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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies ‘infinitely grateful’ to his Liberian parents
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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies ‘infinitely grateful’ to his Liberian parents

The rising Canadian star credits the tough journey of his African parents for his rise to prominence Bayern Munich wonderkid Alphonso Davies says he is “infinitely grateful” to his parents - who hail from Liberia, for playing a big part in his career. The 19-year old was born in the Ghanaian city of Buduburam and grew up in a refugee camp with his parents who fled the second civil war in Liberia that killed and displaced thousands of people between 1999 and 2003. Davies’ family had to endure living in harsh conditions where access to food, water and proper shelter and sanitation was a constant struggle.
President Weah Of Liberia Nominates A Nigerian As New Elections Commission Boss
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President Weah Of Liberia Nominates A Nigerian As New Elections Commission Boss

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, on March 21, made more nominations in government, including naming new head of the National Elections Commission (NEC). The nominations are however subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate where applicable. The nominations include the following: National Election Commission: Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike Chairman Davidetta Browne Lansanah Co-Chairman Cllr. Ernestine Morgan-Awar Commissioner Floyd Sayor Commissioner Barsee Kpankpa Commissioner Josephine Kou Gaye Commissioner Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission: Cllr. Edward K. Martin – Executive Chairperson National Bureau of Concessions: Cllr. Edwin Dennis – Executive Director Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation: Macarthur Hilltop – Deputy Managing Dir...
Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases
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Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases

Tanzania, Liberia, Benin and Somalia confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Monday, as more African nations shut their borders amid fears the disease could cause their fragile health systems to collapse. The new cases mean 30 African nations - more than half the continent - are now treating nearly 400 patients with coronavirus. Somalia, which has been at civil war since 1991, is completely reliant on donors to support its meagre public hospitals. Fighting between Islamist insurgents and the internationally-backed government has forced more than 2.6 million Somalis to flee their homes. Many live in makeshift tents made of sticks and scraps of material. Health minister Fawziya Abikar Nur said on Twitter that the ministry had quarantined and tested four Somalis who came from ...
Liberia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
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Liberia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Liberia has recorded its first coronavirus case, a ministry official said on Monday March 16. The coronavirus patient is Nathaniel Blama, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who returned to the country on Friday March 13 following a visit to Switzerland. Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh told Reuters; “I can confirm that we have a case and we are managing it." President George Weah is expected to make a speech later in the day. Residents of the country have been asked to remain calm as health officials continue to trace all those the infected person came in contact with, as well as quarantine them for the incubation period of the virus.
The Successes we Have Achieved Fighting Boko Haram have Restored our Pride and Honour – Buhari
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The Successes we Have Achieved Fighting Boko Haram have Restored our Pride and Honour – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday February 6, announced that he has kept his promise to end Boko Haram and other forms of criminalities after being first voted into power in 2015. The Nigerian leader who said this at the official induction of Nigerian Air Force Helicopters at the Eagle’s Square in Abuja, stated that professionalism, capacity building and adequately equipping the armed forces and the other security agencies are major policies of this administration. Buhari said; “I promised to put an end to Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities that have bedeviled our country during my inaugural speech as president. “You will all agree with me that the successes we have achieved so far have restored our pride and honour the world over. Conse...
Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Draws Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic
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Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria Draws Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic

The full draw  for the second round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign has been revealed with 40 African countries discovering their fates. The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Cape Verde, Liberia, and the Central African Republic in Group C. While African champions, Algeria will face Burkina Faso, Niger, and Djibouti in group A. The qualifiers will kick off in October 2020. See the full group details below.  Group A: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Djibouti Group B: Tunisia, Zambia, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea Group C: Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Liberia Group D: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Malawi Group E: Mali, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda Group F: Egypt, Gabon, Libya, Angola Group G: Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, E...
Nigeria, 5 Other West African Countries Condemn Renaming Of CFA Franc To ECO
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Nigeria, 5 Other West African Countries Condemn Renaming Of CFA Franc To ECO

