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Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Saturday 18th March 2023.

The PUNCH: There is hope that the unexpected win by opposition parties in some states during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections may repeat itself in today’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in most parts of the country.

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The Guardian: As 837 governorship candidates across 28 states and 10,240 flag bearers for the 993 State Assembly seats seek the votes of the electorate in today’s governorship and State Assembly elections, there are fears in many states over threats of violence. However, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has re-assured the electorate that there would be a better and improved security arrangement for the elections.

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The Nation: Hostilities are resuming across the 36 states today as the various political parties seek to reinforce their popularity in the governorship and state assembly elections. At stake are 28 governorship seats and 993 state assembly slots

Daily Trust: Nigerians will go to the polls to elect governors in 28 of the country’s 36 states today, as well as 993 lawmakers who will represent constituencies in the state houses of assembly. The governorship and state assembly elections are being held a week later than initially scheduled after a court judgement forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to move it forward.

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Thank you for reading, that is all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers.

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