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INEC dismiss claims it extended party primaries for APC

By Yomi Kareem

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has dismissed accusations that it extended the conduct of political parties’ primaries because of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

INEC Director Voter Education and Publicity, Ayodele Aluko, stated this when he featured as a guest on 99.3 Nigeria Info’s The Newsroom programme yesterday.

The Director dismissed the accusations that the commission extended its June 3rd deadline for party primaries because it was influenced by the APC. While he maintained that the commission is a neutral organization that does not favour one over another.

On the closure of the Continuous Voter online pre-registration, the Independent National Electoral Commission said members of the public who were unable to register for their PVCs and resolve PVC related issues can still do so at INEC centers nationwide.

Mr. Aluko also dismissed assumptions that the commission may extend the deadline for online pre-registration which ended on Monday, 30th May 2022.

The electoral umpire had last week extended the conduct of political parties’ primaries, giving political parties that were yet to conduct the exercise a six days window of 4th and 9th June 2022, to do the needful, the decision it had earlier said was not feasible.

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Justice Kola Olalere enjoins Law Students to be diligent

By Bimbo Adenrele

Administrative Judge, Port Harcourt Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court, Hon. Justice Faustinah Kola-Olalere, has admonished students of the Nigerian Law School to be diligent with their studies and to always be in their best character that tomorrow holds better for them.

The Justice gave the admonition when he hosted the 2022 set of the Nigerian Law School posted to the court for knowledge attachment.

The Nigerian Law School was established in Lagos under the Legal Education Act 1962 now Legal Education (Consolidation Etc) Act Cap. L10, Laws of the Federation, 2004 and was founded on the principle to Educate and train law graduates in skills that would enable them to function optimally as barristers and solicitors, to make the world a better place.

The annual court attachment is part of academic activities after which the Nigerian Law School Bar final examinations will be conducted and successful candidates called to the bar.

No fewer than 12 students from Lagos, Enugu, Kano, Bayelsa and Abuja campuses of Nigerian Law School did their attachment at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Port Harcourt for their attachment.

While presenting the gifts of Customized Murg, 3rd Alteration Act, NICN Act, ADR Rules and Court Practice Direction to the students on behalf of the Court, Justice Kola-Olalere enjoined the students to be more dedicated and focus on their studies that the future is always for those who prepare and work for it.

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