Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines Saturday, March 18th 2023

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Below are the Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines from Nigerian Newspapers today:


1. INEC To Sanction Party Agents Who Bring POS Devices To Polling Units

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that political party agents or anyone affiliated with political parties are banned from bringing Point of Sale (POS) machines to polling units across Anambra State.


2. Buhari Arrives Katsina, Visits Emir Of Daura Ahead Of Guber Elections (Photos)

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, his hometown, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Katsina State.


3. 2023 Elections: Corp Members Should Be Better Protected — NYSC DG Appeals

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen YD Ahmed, has called for increased security for corps members serving as electoral officers during the upcoming gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. He made this appeal during advocacy visits to various security agencies in Bauchi State.


4. 2023 Elections: Atiku Accuses INEC, Yakubu Of Working For APC

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  has lambasted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for awarding contracts to companies linked to All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.


5. Guber Poll: 22 BVAS Machines Reportedly Missing In Rivers

EKO HOT BLOG reports that about 22 of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS, in Rivers State for the Governorship and House of Assembly polls are feared missing.


6. Guber Candidates In Rivers Protest Over Alleged Intimidation By Wike

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Governorship candidates of some political parties in Rivers State on Friday stormed the state police headquarters, protesting alleged intimidation by Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of Saturday’s election.


7. Guber Elections: 10,500 Security Personnel Deployed To Polling Units – Plateau State Police

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Plateau state police command says over 10,500 security personnel from the Nigeria Police, the Military, the NSCDC, NIS, NCS, NDLEA, and Federal Fire Service would be deployed to the 4,989 polling units in Plateau for today’s governorship and state house of assembly elections.


8. Panic As Gunmen Kill Village Head, Abduct 4 Family Members In Niger

EKO HOT BLOG reports that gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have allegedly killed the village head of Gusasai community, Alhaji Abu in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State.



9. INSIGHT: What Does Tinubu’s Loss In Lagos Portend For Sanwo-Olu’s Reelection Bid?

On Saturday February 25th, 2023, Lagosians, alongside their fellow countrymen and women, flocked to the polls in the hopes of appointing their next president. Bola Tinubu, the perceived invincible don of Lagos politics and candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), was widely anticipated to triumph in the Centre of Excellence


10. A Call For Civic Engagement In Troubled Times; Do Not Boycott The Gubernatorial Election

In due course, a thorough analysis of the February 25 presidential poll in Nigeria will be conducted and recorded for historical reference. But for now, those who botched the election and restricted the people’s ability to openly choose their leader already bear the stigma of infamy.


11. The ‘Obidient’ Fear In The Southeast Ahead Of Elections

The upcoming gubernatorial elections in the Southeastern states of Nigeria have ignited a tumultuous atmosphere of anxiety and apprehension, particularly for incumbent governors aspiring to secure another term in office or maneuvering their chosen heirs into positions of power.


12. The Contest For Kwara: Can AbdulRazaq Secure Another Term As Governor?

In the imminent gubernatorial race, the odds seem to be in favour of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State. As an incumbent, he has a clear upper hand over his rivals from opposing political parties. Additionally, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s remarkable performance during the February 25, 2023, presidential and National Assembly elections, where they claimed all three senatorial seats and six House of Representatives positions, provides an extra advantage to AbdulRazaq’s pursuit for re-election.


13. Makinde Awaiting The Consequences Of His Political Decisions; What Will They Be?

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, a former engineer and expert on fluid and gas metering, became the Executive Governor of Oyo State. Since taking office, he has focused on improving infrastructure, ensuring prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensions, constructing major roads, and providing capacity-building opportunities for the youth.



14. “Let’s Take It As A Joke” — Police React To MC Oluomo’s Threat Against Igbo Voters

Eko Hot Blog reports that the Nigeria Police Force has dismissed the inciting comments credited to Musiliu Akinsanya, better known as MC Oluomo, as a joke.


15. Police To Launch Investigations Into MC Oluomo’s Threats

Eko Hot Blog reports that Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, stated on Friday that the department was looking into an alleged threat made by Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, the chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, against APC opponents.


