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INEC Allays Fear On Alleged Theft Of PVCs By Politicians In Borno

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JEGA-INECThe Independent National Electoral Commission has said the alleged mass theft of Permanent Voter Cards by politicians in Borno will not affect the conduct of next month’s general elections.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress are accusing each other of perpetrating the alleged theft of the PVCs.

Borno INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri, that the alleged theft would add no advantage to the perpetrators.

According to him, stealing or hijacking PVCs will not give added advantage to any political party during the election.

“Well, I have not heard of the information on the alleged stealing or hijacking of PVCs by politicians in Borno, but if that is true, it is an exercise in futility”, he said.

Sa’ad added: “Stealing or hijacking PVCs will not make impact at the polls because no individual can use another person’s PVC on the election date.

“INEC is going to place card reading machines at every Polling Unit, the machine must recognise a voter before being issued with a ballot paper”.

He said that the finger print of every voter must tally with that of the PVC before being allowed to vote.

“All those buying PVCs or hijacking them are just wasting their time.

“As far as INEC is concern, there is no chance for them on Election Day”, Sa’ad said.

He advised individuals whose PVCs were missing to exercise patience or take part in the Continuos Voter Registration to get captured for the polls.

Sa’ad admitted that some polling units in the state were not presented with PVCs due to technical hitch.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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