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Inside the News by Mpakoo – All pieces appearing in this column are satire

All pieces appearing in this column are satire

Ghana Association of Comedians damns Ga Traditional Council for performing without authorisation

The Ghana Association of Comedians (GAC) has sharply criticised the Ga Traditional Council for performing stand-up comedy without a licence. In a press release, the group criticised the Ga Traditional Council in the strongest terms possible, noting that this was a manifestation of the lawlessness and indiscipline that has overtaken …

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Parliament rejects imported Chinese furniture following Ebola vaccine debate

The Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Doe Adjaho, has ordered the recently installed seats and other items of furniture imported from China to be returned. This move, which has been described as ‘sudden and startling,’ came in the heat of discussions over the clinical trial of the Ebola vaccines …

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Have no fears, I’m not resigning – Lord Mayor Dr Okoe Vanderpuije

Accra Mayor, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has assured Accra residents that he is still at post and will remain at post for a very long time to come. In an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Hon. Dr. Vanderpuije gave a word of comfort to listeners, ‘I want to assure …

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I have not resigned – Nana Oye Lithur

The Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has vehemently denied rumours that she has resigned from the government. The rumours, which started in the middle of last week, have been quietly but quickly spreading because of her loud and bombastic silence on the attacks against female …

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Halidu Haruna tries to apologise: Says comment was publicity stunt

This is a Wednesday Special edition of the Inside the News by Mpakoo. Hope you enjoy it. Alhaji Halidu Haruna, the NDC man who got into trouble for saying female celebrities who criticise the government are prostitutes, has made an only-partially successful attempt at an apology. In an interview on …

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My beard is not the reason I won Best African Mayor Award – Dr Vanderpuije

The Mayor of Accra, who describes himself as ‘Lord Mayor’, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has vehemently denied any suggestions that he was awarded the inaugural African Mayor Award because of his lush beard. He told journalists at the 2nd Africa Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum held in Luanda, Angola that although …

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