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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 27 May, 2021 Edition)

Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State

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100 Students Collapse After Inhaling Fumigation Chemicals In Ekiti

Students of the College of Health and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, on Wednesday, went on rampage, following the collapse of about 100 of their colleagues after allegedly inhaling chemicals during a fumigation exercise on the campus.

It was gathered that the students collapsed while writing their examinations in various halls after inhaling the chemicals when the operatives of the Federal Fire Service were undertaking a fumigation exercise.

An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity said no fewer than 100 students slumped as a result of the chemicals and they were rushed to hospitals outside the campus for medical treatment.

Buhari Raises Alarm, Says Insecurity Rocking Nigeria’s Foundation

President Muhammadu Buhari says insecurity is challenging the very foundation of Nigeria’s nationhood.

He said this in Abuja Wednesday at the Special Summit on National Security organised by the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on Natioal Security. The summit was themed ‘Strengthening National Security. Comprehensive Assessment and Generating Innovative All-Encompassing Solutions.’

Buhari, represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said: “Insecurity, as you’re aware, impacts on the citizens and the economy and the governance machinery without regard to political, religious, ethnic or other affiliations. It challenges the foundation of our nationhood and stands in the way of our achieving our highest ambitions for Nigeria.”

Why Buhari Didn’t Attend Attahiru, Others’ Burial – Presidency

The Presidency Wednesday explained why President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at the burial of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers who died in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday.

Buhari had been widely criticized, especially on social media, for not attending the burial which took place at the military cemetery in Abuja Saturday. He was represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi.

Speaking on an ARISE TV programme Wenesday, a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Buhari, did not want to cause gridlock.

Okowa: Nigeria Needs New Constitution, Not Amendment

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Nigeria needs a new Constitution, not mere alterations or amendment to the 1999 Constitution.

Okowa stated this when he received the Senate Sub-Committee on review of the 1999 Constitution led by Senator James Manager at Government House, Asaba, on Wednesday.

He said a new Constitution for the country had become imperative in view of observed lacunas in the 1999 Constitution. Okowa called for the insertion of a clause to allow for the re-writing of the Constitution while it would continue to be in operation until a new one was ready.

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