INEC registers 1,947 returnee IDPs in Madagali

By Muhammad Adam
Yola –  The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered about 1,947 eligible voters in the Continuous Voter Registration(CVR) programme, Mr. Kassim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has said.

Gaidam made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Yola.

He said that the development was due to the return of relative peace and stability in the area.

H e said that the exercise was initially suspended in the area because of the fear of Boko Haram.

“Now that peace has been restored, security operatives in the area have given the commission the green light to conduct the exercise which commenced last month.”

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The REC said that the commission had so far captured 103,000 eligible voters in the ongoing CVR across Adamawa.

He said that the commission had also distributed voter education materials to some secondary schools in the state under the commission’s “Catch them Young” programme.

According to the commissioner, the programme is designed to educate the youths on the processes and value of election.(NAN)

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  1. Many adults and students in Ilorin have resorted to football betting as a way of surviving the
    current economic recession in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reporter observed this on Wednesday when he visited different betting centres in Ilorin.

    NAN reports that both unemployed and workers have embraced various kinds
    of betting as an alternative to survive.

    A civil servant, Dayo Olaolu, told NAN that he was surviving on football betting as things were getting tougher every
    day.

    “I am not a gambler, but the situation in the country has forced me to it now as there is no alternative at the moment,” he said.

    A fashion designer, Quadri Idris, said he had been trying his luck to win a bet to cater for his family’s needs as his business was no
    more thriving.

    “Man must survive and I think the best way for this present situation is to gamble. I will not steal to survive as the situation at hand demands for alternative means,” he said.

    Moses Olawale of Kwara State Polytechnic,
    Ilorin, said betting had been of help to him to sustain his academic pursuit.

    Mr. Olawale said his parents could no longer cater
    for his academic pursuit which forced him to resort to betting as alternative.

    “I am a very lucky person because I always win bet. I use the money I get from betting to finance my tuition as there is no one to assist except my parents,” Mr.
    Olawale said.

    Felix John, one of the Managers of Bet9ja in Olunlade Area,
    Ilorin, confirmed that his betting business was witnessing
    high patronage by customers.

    “We see pastors, bankers, teachers, students and even girls coming to play bet as alternative for livelihood,” he said.

    Mohammed Ishola, the Manager at Bet 360, Amilegbe Area, Ilorin,
    said customers were coming in numbers to try
    their luck.

    “I am shocked at the high rate of patronage these days. This centre is always overcrowded that you hardly see space to place your legs,” he
    said.

    NAN reports that various betting houses are in town such
    as Bet9ja, Naira bet, Bet 360, Bet 1X2.

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