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APC Party’s NRM Rebel Group’s Court Injunction Stopped Convention In Port Loko

By KABS KANU The rebel group within the opposition All People’s Congress —the National Reformation Movement ( NRM )— today blocked the convening of the highly-rated and much-anticipated party convention in Port Loko that would have endorsed the new constitution crafted by the party. Using a ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) lawyer H.M Gevao, the rebel group filed an injunction in the High Court presided over by another SLPP sympathizer, Judge John Kamanda shortly after their complaints about the convention and appeal to have it called off were rejected by the Political Parties Registration Commission ( PPRC …continue reading

Sierra Leone Opposition APC Holds Press Conference Tomorrow To Discuss Court Injunction

January 11, 2020 Following today’s High Court injunction won by some members of the opposition APC party – known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM), stopping the party from holding its national convention this weekend, party bosses say they will instead be holding a press conference at their APC Port Loko offices – Bai Bureh hall, tomorrow morning, 11th January 2020. They are inviting the media, the diplomatic community, APC party members already inside Port Loko and the general public to attend. The press conference will be led by the party’s leader and chairman – former president Ernest Bai Koroma, …continue reading

Sierra Leone Government – Chinese Rice Corruption Scandal – ‘Chinagate’ Ministers Sacked

January 10, 2020 Staff Writer (SLT) State House in Freetown today issued a press statement reporting that President Bio has this afternoon sacked four of his senior government ministers and officials. The sacking State House said, relates to serious allegations of corruption involving the sale of several tons of rice donated to Sierra Leone by China to feed the hungry. The four officials involved in what is now dubbed – Chinagate, include the minister of Labour and Social Security – Alpha Timbo, who is also the former minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education; Mrs. Emily Kadiatu Gogra – deputy …continue reading

Remembering Dr. Maada Dalia Jusu Sheriff

 January 3, 2020 By Patriotic Vangard Staff The Nation State, Democracy and the Role of Parliament Inaugural lecture by the Honourable Dr. Abdul Karim Koroma in memory of the Honourable Dr. Maada Salia Jusu-Sheriff (pictured) in the Parliament of Sierra Leone, December 17, 2019. Mr. Chairman, Your Excellency Mr. President, Honourable Members of Parliament, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen. Please allow me in the first instance Mr. Chairman, to pay due cognizance to the distinguished presence in this Parliament of madam Gladys Jusu Sheriff and members of her family, who are here today as surviving representatives of the family patriarch, …continue reading

Your smart TV Is Spying On You. Here Are Step-By-Step Instructions To Stop It

USA Today January 2, 2020 Follow Those smart TVs that sold for unheard of low prices over the holidays come with a catch. The price is super low, but the manufacturers get to monitor what you’re watching and report back to third parties, for a fee. Or, in some cases, companies like Amazon (with its Fire TV branded sets from Toshiba and Insignia) and TCL, with its branded Roku sets, look to throw those same personalized, targeted ads at you that you get when visiting Facebook and Google. It doesn’t have to be this way. You have the controls to …continue reading

Dr. Alpha Kanu Is The Bai Bureh Times Newspaper Man Of The Year 2019

  Sunday, December 29, 2019   By Arolyn I. Koroma FI Photo: Alhaji Dr. Alpha Kanu AlAlhaji Dr.Alpha Kanu, former Minister of Information and Adviser to Former President Ernest Koroma is the Bai Bureh Times newspaper 2019 Man of the Year. The p selection of Dr. Alpha Kanu by the newspaper’s Editorial Board was based upon his bold political undertakings and challenges, but he achieved substantial victories. The Honor is well deserved. The recognition as ” Man of the year2019″ is most appropriate in view of his proactiveness, vision and of course, his unflinching patriotism to the Nation and to …continue reading

WHY SOME BIG NAMES’ CASUALTIES IN THIS YEAR’S 2019, NEA?

  December 27, 2019   By  Benson Bayoh   *WHY MORE WINS FROM THE REGIONS IN THIS YEAR’S NEA?* This award process was the best in relation to nomination and voting process when compared to the previous two. Am saying this with authority as an insider. For the first time we had industry professionals under one roof (from DJ’s union for music, SWASAL for sport, Cassette Sellers Association, SL movie union, SL Comedians union. SL Film Council and many more). They came up with the nominees. Let any one from these groups challenge NEA board of trustees that their nomination …continue reading

President Bio Is Off To ECOWAS Amid Furore Back Home Over Missing Le. Billions

December 25, 2019 A.R. Thomas  (SLT)   President Julius Maada Bio will arrive in Abuja, Nigeria tonight, after an embarrassing and gruelling forty-eight hours of media and public outcry, over a report by the country’s Auditor General of a missing One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones from the government’s accounts. According to State House report released today, the president will be attending the 56th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, tomorrow Saturday, 21st December 2019. State House sources speaking to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, says that the president though embarrassed by the …continue reading

President Bio Speaks About His Commitment To Fight Corruption In Sierra Leone

December 24, 2019 A.R.Thomas President Dr Julius Maada Bio was in Moyamba Town, Southern Province of Sierra Leone yesterday Monday, on what State House describe as a “Thank You Tour” where he said that his government remains committed to the fight against corruption in the country. Welcoming the president, Paramount Chief Foday Momoh Gulama of Kaiyamba Chiefdom said that he has seen great progress since the New Direction Government was elected in 2018. He commended the President, especially for providing free quality education, and for reviving the government technical institute in the district after years of neglect. Chairman of Moyamba …continue reading

Leader of Sierra Leone’s Opposition C4C Party – Sam Sumana Resigns To Join APC Party

December 25, 2019 Courtney: C4C Executive: The Coalition for Change (Global), wishes to announce to the General Public that the  party’s erstwhile leader, Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana, has communicated his decision, after much deliberation and consultation with family and friends, to re-join the All People’s Congress Party (APC) and has thereby tendered his resignation from the C4C. We would like to thank Chief Sam Sumana for accepting the invitation extended to him in April 2017 to join C4C and for filling the role of leader as only he could.  We wish him well in his future endeavours. We make it …continue reading