Nigeria Seek To Improve Journalists Lots

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for comprehensive insurance cover for journalists in the country. He also said that it has become imperative for the salaries of media professionals to be enhanced in order to boost their morale and increase their productivity. Saraki made these remarks on Friday, July 24, 2015 during the opening session of the fifth Triennial National Delegates’ Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abuja. Saraki, who was represented at the event by the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, said that recent…

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Sports 

Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh: Scoring Against Liverpool Lifted My Spirits

PKNS striker Patrick Ronaldinho Wleh was happy that he managed to score and help the Malaysia XI to secure an impressive 1-1 draw against English Premier League side Liverpool. Despite being the last player being called up by head coach Dollah Salleh, Ronaldinho said the feeling after he scored against Liverpool, as well as going up against players such as Martin Skrtel, was a dream come true for the striker. Quoting from Utusan, Ronaldinho said “I was very satisfied with my performance against Liverpool because I scored a goal and…

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Tributes 

Muslim Cleric Sheikh Kafumba Konneh: 1944-2015

Hawa Wesseh hwesseh@yahoo.com The late Sheikh Kafumba who pass away recently in Monrovia and for decades, the face of Liberian Muslims was born on February 4, 1944 in Seclepea, Nimba County. He was predeceased by Mr. Fombo Konneh and Mrs. Madoye Kromah, his parents. Reports say he will primarily be remembered as an Islamic cleric who was an eminent Liberian religious leader and also for his dedication to peace and his association with the inter faith religious council, which compromised different inter denominational groups that work tirelessly for peace during…

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News 

Matilda Parker Return To Liberia Post 1.2million Court Bond

Barely a day after serving a writ of arrest and the indictment on the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority and her Comptroller in a US$837, 950 theft of property, economic sabotage and criminal conspiracy case, both suspects secretly posted their criminal appearance bond with the court. The two defendants were taken to Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice late Tuesday afternoon, along with legal counsels, where they filed a US$1.2 million to secure their temporary release. Family Dollar Universal Insurance Services (FDUIS), which served as…

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Artists & Reviews 

Liberia at 168: Ellen Johnson has not helped the narratives

A COUNTRY FOUNDED by freed American slaves, who controlled the nation’s existence were instrumental in laying the basis for what is today the Republic of Liberia. Out of that troubled past, with no system, haphazard institutional setup, patronage, all borrowed from the unsettled life that was slavery in the Antebellum Southern United States, conspired to form a country that 168 years later; is the fourth poorest country on the planet. TODAY, A NATION founded on the cusp of the American Civil War and one which played a major role in…

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July 26 Is Liberia’s 168th National Day

MONROVIA, July 21 (LINA) -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Sunday, July 26, as Independence Day to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday. The Proclamation added that since the Day falls on Sunday, it will be commemorated on Monday, July 27. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs release, the official festive celebration will take place under the Theme: “Celebrating Our Community As a Strong Foundation For Accelerated Development” The Presidential Proclamation urges all citizens and foreign residents within the borders of Liberia to observe…

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“Ellen Dishes Out US$16,780 to 750 Graduates”

The Editor, I mean no disrespect to the President, but whose money is she dishing out like that? Is it her own money or da other people’s money? Re: “Ellen Dishes Out US$16,780 to 750 Graduates.” The great economist, Milton Friedman, taught us that there are four ways to spend money: 1) spending your own money on yourself, 2) spending your own money on somebody else, 3) spending other people’s money on yourself (hint: Nocal executives!) and 4) spending other people’s money on somebody else! (hint: CBL’s micro-finance program) Look,…

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Sports 

Patrick Ronaldiho Wleh Put Liverpool on Notice In Friendly

Patrick ‘Ronaldinho’ Wleh tested Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan with a grounder in the seventh minute before making his second chance count six minutes later. The Liberia international latched on a short pass from Chad Souza inside Liverpool’s box before muscling past a defender and picking his spot to beat keeper Bogdan for the unexpected lead. However, Jordon Ibe cut in from the right and equalised for Liverpool with a stunning strike to beat Malaysia XI goalkeeper Khairul Azhan Khalid in the 28th minute. Khairul Azhan denied the visitors by blocking…

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News 

Liberia 2017 Elections: Taylor’s Aide Benoni Urey Makes Push For Nimba

Hawa Wesseh M O N R O V I A, July 22—Former Charles Taylor’s aide, ex-Maritime Commissioner, Benoni Urey, reports say is betting on the legacy of his former boss, as he makes a push for the Liberian presidency, which is two years away. According to observers, views popular amongst the now incarcerated former president [who is in an English jail for war crimes against humanity] and his supporters, is that Taylor’s popularity has not wane in Liberia, and he could possibly win re-elections “if elections were held today,” [if…

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Society Arts & Leisure 

African Centre Edmonton Celebrates Eid With Muslims

Press Release African Centre, Edmonton, AB EDMONTON, ALBERTA (July 19, 2015) — The African Centre in Edmonton Alberta, joined Africans from the continent residing in the city, to celebrate the annual Muslim festivity EID, which saw performances, speeches, traditional meals and gifts on the day. Local Muslims leaders attending the program preached a message of peace and justice, which was also the Centre’s central missive, as it rallied African Muslims in the city for the second year running. Eid is a happy time for Muslims, in the Islamic religion, at…

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