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Finland’s Prime Minister, Antti Rinne Resigns

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The resignation of Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne who lost the support of the coalition partner Centre Party has been accepted by the country’s President Sauli Niinisto.

Rinne was however asked to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government has been appointed.

“All of the governing parties have confidence in me, except the Centre Party. When I was told why they no longer have confidence in me, I made the decision to resign.

“All of the government parties are committed to the… government program. If (me) being prime minister jeopardises the government programme, it is better that I steer clear of it,” Rinne told reporters.

He reportedly came under pressure over the government’s handling of a two-week postal strike. The prime minister was accused of lying by the head of Finland Post, the culmination of a long-running dispute over reforms to the pay and conditions for some postal workers.

Rinne’s centre-left coalition took office less than six months ago when the Social Democratic Party narrowly won April’s parliamentary election. The Finnish government has been widely criticised for its handling of widespread national strikes which lasted for two weeks.

Though there is no formal vote of no-confidence in Antti Rinne, his government however saw a sharp drop in support in the wake of the strikes. Current Minister of Transportation and Communications, Sanna Marin is said to be the favourite to replace Rinne.

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Kidnappers And Killers Of Takoradi Girls Sentenced To Death : Court Rules

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The Sekondi High Court has sentenced two persons arrested in connection with the kidnapping and deaths of four girls in Takoradi have been convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

The suspects, Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji were charged for kidnapping and subsequently murdering Ruth Abakah, 19, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21, Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15.

The two pleaded not guilty to eight counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

The presiding judge, Justice Richard Adjei Frimpong, however, gave Nigerians Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Orji 30 days to appeal the judgement if need be.

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Teacher Slashes Colleague With Machete Over An Internship Lady In School

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The Police in Kirinyaga County is currently on hold of a teacher for allegedly slashing his colleague teacher in the same school with a machete.

A report by OB network in Kenya indicates the incident took place at Karoti Girls’ High School following a disagreement between the suspect and the victim over a lady who is doing an internship at the school.

It is has been reported that the suspect who is believed to be having a love affair with the internship lady picked intelligence that his colleague is trying to have sexual advances with his partner.

This actually led to a fist exchange with his colleague in the staff common room causing a huge drama as students of the school leaving their classes to watch what was happening.

Mr Alfonse Orina, was subsequently rushed to hospital with injuries all over on his head.

The lady who is in the middle of this pathetic drama is reportedly a fourth-year student at the university who is only in the school for only 6 months undertaking her teaching practice.

“The two male teachers are in a love affair with one female teacher. We have also recovered the weapon he reportedly used to attack his colleague in the school compound,”

The Mwea East police boss Daniel Katavi confirmed the news as he indicated the suspect has been charged with an attempted murder.

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Tsatsu Tsikata Represented Me In Court For Free : Mahama

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John Mahama, Former President has revealed that his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata, represented in court for free.

The petitioner in the just-ended election petition case also took the opportunity to appreciate his team of lawyers led by Tsatsu.

He acknowledged them for doing their best to put up a strong case even though they lost.

In his address on issues relating to the dismissal of the 2020 election petition on Thursday, March 4, John Dramani Mahama revealed that his lead counsel, Tsatsu Tsikata represented him without taking a penny.

“I wish to place on record that the service rendered to me by my legal team in this petition was gratis – free,” he said.

Furthermore, Mahama applauded his team of lawyers whom he described as a colossus of legal minds for fighting for their course.

Meanwhile, on March 4, the Supreme Court dismissed John Mahama’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election results in the election petition trial.

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