Liberian President, Boakai, slashes own salary by 40 percent

Liberian President, Boakai

President of the Republic of Liberia, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, has voluntarily slashed his salary by 40 percent. Boakai, who was quoted in a statement published on Liberia’s government website on Saturday, said this move was “aimed at setting a precedent for responsible governance and nation-building”. “In fulfilment of his commitment to fiscal integrity and national financial security, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr. has announced a voluntary 40 per cent reduction in his salary”, the statement added. According to Boakai, the announcement reflects his determination to lead by example in strengthening government…

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Malaria: WHO says Benin, Liberia, Sierra Leone roll out vaccine


The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Republic of Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone have launched a large-scale rollout of the life-saving malaria vaccine targeting millions of children across the three West African nations. WHO said this in a statement as the world celebrates the 17th World Malaria Day with theme: “Advancing health equity, gender equality and human rights,”. The world health body said that the vaccine rollout, announced on World Malaria Day, seeks to further scale up vaccine deployment in the African region. “Today’s launch brings to eight the number of…

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Liberia Presidential poll: Tinubu congratulates Boakai

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated the government and people of Liberia on the successful conduct of the Liberian presidential election. The President also congratulated President-elect Joseph Boakai, who won the mandate of the people, enjoining him to unite the country and build on the popular support expressed through the ballot box to deliver good governance to the people of Liberia. Tinubu, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, commended President Weah for demonstrating uncommon leadership by conceding the election and averting any form of socio-political crisis. The President…

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Buhari departs today to attend Liberian 175th Independence anniversary

…To deliver lecture on security Despite growing insecurity and terrorists’ threats to abduct him and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i, President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja for Monrovia, Liberia, to deliver a lecture on West Africa’s security. This was disclosed yesterday, by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an issued press statement, titled: ‘The significance of President Buhari’s visit to Liberia’. Liberia will be celebrating its 175 years of independence, and will stand as the oldest independent African State.  According…

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