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November 2013

Reminiscing 'on' and 'on' manipulations by state actors as to the manner in which poor Afsatu Kabba was slammed with charges of corruption and corruption related offences, allow me say it verbatim that, 'it's no surprise hearing appel court acquitted and discharged her.'
For those of you that know journalist Ibrahim Samura, no doubt seeing him supports the appeal's court verdict in the Afsatu Vs. ACC matter, rather just say 'it's his honest opinion and the way he has seen it.'

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Believable state house sources yesterday told the Spectator that President Koroma has said he has no intention running for third term.
They say the President damned assertions by mostly opposition politicians as a strategy to divert his attention from one of thinking development to having him defending fallacies.
It is disclosed also that the President has told some of his associates that Sierra Leone is his main concern, not politicians or any political party at all.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Writers tirelessly have tried explaining reasons surrounding Sierra Leone’s timeless and unending ‘hardship,’ yet seems not get things right.
But why is it so? It ponders thought of Sierra Leoneans including diviners/clergies of society, whom also have endlessly prayed for change, but have not seen it come.
Like a man of God once told me, “for years I have asked God direct Sierra Leonean politicians do things the right way, but for years things have not proved well.”

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

A company called Socfin, situated and lying in the Malen Chiefdom Pujehun District, with an investment value of US$122 million started operations in Sierra Leone in April 2011, making it one of the largest investment companies in the country.
General Manager Philip Tonks said his company has planted 3, 100 Ha of hybrid oil palm in 2012, intends planting 4, 000 Ha in 2013 of which 2, 300 Ha has already been completed.
“Socfin has commenced construction of oil mills with processing capacity of 30 tonnes per hour and will be upgraded to 60 tonnes per hour where possible.

Author: 
Spectator News

The passing of a bill on the appointment of the Speaker of Parliament seems explain a conspiracy to remove Speaker Abel Stronge, replacing him with Honourable Chernor Bah aka Chericoco.
Public’s opinions have it that the amendment of section 79 of the 1991 constitution by Parliament on the subject of the appointment of the Speaker of Parliament, which previously provides for either a judge or a retired judge, came owing to government’s concealed intentions having the current deputy Speaker Hon. Chericoco appointed the next Speaker.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Following Sierra Leone Bar Association’s criticism of the media in a statement it puts out November 18th, SLAJ has reacted strongly, cautioning them right unethical manners of lawyers than saying oddities against a respectable association such as SLAJ.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Reports from the hub of Bumbuna in the Tonkolili District are that inhabitants of the District intends take to the street to register their dissatisfaction against government.
Our Bumbuna correspondent Abu Kanu, in a television discussion said residents of Bumbuna have been living in a miserable condition with no electricity, poor road network and poor education.
The township and surround villages are compounded with enormous problems plagued vis-à-vis sanitation, poverty, other hazards etc.

Author: 
Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr

It has reached desks of the Spectator that the latest to be sacked in the Koroma’s administration is Finance Minister Kaifala Marah.
Sources say his sacking will come as a result of downright underperformance.
That Minister Kaifala is tasked with heavy workload, which has seen him not match up to society’s expectations.
Our findings are that Kaifala has not proved his mettle ever since he took up office as Finance Minister, and has been labeled an underperforming minister, who deserves a kick up the back- sacked- by his boss President Koroma.

Author: 
Mohamed Kabbah Turay

The catchphrase ‘Cutting Down the tall Tree’ is commonly used when there is a deliberate attempt to cut-off or put aside a set of strong men that have stakes in society. In view of Sierra Leone’s political scene the 2017/2018 general election ahead seem toeing the path-way for the catchphrase above.
This comment draws me back to the question I have been asking myself times-over why sacked the best minister of the year as per the nation’s awarding institution All Works Of Life.

Author: 
Mohamed Kabbah Turay

Minds speak hurt seeing country’s police force shoot and kill the guiltless at will.
To me, it’s but a nightmare hearing that the police again recently shot and killed a pupil of the Ansarul Islamic Secondary, later tells public the deceased died due to stab wound.
Thanks to one of Sierra Leone’s upright pathologists, Dr. Owiss Koroma, whose truthfulness expressively exposes uncalled for conducts of our police force, stating in his report that the Ansarul School pupil Alhaji Rabo, died as a result of gunshot on the chest not a stab wound as heartlessly alleged.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

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