Tipoteh, NDC Take Korkoya to Supreme Court

first_imgDr. Tipoteh Nah Tipoteh and Cllr. Jerome George KorkoyaBy Alvin WorziA presidential hopeful in the upcoming elections and eminent citizen of Liberia, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, has taken Jerome George Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), to the Supreme Court, while the NDC (National Democratic Coalition) has also sued the embattled NEC chairman to Sixth Judicial Civil Law Court of Montserrado County.In a petition to the Supreme Court, Dr. Tipoteh said Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya cannot continue to serve as chairman of the NEC, because he is citizen of the United States of America, in possession of that country’s passport and has voted in American elections.Dr. Tipoteh said in order for the result of the national election to be considered credible, the legal capacity of persons conducting the election, especially its chairman, who speaks for the Board of Commissioners and presides over its meetings, must not be in doubt or questionable in any respect.Dr. Tipoteh argued that in order for NEC to require all candidates and voters participating in the 2017 presidential and representative elections to comply with the Elections Law of Liberia and for the commission to have the moral authority to rigorously enforce all provisions of said law, the commission and its members must obey, abide by and comply with every provision of the Elections Law of Liberia.According to Dr. Tipoteh, the petition is being filed in good faith to prevent any post-election crisis led by any party or individual who loses the upcoming election on the sound legal argument that the chairman who conducted the election was not legally qualified to conduct the election because he is not a Liberian citizen.He said chairman Korkoya is required by law to conduct elections in a lawful manner and to require all candidates and voters to uphold the Elections Law; therefore, “He must also be held to the same standard of upholding the Elections Law by not permitting him to violate section 2.3 of said law. Hence, prohibition will lie to cause respondent to refrain from further violating the law.”In his petition, Dr. Tipoteh said based on allegations publicly made by various groups and media institutions, Chairman Korkoya has not publicly denied that he is an American Citizen, but has only said repeatedly that he is a Liberian citizen and carries a Liberian passport, and that those claiming that he is a citizen of the United States of America should take him to court.Dr. Tipoteh said: “Prohibition will lie to prevent the chairman of NEC, from further directing the affairs of the office of chairman, because he is a citizen of the United States as is evidenced by the fact that he holds an American passport and has voted in political elections. Attached are copies of respondent’s United States of America passport and voting records marked as exhibit P/1 in bulk to form a cogent part of the petition.”He said although the Constitution of Liberia provides under section 28 that “No citizen of the Republic shall be deprived of citizenship or nationality except as provided by law,” it also provides under the same section that “No person shall be denied the right to change citizenship or nationality” thereby giving a Liberian citizen the freedom to give away his Liberian citizenship.Dr. Tipoteh is a citizen of Liberia who is historically known for standing up for justice, peace, human rights and upholding the law for more than 40 years through the work of the Movement of Justice for Africa (MOJA).In their lawsuit, the NDC (National Democratic Coalition), said together with other collaborating parties, they have finally dragged “the NEC criminal suspect to court,” adding “We have prima facie evidence that the current Chairman of NEC is an American, not a Liberian citizen. Dual citizenship is illegal and is criminal in Liberia. He lied under oath to be confirmed by the Liberian Senate as Chairman of NEC.”In carefully worded letters to President Conde of Guinea, the Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres, the AU, ECOWAS and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the Liberian media, the NDC said “as a foreign citizen serving as the Chair of NEC, Korkoya has also violated the much talked about Code of Conduct, which he promises to enforce to the letter. These, among other violations, make Korkoya a criminal suspect. “The NDC said it would like to inform the public that its fight against “the illegal and criminal dual citizenship status of the man presiding over Liberia’s National Election Commission is not a fight against dual citizenship in principle. In the opinion of the NDC, in this 21st Century, when hundreds of thousands of natural born Liberians and their children have been forced to become citizens in foreign countries due to the Liberian civil war and other humiliating conditions at home in Liberia, we cannot allow such Liberians from losing the citizenship of their heritage simply because of the newly earned foreign citizenships of foreign countries. The two citizenships, Liberian and foreign, will legally have to co-exist simultaneously in the near future of Liberia when genuine patriotic Liberians take over the leadership of Liberia.”The NDC said that until the old and primitive laws on the books are changed, “individuals like Jerome George Korkoya and their likes, who criminally ascribe to dual citizenship for the purpose of criminalizing our democracy and for the promotion of selfish partisan ideologies of the minority elitist class interests, we shall fight illegal dual citizenship to the dead end.”The party said that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had twelve years to reform the legal system and other sectors of Liberia to the core, including the national economy, but she blatantly failed to do so because her priorities were in other directions – “plunder and self-enrichment.”“Yet she is keeping Korjoya in such a key public position in gross violation of the Liberian Constitution that she took oath to uphold, while flagrantly failing to defend and uphold the rule of law,” said the party.Meanwhile, the NDC legal team comprises some of Liberia’s finest and reputable legal minds, including Cllrs. J. Leveli Supuwood (former Minister of Justice and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court); Leveli Koboi Johnson (former Minister of Justice); and Tiawon S. Gonglo (former Solicitor General of Liberia and human rights lawyer).In a related development, while combining its legal struggle with advanced political actions, the NDC has formally written several world leaders, including, the Secretary of State of the United States of America, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Presidents of ECOWAS and the AU respectively, calling their respective attentions to the current Korkoya issue because of its proclivity to invite conflict at this juncture of critical transition in Liberia.“This is the country in which,” the NDC further emphasized, “that the international community has invested billions of US Dollars for the restoration of normalcy and stability. Two immediate previous successive elections of the country were smooth and they are evidences that Liberians prefer transparent and fair democratic elections as the singular route to transfer power from one leader to the other,” said the NDC letter.The NDC’s letters to the US Secretary of State, UN Secretary General, as well as the ECOWAS and AU Presidents, respectively, further highlighted that the NDC’s move to unprecedentedly write these world leaders “constitutes an early warning signal” about the situation in Liberia in relation to the 2017 General and Presidential Elections.“As a major stakeholder that fought for the attainment of peace in Liberia, including signing the 2003 Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), the NDC is under moral and political obligations to scrupulously defend the peace,” the letters further emphasized.It may be recalled that in April this year, the NDC wrote President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and urged her to remove Cllr. Jerome George Korkoyah’s from the chairmanship of the NationalElections Commission (NEC) with immediate effect and have him turned over to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.The NDC’s call on the President for Cllr. Korkoya’s immediate dismissal as chairman of the NEC comes in the wake of the discovery of Cllr. Korkoyah’s dual Nationalities, which constitute criminal offence and loss of Liberian citizenship under the Laws of Liberia.The NDC disclosed to President Sirleaf that Chairman Korkoya is an American citizen and holds an American passport issued on March 18, 2010, with the expiration date of March 17, 2020.“His US passport bears the number: 4670780024. While in possession of an American Passport as American citizen, Cllr. Korkoya simultaneously and criminally acquired a Liberian ECOWAS Diplomatic passport,” said the letter.The NDC attached to its letter dated April 17, 2017, to President Sirleaf, a photocopy of said expired passport. The NDC further pointed out that Cllr. Korkoya fraudulently used his Liberian ECOWAS Diplomatic passport in transit to countries between the United States and Liberia.“The NDC is of the strong opinion that Cllr. Korkoya is in possession of his Renewed Liberian ECOWAS Diplomatic passport that he is currently using to travel given the date of expiration (2015) of his old Liberian passport. When other Liberians choose to collaborate with a president that shows gross disrespect for the Liberian people and the organic law of the land, the NDC will act differently. It is time in the remaining few months to show to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that Liberia is not a farm of any individual, and no one shall be allowed to treat the country act as such. Enough is enough,” said the NDC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Firestone School System Will Accommodate Redundant Employees’ Kids, If…

