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Trump contradicts advisor on North Korea

US President Donald Trump has contradicted his own national security adviser, saying the so-called “Libya model” for denuclearisation is not being pursued with North Korea. The suggestion by John Bolton angered the North, which threatened to pull out of a summit with Mr Trump next month. Mr Trump said he still thought a summit would happen. In 2003, Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to give up his nuclear programme in exchange for a lifting of sanctions. However, he was killed by Western-backed rebels years later – a comparison that appears…

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Nigerian students ‘tied to cross and whipped’ for being late

Three people have been arrested in Nigeria for allegedly tying late students to crosses and flogging them with horsewhips on a Nigerian roadside. The three – including the headteacher – were taken into custody after a police officer stumbled across the incident in south-western Ogun State. Pictures show at least two young people – one boy and one girl – tied to a makeshift crucifix with green string. A police spokesman described the punishment as “a barbaric act”. Local reports say they were being punished for being late. The officer…

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NEWS 

24-year-old arrested for attempting to sell AK47 riffle

A 24-year-old man has been arrested by Police in the Kpandai District in the Northern Region for attempting to sell an AK47 riffle on Wednesday. The suspect, Mensah Lare, was arrested at Buya, near Kpandai based on a tip-off by residents of the area who suspected him of engaging in a nefarious activity.The District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr. Francis Akwasi Asante who confirmed the arrest, said the police received information that, a young man on an unregistered motorbike was offering a rifle for sale at Buya…

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Committee tasked to find and punish police attackers in Tamale

The security agencies have set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding Wednesday’s military attack on police officers in Tamale. Eight police officers were injured during the attack. The investigative committee made up of personnel from the Defence and Interior ministries is to find and bring the perpetrators of the attack to book. This, is to help serve as a deterrent to others and also forestall a future occurrence of a similar incident which is a potential threat to national security. Making this known at a durbar at the…

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NEWS 

LPG operators declare strike over cylinder re-circulation

The Ghana LPG operators association has planned a strike beginning next week as part of a protest against the gas cylinder re-circulation policy which government intends to introduce. According to the association, the re-circulation policy will render about 7,000 people jobless and wants government to cancel it. The President of the association, Torgbi Adaku V in a letter to members stated that the strike will start from Monday May 21, 2018. “After a grace period of One Week was given to enable a favourable response to be issued by Government elapsed,…

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