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A significant increase in salaries for Ghana’s president, ministers and other top officials has been criticised by anti-corruption campaigners.

Parliament agreed to the pay rise earlier this week in a session that was not televised.

Last month President John Dramani Mahama authorised an increase in MPs’ pay.

The BBC’s Sammy Darko in Ghana says both rises will be backdated to 2009 – which has caused a public outcry.

Our reporter says news of the pay increase, agreed by MPs for the (more…)


Commercial motorcycle operators, better known as Okada riders, Monday marched on to Lagos streets to protest the state’s new traffic law, which restricts their movement on about 475 strategic roads in the state.

The protests, which took place in many parts of the state including Ikorodu, Ejigbo and Onipanu (more…)

The Electoral Commission (EC) said on Tuesday that presidential candidates for Election 2012 had between October 5 and October 17 to fill the forms and had two days, October 17 and 18 to return them to the Returning Officer. The Commission said it was not true that the presidential candidates had only two days to fill forms they collected from the EC between October 5 and October 16. “Those who seek to rule this country must learn first to obey rules and regulations…we must all go by the rules of the game,” Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, EC Chairman, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.

The EC said all the parties whose presidential candidates’ nominations were rejected were due to their failure to comply with the law and that some of the candidates came with half filled forms, not signed by the two persons from the districts and (more…)