Editor's Desk 

Nigeria big winner at Africa MTV awards in Johannesburg

Johannesburg – South Africa suffered a marginal loss to Nigeria at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) in Durban’s ICC on Saturday night. Unlike last year,where both countries were tied at five awards each, this year Nigeria took home eight awards and South Africa remained at last year’s five. Top South African contender Cassper Nyovest, who had scooped an incredible three nominations, including Best Newcomer, walked away with one award. He won the all-important Best Hip Hop album title, which was a stamp of approval from Africa for his…

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“FIFA Legacy of Corruption Under Blatter and Bility Pledge to End it”

The Editor, Does Musa Bility have the credibility to become FIFA’s president and clean up its corruption? The answer is a big fat NO! (Re “FIFA Legacy of Corruption Under Blatter and Bility Pledge to End it”) Look, FIFA is starving for a leader with good moral character, so how can you expect a ‘back-scratcher’ like Bility, to clean up its corruption, when much of Bility’s past is sketchy? 1) Does a man (Bility) who accepted bribe money for his vote to grant the World Cup to Qatar sounds someone…

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Politics 

Liberia Probate Court Judge Vinton Holder: J. H. T. Stewart

The editor, Am facing, Probate Court Judge Vinton Holder on Monday to answer charges of fraud. To make a long story short, I filed before the Civil Law Court an Action of Ejectment against Samir Abdul Wahab and Samir Kashouh. Legal issues disposed of, with the Judge quashing Wahab and Kashouh’s Motion to Dismiss, and ruling the case to trial. They were represented by the Pierre, Tweh and Associates Law firm. In a strange twist and while the matter is still pending before the Civil Law Court, defendants Samir Wahab…

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Charges Against Oil Company ‘BRIBERY’ Indictees Dropped

The Editor, Doesn’t the Justice Ministry’s gross incompetence warrants its elimination? We all know that 99.9999 percent of Liberian officials are nothing but scoundrels! Stealing, it seems is a natural gift for govt officials The Ministry can’t even prosecute the few of those that are caught by the General Auditing Commission (GAC), Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), and the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC), because the capacity to do so has not been created by the current enabling environment under the Up-led govt. So how can you justified the continued existence…

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Kagame’s third term: Better the devil we know?

W O R L D: africa In Rwanda, enigmatic President Paul Kagame is carefully laying the groundwork for a third term in office. Now that lawmakers have voted to change the constitution in his favour, only a national referendum stands in his way – and if we know one thing about Kagame, it’s that he doesn’t lose popular votes. SIMON ALLISON looks at what this means for Rwanda, and why it’s more complicated than it looks. Paul Kagame is playing it coy. The Rwandan president will neither confirm nor deny…

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Politics 

Dissecting The Politics Of Edward Wilmot Blyden

By Edward Carter Making remarks at the program marking his 70th natal day, the Orwellian political scientist, the unrelenting Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer made a rather interesting disclosure: He stressed that he will avail himself in part to establish a “chair of public affairs” at the University of Liberia in honor of the late so-called Pan African Nationalist, Edward Wilmot Blyden. Dr. Sawyer’s disclosure has provided an opportunity to take a second look at Mr. Blyden from the prism of his so-called African nationalist inclinations for which he is to…

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Sports 

George Weah to Spain to meet Inaki Williams of Alethico

Inaki Williams Pic: www.proventalents.com MONROVIA- Inaki Williams is a rising star in the Spanish La Liga who scored a consolation goal against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the King’s Cup recently. New Lone Stars head coach James Salinsa Debbah has named Inaki in his provisional squad to face Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo. Despite Williams’ selection it is becoming increasingly clear that Inaki is unlikely to honor the invitation to play for the homeland of his mother dealing a blow to Africa’s oldest republic, which produced the only footballer to win both the…

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Decent Work Bill Sails the Senate

The Editor, Youth unemployment is a major threat to the peace and stability of our country, but yet those Assemblymen in the Senate are busy passing a legislation that would kill jobs for our young people. (Re “Decent Work Bill Sails at the Senate”) This so called Decent Work Bill, which sets the minimum wage at US$3.50 a day for domestic workers and US$5.50 for other skilled workers, is nothing but a job killer! By the way, I’d like to know how our senators arrived at those numbers (US$3.50 and…

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Monrovia NEW VISION Newspaper Business Manager Dismissed for Corrupt Practices

PRESS RELEASE Monrovia—The Management of the NEW VISION Newspaper has instituted major and stringent changes and reforms at the institution to enhance accountability, productivity and efficiency and moreover credibility in line with its objectives to serve prudently the larger Liberian society. In a release issued in Monrovia, the Management of the NEW VISION Newspaper has reiterated that as a part of a segment of the society and a strong critic of corruption and other ills of society, it wouldn’t conduct any of its staff member(s) to engage in any unscrupulous…

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Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars fail to advance in competition

Liberian Listener Sports Guinea qualified to the next round of the 2016, of the Chan on a 4-2 home and away tallied. The match was played at Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. A week ago, Liberia lost three-one to Guinea in Bamako, Mali – in continuation of the Chan, which ended Liberia’s luck with the two game series now over. This was Liberia’s first home game since fifa okayed the country to host football matches as the country was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization. Liberia score in…

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