Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Today: 15 Things You Need to Know Today, Saturday, March 18, 2023
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1) Guber Polls to hold in 28 states
While elections for the House of Assembly will be held in all 36 states of the federation today, only 28 states will hold elections for governor. Other states with off-season elections are Osun, Ekiti, Kogi, Bayelsa, Anambra, Edo, Ondo, and Imo.
2) Police Arrest Woman with Election Materials
According to the Lagos State Police Command, a 53-year-old woman who was discovered with laminated election materials has been detained. On Friday, police spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this.
3) INEC warns against fake Identification cards
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a warning about fake identification cards for election security personnel. Mr. Fesus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee, issued a statement of concern on Friday evening.
4) Court Orders INEC To Electronically Transmit Guber, Assembly Election Results
On Friday, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit the results of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in accordance with the commission’s regulations and guidelines.
5) Guber Polls: MC Oluomo Retract Threats against Igbos
Musiliu Akinsanya, chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee and also known as MC Oluomo, has retracted his threat against Igbo residents in Lagos. During a Thursday meeting with supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he threatened Igbos who would not vote for the APC to abstain from voting.
6) CSOs Demands Transparency in March 18 polls
Civil society organisations have demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conduct the governorship elections in a more transparent manner than it did during the February 25 presidential election.
7) March 18 polls: Afenifere Urge INEC to do better than Feb 25
Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with ensuring significant improvements during today’s governorship and Houses of Assembly elections in the areas where lapses were identified during the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25.
8) 22 BVAS missing in Rivers State
It is feared that approximately 22 Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) cards for the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State are missing. Over 6865 of the state’s voting machines have been successfully reconfigured for Saturday’s elections. Johnson Alalibo, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, told reporters that the development would not affect the process.
9) Appeal Court denies Abba Kyari Associate Bail
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has denied bail to an associate of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday J. Ubua. Friday, a three-member panel of the appellate court determined that Ubua’s appeal was without merit.
10) Buhari sings 16 bills into Law
The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has signed into law sixteen bills that amend various sections of the 1999 constitution. Friday, the Joint Senate and House Special Ad Hoc Committee for the Review of the 1999 Constitution made this announcement.
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11) Delta’s oldest monarch dies at 106
His Majesty Richard Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, the oldest monarch in Delta State, Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area, has joined his ancestors at the age of 106. The translated Ohworode, who was installed as the 12th Ohworode in 1988 at the age of 70, was a Royal Canon and Chairman of the Urhobo nation’s Council of Traditional Rulers.
12) Europa League Quarter-Final Draw Confirmed
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13) Gunmen kidnap deputy governorship candidate, three others in Cross River
Gunmen have kidnapped the Deputy governorship candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Prince Agbor Onyi, and three others. The incident occurred along the Calabar-Ugep highway in Cross River. The victims according to our correspondent were in transit on the highway. At the time of this report, is not confirmed if the victim’s family has been contacted by the assailants.
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14) Imo ex deputy gov freed after nine days
Gerald Irona, the former vice-governor of Imo State, has been released from Owerri Correctional Centre after nine days, our correspondent has learned. In a brief message released on Friday, Irona’s spokesman Walter Duru reported that an Abuja Federal High Court had ordered the former number two citizen of the state to be released on bail.
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15) Tinubu reveals type of govt he’ll form
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the incoming president, quashed the hopes of proponents of a government of national unity on Thursday by emphasising competence over such a political arrangement. He stated that his goal was greater than a government of national unity and that he would rather select cabinet members based on their national competence than their religious affiliation.
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