Former police Boss, Chris Massaquoi, is under police probe in connection to the death of Journalist Tyron Brown. According to reports, Jonathan Williams, the suspected murderer of the journalist, told police investigators that he immediately called Mr. Massaquoi who drove on the scene, where the deceased was killed. News 

Orogun family wants Kailondo in police custody give motive

Amid tears,the remains of a Nigerian banker, Daniel Orogun, who died in Liberia was at the weekend interred at the Ikoyi Vaults, Lagos. Orogun who was Managing Director (MD) of Guarantee Trust Bank’s (GTB) Liberia branch was said to have drowned in a Liberia river on January 24, while on a boat cruise with his wife, three children as well as a bank customer, George Kailondo who invited them for dinner and three others. But Orogun’s family who spoke last Thursday for the first time since he died, said the…

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A Poem: Night falls in Kanweaken

Night falls in Kanweaken ralph geeplay —000— As night falls the sun placates its far-flung self faded Then wives having fought their day’s battle filed Themselves fatigued like Militia on the petite village road Heavenwards look they hunt God Their kinjas slightly poised on their heads They march with regal posture As wanting Youngs Bend their backs Like leaves to branches Their inundated perturbed hearts For yearning, for Craving to do more– But little else can they bid but breast milk Husbands stroll behind meek Speaking in the Murmurs only…

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Vadanlark Patricks arrest, a clever way to sweep away Greaves’ death?

MONROVIA, Montserrado – The advocacy group, Campaigners for Change, has threatened a mass protest against the government of Liberia on March 11th. The group’s Executive Director Vandalark Patricks said that the protest is in response to the government’s alleged failure to properly investigate the death of Former Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company Managing Director, Harry Greaves. Greaves’ naked corpse was found on a beach behind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, miles away from his belongings at the RLJ Kendeja Resort and Villas in Paynesville. Patricks said the government has continued to…

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Sports 

Sunday Oliseh Quits Nigeria

Nigeria’s Olympic team coach Samson Siasia will take charge for the Super Eagles’ upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after Sunday Oliseh resigned, the country’s football federation said on Friday. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee chairman Chris Green announced the appointments in the capital Abuja in the wake of Oliseh’s departure. The 41-year-old coach quit overnight, citing unpaid wages and contractual breaches, throwing Nigeria’s qualification into doubt for next year’s AFCON tournament in Gabon. Nigeria’s Olympic team coach Samson Siasia (pictured) will take charge for the Super Eagles’ upcoming…

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Liberia Seeks US Help to Investigate Death of Prominent Citizen

By David wamuha The Liberian government said it has asked the United States to assist in the investigation of the mysterious death of Harry Greaves, former managing director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company, whose partly decomposed body was discovered January 31 on a beach near Monrovia. Greaves, a Liberian citizen, had been politically active in the past and had recently been critical of the current Liberian government led by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. A U.S.-based pathologist has determined the cause of death to be drowning. But Liberians have been demanding…

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Politics 

Critics say Pres. Sirleaf Invoke Sedition Laws Of A Repressive Past

By Rodney Sieh Monrovia – As far back as the 1900s, governments in Liberia have used charges of sedition as a draconian weapon against political figures seen as threat to their rule. The arrest this week of young activist, Vandalark Patrick has resurrected a familiar refrain that threatens to land the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led government along the ranks of Presidents’ Tubman, Barclay and Doe, who used the charge as political tool against critics and opponents including the current President, at the height of her political sojourn. Sedition Targets ‘Unpatriotic Citizens’ The…

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Today in our country, few citizens misuse our resources

By Martin K.n. Kollie If anybody deserves better, then it is the PEOPLE. Regrettably, the ‘leaders’ of the people have become lords and demagogues unto themselves. Instead of becoming servants, they have become kings and queens living in opulence, while the people decay in poverty. If anybody deserves quality education, better health care, electricity, safe drinking water, improved housing, and other basic social services, then it is the PEOPLE. Since all power is inherent in them according to Article one (1) of our Constitution, then it means that the welfare…

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Pres. Sirleaf snap at pressmen: Excuse me I have not come here for that!

Monrovia — Barely 48 hours after describing comments emanating from Senate Pro-Temp Armah Jallah as intolerable and incomprehensible, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday visited Capitol Hill and held talks with the leadership of the National Legislature. Though details of the President’s discussion with the leadership on Capitol Hill are sketchy, an irritated Sirleaf snapped and waltzed out of an impromptu interview with journalists when quizzed about her recent response to the Pro Temp’s comments. “Excuse me!! I have not come here for that. If you have concerns, come to…

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Liberian govt jail activist on sedition charges

Monrovia — Political activist Vandalark Patricks has been formally charged by the government with sedition and criminal libel against President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Witnesses say Patricks was picked up at a local Haiti center downtown Monrovia at 4pm on Tuesday by officers wearing mufti and whisked off to the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP). One day after his arrest and subsequently being charged by the Government of Liberia, Patricks was taken to the Temple of Justice late Wednesday afternoon at about 4:00 pm to the offices of the…

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Liberia: Williams— Beysolow others on the ropes for 13million

Former Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LRPC) Managing Director, Mr. T. Nelson Williams and ex-Commence Minister Miatta Beysolow are among several individuals indicted in a fraud scheme that allegedly deprived government of millions of United States dollars during the sale and distribution of the Japanese oil grant valued at US$13,083, 350 (the equivalent of one billion, one hundred million Japanese Yen) donated by the Japanese Government. The scheme involved 15,000 metric tons of petroleum products that were intended to help government in its economic and social development efforts, which prosecution put…

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