NIGERIA: Bayelsa Not for Highest Bidder, Dickson Tells Opponents
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 10 fois
Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson, has sent a warning signal to his political opponents that the state is not for the highest bidder.
An angry Dickson also accused politicians engaging in early political machinations ahead of the 2016 governorship election of not being interested in the development and growth of the state.
According to him, never again will the state be offered to the highest bidder and be surrendered to those who do not mean well for the state.
NIGERIA: Sultan: Nobody Can Islamise Nigeria
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 11 fois
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there are no plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic nation.
Abubakar, who is also the President-General, Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), made this known at the golden jubilee lecture of the JNI in Kaduna late Sunday.
“Nobody can Islamise Nigeria, if Allah wanted he would have made everybody Muslims, so also with Christianity. God would have made everybody Christians if He wanted,” he said.
NIGERIA:Two Years After, Terror Strikes Again in Abuja
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 12 fois
Jonathan: We'll defeat terrorism
Jaiyeola Andrews, Yemi Akinsuyi and Senator Iroegbu
Two years after a bomb blast hit the office of THISDAY Newspapers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it was a black Monday yesterday in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, when a bomb-laden, red Volkswagen Golf car, with number plate XQ229LSD, exploded at a bus park in the neighborhood, killing 71 people and injuring 124 others.
The chassis number of the vehicle, 26AS 9730302621, was still visible on the engine after the blast.
The tragic incident, which occurred between 6.30 am and 6.45 am, destroyed about 16 luxury buses (otherwise known as el-Rufai; named after the former FCT Minister, Nasir el-Rufai), of which four of them were said to have been filled with over 50 passengers.
Also, several commercial motorcycles, mini-buses and cars parked within the motor park were burnt beyond recognition.
GHANA: Sleepless, hopeless, voiceless; an 18-year old's goitre-like ordeal
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 13 fois
Living a normal life is a reality Grace Panyin cannot really relate to.
She has been struggling since she turned five years old because of a strange goitre-like disease threatening to keep her life hopeless, her plight voiceless, and her nights sleepless.
Grace Panyin lives in Mumford in the Gomoa West district of the Central region. Assembly man for Penkye electoral area, Samuel Koomson visited Grace's family and describes her pligh
GHANA:Apraku suspects 'deliberate' sidelining at NPP delegates’ conference
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 12 fois
The camp of NPP flagbearer hopeful, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, is seething over a “calculated” introduction slight at the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s recently held national delegates’ conference in the Northern region.
GHANA: Criminologist urges prisoners to sue for their dehumanizing condition
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 12 fois
A criminologist, Professor Ken Attefuah has advised inmates at the various prisons in the country to sue the state for the dehumanizing condition they are subjected to.
The deplorable state of the nation’s prisons has been unresolved concerns for years, and Prof. Attefuah suggests it is time the inmates themselves take the state to the task to wake up to its responsibilities.
Inmates at the Koforidua Central Prison had the cause to demand for better condition when the Eastern Regional Minister toured their facility.
It was revealed that about 700 inmates crammed at the facility queue to attend nature’s call in three water closets which had water hardly running through them. Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and chicken pox are a common sight at the place.
Daily feed for inmates was recently increased from 60 pesewas to GH¢1.80.
GAMBIA: Pan-African Parliament budget hits over US$69.5
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : daily observer  Lu: 13 fois

Members of The Gambia’s National Assembly were told recently that the total estimated budget for the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) for the period 2014-2017 Strategic Plan is US$69, 534, 298.
The disclosure was made by the Majority leader and National Assembly member for Serrekunda East, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, shortly before lawmakers adopted PAP’s Third sitting of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) held from the 10th-19th March 2014 in Midrand, Republic of South Africa.
Jatta told members that these funds will be mobilsed through member states’ contributions and support from development partners. He informed that the session witnessed the swearing-in of 35 new members. The newcomers, he said, had sworn to protect and defend the Constitutive Act of the African Union and the protocol establishing the Economic Community relating to the Pan-African Parliament, and to promote the principles of good governance, democracy and human rights.

