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INEC Is Ready; Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – Jega




Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, Wednesday, assured the nation that elections will hold as rescheduled on March 28 and April 11.

Speaking in Abuja at an interactive session with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations, Jega said that the commission was fully prepared for the elections.

“I want to say that I’ve not seen any indication from anywhere that there is a desire for another postponement of this election. So, we are all focused on March 28 and April 11,” he said.

He disclosed that 11 states had, so far, achieved more than 90 percent permanent voter card (PVC) collection, while others had also been impressive.

The commission, according to him, had used the six weeks extension of the polls judiciously and “are now adequately ready for the elections….”

However, he warned that if card readers were stolen at any polling unit, the results from that unit would be null and void. “If people snatch card readers, it is sufficient grounds to cancel elections in those places.”

He therefore urged politicians to properly conduct themselves on the election days. he noted that they have no business moving around during elections.

On the effectiveness of card readers, Jega expressed optimism that there will be no serious challenge. He revealed that in the mock elections conducted across selected 12 states of the federation, only in Ebonyi state was card reader failure recorded. Even this, he noted, had since been brought under control.

The INEC boss also hinted that elections may hold at the towns recently liberated from Boko Haram. “We have received assurances from the security agencies that they are doing everything possible to provide security.

“We are pleased with the reports that there has been remarkable improvement of security in the areas of insurgency and we understand that there are only three local governments in Borno State that have not been totally cleared of the insurgency.

“We also know that the insurgents are very desperate and a lot of bombings and using incendiary devices have been happening, though in isolated places. We are working closely with security agencies to ensure that measures are in place to check this and ensure that they do not disrupt the electoral process.”

Jega said plans were in place to ensure internally displaced persons vote at the polls. “We have plans to arrange voting for IDPs; the plans are still on the ground. We have said that in areas where people have moved back and it is confirmed that it is safe, then it is better for us to go back to the polling units there and organise the elections.”

“We have tasked our Resident Electoral Commissioners to make that assessment. But we know that in many cases, IDPs are not going back. So, if there are people in IDP camps and they are not going back, we will do the elections as we have planned in the designated places for the IDPs,” the INEC boss said.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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