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WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE AND FIRST AFRICAN DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

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WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE AND FIRST AFRICAN DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION – Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

She was raised by her grandmother because her parents were studying abroad, when she was finally reunited with them…she held on tight!

She always wanted her father’s attention and this need for attention led to a “COINCIDENCE” that changed her life!

Her father was a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, a mathematical economist who was working on a paper and didn’t want any disturbance but the young girl needed her father’s attention…

So he picked a book off his shelf and gave his daughter to read the 1st chapter that he would ask questions later and she happily ran off to read it, happy she got her father’s attention…

The book turned out to be a book in “ECONOMICS”, it was boring and she didn’t enjoy it but she still read it and promised herself NEVER to read “ECONOMICS”

– COINCIDENCE 1 –

A few years later at the age of 18, she had already passed her entrance exams to Cambridge and Harvard with Cambridge being her main choice…

She wanted Cambridge because she wanted to study “GEOGRAPHY” and her godmother was lobbying for her to come to Cambridge but something happened, her mother had just gained admission to Boston to do her Ph.D. and as a young teenager, it was better to stay with her mum.

She had to go to “HARVARD” which is in Boston to stay close to her mum.

You can call this “- COINCIDENCE 2 -” as we’re trying to create a pattern.

On getting to Harvard, they didn’t offer her core subject “GEOGRAPHY” and the only subject close to it that could satisfy her curiosity was “ECONOMICS”

So she studied “ECONOMICS”, a subject she swore never to read in a school that was never her first choice…

– COINCIDENCE 3 –

Forbes called her the “Accidental Economist” but I don’t see it as “Accidental” or “Coincidence”, it was God pushing her towards her destiny of greatness…

Thanks to Economics
– Former MD World Bank
– First Female Finance Minister
– Euromoney Global Finance Minister

And yesterday she became the “WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE AND FIRST AFRICAN DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION”

SIERRA LEONE ARMED FORCES DAY

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SIERRA LEONE ARMED FORCES DAY

Many sovereign nation states including the US, UK, India, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana among others celebrate Annual Armed Forces Day in order to recognize and honour personnel (both living and late) of their respective Armed Forces for the selfless services and sacrifices.

Sierra Leone selected February 18th as our Armed Forces Day because it was on that Day, February 18 in 2002 that Sierra Leone President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah officially declared the End of the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991 to 2002.

The RSLAF had fought bravely in the 1st and 2nd World Wars as part of the Royal West African Frontier Force in India, Burma and the Cameroon. We used to celebrate in recognition of those victories achieved on the 24th January as Myohaung every year, but we have now moved from that.

RSLAF also fought as part of the ECOMOG Force in Liberia in order to restore Law and Orders in that sister State. RSLAF also participated in Peacekeeping Operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 60s. RSLAF was also engaged in Peace Support Operations in East Timor, Syria and Lebanon.

Today RSLAF is engaged in Peace Support Operations in Sudan, Somalia, Mali, and the Central African Republic (CAR).We expect all Patriotic Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone in and out of Sierra Leone to join us celebrate our Armed Forces Day. It is a declared public holiday to honour both the living and departed service personnel.

Please kindly come join the President Brigadier (RTD) Maada Bio, the Commander-in-Chief (who also fought in Liberia as part of ECOMOG in 90/91 and also defended Sierra Leone against the Corporal Foday Sankoh’s invasion of Sierra Leone ), the 1ST Lady, Mrs Fatima Jabbie Bio, Officers, Men and Women of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces to celebrate our Armed Forces Day.

Written by BS Conteh (SL 300)

What is happening with Musa Tombo?

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What is happening with Musa Tombo?

Today is another sad day for me, and one that I will never forget.

It’s very easy to make judgements around situations you no nothing about…and today I want people to change perceptions around MUSA TOMBO….its breaks my heart as a dad that has kids of my own…have brought this boy from his humble beginnings to slowly developing into something that will benefit not just him and his family but Sierra Leone if and when God will cover him with his grace to grow…from been the young boy he is…going through the difficulties our environments bring.

