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2023: Mock Accreditation Of Voters To Hold Feb. 4-INEC Chairman

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In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it would conduct mock accreditation of registered voters on Saturday, February 4, 2023, which was made known on Friday by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in a meeting with all the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) across the country, adding that the exercise is meant to test the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly scheduled to hold on February 25, 2023.

Adeleke Faults Tribunal’s Judgment, Vows To Appeal

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The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has faulted the judgment of the governorship election petitions tribunal describing it as “a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal. The State Governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Osogbo nullified the election of Adeleke as Governor of the state. In its ruling on Friday, the tribunal declared Gboyega Oyetola the validly elected governor of the state. In August 2022, Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) petitioned the tribunal to challenge the election victory of Adeleke. Oyetola also challenged Adeleke’s eligibility to contest the election.

Nigerian Army Assures Imo Residence Of Peaceful Elections

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The 34 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Obinze, Owerri, says it remains committed to the security of lives of Imo electorate during and after the 2023 elections. The Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Sani Sulaiman, said this on Saturday during the 2022 edition of the West African Social Activities (WASA) at the Obinze Barracks.

New NYSC DG Unveils 5 Point Agenda

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The newly appointed Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-Gen. Y. D. Ahmed unveiled his 5-point agenda at the NYSC Headquarters, Abuja on Monday during the handing-over ceremony with the outgoing acting DG, Christy Uba .

NYSC DG: President Buhari Appoints Ahmed

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Brig. Gen. Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed as the Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The newly appointed DG is expected to take over from the first female NYSC DG, Christy Uba on Monday, January 30, 2023.

INEC Extends PVC Collection Date

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by an additional one week, hence bringing the end of the collection process to 5th February 2023, as disclosed by the INEC's National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, had on Friday said his meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) will deliberate on the ongoing collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in its 774 Local Government Offices nationwide.

Tinubu Denies Tackling President Buhari Over Fuel Scarcity, Naira Redesign

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Presidential candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has faulted the notion in certain quarters that he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over the lingering fuel scarcity and naira redesign policy. The Director, Media and Publicity of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, in a statement, explained that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), working in cahoots with fifth columnists, were the ones insisting on causing avoidable hurt on hapless Nigerians to score political points. He tackled rivals for issuing a “knee-jerk response, derailing from the issues, distorting his views at the Abeokuta rally, to create a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.”

NAFDAC DG: President Buhari Reappoints Adeyeye

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye as the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with effect from December 1, 2022.

Yuletide Season: FG Declares Public Holidays For Christmas, New Year

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The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, 2022, as public holidays to mark the Christmas celebrations while Monday, January 2, 2023, would also be a work-free day to celebrate the New Year festivities. This was announced on Friday in a statement issued by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Belgore Shuaib.

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