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Lagos short of 5,000 DDC machines, as INEC begins roadshow

Dep Pol Editor, Moses Nosike & Providence Obuh UNLESS the Lagos Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, receives additional 5,000 Direct Data Capturing, DDC, machines from the national headquarters before Friday, the exercise might run into  a hitch in Lagos. Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, told Vanguard yesterday that so far, only […]

DISTURBING PICTURE: Pastor’s wife raped & murdered in her bedroom

  Late Mrs Iwuchukwu More Stories on This Section Wife of the Pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Spiba Road, Akwakuma, in Owerri, Imo State, Mrs. Stella Ikpendu Iwuchukwu has met a gruesome death right in her bedroom. Mrs. Iwuchukwu was raped and strangled in her home by unknown persons suspected to be assassins. Her killers […]

Fresh alarm over DDC machines -sabotage suspected

FEARS heightened in Abuja, on Tuesday, over the newly acquired Direct Data Capture (DDC) machines meant for the voter registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that they may have been deliberately sabotaged by certain forces. Reports at the disposal of the Nigerian Tribune indicate that some of the softwares meant to hasten […]

Why we slowed down on certain corruption cases -EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, explained why it slowed down on certain corruption cases, stating that it is maintaining its neutrality and integrity, particularly towards the electoral process. The commission spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi, said this while reacting to an advertorial entitled, “Jonathan Camp Goes For Broke, Co-opts Farida Waziri, Others” […]

After screening, Jonathan, Atiku head for showdown

A PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) panel headed by a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Alhaji Aminu Wali, yesterday screened three presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling political grouping with President Goodluck Jonathan, describing the exercise as rigorous. Later Wali told journalists that the three candidates have been cleared. Also, former Vice […]

ANPP to screen aspirants ahead Saturday convention

THE All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) yesterday raised a 12-member panel to screen its presidential and governorship aspirants for the 2011 general elections. The development came as a presidential aspirant of the party, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande appealed to the national delegates to the convention to guard against any attempt by any aspirant to make […]

UN warns against violence in Cote d’ Ivoire,

WORRIED by the crisis arising from the November 2010 controversial election in Cote d’Ivoire, the United Nations (UN) Security Council has warned the country’s leaders that there would be consequences to any acts of violence committed as a result of the feud. Also, Nigeria will be presiding again over the  Council in October, according to a […]

PDP Panel clears Jonathan, Atiku, Jibril

President Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday described their screening by the Peoples Democratic Party Screening Panel as ‘rigorous and comprehensive’ The two men and the only female PDP presidential aspirant Sarah Jibril, were at the party’s headquarters in Abuja where they answered questions from the Alhaji Aminu Wali-led committee shortly after […]

We have received 110,000 DDC Machines – Jega

  The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attajiru Jega has announced that the Commission has received and deployed 110,000 Direct Data Capture machines as at Tuesday. He said this in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority monitored in Abuja. Jega said the supply and deployment of the equipment was on a “24 hours […]

Jonathan sends 30,000 text messages to PDP delegates

President Goodluck Jonathan has begun interactive contacts with Peoples Democratic Party delegates and other stakeholders in the party on phone, ahead of the party’s presidential primaries taking place on Thursday (tomorrow) in Abuja. Director, Research, Planning and Strategy of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation, Mr Mike Omeri, said this in a statement. A copy of the […]



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