Northerners not afraid of restructuring, says Makarfi

Former Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Presidential aspirant Senator Ahmed Makarfi has dismissed insinuations that northerners are not favourably disposed to restructuring. According to him, the issue has more to do with those promoting it from the North. Senator Makarfi said it was important for Nigeria to discuss the way and…

Eight in court for allegedly defrauding lawmaker of N38m

An Osogbo High Court in Osun yesterday remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison for allegedly defrauding an Osun lawmaker of N38 million. The accused, including Kazeem Agbabiaka, 40, Abdulrasheed Ojonla, 45, Femi Oyebode, 30, Babatunde Oluajo, 50, and Adebiyi Kehinde, 42, are being tried for conspiracy and fraud. Others are Oyebamiji Oyeniyi, 32, Ismaila Azeez,…

Decision expected, says aviation stakeholders

STAKEHOLDERS yesterday described the suspension of the proposed National Carrier by the Federal Government as expected outcome. They said the suspension confirmed their earlier claim that the government did not get its act right on the project that has elicited much debate because of modalities; equity structure and lack of transparency that characterised the project….

APC shifts primaries to September 25

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Primary earlier scheduled for tomorrow will now hold on September 25, the party’s national headquarters yesterday announced in a revised timetable for its primaries. A statement signed by the National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro also announced new dates for other primary elections. It rescheduled the governorship primary for September…