• SLPP Vs APC… Tension Mounts

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay  & Aruna R. T Bangura

    Justice Komba Kamanda of the High Court will today complete the hearing of the election petition cases involving 16 All People’s Congress (APC) Members of Parliament (MP).

    The hearing which commences yesterday, Monday, 15th April, 2019 at the High Court Room No. 1 saw the completion of four of the sixteen cases by the presiding judge including, Mr. Abdul Munir Lansana who petitioned  Ahmed Mansaray 1st Respondent, NEC 2nd Respondent, …

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    2 Battle For SLPP Chair

     

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    Sources close to the headquarters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) have intimated The Exclusive that two persons have, so far, expressed interest in the National Chairmanship of the party, ahead of its forthcoming National Delegates’ Convention.

    The two are the current holder of the position, Dr. Prince Alex Harding who led the party to the 2018 national elections that saw the party emerging victorious and a new kid on the block but predominantly ‘pa…

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    Samura Kamara Speaks

     

    Speaking as the guest of honor past Saturday, 13th April, 2019 at the launching of a Women’s Empowerment Network event in the west end of Freetown, the former All People’s Congress 2018 presidential flagbearer, Dr. Samura Kamara paid glowing tribute to the courage, strength and tenacity of the country’s womenfolk.

    “I am honored and privileged to be part of this historic day,” Dr Samura Kamara said, noting that the launch was the fourth women empowerment initiative in the country tha…

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    Justice Georgewill Rejects Bench Warrant

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The presiding Commissioner for Constitutional Instrument 64, Justice Biobele Georgewill on Thursday 11th April, 2019 rejected State Counsel’s request for a bench warrant to be issued for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Street Life Family, Alhaji Ibrahim Kamara aka Sheik.

    The rejection for a bench warrant comes following the request of State Counsel, Oladipo Robin Mason disclosure that over fifty million Leone (Le50m) was given to Sheik who is considered a…

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    Police College Holds First Matriculation

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) commonly known as Police College last Saturday 13th April, 2019 held its first matriculation for fifty students at the college’s campus, Hastings, on the outskirts of Freetown.

    In his keynote address, the Principal of Freetown Teachers College (FTC), Dr. Samba Moriba stated that irrespective of their numerous achievements, the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has never been complacent thus their quest f…

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    16 APC MPs In Court Today

     

    About sixteen (16) Members of Parliament representing the All People’s Congress (APC) in the Western Area Urban and Rural together with their legal representatives, families and relatives, party members, supporters and sympathizers will tod…

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    Salone Will Rise Again -Health Minister Prof. Alpha T. Wurie

     

    By Kadrie Koroma-MOHS

    The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Prof Alpha Tejan Wurie has asserted that as a dynamic action-oriented patriot, the quest for a resilient health system for Sierra Leone is his focus and dream, given the status of a fragile health system as exposed during the Ebola outbreak in May, 2014.

     

    As Sierra Leone joined other countries the world over in the commemoration of World Health Day on the theme: “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere …

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    As High Court Decides… 21 APC MPs In Trouble

     

    The fate of 21 lawmakers representing the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party in the House of Parliament was hanging in the balance yesterday as they anxiously waited for the verdicts of the High and Appeals Courts in Freetown…

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    War Against Corruption… Bio Battle Ready

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The President Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 at State House assured the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Secretariat and the Technical Forensic Audit team that his government is ready, willing and able to go after    past and current officials involved in corrupt activities.

    According to the President, corruption is endemic and has become genetic, adding that he has given the freed-hand and support to the Anti-Corruption C…

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    Windfall For Unskilled Youths

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Prof. Aiah Kpakima has disclosed that the ministry will be embarking on skills and technical training for young people who cannot access university education.

    According to the Minister, President Bio in his wisdom separated the Ministry of Education into two – Technical and Higher Education (MTHE) and that of Basic and Senior Education with the former’s mandate to supervise universities, colleges and technical vo…

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    Over The Publication Of The Audit Report… Deputy Speaker Blasts

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura

    The Honourable Deputy Speaker of Parliament Sengepoh Thomas has given a stern warning to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) not to tamper with the recently published forensic audit report that was published recently by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa.

    Speaking on Tuesday in Parliament during the first hearing of the audit report, the Deputy Speaker said that by law, such reports are first submitted to the House of Parliament…

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    ‘We Meet De Gron Dry’ ‘…But Bio Go Soak Am’ SLPP Publicity Secretary Assures

     

    With the people of Sierra Leone generally crying out loud that times are hard – ‘de gron dry’ – with regards the crunching issue of shortage of bread and butter, the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party and also Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Lahai Lawrence Leema, has reminded the nation that when their government took over power in April 2018, they met hardship and that the economic struggle that they met the country in is still going on.

    He …

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    S/Leoneans Languish In Kuwait

     

    The Ambassador of Sierra Leone to Kuwait, Her Excellency Madam Haja Isatu Thomas has, in a recent interview, spoken on the plight of female Sierra Leoneans that were trafficked to that country.

    Madam Thomas explained that these young girls are lured by fictitious agents into believing that when they are taken to Kuwait they will have fanciful jobs, education and other opportunities waiting for them. The unfortunate thing, she said, is that on their arrival they quickly find out that…

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    Master Registrar, Others Slammed Stiff Bail

     

    By Aruna Rashed Toma Bangura               

    Justice Fatmata Bintu Alhadi of High Court No. 1 has in a matter involving the Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone, Stephen Yayah Mansaray and three other accused persons ruled that the 1st accused being Stephen Yayah Mansaray produce two credible sureties and should show evidence of employment with a salary of thirty million Leones and should pay into the sub-judiciary treasury account an amount of 60 million Leones.

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    With Offensive Weapons… 3 Arrested

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    The Anti-Robbery Unit attached at the North-East Regional headquarter City of Makeni recently arrested three suspects including one Ibrahim Kamara alias Nani, Lansana Jawara and Mohamed Kargbo. The three were reportedly arrested by a special task force called Crack Squad with offensive weapons such as knives, scissor and razor blade, among other dangerous implements s in their possession.

    According to police report, the three suspects who were picked up by the…

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