The decision gave African opposition politicians, who have long sought justice through the courts relief but failed against ruling parties that allegedly rig or steal elections, renewed optimism. Crying Foul: Fraud, irregularity and illegalityThe complaints of the parties in Kenya and Liberia were based on the same fundamental principles: irregularity, illegality, and electoral fraud. The ruling of the Supreme Court of Liberia, like that of Kenya, was equally stunning but in a different way. Fraud, Irregularity and Illegality: How much is too much? The ruling by the Liberian Supreme Court, in particular, has given more salience to the latter question.
January 17, 2018 02:15 UTC
LISCR FC duo Trokon Myers and Christopher Jackson have departed the country to Cameroon and Belarus respectively for club tryouts. According to the club, striker Myers will go through his tryout with five-time Cameroonian champions Union Douala who finished in 12th position in the 2017 Elite One league. For striker Christopher Jackson, he will undergo his tryout with Belarusian club FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk. Nicknamed “The Miners” and winners of the Belarusian league in 2005, completed the 2017 league season in the 3rd position on the 16 team league table. Jackson, a former Keitrace FC striker struggled, to put on his scoring boots during the first half of the 2016/2017 league season after scoring four goals out of 11 appearances.
January 17, 2018 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – President Sirleaf has admitted Untied States Ambassador to Liberia, Her Excellency, Christine Elder, into the Star of Africa, with a Grade of Knighthood, for her invaluable services in improving already existing bilateral relations between Liberia and the United States of America. Elder and for tirelessly working for the good of the two countries which brought boost to the developmental agenda of the Liberian nation. “Madam Ambassador, you have worked tirelessly to promote Liberia’s development; especially from your work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which helped us to boost our electricity expansion process,” President Sirleaf said. The Liberian leader noted that these fine attributes of the Ambassador Elder represent commendable booster for the forward march of the Liberian nation. Receiving the honor, the United States Envoy noted that she was humbly receiving the honor from President Sirleaf and the Liberian people with deepest respect and admiration.
January 17, 2018 02:03 UTC
Frances Johnson-Allison, seemed to have suggested one more reason for the failure when she pointed at ‘friendship’ as one of the challenges in the corruption fight. Though President Sirleaf admitted failure in the corruption fight, her administration succeeded essentially in laying the foundation not to fight corruption with lethal weapons again, but to do so through integrity institutions and instruments. How is he going to fight corruption and improve the economy for instance? I submit to you that government has all the machineries and instruments at its disposal to regulate the population and fight corruption. Until those structural imbalances or political corruption are addressed in the governance process, there will be no victory over corruption.
January 17, 2018 01:52 UTC
In the aftermath of heated elections that intensified acrimonies and produced astonishing results that are evidently disappointing for many, the old debate about dividing Nimba County that once vanished has resurfaced. We are close to reaching two decades since the last split to create a new county took place (Gbarpolu from Lofa County). Instead, those regions remain at the very bottom of national development index (See Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services’ 2014 Household Income and Expenditure Survey Report). Current CDF allocations are ridiculously trivial considering the enormous prevailing national development needs. We have done this with a ONE Nimba and there are no salient justifications or predictors that division will guarantee betterment.
January 17, 2018 01:52 UTC
The Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation (LNHF) has concluded the vaccination of the graduating students of the A.M. Dogliotti Medical College of the University of Liberia (UL). Epidemiologist Kazouh stated that her Foundation targeted the medical students because, “They are directly on the frontlines. Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation Inoculates Med Students 1 of 4The LNHF has arranged with the Syriana Medical Clinic to reduce the price of a dose from US$20 to US$10 per vaccine. “Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation doesn’t have a donor. So, I am pleading with goodwill people to please come and help the Liberia National Hepatitis Foundation help save lives in Liberia,” she pleaded.
January 17, 2018 01:30 UTC
ABUJA, NIGERIA, 14 JANUARY 2018 — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) signed a memorandum of understanding today to empower 200 entrepreneurs from Nigeria’s North East and Niger Delta regions. Their partnership aims to holistically address, through innovative interventions, the economic plight of communities affected by armed conflict or violence. “We have been looking for a reliable partner in Africa, where over 40% of our work is, to help us develop a sustainable programme that would help people affected by conflict or violence create income-generating activities. Out of this number, 1,593 entrepreneurs – over 50% – are Nigerian citizens,” said TEF Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON. Source: Bolanle Omisore, TEF, tel: +234 814 590 0809or visit our website: www.tonyelumelufoundation.org(Visited 23 times, 23 visits today)Commentscomments
January 16, 2018 08:13 UTC
Members of the 54th National legislature yesterday, January 15, 2018 elected their respective leadership to steer the affairs of both Houses with Grand Kru County Senator, Albert Chie as Senate Pro-Temporal and Representative Bhofal Chambers of Mary County as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Also elected was Bong County Representative, Prince Moye as Deputy Spaeker. Rep. Moye served as Chairman of the House Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning in the 53rd Legislature. Others elected to the leadership of the House of Representatives include, Mildred Sayon, Chief clerk, Deputy Chief Clerk Sayurh Geplay and General Martin Johnson as Sergeant-at-Arms. Article 49 states: “The House of Representatives shall elect once every six years a Speaker who shall be the presiding Officer of that body, a Deputy Speaker, and such other officers as shall ensure the proper functioning of the House.”Chambers takes over from Atty.
