10 Important Stories You Should Read Today

1. Blakk Rasta Now A Lecturer At A University In Missouri, USA: Blackk Rasta has announced his new appointment as a lecturer at the University of Central Missouri, USA.


2. Gambia Crisis: Barrow Inaugurated As President In Senegal As Jammeh Stays Put: Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, has been sworn in as president. Mr Barrow took the oath at the country’s embassy in Senegal.


3. Gambia Crisis: Yahya Jammeh Gets Final Ultimatum: West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. Mr Jammeh has been given until noon on Friday to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed regional forces.


4. 6 Minister Designates To Face Vetting Committee Today: The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today [Friday], January 20th 2017, begin vetting minister nominees appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.


5. Asantehemaa Finally Laid To Rest: After 111 years on Mother Earth, 39 of which was spent as the queenmother of the Ashanti Kingdom, the late Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II was yesterday given the final farewell on her journey to the “village”.


6. The Jubilee Oil Fields Is Shutting Down And It Might Cause Dumsor: Oil production on the Jubilee Field will be shut down for 15 days, starting February 3, 2017, to allow for an interconnection with the Tweneboa, Enyera and Ntomme (TEN) operations.


7. Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Extradited To US: Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the US, the Mexican governments announced on Thursday.


8. AFCON 2017: Dede Ayew Doubtful Against Mali: The deputy skipper, who scored the only goal against Uganda through a penalty in Ghana’s opening game, has a swollen face and is being critically assessed by Ghana’s medical team before tomorrow’s game.


9. hDonald Trump To Be Inauguratede Today: American president-elect, Donald Trump will be sworn into office today.


10. Ministry Releases GH¢70m To Pay Election Officials: The Ministry of Finance has directed the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) to release GH¢70 million to the Electoral Commission (EC) to pay off part of the cost of the December 7, 2016 general election.



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