Nigeria Decides 2019 :Things to Know

As Nigerians prepares for the 2019 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released steps for voters to perform their civic responsibility.

The election which was rescheduled for tomorrow 22nd of February 2019 due to issues has said to have generated more international concern. Below are steps as a voter to cast your vote for your preferred candidate.

Step 1
Upon arrival at the polling unit, join the queue and present yourself to the INEC official (APO111) at the polling unit who will determine whether you are at the correct polling unit and check if the photograph on the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) matches your face.
If satisfied, he/she will direct you to the next INEC official (APO1).

Step 2
The official (APO1) will request for your PVC to confirm that your card is genuine and your details, using the smart card reader. He/she will ask you to place your finger on the card reader to confirm that the PVC belongs to you by ascertaining, the card reader will contain the name, photograph and finger prints of all those registered in their polling unit.

Step 3
You will then meet the next official (APO11) who will request for your PVC to confirm that your name and details are in the voter’s register. Your name will be ticked and your PVC returned to you.
He/ she will then apply indelible ink to the cuticle of your appropriate finger for that election to show you have been accredited to vote.

(If your name is not found on the register, you will not be allowed to vote).

Step 4
The presiding officer (PO) stamps, signs and endorses the date at the back of the Ballot Paper.
The PO will roll the ballot paper inwardly with the printed side inwards and give to you. He/she will then direct you to the voting cubicle where you vote in secret.

Step 5
You will stain your appropriate finger for the election with the ink provided then use your stained finger to mark the space or box provided on the ballot paper for your preferred candidate/party. Roll the marked ballot paper (in the manner the PO gave to you).

Step 6
Then leave the voting cubicle and drop the ballot paper in the ballot box in full view of people at the polling unit.

Step 7
You will then leave the polling unit or wait if you so choose in an orderly and peaceful manner to work the process up to declaration of result.

Kindly note that the result of each polling unit shall be pasted at the unit and for everyone to see.

Please be aware that there are things you must not do at voting sights, INEC has sternly warned against these things

  1. No campaigning for votes, or persuasion of voters to not vote for a candidate.
  2. No shouting of slogans concerning the election, or in support of any party.
  3. No one should be in possession of an offensive weapon or wear any apparel calculated to intimidate voters.
  4. No one is allowed to use a vehicle bearing the colour or symbol of a political party or candidate
  5. No one is allowed to loiter at polling units without lawful excuse after voting or after being refused to vote.
  6. Normal one is allowed to snatch or destroy any election materials.
  7. No one is allowed to blare siren.

Mobile phones are prohibited inside the polling booths when a vote is being cast, but can be used around the polling units.

President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned earlier this week that he’s instructed security agencies to be “ruthless” in dealing with ballot box snatchers, so you might want to take particular note of number 6, or pretty much everything, just to be safe.

Note that you can report election offences to the INEC situation room.
On each election day, according to INEC, polling stations will open for accreditation and voting from 8:00am to 2.00pm.

“However, voters on the queue before the close of poll at 2:00pm will be accredited and allowed to vote,” the commission noted.

INEC has urged Nigerian voters to be law-abiding

Personality of the Month

I remember being in love with ebonylife TV… they were just starting out, I had seen the hype, advert and could not wait for the package to kick off!!

Of cos the station started in 2013 and I was always glued to that channel 165! Its ebony life!!

I also remember that I loved watching this late night show on Love with my lovely natural hair presenter Oreka Godis called Love Lounge. Interesting topics were discussed.

I remember they had controversial topics and they had professional panelists to discuss these topics too

I remember getting attracted to his contribution, I then decided to find him out!!

We all get to a point in our lives when we feel like we need to know more, we yearn for more knowledge about our area of interest and if you are inquisitive like me you will want to ask questions from the professionals!!

I yearned for Jerome’s involvement!