first_imgAccording to the management, it is policy that should a student be in the process of completing their 11th grade year, the student has the option to also complete the 12th grade in the Firestone School System. (Above: Firestone High School students in a science lab session in 2018)The management of Firestone-Liberia Incorporated has clarified recent reports regarding the education of dependents of company employees recently made redundant.Management classified the report as “erroneous,” saying, “It is the policy of Firestone-Liberia, Inc., and also outlined in the company’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that all dependent children, who are enrolled in the Firestone School system, have the option to remain in school for the duration of the current school year, regardless of whether the employee of the dependent should be retired, terminated, made redundant or has resigned from employment.”Further, according to the management, it is policy that should a student be in the process of completing their 11th grade year, the student has the option to also complete the 12th grade in the Firestone School System.With the understanding that some employees recently made redundant will choose to immediately relocate outside the concession area, and enroll their children in a school of their choosing, the management of Firestone-Liberia offered redundant employees, as an added benefit, the option of a relocation stipend of $75 per student to be applied towards enrollment fees in a different school.At the time of the redundancy action, the management said it was clearly explained to all employees that, should they take advantage of the relocation stipend, the children would no longer be enrolled in the Firestone School System.More than 90 percent of employees who were made redundant took advantage of the relocation stipend for their dependents.At the time employees came to collect the relocation stipend, company representatives again explained that by taking advantage of this benefit, the child would no longer be receiving education benefits from Firestone-Liberia.Firestone-Liberia says it remains committed to the education of Liberia’s children, with more than 12,000 students enrolled in the company’s school system.“Recently, we have been made aware that certain employees who took advantage of the relocation stipend offer would now like to have their dependents complete the current school year in the Firestone School System. For those employees who choose to return the $75 relocation stipend, Firestone-Liberia is prepared to re-enroll those students and conduct additional tutorial support to aid the student in completing the current school year.Employees who want to take advantage of this offer should contact the company’s human resource (HR) department as soon as possible to begin the process,” the management said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana meets with US to discuss border controversy with Venezuela

