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In quest to create jobs for the youth in the country, the Aliu Mahama Foundation is organising a training session for young women in shea butter soap making at Yendi in the Northern Region.

The participants, numbering about two hundred (200), are from Yendi and it's environs who need to be equipped with skills to locally manufacture soap using a common raw material, Shea butter.

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A ceremony has been held in Tamale to mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of Ya-Naa Yakubu Andani II, the Overlord of Dagbon who was killed in 2002.

The occasion was used to call on government to live up to its responsibility and ensure that those responsible for the murder of the late overlord of the Dagbon were brought to justice.

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The government’s inability to prosecute the people who murdered Dagbon Overlord, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, has been blamed for the “culture of impunity and recklessness” in the Northern Region.

The Andani royal family said the unresolved 2002 murder in Dagbon has fuelled a culture where the youth see nothing wrong with violence and impunity.

At a news conference in Yendi, the family has asked the current government to take up the matter and ensure the prosecution of the perpetrators.

The Andani family at the press conference

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The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed has made a donation of GHC50,000 in support of the Real Tamale United (RTU) football club.

RTU has been in relegation over the years due to technical and financial constraints.

The Northern Regional Minister, presenting the money to the team’s management said, the donation was in line with his desire for the team to regain its Premiership status.

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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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Kuoro Abu Diaka Sukabe Ninia V, the Paramount Chief of the Zini Traditional Area, has declared zero tolerance for child marriage and gender-based violence against women, a situation that was widespread within communities in his area.

He described those cultural practices and many others as bad and militated against development of communities in the 21st Century where assaults against women and teen marriage had no place.

Kuoro Ninia V gave the declaration during the 8th “Buwaala Kelwie” Festival celebration of the Chiefs and people of Zini Traditional Area in the Sissala West District of Upper West (UW) Region.

He asked all chiefs in the Traditional Area to comply with the declaration and ensure that those found culpable of the acts were dealt with according to the dictates of the law and enjoined the chiefs to consider enskinning Queen Mothers in their jurisdictions to meet the new chieftaincy regulation requirements. The festivity was on the topic: “Consolidating peace, unity and development through culture: the role of stakeholders.”

Kuoro Ninia V noted that the theme provided the opportunity to consolidate and reflect on gains made from previous celebrations and to help shape social and economic aspirations of the people.

It also reinforced identity of the people by influencing peaceful actions for mutual relationship that bonded people of the Traditional Area.

Mr Mohammed Zackaria Bakor, the District Chief Executive (DCE), commended the people for instituting and sustaining the festival that had helped in promoting peace and development and said government was committed to continue to provide a peaceful and stable environment for law abiding citizens to go about their lawful activities.

He however added that the state would require full cooperation of the chiefs and community members to maintain peace and order. One of the greatest threats to national security and development was youth unemployment, he said, and urged the youth to take advantage of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) to better their lots.

Mr Bakor listed projects being undertaken by the Assembly as the construction of a police post at Zini, completion of 3-unit classroom block at Niator, extension of electricity to Sangbaka and Bagbino, construction of Bullu-Sangbaka-Gbal feeder road and construction of dams at Gumo and Puzene under the “one-village-one-dam” initiative.


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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Mr Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Nadowli/Kaleo has cautioned against politicising issues on grounds of ethnicity and Religion. “Ghana is a unitary state and we cannot afford to sacrifice our lovely country on the altar of ethnicity and religion, which will end up dividing us as a people.

Mr Bagbin who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency on his political career and recent ethnic comments said Ghana was moving on and therefore reducing her to ethnicity and religious lines could undermine the gains she made over the years.

The Member of Parliament also cautioned the media against wrong reportage that could create problems especially on issues of ethnicity and religion.

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Former President John Dramani Mahama says he is close to announcing his decision on his political future.

Mr Mahama explained that the delay in communicating his decision was to allow the party re-organise itself

He said after seeing the success of the process so far, it will be prudent to announce his decision.

Addressing hundreds of party faithful who gathered for National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) ninth Unity Walk in the Upper East regional capital Bolgatanga, Saturday, he noted that he has had the opportunity to discuss the issue with people who have the party’s best interest at heart.

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The incumbent Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Daniel Bugri Naabu, has been defeated at just the ended Northern Regional delegates congress by his closest contender Mohammed Samba, held at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium in Tamale.

Daniel Bugri Naabu, who was tipped by many to win, had 116 votes, whiles Business mogul, Mohammed A. Baantima Samba won the Chairman slot with 312 votes of a total votes cast of 492.

Bugri Naabu who was involved in a car accident on the Damongo-Bole highway when he was returning to Tamale after a successful campaign in the Bole and Sawla constituencies, today towed his mangled car to Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium to amass sympathy votes.

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Tutors of the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College are asking the Ministry of Health to reconsider the transfer of two of their colleagues, saying that action was taken because the two made allegations of corruption against the school’s principal, Bawa Awalu.

The impasse between the Principal and tutors brought academic work to a halt in November 2017, with two of the tutors eventually being transferred.

The tutors accused the Mr. Awula of embezzlement, through the violation of the Procurement Act in the acquisition of goods and services for the school. They also accused him of neglecting the plight of both tutors and students. Subsequently, they petitioned the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), the Economic and Organized Crimes Office and the Health Ministry to look into the matter.

Ghana’s Wiyaala will perform with all female international group GRRRL on the Main Stage at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at The Gold Coast in Australia on the 15th April. The headline performance will run from 7pm to 8.30pm and will introduce the formal closing ceremony to 21st edition of the games.

The biggest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports and will welcome more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.


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