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Opposition Leader Freeman charges dropped

Liberian businessman-cum politician Simeon Freeman, who went into hiding in February after the Liberia National Police invited him to provide clarity on his assertion that the Government of Liberia had listed several politicians for elimination, has been declared a free man. “By the decision of the Government of the Republic of Liberia, consistent with its policy of reconciliation and national healing, the police have been instructed by the Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice/Attorney General Republic of Liberia, to drop all perceived claims and charges against Mr. Freeman, and declare…

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Liberia: a provocative and damning account of corruption

By Nathaniel Barnes REACTION OF AMBASSADOR M. NATHANIEL BARNES TO THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT OF GLOBAL WITNESS Global Witness, an internationally renowned and reputable “Watchdog” organization recently released a comprehensive investigative report entitled “The Deceivers” which can, at best, be described as a provocative and damning account of corruption within the rank and file of our government. The findings and allegations of this investigative report have pushed my trust of the Unity Party-led government to an unprecedented low. I am appalled by our President’s response to this turn of events. Setting…

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Liberia WAEC Exams rescheduled

By Precious Gaye With the climaxing of the trial exams yesterday in most schools, Administrators have extolled the shift in dates of the WAEC exams. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams has been rescheduled close to two weeks later than the previous date set, something that most school principals welcomed and expressed their views in a chat with the INQUIRER yesterday. The Head of Administration at the Bishop L.J. Barnes Mission School located in New Kru Town, John Chea, described the decision as timely and necessary although pupils in…

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Anthony Laffor rescue Liberia Lone Stars

Staff Report South African based Sundowns goal puncher Anthony Laffor 65th minute goal was all Liberia needed to dismiss Djibouti at home, as the red, white and blue outfit claimed all three points in the ongoing Afcons qualifier on match day, the 24th of March. The former Lone Stars’ captain arrived early Thursday morning, barely 10hrs before hostilities began and still managed to produce the magic. The Stars were unimpressive during the first half, but found a spark with the introduction of Kpah Sherman and midfielder Dulee Johnson during the…

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Urey: public outcries and legitimate fears over suspicious deaths

Monrovia – Businessman and a contender for the 2017 presidential elections in Liberia, Mr. Benoni Urey says a wave of recent events in the country including the recent arrest of Vandalark Patricks, the mysterious deaths of Mr. Harry A. Greaves, Michael Allison and Dan Orogun are contributing to existing tense atmosphere in the country. Addressing a news conference in Monrovia Friday, Mr. Urey averred that there have been sustained public outcries and legitimate fears over the suspicious deaths and the Government of Liberia is being blamed by certain segments of…

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Liberia: Let the government go beyond pathologist reports

By Emmanuel Savice The Liberian government must go beyond pathologist report and find the killer of former managing Director of Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC) boss, Harry Greaves, who died last week in Monrovia under suspicious circumstances. According to the Monrovia based Daily Observer Newspaper, the outcome of an autopsy performed on the remains of the deceased yesterday, shows that the late LPRC boss died as a result of drowning. The Liberian populace must demand from the government a professional investigation that will lead the Sirleaf government to the killer…

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Nigeria vows to jail corrupt judges, seize stolen assets

Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, said in Lagos on Tuesday that judges found to have corruptly enriched themselves would be prosecuted, jailed and would lose to the state any asset they acquired with such stolen funds. Mr. Malami, who was the special guest at the launch of a report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) titled, “Go home and sin no more: Corrupt judges escaping from justice in Nigeria”, said judges should be beyond reproach. “Considering the pivotal role that they play in the…

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ELEVEN DIE IN IVORY COAST ATTACK ON MILITARY

ABIDJAN [REUTERS]—Eleven people, including at least one soldier, were killed on Wednesday during an attack by unidentified gunmen in a village in Ivory Coast near the border with Liberia, state radio said. Witnesses had earlier put the death toll at three. The West African nation has been attacked by unidentified armed men from Liberia on at least three previous occasions in the past two years, including one assault in January in which two soldiers were killed. “It started at 4 a.m. (0400) in the morning,” said Juliette Abai who lives…

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Liberian Senate Wants Forensic Audit For Collapsed Nocal

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberia’s Senate ordered Wednesday a “forensic” audit of the bankrupt state oil company and vowed to punish anyone found to have negligently handled its finances. The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) laid off its entire staff — including the board — in August as falling oil prices hitting the sector hard. NOCAL said it could no longer afford the “administrative and operational bills” for managers and low-level workers alike, and would later rehire for a downsized operation. Some 200 people lost their jobs, a source at…

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George Weah called as Liberia Lone Stars Meets Tunisia in Monrovia

Listener Staff Report George Weah, the son of football great and former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Manneh Weah will get his second opportunity to play for the national team, when Liberia meets Tunisia in the ongoing Afcons qualifiers. Weah Junior was also called during Liberia’s away match to Togo in Lome weeks ago, as Liberia lost 2-1 to the Sparrow Hawks and Emmanuel Adebayo in Lome. He came on as a second half substitute. Weah junior was born in Liberia but grew up in the United States….

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