The condemnation was issued at the end of a West African Monetary Zone meeting of ministers of finance and governors of central banks on Thursday in Abuja. Nigeria and five other English-speaking West African countries have condemned the decision of their French-speaking neighbours to rename the CFA Franc as ECO. The condemnation was issued at the end of a West African Monetary Zone meeting of ministers of finance and governors of central banks on Thursday in Abuja. The countries that participated in the meeting are Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The statement reads, “WAMZ Convergence Council wishes to emphasise that this action is inconsistent with the decision of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS for the adoption of th...
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Buhari: We’ll Ensure Liberia’s Stability

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja said that the stability of Liberia is a key part of his vision for peace, stability and prosperity in the West African sub-region. Speaking while receiving Ms Mawine Diggs, Special Envoy of President George Weah and Liberia’s Acting Foreign Affairs Minister in the State House, the Nigerian leader said: “I will continue to do everything possible to ensure the stability of Liberia.” President Buhari commended the Liberian leader for making efforts to maintain good relations with Nigeria. The Special Envoy said she brought warms greetings from President Weah and the people of Liberia, and thanked President Buhari for his “generous support” to her country. Ms Diggs, who said Nigeria’s support and assistance over time had “impacte...
Liberia shuts down radio station for criticizing President George Weah
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Liberia shuts down radio station for criticizing President George Weah

A radio station in Liberia, Roots FM was shut down by the country's government for criticizing President George Weah on Thursday October 10. The radio station owned by Henry Costa who is one of the leaders of a group that organized a large anti-government street protest that paralyzed several areas of the seaside capital Monrovia on June 17, was accused of inciting violence. AFP reported that the armed police riot unit which ringed the radio station building on Thursday morning, making it impossible for workers to move in and out also fired teargas on fans of the radio station. “It is indeed a very sad day, but I can assure you that we will never be silenced,” Costa told AFP in a telephone interview. Commenting on security operatives taking over the radio station, Liberia's sol...
XENOPHOBIA: Nigerians Find Safe Havens In Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Others
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XENOPHOBIA: Nigerians Find Safe Havens In Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Others

While the Peace Airline continues to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa, up to 30 per cent of the population affected is returning home while a great number of them have already taken their business activities to other African countries. Saturday Telegraph gathered that the population of Nigerians in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Liberia and Gabon has increased as most of the Nigerians resident in South Africa have relocated to those countries. In a telephone interview with some of them from Awka, Ozubulu and Ihiala, they lamented that they lost a lot in South Africa and could not come home to start life all over again. On his part, Mr. Jude Enukeme, lamented that: “What are we coming home to do? We left Nigeria because the environment is not friendly for business and our aim is to better...
Sierra Leone Fans Attack Their Captain’s House After He Missed A Crucial Penalty
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Sierra Leone Fans Attack Their Captain’s House After He Missed A Crucial Penalty

Angry fans of Sierra Leone's national football team have attacked a player's house after he missed a decisive penalty. Captain Umaru Bangura failed to convert a stoppage-time spot kick in front of a huge crowd on Sunday. It meant Sierra Leone failed to get through to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Liberia qualified, winning the tie 3-2 on aggregate. After the game fans pelted Bangura's home with stones. The windows and doors of his residence in the capital, Freetown, were left badly damaged. A song has even been released mocking his penalty miss. "[It was] one of the worst days of my life," Bangura told the BBC on Monday while hiding in his bedroom. "I can't even go outside because I didn't expect this kind of hostility towards me. "I did my job by ste...
President Buhari Jets Out Of Nigeria For Liberia’s 172nd Independent Anniversary
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President Buhari Jets Out Of Nigeria For Liberia’s 172nd Independent Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Friday for Monrovia to attend the activities marking Liberia's 172nd independence anniversary. Besides being a special guest of honour, the Nigerian leader will receive the West African country's highest national honour, "The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers." President Buhari was accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara) and Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) as well as the Permanent Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman and other top government officials. A statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam, Garba Shehu, said the president is returning to the country today immediately after the festivities.
President Buhari to attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence celebration
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President Buhari to attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence celebration

