Excursion Tragedy: 25 Students Teachers Crushed To Death And Other Newspaper Headlines Today

  • PublishedFebruary 14, 2018


No fewer than 28 people including 25 students, three teachers of Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School (GCDSS), Misau, Bauchi State, and a driver, were crushed to death by a trailer yesterday. DAILY SUN gathered that the students and their teachers were travelling to Gidan Dan Hausa, Kano, Kano State, for an excursion inside a commercial Hummer Toyoto bus, when they had a collision with the trailer at about 10am. The accident occurred at Gaya village in Kano State, and the victims were Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 and 2 students of GCDSS, Misau, with three of their teachers.

Herdsmen continue to be in the news as THE PUNCH reports: Herdsmen Attacks In Osun, Ondo As Soyinka Says Buhari Is In A Trance. Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. This is just as herdsmen struck again in Osun and Ondo states, sacking a council secretariat and burning a farm settlement. Soyinka said he came to his conclusion based on “unforced errors,” adding that the President’s body language had aggravated killings by herdsmen in the country.

DAILY INDEPENDENT Also Reports That Herdsmen Give Conditions For Peace. Fulani herdsmen in Benue and Nasarawa states are asking for more time to move grazing reserves with support from Federal Government. This appears to be a request from the herders to be granted temporary respite from the Benue State anti-Open grazing law.

NEW TELEGRAPH says Herdsmen Invade Ondo, Sack LG Secretariat. Like a Scene from the Hollywood movie, armed men believed to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday invaded Akure South Local Government Secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital, sacked the workers and paralysed activities. This came as the paramount ruler in Akure, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call his men to order to prevent reprisal by his subjects.


The GUARDIAN also reports that Northern Groups Demand Emergency Rule In States. Following an emergency meeting, yesterday, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Taraba, Kaduna, Benue and Zamfara States to curb bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen. It also demanded the suspension of political structures and the appointment of administrators to run the states’ affairs until security is restored. The Spokesman, Mallam Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, who disclosed the group’s position on key national issues, warned that dire consequences await President Buhari and other public office holders particularly from the North in the 2019 polls, if they fail to take decisive steps to arrest the level of insecurity in the country.

Tinubu To Obasanjo, IBB: Let Nigeria Move Forward. All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday enjoined former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to retire and “allow us to move our country forward” The NATION reported that  Obasanjo, in a “special press statement” last month, slammed the Muhammadu Buhari administration and “advised the President not to seek reelection” Babangida followed it up with a controversial statement which was also not complimentary to the Buhari administration.

Also On The VANGUARD Today: FG Has Spent N1.2tr To Support States..Osinbajo. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said the Federal Government has supported 36 states of the federation with N1.19 trillion as at September 2017. He also disclosed that the Federal Government had finally resolved all legal issues holding down Ajaokuta Iron and Steel Complex.

On The NIGERIAN TRIBUNE: Buhari ‘Under A Trance’, Making Unforced Errors..Soyinka. The Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka on Tuesday, said unforced errors of Mohammadu Buhari led administration made him to conclude that the president is under a trance, adding that he would not mince words to tell him same if given the opportunity to see him. Soyinka made the comment at a press briefing in Lagos, during a press conference on the increasing agitation across the country, following attacks by armed herdsmen on farming communities.

Shoprite Hit By Difficult Operating Environment, Regulatory Harassment heads BUSINESS DAY. Questions are being raised again about the viability of Nigeria as an investment destination as a harsh business environment, mostly government made, is threatening to drive out Shoprite, a South African retailer that is creating jobs and boosting the sales of made in Nigeria Products. The concern about shoprite’s struggles is heightened by the exit from Nigeria of OLX, the buying and selling website.






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