first_imgGuyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge on Tuesday met with the Senior Director of the United States National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mauricio Claver-Carone, to discuss the ongoing border controversy Guyana has with Venezuela.The meeting was held between the two high-level officials in Brasilia, Brazil, on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony for the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.According to a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the discussions were focused on the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy, particularly the Venezuelan navy’s recent interception of an ExxonMobil contracted vessel, conducting seismic surveys in Guyanese territory on December 22, 2018.According to the Ministry, the US State Department issued a statement prior to the incident saying, “Guyana has the sovereign right to explore and exploit resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone.”It went on to urge Venezuelans to respect the international laws and rights of its neighbours.Senior Director of the United States National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mauricio Claver-Carone and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeInaugurationMeanwhile, at the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Greenidge said his attendance consolidates existing relations.“Brazil is an important ally especially at a time when there is so much instability in the world,” Greenidge said. “Most importantly, it is our largest immediate neighbour and our relationship with the State is a priority,” he added.Notwithstanding a change of Government, the Guyanese Foreign Minister remains optimistic about Guyana/Brazil relations. “I wouldn’t expect there to be a shift as regards Guyana because our relations have not been unstable. We have strong common interests bilaterally and regionally,” he explained.The Minister also seized the opportunity to meet with his Brazilian counterpart, Ernesto Araujo, who previously held the post of Director of the Department US, Canada and Inter-American matters.During the meeting, the two Ministers also discussed the Guyana/Venezuela controversy and other areas of mutual interest. Greenidge during the ceremony was able to meet with ambassadors of Caribbean states where he briefed them on developing issues including the controversy with Venezuela and the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).Meanwhile, on the issue of Guyana/Brazil relations, Guyana’s Ambassador, George Talbot underscored the nature of existing relations with Brazil which have spanned decades.Guyana and Brazil established diplomatic relations on August 26, 1968. Cooperation covers a broad range of areas including trade, health, agriculture, transport and security matters.Venezuelan militaryIn December, the Venezuelan military forced a seismic vessel belonging to ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary out of Guyanese waters.ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary has since suspended the 3D seismic operations it started only a month ago in Guyana’s Stabroek Block after the appearance and approach of the Venezuelan military, which forced the company’s seismic vessel to pack up shop and vacate the area.The vessel in question is the Ramform Tethys, which is owned by Norwegian company Petroleum and Geo Services (PGS) that was contracted by ExxonMobil to carry out tests and acquire seismic data.This incident comes at a time when Guyana has an ongoing case with Venezuela in regard to territorial integrity. In November Guyana submitted its memorial on jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice, and a date has been set for the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelan to submit its own counter memorial.last_img read more