This quest was coupled with all the drama going on….
I just wanted balance
For me he’s got balance….he put perspective, he shinned a light and also straightened my spirituality

He is blunt and sensitive, he is quite wise.
It’s love season, he deals with LOVE things winks

Jerome Yaovi Onipede is the Chief Consultant at Jerome Is Talking LTD.
He is an ASSOCIATE of the TRACOM Group USA and also the first African certified by the TRACOM Group to administer and deliver the Social Styles and Versatility.

Jerome is changing the world by using a refreshing approach in seeing, understanding, and including others in our lives.

He believes that different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong, and learning to include others along with the uniqueness that they bring into our circle, team, family, community, society, organization, etc, can only make us bigger, stronger and well rounded.

Jerome Yaovi Onipede is a Personal Counselor/Relationships Coach and Matchmaker. He believes in Love and Romance and when it comes to living, he knows love has everything to do with it.

He says that Instead of running away from love, let’s rather look at where and how we are getting it wrong, become wise through our mistakes, and learn to love right and live well. We can learn to love God, ourselves, and others.

I just want to live my life, so what’s love got to do with it?

“I come across people everyday who are alive, but not living. Living does not happen because you are alive, but because you love. By ourselves we can enjoy life, but to really appreciate life we must find companionship.

Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live, and you will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

The moments you told the truth,when you trusted another without reservation, when you had respect for another irrespective of differences. Those moments you felt closer, and not far away. Those were your living moments, because through love you covered a multitude of sins”

Visit the website below to know more of the services offered at Jerome is talking!

http://www.jeromeistalking.org
@jeromeistalking (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)

However it’s love season:
You can spend this season with your spouse at the couples retreat!


Check here for more: https://arohaspace.com/2019/02/05/loving-your-imperfections-a-taste-of-heaven-couples-retreat/

LOVING YOUR IMPERFECTIONS! A Taste of Heaven Couples Retreat.

Do perfect spouses, marriages, families exist? From personal experience,  I will say no, I haven’t been in contact with any under heaven, but I know PERFECT LOVE exist, and when it comes in contact with imperfection,  it has a way of making up for every fault, abuse, mistake, etc through forgiveness that comes from anyone that has allowed himself or herself to become the channel of unconditional love.

Sam Keen says “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” 

This is very true and also very practical, however a lot of Marriages are not working today, because we are looking for a perfect spouse.

Most of the time we are trained to go into marriage with conditional love rather than unconditional, and so it becomes very easy to love our spouse when he or she meets up with our expectations of them, and when they don’t or can’t, it’s just logical to stop loving, and let them know through words or actions how disappointed we are.

This happens because we are also looking for someone who will complete us, rather than compliment us in marriage. We have this deep feeling that we are incomplete as a person, and we are right about that, but to think its another person that will complete us is wrong, because only our Creator can do that, while our spouse can only compliment us.

At this A Taste of Heaven Couples Retreat tagged Loving Your Imperfections, our goal is to help married couples see each other from God’s Perspective, and start seeing the imperfect spouse perfectly.

To chose your Dates, Reservations and more information on this, please follow this link https://jeromeistalking.org/couples-retreat/

We look forward to having you in Cotonou, Benin Republic this February.

CEDARS GRACE FAMILY BANQUET

CEDARS House of Grace is said to stage its banquet and Grand launch holding on Sunday, 3rd February at The Grand Atrium, Lekki Lagos.

The senior pastor Rev. Gbeminiyi Eboda said “It’s a grand launch and the birth of a new church family. We are inviting everyone in transit, in a new season, on a quest for answers to life’s probing questions, and in search of true meaning.”

“we are a God-sensitive and seeker-friendly church in an environment and atmosphere where people’s needs are constantly being met, their minds empowered through the provision of relevant information and sustainable inspiration, their spirits fed, and men and women are stirred up into action with passion towards the fulfilment of their God-ordained destinies”.

CEDARS House of Grace is a church that believes in adding value the lives of people through various means.

This banquet is an avenue to showcase God’s love to people in the community and ultimately make them know that the church’s doors are wide open to receive them in their anytime.