President Buhari will on Friday leave Abuja for Monrovia, Liberia to attend the 172nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations of the country.   President Buhari who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event will also receive “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers,” Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour.   In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu says the award will be presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science or commerce, and also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.   President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi, Abdul...
Liberian President, George Weah Celebrates 27th Marriage Anniversary With Wife, Clar Weah
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Liberian President, George Weah Celebrates 27th Marriage Anniversary With Wife, Clar Weah

The 25th President of Liberia, George Manneh Oppong Weah has celebrated 27 years of marriage with his wife, Clar Weah on his official Facebook page. George Weah who became President of Liberian in 2018 took to his Facebook page, posted photos of himself and wife with the caption; “Today, My beloved wife and I celebrate 27 years of marriage. We are grateful to God for a blessed Union and for allowing us to reach this milestone. We pray for many more blessed years together as we sail through life’s journey. Happy 27 wedding Anniversary to us!” 52-year-old George Weah and wife, Clar have been blessed with two children in their 27 years of marriage; Timothy Weah and George Weah Jnr.
Next Level Will Restore Peace, Justice, Prosperity To Nigeria – Buhari
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Next Level Will Restore Peace, Justice, Prosperity To Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari last night promised that the Next Level government that started on May 29, will restore peace, justice and bring prosperity for all Nigerians. The President stated this when he hosted visiting Presidents, heads of government and members of the diplomatic Corps to a dinner and gala night at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa Abuja. The event is part of the activities lined up for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy day, now marked on June 12 every year. The event also played host to former Nigerian Presidents and heads of states, Vice-Presidents, Presidents of courts of appeal and Justices of the Supreme Court, chiefs justice of Nigeria, newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila. Amongst the Presiden...
Nigerian Biggest Drug Dealers in Liberia, Nabbed with L$12m Worth of Heroine
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Nigerian Biggest Drug Dealers in Liberia, Nabbed with L$12m Worth of Heroine

Two Nigerian men have been arrested by officers of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA), with heroine worth 12 million Liberian dollars. Henry Cheigwu and Christian Onhuwu, supply drugs to citizens in Gbarnga, commander of the LDEA in Bong County,Alex Tweh, said, following their arrest on Sunday. “We received a tip off that the two Nigerian nationals have been dealing drugs in Gbarnga, Bong County, for the past ten years,” he said. Upon the search of their business center, LDEA officers found plastic bags containing the drugs.
Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.
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Nigeria’s Economy Slipping – World Bank.

The World Bank who released the taxonomy of growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa in its latest report on the regional economy titled, ‘Africa’s Pulse’, disclosed that Nigeria's economy slipping. According to the World Bank, Nigeria's economy has been slipping since 1995 and this continued till 2018. The apex bank who disclosed that its analysis involved a series of macroeconomic variables for 44 sub-Saharan African countries from 1995 to 2018, added that the taxonomy is used to help identify the factors that are correlated with success or failure in economic growth performance in sub-Saharan Africa, with emphasis on macroeconomic and financial variables. The World Bank said, “The bottom tercile consists of 19 countries: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, the Republic of Congo, the Co...
Ebola toll tops 700 in DR Congo
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Ebola toll tops 700 in DR Congo

Some 100 people have died in the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo over the past three weeks, taking the overall death toll in the latest outbreak past 700, according to health ministry data. Local people are now at least receiving vaccines on a large scale for the first time with more than 95,000 getting a dose of the rVSV-Zebov vaccine from Merck laboratories. The health ministry said this had enabled thousands of lives to be saved. The Democratic Republic of Congo declared its tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years last August in northeastern North Kivu province before it spread into the neighbouring Ituri region. The current outbreak is the second worst to date, the deadliest being a 2014 epidemic in West Africa which killed more than 10,000 people in Guinea, Liberia ...
Flavour Opens School For The Blind In Liberia
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Flavour Opens School For The Blind In Liberia

