According to a Writ of Summons before his honor, Yussif D. Kaba and submitted by Cllr. Most of these documents with the findings are in the possession of this news outlet, they will shortly be published to disprove Lawal’s so-called U$10 million claims. According to GNN investigation, Lawal is been pushed by some high ups in the Liberian Government to issue a lawsuit on those who are opting to robustly expose his current dubious activates by allegedly robbing the country out of millions of United States Dollars. However, some credible information reaching the GNN about Lawal’s oversee business activities if not addressed will lead to international pursuit by some businesses, particularly in the United States and other country will shortly be released. The legal team of GNN is putting all the appropriate documents together for the hearings on November 18, 2017.
November 07, 2017 11:14 UTC
Cape Town, South Africa – 7 Nov, 2017 – InterSat, a leading satellite solution provider and ABS, a global satellite operator announced the launch of iDirect platforms on ABS-3A C-band and Ku-band beams. These platforms will provide quality broadband internet across Sub-Sahara and South Africa, as well as serving French speaking African countries. With the growing demand for broadband internet services, users in Africa demand services at low entry cost including hardware and bandwidth. InterSat with ABS, can now offer Software Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) access to resellers in Africa to distribute and manage internet services at affordable pricing on both C and Ku-band. “The requirement for satellite capacity in the broadband market in Africa continues to grow,” said Hanif Kassam, CEO of InterSat.
November 07, 2017 07:52 UTC
Several Liberians including the ruling Unity Party (UP), the complained Liberty Party, and other ordinary Liberians are seriously demanding the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Electoral body, Cllr. With this latest calls, Liberians are troubled of the process, noting that if this continue, Liberia may likely creep to interim government, a situation which will drag Liberia into constitutional crisis. The Liberty Party, whose candidate Charles Brumskine came in third place, had appealed to the court to halt the runoff vote until the claims of irregularities are investigated. Preparations for the Nov. 7 runoff had been halted until the court decision and are now on indefinite hold. He said that if the Liberty Party appeals the findings of the commission’s investigation, it must await the appeal process before the election can resume.
November 07, 2017 07:07 UTC
The LP asked for a writ of prohibition, restraining the National Elections Commission (NEC) from proceeding with the runoff election until their complaints were heard and decided by the electoral body. Justice Ja’neh is the Chamber Justice and his initial decision was also upheld and sustained by his colleagues. NEC relied on Article 83 of the 1986 Constitution, arguing that the article gives the electoral body 30 days to hear and decide any complaints of irregularities and frauds, after the announcement of the final votes of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections. This, the electoral body believed gave them the constitutional mandate to conduct the runoff, while conducting an investigation into the LP’s complaints. He also explained that the constitutional requirement NEC argued mandated in Article 83 (c), that only the two presidential tickets with the greatest number of valid votes on the first ballot should be designated to participate in the runoff election, when the vote cast on the first ballot was still subject of allegation of “gross irregularities and frauds before the NEC, which was without legal authority to have designated any two presidential tickets for the runoff election,” Korkpor maintained.
November 07, 2017 02:28 UTC
The NEC is expected to hear the case in line with the mandate of the Supreme Court, beginning today, Nov. 7. Brumskine added that his party does not feel comfortable about the NEC Commissioners presiding over the case because the commissioners have already rendered a judgment. We don’t independently trust the judgment from the NEC Commissioners concerning our complaint, once that they have pre-judged the case,” Cllr. He said the law gives him the right to ask the NEC commissioners presiding over the case to recuse themselves from hearing the case. Today’s opinion of the Supreme Court is not the end, it is only the beginning.
November 07, 2017 02:26 UTC
After the ruling, UP took an exception with the hearing officer and appealed to the BOC requesting for a re-look into its case. “The returns of the elections shall be declared by the Elections Commission not later than fifteen days after the casting of ballots. If the court sustains the election of a candidate, the Elections Commission shall act to effectuate the mandate of the Court.”Cllr. Musa Dean, head of the NEC’s legal team, said the hearing officer’s ruling was legal and should be held as provided. Meanwhile, hearing into the LP’s case is expected to kick off today at 1 p.m. at the Commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.
November 07, 2017 02:26 UTC
Says EPA, stresses that Sayewheh Town now safe for normal activitiesAfter several weeks of investigation into the recent chemical spills in Korkoya District in Bong County leading to 34 persons being injured and the contamination of creeks and other wetlands, the government says the situation has finally been put under control. An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release revealed that much has been done to restore the livelihood of the people of Sayewheh Town. The situation led to the temporary closure of all hand pumps and a ban on farming activities and mining. “There was no detectable free cyanide in samples collected from all six hand pumps, indicating no groundwater contamination while free cyanide concentration within the Sein Creek remains at zero,” the EPA said. Once the medical reports from JFK are received, the public will be informed,” the release said.
November 07, 2017 02:20 UTC
Tubman as the new Liberian President. After a number of short-lived presidencies, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President of Liberia in the 2005 election. We wish in this editorial to confine ourselves to only one of these questions—how will Ellen leave power? The ultimate question staring not only her but all Liberians and the world in the face is, how will Ellen leave power? Will it be before Ellen’s term comes to an end on January 20, 2018, when a newly elected President is to be inaugurated?
