• As APC Set To Change Leadership… Ernest, Others To Step Down

     

    Still indisputably the most popular living All People’s Congress (APC) stalwart, erstwhile President Ernest Bai Koroma, who is the National Chairman and Leader of the party, has declared that it is about time he handed over the party leader…

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    Over Failed Libya Trip… 200 S/Leoneans Disappointed

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Adekunle J.M. King has reportedly refused to give his blessing to some 200 young Sierra Leoneans (200) who are desperate to travel to Libya in search of jobs.

    According to these youths, they voted for a change of Government but that as things stand now, there are no job facilities in the country; the main reason why they said they want to venture to Libya and beyond in search of greener pasture.

    These des…

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    Universities To Drop Certificate, Diploma Courses

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    During the official launching of the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) project at the residence of the British High Commissioner, the Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Prof. Aiah Gbakima  disclosed that his Ministry is putting in place modalities to drop all certificate and diploma courses in all universities in Sierra Leone.

    Prof. Gbakima said that universities must only offer Degree programmes and …

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    Teachers Down Tools

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) is reported to have yesterday 12th December 2018, commenced its proposed strike action for government to look into their conditions of service.

    According to the Secretary General of the Union, government must provide accommodation for both junior and senior teachers as it a government policy since the era of former President Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabba (late).

    The Secretary General of SLTU said they have been negoti…

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    As Commissions Of Inquiry Start January… 295 APC & 50 SLPP Big Guns To Be Roped

     

    In its determination to enforce transparency and accountability in the country’s public sector, President Julius Maada Bio’s led ‘New Direction’ administration has announced that the Commissions of Inquiry approved to look into the performance of former All People’s Congress (APC) Government officials will start in January, 2019 and that the scope of the inquiry will cover the period November, 2007 to April, 2018.

    With the Auditor General’s Office tasked with providing the evidence …

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    Police Boss Cautions Against Lawlessness, Intolerance

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The caretaker Regional Commander of North-East Region, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Jowulor Ansumana Gbonoh on Saturday 8th December, 2018 cautioned residents of Biriwa Limba Chiefdom in Bombali District against lawlessness, political intolerance and hate messages.

    According to report, the police chief cautioned the residents following reports of mounting tension among farmers and livestock owners that has the propensity to undermine the peace and secu…

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    Parliament To Wage War On Violence

     

    Parliament will today meet to debate on street violence as the spate of violence among young people in the country heightens by the second.

    A correspondence from the Clerk of Parliament on 6th December, 2018 addressed to the National Security Coordinator in the Office of National Security (ONS) raised concern over the high spate of street violence among young people which some time lead to lose of lives and properties.

    According to the House of Parliament, they would be debating …

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    Christian Lawyers Centre Launched

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    Former Human Rights Commissioner, Rashid Dumbuya Esq. on Monday 10th December, 2018 officially launched the Christian Lawyers Centre otherwise known as Legal Link to provide legal aid to the Sierra Leone Christian community.

    Speaking on behalf of Salaries Organisation for the Welfare of the Aged (SOWA), Deacon Tamba Ben Gbenda, who is also Coordinator of Sierra Leone’s Platform for the Aged (SLPA) commended the effort of the founder of the legal firm….

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    Bio Spits Fire

     

    “If we are to develop as a nation, we must draw a line under the perverse arrogant, and reckless looting of the state. Corruption is a fight we must win and it is fight we will win.”

    President J. M. Bio

    Sunday 10th December, 2018 wa…

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    As ACC Commemorates World Corruption Day… War On Corruption Intensified

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Kenyan anti-corruption crusader, Professor Patrick Lumumba on Saturday, 8th December, 2018 delivered a public lecture on the topic “Retracing the Anthem of Africa” at the Adjai Crowder Amphitheatre on Fourah Bay College (FBC) campus, Mount Aureole in Freetown.

    In his public lecture, the Professor of Law averred that corruption is a cankerworm in the human skin that is difficult to cure, adding that government officials are failing in their respons…

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    RCB Ends National Debate Competition

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    Rokel Commercial Bank (RCB) on Saturday 8th December, 2018 ended its annual national debating and literary competition at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel in west end Freetown with the theme: “Financial Awareness Leading to Financial Inclusion.”

    In his keynote address, the Deputy Managing Director of RCB, Mr. Emmanuel Borbor emphasized that they believe in His Excellency President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio’s free quality education flagship programme.

    Ac…

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    Over Doctors Strike… 200 Foreign Doctors To Jet In

     

    Barely a week after they decided to down tools to draw attention to their plight, bad blood continues to run between the country’s striking junior doctors and the New Direction Government of President Julius Maada Bio.

    Meanwhile, the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA) has joined the junior doctors according to a press statement dated Friday 7th December, 2018, deploring government’s refusal to reach common ground with the health sector workers.

    In the statement, …

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    ACC To Take Over Special Court Building  -3 Judges Appointed

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Francis Ben Kaifala has disclosed that government through the Chief Justice has provided the former Special Court Building to be used as court for ACC cases and that three judges have already been appointed to preside over matters.

    According to the ACC Boss, when he took the Commission, the issue of delayed trials was one of the major challenges. As a result, he said, he engaged the judiciary and that t…

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    Watertight Security! -ONS, SLP Assures

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    Following a press release issued out by the United States Embassy addressing its citizens about the security status in the country, the Office of National Security (ONS) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) past Thursday, 6th December 2018 issued a counter statement about the current security situation at a its weekly press conference held at its headquarters on George Street.

    In their statement the two institutions the content of the press release issue…

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    ACC To Indict 6 Big Guns

     

    Former government officials who have fallen under the radar of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on allegations of corruption are said to be having sleepless nights as the Commission continues to robustly implement the Bio Government’s t…

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