Flavour has built a School for the Blind in Liberia, few years after he met Semah G. Weifur during his tour in the country. Flavour built the School for the Blind in Liberia in honour of the teenage singer, and he confirmed in the photo he shared with the caption 'Semah’s School in Liberia ❤️ #schoolfortheblind'. He was accompanied for the launch of the school by ace music producer, Masterkraft.
Angela Okorie And George Weah, President Of Liberia Pictured Together
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Angela Okorie And George Weah, President Of Liberia Pictured Together

Popular Nigerian actress, Angela Okorie shares new photo as she was pictured with the president of  The Republic Of Liberia, Dr George Maneh Weah. She wrote: "It takes a Leader no stress to discover A Hero, His Excellency Dr George Maneh Weah,The president Of The Republic Of Liberia.Having my signature on the progressive wall of Liberia Film Industry will be An Honor Your Excellency.Thank you Sir �"
Davido Delivers Epic Performance Despite Heavy Rainfall During Concert In Liberia
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Davido Delivers Epic Performance Despite Heavy Rainfall During Concert In Liberia

Davido has successfully thrilled Liberians despite a powerful rainfall, after storming the nation for his concert. DMW boss’ arrival in Liberia for the concert was tagged as the biggest event of the year, which went down at the SKD Sports Complex, Mills Center, Liberia on Thursday, November 29th. Shortly after his arrival in Monrovia, Davido and his team took a tour of the city where they were thronged by a large crowd who followed him around screaming, ”O.B.O.” At the main event later that night, the concert which featured a number of other Liberian acts including Kobazzie, Christoph, Stunna, DenG and more however had Davido who was the headline act stealing the show. Performing under the rain as the heavens had opened up just before he stepped on stage, Davido delivered a num...
George Weah Watches On As Liberia Lose 3-1 To Congo
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George Weah Watches On As Liberia Lose 3-1 To Congo

Liberia's President George Weah watched on as his country's national team lost 3-1 to hosts Congo in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. The former world footballer of the year played in an international friendly for Liberia in September. It was a first win in Group G for the Red Devils and lifts them to four points, leaving Liberia bottom of the pool with 1 point after three matches. The two sides meet again in Monrovia on Tuesday. DR Congo and Zimbabwe are the other two teams in Group G and they play on Friday in Kinshasa and then on Tuesday in Harare, both nations have four points from their opening two game. Weah watched on as Merveil Ndockyt converted a cross on 15 minutes to give the hosts the lead at half-time in Brazzaville. Norway-based Sam Johnson levelled tw...
$60 Million Mysteriously Disappear In Liberia
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$60 Million Mysteriously Disappear In Liberia

The Liberian government says it is investigating the unexplained disappearance of two huge shipments of Liberian dollar banknotes printed abroad and brought into the country between November 2017 and August 2018. The total amount of two shipments of banknotes that have vanished is approximately $60 million. According to media reports, the containers of the money actually left the port of the capital, Monrovia, under escort in March. The convoy went to the central bank but disappeared. The justice ministry is asking the population to remain calm while a group of investigators composed of senior security officials investigate the disappearance. See people reactions below Chops: Losing $60 million dollars of newly printed notes in Liberia is a sign that Africa needs reforms to...
Liberia Vs Nigeria: Rohr Announces 18-Man Squad For Friendly
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Liberia Vs Nigeria: Rohr Announces 18-Man Squad For Friendly

Head Coach Of Nigeria's Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has announced his 18-man Squad for for the friendly against Liberia. 13 foreign players and 5 home based players have been selected for the match. Nigeria had recently defeated Seychelles 3-0 in their 2019 AFCON Qualifier in Victoria on Saturday. Rohr has invited Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Mfon Udoh and Sunday Adetunji from Enyimba. He has also invited Ifeanyi Ubah’s Adeleye Olamilekan and Ebube Duru from Lobi stars. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the Super Eagles will leave Lagos on Monday. The match scheduled for the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex is to celebrate Liberian President George Weah. Full squad Goalkeepers: Ezenwa (Enyimba); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham)...
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah : Celebrating The Birth Of An Enigma
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Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah : Celebrating The Birth Of An Enigma

