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INEC Reels Out Timetable for Edo, Ondo Governorship Election




The tenure of the Governors of Edo and Ondo States will end on 11th November 2024 and 23rd February 2025 respectively.

As provided in Section 178 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), election into the said offices shall hold not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of` the last holder of the office. The latest date for Election to the office of Governor, Edo State, is 12th October 2024 while that of Ondo State is 24th January 2025.

Similiarly, Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 requires the Commission to publish Notice for the Election not later than 360 days before the date of the election.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Constitution and the Electoral Act, the Commission issues the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Edo and Ondo State Governorship elections as follows:

The Governorship election will hold on Saturday 21st September 2024.

Party primaries will hold from 1st – 24th February 2024 while the submission of the list of nominated candidates via the online portal will start at 9.00am on 4th March 2024 and close at 6.00pm on 24th March 2024.

The final list of candidates will be published on 23rd April 2024 while campaign in public by political parties commences on 24th April 2024 and ends 24 hours prior to election day on 19th September 2024.

Ex-convict bags 12 years’ sentence for defrauding U.S. varsity of $1.4m




An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. ex-convict, Kolawole Erinle to 12 years in jail for defrauding Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) of 1.4 million dollars.

It was reported that Justice Rahman Oshodi sentenced Erinle to five years jail term on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, retention of proceeds of criminal conduct and obtaining money under false pretence.

Oshodi held that the defendant and his company were guilty as charged and that the prosecution had effectively proved the case against them beyond every reasonable doubt.

He said: “The prosecution argued that Erinle spoofed the email address of the financial controller of J.E. Dunn, by faking the domain name of jedunn.com to jedunn.org.

“An act which was premeditated so that when KCUMB was about to pay J.E. Dunn, you provided Bank of America details in the name of E. Dada Autos.

“And after the wire transfer of 1.4 million dollars into it, in March 2019, you caused the money to be transferred in tranches of 850,000 dollars and 460,000 dollars into the second convict’s account, which you also control.

“The evidence shows that you, Erinle, transferred the proceeds of your crime to your nominees, including your mother and your wife, and also acquired vehicles and other properties as captured in exhibit P to P1.”

The judge further said he had considered the prosecution’s submissions that the convict had a prior conviction for bank fraud in the US but had not changed for better.

“I have considered the fact that notwithstanding your prison term, which you have confirmed to me as sentencing for 23 months, you have not changed from committing offences.

“I have considered the preceding as aggravating factors, though you said you are sorry but I do not believe that you are genuinely remorseful.

“I hereby find you guilty of count two and three and you are hereby sentenced to five years for count two and 15 years for count three,” he said.

Oshodi ordered that the sentencing should run concurrently from Feb.10 when he was remanded by the court.

It was also reported that the convict’s company, Rinde-Remdex Nigeria Ltd., was fined N50 million and also ordered to be wound up by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), with the proceeds forfeited to the Federal Government.

The convict was also ordered to make restitution to the victim, with all properties and vehicles recovered from them by the EFCC, which were to be sold and applied as restitution to the victim, through the FBI.

Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Temitope Banjo, called four witnesses through whom several documentary evidences were presented, while the convict testified as a sole witness in the case.

According to the prosecution, the offences contravened Section 8, (a) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006.

NLC, TUC declares nationwide strike from October 3rd.


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TU ) have directed their members and affiliate bodies to start a mass action on October 3, as a protest against the state of the nation.

The labour unions announced the decision in a communique issued at the end of virtual meetings of their respective national executive councils.

UNICEF laments 39,805 children in Anambra yet to receive Pentavalent vaccine




The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), says that 39,805 children below the age of two are yet to receive the first dose of the pentavalent vaccine in Anambra.

Mrs Juliet Chiluwe, UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Enugu, gave the statistics at a three-day stakeholders’ engagement forum organised in partnership with the Anambra State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning.

It was reported that Pentavalent vaccine is taken against five killer diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Hemophilus influenza type B (Hib).

Chiluwe, represented by Dr Olusoji Akinleye, Acting Field Officer, said the statistics was from the multiple indicators of 2016 and 2021 mixed survey carried out by the National Planning Commission.

She said the indicators captured in Anambra were worrisome and called for concern.

“From the records, Anambra is the only state in the South East where Penta 3 coverage declined within the period under review, while the rest states increased remarkably.

“Anambra has the highest zero dose cumulative population in the zone, precisely 39,805 children below two year are to receive the first dose of Pentavalent vaccine.

“Access to handwashing facilities in the state is low, and still reducing further. It went down from 30 per cent in 2016 to 19 per cent in 2021.

“Again, access to child education in Anambra is below 70 per cent and the second lowest in the South East. Anambra also has the highest out-of-school children in the region with 23 per cent.

“Only 32 per cent of primary school age children enter primary 1 in the state. All these are all indicators of poverty,” she said.

Chiluwe said that 296,000 under-five children were yet to have their births registered, which was actually the highest in South East.

According to her, children whose births are yet to be registered and documented stand the risk of being denied their rights of identity.

She said there was the need for deliberate, robust and all-inclusive policy on Social Protection to address the various forms of vulnerabilities and reverse the negative indicators in the state.

“The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Ms Chiamaka Nnake, had given us the assurance and we have agreed to deliver the Social Protection policy in November.

“UNICEF as a body is committed to ensuring that the November deadline is achieved. We will mobilise all resources within and outside UNICEF,” she said.