GAMBIA: Awardees thank ruling party supremo for recognition
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : daily observer  Lu: 14 fois
The 14 militants in Kanifing Municipality who were on Saturday evening conferred the prestigious award of excellence by the president of the Republic, founder and national chairman of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) have returned thanks and gratitude to the awarder for recognising their contributions to the development of the party.
GAMBIA: More police stations to be built in rural Gambia – Interior minister
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : daily observer  Lu: 12 fois
The Interior minister, Ousman Sonko, has disclosed plans by his Ministry to build more police stations in the country, especially in rural Gambia, as part of the government’s efforts to consolidate the gains in crime prevention. This, he said, will ensure drastic reduction of the crime rate and enhance the prevailing peace and stability the country has been enjoying.
Speaking recently in Basse as part of his nationwide tour of installations under the purview of the Ministry of the Interior, Sonko said the police are exhausting all efforts within their capacity to track down what he called “unscrupulous elements – criminals – in our society”. But the minister stressed that the cooperation of the general public in stamping out crime and crime related activities in the country would be crucial given that the security services alone cannot do it all.
“We should all perform our duties and responsibilities as citizens of the country in order to reduce crime rate in the country,” Sonko urged, pointing out that community participation particularly will help in complementing their efforts.
SIERRA LEONE: Ellen nudges change of attitude
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : sierra daily   Lu: 13 fois
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called for a change of attitude among Liberian youths, urging them to begin to respect their elders.
President Sirleaf also observed that Liberians must demonstrate love for one another, if the country is to move forward.
She made the call at a special worship service to mark the observance of National Fast and Prayer Day held at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia over the weekend.
The Chief Executive said as a people, Liberians can only prosper and attain their goals when they stand together, work together and pray together because, she noted, “everything we do or say reflect on our entire nation.”
SIERRA LEONE:GoL, Obasjano Foundation sign MoU targeting human scurity initiatives
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : sierra daily   Lu: 10 fois
MONROVIA - Government of Liberia (GoL) and the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation (OOF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formulate and implement projects in Liberia targeting human security initiatives in the areas of Health,
Education, Finance and Economic Planning, Labor and Youth and Sports.
The parties acknowledge that there are key development gaps in Liberia, including Leadership Initiative, Feed Africa Initiative, Girl Child Initiative, Youth Empowerment and Employment and Non-Communicable & Waterborne Diseases, and the need to bridge the gap so as to advance human security.
LIBERIA:BREAKING NEWS: Sex Offender In Custody!
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : heritage liberia  Lu: 12 fois
Outstanding Sex Registrant Santos Bagano, age 65 of Stagecoach Nv., is now in custody. A Deputy with the Lassen Co. Sheriffs Office spotted the vehicle Bagano had been seen driving at 10:00 AM this morning at a local motel in Susanville.
LIBERIA: Big Valley Working to form Ambulance District for North County
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : heritage liberia  Lu: 10 fois
Voters in the Big Valley area, which overlaps portions of Modoc and Lassen counties, will be asked to approve two measures to fund a taxing district to provide emergency medical services.
The Big Valley Emergency Medical Services Working Group has been working for nearly a year to bring back advanced life support ambulance services to the Big Valley, which includes the communities of Adin, Lookout, Bieber and Nubieber.
LIBERIA: Hundreds in Attendance at First Annual LFS Event Saturday
  Publié le : Tuesday, April 15, 2014   Source : heritage liberia  Lu: 12 fois
Hundreds of people showed up for the Lassen Family Services walk a mile in their shoes event on Riverside Drive Saturday. The morning kicked of with testimony from victims and leaders of the organization before the mile walk down Riverside and around the park commenced at around 10:30am.
GHANA: More people stealing power; 9,537 illegal connections detected
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 24 fois

Organised and wide­spread theft of electricity continues to be a longstanding problem crippling the efforts of the Electricity Company of Ghana despite the deployment of its prepaid metering system.ECG, in the last three and a half years, identified 9,537 illegal electricity connections across the country.In 2011,the company detected 2,929 illegal connections and was able to recover over Ghc 5.6 million as revenue to the state.  In 2012, the power utility company identified 3,425 illegal connections, out of which over Ghc9 million in revenue was recovered.In 2013, 2,242 were identified, out of which Ghc11.8 million revenue was recovered by the state.

