Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Liberians eagerly awaiting announcement of official results

Liberians eagerly awaiting announcement of official results

Liberians are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the official results of the presidential runoff election.The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia set Thursday for the declaration of the winner.Tallying of votes was ongoing at different centres across the country when Henry Flomo, spokesman of the commission, announced the date on Wednesday.The run-off was between George Weah, former FIFA World Football of the [...]

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    Liberian rerun: Counting underway but Weah says he’s optimistic of victory

Liberian rerun: Counting underway but Weah says he’s optimistic of victory

George Weah, one of the contenders in the ongoing Liberia presidential run-off election, has expressed optimism of a favourable result. (more…) [...]

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    Voting commences in Liberia’s presidential run-off

Voting commences in Liberia’s presidential run-off

Voting has begun in polling centres across Liberia as the West African country chooses its next president.The run-off is between former international football star, George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai.Weah won the first round of elections on October 10 with 38 percent of the total votes cast and was followed by Boakai who came second with 29 percent.But, both [...]

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    Dangote to inject $41m into Liberia’s cement industry

Dangote to inject $41m into Liberia’s cement industry

Dangote Group has secured approval from Liberian authorities to invest $41 million into the nation’s cement industry.The approval followed a unanimous passage of a document on investment incentive agreement (IIA) between Liberia’s senate and Dangote Cement Liberia Limited."The senate joint committee is of the opinion that the Dangote Cement Liberia Limited is able to perform in good faith the terms [...]

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    After delay in run-off election, Liberians ready to pick next president

After delay in run-off election, Liberians ready to pick next president

Liberians will go to the polls on Tuesday for the presidential runoff vote that pits former international footballer George Weah against incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai.Weah, representing the Coalition for Democratic Change, won 38.8 percent of votes in the October 10 first round, while Boakai came in second place with 28.8 percent.There was then a delay in the run-off, initially scheduled [...]

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    Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off

Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off

Liberia’s supreme court has cleared the way for a presidential run-off election.In its ruling on Thursday, the apex court said it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process.The court dismissed a complaint from the third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party, which had said fraud had undermined the first round of voting in October.The judges made [...]

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    Liberia’s presidential run-off put on hold over fraud claims

Liberia’s presidential run-off put on hold over fraud claims

Liberia’s supreme court has stayed the November 7 presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first-round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud.Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party challenged the results of the October vote, which set up a run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai.The election is meant to usher [...]

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    Liberia’s season of hope

Liberia’s season of hope

BY UDO JUDE ILOJay peered at me from the burglary proofed window of Lango Lippaye Public School. You could feel his excitement. It was a non-school day because of the elections. The adults were all busy queuing up in lines to vote so Jay had time on his hands to play around. He actually called out to me seeing me [...]

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    George Weah storms TB Joshua’s church

George Weah storms TB Joshua’s church

George Weah, retired footballer, on Sunday visted the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Ikotun, Lagos, to seek the support of TB Joshua, founder of the church, in his bid to lead Liberia.Weah, who is the leading candidate in the Liberian presidential election, will face Joseph Boakai, the incumbent vice-president, in a runoff slated for November 7.Yormie Johnson, a former [...]

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    Nothing can stop my victory, says George Weah’s opponent

Nothing can stop my victory, says George Weah’s opponent

Vice-President Joseph Boakai of Liberia says nothing can stop his victory in the presidential election.George Weah, retired footballer, is Boakai's main opponent in the election. As of Saturday, Boakai of the ruling Unity Party was still the first runner-up with 334,162 votes representing 29.6 percent of the votes so far processed.Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) was leading [...]

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    George Weah takes early lead in Liberia election

George Weah takes early lead in Liberia election

George Weah, football icon, is in an early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday's presidential elections in Liberia.The results were released by Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 percent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country were announced, NAN [...]

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    Liberians head to polls to elect Sirleaf’s successor

Liberians head to polls to elect Sirleaf’s successor

James Dimka, Nigeria’s new ambassador to Liberia, has sued for peace as citizens of his host country will on Tuesday vote in their presidential and house of representatives elections.Dimka told NAN in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that sustaining the prevailing peace in the country was critical to its full socio-economic and political recovery.The election will be the first time there [...]

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    Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 230 soldiers to Liberia

Peacekeeping: Nigeria to deploy 230 soldiers to Liberia

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says 230 Nigerian soldiers will be deployed to Liberia for a peacekeeping mission.The 230 soldiers comprise of 19 officers and 211 rank and files personnel.Speaking in Kaduna at the end of a a four-week training on peacekeeping for the soldiers to be deployed, Buratai urged the soldiers to respect human rights."You must observe human [...]

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    13 killed as meningitis hits Liberia

13 killed as meningitis hits Liberia

Bernice Dahn, Liberia's minister of health, has confirmed that four people have tested positive for a strain of meningitis.According to Reuters, a total of 31 cases of the 'mystery illness' had been reported, including 13 deaths in the outbreak, which has been linked to the attendance of the funeral of a religious leader.While addressing journalists, Dahn said seven specimens from [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Exactly 7 years ago, UN honoured Nigeria police for exceptional service in Liberia

FLASHBACK: Exactly 7 years ago, UN honoured Nigeria police for exceptional service in Liberia

So it does seem that the Nigeria police has a bad reputation - corrupt, bribe collectors, harassers, the unfriend lot and all.But they have had their good times.At the peak of the war in Liberia, Nigeria police officers were deployed for a peacekeeping mission. They shone and were celebrated for their outstanding performance while in the country.So on August 22, [...]

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    FG to deploy 700 soldiers in Liberia

FG to deploy 700 soldiers in Liberia

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has disclosed that 700 military personnel would be deployed to Liberia for Peacekeeping operations.Buratai said this during the graduation ceremony of Nigerian Army Battalion (NIBATT) 38 United Nation Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) in Kaduna.Hassan Umaru, chief of training and operation, represented Buratai at the graduation ceremony.He said the deployment was being undertaken by the [...]

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