AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Men Who Could Be - Liberia's VP Reportedly Close to Naming His Running Mate
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Vice President Joseph Boakai, the nominee on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party has been having marathon meetings over the past 72 hours as he zeros in on the naming of his running mate ahead of presidential elections scheduled for October, multiple sources close to the selection process have revealed to FrontPageAfrica.

U.S. Embassy Lacks Trust in Liberian Security Over Stolen Vehicles Saga?
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The trial has commenced and lawyers representing the Republic of Liberia are expected to produce the seven vehicles claimed to have been stolen from the United States, but the vehicles, FrontPageAfrica has learned, are in the custody of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, but the Embassy is skeptical about releasing the vehicles to the Government of Liberia due to lack of confidence in the justice and security sectors.

Banks Denies Tipoteh's Lawsuit Against Korkoya
[Observer] Yesterday was an emotional day for Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, a presidential hopeful in the upcoming elections and a veteran politician, when his request for the Supreme Court to prevent National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya from serving that post for allegedly holding an American passport was denied.

Deputy Srsg Calls for Restructuring National Land Tenure System
[Observer] Yacoub El Hillo, Deputy Special Representative of UN Secretary-General (DSRSG) and UN Coordination, says there is an urgent need for Liberia to restructure its land tenure system because the reform will help in the consolidation of peace and continuation of stability and prosperity in Liberia.

Takun J. Wins District-8 Primary to Contest On ANC Ticket As Representative
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's undisputed king of Hipco, Jonathan Koffa, commonly known as Takun J, has won the Alternative National Congress (ANC) primary of District#8, Montserrado County, on a white ballot at the ANC headquarters on Thursday.

Liberia - Divisiveness, Ethnicity and Presidential Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] President Sirleaf, VP Boakai and all Candidates must condemn ethic divide by some UP partisans, surrogates and other Liberians

LEC Battles Power Thief
[New Dawn] Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC are stressing the need to seriously address power thief, warning that it undermines growth. Addressing residents of PHP and Plunkor Communities in Monrovia during an interactive dialogue on Thursday, 22 June on the danger associated with power thief, the Assistant Director for Planning at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, Edwin Fahnbulleh, cautions residents not to incorporate the crime into various communities.

Fire At MOH Again
[New Dawn] Less than a month after the National Drugs Service (NDS) and Laboratory at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center were gutted by fire, the central office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) situated in Oldest Congo Town was on Thursday, 22 June engulfed in flames.

Lone Star Cell MTN Underscores
[New Dawn] The Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Liberia's leading GSM Company Lone Star Cell MTN, Mr. Babatunde Osho, emphasizes here that education is very essential to the growth and development of any nation.

General Auditing Commission to Audit Liberian Legislature
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Auditor General of Liberia, Yusador Gaye, has written members of the House of Representatives, informing it of the General Auditing Commission's intention to commence an audit of assets declaration of members of the House of Representatives.

Justice Banks Refuses to Prohibit Korkoyah From Presiding Over Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks on Thursday gave smiles to lawyers representing National Elections Commission chairperson, Jerome Korkoya.

United Bank for Africa Launches Debit Mastercard in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -United Bank for Africa (UBA) June 22, 2017 launched its Debit MasterCard in Liberia, which focuses on replacing a dependence on cash and to electronically deliver payment solution quickly, conveniently and securely as an alternative means of payment for all citizens - instantly.

Chairman Korkoya Blames Negligence for Omission of Names On Voter Roll
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah, says it is negligible that the names of over 13,000 people were omitted from the voter's roll exhibition.

Lawmakers Urged to Ratify Land Bill
[New Dawn] The Chairman on Land and Authority here, Dr. Othello Brandy, is calling on members of the 53rd Liberian Legislature to pass the Land Right Bill into law, stressing that the bill recognizes right of indigenous people to own their land.

NEC Concedes
[New Dawn] The Chairman of the National Elections Commission Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has attributed the misplacement of names against individuals' photographs on the voter roll as "human error" that could undermine the process of holding free, fair and transparent elections in October.

Senate Summons NEC Boss
[New Republic] The plenary of the Liberian Senate has summoned the commissioner of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya to appear before the body this Thursday to answer to questions regarding the exhibition of the voter roll.

Senator Prince Johnson Confused About October 10?
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Prince Y. Johnson is known for many characteristics in Liberia: a merciless rebel leader, a politician and a clergyman.

Pres. Sirleaf Dedicates Several Projects in Bong
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Bong County to appreciate citizens of the county for their support to her administration and helping to maintain the peace in Liberia.

Kanvee Adams, Takun J, Others Win ANC Primaries
[Observer] Liberian gospel icon Kanvee Gaine Adams, Hip-co star Jonathan 'Takun J' Koffa and 15 other aspirants were this week chosen to contest on the Alternative National Congress (ANC) ticket in Montserrado County in the October elections. Also elected were Atty. Lafayette Gould, Shiafa L. A. Dennis, Joseph T. P. Cummings, and Pauline Nyanfor, among others.

Court Detains Prison Compound Supt.
[New Republic] -For Rejecting Prisoner At Facility

Oragon Refutes Alleged Involvement in Stolen Vehicles Saga
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A local rental service, Oragon International, has refuted media reporting, linking it to the purchase of stolen vehicles from the United States of America.

UP National Youth Congress Doubts Korkoya Credibility to Conduct October Elections
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The credibility of the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has come under questioning as the country is left with less than 140 days to go to the polls.

MFDP Holds SOEs Annual Review Workshop
[New Dawn] A two-day State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Annual Renewal Workshop gets underway from June 23 to June 24, 2017 in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Supreme Court Decides Korkoya's Fate Today
[Observer] A decision is expected today on whether or not Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya will remain as head of the National Elections Commission (NEC).

PYJ, Weah Fail!
[New Dawn] A report by the Institute for Research and Democratic Development on the performance of the 53rd Liberian Legislature for 2016 has graded both Senators George Manneh Weah of Montserrado County and Prince Yormie Johnson of Nimba County as failures.

PSDI Audit 'A Witch Hunt' - James Kollie Exposes Strains With Finance Minister in Letter to President Sirleaf
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Just days after the leak of a preliminary draft audit on the Private Sector Development Initiative (PDSI) which spurred a ricochet criticisms amongst Liberians and international stakeholders, Dr. James Kollie, the former Deputy Minister of Finance for Fiscal Affairs and the current head of the Liberia Maritime Authority penned a detailed letter of protest to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, accusing the current Finance minister, Boima Kamara of masterminding a witch-hunt and prematurely leaking the report

Friday Is 'National Public Service Day' - a 'Working Holiday'
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Friday, June 23, as "National Public Service Day", which is to be observed throughout the country as a "Working Holiday".

Athletes Reunion Blazes Atlanta With Red, White and Blue
[Observer] The national colors: red, white and blue, will be on display in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States from June 23-25 as former and current Liberian sports promoters gather in a major reunion to celebrate what binds them together: sports.

UBA Launches First Debit Mastercard
[Observer] United Bank for Africa Liberia Limited (UBALL) has launched the first debit MasterCard in the country, becoming the first commercial bank to do so for its clients in Liberia.

LFA 1st Division Weekend Preview
[Observer] The 2016/1017 Liberia Football Association 1st division championship will this weekend continue with the 12 teams returning to action after match day 17.