GHANA: Minimum wage negotiations in limbo
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 26 fois
At another meeting held on March 12, 2014, employers offered only a 2.5 per cent increase in the national daily minimum wage. They cited the high operational costs and government’s proposal to freeze public sector wage increments as their main reasons.
Labour rejected the offer, prompting the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Nii Armah Ashitey, who chairs the committee to adjourn the negotiations.
Business Dav Ghana reports that the National Tripartite committee has not met since the meeting was adjourned.
A member of the committee who spoke to the paper on condition of anonymity said the Employment Minister has since been out of the country for some international assignments.
GHANA: The Afoko magic and the Kyerematen mirage
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : My joyonline  Lu: 28 fois
I personally backed the right of Mr. Paul Afoko to gun for the chairmanship of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), when it eerily and disturbingly appeared that some undemocratic elements among the top ranks of the party membership with an axe to grind with the Upper-East native, wanted the man summarily bumped off the NPP national chairmanship column on the ballot and the entire electoral process altogether.
I was also convinced that granted this well-deserved opportunity, Mr. Afoko was bound to clinch the topmost administrative position of the NPP because there were too many southern-descended candidates ranged against him.
Mr. Afoko had also done the most savvy thing by intensely focusing his energy on several regions outside of the southern-half of the country where his popularity seemed to be commanding, such as the three northern regions, the Volta and Brong-Ahafo regions.
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 31 fois
As a result of complaints of scarcity of lower denomination naira across the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday indicated that it had increased the supply of banknotes to deposit money banks (DMBs).
The central bank explained that presently, there was sufficient supply of lower denomination notes, adding that it had directed all its branches to interface directly with members of the public, including shop owners to enhance easy circulation of the currency.
The CBN, which said this in a statement at the weekend, expressed concern over the unwholesome act of hawking the naira, dispensing it in parties and squeezing it.
NIGERIA: World Bank Predicts 7.8% Growth in Remittances to Developing Economies in 2014
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 25 fois
• Nigeria is largest recipient in sub-Saharan Africa with $21bn in 2013
By Steve Omanufeme in Washington DC
The World Bank Group has predicted that remittance flow to developing countries will rise 7.8 per cent to $436 billion in 2014 from the 2013 volume of $404 billion.
This forecast is contained in the bank's latest issue of the Migration and Development brief released at the weekend in Washington DC, United States, during the 2014 Spring Meetings.
The expected increase in flows to developing countries this year, according to the World Bank, will be maintained in the next few years despite deportations of international migrants from some host countries, adding that remittances will rise to $516 billion in 2016.
NIGERIA: UK Court Judgment: Access Bank Sells Akingbola’s Properties for £13.45m
  Publié le : Monday, April 14, 2014   Source : Thisday live  Lu: 30 fois
Access Bank Plc has commenced the execution of the judgment of a United Kingdom court entered against the former Managing Director of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Erastus Akingbola, with the sale of two of his properties in the UK, which fetched £13.45 million.
Justice Michael Burton of the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench Division, Commercial Court, London had in 2012 ordered Akingbola to pay Access Bank £654 million for sharp and fraudulent practices he committed when he was in charge of the defunct bank, which Access Bank later acquired.
THISDAY gathered at the weekend that the decision to commence the enforcement of the judgment was sequel to the dismissal of Akingbola’s appeal seeking to overturn the decision at the UK Court of Appeal last year.
GHANA: Argentina weighs putting Pope Francis' face on a coin
Published the : Tuesday, December 03, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:530 times
Just a few days after Pope Francis decried capitalism, Argentine lawmakers weighed a new way to honor him: putting his face on a coin.
A proposal to create a commemorative coin as a tribute to Latin America's first Pope passed in Argentina's lower house on Thursday, Rep. Oscar Cachi Martinez said in a post on his official Facebook page.
Martinez first proposed the measure in April, and it garnered approval from congressional committees earlier this month. Now the bill will be sent to the South American county's Senate for consideration.
The goal of the coins, according to the text of the proposed law, is "to commemorate an event of global dimensions, so our present and future generations remember this splendid act in the history of humanity, in which the principal actor is an Argentine."
