• Treason ...Palo Conteh Charged

    By Aruna Rashed Toma
    Bangura

    Principal Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of Court
    No. 1 in Freetown yesterday Monday 30th March, 2020 charged former
    Minister of Defence and 1st accused, Rtd. Major Alfred Palo Conteh
    with treason contrary to Section 3(b) o…

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    COI Report… APC Heading To Court

    The National Secretary General of the main
    opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Ambassador Alhaji Dr. Osman Foday Yansaneh
    has said the party will advise its members that were indicted by the
    Commissions of Inquiry as Persons of Interest to challenge their indictment at
    the Appeals Court.

    Making the statement in response to the
    summary of Commission of Inquiry No. 64 report made last week, the APC scribe
    said even before the commissions were set up, they made a constitutional
    opposition b…

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    State Of Emergency Laws Next Week

    With all the
    countries facing the coronavirus threat having rushed into legislating
    appropriate new laws to fight or ward off the disease from their countries, Members
    of Parliament unanimously approved the Public State of Emergency declared by
    President Dr. Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday 24th March, 2020 after two
    days of heated debate.

    Making the
    proclamation, President Bio told the nation that by the authority vested in him
    under Subsection 1 of Section 29 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone…

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    3 Million Citizens Lack Access To Pipe Borne Water – Water Aid SL

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    Water Aid Sierra Leone has disclosed that more than 3,000,000 Sierra
    Leoneans lack access to basic pipe borne water or covered well close to their
    homes, thus making it harder to cope with the negative impacts of climate
    change.

    In recently commemorating the World Water Day, Water Aid SL in a press
    release stated that the government must not forget the vital role water plays
    in the prevention and readiness against the deadly coronavirus scourge as
    various Mini…

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    For Coronavirus Prevention… Learning Institutions Close Today

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Joint COVID-19 Education Response Team has announced that all
    schools and tertiary institutions should close today Tuesday 31st
    March, 2020 as one of the robust preventive measures against the deadly
    coronavirus pandemic.

    According to a press statement by the Joint COVIC-19 Education
    Response Team, all educational institutions should complete their exams today
    and government through Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will be
    implementing planned a…

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    Commissions of Inquiry… Names Of Indictees

    The
    high point of the year-long three Commissions of Inquiry commissioned by the
    New Direction government of His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio was
    reached on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 at the Peace Museum where the
    three Judges presented their reports and attached recommendations to the
    President.

    Hon.
    Sir Justice Biobele Abraham Georgewill presiding over Commission No.1 of
    Instrument 64 charged with carrying out thorough, independent, fair and impartial
    investigations into alleg…

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    APC Rejects COI Report

    By
    Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The
    National Youth League of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has
    rejected the report of the three Commissions of Inquiry presented to President
    Dr. Julius Maada Bio on Wednesday 25th March, 2020 at the Peace
    Museum at the former Special Court Building on Jomo Kenyatta Road, New England
    in Freetown.

    In
    an exclusive interview with the APC National Youth League Secretary General,
    Alie Conteh, he opined that most of the findings and recommendations in the

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    Africell Donates To MoHS

    By
    Ayodele Deen-Cole

    Africell
    Sierra Leone Limited has donated some protective gears and medical equipment to
    the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to enhance its preparedness in the
    event of any outbreak of the COVID 19 in the country.

    During
    the donation ceremony at the MoHS conference room at Youyi Building,
    Brookfields in Freetown, the Media Manager of Africell Sierra Leone, John Konteh
    said the donation was meant to keep everyone in the country safe from the
    COVID-19, adding t…

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    COI Nails 84 *20 Government Ministers *2 Former Bank Governors *3 Members Of Parliament *10 Permanent Secretary

    Hon. Sir Biobele Abraham Georgewill of Commission
    Number One, Constitutional Instrument No. 64 of 2018 yesterday Wednesday 25th
    March, 2020 presented his report to His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada
    Bio at the Peace Museum, Special Court Building on Jomo Kenyatta Road in
    Freetown.

    The report indicted 84 Persons of Interest out of
    126 and amongst them are the erstwhile President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and 20
    government Ministers who served in his
    administration, 2 former Bank Governors,…

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    State of Emergency Or Not… Parliament On Fire Today

    Heated
    debate is expected to continue in the House of Parliament today when lawmakers meet
    to continue inspection of the State of Public Emergency that His Excellency
    President Dr. Julius Maada Bio as the country’s Supreme Head of State under
    powers granted him by Section 29 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone, Act
    No. 6 declared on Tuesday 24th March, 2020.

    The
    presidential declaration was made in response to the grave looming threat of
    the coronavirus disease that has attacked 173 cou…

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    Fraudsters Invade Mercury International

    Mercury
    International would have reportedly suffered a huge financial loss from the
    final lotto draw held on Tuesday evening 24th March, 2020 had it not
    been for the vigilance of its Management.

    According
    to report, the Mercury Managing Director, Martin Michael reported that a
    handful of retailers that were not employees but agents of the company deliberately
    set out to defraud the company out of a huge amount of money by punching
    winning numbers of the Tuesday final lotto draw long after Me…

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    Bio Declares State Of Emergency

    President Julius Maada Bio yesterday
    Tuesday 24th March, 2020 by proclamation declared a State of Public
    Emergency nationwide for a period of twelve (12) months.

    Below is what he told the nation:

    “By the authority vested in me under
    Subsectio…

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    COIs Report Out Today

    The
    Exclusive has reliably learnt
    from sources close to the corridors of power that the Attorney General and
    Minister of Justice, Dr. Priscilla Schwartz will today present to President Dr.
    Julius Maada Bio report on the findings, recommendations and observations of the
    three government’s appointed judge-led Commissions of Inquiry into the performance
    of officials of the erstwhile All People’s Congress (APC) Government would be
    published this weekend.

    It
    could be recalled that after the New D…

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    NATCOM Regains Lost Glory

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The
    National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has regained its membership at
    the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) as Sierra Leone was suspended for
    not fulfilling its fiscal obligations as required by the union.

    The
    ATU is set up as a regional telecommunications body to regulate the National
    Telecom sectors in Africa which key responsibilities are quite synonymous with
    that of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization.

    It
    could be recall…

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    New IG Talks Tough

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The
    newly approved Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), Ambrose
    Michael Sovula, who took the oath of office on Monday 23rd March
    2020, has pledged to serve the entire nation and not a particular set of
    people, region or ethnicity.

    According
    to IG Ambrose M. Sovula, the country needs good policing to maintain law and
    order and to protect life and property as the primacy of the Force, noting that
    despite the numerous challenges facing the SLP, his…

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