ex-wife As His Personal Assistant

Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday announced 53-yr old Saratu Atta as his personal assistant. Saratu Atta is Fani Kayode's ex-wife. Saratu Atta is 53 years old. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, UK, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and International Studies. She worked as a Securities Trader at First Securities Discount House in Lagos, Nigeria from 1993 -1997, and then went on to establish her own security printing company in Lagos. She was appointed NPP Campaign Secretary in 2008, and has been Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President-Elect since 2009. She has one child.
Nana Akufo-Addo, Rauf Aregbesola, Rotimi Amaechi, Oby Ezekwesili, Others at The Future Awards Africa 2016
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Nana Akufo-Addo, Rauf Aregbesola, Rotimi Amaechi, Oby Ezekwesili, Others at The Future Awards Africa 2016

Africa's biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa held last night at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The Award in its 11th year had in attendance dignitaries, celebrities and young Nigerians shaping the future. President-elect of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; CEO of Ebonylife TV, Mo Abudu; Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Kayode |Fayemi; Editor of ThisDay Style, Ruth Osime; Jimi Agbaje, Linda Ikeji, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama, Bolanle Olukanni, Chika Ike, Eunice Omole, Emmanuel Oyeleke, amongst others. The Future Awards Africa 2016 is powered by RED. Official Media Partners are CNN, EBONY LIFE TV, CHANNELS TV, BELLA NAIJA, LINDAIKEJI, AFRICA MAGIC, WAZOBIA FM, COOL FM, NIGERIA INFO and YNA...
Goodluck Jonathan Praises John Mahama For Conceding to Nana Akufo-Addo
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Goodluck Jonathan Praises John Mahama For Conceding to Nana Akufo-Addo

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has praised the patriotism displayed by Ghana’s President, John Mahama, who on Friday conceded to Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr. Akufo-Addo yesterday defeated John Mahama to become Ghana’s President-elect. "I am immensely proud of the maturity and high patriotism displayed by President John Mahama, who has just conceded to Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo. Some may erroneously think that President Mahama lost today. Not at all. Not at all. He has gained honor that will never depart from him. "I congratulate Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo and urge him to immediately begin the process of reuniting the nation of Ghana. I also urge him to appreciate the great strides and achievements of President John Mahama when that time comes. "To accelerate the growth of the economy, all Ghana...
Just In: Ghana Election Commission Website Hacked As Opposition Takes The Lead To Dethrone The Incumbent…See Details & Results
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Just In: Ghana Election Commission Website Hacked As Opposition Takes The Lead To Dethrone The Incumbent…See Details & Results

Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission as votes are counted after tightly contested elections. Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission as votes are counted after tightly contested elections. The commission says the website is up again, and an attempt to put up "fake results" failed. In a tweet, it urged people to ignore the "fake results" circulating on social media. President John Mahama is facing a strong challenge from main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. Wednesday's election passed off peacefully, but voting was postponed to Thursday in one constituency after voting material failed to arrive on time. "We deplore the attempt to hack the EC's [electoral commission's] website. Please respect the integrity and indep...