Here are today's newspaper headlines
PANIC: FILMMAKERS SCARE SPINTEX ROAD USERS
A movie crew of 11 was arrested yesterday for allegedly causing fear and panic during the shooting of a television series on the Spintex Road in Accra.
KORLE BU CEO BOARD CHAIR APOLOGISES TO COURT
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle BU Teaching Hospital and two others have purged themselves of contempt charges by withdrawing a letter terminating the appointment of the hospital’s head of accounting.
PARLIAMENT APPROVES REQUEST FOR $1.5M EUROBOND
Parliament has approved a request by the government to raise $1.5 billion from the European Bond Market to support the 2015 budget and refinance domestic and external debts.
JONES ATTUQUAYEFIO GOES HOME TODAY
Some of Ghana’s eminent football stars (retired and active), coaches, administrators, government officials and supporters of the two traditional clubs of Accra, Hearts of Oak and Great Olympic, are expected to pay their last respects to the late Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, whose mortal remains will lie in state at the forecourt to the state House this morning before internment later in the day at the Awudome cemetery.
80 RICHEST GHANAIANS NAMED
A list supposedly naming the 80 richest people in Ghana is out sending shockwaves and igniting a fresh debate about the net worth of some popular Ghanaians.
RUBY COCAINE PAL FLOORS BNI
An Accra circuit court has ordered the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to release a vehicle in its custody to Sadalia Nuhu, one of the six persons freed in connection with the exportation of 12.5kg of cocaine to the United Kingdom by convicted Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu Gyamfi.
MPS OKAY $1.5 EUROBOND
Parliament approved the newly introduced $1.5 billion Eurobond yesterday as it prepares to rise for recess, shooting up Ghana’s debt pegged at Ȼ90 billion as at May, 2015. Part of the money is to be used to service the country’s rising debts.
TOP BANKERS JAILED FOR STEALING
An Accra Circuit Court presided over by his Lordship, Justice Francis Obiri, on Wednesday sentenced Samuel Otomfuo, a former head of Operations at Access Bank to a year’s imprisonment for stealing Ȼ809,611.24 belonging to the bank.
AYARIGA SELLS IN NEW YORK
Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga has urged Ghanaians aboard to vigorously promote the beauty and elegance of their traditional wears to become the preferred brands internationally.
EU LIFTS BAN ON LOCAL AIRLINES
The European Union Commission in charge of air safety has lifted a nine-year ban imposed on Ghanaian registered carriers from operating flights within the union, following a petition by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
POWER MINISTER WARNS TAMALE YOUTH AGAINST VANDALISM
The Minister of Power, Kwabena Donkor has expressed disgust at the behaviour of some youth in Tamale for vandalizing some equipment and premises of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDco) and the Grid Company (GRIDco).