The president of the University of Liberia (UL) has outlined strategic plans aimed at improving operations and academic activities throughout the university system in a bid to bring it on par with top learning institutions across Africa and the world. “We will also begin the process of introducing hybrid and online courses at UL before the end of 2018,” said Weeks. And there needs to be more structured psycho-social and mind education programs for our students,” Dr. Weeks told the UL ALUMNI in the Americas. Additional medium-sized and big-ticket projects may require more time to raise funds, and will include putting in place a capital campaign,” Dr.
“Hospitals take responsibility to provide treatment for those affected by sexual and gender-based violence. They also undergo counseling,” Nimba County Gender Coordinator Yaah Belleh Suah, who is the focal point for the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), in the county, said. According to Madam Suah, between August and October 2017, 18 cases of sexual and gender-based violence were reported. “We have only 3 rape cases on the docket in a year; the court can free some of them, because of the delay to prosecute them. Madam Suah explained that tradition and family involvement is one of the impediments hampering the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.
Monrovia – Whether or not the runoff election would be held anytime soon remains the question. The Supreme Court has ordered the National Elections Commission (NEC) to refrain from conducting the runoff election between soccer legend George Weah and current Vice President Joseph Boakai. The Election Commission meant to have simultaneously heard the complaint and continue the runoff and that was non-prejudicial,” he said. For Brumskine, runoff is out of the question – he’s seeking a total rerun. And should they fail to do so, he will again seek redress at the Supreme Court.
November 07, 2017 01:41 UTC
The Carter Center’s election observation mission has been observing the proceedings before the National Election Commission and the Supreme Court. The Carter Center urges all political parties with pending disputes before the NEC or the Supreme Court to do their part to ensure efficiency in the process. Similarly, the Center urges the NEC and the Supreme Court to review all matters expeditiously. To avoid misinformation that calls into question the rule of law, The Carter Center urges all stakeholders to communicate clearly about the impact of these rulings and the fact that any decisions should be based on actual evidence presented to the tribunals. The mission remains in the country to observe the ongoing electoral dispute-resolution process and the run-off and will continue to report on its observations.
November 07, 2017 00:00 UTC
Monrovia - The Supreme Court of Liberia condemns, in the strongest terms, the attack on the home of Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh. This provision of law the Court has upheld to the letter; not only for Justices of the Supreme Court or Judges of subordinate courts throughout the Republic, but to the extent of the entire Judiciary Branch of Government, including judicial staff. This is to avail the Court to all persons or parties participating in these elections to include the National Elections Commission, (NEC). The Honorable Supreme Court therefore calls on all to guide and protect the rule of law and the fundamental rights of all living within the Republic of Liberia. The Court commends the leadership, men and women of the Liberia National Police for their swift response to the attack on the home of Madam Justice Yuoh and trusts that the lives and properties of all Liberians will be continuously protected.
November 06, 2017 23:37 UTC
Just day to the holding of the November 7 runoff election, the Supreme Court has ordered the cancellation of the process, pending an investigation into allegation of gross irregularities and frauds arising from the conduct of the October 10 presidential and legislative by the Liberty Party (LP). Reading the joint decision of the five-panel justices yesterday, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor said, “the alternative writ of prohibition ordered issued by Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, Justice in Chamber, is upheld and sustained, and the peremptory writ of prohibition requested by the LP is hereby granted.”As for the National Elections Commission (NEC), Justice Korkpor stated, “NEC is estopped and prohibited from conducting the runoff election, until the complaints filed by the LP are investigated by the NEC, and if need be the party appeal process to the Supreme Court is availed of and the matter is decided by the court.”Concluding, the chief justice emphasized by saying, “because of the critical nature of the complaints, subject of the petition proceedings, and its implication on the governance of the nation, the NEC is directed to give urgent attention to the expeditious hearing and determination.”Scenes from the Supreme Court ruling in the case of LP's request for Writ of Prohibition agains... 1 of 14
November 06, 2017 16:18 UTC
Monrovia - Buyers of Total petroleum products, who are subscribers of LoneStar Mobile Money promotion, have been provided the opportunity by their GSM service provider, to purchase without using direct cash. These customers will now be able to do their transactions through LoneStar Mobile Money program. This program allows drivers and users of mobile money to purchase petroleum and other products from Total station and it's minimart. Ms Massa Dennis, head of the LoneStar MTN Mobile Money service, at the launch of the service at one of the Total service stations in Congo Town, said LoneStar MTN shares the vision for leading the way in driving the cashless economic agenda in Liberia and fostering the government agenda of financial inclusion as evidenced by her employer being the first mobile operator to launch Mobile Money and Total Liberia Launch of the first Gas Tomb Card in Liberia. Lone Star MTN Total mobile money launches ceremony which was made possible by the shared vision of Total and their unwavering commitment to the realization of this vision.
November 06, 2017 04:41 UTC