• Salone ‘Suffer-Posh’


    One thing very interesting about any language is how over time it takes onboard new words, phrases and colloquial expressions depicting changing reality.

    The latest compound word that has entered into the Salone vocabulary is ‘suffer-pos…

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    Consortium, CSO End Post Election Sessions


    By Ibrahim Sahid Kamara

    Search for Common Ground and Standing Together for Democracy Consortium – Sierra Leone has ended a joint post-election session for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), election management bodies and the security sector at the Saint Anthony’s Hall on Syke Street in Freetown. The purpose of the session was, to, among other things, to reflect and discuss lessons learned from the March 2018 national elections.

    The Team Leader for Standing Together for Democracy…

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    Orange To Boost Office Of First Lady


    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    In a recent meeting between GSM Company and the Office of the First Lady, the management of Orange Telecommunication Company promised to bolster the Office of the First Lady particularly in projects connected to women and children.

    According to the Head of Orange, Madam Aminata Kane, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss some of the company’s corporate social responsibilities plans with the First Lady and to, at the same time, know how they will be able t…

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    As Labour Ministry Targets Recruitment Agencies… Overseas Employment Put On Hold


    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is reported to have started targeting agencies in the business of recruiting Sierra Leoneans for jobs overseas.

    According to the Information Officer at the Ministry, Mr. Lansanah Bayoh, his Ministry is taking such a measure in order to ensure that recruiting agencies follow the correct procedures before employing people for overseas jobs.

    He further disclosed that the Ministry is requesting all recruitment agencies in the country to retu…

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    Le190.9B For Free Education


    The Press Secretary to the President, Yusuf Keketorma Sandi, on Friday 13th July, 2018 disclosed that the government has in its fiscal year 2018 Revised and Supplemental Budget Speech allocated a whooping one hundred and ninety billion and nine million Leones (Le190.9 Billions) for the implementation of the free education scheme for the first term of the 2018/19 academic year for primary and junior secondary schools. According to the Press Secretary, there is also another allocation to…

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    28 Appointed


    The Office of the President at State House on Friday 13th  July, 2018 made the following appointments in the public service:

    David Panda-Noah – Executive Director, Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority (SLRSA)
    Mohamed Mubashir Massaquoi – Director General, National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA)
    Moses Tiffa Baio – Director General, Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA)
    Timothy Musa Kabba – Director General, Petroleum Directorate
    Zainu Deen Karim – Director o…

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    P/ment Approves Budget 50 School Buses 10% Salary Increase Fuel from Le6000 – Le8,000 Alcohol Tax Reduced


    Fears that the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) which comprises the majority in the House of Parliament would not cooperate with the Sierra Leone People’s Party led Bio administration to push the country’s development agenda forward was laid to rest on Friday, 13 July, 2018 when the House unanimously approved the 2018 Government Supplementary Budget Act laid before it by the Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa.

    Briefing the House on the intent of the government’s financ…

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    Latest Ebola Report Out


    By Ayodele Deen Cole

    A new report published in Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) has details of broad range of disorders among Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, including stroke and debilitating migraine-type headaches and that some are left unable to care for themselves.

    The said report was recently launched to help the new government know some of the challenges facing Ebola survivors in the country with the observational study led by researchers at the University of Liverpool an…

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    Bio’s 100 Days In Office… The Good, The Bad, The Ugly


    Today marks one hundred days in office of President Bio’s New Direction Government. Whilst it is expected that His Excellency President Bio would give an account of his stewardship of the state so far, there has been mixed comments – some f…

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    DURA Institute To Certify 70


    The Dura Institute of Development and Management Studies an affiliate of the Flowers School of Technology and Management will on Saturday, 14 July, 2018 in its maiden graduation and matriculation ceremony certify seventy students at the institute Auditorium, Quarker Lodge, Limba Corner along the Waterloo highway.

    Speaking to The Exclusive, the Proprietor and Principal of the Institute, Mr. Abdul Rahman Kamara stated that the institute was established to contribute to the country’s h…

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    US$59M Energy Boost


    Parliament, on Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 debated and ratified a US$59 Million financing agreement aimed at improving access to electricity supply at a reasonable cost, through an integrated power-grid widely known as the West African Power Pool project.

    The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu recalled that he had played a role in the light of the Agreement when he served in the capacity as Executive Secretary to ECOWAS, adding that he felt personally gratified tow…

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    Toll Road Strike Action Ends


    West African Operations and Management Company (WAOMC) Hastings Toll Gate Station Agent lhaji has told the press that the strike action that happened on Monday was unfortunate and uncalled for since there are better ways to handle such issues without letting the public interfere.

    The letter of concern that the workers sent to WAOMC since, was only received through Whatsapp last Friday.

    He made this disclosure on Tuesday during an interview at their Hastings office. Alhaji said “C…

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    As Brand Ambassador… Africell Signs LAJ


    By Thomas S. Kembay

    One of Sierra Leone’s leading telecommunication service providers, Africell on Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 at its National Headquarters, Wilberforce Village, unveiled the country’s leading hip-hop musical superstar, Alhaji Bankaria Bah, commonly known as King Boss LA as the company’s newest Brand Ambassador for one year.

    Head of Corporate Affairs, Joe Abass Bangura stated that Africell has for years, been involved in the promotion of young talents. The company,…

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    NPPA Unveils New Product


    In order to curtail the over pricing of equipment for office use by Ministries Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA) has establish a product dubbed: “Price Known” that will help track prices of all office equipment in the market.

    Speaking on the new product, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NPPA, Ibrahim Brima Swarray explained that before now there has been variation in prices of the same model of equipment brought by MDAs which are …

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    New Appointments


    While His Excellency President Rtd. Brig Julius Maada Bio is yet to appoint boards of parastatals, ambassadors, their deputies, press attaches and others, some senior civil servants have stated that the work of government has been impeded b…

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