Sports, politics, Professor Wole Soyinka, George Weah and Ogun State
The title of this piece is not designed to mislead or confuse. It is the best way I am able to capture in a few words the many different thoughts and persons connected to one another in my mind.
UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia completes mandate
A pivotal moment in the history of Liberia came recently when the United Nations mission successfully completed its mandate of supporting the West African nation in the transition to peace and democracy after about 15 years.
Weah tells Nigeria to prepare well for World Cup
Liberia's President George Weah on Monday urged Nigeria to get their preparation right for the World Cup and avoid wranglings over cash that have plagued previous appearances.
Liberia's Weah replaces controversial justice minister
Liberia's new president George Weah has bowed to intense pressure and replaced his choice for justice minister after local media reported lawyer Charles Gibson was stripped of his licence for embezzling a client.
Some lesson notes from Weah’s Liberia
I went. I saw. And I wept for Liberia. I also wept for the new President, George Weah who is making the young and the old to see hope again.
Liberia's Weah makes first cabinet appointments
New Liberian President George Weah has appointed the first members of his cabinet, all of them men, largely naming party allies but picking a foreign minister close to former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
My success is your success, ex-footballer Weah tells Liberians
“I came from a slum. I had no money. I succeeded. I worked hard. That is what I am calling on Liberians to do now. They have to work with me and take the chances that I am offering them.” Those were the words of former World Footballer of the Year award winner, George Manneh…
Liberia’s new president, Weah wants to score quick goals as parliament begins ministerial screening today
George Manneh Weah who was sworn in yesterday as president in a grand ceremony in Monrovia seems to be in a haste to score more political goals in his very poor nation as the Senate will begin conformation of his ministerial nominees today. This sense of urgency was announced at a reception organised by a…
George Weah sworn in as Liberian president
To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on Monday, completing the country's first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944.