• APC Vs NRM Judgment Day

    With both parties remaining antagonistic towards each
    other, thereby culminating in refusing to heed to advice from party elders for
    the leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC) to entertain dialogue with
    the renegade National Reformation Movem…

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    DSTI Bags 1M Swiss Francs Grant

    Geneva-based UBS Optimus Foundation and the Peter Cundill
    Foundation have awarded a 1,050,000 Swiss Francs (10.5 Billion Leones) grant to
    the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI) to support the
    Education Innovation Challenge (EIC) on its quest to improve learning outcomes
    at primary schools.

    The EIC is under the technical supervision of the Human Capital Development (HCD) Incubator at DSTI.  President Bio launched the HCD
    Incubator in December 2018. 

    Th…

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    Drug Abuse Is Global Issue -Deputy Youth Affairs Minister

    By Aruna
    Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Deputy Minister of
    Youth Affairs, Lusine Kallon has asserted that the abuse and misuse of narcotic
    drugs among youths in Sierra Leone is a global phenomenon.

    According to the Deputy
    Minister, the Youth Affairs Ministry engaged both the Office of National
    Security (ONS) and United Nations to do an assessment and they have come to the
    conclusion that there is high percentage of drug addiction.

    The Deputy Minister on
    Tuesday 28th January, 2020 at the Afric…

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    USA To Lift Trail Ban On Sierra Leone

    By Ayodele
    Deen-Cole

    Sierra Leone Ambassador to
    the United State of America (USA), Amb. Sidique Abu Bakarr wai has disclosed
    that they are engaging USA Department to lift the travel ban placed on Sierra
    Leone and several other African countries.

    The new set of travel ban
    was imposed late last year by US President Donald Trump to curb the incredible
    flow of illegal migrants to the USA.

    While setting the record
    straight in the recent deportation of Sierra Leoneans from the USA, Ambassad…

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    Accusation & Counter Accusation… APC Vs SLPP

    It has been a commonplace that when political violence occurs in
    the city and other places across the country allegedly involving the ruling Sierra
    Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and main opposition All People’s Congress (APC)
    party members and support…

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    Pampers Drug Use Kills In 6 Months -Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs Says

    The Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Alusine Kallon has warned
    that youths indulging in drinking chemicals in pamper lining risk death within
    six months.

    The Deputy Minister was reacting to the nationwide concern over
    youths now boiling pampers to use as drug to get them high. He gave the warning
    in the light of findings by medical doctors that the chemicals can have a very
    corrosive effect on internal organs, especially the vital ones like the kidney,
    liver and lungs.

    Testimonies from y…

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    Siege! 15 Arrested 19 Injuries

    What happened in
    the Central Business District (CBD) of the capital Freetown on Sunday afternoon
    26th January, 2020 has left many ordinary citizens very worried that
    if the government does not put its feet down hard on youth induced violence,
    worst …

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    NGC Blasts

    The National Chairman
    of National Grand Coalition (NGC), Dr. Dennis Bright has opined that the
    current Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) government is not different from previous
    governments in terms of financial uprightness. The NGC National Chairman based
    his opinion on the adverse findings on the mismanagement of public funds by
    Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government contained in the
    Auditor General’s 2018 Report.

    “The same old
    irregularities that previous audits uncov…

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    NPPA Targets US$100M

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National
    Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), Ibrahim Brima Swarray has recently
    disclosed in a news conference in Freetown that the Authority is set to save up
    to US$100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million United States Dollars) this year
    through monitoring, compliance and supervision of goods procurement practices
    in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    It could be recalled that last year, NPPA
    saved up to US$70, 000,000….

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    IMF is very pleased to be Supporting Sierra Leone …IMF First DMD

    The
    First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mr
    David Lipton in his maiden visit to Sierra Leone has on Monday 27th January
    stated that the fund is very pleased to be supporting Sierra Leone.

    He
    made this statement …

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    Mercury International Marketing Manager Reveals 2020 Plans

    Marketing Manager, Mercury International
    Sports Betting & Lottery Company, Samuel Horton has on Monday, January 27,
    2020, said they will continue to embark on the promotions for their virtual
    games amongst several other plans this year, and will also ensure that their
    products are friendly and attractive to the less fortunate or less privileged.

    According to Mr Horton, as part of their
    early plans this year, they have already finished the mapping out process of
    the Company’s Retailers an…

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    Bio Angry

    The country under the leadership of His Excellency President Bio,
    according to international reports, has made steady headway in the fight
    against corruption; however, other development indicators, particularly the
    economy and social service deliver…

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    COI White Paper… Ban Awaits Ernest, Samura, Others

    One of the amendments in the revised Anti-Corruption Commission
    law that was forwarded to parliament by Commissioner Joseph Ben Kaifala for
    ratification last year was that any public official found guilty of corruption
    henceforth must have the fruits of the crime seized and forfeited to the state
    and that official ban from participating in public life for a certain number of
    years.

    In this light, it is the fear of the main opposition All People’s
    Congress (APC) members that served in 
    t…

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    FCC Hosts American Institute of Architects

    Three high-profile representatives from the American Institute of
    Architects (AIA) – Senior Director of the American Institute of Architects, Mr.
    Joel Mills; Senior Director of Design Assistance – Center for Communities at
    the American Institute of Architects, Ms. Erin Simmons; and Director of
    Planning & Sustainability for the City of Northampton, Massachusetts, Mr
    Wayne Feiden have visited the Freetown City Council (FCC) to explore
    opportunities for supporting it in planning the city.

    D…

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    Ombudsman Pays Courtesy Call On NCRA

    The Ombudsman, Leon Jenkins-Johnston
    and a cross-section of his senior staff have paid a courtesy call on National
    Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to explain its mandate to the Authority.

    The visit, according to Mr. Jenkins-Johnston,
    is part of a series of engagements that his office conducts with government Ministries,
    Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to explain the mandate of the Office of the
    Ombudsman and to interface with other relevant offices to make them aware of
    their mandate.

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