APC convention: Governors, chieftains divided over national secretary position

APC convention: Governors, chieftains divided over national secretary position

John Alechenu and Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja All appears set for a fierce contest between incumbent National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, and his main challenger, Kashim Imam, at today’s (Saturday) national convention of the party. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the party’s governors had yet to agree on a consensus candidate for the position of the national secretary as of the time of sending this report at 7:07pm on Friday. A top ranking member of the party…Detail>>

Nigeria vs Iceland : Musa brace restores hope for Eagles

Nigeria vs Iceland : Two goals from Ahmed Musa have earned Nigeria a 2-0 victory over Iceland in their World Cup encounter in Volgograd. Nigeria offered nothing during a lacklustre first half but Musa turned on the style in the second half, first finding the roof of the net with a brilliantly-taken half-volley before a fine individual effort doubled his side’s advantage. Musa A point against Argentina could now be enough for Gernot Rohr’s team to move to the second round, while Iceland…Detail>>

How PDP is secretly wooing Obasanjo

In its determination to mend fences with former members ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified moves to convince former President Olusegun Obasanjo to rejoin the party in the next few weeks. Saturday Vanguard gathered on Wednesday that apart from the party’s Contact and Integration Committee and the Reconciliation Committee currently reaching out to all disgruntled members who left the PDP, the National Working Committee of the party…Detail>>

Abaribe’s arrest: Nigeria ‘descending into fascist state’ — PDP

PDP chairman, Uche Secondus. Photo credit: Concise News The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed fears over the safety of a Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, (PDP Abia), who was arrested by the State Security Services (SSS). The party, via a statement, Friday lamented that the ”Gestapo-style arrest of Abaribe has further confirmed the earlier alarm that the APC-led Federal Government has commenced a total clampdown on the opposition and perceived opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-elect…Detail>>

National Assemby replies Buhari on budget padding allegations

Senator Abdullahi and Rep Namdas addressing journalists The two chambers of the National Assembly are presently addressing a joint press conference to push back on allegations made by President Muhammadu Buhari that federal lawmakers smuggled frivolous projects into the 2018 budgets. The conference is being addresses by the duo of Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (spokesperson for the Senate) and Abdulrazak Namdas (spokesperson for the House of representatives)…Detail>>