Julius Maada Bio of the opposition SLPP has been elected president,but was unable to win control of the country’s parliament – the legislature.
In 2013 the Constitution of Sierra Leone which required those vying for the Speakership to have been retired Judges who had served in both the High and Supreme Courts of Sierra Leone, was amended by an Act of parliament.
Men were allowed at the opening ceremony but the rest of the event was a female-only affair as models were not dressed in traditional abayas. The fashions that graced the runway were the type Saudi women might wear in private. In public they usually don a black, loose-fitting, floor-length cloak called an abaya.
Layla Issa Abuzaid, country director for Saudi Arabia at the Arab Fashion Council, said when the project was announced: “The first Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh will be more than a world-class event. It is a catalyst through which we believe the fashion sector will lead other economic sectors such as tourism, hospitality, travel and trade.”
Back in 2012, singer-songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos co-wrote Britney Spears’ hit “Scream & Shout” with will.i.am. The futuristic electro-pop banger quickly went number 1 in the U.K., making it Spears’ first #1 there in a decade, Noisey writes. But while will.i.am. was featured on the track and credited as a writer, Contostavlos never received credit or monetary compensation.
The track, which was originally titled “I Don’t Give A F**k,” was reportedly meant to be released on Contostavlos’ album The Female Boss. Instead, it was given to Spears. Will.i.am, Jef Martens, and Jean Baptiste were listed as songwriters. It’s hard not to speculate on an alternative reality where Constostavlos was the face of such a massive hit. Would the song not have been as big? Or would she have been catapulted from relative obscurity into mega stardom and an eventual Vegas residency? Unfortunately for her and us, we can never know.
But now, after winning a law suit she started 5 years ago, Contostavlos is finally getting the recognition she deserves. The case found that her vocals were still on the track, and has awarded her credit and 10% of world wide publishing rights and income for the song.
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APC Delegation headed by Samura Kamara paid courtesy call visit to the President Elect Julius Maada Bio today Saturday 7th April.
Other members of the delegation included, Hon.Chernor Bah,Yvonne Aki Sawyerr(Freetown Mayor) and many other.
More updates to come with regards to the meeting.
The article in question, was published on Thursday,and it pointed out the 36-year-old Meghan Markle has a ‘single gray hair’, suggesting that this makes her, ‘human.This quickly prompted fury online, with many readers bashing the publication for pointing out such a minor detail in the future royal’s appearance.
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The reality tv star, still continues to upload photos of her family taken during the Easter holiday.
The Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili,shared a tweet advising men to learn to compliment their wives especially after getting their hair done at the salon.Here’s what the men has to say:
#MichelleObama told an audience at the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference why she’s not running for President. She also gave a little read: "Just because I gave a good speech, I'm smart and intelligent doesn't mean I should be the next president," she said."That's been our problem. We're very shortsighted about how we think about selecting the commander-in-chief.” Via @cnn
It has been discovered that Iranian soccer officials filled the women’s soccer team with eight big, strong, fast men.
Iranian soccer officials are accused of taking advantage of a sports policy which allows biological men to play on women’s teams if they believe they are women trapped in men’s bodies.
This policy was announced by the International Olympic Committee and allows men to participate in Olympic events without undergoing sex change procedures.
When the policy was announced, people worried that some countries would take advantage of the policies and replace their female athletes with men and just as feared, it happened, starting with Iran.
Iranian official, Mojtabi Sharifi, admitted that the men were waiting for sex change operations.
Reacting to this, soccer authorities have ordered that all 8 men undergo gender testing to determine their levels of testosterone. This isn’t the first time the Iranian women’s team has fielded men. There were rumors that the players were men in 2011 and random gender checks in 2014 revealed some of the supposed women were men.
The problem is complicated by the Iranian culture which prohibits women from traveling unless they are given permission by their husbands or fathers. For example, Niloufar Ardalan who was recently prevented from accompanying the soccer team to a game in Malaysia because her husband would not allow her to travel.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated Julius Bio on his election as the new President of Sierra Leone after the presidential election run-off on March 31.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commended the people of Sierra Leone on the successful conduct of the presidential election run-off as well as the parliamentary and local council elections held on March 7, 2018.
With the elections concluded and following the trend of peaceful elections in West Africa recently, Buhari urged all stakeholders in Sierra Leone to work together for the peace, security and development of the country.
He also enjoined all those with grievances over the outcome of the elections to seek constitutional means of resolving them.
The President stressed that nothing should be done to endanger the peace and stability of the country in particular and the sub-region in general.
The statement read, “The Nigerian leader salutes the resilient spirit of Sierra Leoneans, who have clearly demonstrated their ability to manage their own affairs and consolidate on the country’s progress after a post-conflict era.
“The President also commends the immediate past president, Ernest Bai Koroma, for his commitment to a credible electoral process and spirited efforts at bringing stability and positive changes to the nation during his presidency.
“President Buhari looks forward to working with President Bio for the growth, prosperity and stability of their nations, and West Africa.”
Bollywood star Salman Khan was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison after Dabangg actor was convicted of killing two blackbucks in Rajasthan. Khan has been asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 in the 19-year-old case. However, Khan’s co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam who were also accused have been acquitted.
Blackbucks or the Indian antelope is a kind of endangered species that’s protected under the Wildlife Protection Act.
The court found sufficient evidence against Salman Khan. Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were given the benefit of doubt.
He murdered a 15-year-old two years ago in Malaysia, after meeting under the pretenses of making outfits together was sentenced to death by hanging on Tuesday, April 3.
Ng Yuk Tim was killed by 23-year-old Poon Wai Hong between October 21 and 22, 2013. The suspect admitted to police that the incident occurred after befriending her within Kuala Lumpur’s online cosplay community.
However, her body was later found inside a green suitcase, in the fetal position, wearing only a t-shirt and panties.