Friday, November 16, 2018

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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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    SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa…  electoral officials collecting N500

SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa… electoral officials collecting N500

Inside the classroom block located at the far end of the school, there are about 200 persons seated, waiting to register as voters. There are also officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and local security operatives hovering around the prospective voters like a swarm of bees. The school is Central Pilot Primary School, Karu in Nasarawa state, one [...]

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    INEC begins nationwide voter registration

INEC begins nationwide voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is set to commence the nationwide continuous voter registration (CVR) across the 774 local government areas of the country.Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.Osaze-Uzzi told NAN that the necessary logistics had been deployed for the commencement of the exercise as scheduled.“The required personnel and [...]

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    PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) in Lagos state on April 29, the spokesperson of the electoral body in the state, Femi Akinbiyi, said on Saturday.Akinbiyi said that the step was important, especially in preparation for the July 22 local government elections in the state.He said: "INEC will as from Saturday, April [...]

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    NIS: Many foreigners have obtained PVCs for Edo election

NIS: Many foreigners have obtained PVCs for Edo election

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says intelligence at its disposal has revealed that many foreigners in Edo state are in possession of permanent voter cards (PVCs).David Adi, comptroller of the service in Edo, said this while addressing leaders of the Nigerien, Malian and Chadian communities in the state.Adi warned foreigners in the state to stay off Wednesday’s governorship election.“Intelligence reports [...]

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    INEC orders nationwide distribution of unclaimed PVCs

INEC orders nationwide distribution of unclaimed PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had directed its states’ offices to begin the distribution of uncollected permanent voters cards (PVCs) to their owners.Nick Dazang, deputy director of voter education and publicity in the commission, made this known in an interview with NAN in Abuja.Dazang said the directive was part of efforts by the commission to [...]

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    PDP buying PVCs for N10,000 each, APC alleges

PDP buying PVCs for N10,000 each, APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some people suspected to be agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are purchasing permanent voter cards (PVCs) and intimidating some voters to seize their PVCs in the wake of the postponement of the general election.Speaking on Tuesday through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party said that a company, Agro-Allied Communities Service Nigeria Limited, [...]

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    INEC considers fresh voter registration ‘for a few days’

INEC considers fresh voter registration ‘for a few days’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is considering fresh registration for eligible persons who have not registered and those having issues with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).Emmanuel Idakwo, head of INEC office in Abuja Municipal Area Council, Karu, gave this hint in an interview with NAN in Abuja.According to Idakwo, many unregistered persons troop into INEC office daily [...]

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