PREMIUM TIMES launches digital Election Centre #NigeriaDecides #Nigeria2015

PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, has launched its digital election reporting centre ahead of the March 28 and April 11 general elections.

The PREMIUM TIMES Election Centre is a comprehensive resource platform for the elections.

It holds crucial election data but its greatest strength is its ability to live blog the elections and visualise election results in real time.

PREMIUM TIMES is renowned for its fast-paced and accurate reporting of events around Nigeria. It is also Nigeria’s leading event liveblogging site.

The election centre will showcase extensive reporting from experienced journalists at PREMIUM TIMES who are already fanning out to all parts of the country.

Our in-house reporting will be complemented by additional reporting from civil society volunteers while also crowd-sourcing dispatches from our stringers, sources and the general public.

The Centre shall provide professional updates on voting progress, incident reports, news and elections results as announced in polling units. It also provides useful resources for voters and researchers.

The centre’s live result database is planned to serve as a kind of reliable vote tabulation platform to be fed by polling units results across the country, making same available to the general public in near real-time.

Users are able to use the data collated on the platform to instantly see how the candidates are performing based on polling unit results entered into the system.

PREMIUM TIMES is asking voters and election monitors and observers across the country to photograph election results pasted at polling units and send them in via instant social media channels such as Whatsapp [08178301000], Twitter [@premiumtimesng #Nigeria2015 #NigeriaDecides], Blackberry Messenger [52DD4C85], Instagram [tag @premiumtimes #Nigeria2015 #NigeriaDecides] and Facebook[www.facebook.com/premiumtimes].

“We believe that results announced by INEC staff at polling units, in the presence of party agents and voters are the purest form of election results,” Musikilu Mojeed, PREMIUM TIMES’ Managing Editor, said.

Mr. Mojeed added that the Election Centre is one of the organization’s numerous contributions to upholding accountability and democracy in Nigeria.


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  • Sam

    Good move, no hiding place for the riggers

    • NTT

      Yes ooooooh, my brother no hidden place for the riggers.

  • evi

    Premium times, you are tinubu’s mouthpiece, nothing credible about this election will come from your quarters, If you can organise a sham poll declaring buhari winner,i won’t put it past you to cook up your own figures in collaboration with others like you on this forum to chaos and confusion, when inec declares the result, they we will know.

  • TRULY__INVESTIGATIVE

    “..PREMIUM TIMES, Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, has launched its digital election reporting centre ahead of the March 28 and April 11 general elections…”

    …and the former CBN chief you caught in a Hotel (with evidence) doing ‘short time’ with a staff is now on the throne in Kano ostensibly with ‘Royal’ immunity…and he now becomes a beacon of rectitude who you must quote to spite the Government of the day which you like not. This is ‘investigative journalism’. We hear you!

    Just in case you are wondering, see what happened to a French public Finance officer who did the same thing.

    France
    ====
    DOMINIQUE STRAUSS KHAN : Head of IMF, Economist by profession, Presidential aspirant.
    Offense……………: Caught with ‘short time’ in a New York Hotel ostensibly at the expense of tax payers’ money.
    Consequence……: Sacked. Stripped of his VIP privileges. Presidential ambition quashed forever. Prosecuted and paid the victim some cool Dollars as ‘Damages’.

    Compare with

    Nigeria
    ====
    SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI: Head of CBN, ‘Risk’ Analyst by profession, Emirate aspirant.
    Offense……………: Caught with ‘short time’ in a Lagos Hotel ostensibly at the expense of tax payers’ money.
    Consequence……: Retained his position until sacked for financial mismanagement… Retained his VIP privileges…Maintained his Emirate ambition… Eventually gets appointed to the throne in active connivance of the Kano State government. …No compensation paid to the victim as ‘Damages’.

  • Etomi

    Premium Times?
    I fully agree with my friend here that rightly described you folks as practitioners of ROGUE JOURNALISM!

  • the truth

    apc times also known as premium times funded by the drug czar. we dey laugh

  • B.Messi

    With the kind of bias exhibited by Premium Times in the countdown to the general elections, i hope this ‘Digital election centre’ WILL NOT TURN OUT TO BE A DIGITAL PARALLEL INEC!
    LIKE THE ‘PARALLEL GOVERNMENT’ APC HAS SWORN TO RUN..WHEN THEY LOSE..

    • Dawnson

      U shouldn’t be scared of those who wish to set up a parallel govt but those who wish to set up a para-horizontal govt (that is, a separate govt ready to confront if need be). This are the serious ones…and you find then only in the SS and maybe the SE.

      • B.Messi

        I guess U mean like the ‘ungovernable brigade’ in the NE..

    • deji

      And you are concerned because you are a PDPig?

  • grace folarin

    this election is going to be credible, i can feel it and the best candidate will emerge. theres no back door to victory this time around. GEJ is the man nigerians want. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • burning spear

    This is the most dangerous rubbish to be posted online by the owners of PT–Those who will vote for u guys are the hired thugs of APC————ALREADY ASSEMBLED———in LAGOS —————-De only online medium owned by El rufai–tinubu and buhari–to embark on such mad people’s acts—-an announcement by PT will set the entire country ablaze———-again–such will be worst then the ongoing boko haram crisis——-The fulanis and Yorubas sponsoring–these madness will not think twice or warn them to desist from their satanic acts——————————-Never until the body bags start arriving their newsroom—-in Abuja—————-the only stabilizing factor in Nigeria today is goin to be separation not another election———————with these unthinking group of Yoruba editors in PT—-There is no hope for the nation state of Nigeria———-THIS WAS—–HOW THE CIVIL WAR STARTED—–Akintola did not EMBARK ON such b4 he was killed by the fulanis———–Abiola and kudIrat used their Concord newspaper for similar eventS———————-where are they today——–tHEY WERE BOTH KILLED BY THE FULANIS—-LET THE WAR DRUMS START RINGING FOR THOSE WHO NEVER EXPERIENCED THE BIAFRASN WAR—?—-animals

    • Spear Of Truth

      burning spear you are so FILLED with HATE and I understand. What PT is doing here is called INSTANT DOCUMENTATION. But because Instant documentation helps to curtail rigging, you do not like it-hence your anger! I sneeze small for you!

    • NTT

      U r scared bc if the election is transparent, pdpig r going to lose. Mumu.

    • asaba

      You must be enemy of progress

      • burning spear

        i will rather be an enemy of progress———— align myself with drug addicts like tinubu

        • Freedom

          FORGOT ,You mean Jonathan’s friend BURUJI KASHAMU???

  • NTT

    This is a bad news for pdpig bc the are not ready for free and fair election. Thanks to PT.

  • NTT

    NO HIDDEN PLACE FOR THE RIGGERS. PT U DO WELL

  • Moe

    The fact that premium times allows anyone to voice their opinion in support of any candidate they prefery shows a lack of bias.
    If you owned premium Times and are a supporter of APC, will you allow PDP supporters to use your forum to air their mostly irrational opinions against your candidate?

  • shuaib uthman

    Now see!! This is how the pdpigs will start shouting “trouble trouble”