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October 27, 2004

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Rigging Goes High Tech: INEC to computerize Voters' Registration in 2007 Polls
Voters’ register in the 2007 general elections will be computerised to minimise the incidence of malpractices, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Abel Guobadia said on Tuesday. Besides, he disclosed in Port Harcourt, a geographical data base of polling units has been compiled in readiness for the exercise. Guobadia, who was speaking with Rivers State Governor Peter Odili, said “all the constitutional and legal reforms demanded by the major stakeholders in the electoral process have been articulated into two draft bills now before the National Assembly”. The INEC, he said, has invested heavily on technology to minimise electoral fraud and to ensure accuracy, speed and efficiency in the determination of election results. All state offices have been linked to the headquarters of the commission in Abuja by high frequency radio and V-SAT based devices. Guobadia stressed that the INEC has committed itself to a strategic programme to improve the electoral process and its management, but that the effective implementation of the plan depends largely on the availability of funds. Odili agreed. However, he said the short period of training for INEC ad hoc staff does not give enough room for proper understanding of what needs to be done on election days. The governor appealed to the political elite to display godly attitude to elections by accepting their outcome as an act of God. He also canvassed a speedy review of electoral laws to stipulate a time frame for determining petitions, stressing that a situation where election petition tribunals are still hearing cases close to another election...


BiafraNigeria must hold National


Over My Dead Body...


BNW Emeka AnyaokuFormer Secretary - General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday in Abuja called for the strengthening of BiafraNigeria's corporate existence through the convocation of what he called national dialogue of all ethnic nationalities in the country.


BNW Buhari and Umaru DikkoTime may never thaw the frosty relationship between Second Republic transport minister, Alhaji Umaru Dikko and General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) with the former having sworn never to forgive the ex-military head of state. Former president, Alhaji Shehu Shagari in whose cabinet Dikko served as...



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October 27, 2004


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October 23, 2004


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October 23, 2004


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October 18, 2004


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October 18, 2004


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October 15, 2004


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October 18, 2004


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June 04, 2004


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October 27, 2004


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October 25, 2004

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August 20, 2004

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October 23, 2004


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August 04, 2004


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Globacom awards N47b contract to Siemens

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October 27, 2004

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October 18, 2004

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