Today's Headlines: Boko Haram Leader Appoints New Commander, Obasanjo Tells Nigerians To Pray


Tackle Insecurity In Universities Now, ASUU Tells FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) chapter on Thursday called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to save educational institutions from the current state of insecurity.

Chairperson of the association, Simon Ejembi, said the call became necessary following the deteriorated level of security being witnessed in the sector.

Ejembi said that the event added to the list of campuses and secondary schools premises that have been attacked in the country in recent times.

"The current trend of students and staff abduction can only suggest that there is a siege on the educational system which apparently targets a complete crippling of the major organs of national development and this should not be condoned by any responsible government."

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau On Killing Spree After ‘Betrayal’, Appoints New War Commander

Abubakar Shekau, functional head of the West African deadliest terrorists organization, Boko Haram has appointed Abu Muhammad as the new Amirul Jaysh (Commander of War).

The group leader announced the replacement after killing the former Commander, Abu Fatimah.

BREAKINGGovernor Nyesom Wike imposes curfew across Rivers State

The River State Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a curfew in all 23 local government area of the state. He said the curfew will take effect from today, Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Nyesom Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday.

The announcement is coming just few days after he imposed a night curfew at all land boaders in the state.

He maintained that the intentions behind the curfew is to make sure that River State is well secured.

Insecurity: Obasanjo Tells Nigerians To Pray

Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to resort to prayers in order to help the country to surmount the current security issues across board.

While speaking at the Baptist International Conference centre, during the 108th annual convention of the church, he called on the citizenry to come together and ensure that the country prosper.

Obasanjo said: "On the situation we are in the country, I am an incurable optimist about a number things particularly about Nigeria. Keep praying that the situation will only be threatening, but we wouldn't be overcome by it. May we continue to prosper".