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Find out what is making headlines all over the country from the covers of The Guardian, Vanguard, The Punch, ThisDay and BusinessDay.

For today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018:


Outrage as Governor El-Rufai demolishes APC faction’s office

The crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State turned messier, yesterday, as Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered the demolition of a factional headquarters of the party.

$1.3b facilities idle as delay stalls upstream sector projects

If a new upstream project is not approved after the completion of the Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel, ship repair and fabrication yards worth over $1.3 billion may remain idle, with about 20,000 workers risking job loss.

Senate may suspend opponents of election sequence re-ordering

For alleging that the Senate targeted President Muhammadu Buhari in reversing the sequence of election to begin with the National Assembly and ending with the presidential election, 10 senators may be suspended from the upper legislative chamber next week.



Herdsmen take oath in Ekiti to stop killings

HERDSMEN in Ekiti State have taken a traditional oath binding on them to assure the host communities in Ekiti and  the South West, that they would no longer behave unruly, kill or allow their cows to stray into farms.

Governor demolishes senator’s house

The lingering crisis in Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, worsened yesterday after a building located in the heart of Kaduna city, belonging to a leader of one of the two factions, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, was pulled down by the state government.

Killings: Reps opt for ranches, turn down proposed cattle colonies for Fulani herdsmen

Members of the House of Representatives at Tuesday plenary adopted a motion preferring the establishment of ranches for fulani herdsmen to the proposed cattle colonies.



APC Senate caucus crisis over election timetable deepens

The division in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress caucus within the Senate deepened on Tuesday

Senate, others attack el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday.

Jonathan gave order for cash delivery to BDC —Dudafa

Hearing in the N200m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against Skye Bank Plc and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission began on Tuesday, with a former aide of the President, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, testifying for the ex-First Lady.



GenCos fret over FG’s inclusion of Azura IPP in N701bn power guarantee

Concerned that their share of the pie could be significantly reduced, power generation companies are fretting over the decision of the Federal Government to include the Azura Edo IPP among beneficiaries of the N701billion power guarantee fund announced last year.

US-based P.E firm Milost said eyeing Unity Bank

Milost Global, a New York based private equity firm is in Nigeria to close the acquisition of tier-two lender Unity bank plc, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to BusinessDay.

Nigeria-South Africa Chamber embarks on trade mission to South Africa

The chairman of the Nigeria-south Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) , Foluso Philips, is leading a trade mission of Nigerian firms visiting South Africa for the first NSACC trade mission since the inauguration of the new president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

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