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UK Minister, Douglas Ross Resigns After Boris Johnson’s Aide Breached Lockdown Rules

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Douglas Ross, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland and a Tory whip has resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s aide breached lockdown rules.

Mr.Dominic Cummings, who is the special adviser to Boris Johnson, travelled more than 260 miles to his parents’ home during lockdown

The top Downing Street aide who has been facing pressure to apologise or resign said on Monday that he had no regrets breaking lockdown by travelling to Durham in March.

Making a statement in 10 Downing Street’s rose garden, Mr Cummings said: “I don’t regret what I did. I think reasonable people may well disagree about how I thought about what to do in the circumstances, but I think what I did was actually reasonable in these circumstances.”

He explained that he made the decision to take his wife Mary and their four-year-old son to a house near to his parents’ home in County Durham after she called him on March 27 to say she was feeling extremely ill and feared she had coronavirus.

The top aide also denied that this amounted to a breach of lockdown regulations and said he had not considered stepping down because it’s “up to the prime minister” to decide.

“The rules made clear that if you are dealing with small children that can be exceptional circumstances.

And I think that the situation that I was in was exceptional circumstances and the way that I dealt with it was the least risk to everybody concerned if my wife and I had both been unable to look after our four-year-old.”

He told reporters he had not considered standing down and said it was “up to the prime minister” whether he remained in government.

On Tuesday morning, Ross announced his decision to quit as a junior minister in the Scotland Office after Dominic Cummings failed to apologise or resign for breaching lockdown rules.

He said he accepted Cummings felt he had acted in the best interests of his family but these were “decisions others felt were not available to them”.

UK Minister, Douglas Ross resigns after Boris Johnson

In a letter to Boris Johnson published on Twitter, he wrote: “I have never met Dominic Cummings so my judgement on this matter has always been open and I accept his statement on Monday afternoon clarified the actions he took in what he felt were the best interests of his family.

“However, these were decisions many others felt were not available to them.

“As a father myself, my instinct is to always do what is best for my son and wife. We have been fortunate not to have caught this awful virus but if we did, we are prepared to follow the government advice and stay at home to contain this virus.

“While the intentions may have been well-meaning, the reaction to this news shows that Mr Cummings interpretation of the government advice was not shared by the vast majority of people who have done as the government asked.

“I have constituents who didn’t get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who didn’t visit sick relatives because they followed the guidance of the government.

“I cannot in good faith tell them they were all wrong and one senior adviser to the government was right.”

I haven’t commented publicly on the situation with Dominic Cummings as I have waited to hear the full details. I welcome the statement to clarify matters, but there remains aspects of the explanation which I have trouble with. As a result I have resigned as a government Minister. pic.twitter.com/6yXLyMzItJ

— Douglas Ross MP (@Douglas4Moray) May 26, 2020

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Advocacy For Women Into Power Congratulates Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

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Ghanaian women advocacy group “Advocacy For Women Into Power” which is a leading group for young women into Politics in Ghana has officially issued congratulatory messages to Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang who has been confirmed as the running mate of John Dramani Mahama for 2020 general election.

Professor Jane was confirmed for her candidature on 6th July 2020 by the National Executive council of National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in Accra. This came as a surprise to Ghanaians as she competed with top-notch politicians like Kwabena Duffour who is the former finance minister.

Prof. Jane Naane Opoku-Agyemang has served as Minister for Education and also as the first female Vice-Chancellor for a public university of Ghana.

In the release, it was indicated that “Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang is known for her good services and well respected by all academics in Ghana. She has proven to all Ghanaian women that a woman can accomplish every dream they hope for through hard work and dedication”.

In the press release, it was also indicated that “Ghana is showing to the entire world that women are valued and are equally competent as men who have dominated our political space for decades”.

Currently, Ghana has about 12% of women in the political space and that Prof. Naana OpokuAgyemang’s appointment will help put more light on the need to continue to empower women to the highest political positions in Ghana.

“We as women advocacy group Congratulates Prof. Jane Naane Opoku-Agyemang in a special way for this milestone and as a women group we will continue to support her and all women who are working hard to attain the highest level in Ghana’s political space”. According to UNDP, Ghana is yet to meet the policy of 40% of women appointees to the local government despite the fact that women constitute (51.2%) more than half of Ghana’s population.

Advocacy For Women Into Power is a non-governmental women advocacy group with the vision of “Empowering Women into governance for sustainable development”. The advocacy group is known for their empowerment programs to incorporate and tertiary institutions across the country that has gain maximum support from young ladies who are empowered and taken an active part in various political activities.

