Edo poll: INEC trains political parties polling agents

Benin – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the training of agents of all the 19 political parties that have fielded candidates for the forthcoming Sept.10 gubernatorial election in Edo. The INEC Public Relations Officer in Edo, Mrs Prisillia Sule, made the disclosure in an The Nigerian Observer in Benin on Friday. Sule…

Messi to miss Venezuela match, scores on Argentina return

Lionel Messi’s triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a groin injury that has forced his withdrawal from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Venezuela. Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following their Copa America final defeat in June, scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Uruguay…

 Celebrating the Midas Touch of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah at 45 !!!

Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the chief executive officer and the chairman of the world-famed Capital Oil and Gas In­dustries Limited, the chairman and founder of the pre­mier league Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club, and the chair­man and publisher of The Authority newspapers, among many other businesses, turns 45 years today. It would really be a surprise to…

UCL: Iheanacho makes Man City squad as Guardiola drops Toure

Manchester City have announced their squad for the Champions League knockout stages, with Kelechi Iheanacho included in the squad. The 19-year-old has been in good form for the Citizen this season though has played majorly as a substitute. He joins Argentine forward Sergio Aguero and Nolito in Pep Guardiola’s three-man attack. Meanwhile Cote d’Ivoire’s skipper…

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Buhari clueless on how to overcome recession –PDP

From NDUBUISI ORJI, Abuja THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration lacks the fiscal discipline, knowhow and resolve to move the country out of recession. The PDP said statements by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, that the present administration of Buhari will focus on fiscal discipline and…

Pastor accused of rape, abortion says, ‘I’ll marry all the girls’

BY LAWRENCE ENYOGHASU THE General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration, Chukwuma Nwkocha, who was accused of abduction, defilement and illegal termination of pregnancies for about 13 teenagers has defended himself. The 34-year-old indigene of Imo State said he was only aware he slept with one of the girls, Kingdom, adding that he promised to…

Gunmen abduct 14 oil workers in Rivers

FROM: TONY JOHN, PORT HARCOURT ARMED men have abducted 14 staff members of Nestoil Plc in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State. The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, along Omoku /Elele road, when the oil workers were returning from work to their base in Port Harcourt. Saturday Sun gathered that the company bus conveying…

Mother Teresa to be declared “Saint” on Sunday by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a Catholic saint on Sunday by Pope Francis. She was one of the most influential women in the Church’s 2,000-year history, known for her works of charity amongst the poor in the slums of Kolkata, an Indian city. She was born Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents in…

Facebook founder meets with Buhari in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They held a closed door meeting inside the President’s office. According to a post on Facebook by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President was presented with Facebook drone prototype by the chief executive officer of the social media platform….