For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
DISQUALIFICATION OF ASPIRANTS: EC VIOLATED ITS RULES
Ghanaian professor based in the United States of America (USA) has scolded the EC for disqualifying the twelve presidential aspirants itching to contest the 2016 December 7 polls.
COPS BLIND GIRL WITH PEPPER SPRAY
A 24-year-old girl in Abuakwa Abas in the Nwabiagya South District of the Ashanti Region, Sarah Hammond, has gone blind for the past 10 days after being sprayed with a substance suspected to be pepper into her eyes, Today reports.
BAWUMIA VRS MAHAMA: FIRE FOR FIRE OVER CEDI REDENOMINATION
President John Mahama appears to have invited more attacks onto himself following his demand for the cost of the 2007 cedi redenomination, a challenge he threw at the vice presidential candidate of the opposition NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
SOLDIER IN TROUBLE OVER KALYPPO
A serving soldier with the Ghana Armed Forces who was seen in a selfie with Kalyppo appears to be in trouble as he was apprehended by the military for interrogation.
EC BOSS DARES KONADU, NDUOM
The Electoral Commission says it is ready to face any aggrieved disqualified presidential aspirant who wants to challenge the decision of the commission in court.
MORE TROUBLE FOR DISQUALIFIED ASPIRANTS AS EC REFERS CASES TO POLICE, A-G’s OFFICE
The EC has referred all the electoral and criminal offences identified during the vetting of the nomination forms filled by aspirants for the 2016 presidential election tot eh Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General’s Department for further action.
EC GETS OVER 60% CONFIDENCE RATING
More than half of respondents in a study conducted by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) have expressed confidence and trust in the EC to conduct free, fair and credible elections in December.
STUBBORN INFLATION PERFORATES BoG’s DEFENCES
Attempts by the central bank to hem inflation continue to yield less than satisfactory results as a 0.3 percent rise in September appears to confirm the Statistical Service’s suspicion that traders could be hiking prices ahead of the twin events of December 7 polls and Christmas.
POLICY TO PUSH CASSAVA FLOUR INDUSTRY
A policy is in the works to promote the use of high-quality cassava flour as composite flour for the bread and confectionary industries, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, Minister for Food and Agriculture, has said.
IMF URGES MORE SPENDING CUTS IN VIEW OF REVENUE SHORTFALLS
The International Monetary Fund has said the government would have to trim its expenditure ahead of the December 7 polls after economic challenges meant the government would not be able to meet its revenue targets.