Monday, September 24, 2018

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    Sierra Leone: We need doctors, teachers from Nigeria

Sierra Leone: We need doctors, teachers from Nigeria

Allie Kabba, Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs, has requested Nigeria’s assistance in energy, education and health sectors.Kabba made the call on Wednesday in Abuja when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama.He said the new government in Sierra Leone was voted on the basis of its manifesto and is committed to providing disciplined leadership.Kabba said the provision of quality [...]

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    Opposition candidate is Sierra Leone’s president-elect

Opposition candidate is Sierra Leone’s president-elect

Julius Maada Bio, candidate of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), has been declared winner of Sierra Leone's presidential run-off election.SLPP is an opposition party.According to the result announced by Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday, Bio received  1,319,406 votes representing 51.81 percent of the total valid votes cast, 2,546,577.Kamara Wilson of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) [...]

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    APC takes early lead in Sierra Leone’s presidential poll

APC takes early lead in Sierra Leone’s presidential poll

Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released 50 percent result of its presidential, legislative and local government elections held on Wednesday.According to the official results, Samura Kamara, presidential candidate of the ruling All People's Congress (APC), is leading with 43.20% of the processed votes.Kamara, who has so far polled 566, 113 votes, is closely followed by Maada Bio of [...]

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    Jonathan to lead election observers to Sierra Leone

Jonathan to lead election observers to Sierra Leone

Former President Goodluck Jonathan will lead a team of observers to Sierra Leone for the country's general election scheduled to hold on March 7, 2018.Jonathan will be heading the election observation mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).In a statement, Ikechukwu Eze, his spokesman, said the ex-president is pleased to be part of the process “in [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Eagles to tackle Sierra Leone in Accra

WAFU Cup: Eagles to tackle Sierra Leone in Accra

Nigeria's Super Eagles will face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Monday as the WAFU Cup of Nations tournament kicks off in Accra, Ghana.The game against the Leone Stars is scheduled to kick off at 7pm Nigeria time.Victory over Sierra Leone will take Nigeria into the tournament’s group phase contest that will see the surviving eight teams divided into [...]

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    Nigeria donates $1m to victims of mudslide in Sierra Leone

Nigeria donates $1m to victims of mudslide in Sierra Leone

Nigeria has donated 315 tonnes of assorted relief materials and $1 million to the victims of the mudslide in Sierra Leone.The tragic incident led to the deaths of over 300 persons.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, made the presentation to his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Samura Koroma, in Freetown, capital of the country, on Tuesday.The relief items included bags of rice, beans, [...]

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    Mudslide buries over 300 in Sierra Leone (updated)

Mudslide buries over 300 in Sierra Leone (updated)

More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes.The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris.The death [...]

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    WAFU Cup: Nigeria to lock horns with S’Leone as Ghana battle Gambia

WAFU Cup: Nigeria to lock horns with S’Leone as Ghana battle Gambia

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn against Sierra Leone in Zone A of the 2017 West African Football Union Cup of Nations.The draw ceremony took place on Thursday in Accra, Ghana.The competition has been scheduled for September 9-24, and teams are expected to feature wholly home-based professionals.The Nigerian team is in the same group with host nation Ghana, Mali and Guinea. [...]

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    Sierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner ‘abducted’ in Kaduna

Sierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner ‘abducted’ in Kaduna

Nelson Williams, Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, has reportedly been kidnapped in Kaduna state.According to SaharaReporters, a top military officer confirmed Williams' abduction.He is believed to have been abducted along Abuja-Kaduna expressway.The envoy of the neighbouring West African country was reported to have been en route an event at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in the state - when [...]

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    20 things to remember about Abacha

20 things to remember about Abacha

General Sani Abacha, born on September 20, 1943, was Nigeria's military head of state from November 17, 1993 to June 8, 1998 when he died suddenly. It is exactly 20 years since he died, but how much of his history do you still remember?1. A Kanuri originally from Borno State, General Sani Abacha was born and brought up in Kano [...]

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    Ebola returns, barely 24 hours after ‘victory’

Ebola returns, barely 24 hours after ‘victory’

Less than 24 hours after the world was declared Ebola-free, a new probable case of the viral disease has been recorded in Sierra Leone.The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed the new case on Friday, adding that West Africa is still at risk of such flare-ups.“A new #Ebola case confirmed by the #SierraLeone government spokesperson reflects the ongoing risk of new [...]

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    Ebola-free Sierra Leone can now host international games

Ebola-free Sierra Leone can now host international games

Sierra Leone can now host international football after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the country free from Ebola on Saturday.The country last hosted an international match on home soil on July 19, 2014 when the Leone Stars defeated Seychelles in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Freetown.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) imposed the ban 15 months [...]

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    WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

WHO declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday declared that Ebola virus transmission in Sierra Leone has ended.WHO made the declaration after 42 days, or two Ebola virus incubation cycles, have now passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease, had a second negative blood test.This is contained in a statement by Anders Nordstrom, the organisation’s representative in [...]

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    World records first Ebola-free week since 2014

World records first Ebola-free week since 2014

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said no new Ebola infections were reported in West Africa in the past week, bringing Sierra Leone closer to its goal of becoming Ebola-free in early November.Since the epidemic started in 2014, this is the first week without new cases."Sierra Leone has seen no new cases in three weeks," Margaret Harris, WHO press officer, told [...]

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    Sierra Leone back in Nigeria for ‘home’ match

Sierra Leone back in Nigeria for ‘home’ match

Sierra Leone will host the second leg of their 2018 World Cup first-round qualifier against Chad in Port Harcourt, Nigeria on October 13.The country was banned from hosting games because of the threat of the Ebola virus.The ban, which has been in place since August 2014, will be lifted in November if no new Ebola cases are registered. Sierra Leone [...]

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    Port Harcourt to host Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire match

Port Harcourt to host Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire match

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between African champions Cote d’Ivoire and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will now take place at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday, the Nigeria Football Federation have announced.The NFF had concluded arrangements for the match to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, but then received a letter from [...]

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