• Palo, Others In Court Today

    By Mariama

    Trial proper for Major Retired Palo
    Conteh and two co-defendants, after heated preliminary arguments between the
    defense led by Dr. Abdulai Conteh and Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (both former
    Attorney Generals of Sierra Leone) and the prosecution led by current Attorney
    General and Minister of Justice, Dr. Priscilla Schwarz and Senior State Counsel
    Adrian Fisher, would continue today at the High Court sitting in Freetown
    presided over by Justice Momoh Jah Stevens.

    At last

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    Maritime On Fire 8 suspended

    The long drawn out administrative
    scuffle at the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration that saw His Excellency,
    Rtd Brig. Julius Maada Bio sacking the former Executive Director, Phillip
    Sondai took a dramatic turn past weekend when the Secretary to the President issued
    an official memo confirming that the Office of the President has suspended with
    immediate effect 8 members of staff including the Deputy Executive Director.

    The memo to the Chairman of the SLMA
    Board, entitled: ADOMINSTRATIVE I…

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    Assets Declaration… 5 Days To Deadline

    May 31st, 2020 is the deadline set by the Anti Corruption
    Commission (ACC) for all public servants on Grade 7 and above in the public
    service to declare their assets, as demanded by law under the revised 2019 ACC

    According to the ACC Commissioner, Joseph Ben Kaifala, annually by the 31st
    March, all public officials who fall under the declaration category must, by
    law, furnish the Commission with details of the current status of their assets.
    However, he noted that because of the unexpec…

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    Bar Association Blast Police

    The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA)
    has lashed out at the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) over what it calls a spate of
    scare-mongering among responsible peaceful citizens.

    In a letter to the Inspector
    takes great exception to what it alleges that the police using its powers of investigation
    as a weapon to silence legal practitioners in the performance of their duties,
    stating that SLBA will challenge stoutly any s…

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    As EOC Says Minkailu Bah Died of Corona Virus… 14 Days Lockdown For Magburaka

    The Health authorities are in a
    quandary over what to do with Magburaka after the swab test done on the corpse of
    the former Minister of Education, Dr Minkailu Bah who died early this week proved
    positive for the Coronavirus disease.

    Magburaka people are reportedly worried
    that the EOC which is responsible for burials during the COVID-19 period
    allowed people to wash and bury Dr. Bah’s body and that hundreds of people from
    all walks of life attending his funeral.

    Many in Magburaka are sa…

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    As Resident Minister-North Threatens To Kill… Bio Angry

    Resident Minister-North, Abu Abu
    Koroma has incurred the wrath of President Bio after he made very inciting
    statements in Makeni past Saturday that led to his suspension from office
    indefinitely. Uncharacteristically, President Bio issued the press release on

    Very unmindful of the government’s
    responsibility to protect lives and properties, as well as to protect and
    promote the human rights of all its citizens, Abu Abu Koroma was videoed saying
    publicly that any youth who misbehaves…

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    Fisheries Minister Condemns Tombo Riot

    My Mariama Hamadi

    The Minister of Fisheries and Marine
    Resources, Emma Kowa-Jalloh has condemned the riot by local fishermen on
    Wednesday 6th May, 2020 at Tombo in the western rural district.

    She described the incident as
    lawlessness and sabotage of President Bio’s ‘New Direction’ agenda and denied
    that her ministry gave instruction to limit the number of boats that should go
    to sea on that day as claimed by the aggrieved fishermen.

    “As a minister, I was shocked to
    learn about the fake…

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    As Political Tension Heightens NGC Calls For Calm

    By Aruna Bangura

    The National Grand Coalition (NGC) party has called on the
    two main political parties, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All
    People’s Congress to calm their members and supporters in order to reduce the
    political tension in the country.

    A press release from the NGC signed by the Chairman, Dr
    Dennis Bright stated that NGC is very concerned about the numerous confrontations
    between the two parties and the recent riot at the Pademba Road Correctional
    Services fo…

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    Prisons Records Safe

    By Aruna Rasheed Toma Bangura

    Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh
    during his visit to the Pademba Road Correctional Center after the recent attempted
    jailbreak, assured Sierra Leoneans that records at the center were safe and
    that all inmates that were injured and admitted are safe and secure.

    Reporting that eleven inmates died
    during the riot, with forty-two injured, VP Jalloh stated that government is
    stabilizing the situation, with an investigation committee probing the riot
    that …

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    Bio Spits Fire -My Government Will Hit Hard & It Will Continue To Hit Even Harder

    President Bio on last Saturday
    night delivered an address to the nation on the state of law and order in the
    republic. Below is the full text of his broadcast:

    Fellow Citizens:

    Today, I want to call on all
    Sierra Leoneans to celebrate the ties that bind us as a nation and not the
    angers that blind us. We convened a national convention that agreed to
    institute a permanent commission for peace and national cohesion that would
    identify and address all triggers of conflict in our nation. Over…

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    10 Senior Police Officers Fired

    The Sierra Leone Police Force has
    taken stern disciplinary action against ten senior officers. A memo dated April
    8, 2020 to each of them signed by the Inspector General of Police, Ambrose
    Sovula, authorized their dismissal under Section 156(2) Act No.2 of the 1991

    The officers are:

    1. Mohamed Yaetay Yaetay Turay (Chief Superintendent)

    2. Gibril Mohamed Turay (CSP)

    3. Alarinie Mansaray (CSP)

    4. Sulaiman Ninka (Superintendent)

    5. Patrick J.  Kamara (Supt)

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    De Game Don Ba-ba-la Alpha Khan Appointed

    Presidential Adviser in the former Ernest Bai Koroma led All People’s Congress (APC)
    Government, Hon. Dr. Alpha Khan, has been appointed by His Excellency President
    Bio as Strategic Adviser for Social Mobilization and Food Security in the Office
    of the Interim National Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response, with his office
    at State House.

    Alpha Khan, it could be recalled, was one of the flagbearer aspirants for the
    APC in the 2018 presidential elections. He served former President …

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    UNICEF, SLFA, Local Footballers Sign MoU

    The United
    Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Sierra Leone Football Association
    (SLFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a joint
    communication and advocacy campaign, which will see local football players
    engaged in public sensitisation around the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
    The MoU will guide UNICEF and SLFA on how to
    jointly use print, audio and video platforms to disseminate accurate
    information on how to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and to encourage

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    UNDP Supports MRU & ONS

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) procured and donated COVID-19
    infection prevention and control hygiene supplies and information to
    representatives of the Mano River Union (MRU) and the Office of National
    Security (ONS).

    items which included 37 locally produced hand washing stations, 8,500 posters
    and flyers and 22 banners with COVID-19 mitigation information and risk
    communication, 350 reusable face masks, 48 cartons of liquid and bar soaps
    among other materials will be …

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    APC Vs SLPP -Fire For Fire



    The public will recall that on
    Wednesday April 29, panic gripped the entire country, after a group of
    prisoners rioted at the Pademba Road Correctional Center and set buildings in
    the center  ablaze.

    Preliminary findings indicate a well
    orchestrated prison break with the intent to free detained persons standing
    trial for serious offenses ranging from treason to murder.

    As a ruling party, we feel obliged
    to launch…

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