We’ll support your efforts towards stability, Buhari assures Sierra Leonean President
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the new President of Sierra Leone, Mr Julius Maada Bio, of Nigeria’s support, including military assistance, as the country works towards a stable and improved economy.
Osinbajo attends inauguration of Sierra Leone’s President Bio
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday left Abuja to attend the inauguration of President Julius Bio in Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to a statement by Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Osinbanjo is expected to Abuja later in the evening. Bio won the country’s presidential run-off…
Sierra Leone president declares national cleanup day
Sierra Leone's new President Julius Maada Bio has announced that the first Saturday of each month will be "national cleaning day," as part of a campaign to improve hygiene and the work rate of civil servants.
Former soldier Bio wins Sierra Leone vote but opponent vows to contest
Sierra Leone's opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio secured his first term in office as a civilian Wednesday when he was declared the winner of a controversial presidential run-off -- but his opponent vowed to contest the result.
Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off
Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.
Goodluck Jonathan arrives Sierra Leone for presidential run-off poll
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has returned to Sierra Leone to observe the country’s presidential run-off polls scheduled for Tuesday March 27.
A tale of two cities
Over the last two decades, it has been the best of times in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown, and the worst of times in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. Both capitals – where much of the population of West Africa’s tragic twins live - have symbolized contrasting fortunes. While devastating civil wars broke out in…
Sierra Leone leader defends presidential candidate, record
Sierra Leone's outgoing leader has defended the presidential candidate widely seen as his handpicked successor on amid accusations of personal interference, and hit out at opponents of an election day vehicle ban. The West African nation goes to the polls on Wednesday to choose a replacement for Ernest Bai Koroma, who is stepping down after…
Nigerian businesses in focus at Sierra Leone’s presidential poll
As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC). While it is being perceived that…