Man gets 44-year jail sentence for raping 10-year-old

first_imgErrol De Souza, who was on trial for raping a young girl on two occasions, was on Thursday sentenced to 44 years’ imprisonment by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow after he was found guilty by a jury.According to the facts on the matter, the first act occurred between January 1 and 31, 2013, when the child was 10; and the second was committed on May 3, 2014, when the victim was 11.De Souza’s lawyer, Ravindra Mohabir, had requested a probation report prior to Thursday’s sentencing. According to that probation report, the accused denied committing the act while informing the court that he has fathered more than 10 children.The attorney pleaded for his client to be afforded a lenient sentence, since he noted that De Souza is the sole breadwinner for his family.In handing down her sentence, Justice Barlow noted that the victim’s trust was betrayed by De Souza, who took advantage of the situation.As such, he was given 20 years for the first count, and 24 years for the latter of the charges. These sentences are expected to run concurrently.The accused has also been ordered to undergo counselling.Attorneys Lisa Cave, Seeta Bishundial and Lisa Martin prosecuted the case. The incident occurred at a location in the county of Essequibo.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus Flyers have dominant weekend with three wins

first_imgThe KOC Flyers next games come at a tournament in Prince George this weekend. They return to league play on January 31 with a tilt against the West Yellowhead Rockies. In the Flyers first game on Friday they took on the Grande Prairie Knights. The game was well on favour of Grande Prairie entering the third as they led 7-4. The Flyers exploded for six goals in the final frame and kept Grande Prairie off the score board to win 10-7.Scoring for the Flyers were Austin Crossley (4), Jacob Lang (3), Aaron Kosinsky (2), and Jeridyn Loewen.Saturday afternoon the Flyers skated with the Slave Lake Wolves. The Flyers started out hot early with six goals in the first period and were in firm control of the game for the entire 60 minutes. The Flyers scored three times in the second and twice in the third as the final score was 11-1.- Advertisement -Scoring for the Flyers were Jacob Lang (2), Thomas Pope, Adam Bowie (3), Austin Crossley, Andrew Travis (3), and Jeridyn Loewen.The Flyers and Wolves took to the ice once more on Sunday and the result was another lopsided win for the Flyers. The Flyers led 1-0 as the second period of play began but found the back of the net nine times in the second and six times in the third as they won 16-1.Goals for the Flyers were scored by Jacob Lang (6), Joel Bourgeois, Teagan McMullen (2), Aaron Kosinsky, Andrew Travis, Adam Bowie, Aiden Craig-Steele, Peter Davis (2), and Thomas Pope.Advertisementlast_img read more

