20 October 2014

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on October 20, 2014



The Resident Psychiatrist in the northern region, Dr. Ahmed Soori has said, schizophrenia is an interesting and mysterious brain disease which is not caused by evil spirits, the devil, dwarfs or a curse but due to chemical changes in the brain as it is widely speculated.

According to him, in every society, one percent of the population is schizophrenic which means is a genetic factor. He outlined the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia as auditory hallucination, visual hallucination and Delusion.

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on October 20, 2014

The Northern Region Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Platform on good governance has taken a swipe at Ghana’s electoral commission for continue postponing of the 2014 district assemblies elections.

The platform says the EC’s lackadaisical attitude towards the district assembly elections needs much to be desire.

The CSOs said the EC attitude towards the assembly‘s elections has the tendency of increasing voter apathy among electorates which is detrimental to Ghana’s democracy.

Posted by Moses Kofi Yahaya on October 13, 2014

Being a journalist is a great calling, I won’t do anything else; those of us who have chosen this line of work did so out of our love for story-telling.  There is nothing more exhilarating than telling the stories of the most powerful and the most disenfranchised. It is the adrenaline that drives us. 

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on October 07, 2014

A middle-age man has been found dead in uncompleted building in Gariche fong electoral area in the Gushegu district of the northern region.  The man believed to be in his 40s was alleged to have committed suicide in the early hours on Tuesday.  

It is not clear what led to the death of the man yet to be identified.  Speaking to Zaa News, the assembly man for Garicha fong electoral area Musah Tahiru said the body was found hanging at about 9: am today in uncompleted building opposite the Gushegu hospital.

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on September 28, 2014

The  Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed its displeasure about the manner in which the government has handled the Tier 2 pensions of its members. GMA says the beneficiaries of the pensions Act 2008, Act 766 will be retiring in January 2015.  

Posted by Moses Kofi Yahaya on September 26, 2014

Poor Africa, she never seems to get a break from the daily deluge of negative news; several misconceptions abound about Africa.  News from the continent consist primarily of heart-wrenching accounts of famine, disease, poverty and conflict and mouth-dropping tales of corruption, graft and bad governance.

Posted by Moses Kofi Yahaya on September 22, 2014

After waiting eons for a facelift that will ultimately upgrade its status from a regional hub to an international hub, the long-neglected Tamale airport is finally getting a spruce, one that should have been implemented decades ago but for political interference from southerners who would rather the airport be situated in their part of the country.

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on September 18, 2014

Hundreds of people have been rendered homeless in the Central Gonja district of the northern region following a two-hour torrential rain on Tuesday.

Almost every house in Buipe, the district capital was hit by the rainstorm living scores of the inhabitants in grief.   

The District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, Mumuni Shiraz Ibn Yacin in an interview with Zaa news described the situation as alarming.

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on September 13, 2014

A three-year old Iddrisu Ahmed has won for himself a branded cowbell bicycle and many products from Promasidor Ghana Limited, producers of cowbell and Onga in the 2014 cowbell bike caravan/race on Saturday in Tamale.

 Iddrisu Ahmed amazed officials of cowbell who could not hide their joy but to hold him up as he walked to the podium for his prize after cycling through some principal streets of Tamale for about two hours.

Posted by Mohammed Ibrahim on September 12, 2014

Two people have been confirmed dead in the Nawuni electoral area in Kumbungu district in another boat disaster in the northern region. The boat capsized with passengers mainly traders returning from a market.

The two were identified as residents of Afayili, a farming community in the Nawuni electoral area in the Kumbungu district.

In August this year, a boat carrying about 13 passengers capsized in the White Volta at Daboya in the North Gonja district claiming four lives including two children of a police officer.


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