GHANA: Banks to suffer stiffer punishment
Published the : Tuesday, December 03, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:522 times
The Bank of Ghana is seeking more powers under Foreign Exchange Act 2006,(Act 723), to enable it to impose stiffer sanctions on banks and forex bureau operators that flout the law with impunity.
The Central Bank is of the view that instead of merely suspending recalcitrant players in the industry as per the present Act, there should be a situation where it can be allowed to completely ban offenders to help check the growing indiscipline within the market.
The move by the central bank is said to be a response to the blatant disregard for the Act by players in the industry, who find their dubious deals more profitable than the fines imposed on them by the Bank of Ghana.
At the recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, the Governor of the BoG, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, explained that the quest by the central bank to seek more powers was to help inject sanity into the foreign exchange market while ensuring that players in the sector did not take advantage of the loose nature of the present Act to short-change customers.
GHANA:Ndebugri accuses Energy Minister, Parliament of acting contemptuously; threatens to go to court
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:1096 times
Former Zebilla Member of Parliament (MP) and a plaintiff in the controversial GNPC, Aker case, is accusing the Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah and the clerk of Parliament of contempt.
John Ndebugri says he is in talks with his lawyer and may soon haul both men before the Supreme Court.
The former MP had sought an interim injunction at the Supreme Court, restraining the Energy Minister from laying a new agreement between the GNPC and AMP Petroleum over oil exploration in the Deep South Tano block.
According to Ndebugri, the injunction application was duly served on the minister and the clerk of Parliament with the former filing an affidavit in opposition to the interlocutory injunction.
GHANA: Speech: 1st Alhaji Aliu Mahama Foundation Lecture‏ by Dr Bawumia
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:841 times
Mr. Chairman, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President of the Republic of Ghana
Honourable Ministers of State Honourable Members of Parliament Chiefs and Traditional Leaders Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Representatives of other Political Parties
Members of the Media Distinguished Invited Guests Fellow Ghanaians
Ladies and Gentlemen
Assalamu Alailkum and Good evening!
I would like to thank all of you for making the time from your busy schedules to be present at this inaugural Alhaji Aliu Mahama Memorial Lecture. I am very humbled to have been asked by the Foundation to deliver this first lecture. In fact, when the request came, I thought there must have been some mistake as I felt someone else more qualified, perhaps a statesman like our Chairman, should be the one giving this lecture. I am truly honoured for the opportunity.
GHANA:Ghana, Ivory Coast agree on roadmap to resolve maritime boundary dispute
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:865 times
Ghana and Ivory Coast have agreed to constitute a joint team to establish the geographical boundaries of a disputed area off the coast of Ghana, rich in oil and gas.
Ivory Coast recently renewed its efforts to claim the oil-rich C100 maritime area, which Ghana said is part of its territorial waters. Ghana thought it had exclusive possession and occupation of the territory until April this year, when Ivory Coast announced it had struck oil on a block off Ivory Coast and adjacent Ghana’s Jubilee Field.
The territory is estimated to hold about 2 billion barrels of oil reserves and another 1.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
NIGERIA:South Africans top Africa’s 50 richest
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:923 times
SOUTH Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth of $2.06 billion.
South Africa’s largest fortunes have seen slow growth in the past year, weighed down by meager gains in the resources and mining sectors. Nicky Oppenheimer ($6.6 billion), who recently sold diamond mining firm De Beers to mining giant Anglo American for $5.1 billion; African Rainbow Minerals chairman Patrice Motsepe ($2.7 billion) and Assore chairman Desmond Sacco ($1.4 billion) barely saw their fortunes move compared to a year ago.
NIGERIA:Anenih, Yar’Adua move against •Say it was illegally registered PDM
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:1414 times
Founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Movement, on Tuesday, converged in Abuja and declared that a political party, the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), was registered without compliance with the requirements of the law.
The leaders vowed to take all legal steps to ensure that the name of the movement now registered as a political party is taken back and the movement reverted to its original role as a pressure group within the PDP.
The new party, PDM, is widely seen as a political party on which platform former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar may contest the 2015 presidential election.
NIGERIA:US names Boko Haram, Ansaru as terror groups •It’s a welcome development —FG
Published the : Wednesday, November 13, 2013   Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:864 times
THE United States (US) government has designated Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), according to US and Nigerian government statements, Empowered Newswire reported.
