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2023 ELECTIONS: INEC media registration portal down, as deadline looms



As the February 5 deadline looms for the registration of media houses and personnel for coverage of the general elections, the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( is experiencing downtime.

Multiple efforts by Ripples Nigeria to register its media team for the elections have been unsuccessful as inquiries attributed the situation to a downtime due to concurrent efforts by many media house to register, in order to beat the deadline.

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The electoral commission, via a memo issued on its website, categorically stated that there would be no late or manual registration.

It also stated that the portal would be accessible from Thursday, Jan. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 5.

“Late submission shall not be entertained as the portal will automatically shut down on Sunday. Feb. 5 at 5pm.

“There shall be no manual accreditation”, the INEC noted.

However, inquiries revealed that a number of media house and journalists were experiencing the same problems in trying to register to cover the elections.

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