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Ghana Cancels December 17 Referendum

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President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo

The Ghanaian government has cancelled a national referendum which was earlier scheduled to hold in the country on December 17.

The referendum was being held to decide on an amendment of Article 55 (3) of the West African country’s Constitution to enable political parties to sponsor candidates during local level elections.

The announcement was made by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a brief address to the nation on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Explaining the decision, he said the absence of “a durable national consensus” on the matter following various consultation led to the decision.

“In these circumstances, I am convinced that it will not serve the public interest to go ahead with the holding of the public referendum on 17th December even though I believe a strong campaign for a yes vote would have succeeded. this is not the kind of atmosphere in which the repeal of an entrenched provision of the constitution should take place,” he said.

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He further directed Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, to withdraw the Bills seeking to change Articles 55 (3) and 243 (1).

“It is with deep regret that I have given instructions to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development … to abort the process and see to the withdraw of the Bills for the amendment of the constitutions both in respect of Article 243 (1) and Article 55 (3),” he added.

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How Little Girl About To Be Trafficked, Escaped At The Airport

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A little girl who was about to be trafficked by a man, was able to alert airport officials discreetly, prompting them to delay the flight and arrest the culprit.

According to a social media report, the girl who was with the man, slipped a note in the hand of a flight attendant, notifying her she was being trafficked.

Reports have it that the trafficker had legit identifications for the two of them, but was eventually arrested after Police laid siege to the flight.

The lady who reported the incident mentioned that discreet investigation is on to unravel the syndicate behind the crime.

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My coworker just informed me that an airplane air RDU was purposely delayed because a little girl slipped the flight attendant a note saying “I’m being trafficked”. This man had legit identification to get them through the airport and all. That’s crazy. Police did get the girl.

For those asking, my coworkers fiancé works at the RDU airport. They had to act like the flight was benign delayed while police got there and surrounded the plane. I haven’t heard about it on the news yet, they’re probably trying to find more people connected.

He was really about to fly this girl somewhere. That’s really bothering me!

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VIRAL VIDEO: Church Members Drink Dirty Water Their Pastor Used To Bath

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ORIENTAL TIMES has sighted a very disturbing video of church members drinking water their pastor had used to bath.

In the video, the pastor in his boxer shorts is standing inside a barrel and having a good bath right in front of his congregation.

After he was done, he informed the congregation that God has finally cleaned the water and God wants them to drink it.

Because the dirty water was plenty to go around, the pastor informed them the remaining will be shared among the congregation and anyone who gets some to his/her house will be blessed.

The pastor himself did not drink the water but rather he lined up the congregation starting from the church elders to the last member

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They all came for their cup of the dirty water and gladly drank it. Some even told the pastor their cup was not full so he should top it up.

The MC of the show disclosed the church name as “Endtime Church of Nation” and it is located in Ghana, West Africa.

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Nigerian Soldier Narrates Ordeal In Hands Of SARS Operatives In Enugu

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A Nigerian soldier has taken to micro-blogging site, Twitter to narrate his ordeal in the hands of some SARS operatives in Enugu State.

While stating that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS is the most unprofessional unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the soldier who tweets from the handle @007Soja gave a detailed explanation on how they manhandled the other passengers in the bus he was traveling in.

They however ran away when they sighted some soldiers approaching them in their patrol vehicle

He wrote:

“SARS is the most unprofessional team of the Nigerian police.Here’s my experience as a Nigerian Soldier.Earlier this year the commercial bus I boarded in Enugu along 9th mile area was stopped by SARS operatives mounting an illegal check point. thread #EndSARS

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“They requested money from the driver and the guy said he’s just starting business, I was on civil dress because I’m on pass, the operatives ordered everyone to come down, they started searching people’s phone, I went up to the one that’s supposed to be their boss #EndSARS

“I went up their boss & identified myself as a soldier on pass from north East, he said “And So?”, I went further & said I’m in a hurry that he should please release Dis driver, he got upset and threatened to Shot me, he said he’ll frame me that I wanted to disarm him

“I was shocked how things escalated so fast, I was calm down, he said I shouldn’t tell him anything that he’s in his duty post and I don’t any right to tell him anything. I could see his rifle was already cocked and his Safety catch was on Rapid.

“His boys was already dishing out unsolicited slaps to the young man I was sitting Close to, he was on full beards, with the hand band he wore I think he’s a student of ESUT.I Was really hurt for many reasons

“I can’t spend 1 and half year in maiduguri in good health only to come home on pass and be shot by a reckless police man,I was hurt because I can’t imagine risking my life in the North East protecting my country only for my own family to be harassed in this manner

“The Operatives didn’t talk to me or request for my phone. I was there still trying to solicit for the passengers but the oga was playing God,I became really angry and called my colleague on patrol along that NSUKKA road,

“When their boss saw u was really upset and I’ve started making calls he ordered his boys to return the car key to the driver, in some minutes I could sight the army patrol hilux heading through my direction, immediately the SARS boss ordered his men to enter their Bus

“They sped off, plying the STAR BREWERY route and went straight to EKE, my colleagues got there and I explained what happened and they promised to get them. I have been on duty even in maiduguri with MOPOLS and they’ve never acted in such a reckless manner.”

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