One of Sierra Leonean’s leading journalists and artistes, Ahmed Sahid Nasralla popularly known as ‘De Monk’ has declared his intention to run for the Presidency of the Lebanese Committee in Sierra Leone in the Committee’s forthcoming elections.
Born in Fadugu, Koinadugu district, De Monk is the son of the late popular Transport Merchant Pa Hassan Alie Nasralla who resettled in Sierra Leone from Lebanon in the early 70's.
Former President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, has finally broken silence since his party lost the presidential and general elections held in March this year.
According to APC stalwart Chernor Ojuku Sesay, the former president on Friday 26th October 2018, while responding to a report by a 9-man Committee he had appointed in May this year to investigate the reasons for the party’s defeat at the polls, apologized to the members and appealed for unity to prevail.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has recovered a total sum of Five Billion, Four Hundred and Sixty-Five Million, Nine Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Four Leones (Le5,465,911,374) within the last five months.
“Nothing will stop the Commissions of Inquiry from coming into effect. This is not malice or witch-hunt, but a way of eradicating corruption in its entirety from our country. We will ensure that all stolen monies are brought back to our country and are utilized on national development programmes,” he assured.
These were the words of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio while commissioning 167 ambulances in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, to provide emergency ambulance services across the country. This is his first official visit, commencing a nationwide thank-you tour over the weekend.
LAKE Productions Company and the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and other partners have announced December 24th (Christmas Eve) as the confirmed date for the holding of the 2018 National Entertainment Awards (NEA) to be held at the prestigious Bintumani Hotel auditorium.
Newly-approved Ambassador to US, Sidique Abou Bakarr Wai
Newly-approved Sierra Leone Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Washington, USA, Sidique Abou Bakarr Wai, has assured Sierra Leoneans that he will build on the existing ties between Sierra Leone and the United States of America when he assumed office.
He was speaking to journalists shortly after the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and the Public Service approved his nomination by President Bio to serve in that capacity.
Reliable sources in the Intelligence Unit of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) informed journalists that Sierra Leone Police in collaboration with SLRSA operatives mounted a successful operation and arrested two persons suspected to be producing and issuing fake driver’s license to innocent persons and unqualified drivers.
Sunday Foundation is one of the leading charitable Non-Governmental Organizations in Kambia district that has helped provide educational support and other livelihood opportunities for particularly women and girls in the district.
The organization, founded in 2013 is being supported by private citizens in the Netherlands and has played integral role in shaping the lives of girls who in the past have been victims of teenage pregnancy which most people associate to poverty in this part of the world.
President Julius Maada Bio yesterday Monday 29th October, 2018 unveiled Sierra Leone’s first Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) at State House, to support government’s delivery on development and boost innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, who is former editor of award-winning Expo Times (online since 2000) in the mid 1990s, has been appointed by President Julius Maada Bio as Chairman/Information Commissioner, Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC), in accordance with section 31(1) of the Right to Access Information Act, 2013, subject to the approval of Parliament.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has been awarded with a certificate of honour by the Ex-Service Men’s Association in Sierra Leone. This was during the launch of the Poppy Week at State House.
Usually a week-long event, the commemoration is observed each year, by Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War, to remember their servicemen and women killed in all conflicts.
John 8:1-11: The Woman Caught in Adultery: But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them. The Pharisees, however, brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before them and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such a woman. So what do You say?”
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has on Friday 26th October 2018 inaugurated the 2018 Njala University Court, the highest administrative authority, at the institution’s premises at Njala Mokonde, southern Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone Minister of Lands has stuck to his promise by successfully reclaiming state lands from predatory grabbers in the Western Area.
The Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment Dr. Denis Sandy, made history against all odds after sticking to his promise to do all in his power to reclaim state lands from the hands of corrupt land grabbers in the Western Area. (Photo: Lands Minister Dr. Sandy, a move in the right direction).
The High Court of Sierra Leone, Holden at Makeni, and presided over by the Honourable Justice Monfred Sesay, on Friday 26th October 2018, sentenced John Amara and Ibrahim Bah to a fine of Thirty Million Leones (Le 30,000,000) each, or a three-year jail term.
Pupils of Benguema Secondary School listening to the PNB messages
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), as part of its commitment to educate and encourage school pupils to imbibe values of integrity, on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October 2018 concluded sensitization meetings at the Russell Technical and Benguema Secondary Schools in the Western Area Rural District.
LAB Executive Directors assures client with a warm embrace
It was all smiles at the Legal Aid Board office as Ms. Elizabeth King came to the office in Freetown on Friday, October 26 after the Legal Aid Manager, Ms. Cecilia Tucker secured bail for her the previous day.
Staff and pupils of Scarcies Baptist Secondary School listening to the ACC Team
The Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Friday 19th October 2018 held a sensitization outreach meeting on the Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign for the people of Mambolo in the Mambolo Chiefdom, Kambia District.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has concluded its first phase of the free health care nationwide drugs distribution exercise in the Kailahun district.
One of the trucks with the free health care drugs
Handing over the drugs, the Chairman Kailahun District Council, Sahr Lamin described the exercise to what he referred to as a different direction in the New Direction, noting the transparency probity and accountability drive.
DMU former Secretary Bro. Theo Harding presenting the cash to Hannah Deen
Members of the Diocesan Men’s Union (DMU) of the Freetown Anglican Dioceses on Sunday 21st October 2018, climaxed their 20th Anniversary Celebrations with a grand thanksgiving service and induction of new officers to run the affairs of the union for the next 12 months, at the Church Of The Holy Trinity at Kissy Road East of the capital city Freetown.
The Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire management has held its annual retreat at the Sierra Palms Hotel in Freetown.
The retreat, according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of AYV Media Empire, Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr., is to look back at past mistakes; improving on the strengths of the institution and developing a roadmap for 2019 that will be a guide for the execution of those plans.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has met the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yakoub Yusuf Alfu-Salim, at State House where they discussed plans to strengthen bilateral ties.
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 25th October 2018 debated and approved with unanimity the Fifteenth Report of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, chaired by the Leader of Government Business, Hon. Sidie M. Tunis.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Sierra Leone, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu extends his warmest congratulations and felicitations to the nominees, whilst encouraging them to execute their duties in the light of the skills they had acquired over the years in the confidence both Parliament and President Bio had reposed on them.
Minister of Lands, Housing and the Environment, Dr. Denis Sandy has warned that if human activities seriously affecting the environment are not curtailed the environment would soon manage them in negative ways.
The minister was speaking at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown during the National Conference on the Environment with the theme: ‘Turning Environmental Policies into Action through Innovative Solutions.’
He described the conference as the first ever in the 21st Century to be organised in the country, adding that it seeks to find ways to protect the environment for the next generation.
Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has commenced three-day regional conference on combating money laundering and terrorist financing in the maritime sector.
Issues discussed on the first day were centered around international standards on anti-money laundering and countering international legal frameworks for combating maritime piracy among other issues.