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EPL: Solskjaer confirms Pogba, others will miss Leicester City clash

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday at Old Trafford.

According to him, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard may likely feature for the Red Devils against the visitors.

Pogba, Wan-Bissaka and Lingard were all forced to withdraw from national-team duty due to injury or illness, while Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial missed Man United’s clash against Southampton.

“I can’t promise any of them [Pogba, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Lingard and Martial] will be on the pitch but we’ll try to get one or two more on the bench,” Solskjaer told MUTV on Friday.

“Let’s see when we get to the game. Maybe next weekend [at West Ham United], we’ll have more of them back. That’s how it is in football and why we have loads of quality and numbers and we’re fine.”

He added: “Well, the treatment room has been busy and still is. “We don’t really know who is going to be available. Maybe Aaron, maybe Jesse and I think maybe that’s it from the ones that had to pull out [of the internationals], but I can’t promise those two will be available either.

”Pogba won’t be fit, no, unless he’s had a miraculous recovery overnight from yesterday to today or maybe from tonight to tomorrow. He’s not ready to do 100 per cent training, no. We hope, as I’ve said, that more can be ready for West Ham next week and Paul and Anthony are in that category. I think they’ll be ready for then and I can’t say more than that really.”

The kick-off time for the match is 3pm.

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Kogi decides: ‘This is helicopter election’ – Senator Dino Melaye rejects result, reveals how APC rigged

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Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kogi West Senatorial candidate, has described Saturday’s election as an ‘helicopter election.’

The lawmaker who spoke to Channels TV, said the result released by INEC is ‘fictitious.

Rejecting the results of the election, Melaye added that the election was marred by massive violence and rigging.

He said, “The innovation is that what we had is what I have christened ‘Helicopter election’. For the first time, rigging has been advanced to the level that now the use of a helicopter in perpetuating this electoral atrocity manifested yesterday.

“Helicopter hovering around Polling units in Lokoja, dropping bullets on innocent, harmless citizens and electorate; and as I speak, yesterday, teargas being fired from this helicopter.

“Despite the fact that this helicopter was used in harassing, intimidating and firing innocent electorates, the votes of those places were carted away and taken to the government house, stuffed and brought back to the collation centre and they have been accepted and admitted and collation is ongoing.

“They brought mayhem on my own community and even killed my nephew, we are waiting to see what INEC will do, but I reject in totality, this fictitious result and I want to say that all these are not about the election, it is about Dino Melaye.”

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Three kidnap victims kill suspected kidnapper in Delta community, drown him in river

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Three kidnapped victims, in their bid to escape, have allegedly killed a suspected kidnapper in Oviri-Okpe Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

The victims soaked the deceased kidnapper in a small river inside a bush, a den where they had taken them to.

Four other members of the kidnap gang scampered for safety as they sensed danger.

The incident occurred on Thursday, AREWA.NG, reports.

It was learnt that the deceased kidnapper and four of his gang had kidnapped four victims (names withheld) and had taken them into the bush where they tied them.

Later, four members of the kidnap gang took one of the victims along with them to negotiate a ten million naira ransom with the families of the catch, leaving the deceased behind with the victims.

One of the victims begged the deceased kidnapper for food and he obliged unknown to him that they (victims) had set themselves loose from the ropes with which they were tied.

As the deceased kidnapper was serving the food, the three victims grabbed and beat the hell out of him before they soaked him in a small river in the bush.

The three victims later went to the Orerokpe Police Station to incident the matter in line with the law.

Immediately, the Police swung into action, called the leaders of the Community to identify the corpse, before they evacuated the remains and deposited same at the morgue in the area.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report in a telephone chat with DAILY POST correspondent in Warri saying, “It’s true and they killed him.”

Adeleke, however, noted that, “They (victims) are not the offenders.”

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Kogi decides: INEC declares 30 ad hoc staff missing

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared thirty of its adhoc staff who participated in yesterday’s governorship election in Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA), Kogi state, missing.

The electoral body disclosed this early Sunday morning through the Local Government Area’s Electoral Officer in charge of collating and announcing results, Garba Mahmood.

Mahmood said that the INEC ad-hoc workers were reported missing after some police officers raised concern that they were last seen shortly after voting ended at 2 p.m.

The missing staff were identified as Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) of polling units in Imane ward 1 and 2 of Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State.

Mahmood added that there phone calls made to their phones were not connecting.

Here is the list of the missing adhoc staff

Unit 002-
(1) Oladipo Victor
(2) Achimi Samson P-08136653704
(3) Umar Faruk Sani-08032745663
(4) Adama Ibrahim

Unit 006-
(1) Abayomi Roseline E.
(2) Onuche Abel E
(3) Onojah Emmanuel
(4) Umoru Mariam-

Unit 013-
(1) Effiong Akwaowo-Ukpe
(2) Mattew Agada
(3) Samuel Ibrahim
(4) Sado Bello

Unit 006-
(1) Nzeofia Kingsley- Presiding Officer (PO)
(2) Hassan Musa- Assistant Presiding Officer 1 (APO 1)
(3) Ekele Michael – Assistant Presiding Officer 2(APO 2)
(4) Ahmed Mattew – Assistant Presiding Officer 3(APO 3 )

Unit 012 –
(1) Ovioawho Omonefe B.- Presiding Officer (PO)
(2) Baba Eric -Assistant Presiding Officer 1 (APO 1)
(3) Gabriel Samuel Assistant Presiding Officer 2 (APO 2)

Unit 015-
(1) Nwafor Emmanuel- Presiding Officer (PO)
(2) Agada Ochegeugwa- Assistant Presiding Officer 1(APO 1)
(3) Ojih Martina- Assistant Presiding Officer 2(APO 2)

Unit 016
(1) Ezugwu Stanley- Presiding Officer (PO)
(2) Mohammed Abdullahi- Assistant Presiding Officer 1(APO 1)
(3) Mohammed Ibrahim- Assistant Presiding Officer 2(APO 2)
(4) Adejoh Joy- Assistant Presiding Officer 3(APO 3)

Unit 022
(1) Adebisi Comfort – Presiding Officer (PO)
(2) Yusuf Sofiat- Assistant Presiding Officer 1(APO 1)
(3) Onoja Alice- Assistant Presiding Officer 2(APO 2)
(4) Onuche Vincent- Assistant Presiding Officer 3(APO 3)

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