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Politicians buying PVCs from voters, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has raised the alarm that some politicians have been buying up Permanent Voter Cards or inducing voters financially to collect the Voter Identification Numbers. The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, raised the alarm on Monday during its quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in …

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Buhari says NBS data show Nigeria is making progress


The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, had said Buhari had ordered the Statistician-General of the NBS, Dr Yemi Kale, to change the high unemployment statistics and reflect the rising rate of employment in the agriculture sector. Shehu said during a recent meeting …

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Osun poll: INEC clarifies ban on phone usage, warns against vote-buying

INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Less than 24 hours to the governorship election in Osun State, the state Resident Electoral Commission, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has warned politicians not to misinterpret the commission’s electoral rules for their selfish aims. Agbaje was reacting to the allegations that the commission had placed a total ban on the usage …

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2019 elections: Buhari in support of PVC, card reader – Presidency

Garba Shehu

The Presidency on Wednesday said contrary to media reports, President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to the use of card readers for the 2019 general elections. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement made available to journalists. Shehu said …

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