January 16, 2018 07:52 UTC
Margibi County – OXFAM-Liberia has broken ground for the commencement of the construction of a modern water station facility for residents of Unification City in Mboo Statutory District, Lower Margibi County. Representatives of OXFAM along with residents and authorities of Unification City over the weekend performed the launch of the project. Mr. Awuor disclosed that the 64.4 meters depth (224feet) borehole already drilled will have enough and sufficient water in the reservoir of the water station facility. For her part, the Unification City Mayor, Madam Esther G. Kaiwu expressed gratitude to OXFAM-Liberia for considering extending its ongoing provision of water to that part of the city. The Unification City Mayor said that the construction of the modern water station facility will help prevent people from consuming contaminated water, thus aiding to reduce incidents of diarrhea and other water-borne related sicknesses.
January 16, 2018 04:07 UTC
And students of the university say vacation classes could help them speed up with their study and limit the long stay at the institution. Varlington Karpennon, a senior student of Economics, says UL needs to drive in the path of other private universities by including vacation classes. He said the lack of vacation classes has contributed to prolonged stay of students at the institution. “Other universities are offering vacation classes; I don’t know why the state run university is not doing that. But it seems that the University of Liberia is yet to reintroduce vacation classes.
January 16, 2018 03:56 UTC
In District # 7, defeated representative candidate Evans Koah, a former representative of former Nimba District #5 turns District #7 in the 52nd Legislature, is challenging the District #7 election result that declared UP candidate Roger Domah as winner. The ruling from the Supreme Court will now determine who represents the district in the 54th Legislature for the next six years. Meanwhile, in Nimba County District #4, incumbent lawmaker Garrison Yealue is also challenging the result of the election that has favored candidate Grupee Kargon. Yealue has alleged that initial result put him ahead but the election magistrate in the county changed the result in favor of Kargon. Yealue, who has lost his case with both the NEC hearing officer and the Board of Commissioners, has taken an appeal to the Supreme Court.
January 16, 2018 03:56 UTC
Monrovia – The former lawmaker of Montserrado County, District 12, Richmond Anderson, says Liberians should “give chance” for the country’s economy to be strengthened before raising expectations. The former representative comments come amid growing expectations for jobs by many young Liberians as President-elect George Weah prepares to be inducted as President. They need to manage their expectations, if they indeed love our President.”Anderson said strengthening a country that has its economy in shambles is important and would help address the high expectation for jobs of its citizens. Dating from this record, Anderson believes, it would be important that those with high expectations of getting jobs from the elected leadership give the Weah government a time to settle down. He wants Liberians see Weah’s determination for the Liberian presidency, despite hailing from a slum community, as a lesson of success rather than constantly criticizing his administration.
January 16, 2018 03:45 UTC
Pleebo, Maryland County – A cross section of people in Maryland County took to the streets in Pleebo and Harper Cities on Monday to celebrate the election of Representative Bhofal Chambers as Speaker of the 54th Legislature. Chambers was elected by his colleagues on white ballot on Monday, January 16 during the leadership election of the house. Chambers has made history for being the first person or lawmaker from Pleebo to be elected as Speaker of the legislature, his constituents said. Many people in the county say Chambers’ ascendency gives Marylanders hope that the county can also produce a Vice President or President like William V.S. Nathaniel Toe, Maryland County Assistant Superintendent for Developments, said Speaker Chambers could now deliver the county since the regime of late President Tubman ended decades ago.
January 16, 2018 03:33 UTC
Monrovia - Former Montserrado County District #3 Representative Dr. Kettehkumeh Murray has called on the new Speaker of the 54th House of Representative, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, to create an amicable working relationship between the three branches of government. Dr. Murray said there has not been a cordial working relationship between the Executive and the legislature for many years. "We expect a leadership different from the former House’s leadership - Dr. Chambers and his team, Liberia needs to be strong and deliver the good for the Liberian people," Murray said. In an interview with FrontPageAfrica via mobile phone Monday, January 15, 2018, Dr. Murray said the new Speaker would be a good leader of the House if he (Dr.
January 16, 2018 03:11 UTC
That will happen after President-elect George Manneh Weah is sworn in as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia. But as President Sirleaf prepares to step down from politics and hands out the mantle, Liberians would continue to weigh in on her 12-year leadership. FrontPage Africa has been gathering views from a cross section of citizens in Paynesville City on what they would remember the outgoing President Sirleaf for. She also served as inspiration for many women and girls in Liberia, Africa and other parts of the world.”Lloyd Karlay, Forex Trader“I really admired our outgoing President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for promoting freedom of speech. For example, when the education system was bad, the President was bold to describe it as a ‘mess’.
January 16, 2018 03:00 UTC