16. Potential Electoral Fraud Averted As Police Arrest Woman With 550 INEC Materials In Lagos

Eko Hot Blog reports the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 53-year-old woman (name withheld) who was allegedly found with laminated electoral materials.



17. The View From Epe Ahead Of The Gubernatorial Elections

EKO HOT BLOG reports on the feeling and the mood within the Epe community in Epe ahead of the governorship election on March 18, 2023, as a window into the opinion of the people was uncovered going into the very morning of the elections.




18. 5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Adding Onions To Your Daily Diet

Onions are a staple ingredient in almost every cuisine around the world, and for good reason. Not only do they add flavor and depth to dishes, but they also come packed with numerous health benefits.



19. Rema On Giving Up UNILAG Admission 

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nigerian musician, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has disclosed why he abandoned his admission to the University of Lagos.


20. Ever The Inspiration — Bolanle Ninalowo Celebrates Chidi Mokeme On 51st Birthday

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nollywood actor Bolanle Ninalowo has taken to social media to celebrate veteran actor Chidi Mokeme as he turns 51 today, March 17th. In a post on his Instagram page, Ninalowo shared a picture of himself with Mokeme and paid tribute to the celebrated actor.


21. I Love The Speculations — IK Ogbonna On His Divorce From Ex-wife

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nollywood actor and model, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IK Ogbonna, has spoken up about the cause of his divorce from his ex-wife, Sonia Morales, stating that the reason for the separation is all speculation.



22. Victor Osimhen’s Champions League Goal Wins Goal Of The Week

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Napoli’s Victor Osimhen has won the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Week award for the first time. The Nigerian international’s beautiful header in Napoli’s 3-0 win over German side Eintracht Frankfurt was voted by fans as the best for the week.


23. Thomas Muller Gives His Honest Opinion On UCL Quarter-Final Draw

EKO HOT BLOG reports that Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has expressed his delight at drawing Manchester City in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. The draw was conducted in Nyon on Friday, and the German side was paired with the Premier League leaders.


24. Week 37 Pool Fixtures For Sat 18 Mar 2023 – UK 2022/2023 – Pool Agent

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 37 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.


25. Week 37 Pool Results For Sat 18 Mar 2023 – UK 2022/2023 – Pool Agent

EKO HOT BLOG reports that the week 37 pool fixtures are for forty-nine (49) football matches for UK football 2022/2023 from the pool agent.


Top Newspaper Headlines Saturday, March 18th 2023

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1. Catholic bishops warn INEC against manipulating election results 

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to ensure that all election results are uploaded to the portal in order to have a credible, free, fair, transparent and peaceful process.

The body warned INEC against manipulating results of Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, so as not to incur the wrath of Nigerians.

The President, CBCN, Archbishop Lucius Ugorji, stated these on Friday, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, during the canonical erection of the newly-created Catholic Diocese of Aguleri and installation of Most Rev. Denis Isizoh as its pioneer Bishop.

Ugorji expressed disappointment that INEC “failed” to honour it’s promise of conducting a free, fair and credible election during the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in the country.

2. Corps members ready for election, says NYSC DG 

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Yushau Ahmed, says corps members are still ready for the Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, in spite of apprehensions for their safety.

Ahmed said this during an interview on the Channels Television election program, “The 2023 Verdict”, on Friday evening.

Brigadier-General Ahmed said this while responding to questions about the unwillingness of some of the corps members to return to the polling units after some of them were attacked during the February 25 general elections.

He added that most of the apprehension for the safety of the corps members came from parents.

3. Elections: My ambition not worth life of residents —Gombe gov 

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, on Friday said elections were not a do-or-die affair, adding that his ambition to be re-elected as governor for a second term is not worth the life of any resident in the state.

Yahaya made this disclosure in his statewide broadcast monitored by our correspondent ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly polls in Gombe.

According to him, elections require utmost tolerance, mutual respect, as he urged political gladiators to eschew bitterness and violence.




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