Two statements from the White House and the State Department, on Wednesday morning, made the designation formal, and a third statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC expressed the reaction of the Nigerian government.
While the US Department of State “announced the designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as FTO under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended,” it also labeled the groups as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.”
GHANA: Gender advocate angered by GES' threats to punish pregnant school girls
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:853 times
Gender advocate, Angela Dwamena Aboagye has condemned threats by a deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service, to severely punish girls who get pregnant while in school.
According to her, the proposition was too archaic to be applied in modern, democratic state.
Mrs Bernardette Banongwie, who is the Head of the Inspectorate Division at the GES, last week said any girl who gets pregnant through consensual sex, should be severely punished.
GHANA:Ghana celebrates noise-makers - Analyst
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:761 times
A Research Fellow at the Center for Policy and Research believes the unguarded utterances of some politicians in Ghana persist because the country celebrates "noise-makers".
Samuel Kingsford said on Multi TV's PM Express Monday, that "the problem we have in Ghana is that we celebrate noise-makers, people who can talk, they are eloquent..but no content".
GHANA: Edwinlogy's Lab: Wanted @ the Presidency: A Technical Director to fight corruption
Published the : Tuesday, November 12, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:686 times
We may have glossed over the real but perhaps unconscious import of the President's response to public concerns that corruption under his watch is a lost cause.
Yes, he said, governing was difficult; Yes, he doesn’t expect solidarity (although it would be great if he got it).
Add the two together and in a weird way this is what it suggests – ‘get me a technical director’.
That is how women talk to their husbands when they need help. They use language in a roundabout way.
“Oh darling am tired doing chores but if you are not gonna help that’s fine, I will do it myself’ – sounds familiar doesn’t it?
It is no longer a partisan position to say the government's commitment to fight corruption is lacklustre. It used to be a partisan posture, but no, now it is not. Not any more.
GHANA: Victoria Hammah’s driver kidnapped
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:547 times
The driver of dismissed deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hammah, is suspected to have been kidnapped by two unknown men Monday morning.
Lawrence Quayeson had sought refuge at a family residence near Dansoman after packing out of Victoria Hammha’s house.
A family friend only known as Nadia, with whom he sought refuge told Joy News the two men who picked him up did not identify themselves.
She said Lawrence came to them yesterday evening to charge his phones but had to sleep over because it was late in the night.
GHANA: Reduction in electricity tariffs sad for Ghana - Tarzan
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:459 times
Energy Expert, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby has described as "sad", government's decision to cut utility tariffs by about 25 per cent.
He said the action was an unnecessary inteference with the work of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), the constitutionally mandated body to set utility prices in consultation with the relevant stakeholders..
"This is a sad day for Ghana", Dr. Wereko-Brobby, who is also the Chief Policy Analyst at the Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options (GIPPO), said on the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Monday.
GHANA: I didn't influence any judge - Oye Lithur fights back
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : My joyonline Read:486 times
Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur has refuted claims by Victoria Hammah that she influenced the verdict of the 2012 election petition.
On a secretly recorded tape Ms. Hammah, who was dismissed as deputy Communications Minister, alleged that prior to the landmark ruling, Mrs Oye Lithur met the Supreme Court justices, suggesting she might have influenced their ruling.
But the Children and Social Protection Minister has vehemently denied the allegation in a statement dated November 9, 2013.
"The allegation is untrue and preposterous," she rebutted.
SIERRA LEONE: Enterprise and job creation program launched
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : sierra daily Read:537 times
At least one thousand five hundred young women in Paynesville City, Montserrado County are expected to benefit from a job creation program known as “Be The Change Academy”. The “Be The Change Academy”, which is run by the Youth Crime Watch of Liberia, with support from the Norwegian Government through Peace Child International (UK Based); aims at creating economically stimulating jobs and enterprises for young women through intensive business skills training and guidance.
It was launched recently (Wednesday October 30), at Youth Crime Watch’s Young Women Empowerment Center in Wood Camp, Paynesville City, outside Monrovia. The two-year program officially launched in Liberia includes: two other Mano River Union countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone in which the program is currently being implemented.
