pearl brown bull /fpa News 

‘Greed, Wickedness Undermining Liberia’s Image’ -Pearl Brown Bull

  By Mae Azango MONROVIA — A Liberian clergywoman and lawyer, Rev. Cllr. Dr. Pearl Browne Bull, says the image and prosperity of Liberia are under threat as a result of greed for money and wickedness. Delivering her sermon at Liberia’s oldest church, the Providence Baptist Church in celebration of its 200 years of existence, Rev. Cllr. Bull acknowledged that a country with a great Christian history such as Liberia stands on the verge of collapse if wickedness and greed for selfish wealth accumulation remain the order of the day. According…

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kiano gbala /smart news Public Policy 

CENTAL wants independent investigations into Kiano Gbala’s corruption allegations

  By Socrates Saywon The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia [CENTAL] wants issues of corruption dealt with in the country, efficiently and according to the law. According to CENTAL upon learning of the corruption saga at the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission or LACC, it reached out to the Commission to inquire about claims and counterclaims raised by the parties including, but not limited to, unlawful salary payments, unaccountability of cash advances received, purchase of Government property, amongst others pertinent issues, but is yet to get clear cut answers…

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kiano gbala /smart news Public Policy 

With Kiano Gbala’s appointment at LACC, Weah has no intention of fighting Corruption in Liberia

By Socrates Saywon The Liberian President George Weah’s appointment of Kiano Gbala to the LACC has met criticisms in several quarters amidst corruption allegations of the nominee. Weah is being criticized by civil society organizations including the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia [CENTAL], and political observers for the recent allegations of sleaze allegedly committed by the Commission’s Vice Chairman, Kiano Bai Gbala, who has been named as the acting Director of the integrity organization. Gbala, who replaced Ndubuisi Nwabudike last week as Chairman have been in news for…

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beownie samukai /smart news Politics 

With Supreme Court Ruling Samukai May Not be Seated as Lofa Senator

By Socrates S. Saywon, Sr. Monrovia – Former Defense Minister Brownie Samukai is having a string of challenges to have his certification ceremony as the winner of the December 8, 2020, midterm senatorial election conducted by the National Elections Commission in Lofa County that is mixed with politics and legality, the debates are everywhere in the country and on social media: what should have or what should not. Before his participation in the senatorial election, the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Justice charged Samukai with the crime of corruption…

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Even in their desperation for a bit of good news as they have drowned in a cesspool of bad narratives created by themselves, must they manufacture such a BLACK LIE about Weah's and his disreputable presidency? A president that is doing well by his people doesn't need public relations, his people will invariably be his PROs. They will echo his good news wide and loud. Can you guys stop this Hilarious Nonsense for a moment! News 

Frustrations mount against George Weah led government as hard-times grip citizens amidst high level corruption

  By Socrates S. Saywon   The CDC led Weah government has placed zero efforts in the fight against corruption, according to various reports this writer has seen. The administration of George Weah has been in power for over three years since taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2017, yet Liberians and the nation have not felt the economic impact or any improvements in their lives, and with three years in his regime, the country has less to celebrate. According to reports, the economic situation has worsened beyond imagination,…

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The two authoritative sources that I have just given do not make competence or integrity of relatives an exception to the definition. Therefore, those who are saying that the appointment of relatives who are competent and have integrity falls outside the definition of nepotism are wrong. Unless they write their own dictionaries, they have to accept the current definition of nepotism. Except for monarchies, like Kingdoms and empires, where countries are ruled by families, nepotism is wrong everywhere, especially in democratic countries such as ours. Nepotism is wrong because it is an abuse of power. It provides a situation where the best jobs in a country are occupied by relatives of public officials. It deprives better qualified citizens who are not relatives of public officials of opportunities for employment. A nepotistic leader promotes patronage, opportunism and sycophancy as avenues for employment. In an atmosphere where nepotism prevails, honest patriots and nationalists are deprived of opportunities for employment because they are not prepared to stoop so low. Nepotism therefore is a dangerous and very serious corrupt practice because it has the tendency to promote corruption and mass unemployment. Public Policy 

