A rape victim (name withheld) has narrated her ordeal at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 presided over by Magistrate Abdul Sherrif, on how an alleged sex offender, Abdul Nahim Lansana alias (Bangla) penetrated her sex organ.
The accused person made his sixth appearance before Magistrate Abdul Sherriff of Court No. 7 at Siaka Steven Street in Freetown on Friday 11th January 2019.
Madam Fatima Bio (left) and Vice president of ECOWAS Commission, Finda Koroma
The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, has officially launched the 50 Million African Women Speak Platform project. The historic event took place at the Bintumani International Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.
National Coordinator for the Free Quality Education (FQE) programme in the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Amara Sowa has stated that he is disappointed over assertions that government has not taken into consideration issues of disability in the provision and distribution of free core textbooks for visually impaired school children.
A senior lecturer of the Freetown Teachers’ College, (FTC) Dr. Sahr Fillie has been detained at the Male Correctional Centre at Pademba Road in Freetown by Santigie Bangura adjudicating over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street for allegedly committing capital offence.
Cross-section of Junior Doctors with Health Minister and Deputy
A cross-section of the Junior Doctors’ Association Sierra Leone (JUDASIL) has held an interactive meeting with the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie and top ministry officials at the ministry’s conference hall at Youyi Building in Freetown.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the President of the Junior Doctors, Dr. Abdul Jibril Njai said the meeting was a follow-up to get update about latest development on some of their demands.
Despite rumors doing the rounds that the former NPRC chairman and Head of State, Valentine E.M. Strasser is dead, officials at State House have quickly shot down this wild rumor posted on social media.
AYV can confirm that Valentine Strasser left the shores of Sierra Leone yesterday at around 10am for Accra, Ghana for advance medical examination and surgery.
The Mohamed Sixth (VI) Foundation for African Oulema Sierra Leone Chapter has been launched by the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Alhaji Mohamed Haji-Kella who represented the Hon. Vice President of Sierra Leone Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh.
The program which attracted hundreds of scholars in various parts of the country was the first national conference with the theme:" Common Religious Principles between the Ash’are doctrine and the Malikie Schools of Thought. "
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, on Tuesday 1st January, 2019, started accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the fifth cycle of TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in Nigeria.
The applications will be hosted on the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, TEFConnect – www.tefconnect.com.
President Julius Maada Bio has officially launched the Free Quality Education (FQE) textbooks’ project worth over Le221 billion. The historic event took place yesterday Wednesday 9th January, 2018, at the Government Secondary Technical School, Main Motor Road, Congo Cross in Freetown.
Sierra Leone Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Ambassador Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina has thanked president Bio on behalf of the Sierra Leone Students’ Union in China for restoring financial support to students in China. Ambassador Ndomahina expressed this during his recent visit to State House.
Ambassador Ndomahina said there has been long overdue disparity in stipends between students with Government Scholarships and those without since the 2012/2013 academic year.
The Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Francis Ben Kelfala and his directors have on Tuesday 8th January, 2019 met with the newly appointed Chief Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards, at his Law Court Buildings office in Freetown. The objective was to strengthen ties between the ACC and the office of the Chief Justice.
The ACC czar said the Commission has relied heavily on the Judiciary over the years to successfully carry out the ACC mandate.
Forty-year one old Sahr Ngbegba of No.1 Janet Lane, Kingtom in Freetown has re-appeared before Santigie Bangura presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street for the offence of Human Trafficking, contrary to law.
According to the statement of offence the accused person is charged with the offence of Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking, which negates Section (18) of the Anti Trafficking Act No.7 of 2005 of the country’s laws.
The office of Births and Deaths in years past released their annual report on the number of children born and the number of deaths at the end of each year.
However, 2018 was an exception. The statistics for 2018 were not available. Many people noticed the lapse on New Year’s Eve, when pastors and priests traditionally announce the numbers of births and deaths.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has instructed and given an executive clearance for the former Head of State, Valentine E.M. Strasser to be evacuated for medical treatment due to the severity of his illness.
President Bio who made a surprise visit to his former colleague at the Aspen Medical Hospital on Saturday 5th January 2019 to get an update on Strasser’s illness, assured the former Head of State that Government will do everything it takes for him to regain his health.
The District Chief Imam in the Bo District, Alhaji Mustapha Koker together with his family reportedly fled when fire engulfed their residence in the late evening of Saturday 5th January 2019 along Kowama Road, Coronation Field Section in Bo.
The fire gutted the entire building that fateful evening and left several people homeless, and destroyed properties worth millions of Leones.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Guma Vally Water Company, Alie Kabba has disclosed that they will be piloting a new valve water rationing schedule in supplying water for eight hours each day for two weeks starting 10th January to 24th January in their three administrative areas in the East, West and Central parts of the city.
Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Alpha Timbo: Your attention is needed
National Chairman, Voices of Teachers - Sierra Leone, Mohamed Ali Mansaray, has stated that the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) is badly compromised in terms of advocating the conditions of service for its members; the reason why they (Voices of Teachers) decided to form a separate union that would speak for teachers across the country.