Chiluwe commended the state government’s efforts in improving the lives of citizens by offering free antenatal and delivery care, employment of health workers and teachers as well as the free education policy.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, said the social protection policy was in line with the 50-year vision plan of Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s administration.

He expressed confidence in the caliber of manpower and implementing partners involved in the process to deliver on the mandate amidst dwindling global economic challenges.

Earlier, Commissioner Nnake said that the stakeholders’ engagement forum was to review earlier drafted social protection policy ahead of its launch in November.

She said that the policy would serve as a guide for addressing vulnerability challenges and poverty level as well as develop a road map for adoption of the policy in the state.

Wike supports Lagos school project with 300 million


The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, has supported a school project in Lagos with 300 million naira.

The event, which was organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), took place in the Eti Osa Local Government Area on Tuesday, September 26.

In a video shared by the Specail Assistant to Sanwo-Olu, Jubril Gawat, Wike said: “On behalf of the women of Rivers state, my dear wife – who has extended her greetings, to his excellency and wife and all the wives of governors and the wives of deputy governors that are here, we support this, so that can continue with this project with the sum of 300 million.”

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PHOTOS: Petrol-loaded Tanker Gets Stuck On Lagos Road


A fully loaded NNPC tanker got stuck and caused gridlock for travellers coming from Oju Odo, Synagogue Church, inward Ikotun area of Lagos State on Tuesday morning.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofeek, on Tuesday.

According to the statement shared on the agency’s X page, the LASTMA operatives averted a major fire disaster and ensured miscreants didn’t loot the tanker’s product.

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Mohbad autopsy: No underhand dealing, as feared by some concerned persons – Police



💡Lagos State Command:

As assured by the CP, the autopsy was promptly carried out, by some of the best forensic pathologists in the country, in the presence of family members.

While we await the result, we urge everyone to remain calm and confident in the process. There is absolutely no underhand dealing, as feared by some concerned persons.

In the meantime, other aspects of the investigation are also progressing well.

#justiceforMohbad #justice4Mohbad💡

MohBad Was Brought In Dead, Didn’t Die In Our Facility, Lagos Hospital Releases Statement


Perez Medcare Hospital, where singer Ilerioluwa Aloba aka MohBad was allegedly taken to, has released a statement concerning the singer’s death.

In the statement shared on its Instagram page on Monday night, the hospital stated that the singer was brought in dead at the hospital.

The hospital also debunked rumours that the singer was admitted into the hospital.

The statement partly read, “The attention of the management of Perez Medcare Hospital has been drawn to the misleading and false information being circulated in some social media platforms that Mr. Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (AKA Mobbed) died in our medical facility.

“We consider it pertinent to put on record that at about 04:30pm on the 12th of September 2023, the lifeless body of Mr. Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (AKA Mohbad) was brought to our medical facility and our medical team immediately sprang into action and after assessment, it was discovered that there was no sign of life, no central or peripheral pulse, no heartbeat, no recordable vital signs and his pupils were fixed and dilated.

“On attempting CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), rigor mortis (stiffening of some parts of the body in relation to death) was observed and the persons who brought him to our facility were informed that it was a case of BID (Brought in dead).

“Upon enquiry about the circumstances leading to the emergency, our team was informed that the deceased was being treated at home by a nurse and that she administered injections on him.

“Our team thereafter advised that the body be taken to the nearest Government Hospital where he can be deposited in the morgue.

“Let it be known that Mr. Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (AKA Mohbad) was not a patient of Perez Medcare Hospital and was never admitted at our hospital at any material time whatsoever.

“Also, the nurse who was said to be administering treatment on him at home is not a staff of Perez Medcare Hospital and the video of the medical facility circulating In the media space in which the late Mr. Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (AKA Mohbad) is seen alive and receiving treatment is not Perez Medcare Hospital.”

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JUST IN: Nollywood loses veteran actor Gbenga Bada




The star actor of one of Wale Adenuga production’s series of the Super Story, Chief Yemi Adeyemi, aka Suara is dead.


Notable theatre practitioner, academic and critic, Dr. Shaibu Husseini announced his death on Monday.

Dr. Husseini noted that Chief Adeyemi passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

“I have been reliably informed that veteran actor Chief Yemi Adeyemi aka Suara has transited.


“Popular as Suara, Chief Adeyemi rode to prominence playing Suara in the long rested ‘Oh Father, Oh Daughter’ series of the hugely popular Super Story stories by Wale Adenuga Productions.

“Baba Suara as some of us his younger colleagues simply called him, reportedly “acted out” this Sunday. Journey well Baba Suara. You will be sorely missed. Odigba Sir. Journey Well…..”

Chief Adeyemi became popular for his role as Suara, who was paired with veteran sizzling actress Sola Sobowale for her role as Toyin Tomato.

The cause of the actor’s death is yet to be announced by family members.


BREAKING: FG declares Wednesday September 27 public holiday



The Federal Government has declared Wednesday September 27 as public holiday in commemoration of Eil-ul- Maulid celebration, the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him.)

The Minister of Interior Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo made the declaration on Monday night in Abuja on behalf of the government.

The Minister, in a statement by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, congratulated Muslim faithful at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion.

He admonished Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him ) exemplified.



The Minister urged youths to embrace hard work and peaceful dispositions to fellow citizens irrespective of faith, ideology, social class and ethnicity.

He called on them to join hands with President Bola Tinubu to build a progressive country.