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House Draws Up Citizenship, Land Ownership Amendments for Referendum

[Observer] But uncertainty hangs over its approval by the People (AllAfrica)

Alexander Cummings Weighs in On Dual Citizenship, Land Ownership

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Weighing in on President George Manneh Weah's proposition for the repealing of the "racist" clause of the Liberian Constitution to allow dual citizenship and property/land owner right to people of non-Negro decent, the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) said such must be done with reciprocity. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Senate Confirms 35 of Presidential 83 Nominees

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberian Senate says it has confirmed 35 presidential nominees for their various offices, noting that the respective committees are working aggressively to have the government in shape. (AllAfrica)

Weah Names 9 Former Lawmakers to Strategic Positions

[Observer] Former Speaker Atty. J. Emmanuel Nuquay is the Director General for Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (AllAfrica)

Man, 42, Blames Wife for Exposing Rape of Step-Daughter, 13

[Observer] Unrepentant defendant Varney Swaray, being escorted by court officers to the Monrovia City Prison (AllAfrica)

Weah's Appointment of Young People Laudable

[NEWS] Since His Historic inauguration on January 22, 2018, President George Manneh Weah has made several appointments of individuals to aid his government for the next six years. The Liberian leader has made more than 150 appointments, but what is unprecedented is the number of young people who have been appointed in the government. (AllAfrica)

Residents of Matadi Community Cry Out for Public Health Care

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Monrovia City Cooperation (MCC) in collaboration with other Sanitor working groups in the city of Monrovia has been on the road map for the cleaning of drainages and waste managements across Montserrado and its environs. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Commends Health Workers Association for Their Sacrifices

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah has met with a delegation of the Health Workers Association of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Weah Withdraws Nominee for Justice Minister

[Observer] President George Manneh Weah has with immediate effect withdrawn the nomination of Cllr. Charles Gibson, as Justice Minister-designate. (AllAfrica)

Two Charged With Raping Two Boys and 13-Yr-Old Girl

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In less than a week the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has jailed two men charged with rape and will remain detain until prosecution. (AllAfrica)

First African American Billionaire Reginald Lewis Remembered

[Observer] The board chairman of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Cllr. Robert Tubman, is expected to leave for the United States for a historic event in which many in the United States are anxiously waiting to participate. Cllr. Tubman leaves Liberia today to form part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the death of an iconic African American, the late Reginald Lewis, the first African American billionaire in the United States. (AllAfrica)

Liberia to Lose U.S.$120 Million If Power Company Contract Is 'Terminated Prematurely'

[Observer] The chairman of the board of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), Dr. Clarence K. Moniba, told the House of Representatives yesterday that Liberia will lose more than US$120 million if the current contract with the management is prematurely terminated. (AllAfrica)

Senate Warns Presidential Appointees Against Constitutional Violations

[Observer] Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh has raised concerns over gross violations of Article 54 of the Constitution of Liberia by presidential appointees already executing functions at their respective institutions without confirmation. (AllAfrica)

Exchange Rate Climbing

[Observer] Barely five days after the huge drop in the LRD/USD exchange rate across the country, the rate is now taking a normal trend, a Daily Observer survey has revealed. Prior to Monday, the exchange rate was L$135 to US$1. (AllAfrica)

Pleebo Women Initiate Self-Help Projects

[New Dawn] Over 500 women in Pleebo Sodoken District, Maryland County, southeast Liberia under the banner Community Women Brigade are involved in several self-help initiatives, including cleaning communities and training opportunities for fellow women. The group is in partnership with Water Aid Liberia and Water Aid Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)

Weah Names New Justice Minister

[New Dawn] Amid mounting public opposition, President George Manneh Weah has with immediate effect withdrawn the nomination of Justice Minister-designate, Cllr. Charles Gibson, replacing him with Cllr. Musa Dean. (AllAfrica)

Musa Dean Replaces 'Integrity Entrapped' Charles Gibson As Justice Minister-Designate

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Series of issues on ethical transgression reported by the media on Cllr. Charles Gibson when he was nominated as Justice Minister/Attorney General has forced President George Manneh Weah to rescind his preferment. (AllAfrica)

Liberia's First Lady Visits Amazing Grace Orphanage in Paynesville

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's First Lady, Mrs. Clar Marie Weah visited the Amazing Grace Orphanage home in 72nd Paynesville City on February 7, 2018 and lauded Pastor Edward Diggs, Director of the facility for the level of selflessness aimed at addressing the welfare and well-being of the needy. (AllAfrica)

MCC Workers Clarify Welcoming Monrovia City Mayor-Designate Jefferson Koijee

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Workers of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) have said the welcoming program of city mayor designate Jefferson Koijee on February 2 at the Monrovia City Hall was intended to show gratitude and appreciation to the President for the appointment of a young man to serve the city. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers 'Murmuring'

[NEWS] Some members of the legislature are said to be murmuring over salary cut as proposed by President George N. Weah recently. (AllAfrica)

'Financial Malpractices' At JFK

[NEWS] A General Auditing Commission (GAC) audit report on John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) recently released has revealed several financial malpractices and discrepancies in the accounting system at the hospital. (AllAfrica)

Weah Concerns About High Interest Rate

[NEWS] President George Manneh Weah Tuesday with representatives of Liberia Bankers Association (LBA), expressed concern about the high interest rate. (AllAfrica)

'Academic Crime Court Needed'

[NEWS] Education Minister-designate has told the Senate Committee on Education that he will push for the establishment of a special academic crime court to deal with issues undermining the country's education system. (AllAfrica)

Weah Intervenes in UL Standoff

[NEWS] President George Manneh Weah has approved additional expenditure intended to enhance banking operations on the Main and Fendell campuses of the University of Liberia to facilitate the late registration of students that missed earlier deadline set. (AllAfrica)

Sable Mining Case Dropped?

[Observer] Few of the bribery suspects as claimed by Global Witness in the Sable Mining case (clockwise): Sen. Varney Sherman, J. Alex Tyler, Dr. Eugene Shannon, PPCC Chairman Willie Belleh, Sen. Morris Saytumah and Dr. Richard V. Tolbert (AllAfrica)

Promises to Keep At Youth and Sports

[Observer] Newly appointed Minister of Youth and Sports Zoegar Wilson (L) and Deputy Minister for Sports G. Andy Quamie. (AllAfrica)

Weah Urged Not to Neglect 'Senior Citizens'

[Observer] Arthur K. Masalley, 71, founder of the National Senior Citizens Organization of Liberia (NASCOL) has urged the government particularly President George Manneh Weah not to neglect Liberia's senior citizens (old people). (AllAfrica)

Religious Group Wants Weah to Lead Liberia to Jesus

[New Dawn] A religious group under the banner Emmanuel Love is urging President George Manneh Weah to lead Liberia to Jesus Christ if he must succeed as Liberia's 24th president. (AllAfrica)

Teachers Face Mass Dismissal

[New Dawn] Liberia's Education Minister designate Prof. Ansu D. Sonii says he and his team will dismiss about 6,300 unqualified teachers here in a plan to clean up the educational system. (AllAfrica)

Liberians Praise Unmil

[New Dawn] Liberians are lavishing praises on the UN peacekeeping mission UNMIL for its job well done, days after a farewell program was held in Monrovia for the departure of the remaining small size of the mission. (AllAfrica)

Protocol Poorly Handled At Weah's Inauguration

[New Republic] Other things reportedly went well as planned for Monday, January 22 inauguration of President George Weah, but the protocol aspect is said to be the worst ever endured during such national functions. (AllAfrica)