When on the 3rd of September, 1971, a son was born into the humble family of Mr & Mrs Alphonsus Ubah in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of today’s Abia State, little did the world know that a man that had been destined by Divinity to shape events of men and affect lives in tremendous several ways had just been born. Right from his early days, as if he knew that millions of lives and destinies depended on his, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah had become restless and self-compelled to go in search of accomplishing his mission in life. Against the wishes of many including initial protestations from his parents who are from Umuanuka, Otolo Nnewi in Anambra State, Ifeanyi Ubah departed home and started his journey to greatness in a most turbulent and unfamiliar terrain. Despite the many chal...
Arsene Wenger Arrives Liberia To Receive Highest Honour From George Weah
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Arsene Wenger Arrives Liberia To Receive Highest Honour From George Weah

Former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger has arrived in Liberia to receive the country's highest honour from president George Weah. President Weah who was signed by the former Arsenal manager when he was coaching Monaco in 1988, is set to induct the Frenchman into his country's Order of Distinction and given the title of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption. The award not only conveys their personal connection, but also that he 'has contributed to sports in Africa and has given many Africans opportunities, according to information minister Eugene Nagbe. Weah is the only African to have been named World Player of the Year, claiming the honour in 1995. Wenger, who resigned from Arsenal in April after 22 years, coached many African stars during that peri...
Ex-Liberian Warlord, Jungle Jabbah Gets 30 Years Imprisonment In U.S. For Cooking Human Heart
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Ex-Liberian Warlord, Jungle Jabbah Gets 30 Years Imprisonment In U.S. For Cooking Human Heart

A former Liberian warlord, Mohammed Jabbateh has been jailed by a court in the United states for 30 years. A U.S. court has sentenced former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” to 30 years in prison for gaining U.S. asylum by lying and also ordering the cooking of the hearts of captives and those he killed. Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, who has lived in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, since the late 1990s, was found guilty in October on two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. He lied about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, prosecutors said on Friday. During the height of Liberia’s first civil war from 1992 to 1995, Jabbateh, while serving as commander of a warring group, either personally committed or ordered acts such...
Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names
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Meet These Famous Yoruba Movie Stars With Popular Stage Names

The world over, several showbiz stars are in the habit of using their stage names, aliases and not their real names. They are very popular with these stage names or aliases, such that their real names are largely unknown.  In the Yoruba movie industry for instance, many of such actors and actresses abound. checkout some of them: EDA ONILE OLA When you hear the name, Lere Paimo, not many know who you are talking about, but when you say Eda Onile Ola or Baba Eda, then you are sure everybody knows who you are talking about.  He’s one of the pioneers of the Nigeria movie industry, Chief Lere Paimo, a national award holder of the Member of the Federal Republic,  MFR. Baba Eda, a prolific traditional movie producer has produced works like the popular epic movie, Ogbori Elemesho and several...
Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months
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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months

President Trump said on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to legally live and work in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Liberians will now face a similar situation to thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) terminated by the Trump administration. They either have to leave the country at the expiration of the deadline or risk becoming undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Liberians were first granted TPS in March 1991 under former President George H.W. Bush due to armed conflicts that were gripping the country, and starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure, a classification that allowed th...
Football: George Weah Son Makes USA Debut
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Football: George Weah Son Makes USA Debut

Timothy Weah, the 18-year-old son of 1995 FIFA Player of the Year and Liberian President George, made his international debut for the USA as they beat Paraguay 1-0 in a friendly. Weah, the first player born in the 2000s to play for the United States, said: 'This is what I've been waiting for my whole life. I'm really appreciative of the chance that the coaching staff has given me, and I'm hoping that I get more call-ups.' The teenager came on as an 86th minute substitute in a game decided by Bobby Wood's penalty kick, for the USA's first win in three games under interim coach Dave Sarachan.
Tillerson Departs For Africa For Talks With Buhari, Other Leaders
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Tillerson Departs For Africa For Talks With Buhari, Other Leaders

