Governor Demolishes Senator’s House And Many More Headlines Today

  • PublishedFebruary 21, 2018


Kaduna – 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. THE VANGUARD reports that Senator Hunkuyi, whose faction, last week, suspended Governor Nasir El-Rufai from the party, immediately accused the governor of instigating the action, saying the building was used as the campaign office for Governor El-Rufai and also as the state headquarters of the APC.

Again on the Kaduna demolision, Kaduna Govt. Demolishes factional APC Secretariat. Two days after a fraction of All progressive Congress(APC) in Kaduna State suspended the governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the state government demolished the secretariat of the faction led by Mr Danladi Wada, in Kaduna. NIGERIAN TRIBUNE gathered that The demolision was executed in the early hours of Tuesday by the State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA).

The GUARDIAN also on the demolision, 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. The building at 11B, Sambo Road, G.R.A., Kaduna, belonged to Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) and housed the secretariat of the factional Kaduna Restoration Group, led by Chairman Danladi Wada. The faction, last week, had handed El-Rufai a six-month suspension over alleged anti-party  activities.

Senate, Others Attack El-Rufai’s Govt Over demolition Of APC  Faction’s HQ coming from THE PUNCH. 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. Though the Kaduna State Property Development Agency claimed responsibility for the demolition, the senator representing Kaduna Northern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Hunkuyi, claimed that Governor Nasir el-Rufai personally drove a bulldozer to demolish the building.

Still on the demolision, THE NATION says Outrage As EL-Rufai Pulls Down Senator’s Building. Kaduna state Governor nasir El-Rufai was at the centre of a controversy. Senator Sulaiman Hunkuyi acused him of personally supervising the demolision of his property used as the  secretariat of a faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in kaduna. The APC’s “Restoration” Group promoted by the senator last Thursday queried El-Rufai and suspended three of his aides, including Special Adviser on Political Matters Uba Saani and commissioner for Fianance  Sulaiman Kwaru, for similar offences.

Again on the demolished secretariat, NEW TELEGRAPH reports that El-Rufai Orders Demolition Of APC Parallel Secretariat. Two days after the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State suspended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for six months, the state government yesterday ordered the demolition of the party’s factional secretariat in Kaduna. …turns factional office to recreation. The el-Rufai’s government said it was forced to demolish the parallel APC office situated at 11B, Sambo Close, Kaduna GRA for “flagrant violations of land use”.

And finally on the demolished property. Why We Demolished Factional APC  Secretariat- Kaduna Govt. The Kaduna State government has explained that it demolished the building housing the secretariat of a faction of the APC because of “flagrant violation of land use law”. DAILY INDEPENDENT reveals that A statement signed by Ibrahim Husseini, Director-General, Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), also said that the structure was brought down because ground rent had not been paid on it “since 2010”.

On the DAILY SUN, Senate Probes Buhari Loyalists. The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to investigate comments credited to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and nine others. Omo-Agege and nine senators had alleged that the re-ordering of the election sequence was done to target President Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Moving finally to the final headline for today. On BUSINESS DAY. US-Based PE 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. If a deal goes through for Unity, it would be the third investment made by Milost in 2018 alone, following the acquisition of luxury real estate player, prinewaterview limited for $1.1billion (N396 billion) and a $350 million facility for maritime service firm, Japul Oil.


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