Instagram users might be able to post from desktop soon
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
Instagram users might be able to post from desktop soon News coming in from Bloomberg suggests that the over eleven years old social media brand of the Facebook family, Instagram might allow its users to post from the web or desktop browser soon. According to the report as highlighted by Mashable.com, Instagram has started testing this feature, allowing users to post photos and videos from their desktop browsers. Christine Pai, Facebook spokeswoman confirmed the news to Bloomberg. “We know that many people access Instagram from their computer. To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ..read more
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Jailed Abuga Pele pardoned by President Akufo-Addo
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
Jailed Abuga Pele pardoned by President Akufo-Addo Abuga Pele pardoned: Reports from the Nsawam maximum security prison confirms that His Excellency President Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana has pardoned the jailed former Member of Parliament and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Mr. Abuga Pele was sentenced to a 6-years imprisonment by an Accra High Court in 2018 for causing financial loss to the state when he was a National Coordinator of the defunct Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA). He was said to have acted in a manner that result ..read more
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UGCY Ghana 2021 – Call for University Choir Entries
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
UGCY Ghana 2021 – Call for University Choir Entries It’s here again. Yes! The University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) competition is here in Ghana for the third time. The last edition had universities all over Ghana ‘battling’ to win the most coveted award as the University Choir of the Year. Previous winners are the GHAMSU choir of the University of Education, Winneba (2016) and the Miotso Contemporary Choir of Central University (2018). Now, the most anticipated question is who wins UGCY 2021? UGCY is a UK national competition later established in Ghana, as a platform for University Gospe ..read more
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Shelter Afrique, Africa’s finance and housing ministers issue joint declaration on mass housing
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
Shelter Afrique, Africa’s finance and housing ministers issue joint declaration on mass housing Shelter Afrique, Yaoundé: African Ministers and Heads of Delegation of Ministries in charge of Housing and Urban Development, African Finance Ministers, the Directors and Management of Shelter Afrique, and representatives of international, regional and national institutions, the private sector and civil society, have agreed to enhance mechanisms for the mass production of decent and affordable housing in the continent to achieve social and economic development. In a communique termed ‘Yaoundé Declar ..read more
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“Educated fools and disappointed graduates saying #FixTheCountry; Fix yourself cheap thinkers” – Shatta Wale descends heavily on #FixTheCountry activists
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
“Educated fools and disappointed graduates saying #FixTheCountry; Fix yourself cheap thinkers” – Shatta Wale descends heavily on #FixTheCountry activists Ghana’s dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has waded into the #FixTheCountry campaign as he describes the those calling on government to fix the country as, “educated fools and disappointed graduates.” He angrily took to his Facebook page and lambasted the followers of this consistently trending campaign in a series of posts. He wrote; “Educated fools and disappointmented [sic] graduates saying #FixTheC ..read more
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President Akufo-Addo Commissions Toyota & Suzuki Vehicle Assembly Plant in Ghana
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 29th June 2021, commissioned the Toyota Tsusho Vehicle Assembly Plant, which is assembling some models of Toyota and Suzuki vehicles in the country. Describing the occasion as a very happy one for him, the Ghanaian people, and for Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda, President Akufo-Addo stated that Toyota Tsusho’s presence in Ghana has been facilitated by Government’s bold move to develop the Ghana Automotive Development Policy under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry with generous fiscal ince ..read more
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How to merge your Ghana Card Number with your SSNIT number
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
How to merge your Ghana Card Number with your SSNIT number The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) starting from 28th June 2021 has adopted the Ghana Card Number to replace the existing SSNIT numbers. This is in respect of the move by the government to make Ghana Card a single card to access all services in the country. Already, Ghana card numbers have replaced citizens’ Taxa Identification Numbers. This new development implies that the Ghana card number will be used for all transactions at SSNIT going forward. Those who added their SSNIT numbers to their registration details ..read more
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George Floyd’s Killer Served with 22 years jail term
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
George Floyd’s Killer Served with 22 years jail term George Floyd’s Killer  jailed: The legal system of the United States of America has brought some sort of relieve to the family of George Floyd after the court sentenced Derek Chauvin, a man who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis last year May 2020 to 22 years and 6 months in jail. The judge said Derek Chauvin’s sentence was based “on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown” to Mr. Floyd. Mr. Floyd, 48, died after Chauvin knelt on his neck for nine minutes. His murder caused global protests ..read more
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DVLA warns car owners with embellished vehicle number plates
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has released a statement cautioning car owners who have embellished their vehicles’ number plates. There is a growing trend among vehicle users especially those with the private cars. Several cars in town have altered number plates with some either red or blue colour on the country identification mark, thus, the GH, and mostly hiding the Ghana flag mark on the plate. Embellished vehicle number plate | SOURCE: DVLA In the statement, the authority made it clear that Regulation 12 of the Road Traffic Regulation, 2012, L.I. 2180 makes it clear th ..read more
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Heavy Downpour in Kumasi Leaves New Kejetia Market Flooded; Three People Dead
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by Asonaba Adams
1y ago
At least three persons comprising a 38 year old Motorbike Mechanic, a female trader believed to be in her 50s and a 14 year old girl were reported dead during a heavy downpour on Thursday 24th June 2021. Various streets and markets including the US$198 million newly constructed Kejetia market as well as the markets at Bantama were heavily flooded in the process. Traders in these markets had their items running into thousands of Cedis completely destroyed by the flood. According to reports, the 14 year old girl whose name was given as Zuweiba was returning from the Mosque after the Frida ..read more
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