MyJoyOnline News Summaries from April 18, 2021
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Full text: Communique issued at the end of the NDC's post-election retreat
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Full text: Communique issued at the end of the NDC's post-election retreat


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The retreat was attended by the party's Flag-bearer and Running Mate for the 2020 Presidential Election, the Functional Executive Committee, representation from the Council of Elders, Parliamentary Caucus Leadership, all 16 regional Chairmen and Secretaries and other leading members of the Party.

The leadership of the party resolved to immediately address the challenges that affected the party in the 2020 general elections, push for electoral reforms and embark on a series of programs to enhance party unity and rekindle the spirit of commitment and hard work among the rank and file of the party for the recapturing of power in 2024.

The leadership of the party urges all members and sympathizers of the party to actively participate in the reorganization program that will soon be rolled out by the party as we continue our quest to rescue Ghana from the clutches of the inept, deceitful and corrupt NPP/Akufo-Addo government and restore her back to path of development, inclusion and progress.


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Kudus Mohammed wins Dutch Cup with Ajax
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Kudus Mohammed wins Dutch Cup with Ajax


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Ghana international Mohammed Kudus has won his first trophy at Ajax as the side beat Vitesse Arnhem to lift the Dutch Cup on Sunday.

Last summer, Kudus joined Ajax on a five-year contract from Danish Nordsjaelland, the deal reportedly worth €9 million.


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Real Madrid lose momentum in title race with Getafe draw
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Real Madrid lose momentum in title race with Getafe draw


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Real Madrid missed the chance to once again close the gap on Atletico Madrid to one point as they were held to a 0-0 draw by relegation-threatened Getafe.

Benzema was introduced off the bench in the second half with 20-year-old Antonio Blanco also given his La Liga debut as a substitute, but Real Madrid still struggled to create opportunities as they were held to a goalless draw.


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Man United eight points off Man City as Greenwood double sees off Burnley
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Man United eight points off Man City as Greenwood double sees off Burnley


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Mason Greenwood stole the show as Manchester United moved to within eight points of the Premier League summit with a 3-1 win over struggling Burnley at Old Trafford.

United continued to probe as the clock ticked down and they claimed the points six minutes from the end when Greenwood's low shot was deflected in by Jack Cork before substitute Edinson Cavani made doubly sure in injury time.


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No alcohol, smoking, and excessive sex as 'One Bullet' targets Tagoe
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No alcohol, smoking, and excessive sex as 'One Bullet' targets Tagoe


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Michael 'One Bullet' Ansah believes his 'master' and friend Richard Commey is a better boxer than former IBO champion, Emmanuel Tagoe.

Tagoe annexed the IBO lightweight title in November 2016 at the Bukom Boxing Arena, after defeating South Africa's Mzonke Fana via a unanimous decision.


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Iheanacho fires Leicester to first FA Cup final in 52 years
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Iheanacho fires Leicester to first FA Cup final in 52 years


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Kelechi Iheanacho's fine form continued as he fired the winner to book Leicester a first FA Cup final appearance in 52 years after a 1-0 semi-final success over Southampton.

Leicester saw out the win quite comfortably in the end and have the chance to win a first-ever FA Cup when they face Chelsea in the final in May. With 4,000 fans in attendance for the first time this year, Jamie Vardy, looking for his first goal since mid-February, had the best chance of a poor first half, looping an effort just over.


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12 leading clubs confirm formation and format for breakaway Super League
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12 leading clubs confirm formation and format for breakaway Super League


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A group of Europe's 12 biggest clubs has confirmed their plans to launch a European Super League.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is the vice president of the Super League.


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UEFA and Premier League hit out at European Super League plans amid reports clubs set to announce breakaway
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UEFA and Premier League hit out at European Super League plans amid reports clubs set to announce breakaway


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The Premier League has hit out at plans to create a European Super League, branding them anti-competitive and suggesting they undermine the integrity of the sport.

According to a report from the Sunday Times, a breakaway group of clubs wish to create a standalone European Super League that would act in competition to the Champions League.


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NDC party has now become lame
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NDC party has now become lame


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Speaking at a forum dubbed, 'Securing the NDC's Future' in Accra, former NDC Vice Chairman, Dan Abodakpi says the party has become lame and incapable of winning an election.

Mr. Abodakpi further indicated that the NDC must not only become an electioneering machine but must exist as a true social democratic party that is capable of carrying the aspirations and hopes of the people.

The NDC stalwart attributed the defeat of the party in the 2020 Election to the neglect of its grassroots and called for a national programme to unite the party at all front; ready to annex power from the New Patriotic Party in 2024.


