Over 1,000 Houses Burnt As Kaduna Mayhem Worsens And Other Interesting News Headlines

At least 1,000 shops and several vehicles were burnt in the violence that came as a result of Christian and Muslim youth clash in Kaduna. According to The VANGUARD, the large scale destruction that trailed the clash which engulfed Kasuwan Magani town in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state was benumbing. Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, who disclosed the new death toll yesterday, said 18 people had also been arrested.
About six newspapers focus on the kidnapped Dapchi students. NEW TELEGRAPH discloses the words of the Speaker of the House of Representative Yakubu Dogara, saying the Army and Police should be held responsible for the missing girls. He also asked that the security agencies should take responsibility for the missing girls.

The remaining five newspapers focus on the details of the abducted schoolgirls unveiled by the Federal Government. While DAILY SUN, THE GUARDIAN, THE PUNCH and Nigerian Tribune publish the names of the students and disclosing that FG had set a panel to probe the incident, THE NATION reveals that Air Force deploys 100 jets in search of 110 schoolgirls. The Air Force has deployed 100 fighter jets in the search for the 110 schoolgirls abducted on February 19, the Federal Government said yesterday. The students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State were abducted from their hostels by terrorists. Twenty of the jets have flown 200 hours as at Monday evening, according to a fact sheet on the search released by Minister of Information, Culture and National Orientation Lai Mohammed.

DAILY INDEPENDENT reveals President Muhammadu Buhari saying Executive, NASS standoff slowing Governance. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday blamed the standoff between his administration and the National Assembly for the slow pace of governance under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He, however, assured that it will be resolved soon.

Finally in BUSINESS DAY, non-oil economy gathers momentum in Q4-NBS. Nigeria’s non-oil economy grew 1.5 percent year on year (YOY) in the fourth quarter of 2017, its strongest performance since 2015, according to GDP data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released yesterday. This is a reversal of the non oil sectors negative growth of -0.76 percent recorded in the third quarter of 2017, its stronger performance since 2015, according to GDP data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released yesterday.