Again I am kindly asking for us to support this innocent boy that has and still going through.. what life challenges bring to this young and vulnerable young boy. This is not a time to JUDGE….him but needs everyone’s support in whatever way….think of this boy been.. your ..son, friend, brother, that needs you now.

I have worked with a lot of young boys…when I made a conscious decision to return home and make my own meaningful contributions towards the development of these boys, and its PAINFULL.

Make God in Grace help and cover am…please keep him in your prayers.
I remain one of yours

John keister
Coach.

SLFA GS AND HEAD OF FINANCE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TOP FIFA MANAGEMENT COURSE

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SLFA GS AND HEAD OF FINANCE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TOP FIFA MANAGEMENT COURSE

The Sierra Leone Football Association General Secretary, Christopher Kamara and Head of Finance Ibrahim Ahmed Bah have today successfully completed a top management course in Football Administration at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa and have been conferred with the equivalent of a Master Degree Certificate.

The Football Executive Program which was fully funded by FIFA in collaboration with the International Centre for Sports Studies in Switzerland and the Nelson Mandela University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa attracted over thirty participants, mainly General Secretaries and senior FIFA Forward staff of Member Associations across African.

The official closing ceremony of the one year six months course took place today through a webinar during which the Sierra Leonean duo made a masterpiece presentation on the construction project of the proposed Women’s Football Development Centre in Freetown.

Kamara and Bah and are now among the only three Sierra Leonean football administrators to hold such a qualification in global football administration, the third being the former SLFA General Secretary- Alimu Bah.

SLFA Media Department…

Salone U-17 Football Delegation Paid Courtesy Visit To Salone Ambassador In Senegal

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Salone U-17 Football Delegation Paid Courtesy Visit To Salone Ambassador In Senegal

On Monday 8th February 2021, at exactly 12 midday the WAFU U-17 Sierra Leone delegation to Senegal paid a courtesy visit to the Salone Ambassador in Senegal, Dakar to update him about their stay in Senegal. The delegation comprised of NSA and SLFA Officials, players, Technical Staff and accompanying Sports Journalists.

On arrival at the office the delegation was received by the second Secretary Madam Aminata Kargbo. Meeting with the Ambassador H.E. Alhaji Brima Elvis Koroma he heartily welcomed the delegation and expressed special thanks to them for travelling almost two and half hour drive to the office in Dakar. I appreciate your coming my Brothers and Sisters, you are welcome to your office. He said my main problem now is the office is too small as you can see, but very soon we are going to relocate to another big building that will accommodate all our facilities and staffs.

Remember that this Embassy was closed during the civil war but with God we have re-opened it. As I speak to you we have so many developmental projects and programs for my Country, first to start with will be the French language program for our people, because they are finding it very difficult to communicate with the Senegalese people. For this i will have to engage the Ministry Of Education in Senegal to help us with French teachers that Will handle this issue as soon as possible.

I have put in place some Industrial Projects from Senegal that I will discuss with my President to be instituted in the regions, by doing this, you will migrate the people from City to the regions. He asured us that there are so many developmental projects in Senegal if implemented will create so many jobs for the Youths in my Country.

He asured the NSA officials that he has so many sporting projects from Senegal that he will give to them and I am always willing to work with you as a team. He appealed to both the NSA and SLFA Officials to put modalities in place as soon as possible to settle the impasse in football because without relative peace there will be no development, and Government funds will be wasted. He appealed to NSA and SLFA Officials to always inform him earlier when they have football Tournaments in Senegal so that he will make special provisions for food for the delegation coming. He advised them not to rely on the host Country’s food. I wish you well in pending Tournaments.

In his Statement, the Leader of delegation for SLFA Harold Nat Johnson thanked the Ambassador for the good reception and his positive support and contributions during the two matches our U-17 Sierra Stars played in the Tournament. He assured the Ambassador that they will work with him and take his advise seriously for the development of football. I will update our executive members when I return home.Thanks Ambassador for recognizing the good works of Joseph Toby during his playing days.I am in full support of all what you have said. God bless you Sir.

