AllAfrica News: Liberia

Supreme Court Denies Tyler's Prohibition Request
[LINA] Supreme Court Justice-in-Chambers Jamesetta Howard Wolokolie has declined to issue the 'Writ of Prohibition' requested by House Speaker J. Alex Tyler against majority members of the House who are not attending sessions under his gavel.

Pres. Sirleaf Resubmits Letter to Majority House Members
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has resubmitted her letter to the plenary of the majority members of the House of Representatives, emphasizing her support to the body in its quest to fulfill national objectives.

Two Radio Station Officials Confirm Owing Govt
[LINA] Two officials of the Sarafina Ventures and Communications Incorporated, owner of Radio LIB24 and Love TV shut down by the Civil Law Court, have confirmed being indebted to the Liberian government.

'Cross-Border Movements a Challenge to Preventing Communicable Diseases'
[Concord] Deputy Secretary General of the Mano River Union (MRU) has observed that cross-border movements continue to be a challenge in the prevention of communicable diseases like Ebola, adding that lessons learnt in the fight against the deadly virus, cross-border co-operation, co-ordination and collaboration were critical in addressing future epidemics.

House to Extend Working Session
[LINA] Majority members of the House of Representatives have voted unanimously to sustain a motion calling for the body to extend its regular session by six weeks after the legitimate date for its adjournment.

Africa Loses U.S.$148 Billion Annually to Corrupt Elected Govt - Boakai
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has stated that leaders who attempt to make themselves permanent undermine democracy, while those who attempt to change presidential terms offend progress towards the consolidation of democracy by usurping the rights of the people.

Prince Johnson Submits Bill for Islamic Holidays
[Observer] Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (Nimba County) has submitted for enactment into law a bill calling for the observance of the end of Ramadan and the Feast of Abraham (Lungee) to become national holidays in Liberia.

August 24 Is 'National Flag Day' - National Holiday in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Wednesday, August 24, 2016, as "National Flag Day", and is to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the Republic.

Ellen Receives U.S.-Based Liberia Delegation On Renewing Support for Dual Citizenship
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 received an eleven member delegation from the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota.

Central Bank Team Travels to Rural Liberia On Currency Awareness
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A team representing personnel of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) is in rural Liberia to undertake public awareness on the new series of Liberian Dollar bank notes to be released soon.

Shunned By Executive, Traditional Council and Supreme Court, Embattled Speaker Tyler Looks to Senate for Legitimacy
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It has been a long fight for leadership at the House of Representatives with Speaker Alex Tyler standing his ground that attempts to have him recuse himself is illegal and as such cannot hold while the opposing lawmakers are also resolved to have their leader for over ten years replaced.

Supreme Court Declines to Issue Speaker Tyler Writ of Prohibition
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Lawyers representing the legal interest of embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler, suffered a major legal blow Tuesday at the Supreme Court when the High Court Associate Justice in-Chamber Jamesetta Howard Wolokollie declined to grant a petition for a writ of prohibition.

From Radio to Business - Master Queen Launches 'Masque' Products
[Observer] Inspired by the desire to promote being attractive to women, popular radio host Master Queen has launched her own nail polish brand called Masque.

Grand Bassa Gets Running Water After 26 Years
[Observer] The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), has formally commissioned two new and fully rehabilitated outstations in Kakata, Margibi County, and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Pres. Sirleaf Reaffirms Support for Dual Citizenship
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has reaffirmed her support for dual citizenship in Libera.

Pres. Sirleaf Urges Liberians to Unite Around National Flag
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians to unite around the National Flag so that the nation can continue to develop and build a prosperous and tolerant society.

House to Expedite Passage of 2016/17 National Budget
[LINA] The House of Representatives has voted unanimously to sustain a motion calling for the body to expeditiously pass into law the 2016/2017 National Budget.

President Sirleaf Says National Flag a Symbol of One Nation
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the national flag must remind us of our belonging to one nation - indivisible, with liberty and justice to all. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader was speaking during the National flag Day commemoration at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia. She noted that the flag signifies a symbol that calls us to unity, in which we find strength, a bridge to peace where we stand ready to build a strong a prosperous society and in tolerance where

Osinbajo Proposes Liberia, Nigeria Economic Council
[LINA] Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed the setting up of an economic council that will bring Nigeria and Liberia closer.

Pres. Sirleaf Pays Tribute to Fallen Chief of Office Staff Mcclain
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid tribute to the late Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr., describing him as a patriot, brother, confidante and loyal public servant.

Lenn Eugene Nagbe
[LINA] The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) says it is open to dialogue with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to enhance the media landscape in the country.

VP Boakai Wants African Leaders Build Justice, Rights Entities
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has called on African Leaders to listen to the needs and aspirations of their people and learn lessons from Africa's tragic history.

VP Boakai Addresses Youth Forum in Abuja
[LINA] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has told the Save Democracy Group Africa-Youth Parliament Special Session convening in Abuja that young people in every nation are a very important component of national development.

Traditional Council Calls for Tyler's Recusal
[LINA] The National Traditional Council of Liberia has called on House Speaker Alex Tyler to recuse himself from presiding over the plenary to answer to corruption charges levied against him by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County.

Pres. Sirleaf Signs Book of Condolence for AFL Deputy Chief of Staff
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has led an array of senior government officials to sign the Book of Condolence for fallen Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Deputy Chief of Staff, Colonel Eric W. Dennis.

Ivorian Govt Confers Highest National Honor On Mcclain Post-Humous
[LINA] The Ivorian government has conferred that country's highest national honor post-humous on the late Liberian Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff in the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dr. Edward B. McClain.

Pres. Sirleaf Bids Farewell to Independence Day Orator Nyan
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended farewell to Liberia's renowned biomedical research scientist and orator of Liberia's 169th Independence Day, Dr. Dougbeh Nyan on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on the Liberia leader at her office in Monrovia.

'We Are Grateful to SDPL
[New Republic] Scholarship students of Sime Darby Plantation in Liberia (SDPL) say they will remain grateful to the management of the company for meaningful contributing to their education through scholarships to them.

Govt Declares August 24 'National Flag Day' - a National Holiday
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Wednesday, August 24, as "National Flag Day," and is to be observed as a National Holiday throughout the Republic.

President Sirleaf Receives Delegation From the Organizations of Liberians in Minnesota (Olm) - Acknowledges Positive Engagements and Renews Support for Dual Citizenship.
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 received an eleven member delegation from the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota. The delegation was headed by Mr. Momodu Kemokai.