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One of the two card readers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the polling unit of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has malfunctioned.

At the time of the report, voting had not yet commenced because the INEC officials were trying to fix the machine.

INEC had given strict instructions on the use of card readers for the governorship and state house of assembly elections.


Report has it that scores of passengers were killed in multiple accident which happened on Friday afternoon (today) along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

It was gathered that the fatal accident was allegedly caused by a truck owned by Dangote truck near the toll gate in Kaduna at the end of Abuja highway.

Many vehicles includes buses were crushed by the Dangote truck.

The corpses of the victims were evacuated by soldiers and sympathizers.


All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue, were in the early hours of Saturday, burnt by armed hoodlums.
According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting on fire the RCM Primary School Aya, housing the materials.
Mrs Ngunan Yongo, the Electoral Officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation.
The EO said the materials were yet to be distributed to polling units in the ward when the attack occurred.

” The entire materials are burnt,” she lamented.

However, no official of the commission including ad hoc staff were hurt.

She explained that final decision over the conduct of the elections in the area would be communicated later.
Mr Thaddeus Ujah, a senior staff of the commission, also confirmed the early morning attack.


By Okechukwu Shedrack*

There is palpable tension in Imo State following reports that thugs have invaded the State ahead of Saturday's governorship and State Assembly elections.
A local tabloid in the State had reported last week that some desperate politicians have imported thugs into the State for the polls.
This is as IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu revealed on Radio Biafra that the ruling APC have assigned election riggers in the 27 local governments in the State.
Also there have been fears raised by the PDP that the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who is backing his son in law, Uche Nwosu may have also imported thugs with fake police and army uniforms. The 'APC had raised similar allegations.
Okorocha had been in the eye of the storm lately when he was accused by the Returning Officer, RO, for Imo West Senatorial elections, Innocent Ibeabuchi, of putting him (Ibeabuchi) under duress to declare him (Okorocha) winner of the Senatorial election.


The Independent National Electoral Commission lNEC has promised to go ahead with Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly Elections in Akwa Ibom state, saying it has replaced the 198 smart card readers, voter register and other items destroyed in its lbesikpo Asutan Local Government Area office in the State.

This was contained in a statement issued Friday night in Abuja and signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voted Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

The inferno which occurred in the early hours of Friday did not however affect ballot papers. Part of the INEC statement reads; “While we do not at this point know the cause of the fire, a report has been made to the law enforcement agencies and the Fire Service. We are liaising closely with both agencies to investigate and ascertain the cause of the fire and if found to be a deliberate act, we will ensure diligent and vigorous prosecution of those responsible.