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Thursday, March 09, 2023

Daily News Roundup

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to directly and electronically upload from the polling units to the IReV the results of the forthcoming, governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Lagos State.

 The Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday approved the application by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) used for the February 25 presidential election. The development was to enable the commission to conduct the governorship and state Assembly elections.


 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday issued certificates of return to winners of the February 25 House of Representatives elections. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu presented the certificates to the members-elect at the national collation centre, Abuja.


 The national leadership of Accord Party has dissolved the party’s executive council in Oyo State for endorsing Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term in office. The letter dissolving the state executive council was signed by the party’s National Chairman, Muhammad Nalado.


 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared that there was no winner in the February 25 National Assembly Election in Doguwa and Tudunwada Federal Constituency. Alhassan Doguwa, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, who contested on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, was initially declared winner of the exercise.


 Personnel of the 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, yesterday, recovered 1,671 Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, in an apartment in the Olodi-Apapa area of Lagos State. Three persons were subsequently arrested in the apartment, while the prime suspect was said to be on the run.


 Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has approved the appointment of Justice Dije Abdu Aboki as the state Chief Judge, in an acting capacity. The Governor, in a statement through his Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Muhammad Garba, said the appointment of Justice Aboki followed the retirement of the erstwhile Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir.


 A six-month pregnant woman and five other persons have been allegedly killed by terrorists who invaded Agwa community, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. The terrorists, while shooting sporadically in the community, also abducted 50 persons to an unknown destination.


 Gunmen, on Tuesday, set the country home of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the State House of Assembly, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, ablaze in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State. It was gathered that the gunmen also burnt a house belonging to Ozoemena’s father during the attack around 2pm.

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  1. At this point, can anything good still come out of Nigeria? Well, let the WILL of God be done.

  2. BVAS Reconfiguration: Good and Bad Sides of Appeal Court Ruling to Peter Obi and Labour Party.

    It's bad news - and also good news. Be patient as I explain.

    Yes, the court granted INEC permission to RECONFIGURE BVAS devices.

    That's the bad news.

    The court took this decision because INEC filed an affidavit before the court claiming that the information on BVAS can not be tampered with or lost. This is not true. Any Data 'can' be 'tampered' with.
    Unfortunately, the legal team of Peter Obi did NOT challenge this affidavit - and the court let INEC have their way.

    I do not know why PO's legal team didn't challenge the affidavit but one mind suggests to me that it's either PO didn't want to obstruct the March 11th Guber elections which could liberate more states or the legal team trusted INEC's affidavit.

    But there's good news...

    The court granted Peter Obi permission to carry out DIGITAL FORENSICS on INEC's election materials etc.

    If that permission includes carrying out digital forensics on the BVAS system too, then NOTHING IS LOST.

    Let me explain...

    I'll speak as Africa's top Ethical hacker with over 15 years ethical hacking experience under my belt. Reformatting or deleting a file DOES NOT PERMANENTLY REMOVE IT FROM THE storage system. WHAT YOU REMOVED WHEN YOU DELETE A FILE IS THE 'ENTRY' for that file and not the file itself. To destroy a file on a system, you will need to PHYSICALLY BURN THE DEVICE TO ASHES OTHERWISE DATA RECOVERY EXPERTS LIKE MYSELF CAN RECOVER SUCH DATA - even from a physically damaged storage system. (Free Tip: this is why I do not give out any phone I used. I flush them down the drain. A brother once called me stingy for flushing used phones but he didn't know why I do so - to bury whatever was deleted in that phone).

    Back to the topic - all Peter Obi needs is the permission of the court to conduct DIGITAL FORENSICS ON BVAS, and we can mobilize a team of data recovery experts to unearth any deleted file on the BVAS even it is reconfigured for the gubernatorial elections. But if the court's permission doesn't include digital forensics on BVAS, then I wouldn't trust whatever data INEC pushes to their so called "back-end server".

    This is why I said that the court ruling was both a bad news and a good news.

    All hope is not lost.... Aluta continua.

    Charles Awuzie


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