Good Day Nigeria! Here’s our reviews on today’s top 3 buzzy stories on Punch Newspaper. We prepared it as lunch specifically for our visitors that enjoys Punch ????.
“PDP leaders shun Sheriff, set for convention”
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have decided to ignore the wish of its former National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, not to go ahead with the August 17, National Convention.
According to the Chairman PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, he stated that with or without the support of the Sheriff faction of the party, the Port Harcourt Convention would still hold.
“The national convention of the PDP scheduled for the 17th of August will hold. He reaffirmed.
Supporting Sen. Walid’s decision also is the former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana and former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, who spoke at the PDP Northern Leaders Forum.
Read our post titled “PDP ignores Sheriff, getting prepared for August 17 PH Convention” for details
“EFCC to grill Jibrin again this week over N418m contracts”
Reports indicate that the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, will be facing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in another grilling session over an alleged N418million fraudulent contract award linked to his companies.
We reported few days ago, particularly on August 10, 2016 about how Mr. Jibrin was grilled for about 7 hours in our post titled “EFCC grilled Mr. Jibrin for 7 hours yesterday”.
It looks like more trouble is gathering up for the lawmaker as the Anti-Corruption Unit of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in a recent petition accused Mr. Jibrin of siphoning about N418million through his firms, M/S Eash Progressive Ventures and Eleku Construction Limited.
Confirming this report, a source from the EFCC told Punch that Mr. Jibrin would be invited before the end of this week to answer questions concerning the fresh accusation;
“Our operatives will before the end of the week, invite him to answer questions relating to the fresh petition.” The undisclosed source said.
“APC didn’t know things were this bad during campaign — Odigie-Oyegun”
At the 77th Birthday of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, on Friday, Oyegun confessed that the party actually knew things were bad in the country, but never had any idea that it was awfully bad until APC emerge into power.
“It has been tough times for the nation. When we were campaigning – it is necessary to continue to hammer on this point – we were not in government; we knew things were very bad but we did not know they were as bad as we eventually found them. And the revelations that come out every day continue to buttress that fact. He said
For his complete statement, read our post titled “We didn’t know things were terribly bad during campaign – APC Chairman, Oyegun”