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General News of Saturday, 17 February 2018


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Developments from the 7-hour vetting of Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu will headline discussions on today’s edition of Newsfile on Joynews.

Martin Amidu was grilled by members of Parliament’s appointments committee on Tuesday February 13 following his appointment by President Akufo-Addo as the nominee to be considered for the office.

Mr. Amidu was served variety of ‘tough’ questions by each member of the committee, 181 questions in total. 75% of questions posed at him were from the camp of the minority with caucus front-runner Haruna Iddrisu leading with the most number of questions.

The demise of renowned Dancehall artist Ebony and issues arising from that will also be headlined in discussions.

Focus will also be directed at the findings of renowned law Professor, Raymond Atuguba on voting patterns of judges of the Supreme court and counter reactions by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo to the issue. factors that have influenced those over the years.

Prof. Atuguba during a presentation Thursday at the 2018 GIMPA Law Conference indicated that per his analysis, voting patterns of justices over the years have been influenced by the political party which appointed them, a position CJ. Akuffo found outrageous and non-factual.

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as new South African President and its implication for the African Continent will also likely feature in discussions. Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s fifth president on February 15, hours after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma’s late night resignation.

Join Host Sampson Anyenini and panelists as they scrutinize topical issues on this weekend’s edition of Newsfile on Joynews.

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