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has departed for Africa on a weeklong four-country official visit to Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The visit will end March 13. Mr. Tillerson, during the visit, would engage with President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government functionaries, and the leaders of the three other countries. The trip, his first official visit to Africa, as Secretary of State, would take him first to Ethiopia and then to Djibouti from where he would go to Kenya, and then to Chad, before coming to Nigeria. Speaking at George Mason University, Virginia before his departure, he expressed optimism that there was ample opportunity in Africa – for economic growth, for greater prosperity, and for responding to global challenges through mutually respectful...
Black Panther: Atiku Abubakar Writes On The Lessons Of The Movie For Nigeria
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Black Panther: Atiku Abubakar Writes On The Lessons Of The Movie For Nigeria

Former Nigerian vice-president Atiku Abubakar who saw the Black Panther movie recently with his kids has just penned an article on the lessons he learnt from watching the movie and how they can be applied in the real world.   Read Below… Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset.   When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest” I was unhappy that the only reference the film makers could have for Nigeria was a negative one, but I was later encouraged by the thought of Africans solving African problems. That is a good thing, the kinds of things we used to do. For young people who may not rememb...
ECOWAS Commission Frowns At Disrespect Of Community Court Decisions By Members
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ECOWAS Commission Frowns At Disrespect Of Community Court Decisions By Members

The outgoing President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Souza, has lamented the disrespect of the Community’s court decisions by member states. De Souza expressed ECOWAS Commission’s displeasure on Thursday in Abuja when he handed over to the new President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Brou. He said that his administration worked under very stringent conditions due to inadequate finance and irregular levy payment by member states. He, however, advised the new leadership to take the issue of non-respect of decision of the ECOWAS Court seriously. “There is also non-respect for the decision of the Court of Justice; we have a Court of Justice, but its decisions are not applied. “We want to see a situation where the decisions of the Court of Justice are enforced,” he said. ...
President Weah’s New Director Of Operations Gets Married To His Wife’s Best Friend In Liberia Without Divorcing Her In The U.S!
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President Weah’s New Director Of Operations Gets Married To His Wife’s Best Friend In Liberia Without Divorcing Her In The U.S!

A popular New Jersey-based Liberian entertainer, Miracle Gbayee dropped the tea on Facebook. According to Miracle, President George Weah's newly appointed Director of Operations LEC, who is still married to his first wife in the U.S, recently got married to her best friend in Liberia. The wife, who is based in Philadelphia PA. is shocked and heartbroken over the treachery. "This is the kind of look on your face when you married to your best friend husband without him Divorcing her first in the United States of America. Philadelphia PA. Please Contact your wife in America she waiting on you Mr. Player." she wrote.
Campaigns Kick Off In Sierra Leone Ahead Of March 7 General Elections
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Campaigns Kick Off In Sierra Leone Ahead Of March 7 General Elections

Campaigns have started across Sierra Leone as politicians seek to woo voters in the upcoming general elections. Voters will cast their ballots for a president and lawmakers on March 7. According to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the campaign period spans between February 4, 2018 through to March 5 – two clear days to the day of voting. Sierra Leoneans will be voting for a new president and legislators. Incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma steps down after leading the country for the last decade. Koroma came to power in 2007 under the aegis of the All People’s Congress (APC), he won a second term in November 2012. The two main candidates aiming for Bai Koroma’s seat are a minister and former junta leader turned politician. The ruling APC have chosen the former Foreign Minister,...
Liberia’s George Weah Takes 25% Salary Cut
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Liberia’s George Weah Takes 25% Salary Cut

President George Weah of Liberia pledged to cut his salary by 25 per cent on Monday, in a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” the former international soccer star said in an address apparently aimed at lowering high expectations following his election victory at the end of last year to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The President of Liberia earns about $100,000 yearly, meaning that Weah will relinquish about $25,000. “Our economy is broken; our government is broke. Our currency is in free fall; inflation is rising,” Mr. Weah said. “Unemployment is at an unprecedented high and our foreign reserves are at an all-time low.” Mr. Weah had...
Liberia’s Youth Betting On George Weah Economic Miracle
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Liberia’s Youth Betting On George Weah Economic Miracle