GFF launches Always Women’s League

first_imgThe Guyana Football Federation (GFF), in collaboration with ANSA McAL through their Always and ICool brands, has launched the GFF-Always women’s development league on Friday at the Sleep Inn International hotel on Brickdam.Present at the launch yesterday were Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (2nd right), GFF President Wayne Forde, Women’s Football Association’s Andrea Johnson (right). ANSA McAL Business Unit head Padma Kunjbeharry (2nd left) sits with Lady Jags’ Lakeisha Pearson and other squad members at the official launchIn an effort to provide a consistent platform for women to play football and develop their football skills, the tournament will feature 49 teams at seven-a-side, playing over 216 matches in a round-robin /knock -out format from October 27.The league will be played nationwide, with areas such as Moruca, Berbice, Linden, Rupununi, Mahdia and Lethem being much involved in the action.Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, who attended the launch and is a patron of women’s football in Guyana, lauded the effort of the federation.“I applaud the GFF for this major effort. This is the second time this league is being played, and encouraging women’s football is very important. At the recently concluded Heritage Sports, the most exciting moment of the games was the women’s football final,” Minister Garrido-Lowe said.Also present at the ceremony was ANSA McAL Business Unit head Padma Kunjbeharry, who told the gathering, “ANSA McAL is always proud to be a part of sport. This launch is at a perfect time, because just yesterday (Thursday) was the International Day of the Girl Child, and we believe that women’s involvement in sports is very important. The company (ANSA McAL) will be sponsoring through our ICool brand in addition to the title brand Always, so the ladies will be kept hydrated throughout the matches.”Meanwhile, GFF President Wayne Forde opined that every female that has an interest in playing football should be given the opportunity to play, and that is one of the key objectives of the GFF. He also stated that the Always League will be used as a social platform to help address issues affecting women as well.last_img read more

RCMP seizes “significant” amount of drugs, cash, and stolen goods from home

first_imgOnce the court system no longer needs the stolen items as evidence, they will be returned to the stores they were stolen from, the drugs will be destroyed, and the cash will be sent to civil forfeiture. The Nazareks have each been released on a $10,000 Recognizance of Bail with $1,000 deposit. “You are not welcome here,” she says. “Council and the RCMP have made this a priority, so we will continue to disrupt your way of life. Perhaps today is an opportunity for you to revisit your career choice. To those of you whose purchases have been impacted by this seizure, today’s your day too. While your detox and rehab may take you away from your family and your home for awhile, that is far better than having your family and your home taken away forever.” The search warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation that was aided by tips from the public, which police say is important reducing criminal activity. “The community really does have a role to play in enforcing the law and this is another example of how that partnership between the community and the police can be very effective,” says Egan. “It’s so important that people, even if they think it isn’t that important, that they give up a call and let us know, because that little piece of information that they have could be what sets us on the right path,” adds Shelkie.Advertisement Police conducted the search of their home on Monday, December 16th, where the seized 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine and powdered cocaine, 2,000 fentanyl pills, approximately $115,000 in cash, and around $15,000 worth of items stolen from local businesses. More property was also found, but still needs to be proven to be stolen. “This is really a significant seizure for Fort St. John RCMP detachment and for our drug section,” says Corporal Jodi Shelkie. “The drugs will be a big impact on our streets to make them safer and healthier not having these drugs available for drugs users and also the people who are dealing these drugs to them.”“The items seized during this investigation really do pose a significant risk to everyone in the community,” adds Inspector Pat Egan. “There’s a risk to the people engaged in this type of activity, and there’s a risk to everyone to the community because it has the impact on all of us.” – Advertisement -Although cocaine is still the drug most seized in FortSt. John, fentanyl is quickly becoming more prevalent. The drug is a highly addictive opioid with a street value upwards of $60 a tablet. It is 100 times more potent than morphine, and is often mistaken for that drug, heroin or Oxycodone, which can easily lead to an overdose.To those who use and sell drugs in FortSt. John, Mayor Lori Ackerman has this message: Advertisementlast_img read more

