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Like FIFA’s Sepp Blater: LFA’s Musa Bility must be investigated

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Public corruption is a huge problem in Liberia, even in Liberian football. The Liberian Football Association (LFA), which is a part of the Liberian political, cultural and social landscape, is no exception regarding the issue of rampant corruption that enveloped the entire country over the years. Liberians (God, bless their forgiving, loving and tolerant hearts), in the midst of enormous suffering are aware of corruption and the gross inequality they’ve encountered and experienced in their own country. Liberians are also aware of the endless stories of corruption…

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News 

President Nominee For Sinoe Sup. Put On Hold Amidst Corruption Charges

By. P.Oxford Brown MONROVIA—The Senate Committee on Internal Affairs has placed a hold on the confirmation hearing of Sinoe County Superintendent-designate, nominated by President Sirleaf due to corruption charges being levied against by the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). The decision was taken last week following concerns raised by Rivercess County Senator Dallas Gueh about Quiah’s alleged misapplication of over US$800,000 from the Sinoe County Social Development Funds.The fund in Liberia has sen widespread abuse from county officials and legislators. Gueh pointed out that the “nominee, as alleged, lacks public trust…

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Op-ed 

Sherman Wants Teeth for LACC

Mr. Editor, Counselor Harry Varney Gboto Nambi Back Scratcher Sherman claims that the Act to establish the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has “NO teeth”, but should we uncritically accept Counselor Sherman’s assertion (claim) that the LACC “has no teeth”?  Please….(Re “Sherman Wants Teeth for LACC”, Liberian Observer Online) Assuming that the Harvard Law School graduate (Varney Sherman) has done his homework and read the Act, let’s look at the it (Act), shall we? Section 11.1 of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Act states that “The prosecution of cases of corruption shall be…

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Politician Calls On President Sirleaf To Fight Corruption

  Timothy T. Seaklon Veteran Liberian politician, Oscar J. Quiah, has called on President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to take the lead in the fight against corruption. He said such an exercise will go a long way in preserving the legacy of the Liberian leader who has been acclaimed as the first elected female President of Africa and the only Liberian leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Quiah said while it is the right of all Liberians to fight corruption everywhere in the society, the Liberian leader must take the…

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Society Arts & Leisure 

Liberian Graft House Berates LPRC Williams

The attention of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) has been drawn to a press release issued by the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) insinuating that the LACC has asserted that the LPRC Managing Director, Mr. T. Nelson Williams is among public officials who have deliberately refused to cooperate with the Commission on grounds that he has not declared his income, assets and liabilities. The LPRC press release is a complete misrepresentation of the facts. The LACC at no time indicated that Mr. Williams deliberately refused to cooperate…

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Op-ed 

Will the Loyal Opposition (CDC) Take a Stand on Stealing?

      Mr. Editor: Are we being played for fools by Rep. Forh? (Re “Rep. Forh Reacts to Recording Scandal”) According to the above mentioned article, Rep. Forh says he was just “joking” when he said that “The money (US$400, 00) in questioned must be divided among us; you eat some, I eat some, the minister eat some”! Look, if you didn’t know Forh was an old crook, you’d probably give him the benefit of the doubt and naively call his request to STEAL other people’s money a “joke”! But…

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Politics 

Grace Kpaan Vs. The House: Basic Tenets of Due Process Ignored

      By: Darius Dillon “Due Process of Law” is the “law that hears before it renders judgment”. There are certain basic requirements that constitute “due process”. There must be a complainant and a defendant, and the defendant must be acquainted with whatever complaint/charge against him or her. The defendant must be told his or her rights to remain silent and accorded the right to a legal representation of choice. The defendant must also be accorded the right to produce evidence/witnesses to testify in his/her defense, amongst others. Absent…

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Op-ed 

Drama: Ellen Crookrum on TV and the political twist of Mayor Broh, Supt. Kpaan and Rep. Edwin Forh!

      Mr. Editor: Ellen Crookrum on Crook-TV! Look what I found in my brain!: A “secret” recording of Representative Froh and former Managing Director (MD), Ellen Crookrum on Crook-TV!  Recording begins Me, announcing:  Joining us today in our studio is Representative Edward Forh, a felon from Fiama, Montserrado County!  Representative Forh have been in the news lately for instructing the Montserrado Superintendent (Grace Kpaan) to steal the County Development Fund and put it into his personal account! Me: Rep. Forh, welcome to the Crook-TV!.. How are you doing,…

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