Weah seeks Nigeria’s help to jump-start Liberia’s economy
President George Oppong Weah of Liberia has appealed to Nigeria for assistance to jump-start his country’s diminishing economic fortunes. Weah made the appeal yesterday during a state visit to Nigeria where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “Our people have voted for change, and for hope. And change is finally…
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.
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 to be sworn in with Liberian hopes sky-high
Former international footballer George Weah will be sworn in as Liberia's new president on Monday, a landmark moment that marks the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.
The remarkable feat of George Weah
Remarkable. That about sums up the incredible feat of the newly elected Liberian president, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah. Bedecked, not burdened, with six names, he is sure to stand out among African and world leaders. Let me begin this by offering you the obvious information about him. Weah is a former professional footballer.…
Weah and the future of Liberia
It is now official. 1995 World Footballer of the Year, George Opong Weah has been declared winner of the just concluded Liberia’s presidential election. It will be recalled that Weah topped the first round of voting earlier in October but did not secure the 50 per cent needed to win outright majority, thus necessitating a…