The Ministry of Education in Lagos has issued a notice to school authorities not to open for academic activities on Thursday and Friday March 7 and 8.

The 48-hour closure is in preparation for Saturday's governorship election (even though it appears to be a one-horse race).

Normal school activities are expected to resume on Monday, March 11.

The polls are being contested by the ruling APC's candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his PDP rival, Jimi Agbaje.

The APC has held on to power in Nigeria's commercial power since the return of democracy in 1999.

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From Bola Tinubu to Babatunde Fashola to out of favour Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos continues to be governed by the APC.

Saturday's poll would seem rather unpopular among voters with residents expecting Sanwo to emerge victorious.

There are also reports of threats to Igbos who were alleged to have supported the PDP in the February 23 presidential election.

Over 5.5 million Permanent Voter Cards were collected at INEC offices across 20 local council areas but only 1 million voters participated in the presidential poll.