The rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, police in the US state of Missouri have said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” a statement said on Facebook. “The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”Berry’s first hit single, Maybellene, charted in 1955, and is described as one of the first rock and roll songs. Other songs included Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Rock and Roll Music. Read more of this storySource: News Now/ Sky News Online(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
In the small but jammed packed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf City Hall in Saclepea City, the political leader of the party, Cllr. “At this point in time, it’s my pleasing duty to announce to you that Nimba County has been selected to produce the next Vice President of the Republic of Liberia. It is therefore my honor to inform Liberia that the honorable Harrison Karnwea as my running mate,” Brumskine added. Brumkine said there can be no better vice president than Karnwea. Another Nimbian, Narlea Karkpo, said she was glad that the next vice president would come from Nimba in Karnwea.
Weah formerly of the Congress for Democratic change, ran in the country past two successive elections, but came up short. While expressing some degree of respect for the rest of the presidential playing field, Senator Weah sounded hopeful although leaving the door open for a possible second round mending of fences. Nevertheless, Senator Weah says he has made in roads. Said Senator Weah: “In our work, if you cannot proffer a bill, you can co-sponsor. “Whether or not the Code of Conduct is discriminatory, I cannot be the one saying that.
GBARNGA, (LINA) - The Bong County Police Detachment says three suspected criminals have been killed in the county as a result of mob violence in less than one month. He said the LNP was shocked to have heard of his death when Tokpah was expected to be facing justice. Flomo said “not a single” person had been arrested in connection with the deaths of the three men. Cole and Juakollie said it was unfortunate for people to be killed for alleged criminal acts without being tried in court. Liberia’s penal code classifies mob violence as a crime punishable under the law, but in most instances perpetrators go with impunity because the State fails to prosecute perpetrators.
Ahead of a planned convention in Saclepea today, Liberty Party standard bearer Charles Walker Brumskine has announced that former FDA managing director Harrison Karnwea will be his running mate in the October 2017 polls. Brumskine made the announcement at the ground breaking of the Bahn-Buutuo road, which had cutoff for several years. The road will be repaired by Liberty Party. The LP convention later today will formally announce the party’s officials and legislative aspirants.
In 2013 Japan and Liberia signed a US$50 million grant for the construction of two lanes of Somalia Drive. The dilapidated Somalia Drive has over the years made traveling difficult for people in Paynesville, Barnersville, Gardinersville, New Georgia and other places in north-eastern Monrovia. “The Somalia Drive is one of the biggest links to the city in terms of having access to the port. “Heavy trucks and other businesspeople conducting businesses from Freeport into the city center would enjoy the convenience of smooth movement on the road,” Ambassador Yoshimura said. In addition to the road project in Liberia, Japan contributed approximately US$25 million in September 2016 to rehabilitate the Monrovia Power System.
According to the World Health Organization 2016 fact sheets on road traffic accident, about 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes (WHO, 2016). Being a young Liberian, I am concerned about the wave of deaths caused by road accidents over the years. According to the Liberia National Police annual statistics for 2016, it shows 1,557 road accidents compared to the 1,149 in 2015 (Frontpage Africa Online, February 2017). This ranges from public awareness, driver’s education, enforcement of traffic laws with appropriate penalties, installation of traffic and road safety equipment and appropriate marking of our streets and highways. Therefore, it is paramount that the LNP conducts periodic training sessions and or workshops on road safety education to drivers and pedestrians alike.
The defense team had argued that email exchanges and spreadsheets between Sherman and Sherman Incorporated and Sable Mining were hacked by the prosecution to create evidence against their clients, which they claimed was illegal. They also alleged that the process used to obtain the emails and spreadsheets was in violation of the rights of privacy and against illegal search and seizure. “Why [did they] not allow Niekerk to come to Liberia to testify, if they were interested in using his statements as evidence?” he asked. “Niekerk said he voluntarily turned over those documents to Sullivan to form cogent part of our resistance,” the prosecution said. The documents alleged Sherman exchanged emails with the other co-defendants, including Sable Mining, to change the law and subsequently award the Wologizi Mountain to Sable Mining.
At least 57 kids, described as Ebola survivors, last Wednesday commended a local non-profit organization, Liberian Women and Children Welfare Teenage Mothers Program (LICWETNAPP), for being provided with educational support. The program was held in Caldwell, outside Monrovia, with each kid receiving a package of school materials, including pens, notebooks, toys, and others. “Respect and honor your parents and always try to be good children,” she said. The kids performed an Ebola Drama depicting when victims were identified and authorities notified for their pick-up to designated centers where doctors, in white gloves, attended to them, to the excitement of the audience. The program climaxed with the delivery of three footballs for soccer and kickball members of the group.