New President George Weah is nothing less than revered among Liberia’s youth, who view his rise from the slums to stellar success in European football as proof he can also turn around their fragile economy. In his inaugural address on Monday, Weah thanked young voters for propelling him to power, telling them: “This is your government.” But depressed commodity prices, an inexperienced administration and a straitened budget could cloud their dreams and stir resentment, experts caution. “We know that change will come,” said Peter Forkpah, an unemployed man in his early 20s who spends his days kicking his heels in the rural county of Bomi. “I trust this government that the price of rice will come down, the exchange rate will come down.” More than 60 percent of Liberia’s 4.6-mil...
Obasanjo, Saraki, Okorocha Arrive Liberia For Weah’s Inauguration
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Obasanjo, Saraki, Okorocha Arrive Liberia For Weah’s Inauguration

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, arrived Monrovia on Monday morning for the swearing in of Liberia’s President-elect, George Weah. Mr. Obasanjo’s plane touched down at the Roberts International Airport at 8:01 a.m. (9 a.m. Nigerian time) while Mr. Saraki arrived at 9:02 a.m. On hand to receive them were the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, James Dimka; Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Salihu Uba, among other officials. Speaking to journalists, Mr. Obasanjo said he was a proud to witness a peaceful democratic transfer of power in Liberia considering the huge sacrifices made by Nigeria for peace and stability in the country. “I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my bro...
George Weah: From Football Icon To Liberia President
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George Weah: From Football Icon To Liberia President

George Weah emerged from Liberia’s slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s and has spent the last 13 years building political credibility to match his status as a sporting icon. Weah, 51, put education, job creation and infrastructure at the centre of his policy platform to beat outgoing Vice President Joseph Boakai to the presidency, and expectations are sky-high he will deliver for the country’s youthful population. “I am a human being, I strive to be excellent, and I can be successful,” Weah told journalists ahead of his inauguration, countering critics who say he is ill-prepared for office after serving in the Senate for just over three years. The first African player to win both FIFA’s World Player of the Year trophy and the Ballon d’Or, Weah was largely absent fr...
Ex-President Obasanjo In Monrovia For George Weah’s Inauguration
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Ex-President Obasanjo In Monrovia For George Weah’s Inauguration

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived in Monrovia for the swearing-in of Liberia’s President-elect, Mr. George Weah. Obasanjo’s plane touched down at the Roberts International Airport at 8:01 a.m. (9 a.m.) Nigerian time to attend the inauguration taking place later on Monday. On hand or receive him were the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka; Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Maj.-Gen. Salihu Uba, among other officials. Speaking to newsmen Obasanjo said he was a proud man to witness a peaceful democratic transfer of power in Liberia considering the huge sacrifices made by Nigeria for peace and stability in the country. “I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my brothers and sisters in th...
AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Receives Accolade Of Highest Honour Of The Republic Of Liberia
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AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Receives Accolade Of Highest Honour Of The Republic Of Liberia

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Monday, January 15, received the Order of the Star of Africa with the Grade of Grand Band of the Republic of Liberia, during an investiture ceremony hosted by Liberian Head of State, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Monrovia, Liberia. “On behalf of the African Development Bank, I am deeply honoured to receive the Order of the Star of Africa, Liberia’s highest distinction,” said the President of the premier African financial and development institution before an audience of members of the Government, high-ranking accredited ambassadors and diplomatic staff. “I would like to personally thank President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the jewel of Africa. Whe...
Oke: Increased Funding For Bank of Agriculture Will Boost Farming
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Oke: Increased Funding For Bank of Agriculture Will Boost Farming

Chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Femi Oke, spoke on the challenges of the agric sector and commended the role of the Bank of Agriculture in empowering farmers, among sundry issues in the sector. Jonathan Eze presents the excerpts: What is your assessment of the Agric sector since the beginning of this current administration? When this present government came into power, we were part of the policymakers that drafted the Nigerian agric agenda, particularly, we were called upon to express our minds as one of the key stakeholders to discuss on issues bordering on the country’s agric sector and their solutions. So what you are seeing happening in the sector currently are some of the things we pointed out that were needed to be resolved in the sector to fo...
UN Appoints Nigerian As Special Investigator For Killing Of Burundians
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UN Appoints Nigerian As Special Investigator For Killing Of Burundians

