Football legend, George Weah, was on Monday January 22, 2017 sworn in as thhttps://www.kemifilani.ng/e 24th President of the Republic of Liberia.
Weah took his oath of office at exactly noon inside the 35,000 capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia.
At least eight African Heads of States, including President Muhammadu Buhari represented by Vice Present Yemi Osinbajo, and international soccer stars witnessed the ceremony.
The last peaceful transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents took place in Liberia in 1944, when President Edwin Barclay was replaced by William Tubman.
Many Liberians regard the 51-year-old as a hero for his incredible rags-to-riches tale. He was born in a slum in Monrovia, but found fame in international football.
Weah has promised to eradicate corruption in the country of four million people and bolster the weak economy, Al-jazeera reports.
Monrovia is highly dependent on exports of iron ore and rubber, which have recently plunged in prices. The country is also trying to overcome the effects of the Ebola outbreak, which left more than 4,000 people dead.
Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 80 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day.
Speaking at the Samuel Doe Stadium in the capital, Monrovia, Weah said: “I will do more than my fair share to meet your expectations – but I ask you to meet mine, for I cannot do this alone.”
Mr Weah also used his inaugural speech to praise Liberia’s strong ties with countries like the US and China, stressing their importance in helping reach the country’s full potential.
He also spoke of the European Union, telling the tens of thousands who had gathered to watch him become president today that the continent would “always have a special place in my heart”.
Mr Weah played football at clubs in France and the UK during the late 1980s and 1990s, becoming the first African to win the coveted Fifa World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or.
“Without Europe, George Weah would not be standing here. I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” he said in a report by BBC.
Six Catholic sisters from the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent in Edo State who were rescued from their abductors after spending 53 days in the kidnappers’ den, have said they have forgiven their abductors.
The sisters who gained their freedom on January 7, 2018 were kidnapped by gunmen on November 13, 2017.
Among the sisters abducted were three reverend sisters – Aloysius Ajayi, Frances Udi and Roselyn Isiocha and three other females.
One of the victims, Roselyn Isiocha, who spoke on behalf of her colleagues at a Thanksgiving mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benin, said the experience increased their faith in God and that they have forgiven their abductors.
“For everything that may have happened, we continue to thank the good Lord for what he has done for us and what he will continue to do in our lives.
“It was not a good experience, but in everything,...
A loving son has given his deceased father a final send-off in a coffin filled with $7,630, that is about, N2.8million.
According to Coconuts.co, the funeral was held on January, 16, 2018, in the southern part of Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photos from the funeral have since gone viral on social media, with stacks of RM50 notes covering the dead man’s body in the glass-topped coffin.
The funeral was held in the southern part of Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur. However, the location of the cemetery wasn’t disclosed for fear of grave theft.
Banky W in a post via his Instagram has responded to several comments directed at him, criticizing him about the “size” of his wedding…He is still maintaining his stance that he doesn’t like “elaborate” wedding, despite spending millions on his wedding!
Some folks accused him of having an “unnecessarily large wedding” to his actress wife, Adesua Etomi.
The wedding between Banky and Adesua went on for a number of days and across a number of countries for the traditional ceremony, white wedding and thanksgiving. The ceremony has also resulted in a TV documentary series, and of recent, they had an elaborate thanksgiving in London.
Recall last year, Banky had however in a rant via snapchat, said he wouldn’t have a large wedding. He wrote; “Small weddings as the besssst…...