The Director of Competitions (NSA) Steven Kelfala in his Statement thanked the Ambassador for all he had said and the good reception. He told the Ambassador that the NSA is a new body form to develop Sports in the Country. He explained in details plans and projects that have been put in place to gather and develop the various Associations within the sports family. Some we have started, others we will start very soon. To confirmed to you Sir that our Government is serious towards the development of sports they have gave Le25Billion. Our main focus now is the SLFA elective Congress, that’s why we came late to the Tournament. Last Friday we were in Parliament with the Parliamentarians, SLFA members etc to settle some issues with the FA executive. He assured the Ambassador that NSA officials will work with him seriously because he has very good plans if implemented will change the face of Sport in the Country. We are sorry for the bad performance of our players at the Tournament, when we return home we will address the issue accordingly Sir. God bless you Sir.

Parliamentary Oversight Sports Committee representative Hon. Banya expressed special thanks to the Ambassador for the hospitality Sierra Leoneans are enjoying in Senegal despite the language barrier. He thanked the Ambassador for all he has done for us during our stay in Senegal. He appealed to him to go ahead with the French program including the other projects he stated, especially the Industrial Projects for the regions which is a welcome news for the Country. I will report all what you have said to my Colleagues. Thank you Sir.

In response, the Ambassador thanked them for all what they said and appealed to the NSA Officials not to compromise with salient issues in Sports.Take the right decisions or actions when necessary, you are the hope of the players or athletes in your country. I wish you well. God bless you. Good Bye.

From Alex Lansana Claye In Senegal.(Di Pa ihn Yai) Stayblessed.

New Deputy Head of Mission to Germany Takes Leave of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio

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New Deputy Head of Mission to Germany Takes Leave of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio

State House, Freetown, Wednesday 10 February 2021

Deputy Head of Mission to the Federal Republic of Germany, Madam Fatmata Kargbo, has taken leave of His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House.

She said she is humbled by the appointment to serve the country abroad and thanked President Bio for the confidence reposed in her to serve again. She assured of a cordial working relationship with her boss, the head of mission, to ensure the best out of the mission.

President Bio congratulated the new deputy head of mission and encouraged her to effectively represent the country and the head of state, citing her experience as a basis for growth and success.

High-Level Delegation from Guinea Meets Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Presents Letter from Present Conde

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High-Level Delegation from Guinea Meets Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Presents Letter from Present Conde

State House, Freetown, Monday 8 February 2021

A high-level delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad, Dr Ibrahim Khalil Kaba, has today conveyed a letter from Guinea’s President Alpha Conde to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House.

The team comprising the minister, Dr Kaba, Guinean Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Tejan Conde, and other top-ranking officials from the country’s Ministry of National Defence and Ministry of Security and Civil Protection also held a closed-door meeting with President Bio and his government.

Also present on the part of the government of Sierra Leone were the Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Dr Abass Chernor Bundu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabeela Tunis, Minister of Defence, Brig. (Rtd) Kellie Conteh, Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Swaray and his deputy Mamadi Gobeh Kamara, and the Ambassador to Guinea, Alimamy Bangura.

The visit comes almost two weeks after President Bio sent a delegation to Conakry to engage President Conde on the border closure at Kambia with increased instances of incursions by Guinean troops in the Yenga area and 3 weeks after he raised the issue with the 58th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

Kao Denero said in an audio the nomination of Drizilik for the MTV Listener’s Choice Award was corrupt

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Kao Denero said in an audio the nomination of Drizilik for the MTV Listener’s Choice Award was corrupt

Some would say he is hating on Drizilik because his name was  not selected for the MTV award.

According to Kao Denero, an email was sent to 10 Sierra Leoneans from mtv to nominate an artist to represent Sierra Leone for the #mtvmama Listener’s Choice Award 2021. However these group of Sierra Leoneans only selected Drizilik instead of allowing the public to make a choice. Kao Denero states that these group of people kept the information secret and selects Drizilik as their candidate to represent Sierra Leone.

