• ACC Nails Alpha Timbo, 4 Others

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)
    yesterday Tuesday 31st March, 2020 filed an indictment against the
    Minister of Labour and Social Security, Alpha Osman Timbo, who also served as Minister
    of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) of No. 17 Jalloh Street,
    Wellington, Freetown and four others on fifteen (15) counts of corruption
    offences including Misappropriation of public Property contrary to Section 36
    (1); failure to comply with application procedures and guidelines contrary to

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    Coronavirus Is Not A Joke

    Every Sierra Leonean may
    have heard about the devastating virus called Corona that originated in the
    People’s Republic of China in late December 2019, and has spread to nearly 200
    countries across the globe, including tiny Sierra Leone, which yesterday Monday
    30th March, 20202 confirmed a new case – one Abdulai Jalloh, who arrived
    in Sierra Leone on 16th March, 2020 onboard Brussels Airlines but was
    quarantined immediately he arrived.

    As President Dr. Julius
    Maada Bio told the nation in his …

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    Constitutional Review… SLPP Vs SLPP

    Controversy has reportedly
    erupted within the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) over its gazetted
    revised constitution.

    A petition filed by the
    Regional Executive and the general membership of the SLPP North America Branch states
    that the gazetted revised SLPP Constitution contravenes the 1991 Constitution
    of Sierra Leone, Act No. 6 of 1991; in particular, Chapter V, Part I (Section

    The Branch’s protest
    letter written to the Commissioner of the Political Parties Registration …

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    Treason ...Palo Conteh Charged

    By Aruna Rashed Toma

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Ayodele Deen-Cole

    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.

    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

    Ayodele Deen-Cole

    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.

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

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  • Publisher And Managing Editor

    The Exclusive Mining Company

    The Exclusive Mining Company is an arm of The Exclusive newspaper which also focuses to assisting investors interested in mining and who might want a credible institution to guide them within and outside Sierra Leone regarding their interest in such an enterprise. The company also provides consultancy in the areas of tourism, fishing, agriculture, among others.

    By Ayodele Deen Cole President Ernest Bai Koroma has recently encouraged people to make positive criticism about his government, rat
    As part of ACC’s commitment to reach out to every nook and cranny, to conscript pupils from both Junior and Senior Secondary schools into the anti-g

    LE3B Pumped

    By Ayodele Deen Cole The Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Cornelius Deveaux has recently a

    No More ‘Okada’

    A decision reached at by various stakeholders in the transport sector on Thursday 19th May at the Ministry of Internal A
    International Development Minister Nick Hurd visited Sierra Leone to see how UK aid is helping the country move on from Ebola to a stronge
    As part of its statutory mandates to oversee the activities and operations of parastatals under it purview, the National Commission for Privatization