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has appointed a retired Nigerian lieutenant general, Chikadibia Obiakor, to lead a special investigation into the killing of some Burundian refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General in New York, announced this in a statement issued in New York. No fewer than 35 Burundian refugees were killed and more than 100 others wounded by security forces in eastern DRC September 15, 2017 at Kamanyola, South Kivu. The special investigation will look into the challenges facing the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) in discharging its mandate to protect civilians and provide recommendations on improving the performance of...
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Nigerians Are Unwittingly Pushing Towards Another Civil War – Gov. Aregbesola

The governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that Nigeria might not be lucky to come out if it falls into another round of civil war. Aregbesola through his media aide, Sola Fasure in Osogbo on Monday, at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, warned that Nigerians perpetuating hate speeches, wickedness and massive killings in the country were unknowingly pushing the nation towards another civil war. Aregbesola said: “Through carelessness, thoughtlessness, selfishness, wickedness and hate mongering, the country may unwittingly be pushing itself towards another war. War is a very bad business. It is costly, deadly and ruinous, even for a supposedly winner. “It is worse for the loser. Indeed, all are losers in a war. The resources, human and material, use...
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Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, accusing her of refusing to support the party’s candidate in the last presidential election. The party accused Mrs. Johnson Sirleaf of supporting and campaigning for the eventual winner of the keenly contested poll, former football star George Weah. The party also expelled four other party officials on Sunday, Reuters news agency reported. “The behaviour of the expelled persons … constitutes sabotage and undermined the existence of the party,” the party was quoted as saying in a statement. The party said the dismissed officials had violated its rules, including a requirement to support all Unity Party candidates in elections, Reuters reported. Mr. Weah, a former FIFA world best footballer, de...
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Liberia Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Sirleaf For Not Supporting VP Joseph Boakai

Liberia’s outgoing governing party says it has voted to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because of her alleged decision not to support her vice president in the latest presidential poll. Unity Party’s assistant secretary-general for press and public affairs, Mohammed Ali, said Sirleaf was expelled for violating the party’s constitution. He said Sirleaf is accused of sending people to campaign against the party. Vice President Joseph Boakai, who served as Sirleaf’s deputy for 12 years, lost the Dec. 26 runoff elections to former international soccer star George Weah. Ali added that the president was also seen campaigning with Weah. He said Boakai supports the decision to expel Sirleaf Johnson. Sirleaf’s press secretary Jerolinmek Piah and Information Minister Eugene Nagbe ...
Over 1,700 Afflicted With Skin Disease In Liberia — Official
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Over 1,700 Afflicted With Skin Disease In Liberia — Official

Liberian Ministry of Health on Tuesday said more than 1,700 people have been plagued by skin disease suspected to be scabies. Francis Kateh, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, told reporters in the capital city of Monrovia that medical experts were, however, working to ascertain the specific type of disease and its cause, but early symptoms were similar to scabies. Mr. Kateh said “the disease, which is very contagious, has high possibility of spreading.” The disease has spread across six of the 15 counties in the West African country. Scabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite known, scientifically, as Sarcoptes scabies. It could be transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact and causes severe and relentless itching. Local m...
George Weah’s Life A Real Film, Unbelievable – Arsene Wenger
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George Weah’s Life A Real Film, Unbelievable – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has compared the life of George Weah to a film script following his former player’s election as president of Liberia. Weah, who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan during a glittering career, last week secured a stunning run-off victory in the West African country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades. Idolised in Liberia as “Mister George”, Weah, 51, is to be sworn in on January 22, replacing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took the helm of the nation first founded for freed US slaves. Arsenal boss Wenger has been invited to Weah’s inauguration but expects to be too busy to attend – the date falls two days before the second leg of Arsenal’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea. Wenger signed Weah in 1988 when he was manager of Monaco...

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