On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Residents of Makeni, on Friday 18 May 2018, turned out to welcome home the former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma. The welcome ceremony took place in the Makeni Wusum Stadium where speeches were made to commemorate the occasion. Many people saw this as an All People’s Party affair. Top party members including the[…]

Recent rumours of another giant diamond find have now been dispelled by officials from the National Mineral Agency (NMA), in the presence of the Vice President, the Minister of Information and Communication and the owners and family members of the miners. After testing, the “diamond” was found to a stone of no value. The Director[…]

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has declared date for the conduct of Local Council elections in five multi-member wards in Makeni, Port Loko and Bonthe, respectively. After engagement with political parties stakeholders, the Commission set Saturday 16 June 2018 for the elections. The proclamation by NEC was in exercise of the powers conferred on it[…]

President Julius Maada Bio has reiterated his commitment to the Sierra Leone media. “I am pleased to engage the leadership of the 4th Estate, and let me assure you that we are committed to all the pronouncements we have made on the media,” said President Bio during a courtesy call by SLAJ at State House[…]

Dolwich FC defeated Serwo FC 3 – 1 in the grand final of Football For a New Tomorrow (FANT) Sierra Leone Unity Tournament ‘Let The Game Play’ in the X-Ray Arena at SS Camp, Regent on Sunday May 20 2018. The tournament, which was sponsored by Selina Enterprises, lasted a week. It started on Monday[…]

The Minister of Sport, Ibrahim Nylenkeh, said the government is going to open special funding for sporting associations, according to the Chief Minister. He said, any association that wants to travel has to make sure they submit a budget one or two months before the trip. If they fail to do that, they will not[…]

“We were fooled. They lied to us. We were told that they are going to build a factory here which would benefit our kids, but sadly the place was turned into a dumpsite which is now affecting us,” Chief Yambuara Turay of Culvert remarked. Culvert is a low land community in the east of Freetown[…]

A successful meeting held in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security ended up agreement after Shandong Steel Mining Company reached an agreement with the Ministry of Labour to pay aggrieved senior staff benefits. The aggrieved senior staff had stormed the Ministry’s compound to protest for their entitlement and wait for[…]

On Monday 2 April 2018, Hassan Deen Bangura alias L.A allegedly fatally stabbed Alfred Gibson in the chest along Accession Town in Freetown. He was immediately arrested and charged with Murder. On Monday 21 May 2018, the accused appeared before Magistrate Santigie Bangura of the Freetown Magistrate Court, No.1 on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown. Testifying in court, Detective Sergeant Mohamed Fofanah, attached at the Exhibit Unit at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said that he was on duty on 4 April at the CID when a knife without a handle was brought to him as exhibit for safekeeping. According to Sergeant Fofanah, “I am responsible for the registration and safe keeping of exhibits that are brought into the station.” He said on the 4 April 2018, the knife [...]
The Home base Roll Ball team has won this year's Roll Ball Championship by defeating Rolling Stars by five goals to three (5-3) at the Freetown Amusement Park in Freetown. The tournament was sponsored by the Rokel Commercial Bank and attracted eight teams. Also for the female side, it was also a win for the Home Base squad as they defeated the Rolling Stars in a grand style. The best female player, Ellen Samura, she said she is feeling good to be the best player in the first edition of such a competition and she revealed that she started playing the game in 2015 and she does not have specific time for training because of her school work but she hopes to win the best player in the coming competitions. And the best male player of the championship was Ibrahim Kamara of Home [...]