He also added, he is waiting for more information and names to publish everything out on the media. On the audio, despite all this he said he was attacked, called names and abused by these same group of people to vote for Drizilik and called him “badhat”.

We will bring you more information as we get them, what do you think?

Listen to the audios below….

His Facebook posts 

Drizilik Nominations 

New Song: Daddy Saj – NOR KRACH MI KROKRO

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Update: Daddy Saj – NOR KRACH MI KROKRO

The song us finally out, listen for your self and give your comment below

Daddy Saj releasing a new song called NOR KRACH MI KROKRO

D. SAJ ENTERTAINMENT presents Daddy Saj “NOR KRACH MI KROKRO”

The all time local and international award winning artist and Music Crusader [Daddy Saj] will release his new hit song “NOR KRACH MI KROKRO” meaning (Don’t mess with me) officially on February 12th 2021.

The message on this song targets issues like land grabbing, injustice, abuse of power, hiccups in the entertainment industry, political intolerance and more. The song would be available on all social media platforms, radio and TV including all local music vendors nationwide.

Song Preview

DADDY SAJ of “corruption e do so” fame, delights and appreciates the role of fans, promoters, DJs, Presenters and all those who in diverse ways are supporting and promoting the Entertainment sector.

Daddy SAJ also focuses on healthcare, philanthropy, activism and religiosity as he determines to stay for good this time around in order to restore originality, and take Sierra Leone music to a higher height of success.

D. SAJ Entertainment however wishes to inform all that this particular hit song is not in any way a ploy to negatively taint the image of the Government or any individual but rather it is geared towards highlighting facts as the voice for the voiceless.

Lastly, know that Corona is real; therefore, let us fight it by wearing face mask, regularly washing hands and observing social distancing. Together we can beat Corona.

Get ready for the song and keep visiting I Rep Salone Media for more information..

Soriba Special Kamara: Housemates #46 entering the house tomorrow

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Soriba Special Kamara: Housemates #46 entering the house tomorrow – Wednesday 14th October 2020

Soriba Special Kamara is a smart and intelligent young Sierra Leonean who has amassed wealth of experience in the media and social landscape of Sierra Leone and beyond.

He started off as a Disc Jockey (DJ) from Makeni City, Northern Sierra Leone, where he beat all odds to become an influential and professional DJ across the country. He served the national broadcaster Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) as a DJ and Journalist. His unique presentation on radio earned him the nickname ‘SABITOK’, a title reserved for people with proficiency in speaking and presentations.

In his early institutional engagements in Sierra Leone, Soriba has also lend a hand in institutions like African Minerals Ltd and more. He was an affiliate of the BBC Media Action, an institution that enhanced his professional media practice.

He is a graduate from a top university in Sierra Leone, UNIMAK, which puts him above his peers in every aspect of life.

During his stay in #Dubai, UAE, Soriba has worked and excelled at prominent institutions like Rubber World Insulation Factory, Star Metro Hotel Dierra, and he is currently a Foreman at the Euro Gulf Interior in Dubai. He has build a bank of amazing expertise from diverse fields of engagement.

Soriba Special is also a farmer, talent agent, ghost writer and social media handler for public figures, businesses, stars, etc. As a talent agent or talent manager, he has successfully groomed and promoted renowned celebrities across Sierra Leone and beyond, including a Sierra Leonean beauty queen, Naomi Kay. @naomikayofficial Soriba’s role was a key factor for Naomi’s success as a top African model in Europe. Under his role as talent manager, Naomi Kay won the ‘Miss Face of Africa’ and later represented Sierra Leone at the Miss Rainbow of the World in 2018.

He is a good marketing and branding consultant, with deep knowledge in the digital space. Soriba is an ambitious young man. A game changer and a perfect gentleman.

Follow his social media pages for more information coming up – Soriba Special