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Legislature to ‘Investigate Self’

first_imgThe National Legislature, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives has expressed disappointment and detestation against President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and said it has observed that the Executive has failed to observe the principle of coordination consistent with the Constitution and the rules of the Legislature.In a joint statement by both Houses yesterday evening, President Pro Tempore Armah Z. Jallah said the Legislature has urged the President to instruct the Special Task Force, headed by Cllr. Fonati Koffa, to cease attacking the person and property of any present or former member of the Legislature.The statement was issued in the office of the President Pro Tempore with attendance of scores of Senators and Representatives.Pro Tempore Jallah said the Legislature has resolved to establish a joint committee of both the Honorable House and the Honorable Senate to thoroughly investigate this matter, commencing with a Public Hearing, and a subsequent public debate before an ultimate decision by theLegislature is made. The press statement, which was signed by Pro Tempore Jallah and House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, Sr., said they “are aware that search and seizure writs were issued against the home of Senator Varney Sherman and it was widely reported that the Senator’s home was put under siege by security forces on May 23, 2016; and that there are further attempts to go after other Legislators in like manner.”“The Legislature has seized itself of this matter for several reasons and has appointed a joint committee of both the Honorable House and the Honorable Senate.“What prompted the Legislature to seize itself of this matter is that the Executive has failed to observe the principle of coordination consistent with the Constitution and the rules of both Houses of the Legislature,” the statement said. The statement added: “It has also come to the attention of the Legislature as alleged in the Global Witness report that laws were changed in 2010 to give Sable Mining favorable treatment to enable it secure Wologizi outside of competitive bidding. The joint committee of the legislature will investigate this allegation as the legislature is the branch of government constitutionally charged to make laws.” “There are several other issues which warrant the attention of the Legislature which will be exhaustively covered during the public hearing and the Legislative debate. The Legislature therefore calls on the President to instruct the Special Task Force to cease attacking the person and property of any present or former member of the Legislature while the Joint Committee carries out the investigation.”The President Pro Tempore has also said the names of the members of the Joint Committee of the Legislature to investigate the Global Witness report will be announced to the public not later than May 26, tomorrow. “The Joint Committee will also be charged with the responsibility to establish whether or not the Executive exceeded its constitutional mandate through its recent actions,” Sen. Jallah said.Senate’s DecisionMeanwhile, the Senate has summoned Cllr. Fonati Koffa, the head of the Special President Task Force, the Acting Justice Minister, Cllr. Frederick Cherue, as well as the Chairman of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. James Verdier. The trio are expected to appear before the Senate’s Plenary today (Wednesday, May 25,) in a Special Session in their Chamber, at 11:00am.The invitees are expected to explain why was the residence of Grand Cape Mount County Sen. Varney Sherman besieged by officers of the Liberia National Police and staff of the LACC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘As good as I’ve seen Arsenal’

first_imgArsenal ‘As good as I’ve seen Arsenal’ – Neville praises Gunners after derby win Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:19 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alexis Sanchez Mesut Ozil Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal Tottenham IAN KINGTON Arsenal Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Premier League The former Man Utd star was full of praise for the Gunners after their 2-0 win in over Tottenham on Saturday Gary Neville believes that Saturday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham is the best performance he’s seen out of Arsenal. Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez made the difference for the Gunners, but the 42-year-old believes every player in the side deserves credit after a their dominant showing against their rivals. Watford 7/1 to beat West Ham 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I didn’t think Arsenal would lose before the game being honest because I think after international duty, to go away from home at 12.30pm, is not easy,” he said on the Gary Neville Podcast. “But that’s as good as I’ve seen Arsenal, it really is. I wondered after ten minutes would they be able to keep it up? Is it just a bold start that would fizzle out?”But it was a really, really good performance. Overall my assessment of the game today was Arsenal were absolutely fantastic from number one to 11. There wasn’t a poor performer.”While Neville pointed to Arsenal’s attacking trio of Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette as the players who impacted Spurs the most with their pressing, he singled the German out for the highest praise while wondering why they don’t get those man-of-the-match showings out of him more often. “Ozil is fantastic on the ball. A great decision maker but he can become despondent,” he said. “His body language can set the tone for the rest of the actual players on the pitch and the stadium.”Today I can think of a Mousa Dembele challenge in the first half. His work rate in getting back was there and why can’t we see that every single time?”Thierry Henry said it in commentary ‘they’ve set a standard’. We’ve seen what they can do now and those three can win an incredible amount of points for this football club because the rest of those teammates will come with them if they can perform like that.”The result leaves Arsenal just a point behind fourth-placed Tottenham as the club tries to return to Champions League football next season.last_img read more