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Thousands of fans return to Wembley for FA Cup semi-final as part of coronavirus events trial
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Thousands of fans return to Wembley for FA Cup semi-final as part of coronavirus events trial


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Thousands of fans will return to Wembley Stadium for the first time in more than a year on Sunday as part of a coronavirus trial.

On May 15 - two days before the government is due to ease lockdown further - the FA Cup final at Wembley will take place with 21,000 fans.


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Time to develop a national hydrogen policy and roadmap
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Time to develop a national hydrogen policy and roadmap


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Hydrogen plays a vital role as a storage medium that has both the highest capacity and the longest energy release time.

The time is therefore ripe for Ghana to lay down a national strategy, aimed at accelerating the development of clean hydrogen.


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NDC must emulate NPP's loyalty to its direction
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NDC must emulate NPP's loyalty to its direction


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Member of the National Democratic Congress, Ebi Bright has urged party members to put aside their parochial interests and work for the advancement of the party.

According to her, there is an urgent need for the NDC to incorporate the science of building loyalty into its reorganisational strategy in the bid to capture power once again.

Madam Ebi Bright further said that the NDC is failing in attracting people into the party; a situation she said may cost the party dearly in its quest to win elections in the future.


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Internationally renowned choreographer, Liam Scarlett dies aged 35
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Internationally renowned choreographer, Liam Scarlett dies aged 35


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Choreographer Liam Scarlett has died at the age of 35, a year after leaving The Royal Ballet over allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Scarlett also worked with the English National Ballet, the New York City Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and the Norwegian National Ballet, among others.


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Messi hits brace as Barcelona beat Bilbao to lift Copa del Rey
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Messi hits brace as Barcelona beat Bilbao to lift Copa del Rey


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Four goals in 12 minutes from Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Lionel Messi gave a rampant Barcelona a 4-0 win over Athletic Club in the final of the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona enjoyed the better of the first half possession and struck the woodwork within the opening 10 minutes when de Jong hit the base of the post with a low finish after being set up by Messi.


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It's wrong to see role models as generalists
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It's wrong to see role models as generalists


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Entertainment Pundit Jesse Agyeong is cautioning Ghanaians to not look at role models and/or celebrities as generalists whose whole lives are worth emulating.

Mr Agyepong said that children should be urged to pick or emulate the good characteristics they see in someone they consider a role model.


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NDC now a huge elephant standing on clay feet
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NDC now a huge elephant standing on clay feet


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Speaking at a forum organised by some leading members of the party on securing NDC's future, Mr. Abodakpi said the party grassroots are key structures in determining the party's chances in annexing political victory.

The Former NDC Vice Chairman indicated that the party must be strengthened at all front by ensuring that it does not only exist as an electioneering machine but a true social democratic body that is able to carry the aspirations and hopes of the people.

The former Minister of Trade and Industry urged the rank and file of the party to contribute to the revival of its Unit Committees in the 275 constituencies in a bid to snatch power from the ruling New Patriotic Party in 2024..


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Chelsea end Man City's quadruple hopes
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Chelsea end Man City's quadruple hopes


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Chelsea reached the FA Cup final with a narrow victory that ended Manchester City's hopes of a historic quadruple.

City went into Saturday's semi-final with hopes of becoming the first English club to win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season.


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Mahama hates me because of my loyalty to Atta-Mills
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Mahama hates me because of my loyalty to Atta-Mills


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Immediate former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho says his loyalty to late President John Evans Atta Mills is the reason he is allegedly hated by John Dramani Mahama.

Mr. Anyidoho who was recently suspended by the Functional Executive Committee of the NDC over some conducts that breach the party's constitution, said he was ready with more questions for John Mahama that he wants to be answered.

Samuel Koku Anyidoho🇬🇭 April 17, 2021 In the name of the Atta-Mills Institute, I am on my knees pleading with Prez Akufo-Addo to do all he can to construct the main trunk road from Sokode to UHAS.John Mahama refused to do it because he hated his boss PREZ Atta-Mills;Prez Akufo-Addo will do it to honour a classmate.


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New board takes office to steer affairs of Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors
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New board takes office to steer affairs of Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors


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A new 11-member board has been sworn into office to steer the affairs of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors for the next three years.

He is the CEO of SA Energy Ltd and a founding director of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors and Legacy Bonds Limited.


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'Illegal mining taking place in Ghana no longer small scale'
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'Illegal mining taking place in Ghana no longer small scale'


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Environmental Scientist at the Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies at the University of Ghana, Professor Chris Gordon has revealed that illegal mining activities in the country have escalated to semi-industrial and industrial scale.

Professor Chris Gordon has named the lack of love for country and the presence of greed as some root causes of illegal mining.


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