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Traditional rulers from Gonja and Tampulima communities in the North Gonja District, have promised to ceasefire in the age-long recurring chieftaincy conflict in the Wasipe traditional area.

They were summoned by the Northern Regional Security Council [REGSEC], following renewed clashes which resulted in the death of two persons.

At a meeting with the REGSEC on Thursday January 18, 2018, the traditional leaders condemned the incident and pledged their commitment to broker peace.

Chairman of the REGSEC, Salifu Saeed, said the two factions were asked to create a joint peace committee and submit a road-map to the Council within two weeks.

Residents of Bimbilla have called on the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to lift the ban on the use of motorbikes to transport more than one person.

According to the residents, the directive is negatively affecting the smooth running of businesses and movement in the community.

Last Friday, REGSEC banned the use of motorbikes in two of the region’s hotspots, following a shooting incident which claimed the lives of three persons.

But residents of Bimbilla who say the motorbike serves as their means of transport are appealing to the Regional Security Council to review the ban.

Two people have died in clashes between Gonjas and Tampulmas in the Northern Region.

The unfortunate incident happened at Dissah, a community in the North Gonja District.

The police said they arrested the son of the Wasipewura and transported him to Tamale, the regional capital, for further investigations.

The deceased have been identified as John Bikari, 45, who was hit by a bullet, as well as a 91-year old woman, Damah Kara, who was burnt in her house.

Back at UFC 218, Abdul Razak Alhassan earned a first-round TKO victory over Sabah Homasi, but it was controversial, as referee Herb Dean misinterpreted Homasi shooting for a takedown as if he was dropping to the mat due to punches.

Homasi asked for an immediate rematch and got it Saturday night at UFC 220. But it didn’t go any better.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana has acquired 50% shares of Tamale-based Guan United Football Club making him an automatic President of the Club which has been renamed Tamale City FC

A new board has also been constituted to manage the affairs of the club with the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium adopted as its home grounds and Northern Senior High School (NOBISCO) school park as its training field.

Notable among faces in the new management include; Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother of former President Mahama, Mr. Jones Abu Alhassan and Abdul Fatawu board secretary to Real Tamale United (RTU) sporting club.

Others are, former Ghana Football Association president Alhaji Lepowura Mohammed Nurideen Dawuda Jawula, relatively unknown Mr. Abdul Somed Iddrisu and Mr. Michael Darku an investment banker amongst others.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku revealed his priority is to grow a team that will be the best in the country disclosing that the first task is to qualify the team from the lower division to a premier division club and then subsequently win the league, a feast intended to attain within a season.

He further stated Tamale city FC is a project for development that seeks to bridge the gap that exists between the North and the South.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, however, revealed the emergence of Tamale city FC is not intended to rival Real Tamale United (RTU) but rather to create a level ground for fair competition.


Former Northern Regional Minister and current Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development Boniface Abubakar Saddique says Real Tamale United's inability to qualify for the Ghana Premier League is down to ineffective leadership.

RTU were once a powerhouse in Ghana football and produced players like Abedi Pele.

The club was relegated to the second tier of Ghana Football in the 2013/14 season.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the Wa Polytechnic will be named after Dr. Hilla Limann, Ghana’s only President in the Third Republic.

The announcement was made at the 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of Dr. Limann held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Tuesday.

According to the President, the suggestion came from the Governing Council of the polytechnic after a meeting and he wholeheartedly nodded to it considering the fact that Dr. Limann died with the reputation and memory of a decent, honest, patriotic man, who did his best to overcome considerable odds.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has showered praises on the late President of the 3rd Republic, Dr Hilla Limann.

Mr Akufo-Addo, who participated in the 20th anniversary of the death of Dr Limann shortly after his arrival from Liberia on Tuesday, January 23, described the former People’s National Convention (PNC) leader as “one of the historic figures of modern Ghana, an illustrious son of the Upper West Region”.

According to him, Dr Limann “led a full and varied life”.

“Ill-fated as his presidency was, he died with the reputation and memory of a decent, honest, patriotic man, who did his best to overcome considerable odds,” he added in a post on his Facebook Wall.

The Northern Regional Executive Committee of the New Patriotic Party has indefinitely suspended ongoing processes to elect Polling Station and Electoral Executives in two constituencies in the Northern region following chieftaincy tensions after recent disturbances in the areas.

A statement signed by the party’s Regional Communications Director, Adam A. Latif, said the decision to suspend the processes in the Bimbila and Daboya-Mankarigu followed security assessment and “consultation with the party hierarchy and the political heads in the two constituencies.”



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Sustainable Action through Voluntary Establishment (SAVE Ghana), a Non-Governmental Organisation [NGO], has presented some items to the Nandom District Health Directorate to help increase immunization coverage in the district.

The items include; a motorbike for nurses, wellington boots for 10 Community Volunteers and immunization registers to the five selected communities the NGO is working with in conjunction with the Nandom Health Directorate to increase immunization coverage.

Mr. Dintie Tahiru Sulley, Executive Director of SAVE Ghana, who presented the items to Madam Genevieve Yirpare, Nandom District Director of Health, said the gesture was part of the implementation of the Gavy Immunization Project funded by the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health.

The poor lyrics of current crop of musicians and their mode of dressing which has become a matter of discussion and concern to the public represent the true character of such artistes according to veteran musician Mohammed Sheriff Yamusah popularly known as Doobia Sheriff

In an exclusive interview with, the winner of Reggae Song of the Year at the 2005 Ghana Music Awards disclosed that music is a tool one uses to express what is in him/ her and if the lyrics are not of quality then it simply means what the person has in him is also poor.


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