PREMIUM TIMES asks readers to file evidence-based reports on Saturday’s elections

Nigeria’s leading investigative newspaper, PREMIUM TIMES, is deploying its crowd-sourcing tradition to enhance its coverage of Saturday’s governorship and state assemblies elections.

In a statement Friday, the paper requested its readers and other Nigerians to contribute text, photographs, audio and video recordings of events at polling units and collation centres across the country.

The call, the paper said, is in line with its  “Snap and Send project”, an initiative it launched on the eve of the March 28 presidential and national assembly elections.

The project saw readers sending in reports in text, video and audio formats from their polling units, an initiative many Nigerians believe contributed to the improved transparency in the elections.

With voters snapping and sending in results of elections as collated and announced by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission at polling units, analysts say, it became difficult for rogue politicians and INEC staff to rig the elections.

The project yielded lots of photographs and videos, including one which exposed some INEC staff colluding with supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party to rig the elections in Akwa Ibom state.

That video has remained one of the most watched on YouTube for days and officials of  INEC say the electoral body is now investigating the matter.

“The campaign was extremely successful for the presidential elections,” PREMIUM TIMES managing editor, Musikilu Mojeed said. “We are thankful and expecting more.”

Mr. Mojeed added, “We are once again requesting everyone to get involved. We like to remind them that their phones are powerful tools.  They should use their phones to documents events and results in their polling units, and send to us for publishing.

“We are confident that by sending in photographs, videos and other data collected during the voting and counting, those who participate in this project will be helping to make the elections transparent and credible.

“This an opportunity for Nigerians, not just the political parties, INEC or security officer to ensure that the elections are conducted in a free and fair manner, with minimum opportunity for rigging.”

Meanwhile, PREMIUM TIMES has opened its innovative Election Centre to begin live reporting of Saturday’s polls.

Steps to Join the Snap and Send movement:

1. Go to your polling unit and get accredited

2. Vote and wait, peacefully, for the result

3. Snap the result once it is pasted and send to us via:

– WhatsApp: 08178301000

– Twitter: ‪#‎NigeriaDecides‬ ‪#‎Nigeria2015‬ ‪#‎Result‬

– BBM: 52DD4C85

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  • deroju

    @Editor:

    Good thinking Premium Times…you are always ahead of the rest.
    I will send you the photo of Raji Fashola pissing on himself in tears!!

    • cosmas

      Raji Fashola will not cry on Saturday

      When PDP defeated Alhaji Raji Fashola two weeks ago –
      right in front of his father’s house – did he cry? He did not cry, not so?
      Therefore it means Raji Fashola is now used to being defeated in Lagos.
      That means Raji Fashola looks forward to heavy defeat from PDP tomorrow.
      If he would not cry tomorrow, where would you get photo of him crying to send?
      Are you now going to flog his buttocks after the vote-count to make him cry?

      • Elder Kuti

        EKO O NI BAJE JU BAYI LO O….. AMIN O.
        OLE JIJA APC YI TI POJU NI IJOBA EKO;
        HA, O POJU. OLORUN OBA NI KI O GBA WA O!!!!

        • zacchaeus Akinleye

          Nappy-head propaganda of losers. PDP is doomed! No one plays with a dead baby, never.

          • burning spear

            but they are not scare mongers like APC–that is the good thing about them–and are not working for the USA–AND BRITAIN——————A party under the control of the imperialist—-is doomed to failure–we voted for Jonathan–but Obama–gave us a jihadist as president-

        • Funso

          omo ale

      • burning spear

        may be—-he would have to be spanked a little—–as tinubu he would need tonnes coke to stay sober———-what a country

  • burning spear

    Yeye dey smell as we say in Nigeria—–Only a man with a mental case will trust PT—IN THIS FAKE ASSIGNMENT—–Where was PT when kids as little as 5 years old were recruited by Buhari to vote for him in the Fulani north—-did we not view those who were duly accredited by INEC to vote in the presidential elections elections? If CNN can carry such pictures all over the world—–then what were the so called ACE Investigative journalists doing in PT–in a self induced coma abi———–Truth no matter the color in which it is decorated by PT will surely come out one day-

  • #BringBackNigerDeltaOilBlocks

    ==============================================================================================
    REVEALED: “83 per cent of oil blocks in Nigeria are owned by Northerners” – Senator Senator Ita Enang (The Nation Newspaper)
    ===============================================================================================

