• KKY Rejects Appointment

     

    Firebrand leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, Hon. Alhaji Dr Kandeh Yumkella, has categorically stated that he wants no ministerial parliament, adding that he is in parliament to help ensure good governance in the country. H…

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    JFK Rescues Abacha Street Traders

     

    By Thomas S. Kembay

    Erstwhile Attorney General and Minister of Justice,

    Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara has, reportedly, through his wife, come to the rescue of traders on Abacha Street, Freetown whose tables were destroyed shortly after the presidential run-off results were announced on the 4th April, 2018, allegedly by supporters of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).

    Addressing the beneficiaries while donating 100 market tables past Tuesday 17th April, 2018, Mrs. Lynett…

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    Bio Must Warn Leema! -The Public Demands

     

    The people of this country who have so far been very tolerant over the overblown statements and inciting utterances of Lahai Lawrence Leema, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP’s) National Publicity Secretary when his party was in opposition have finally in disgust said that enough is enough; and that his boss, His Excellency Rtd. Brig. Bio, must rein him.

    The people warn that if President Bio does not do so immediately, Leema’s irresponsible and very provocative utterances at a t…

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    Pressure Mounts On Bio

     

    Over 500 members of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) at home and abroad are reported to be pressuring President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Wonnie Bio for mouth-watering for jobs.

    It is truism that the greatest existential probl…

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    APC Vs SLPP… New  Speaker Tomorrow

     

    By Ayodele Deen Cole

    The Director of Communications at the House of Parliament, Cyril Juxon Smith has announced that lawmakers will tomorrow Thursday 19th April, 2018 elect a Speaker and Deputy for the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone.

    Having undergone an induction course yesterday to make them au fait with the procedures guiding parliamentary debates and other protocols, the 146 ordinary Members of Parliament and Paramount Chief Members of Parliament will …

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    SLPP Old Guards Vs New Kids

     

    By David Jabati

    The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) led government of Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio is reportedly grappling with who to put where, considering the barrage of brains in its storehouse up for grab.

    As the new President announces his cabinet in trickles or by percentage just as the election results were called by the National Returning Officer of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), ears are itching as the public pensively await the next set of names to be calle…

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    More Appointments Soon

     

    With the ushering in of President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Wonnie Bio into State House with his accompanying “New Direction” state governance policy, comes also a change of personnel in both the cabinet and the higher strata of the civil and…

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    Sierra Leoneans Protest In USA

     

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    A concerned group of Sierra Leoneans from different political parties are reported to have, last week, staged a peaceful protest in New Jersey, United States of America (USA), unrealistically calling for fresh elections to be held in Sierra Leone.

    According to one of the group leaders, Abdulai Suma, there were several irregularities during the conduct of the elections by the National Electoral Commission (NEC), adding that because of those irregularities the …

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    JFK Congratulates Margai

     

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara has reportedly congratulated his successor, Lawyer Charles Francis Margai on his appointment by the new government to serve as the country’s Attorney General in such capacity.

    In a public message sent out to his supporters, the former AG expressed delight for the appointment of the former presidential flagbearer for the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), adding that as …

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    2 Smugglers Arrested

     

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    Report has it that police personnel in the northern border town of Kambia are currently investigating two business people for smuggling of local products contrary to the laws of the country.

    According to the LUC, Kambia Division, the two business people were arrested at the weekend while trying to smuggle two trucks load of palm oil to neigbouring Guinea.

    According to the Collector of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) at Gbalamuya customs post, Ibrahim …

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    Curfew Lifted

     

    By Ayodele Deen-Cole

    The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has lifted the 8pm – 6am curfew that was imposed on residents in Makeni, Magburaka and Kambia, following the announcement of the 31st March presidential run-off election result by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

    However, the SLP, reports say, continues its rigorous night patrol to maintain security, stability and decorum. According to the Regional Commander, North-East, they are very pleased that the entire region is now…

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    Over Government’s Suspension Of Trade… Timber Association Chairman Speaks

     

    The Chairman of Sierra Leone Timber Association, Mr. Abass Janneh has welcomed government’s decision to suspend the exportation of timber logs.

    Speaking to journalists at his Bai Bureh Road offices Calaba Town, Mr. Janneh on behalf of his association applauded the suspension on timber log exportation which, he said, was done at the right time and in the interest of the country. He further lamented that over the years, foreigners and foreign dominance in the trade was not in the inte…

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    Salone Debts -US$2.0B External, Le4.9Trl. Domestic

     

    Opening Remarks

    by

    Brigadier (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio

    President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

    at the Joint

    International Monetary Fund and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development High-Level Forum on Economic Policy Priorities

     Conference Hall, State House, Freetown

     Friday April 13, 2018

    Mr. Vice President

    Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps

    The IMF Team

    Development Partners;

    Government Officials/Heads of Ministries, Departments and A…

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    Another Reshuffle

     

    President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio continues to place the right mix of trained, qualified and ideologically like-minded bureaucrats and technocrats in the top echelon of the civil service that will be instrumental to performing effectively and efficiently the administrative work that will empower and energize his ‘New Direction’ governance policy.

    Towards this end, President Bio last week announced Dennis Sandy, a seasoned public sector administrator, as his Secretary, replacing …

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    Bio To Throw Another Bombshell

     

    During the course of this week, His Excellency, President Rtd Brig Julius Maada Bio is expected to announce another batch of cabinet ministers as follow up to the twelve he announced last week.

    It is normal all over the world for a change of government to bring with it a change in key personnel who man the affairs of the state. When the All People’s Congress (APC), Ernest Bai Koroma administration took over from  the Sierra Leone People’s Party in 2007, the new head of state appoint…

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