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2023:INEC Commences Distribution Of Over 77 Thousand PVC’S In Kano




The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kano State, has warned against multiple registrations for Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof Risqua Shehu, disclosed this during a press conference on Thursday in Kano.

Shehu revealed that the commission observed that many of the people who show up for the registration already have their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs).

According to him, as at January 2022, about 40 percent of those who registered in Kano State were found to have registered before.

“This scenario is in all the states of the federation. Infact, there were states that recorded over 50 percent illegal registration.

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“We have been trying to educate people to understand that the PVCs issued by the commission do not expire, therefore, there is no need for anybody with his or her PVC to register again.

“Double registration is an offence as clearly enshrined in the Electoral Act 2022. The person involved is liable for prosecution and he will be fined for N100,000 or one year prison sentence or both,” he explained.

Shehu enjoined people to desist from multiple registrations in the ongoing CVR exercise across the state.


According to him, over 380,000 old PVCs that are yet to be collected.

The INEC official said that the commission had commenced distribution of 77,117 new PVCs of those who registered between June to December 2021 of the CVR.

The REC further disclosed that the commission had received 13,932 cards of all those who updated their information or requested for transfer.

Shehu who said that as at June 27, 2022, there were 396, 651 online applicants in Kano, also added that a total of 380,582 have completed their registration so far.

He said that the commission had initially announced June 30th , 2022 as date to stop the CVR but due to the recent upsurge across the states the exercise would continue and a new date for the closure would soon be announced by the commission.

The commissioner explained that the commission had created additional registration center at Indoor Sports hall of Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar-Mata in the metropolis.

According to him, the location was chosen because of convenience and sitting capacity.

He added that the commission would deploy 30 IVED machines and personnel to commence registration of eligible Nigerians on Tuesday, July 5th.


The INEC official urged those that had yet to register to do so in order to avoid a last-minute rush.


“I want to use this opportunity to urge all those that are yet to collect their PVCs to go to the INEC offices in the LGAs where they registered to do so,” he appealed.


Just In: Tinubu Meets Kwankwaso At Aso Rock




President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently holding a meeting with one of his key challengers in the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso, who came fourth in the election, was the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

He is the first presidential candidate in the keenly contested election to make a visit to the Aso Rock Villa having held an earlier meeting with the president in Paris before his inauguration on May 29.
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Dr.Y.Z Ya’u Elected as Convener of Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room



Dr YZ Yau

In a highly contested election held at the Abuja Continental Hotel, Dr. Y.Z Ya’u, the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has emerged as the new Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room.

The announcement was made in a statement released to the press by Ali Sabo, CITAD’s Digital Rights Officer.

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is a coalition of more than 70 civil society organizations dedicated to monitoring Nigeria’s electoral process and elections across the nation.

Established in 2010 before the 2011 general elections, the Situation Room undertakes regular analysis and disseminates information on significant developments and events related to electoral conduct in Nigeria.

With a primary focus on improving the quality of Nigeria’s electoral system, the Situation Room aims to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to engage and monitor the electoral process effectively. It supports coordination and synergy among various election stakeholders, promoting collaboration, proactive advocacy, and prompt action in response to incidents during elections.

The Situation Room’s secretariat is hosted by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a civil society organization founded by Clement Nwankwo. It serves as a platform for advanced planning, scenario building, evidence-based analysis, constructive engagement with stakeholders, and election observation.

During elections, the Situation Room sets up a physical Election Situation Room comprising an Analysts’ Room and a Technical Room. The Analysts’ Room consists of experts in democracy and governance issues, while the Technical Room houses a Call Centre and a Social Media desk. Field observers deployed nationwide for general elections and off-cycle governorship elections send reports to the Communication Room, where they are verified and published on the Situation Room’s social media platforms.

Incidents reported by field observers are escalated to relevant election stakeholders, such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, for prompt resolution. The Situation Room issues statements based on these reports, drawing attention to issues such as logistics challenges, security concerns, voter intimidation, and inducement. It calls upon the appropriate authorities to take immediate action in curbing such challenges.

One of the areas of particular focus for the Situation Room is the collation and transmission of election data, which it often identifies as the “weak link” in the Nigerian electoral system. By closely monitoring this stage of the electoral process, the Situation Room aims to ensure transparency and credibility in the declaration of winners.

With Dr. Y.Z Ya’u as its new Convener, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is poised to strengthen its efforts in promoting free, fair, and transparent elections in Nigeria, thereby contributing to the growth and consolidation of democracy in the nation.

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Passage of Police Pension and Training Bills Receives Commendation from Inspector-General of Police



IGP Usman Baba Alkali


In a momentous development, the National Assembly of Nigeria has passed the Police Pension Board Bill and the Nigeria Police Force College, Training School and Institution (Establishment) Bill.


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed this historic achievement and commended the National Assembly and well-meaning Nigerians for their support.


The passage of these bills is expected to bring about significant changes in the country’s policing system, standardize training procedures, improve police productivity, and alleviate pension-related hardships. The IGP expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved and assured retirees that efforts are underway to implement the bills and address their long-standing pension concerns.

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