Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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    IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, cannot statistically deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in his state as he earlier promised.An analysis by TheCable of the latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that while Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters, only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards. If every voter in Kano were to vote for Buhari, [...]

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    INEC: 72m Nigerians collected PVCs — Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna on top

INEC: 72m Nigerians collected PVCs — Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna on top

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says at least 72 million Nigerians collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.He said the 72.7 million who have collected their PVCs represent 86.3 percent of the over 84 million registered voters in the country.Katsina, the [...]

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    Millions of students will be disenfranchised, says EiE on deadline for PVC collection

Millions of students will be disenfranchised, says EiE on deadline for PVC collection

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, says millions of Nigerian students are likely to be disenfranchised as a result of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 22.3 million students registered to vote during the general election slated for February 16 and March 2.This number, accounting for [...]

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    REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

Have you collected your permanent voter card (PVC)? If not, what are you waiting for?In less than 48 hours time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would stop issuing PVCs to voters, and this would mean inability to vote during the elections.INEC had announced February 8 as last day for collection of PVCs to give room for preparations for the [...]

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    Human rights group blames Borno for deportation of ‘100,000 Nigerians’ from Cameroon

Human rights group blames Borno for deportation of ‘100,000 Nigerians’ from Cameroon

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), a human rights group, has blamed the Borno state government over the plight of at least 100,000 refugees recently expelled from Cameroon.Cameroon is currently home to more than 370,000 refugees, including some 100,000 from Nigeria, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).Recently, the Cameroonian government started the eviction of the refugees with [...]

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    All PVCs ready for collection, says INEC

All PVCs ready for collection, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has printed permanent voter cards (PVCs) for all newly registered voters between 2017 and 2018 and they are ready for collection.Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja after the swearing-in of Rose Oriaran-Anthony as the new secretary of the commission.Yakubu said the PVCs of those who requested for replacement [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    INEC on Osun rerun: Allegation of releasing uncollected PVCs irresponsible

INEC on Osun rerun: Allegation of releasing uncollected PVCs irresponsible

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the allegation that uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) are being released ahead of the Osun rerun election is baseless.Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, dismissed the allegation in an interview with NAN.Oyekanmi asked the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), which made the allegation, to provide the proof.“It is highly irresponsible [...]

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    Laolu Akande: PVC not condition for N10,000 loan

Laolu Akande: PVC not condition for N10,000 loan

 Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says it is untrue that beneficiaries of the federal government's Trademoi, N10,000 collateral-free loan, must present their permanent voters cards (PVC), to qualify for the scheme.Akande said this while giving update on the initiative.He said no documentation of any kind is required before one is qualified for the [...]

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    Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

A group known as "Our Lagos, Your Lagos initiative" has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the voter registration period.The registration ended on August 31 after a two-week extension from August 17.In a statement on Saturday, Aregbe Idris, convener of the group commended INEC for a "hitch-free" exercise, saying extending the registration would give eligible voters the [...]

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    Dickson Akoh: Buhari can reconsider Peace Corps bill… I have asked over 2m volunteers to get PVCs

Dickson Akoh: Buhari can reconsider Peace Corps bill… I have asked over 2m volunteers to get PVCs

Dickson Akoh, national commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), says the time has for his organisation to make a statement.Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Akoh said corps which has over 157,000 members and whose volunteers are about two million have been instructed to get their permanent voter cards (PVCs).He also said he had been appealing and would [...]

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    INEC to upgrade card readers — after PVC appears for sale on Alibaba

INEC to upgrade card readers — after PVC appears for sale on Alibaba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence systematic hardware and software upgrade of all its smart card readers nationwide by next week.The commission disclosed this through Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, its director, voter education and publicity.According to Osaze-Uzzi, the planned upgrade is to protect the tools from unauthorised and malicious access.He said INEC had received reports of attempts to [...]

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    Looking beyond the voter registration drive

Looking beyond the voter registration drive

BY TEMITAYO LAWAL Nigerians are apparently more politically aware than ever. Serious political discussions now form the core of our social conversations and interpersonal interactions. By just being within the earshot at casual gatherings or even official events, you’ll be surprised at how conscious Nigerians have, for various reasons, become and how excited they are to participate at different levels.Interestingly, these [...]

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    Young Nigerians launch Participate Movement to increase PVC collection

Young Nigerians launch Participate Movement to increase PVC collection

A group of young professionals has launched the Participate Movement (#PartyCP8) to encourage Nigerians to actively carry out their civic duties.The ideology-driven campaign's focus is to increase PVC collection among registered voters.In a statement, Jude Feranmi, the group's spokesman, said: "The kind of politics that is only geared to serve personal interests, funded by public treasury and marred with irregularities is not [...]

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    Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has warned leaders against shifting blame to others after being elected into power.He said it is "moral evil" for an elected public servant to blame past administrations for challenges being experienced by Nigerians, rather than improve the lives of the citizens.Okoh said this on Sunday in his presidential address to [...]

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    Segun Adeniyi: How to defeat Buhari in 2019

Segun Adeniyi: How to defeat Buhari in 2019

Olusegun Adeniyi, journalist and best-selling author, says only a united opposition can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Adeniyi said this at a special reading of 'Against the Run of Play’, his latest book, at the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP).The chairman of the editorial board of THISDAY said the opposition must get "their acts together" to emerge victorious [...]

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