    ….David Mark asked him if he had evidence. Senator Ita Enang, immediately produced a document which he read out loud.
    Below is the list presented by Senator Enang:
    :
    1. Sanusi Lamido (Seplat/Platform Petroleum) – operators of the ASUOKPU/UMUTU marginal field
    2. Rtrd Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (South Atlantic Petroleum Ltd (SAPETRO), OPL 246.
    3. Alhaji (Colonel) Sani Bello (AMNI Int’l Petroleum & Dev Comp) operatovrs of OML 112 and OML 117
    4. Rilwanu Lukman, former OPEC Chair (AMNI oil blocks)
    5. Alhaji Indimi (Oriental Energy Resources Ltd) , runs three oil blocks: OML 15, the Okwok field and the Ebok field.
    6. Alhaji Aminu Dantata ( Express Petroleum and Gas Ltd) – operates OML 108.
    7. Alhaji Yinka Folawiyo – (Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Ltd ) – allocated OML 113
    8. Emeka Offor (Starcrest Energy Nigeria Limited ) – OPL 291 with interest in Addax Petroleum.
    9. Mike Adenuga (Conoil ), with six oil blocks;
    10.Alhaji Saleh Mohammed Gambo (North East Petroleum Ltd) , holder of OPL 215, OPL 276 & OPL 283
    11.Abubakar Atiku, Yar’Adua and Ado Bayero, (INTEL) with substantial stakes in Nigeria’s oil exploration industry

    “These need to be looked into, revoked and re-awarded. The Federal Character which is a principle applicable in every aspect of our national existence should also be brought to bear in the application of our oil blocks, marginal fields and prospecting licences.” – Most Honourable Senator Ita Enang (Akwa Ibom)

    —-Speaking also in favour of the bill, Senator Chris Anyanwu (Imo East) said the bill would address the issue of criminality in the sector.

    Dear SS&SE peoples, where art thy names on the list? Is this JUSTICE?… Is this CORRUPTION? …For how long will this continue?
    FOI Bill should be invoked right away. The Niger Delta & the public should know who has oil licenses and how they were acquired.
    Peace is not the absence of war but the presence of EQUITY & JUSTICE.

    • burning spear

      United we stand divided we fall————those who want to team up with the traitors in the south-west and fulani north, are free to do so–Nobody should attempt to break what God has joined together–again———-The unity between the south-east and south-south has come to stay—–as PDP wins Rivers state———————————-for Jonathan————Amaechi is to be transported back to rotimi village—in Osun state—for keeps

  • Assibi

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  • shola

    I would highly appreciate if PREMIUM TIMES and other median crown the best video of the month incognito
    with some thousands of dollars (Naira?), and this regularly. We Nigerians must stamp out corruption in our society.
    This will be an incentive to whistle-blowing in all feeds in Nigeria. We now have the means. We Nigerians need this power of investigative journalism. And with these advanced technology? yes, we can!, to sort out all the bad eggs.
    A police officer taking bribe publicly must be afraid of seeing his picture and reading his own story in the newspapers.
    I will surely think about it, establishing a company in this special field instead of pasting all my certificates on the wall
    as one in thousands of jobless graduates.

  • burning spear

    INEC Fraud In Lagos Uncovered.

    INEC’s plan to disenfrancise some desinated Nigerians have been exposed in Lagos. Some Card readers have been pre-loaded by INEC with accredited number e.g, the card reader shows 257 or similar number code, “Meaning already accredited”, this is even before accreditation commences.
    Please these codes where programmed into the Card Readers sent to some area to stop people from voting for the candidate of choice.
    Wherever you are, be on the look out for these technology back Fraud of INEC. Where this exists, the card reader must not be used. It’s pre rigged’.

    PLS IF CARD READERS FAIL IN YOUR POLLING UNITS, DEMAND IMMEDIATELY FOR INEC OFFICIAL TO USE MANUAL VERIFICATION. IT IS YOUR RIGHT.
    Over 90% of Card Readers failed in the Presidential election and Prof Jega Dubiously refused to fix them.
    THIS TACTICS WAS USED TO DISENFRANCHISE MILLIONS OF NIGERIANS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

    • burning spear

      The pictures of underaged kids voting in kano and kaduna are already circulating on the web. Where is PT–may be they did not see them again as its usual with them—abi——————–

  • burning spear

    SSS caught some APC party officials trying to smuggle in thumb printed ballots papers which they prepared at the Nasarawa state Government house lafia.