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INEC Office Fire In Akure Destroys 5000 Card Readers

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INEC Office Fire In Akure Destroys 5000 Card Readers

A fire at the Akure headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday evening has consumed five thousand card readers that were to be used for next month’s governorship election in Ondo State.  No life was lost in the incident.

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News Agency of Nigeria reports the fire gutted the large container in which the card readers were held.  Fighting the fire was hampered when fire service trucks were inoperative.  Reports say those standing by used buckets of water to douse the fire that consumed the forty-foot container that housed the card readers.  But their efforts were fruitless.

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INEC commissioner in charge of information and voter education, Professor Festus Okoye, expressed shock, but he said the destruction of the card readers would not affect the conduct of the governorship election.

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Okoye said the incident would be investigated to find out what caused the fire.

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Zamfara Killings: Arewa Groups Petition President Buhari

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Zamfara Killings: Arewa Groups Petition President Buhari

The killings in Zamfara and other parts of the north has become of great concern to the coalition of northern groups which has now called on president Muhammadu Buhari to move proactively to stop the bloodshed in the region.

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The group’s spokesman, Suleiman Abdul-Azeez presented a petition to the speaker of the state house of assembly, Nasiru Magarya in which it expressed dismay at what he called “the ugly scenario” in the state.

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The group wants president Buhari to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those supporting or collaborating with bandits in the state.  The group said those people pose the greatest threat to peace and tranquility in the country.

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Falana: CAMA 2020 Violates Rights  

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There have been so much back and forth on the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA 2020 that have riled some religious organizations.

Now, activist lawyer, senior advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana, and former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Chidi Odinkalu are pointing out some provisions of the act they say grossly violate rights.

The two men say the new law arrogates too much power to the registrar-general of the corporate affairs commission, cac – power they say he could use to clamp down on civil society organizations.

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Falana and Odinkalu were speaking during a virtual town-hall meeting on the act which was jointly organized by the European Union-act, the open society initiative for west Africa, working group on civil society regulatory environment, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.

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Falana specifically pointed out section 389 of the law that gives CAC the power to suspend the board of trustees of an organization in crisis and appoint an interim committee to manage its affairs.  He also faults section 842 that gives CAC authority to take over funds in the bank accounts of an organization in crisis.  He says that provision translates to quote, “obtaining money by false pretense.”

Professor Odinkalu, in his own assessment, said part f of CAMA 2020 is a confused mixture, a “mish mash” of laws the country had borrowed from the United Kingdom.  He said those laws were hastily copied without the safeguards in the English law.

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In response to the observations, representative of the CAC registrar-general, Justine Nidiya said further amendments to the law would serve as the forum to address the challenges.

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INEC Replaces Burnt Card Readers In Ondo

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The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has now replaced the five thousand card readers destroyed by fire two weeks ago at its headquarters in Akure, Ondo state capital.

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Commission chairman, professor Mammud Yakubu announced the replacement on Wednesday during a three-day working visit to the state. Yakubu said his visit was to have a first-hand assessment of the level of the commission’s preparedness for next month’s governorship election in the state.  He promised those polls will be hitch-free.

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