To the advocacy group, Ghana will surely develop and women will play a key role. Therefore, the need to be given the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge for sustainable national development.

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We the Advocacy For Women Into Power with sincere joy wish to congratulate Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang for her appointment as the running mate for His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for the upcoming 2020 general election.

As a woman advocacy group in Ghana, we are excited about this appointment because it shows that Ghana is showing to the entire world that women are valued and are equally competent as men who have dominated our political space for decades.

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang is known for her good services and well respected by all academia’s in Ghana. She has proven to all Ghanaian women that a woman can accomplish every dream they hope for through hard work and dedication.

With the vision of “Empowering Women into governance for sustainable development”, this is great news for us all as we continue to use the limited available resources provided to continue to educate and empower women across the nation to partake in good governance to help achieve the SDG 5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

We as women advocacy group Congratulates Prof. Jane Naane Opoku-Agyemang in a special way for this milestone. As a women group, we will continue to support her and all women who are working hard to attain the highest level in Ghana’s political space.

We believe that Ghana will surely develop and women will play a major role. Therefore, women in all political parties in Ghana should be given the opportunity to use their skills and knowledge for sustainable development

A win for a woman is a win for all
Thank you
Signed
The Executives
ADVOCACY FOR WOMEN INTO POWER
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AFWIPGH@GMAIL.COM

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Police Raid Togolese Juju Man’s House And Find Over 5000 Dead Bodies And Skeletons | WATCH

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A shocking viral video circulating on social media reveals about 5000 dead human beings found buried alive after police raided the house of a ‘juju’ man reported to be residing in Nigeria.

Amid the atrocities going on in this cruel world, there are still some wicked people out there who have decided to do insane things like the story of a Togolese ritualist who has been arrested for been found with over 5,000 dead bodies.

According to a video posted on Instagram by executive news, the dead bodies buried underneath a huge pit with some of which were buried alive and some having only the remains of their skeleton.

According to the Instagram blogger known as executive_news, amid the arrest of the ‘juju’ man, it is alleged that people were queueing to bring people for ritual money of which they have already paid for. Shocking right?

“This man from Togo is where Nigerians especially the Yorubas, troupe to for money rituals, police recently raided the compound and discovered 2000 people who have been dried like stockfish,500 persons buried alive and thousands of skeletons, this man and his over thirty servants were picked up, it was later discovered that over,5000 Nigerians, Togolese, Beninoise and nationalities from Africa are in queues waiting for their turns for the rituals which they have paid for…. MAY GOD DESTROY THIS GENERATION..AMEN” executive_news stated.

This attests to the reality that some money-obsessed people haven’t changed regardless of all that is going on in the world today.

Police raid Togolese juju man's house and find over 5000 dead bodies and skeletons

Some people are ever ready to go far and do extreme things such as this to get money or whichever the purpose of murdering all of those souls. Thankfully, the ritualist won’t kill anymore, we hope, as has been arrested.

Watch below.

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Don’t Drive In Your Car For The Next 72 Hours : Mallam Warns Mahama’s Veep

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Popular Islamic cleric Mallam Shamuna has issued a strong warning to the newly appointed running mate of John Mahama and former Education Minister Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang.

According to the cleric, starting from today 7th July till the next 72 hours, Naana Opoku Agyemang shouldn’t drive in her personal car.

Mallam Shamuna explained that this is spiritual advice that is personally meant for her after she was appointed by the NDC presidential candidate to help stir the affairs of the state.

Taking to his facebook page he shared:

“PROF. NAANA JANE OPOKU-AGYEMANG, CONGRATULATIONS.

YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY ADVICE NOT TO USE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGING CAR FROM 7PM ON THE 7TH OF JULY, 2020 UP TO 72 HOURS. YOU CAN USE ANYBODY’S CAR TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTRY OR WORLD.

PROF. NAANA JANE OPOKU-AGYEMANG!!! ADD ADDITIONAL TWO DWARFS QUEENS HEARS TOGETHER WITH ANGELS HEARS AND LISTEN TO THIS CAREFULLY. I THEREFORE ADVICE THE PEOPLE AROUND HER TO HELP HER EXECUTE THE ADVICE. YOU ARE VERY LUCKY THAT GOD HAVE SHOWN IT TO ME. AFTER THE 72 HOURS, YOU CAN FEEL FREE TO USE YOUR OWN CAR. PLEASE DO AWAY WITH LOGIC, REASONING, BUREAUCRACY, CERTIFICATES AND POSITION, AND GRAB GOD AND THE SPIRIT.

MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH PROTECT US ALL. THE DETAILS IS IN THE HANDS OF OUR CREATOR.”

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