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NSA calls for more sensitization on Cyber Security

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The National Security Adviser, NSA, Retired major-general Babagana Monguno has directed the cybercrime Advisory Council to embark on additional Cyber Security Sensitization against Destructive and threatening cyber attacks for government Agencies and relevant stakeholders across the country.

General Monguno gave the directive during the Ninth (9) meeting of the cybercrime Advisory Council and Launching of Cyber security Toolkits for MSME’s in Abuja.

The NSA equally charged relevant Agencies on Cyber Security resistance and preparedness.

A statement by the Head, Strategic Communication Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, Mallam Zakari Usman said the Cyber Crime Advisory Council Meeting was aimed at updating members on the activities and events since the 8th session of the meeting of the Council in compliance with the National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy, (NCPS) 20221 and the provisions of the Cybercrimes prohibition, prevention Act 2015.

The statement further noted that the Council during the meeting was briefed on the successful completion of seven sector-based sensitization workshops held by the office of the National Security Adviser, between September to December 2021, and informed stakeholders of two additional sector-based sensitization workshops on the implementation of the National Cyber security policy and strategy for critical organizations scheduled between May to June 2022.

According to the statement, the Council was further informed on the lunching of Cyber Security Toolkits for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME’S by ONSA in collaboration with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and development office FCDO, aimed at protecting MSME’s from Cyber threats.

On the protection of plan for critical national Information Infrastructure, Council was fully intimated on the measures to protect Telecommunications assets and ongoing efforts to sensitize State Governments on emerging threats.

The National Security Adviser, NSA, emphasized the need for effective collaboration, capacity building, and information sharing to ensure a safe and resilient cyber eco-system for the country.

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Police arrest 3 hunters over kidnapping in Adamawa

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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 3 local hunters and others for conspiring to aid kidnapping in Girei and Fufore Local Governments in the state.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaan Nguroje, in a statement said the suspects, Auwal Mohammed (28), Isa Umaru (40), and Rabiu Mohammed (19) have been terrorising Pariya Daware and Girei villages.

He said the police had recovered one motorcycle, locally made pistols and other items from the suspects.

“Investigation so far reveals that the suspects betrayed the trust repost in them by the community members of protecting lives and property, went ahead supplying food items and other basic needs to their fellow kidnappers around that area,” the statement said.

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Gov. Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has assented to the Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022.

The Law which is to be cited as The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Repeal and Re-enactment) Law 2022 comes into effect from the 19th day of May 2022.

This is contained in a statement released by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr Himwashi Wonosikou on Thursday.

The Law therefore Repeals The Adamawa State Districts Creation Law No. 1 of 1992; The Adamawa State Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 3 of 1992 and The Adamawa Districts Creation (Amendment) Law No. 1 of 1996.

The Re-enacted Law which provides for the Appointment, Selection and Deposition of Districts Heads seeks to create additional Districts for State, provide for the appointment of Acting Districts Head and introduce new procedure for screening and selection of Districts Heads.

Subject to this Law or any other Law that may be enacted by the House, the Council shall continue to exercise such administrative powers and perform such functions in respect of Districts as are contained in the Local Government Law 1977 as amended.

The Council shall have the power to appoint Districts Heads, and selection shall be in accordance with traditon and custom of the area constituting the Districts and in the presence of a representative of the Council and such security agents as the Council may request, but where no traditional methods of selection exist, the Council shall constitute a Screening Committee to screen and clear candidates eligible for election.

However, any aggrieved person who has sought to be selected or elected may within two weeks petition the Council.

The council also has powers to depose District Heads and discipline any found wanting whose conduct is being investigated for a period of six Months.

In the event where a District Head is deposed, it shall be final and Conclusively only if approved by the Governor and such approval shall be given within 30 days.

The Adamawa State House of Assembly had earlier passed the Bill on 13th April, 2022.

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Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.

The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.

Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.

On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.

The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.

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