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About three private surveyors were severely beaten after a survey on a disputed land triggered communal violence at Fuo-shegu near Tamale in the Northern Region Tuesday evening.

Two royal family fighting over the extension of demarcated lands for sale in the community clashed when the surveyors were brought to cart out exercise by the chief, who is able to be manipulated by his children due to old age. The other family attempted to stop the current chief’s family from further sale of the lands.

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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.

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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.

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Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez overcame a cut over his left eye to stop Habib Ahmed in the sixth round Saturday to remain undefeated and defend his WBO super middleweight title at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The fight was televised on ESPN.

Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs), a 26-year-old southpaw from Mexico, came in with a more than 6-inch height advantage over Ahmed, from Ghana, who was fighting in the United States for the first time. 

An accidental headbutt opened a cut over Ramirez's left eye in the third round, but the Mexican never let it bother him, and in fact seemed to become more focused and intent on stopping his opponent after he was cut.

Ramirez, the only super middleweight champion to come from Mexico, teed off on Ahmed in the sixth round, getting him cornered and landing one punishing combination after another to the body and head of Ahmed, before referee Laurence Cole stopped it at 2:31 of the round. According to CompuBox statistics, Ramirez outlanded Ahmed 123-22, and 40 out of the 123 landed punches were to the body.

"(The knockout) was really important because we've been training a lot for this fight," said Ramirez, wearing his trademark cowboy hat after the fight. "We were training for the knockout and we made it."

The loss was the first of his career for Ahmed, who fell to 25-1-1 (17 KOs).

Ramirez, who fights under the Top Rank banner, said he would like a unification fight next, and would go anywhere to accomplish the feat, but would love to fight at home in Mexico. "I want to be the best in my division, a pound-for-pound fighter and would (like to fight) in front of family and friends."

On the undercard, Jerwin Ancajas, a 26-year-old Filipino who is Manny Pacquiao's first fighter, won the IBF Super Flyweight title as he knocked Israel Gonzalez down three times in route to a 10th round TKO victory. Ancajas, 26, improved to 29-1-1 with 20 KOs, while Gonzalez, from Mexico, fell to 21-2 (8 KOs).

Ancajas, a southpaw nicknamed "Pretty Boy," knocked Gonzalez down with a straight left hand in the first round and twice in the 10th before referee Rafael Ramos stopped it at 1:50 of the round.

Wa All Stars have been crowned champions of the 2018 Gala competition after beating newly promoted Premier League side Eleven Wonders 4-2 on penalties on Sunday.
The game played at the Ndoum Sports Complex ended goalless after regulation time.

The Wa giants got to the finals of the competition after beating clubs likes Medeama and Bechem United, while the Techiman based side eliminated clubs such as Dreams FC and New Edubiase to make it to the finals.

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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.

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The Project Manager of “Presby Go Home” a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working at the Gambaga Witch Camp has said the number of women accused of witchcraft is on the ascendency.

According to Sampson Laar, in January 2018 alone, 11 women were accused and sent to the Gambaga Witch Camp.

“This January alone let me tell you what happened in Gambaga, this very January 11 women have come. Eleven women have been accused. The numbers are rising,” he lamented.

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A team of police officers deployed to rescue an alleged witchcraft victim at Gbulahagu in Tamale Sunday night came under a near deadly attack from the youth in the community who had set ablaze the house of the elderly victim and was about to lynch her.

The incident happened at about 7:30pm, Northern Regional Police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko confirmed to Ultimate News.

ASP Tanko gave a chilling narration of how the police officers escaped what could have been the deadliest tragedy to befall the regional security service.

According to him, the Police received report about an attack on a female resident identified as 35-year-old Meimunatu Nindoo.

She was being attacked over allegations that she possessed black magic and was causing death of other residents.

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A two-months-old baby was found abandoned at the Gumani forest in the Tamale metropolis.

According to an eyewitness, the baby was found in a polythene bag. The Social Welfare Department and the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit in Tamale have confirmed the report.

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The Appointments Committee of Parliament has approved the nomination of Mr Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.

Only the Member of Parliament(MP) for Tamale North, Suhuyini Alhassan Sayibu voted against Mr Amidu's approval.

Mr Amidu was nominated by Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo and his nomination was accepted by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who named him as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West regional minister following reports of political vigilantism in the region.

Sulemana Alhassan is alleged to have instructed the release of some NPP thugs who were arrested after they attacked some officers of the Upper West National Disaster Management Organisation.

He has denied the allegation against him but that did not stop the president from cracking the whip.

In a desperate attempt to end the act of vigilantism in the country, the president has suspended Sulemana Alhassan from office.

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Former president John Dramani Mahama on sunday paid a visit to ailing Chief Dauda Mandiaya Bawumia, who is the elder brother of vice President Dr Mahmud Bawumia.

Mr John Mahama visited the Lapaz residence of Chief Bawumia, who is Ghana’s former ambassador to Burkina Faso and also the chief of Kperiga in the Walewale traditional area.

Chief Bawumia, as he is popularly called, is reported to have been ill for some time now and the former president is reported to have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the former ambassador to help cater for his hospital bills.

Chief Bawumia was Ghana's ambassador to Burkina Faso from 2009 to 2013 and little has been heard of the since the NDC lost power in 2016.

His trial moments has hit at a time when his half brother Dr Bawumia is outside the country on a sick leave after he took ill on Friday, January 19, 2018.

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The Bawumia is family has generally being described as one dominated by staunch NDC members.

The Vice President's fathre Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia, was a known member of the PNDC and was appointed Ghana's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and later became chairman of the Council of State during the NDC regime

source: ghanaweb


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The Government of Japan, over the weekend, commissioned a children’s ward inside the Zabzugu children’s hospital in the Northern Region of Ghana.

The facility, which began in 2016, through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security, had an approved funding of GH320, 000 and is intended to benefit many mothers and their new born babies and bring critical maternal and child health services to the community.

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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