The program seeks to provide young women between ages 15 and 35 with marketing, business management and accounting skills, and access to finance for start-up-capital to run their business enterprise.
SIERRA LEONE: FIND Boss blasts PYJ over ‘Pehn-pehn’ Riders’ saga
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : sierra daily Read:495 times
The Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), Mr. Roosevelt Woods, has blasted Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson for criticizing the Government of Liberia(GOL) new regulation against commercial motorcyclists.
FIND is an international human rights and pro-democracy organization operating in the country. Commercial motorcyclists are generally referred to here as ‘Pehn-Pehn’ riders.
According to Mr. Woods, it is uncalled-for for an official of government to condemn a regulation which borders on the protection of the rule of law.
He said it was bad for Senator Johnson to use the new regulation against motorcyclists to gain political relevance.
He said the Nimba County Senator must support the government’s stance because the senator is part of the government and therefore he must support the measure which is aimed at maintaining law and order in the country.
SIERRA LEONE: The aftermath of workers’ protest at Sime Darby
Published the : Monday, November 11, 2013   Source : sierra daily Read:708 times
Normal working activities were stalled at Sime Darby Plantation-Liberia for two days as a result of a protest that was staged by employees of the Plantation against the workers Union. The Sime Darby Plantation-Liberia (SDPL) is situated between Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.
The protest, according to report, was occasioned by the throwing of stones and destruction of several properties, including a shop owned by the workers union’s President, Madam Grace Mason.
According to the report gathered by this paper, the SDPL workers staged the violent protest against their union in demand of an increment of 14 US cents per day to their monthly salary.
NIGERIA: World Post Day: NIPOST to partner CBN over cashless policy
Published the : Thursday, October 10, 2013   Source : Nigerian Tribune Read:877 times
Aligning with the Federal Government’s cashless policy, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), would soon introduce cash transaction in all post offices across the country.
This was disclosed by the Area Postal Manager (APM), Jigawa State Territory, Mr Paschal Ijara, while addressing newsmen in Dutse, as part of activities marking the World Post Day celebration.
Mr Ijara explained that the aim of the programme was to give cash access to rural dwellers and areas with no banks but post offices saying programme would commence soon and would be in full operation nationwide be May next year (2014).
According to him, under the programme, civil servants could collect their salaries in any post office close to them, “without travelling a distance for cash deposit and collections, especially in states where banks are not everywhere like post offices.”
LIBERIA: Mercenary trial suffers major set back
Published the : Monday, October 07, 2013   Source : heritage liberia Read:685 times
The Judge of Criminal “D” at the Temple of Justice, Yussif D. Kaba, on Friday, October 5, 2013 sentenced one of the sequestrated jurors in the Mercenarism trial to one month imprisonment in a common jail in Montserrado County for providing the court false information.
Criminal Court “D” at the Temple of Justice situated at Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Liberia had for the past four months been conducting trial for 18 Liberians charged for alleged mercenary activities in Liberia and neighboring Ivory Coast. But those indicted have since pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Jeremy Neufville, one of the jurors sitting on the case was accused by government lawyers of providing false information to the court about himself and his relations. In a complaint filed by government lawyers called “Bill of Information”, the juror was accused of filling the jury information form calling himself Jeremy Neufville, his father as Paul S. Dweh Neufville, his wife as Hawa Sonii Neufville and his two children as Prince Neufville and Carlos Neufville. The jury information form is a form used by the court to solicit information from potential juror.
GHANA:Yifaa is National Best Teacher
Published the : Monday, October 07, 2013   Source : Daily Graphic-Ghana Read:787 times
A 32-year-old teacher of the Nana Amoakwah Model School at Damang, in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region, Simon Jude Yifaa, was on Saturday crowned the National Best Teacher at the 19th National Best Teacher awards ceremony held in Wa in the Upper West Region.
He took home a cheque for GH¢65,000 for a three-bedroom house to be built at a place of his choice, a laptop and a computer and its accessories for his school.
Mr Tia Yahaya of the Tamale Presbyterian Senior High School in the Northern Region came second, while Mrs Mariama Antwi-Adjei of the Ashanti School for the Deaf placed third.
They were given saloon cars, laptops and computers and accessories for their respective schools.
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