Thugs Attack ADP Supporters In Lagos, Five Injured
At least five people were injured on Thursday in an attack on the supporters of the African Democratic Party in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
PUNCH Metro learnt that the members of the party were returning from their campaign rally in the evening when some louts descended on them at the Maruwa end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said some of them were injured while a few others were dispossessed of their valuables.
“The supporters were coming out of a street around the Maruwa bus stop when some boys emerged from nowhere and accosted them. This led to a confrontation and before we knew it, the boys started to attack them.
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Dr. Igwe Arrested With $500,000 In Rivers
A member of the House of Representatives and campaigner of Atiku Abubakar, Dr. Chinyere Igwe, has allegedly been arrested with $500,000 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
News Source: The Nation
Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, was nabbed on Friday during a stop and search operation along Aba Road.
Spokesperson of Rivers Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the arrest, said: “A statement on it will be released soon”.
Database Of Electoral Body, INEC Is Not 100% Secure, It Can Be Hacked – Former Chairman, Jega Warns
A former national chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, has said that hacking the database of the electoral commission is possible.
News Source: Saharareporters
He stated this while speaking to Trust TV on issues surrounding the preparedness of INEC ahead of the Saturday polls and issues regarding elections in the country.
For the 2023 general elections, INEC has introduced a novel tool, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
BVAS is an electronic device designed to read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters – using the voters’ fingerprints – in order to prove that they are eligible to vote at a particular polling unit.
The device will also be used to automatically send the number of verified voters for each polling unit, directly to the INEC database.
Presidential Election: 87.2m voters decide Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Kwankwaso, 14 others’ fate
Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, 87.2 million voters will decide the fate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party and fourteen other parties.
News Source: Daily Post
On Thursday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed that 87.2 million Nigerians collected their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.
The breakdown of the figure of Collected PVCs indicated that Lagos state leads in the number of PVCs collected with 6,214,970, closely followed by Kano with 5,594,193, and Kaduna with 4,164, 473.
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