Gardai found erratic driver with trousers undone after Valentine’s night-out

first_imgGardai who followed a driver whose car swerved erratically across a road on St Valentine’s night found him drunk with his trousers undone.Gardai stopped the man and his wife after they noticed his car swerve near the village of Drumkeen. The man, who is in his 40s, and his wife, had been out for a meal earlier that night, had returned because she was feeling unwell but went out again to see a friend who was living alone.On his way to his home near the village of Drumkeen, he was arrested by Gardai on suspicion of drink-driving just after 4.30am on February 15th, 2014.Gardai had followed the vehicle and found it pulled into a dead end road at Stralongford where they spoke to the couple.Garda Michael Kilcoyne said he spoke to the man and got the smell of drink from him, he was unsteady on his feet, his trousers were undone and he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.Garda Kilcoyne told the man he was being arrested but the accused man became annoyed and asked Gardai if they “had nothing better to be doing?”He was handcuffed and put in the patrol car and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Garda Sinead Kelly also gave evidence that she noticed the man’s “pants were open” and his wife was in the car beside him when the couple were stopped.Giving his evidence the accused man told Letterkenny District Court admitted that he had been drinking but denied that he had been driving erratically.He denied that his trousers had been open or undone when he was stopped by Gardai claiming “My trousers were not undone – my buckle was broken on my belt.”The man said he was also annoyed that his wife had been left alone, a mile from home and forced to walk home by Gardai.The court heard how Gardai said they could not leave the woman in the couple’s car as she had also been drinking.The woman revealed how she had mistakenly left her mobile phone in her husband’s car and was forced to walk a mile to her home in a dress and high-heels in the snow.The arresting Gardai admitted that it had been very cold on the night but denied that it was snowing.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said it had been unfortunate that the accused man’s wife had been left alone to make her own way home but said that Gardai did not have a “duty of care” to taxi members of the public home.Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied by the version of events given by Gardai in the case.He added that it was unfortunate that the accused man had been left on the side of the road on a dark night but said it had been pointed out that Gardai do not operate a taxi service.And he added “What put XXX in this position were the actions of XXXXX in insisting on driving his vehicle with a considerable amount of drink taken.”He fined the accused man €350 for drink driving and disqualified him from driving for two years and struck out the dangerous driving charge.“I believe the ingredients for a charge of dangerous driving have been made but in view of fact that I have found him guilty of drink driving I will strike it out,” he said.Gardai found erratic driver with trousers undone after Valentine’s night-out was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalletterkennytrousersundonelast_img read more


first_imgTHE EUROMILLIONS has rolled over again – with no-one winning to top prize of €129,467,188!However one Irish player has scooped the €500,000 Euromillions plus jackpot with the winning ticket sold in Dublin.The winning numbers on the Plus game were 4,16,32,40 and 46. The Winning Numbers on the Main Draw were 6 29 42 45 47 – Lucky Stars 9, 1Tuesday’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €145 million. EUROMILLIONS ROLLS OVER TO €140M – BUT ONE IRISH PUNTER DID WIN €500,000 was last modified: October 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:euro millionsjackpotlotterylottolast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Travels to Creighton and MVC Leader Missouri State

first_imgMissouri State (8-2-1, 4-0-0 MVC) is on a seven-match winning streak, including posting six straight shutouts, all by a score of 1-0. The Bears were tabbed third in the MVC preseason coaches poll. Drake and Missouri State battled to a 1-1 draw last season in Springfield. Mo. The teams will play once more this year when the Bears travel to Des Moines on Nov. 4 to close the season. OMAHA, Neb. – The Drake University men’s soccer team plays a familiar opponent Tuesday night when it visits Creighton. The former Missouri Valley Conference rivals are meeting for the first time since squaring off in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. First kick at Morrison Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m. Following Tuesday’s match, Drake returns to MVC action on Saturday at MVC leader Missouri State at 6 p.m. Creighton (6-4-1, 1-2-1 BIG East) is also coming off a draw as its home match last Friday against St. John’s was called in the 81st minute with the score at 2-2. Officials ended the contest after a 1:19 delay because of persistent lightning and storms in the Omaha area. Creighton has dominated the all-time series against Drake, 26-3-8, including beating Drake in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs are vying for their first win over the Bluejays since 2009. Following Saturday’s match, Drake returns home to host Evansville on Oct. 21. First kick with the Purple Aces is set for 3 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake (3-8-1, 0-3-1 MVC) battled Loyola to a scoreless draw in its last game on Saturday at Tiger Field in West Des Moines, Iowa. The match between the Bulldogs and Ramblers was moved from Cownie Stadium due to the field being unplayable after heavy rains fell Friday. Drake more than doubled up Loyola in shots, 11-4, but couldn’t find the winner as the team is still after their first MVC win of 2017. Senior Aleksi Tuominen (Helsinki, Finland) led the Bulldogs with two shots on goal.last_img read more