Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    INEC sacks two staff for ‘stealing voter cards’

INEC sacks two staff for ‘stealing voter cards’

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    Inflammatory statements, not rigging, led to 2011 election violence, says Jonathan

Inflammatory statements, not rigging, led to 2011 election violence, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has raised an alarm on the possibility of violence during and after next month's presidential election, maintaining that inflammatory statements should be held responsible.He said in Bauchi in the 2011 presidential election, when 10 members of the National Youth Service Corps were killed, he won only 15% of the votes.In Kano, he also said, he won only 16% - yet [...]

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    Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Lukman Animashaun, a 29-year-old man, was arraigned in an Ikeja magistrates’ court in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).Animashaun, who resides at No. 12a Itire road, Lagos, was charged with disobedience to law and a breach of public peace.Edet Okoi, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Itire primary school, [...]

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    INEC commences last phase of voter registration  

INEC commences last phase of voter registration  

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would commence the last phase of the distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Friday.Kayode Idowu, the chief press secretary to Attaihiru Jega, the chairman of INEC, said the exercise is expected to hold across six states and nine local government areas in Lagos.Niger, Katsina, Rivers, Nasarawa, Kaduna, [...]

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    Raided APC office used for cloning voter cards, says DSS

Raided APC office used for cloning voter cards, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has revealed its reason for Saturday’s raid on the data office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.APC had condemned the act, describing it as the worst political scandal in the history of Nigeria.However, Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of the service, said DSS acted based on a petition that some persons were trying to hack [...]

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    Police arrest 26 over murder of PDP agent in Lagos

Police arrest 26 over murder of PDP agent in Lagos

The Lagos state command of the Nigerian police force says it has arrested 26 suspects in connection with the murder of Sikiru Ogboye, who monitored the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.The 25-year-old was allegedly shot dead by suspected thugs on Sunday.Kenneth Nwosu, the state public relations officer, confirmed [...]

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    APC: INEC programmed PVC to fail in our states

APC: INEC programmed PVC to fail in our states

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise voters in states under its control.Condemning the three-day distribution of the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in 12 states, APC alleged that most registered voters could not collect their PVCs as a result of INEC’s “programmed incompetence to swing the elections in [...]

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    Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Tinubu: INEC to ‘rig 2015 election for Jonathan’

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is planning to rig the 2015 election in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan.Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, Tinubu alleged that the electoral body was not for prepared for the forthcoming election.He criticised the poor conduct [...]

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    Shoddy preparation mars PVC distribution exercise in Lagos

Shoddy preparation mars PVC distribution exercise in Lagos

Despite public holiday, inadequate preparation on the part of the Independent Electoral National Commission (INEC), undermined the Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) collection exercise in Lagos state on Friday.Earlier, INEC earmarked November 7 and 8 for the exercise in Lagos state; this in turn led to the declaration of Friday as a work free day for civil servants in the state.However, [...]

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