Politics


Jefferson Korjee spent Thanksgiving Day in jail because his partisans could not raise the bond to free him

CDC Youth Wing Chair Jailed

After failing to secure a US$2,500 bond, the Monrovia City Court on Wednesday forwarded a political party youth leader, Jefferson T. Korjee, to the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Korjee is the National Youth Chairman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), whose political leader is Amb. George M. Weah.


Cllr. Korkoyah addresses the media on the conduct of the upcoming Lofa by-election

NEC Sets Feb. 28 for Lofa By-election

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has set February 28 as the date for the conduct of the pending by-election in Lofa County Electoral District #1.

NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoyah said pursuant to Article 37 of the Liberian Constitution, the Commission has no other option but to conduct the by-election to fill the vacancy at the Legislature created by the death of Lofa County Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar.


Kenneth Y. Best, Sr., founder and publisher of the Liberian Daily Observer (and founder of the Gambian Daily Observer)

Message to the Gambian People from Kenneth Y. Best, Founder and Former Publisher of the Gambian Daily Observer

My dear People of The Gambia:

I greet you in the Mighty Name of Almighty God, whom most of you call Allah, and hasten to extend to you all my heartfelt congratulations and felicitations on your successful Elections of the past two days, through which you ousted from power President Yahya Jammeh, and freed your country and yourselves for his tyrannical rule.


Rep. Gray, Rep. George and Rep. Fallah.

CDC Suspends Three Lawmakers

Based on last Thursday’s exchanges of vulgar languages that disrupted the regular working session at the National Legislature, the leadership of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has with immediate effect suspended ‘for time indefinite’ three of its lawmakers reportedly involved in the brawl, the Daily Observer has learnt.

Lawmakers affected by the party’s decision are Montserrado County Representatives Solomon George, Acarous Gray and Thomas Fallah of electoral Districts #s 7, 8, and 5 respectively.


President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (center) has nominated retired River Gee Senator, Cllr. Frederick Cherue (left) as Justice Minister. Cllr Fonati Koffa (right), who was originally considered for that post has now been appointed Minsiter of State Without Portfolio.

President Sirleaf Names New Justice Minister, Others

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday, May 5, made several new appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Justice, State for Presidential Affairs, Internal Affairs, Public Works, Central Bank of Liberia, National Port Authority, and the Law Reform Commission.

According to an Executive Mansion release, those appointed include:

Ministry of Justice
Cllr. Frederick Cherue, Minister-designate, previously served as Senior Senator for River Gee in the 52nd Legislature. He retired in 2011.

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