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FACT CHECK: Are you eligible to vote without PVC?

FACT CHECK: Are you eligible to vote without PVC?

CLAIM: A message going viral on WhatsApp has given the impression that citizens can vote without their permanent voter’s card (PVC). “The Good News!!!  Anyone who didn’t see their PVC should confirm their names on http://cvr.inecnigeria.org/vvs  Once your name is there, copy the last 5 digits of your VIN and keep it handy. With that,...

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FACT CHECK: Did PDP pay N95m for campaign venue in Rivers?

FACT CHECK: Did PDP pay N95m for campaign venue in Rivers?

CLAIM: PDP paid 95 million naira for a campaign venue in Rivers VERDICT: False CONTEXT: A former senator, represented Kaduna Central at the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani, tweeted on January on Saturday, saying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State paid N95 million for a campaign venue. The tweet was republished by some blogs...

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CDD Tasks Security Agencies on Peaceful Polls

CDD Tasks Security Agencies on Peaceful Polls

With only 44 days to the commencement of the 2023 general elections, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) urges the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure more registered voters collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in readiness for the polls. CDD also joins other well-meaning stakeholders in calling on registered voters to pick...

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FACT SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

FACT SHIELD: All you need to know about BVAS, INEC’s new system for tackling electoral fraud

There’s been quite some controversy around the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) being employed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the presidential and subnational elections in February 2023. Some political parties have called on INEC to disregard the accreditation system, while others are in support of the bi-modal biometric method. Here is a breakdown...