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

Parliament has yesterday ratified the National State of Emergency, dated 6th August, 2015 by President Koroma. Members of Parliament from both the ruling APC and the main opposition SLPP participated healthily on the pros and cons for extending the national state of emergency despite the country’s countdown to zero. Taking the floor, Paramount Chief Member[…]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the Big Data on Information Technology for storage of information that can be used by the public and private sector for processing towards economic and social development. The launching was held yesterday to mark the end of a Regional Ministerial conference on “leveraging Information and Communication Technology” at[…]

MoneyGram one of the leading global financial institutions operating in the country yesterday rewarded their customers with fabulous prizes as part of their Ramadan raffle draw which was launched a few months ago. The raffle draw was conducted by Premier Media Consultancy at Circular Road in Freetown. Explaining about the promotion, Desmond Finney of Premier[…]

A Chinese state-owned engineering company has signed a deal worth $4.3bn (£2.8bn) to build factories for a Nigerian cement company run by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. China’s Sinoma will build seven plants across the continent and one in Nepal. The new factories will add around 25 million tonnes to the firm’s existing cement capacity[…]

In response to allegation made by over fifty law graduates from different universities whose admissions were rejected by the Law School, the Deputy Minister of Justice, Arrow John Bockarie has said his ministry will ensure that those that are admitted at the Law School are competent to practice. In an interview with Awoko, the Deputy[…]

Internationally acclaimed Sierra Leonean Singer, Steady Bongo, has landed a sledgehammer-weight of words on piracy as an act that is killing the entertainment industry. Steady Bongo was studio guest at last Sunday’s edition of the Jimmy B show on 105.3 FM Air Radio, hosted by entertainment’s godfather, Jimmy B. The show, which took off as[…]

On August 8 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was on a visit to Sierra Leone, visited and expressed regards to the personnel of Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, the Chinese medical team as well as personnel of China-funded enterprises in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. Wang Yi noted that the Central Committee of[…]

As the new school year is about to start in China, forty Sierra Leonean students have received their packages and air tickets to depart the shores of their motherland next Tuesday in pursuit of higher education in China. In his short address to the students that took place at the Conference Hall in the Ministry[…]

Police officers attached to the Bo West Police Division have raided entertainment centers across Bo city believed to be allowing underage girls to engage in prostitution, five of such girls have been arrested and are in police custody. Speaking to this medium in an interview, the Operations Officers of the Bo West Police Division, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Augustine Kabia said they went into action based on tip off from some concern parents that children are now found at night clubs and that the police should go into robust action to put a stop to it. ASP Kabia said that following the lifting of the state of Public Health Emergency, they have been visiting the entertainment centers and video clubs warning the mangers not to allow children into their [...]
Renowned retired educationist, Edna Jones is still in disbelief as to what really happened with her tenancy agreement with the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC). In our earlier publication on Monday 24th August, it was said Mr Brima Ndoeka subletted to Madam Edna Jones. SALHOC admitted that according to their records Mr Brima Ndoeka subletted the property (Villa-6) to Annie Metzger for $6,000, and not Madam Edna Jones. Madam Edna Jones walked into the Awoko Office armed with all her tenancy papers. She had entered into a tenancy agreement on June 3, 2015 with SALHOC having paid the rent of Le18million, and even the Le1.8 m to a law firm for drawing up the tenancy agreement, she is still in limbo why the Housing Corporation is dragging their feet to let her gain [...]