The 70 year old lost the election after Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes. According to the results, the LFA President defeated Amadou Diakité of Mali 26 to 22 votes. Despite his disqualification to contest for the FIFA presidency, the LFA boss did not give up in his quest to represent Liberia at the international or continental level. Even though he receives criticisms regarding the way in which football is being run under his administration, several critics of his have welcomed his new ascendency as an Executive Member of CAF. In an interview with the BBC after the election, Mr. Bility said, “Africa has made an emphatic decision that we are ready for change.”Having ascended such a position, it is now the hope of many in Liberia that Mr. Bility will represent country’s best interest in CAF.
Sulunteh resigned from the governing Unity Party on February 15 following the footsteps of Mr. Karnwea, who also joined the LP. “The leadership and dedication of Cummings to Liberians over the years has inspired me to join the ANC,” Sulunteh said, adding that structural cohesion at the ANC has impressed him as well. A teeming crowd of Sulunteh supporters under the banner, “Friends of Jeremiah Sulunteh,” also joined the ANC according to Othello Frank, head of Friends group. He told ANC partisans that winning the elections is not only about making statements, but by actions from the party. Meanwhile, ANC party chairman Orishall Gould welcomed Sulunteh to the party and said the ANC does not have all the answers, but through dialogue the party can do more.
Posted by Odinaka – tori.ngA Divisional Police Officer (DPO) who was in charge of the C Division of the Nigeria Police in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, and was kidnapped last weeks, has been found murdered in a bush. The decomposed body of a kidnapped Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Delta State, Valentine Mbalu, has been found in a bush in Umunede, a town near Agbor. Mbalu, who was in charge of the C Division of the Nigeria Police in Asaba, the capital of Delta State, was last week kidnapped by gunmen. He was traveling from Agbor to his station in Asaba when armed kidnappers blocked his vehicle, disarmed him and whisked him away to an unknown destination. Read more of this reportSource: Tori.ng(Visited 34 times, 11 visits today)Commentscomments
Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) one of the main presidential contenders being restrained by the Code of Conduct, is reportedly contemplating going to the ECOWAS Court in Abuja to seek redress. A stalwart of his Party (MOVEE) who declaimed to be named for fear of political backlash, told a local daily that the political leader of the Party and other officials are expected to depart for Nigeria this to institute a lawsuit against the Liberian government. “The intent is to reverse or overturn the Supreme Court of Liberia decision and enable our standard bearer to take part in the October 10 polls,” the official said. The insider said the “High Court’s backing of the Code of Conduct was politically motivated and intended to witch hunt” a potential presidential winner of the ensuing election and the opposition blocs in general. “If Abuja (ECOWAS Court) fails us then we could head to Washington where Jones has lots of contacts that will make Monrovia to change gear because we do not want the repeat of another round of violence here,” the source noted.
According to report, Sierra Leone Interpol agents arrived in Liberia Monday, March 13, 2017 seeking the cooperation of their Liberian counterparts in a syndicate that would have seen the sale of two kids for US$15,000.00 each. The two suspects, according to our sources, carved out their deal when they met in prison serving sentences for various offences in Sierra Leone’s eastern provincial city of Kenema, a Sierra Leone journalist who traveled with a cracked team investigating the matter, told the Guardian newspaper. They reported arrived in the Country with the children recently and bebegan negotiating their sale in Tubmanburg, Bomi County in western Liberia. According to the report, a Sirra Leone who got wind of the deal alerted a local radio station in Keenemas, Sahr William Yongai. After verifying the facts in Kenema, Mr. Yongai went ahead to air the report, he said.
Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday evening, March 14, 2017 visited the home of the late veteran educator, outstanding and outspoken peace advocate, Mary Brownell to console the family and relatives for the death of their mother and grandmother. Madam Mary Brownell died at 88 on Monday, March 14, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia following a period of illness. President Sirleaf upon arrival was received by family members of the late Mary Brownell including her children, Dr. H. Boimah Fahnbulleh, Jr. National Security Advisor to the President of Liberia and Miatta Fahnbulleh, Liberia’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal and Child Health, among others. She is founder and former National Chairperson of the Liberian Women's Initiative (LWI); former president, Women Development Association of Liberia (WODAL), among several other organizations. At the home, Dr. Henry Bioma Fahnbulleh, one of the sons of the late Brownell thanked President Sirleaf for the visit and the sympathy expressed for the death of their mother.