School Matron Arrested On Suspicion Of Stealing Food Items.

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School Matron Arrested On Suspicion Of Stealing Food Items.

A matron at the Wa Technical Institute along with two accomplices (names withheld) are in police grips for allegedly stealing food items belonging to the school. Their arrest was based on a tip off by some staff of the school in collaboration with an advocacy group,”Yirimanbo”. The suspects were caught with food items including bags of rice, sugar, cartons of milk and boxes of tin tomatoes suspected to have been stolen from the school’s pantry. The suspects were caught whiles transporting the booty in the school’s Mahindra pick-up truck; registration number GV-1134 Z to an unknown destination.

Some school staff members who spoke to W93.5FM, claimed the matron has the habit of stealing food items from the store room which they believe is shared with some influential persons in the school.

The suspects have since been granted police inquiry bail pending further investigations.

 

by: Ras Aziz Pelpuo

Transport fares go up 15%

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A predictable increase in transport fares has been approved by the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC). It is a 15% increase effective Monday.

The increase is the beginning of a domino effect after fuel prices went up in January by up to 28%.

Leaders of public transport unions had been under the pressure from members to okay an increase after drivers began buying petrol at  GH₵15.40p and diesel at GH₵14.50 pesewas.

The cheaper fuel alternative for drivers had also gone up by some 18%.

The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) justified the increase on the fuel price hikes and added popular reasons for hikes in fares.

It explained the cost of spare parts and charges for obtaining licenses and various documents have been factored into the 15% increase.

Road tolls which are expected to go up later in the year has also been factored into the increase.

Transport fares were last increased in June 2015 when it went up by 15%. At the same time in January 2014, the fares went up by 10%.

Commuters have been told by leaders in the commercial transport sector to expect two increases in transport fares every year.

When it was increased in June 2015, the depreciation of the cedi against the dollar was pointed out as a factor.

 

– See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2016/January-31st/transport-fares-go-up-15.php#sthash.lWqmIiG4.dpuf

Nigeria elections: Pregnant wife stabs husband to death

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A 26-year-old pregnant wife simply identified as Onyiyechi has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for stabbing her husband to death following an argument over the presidential candidates in Saturday’s general election at their home in Ejigbo on Sunday March 29th.

According to a report by Vanguard, the husband was supporting PDP while Onyiyechi supported the APC. An argument over who would win the presidential election degenerated into a fight with the wife stabbing her husband inside their one room apartment at the 81 military zone junction in Ejigbo.

A neighbor in their compound narrated what happened: “We were all outside waiting to vote when Onyiyechi rushed out, shouting for help. Out of curiosity, we all ran inside, only to discover blood all over the ground, on entering their apartment. On closer observation, we noticed that the blood was from her husband chest region. We met him on the ground. Before we could rush him to the hospital, he gave up the ghost.

“From all indication, it was clear that she attempted to manage the situation immediately the incident occurred. It was when she discovered that the situation had overwhelmed her that she raised alarm. I do not know the name of her husband.

“We only know that of his wife, who we fondly call Onyiyechi. The irony of this matter is that she is not cantankerous. She has never beaten a little child, let alone to fight with any neighbor. Again on that day, we saw both of them together. They were seen sitting outside, one hour before the incident occurred. Policemen from Ejigbo later came to remove the corpse to the Isolo morgue” the anonymous neighbor said.

The police arrested the suspect while further investigation into the matter is ongoing as some other version of the story claims the couple got into a fight following a disagreement they had after Onyiyechi decided to grate Okro she was to use in preparing their meal inside their one room apartment.

Her husband is reported to have instructed her to take it out but she refused which sparked a quarrel and then a fight between them.

Ghana opens defence against Ivory Coast in oil exploration dispute

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A 26-year-old pregnant wife simply identified as Onyiyechi has been arrested by the Lagos state police command for stabbing her husband to death following an argument over the presidential candidates in Saturday’s general election at their home in Ejigbo on Sunday March 29th.The Tema District Council of Labour (TDCL) has given government two reduce fuel prices and fix the current “dumsor problems without further excuses.”

Nigeria boils: ‘INEC boss is tribalistic, partial, compromised; We will not accept results’

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The incumbent party in Nigeria, PDP has said it will not accept the results of the recently held elections.

Its agent at the collation centre Tuesday morning launched an acerbic attack on the head of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, accusing him of bias.

According to the PDP agent, who is a former Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Jega gave audience to a protest raised by the APC as far as results in Rivers state were concerned, but has swept similar protests raised by the PDP in four states under the carpet.

“Mr Chairman APC protested to you and you sent a delegation to Rivers state to see what is happening there…

“Mr Chairman we are beginning to see that you are very very selective. You are getting very very partial.

“Mr Chairman we have lost confidence in what you are doing. If we can send a protest to you and you cannot take up that protest then why are we here because the essence of we sending any protest to you is to enable you to look into the matter and see whether it has merits or demerits.

“But when the APC brought their own you went all out to send a delegation…We have complained about Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna; you have not done anything. Mr Chairman we are not going to take that. We have lost confidence in you because you are partial, you are selective Mr Chairman.

“We don’t believe in you anymore, and we cannot go on the way you are going. You are compromised and we will not take it from you. Until something is done to our letters, until you do something the way you did with APC we will not continue with you.

“You are selective, you are tribalistic, you are partial…until something is done, we will not allow you to continue with this thing. Nigeria will not allow you do this. Every protest must be taken seriously,” the angry PDP agent said.

The collation has come to a standstill as a result of the angry outburst and protest by the PDP.

The BBC reports that partial results give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari a substantial lead over the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

However, populous states such as Lagos and Rivers are yet to declare. With just over half of Nigeria’s states declared, Gen Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) is ahead by some two million votes.

A victory for Gen Buhari would make President Jonathan the first incumbent in Nigeria to lose an election.

More results are due to be announced today. Nigeria’s election commission (INEC) suspended its declarations late on Monday night, after giving the results for 18 states and the capital Abuja.

President Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gained 6,488,210 votes and Gen Buhari’s APC party received 8,520,436 votes.