Progressive Forces Cornered Weah To Accept Nwabudike’s Letter of Resignation

  By Socrates Smythe Saywon   Monrovia – Former Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission [LACC] Chairman Cllr. Ndubusi Nwabudike according to a LACC source resigned finally due to massive pressure from Liberian progressive forces, including Bar President Cllr Tiawon Gongloe and the left leaning campus based Vanguard Student Unification Party, or (SUP). After several weeks of advocacies against Nwabudike by the progressive class calling on his immediate resignation and departure from the agency, due to president Weah’s refusal, to fire the Nigerian national who falsified Liberian documents for his citizenship, Cllr. Tiawon…

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musa bility Op-ed 

Open Letter: Musa Bility must resign as Chair of Liberty Party and solve his “corruption cases”

  An Open Letter to: Rev. Dr. Abba G. Karngar, (Father of Senator, Nyonblee Karngar Lawrence) Message: Kindly ask his daughter, Sen. Karngar, for Musa Bility to resign and solve his “corruption cases”   Dear Rev. Dr. Abba G. Karngar, I extend my sincere gratitude to you for serving the Liberian people over the years.  Sir, we organized the Friends of Brumskine so that we can help our country governance system to be viable and have the characteristics of sustainable development virtues respecting the rule of law, good governance and…

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The Minister, with no higher level public service experience in planning and development prior to this job, boasted he could take President William V.S. Tubman plans of the 1950s and build a nation like the United States. Op-ed 

Brownie Samukai, Musa Bility and Samuel Tweah: CDC&CPP, one and the same!

  By: Lawrence S. Tuah   The much presaged call from the opposition politician, Sen. Abraham Darius Dillion in the upper house of senate has been; to ensure integrity in the Legislature and the governance of the state; to reassure public trust and confidence through accountability and proper usage of public funds; and to institute the respect for the rule of Law through the application of democracy. Well, this is not just a call that has attracted Sen. Dillion alone, most Liberians are aware amidst the absence of these values,…

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booakai and samukai Op-ed 

The Supreme Court Samukai guilty opinion is an example CPP’s unpreparedness to lead this country

Alfred Bombo Kiadi Recently, the Liberian Supreme Court issued a landmark opinion against Brownie Samukai, in a case bordering on sheer impropriety. Samukai was accused of squandering US$1.1million meant for hungry soldiers confined to dingy barracks and grossly mistreated by the erstwhile government. This ruling is both symbolic, and, to some extent, it promotes the illusion that a so-called big fish can pay heavily for his corrupt footprint against the state in a land where egregious impunity has undermined access to justice and eroded confidence in the rule of law.…

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CoP also referred to the intervention of Liberia’s international partners at this 11th hour as “an intrusion” into the internal affairs of the state. “We do not object to intervention or intrusion, as much as we feel they are getting too much involved in our domestic affairs — that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But we hope that same level of intrusion will be made when it comes to the US$25 million [infusion]; that same level of intrusion will be made when it comes to other bread-and-butter issues like the L$16 billion; that same level of intrusion will be made when it comes to the attacks on Honorable Yekeh Kolubah, Senator Dillon, or Henry Costa or Mo Ali…” Op-ed 

My TAKE on Liberty Party, CPP and CoP integrity saga: Hypocrisy at the highest level!

By Abraham Doedeh Even though Senator Abraham Dillon has apologized, let me state again for the record, Mr. Dillon’s statement of using biblical scriptures to [justify corruption] is untimely and ill-thought but whatever way you put or justify it, it is FLAT out wrong to defend a bad character and actor like Musa Bility, who has a consistent history of criminal record nationally and internationally. Here’s my problem with the Dillon power play; prior to the convention Mr. Dillon had the singular most sacred responsibility to bring Kla Edward Toomey…

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