• China Nicky To Tour Europe & America

     

    Wonders never end. Mortal being is not God. Man proposes; God disposes. Only God knows the fool. Whatever will be; will be. God’s time is the best.

    One month ago, outside of her circle of relatives, friends and acquaintances, nobody knew…

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    Setback For APC

     

    As the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) struggles to escape from the consequences of its disastrous March 29 2018 presidential election loss to the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), as well as find a way forward, the Secretary of the 9-man Committee that was set up to look into the causes of the party’s presidential election defeat has condemned the committee’s draft report as falsified.

    It could be recalled that with lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth, recrimination…

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    Caritas Boosts Free Education

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Executive Director of Caritas, Father Peter Conteh has recently commissioned the St Francis School at Newton, on the outskirts of the capital, built by the Development Wing of the Catholic Mission.

    Commissioning the school, The Executive Director of Caritas, Father Peter Conteh stated that education is one of the major pillars of the Catholic Mission which is a source of empowerment, adding that the Mission responses to the emergency needs of help…

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    War On Pornography

     

    Following the high spate of sexual penetration involving children, the Sierra Police (SLP) has reportedly raised alarm over pornographic materials in mobile phones.

    Speaking on the increase in sexual penetration cases in Bo, the Regional Media Officer, South, Sgt. Foday Fofanah explained that mobile phones use by children nowadays are  full of pornographic videos and photos which, he said, lures them into sexual acts.

    In Bo, he said, ten cases of sexual penetration have been repo…

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    War On FBC Land Grabbers

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Minister of Lands, Housing and the Environment, Dr. Dennis Sandy has on the 11th October, 2018 handed over the original site plan of Fourah Bay College (FBC) to the Deputy Registrar, Munda J.S Lebbie.

    According to the Minister, the site plan is a document that shows the entire land portion of the college which is up to 463 acres. He assured that his Ministry is ready to chase land grabbers that have encroached on lands belonging to the university….

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    At The International Wildlife Conference In UK… First Lady Speaks Tough  

     

    Delivering her speech at the International Wildlife Conference held in London last week, the First Lady, Mrs. Fatima Bio disclosed that the Sierra Leone has more elephants than what has been accounted for over the years.

    According to the First Lady, Sierra Leone has not been able to account for the amount of elephants she has which, according to her, is as a result of lack of the requisite  capacity to fully assess the situation of wildlife  in the country.

    The ‘New Direction’ ad…

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    AS ICAO Splashes US$300,000… Big Boost For Lungi Airport

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority, Moses Tiffa Bawoh has reportedly stated that the Authority has received a package of three hundred thousand United States Dollars from the International Civil Aviation Organisation to improve safety and security at the Lungi International Airport.

    According to the DG, the country’s safety rating is below 20% in terms of international airport standards.

    The project which, he said, would last for…

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    Going To Zurich To Do What? …Wastefulness

     

    Going to Zurich to do what? This is the question many people have asked who think that the planned trip to FIFA headquarters in Zurich would be a waste of scarce state resources.

    To many who oppose the idea, going to Zurich would not only be a waste of time and money, the delegation also risks being embarrassed, as according to them, FIFA would not give them audience. This is because FIFA has categorically stated that they can only reconsider Sierra Leone’s suspension when Isha and …

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    Britain Agrees To Hand Over Kholifa

     

    Luck ran out late last month for the fugitive former head of the Immigration Department, Kholifa Koroma when he was arrested by British police and charged to court for alleged money laundering and possession of unexplained wealth. He was granted bail pending hearing and is to make his first appearance this week.

    Before that, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had through INTERPOL declared Kholifa Koroma wanted for alleged involvement in the unauthorized issuing of Sierra Leone dip…

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    IPCB Presents Annual Report To President Bio

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Independent Police Complaint Board (IPCB) past Wednesday, 15th October, 2018, presented its annual report to President Julius Maada Bio at his offices at State House.

    The Secretary of the IPCB, Mrs. Emily George said from June this year, the Board has been ran without a Chairman and Board Members to effectively enhance its work. She therefore called on the President to urgently make the necessary replacements. According to her, the Board is curren…

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    From Zero To Heroine… China Nicky Wins

     

    Starsha 14%

    Camareh – 21%

    China Nicky – 65%

    The world’s greatest classical dramatist, William Shakespeare wrote in one of his timeless plays that there is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at flood leads on fortune.

    So is…

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    After 23rd October… Commission Of Inquiry Starts

     

    Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu was bemused last week when no Member of Parliament from any of the four political parties in the House called for a motion to debate the three constitutional instruments of the proposed Commission of Inquiry.

    It could be recalled that before Parliament called a short recess in September, the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice laid before the House two instruments asking for MPs to approve for the setting up of a Commis…

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    No Direct Recruitment -HRMO Director General Insists

     

    The Director General of Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), Mr. Ansu Samuel Tucker has said that the ban placed by the government for the recruitment of workers into Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is still in force.

    MDAs intending to recruit staff, he insists, must have clearance from the Ministry of Finance, noting that some Ministries including Ministries of Basic Education and Fisheries have already submitted their documents to the Finance Ministry for clearance…

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    RMFA Wants Le52B

     

    Director of Finance and Investment at the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA), Joe Thomas has disclosed that the twenty six billion Leones (Le26b) for the rehabilitation of feeder roads across the country is not and enough and has therefore requested that the amount be increased to fifty six billion Leones (Le56b).

    In the 2019 budget subvention, RMFA, he said, received an allocation of one hundred and thirty three billion Leones (Le133b) and that out of the said amount, only…

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    AYPAD Boosts Free Education

     

    In a bid to complement government’s effort in the successful implementation of its flagship free quality education scheme, the Africa Youth for Peace and development (AYPAD) last Thursday, 11th October, 2018, brought together seventeen Secondary schools to take part in a quiz competition at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium.

    Speaking at the ceremony, the National Coordinator of AYPAD, Philip Salis Bangura said the organisation is embarking on a one year project primarily aimed at …

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